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Coaching Call Chronicles: How This Fortune 500 Treated A New MBA Grad Like Trash And Then Pushed Her Out

S3:Ep 24
In this episode, we hear a cautionary tale from an anonymous Corporate Warrior.
After graduating with her MBA from a top B-School, she joined a well known Fortune 500. In one year, she found herself pushed right on out of the organization and living back at home. What went wrong? What were the Red Flags? We talk about it all in an interview you cannot afford to miss.

I Am Not Your Negro: Respectability Politics w/ Zach Living Corporate Podcast (Part 2 Crossover Ep)

S3:Ep 22

IT’S A CROSSOVER EPISODE Y’ALL

In this episode, I have the honor and privilege of sitting down with Zach Nunn, co-host of the Living Corporate Podcast, to have an in-depth conversation about respectability politics, the origins of self-policing (spoiler alert: SLAVERY), how it manifest today in corporate America, and how you can identify and combat the coonery that may reside deep inside you.  It’s time to let our authentic selves be free!

Jesus Wasn’t Crucified On The Cross For Us To Be Miserable At Work: Easter Edition of Trill Thoughts

S3:Ep 16

If you are unhappy at work, this episode is for you. 

In this episode, I share what lessons we as Black Women can take from the story of Jesus’s crucifixion and apply to our career management. There is a lot we can take from this story, regardless if Jesus is your home boy or not.  The lesson of discomfort and pain, perceived failure, redemption, and never giving up on your purpose.   In this lesson, I truly believe Jesus was crucified on the cross so that we would not have to be miserable and suffer at work.  Seriously, I know you may think it sounds crazy but hear me out.

The Truth About Vacation!

S3:Ep 13

In this episode, I’m trying to encourage you to take your vacation. We have to do better.  When are we going to put ourselves first? If you have been afraid to use your vacation days, this is the episode for you. 

The Truth About Performance Improvement Plans! (Update)

S3:Ep 12

In this episode, I drop nuggets around the Performance Improvement Plan aka PIP…. a sad and sorry excuse of a development tool used by organizations for all the wrong reasons.  I also share the 3 options you have when you are placed on a PIP.

If you are a Corporate Warrior, chances are you have been met with a PIP or at least a threat of a PIP in your career journey.   Listen, this is a temporary situation that will lead you to your next stop on your journey.  Yes, it’s a painful experience, especially if it’s not for legitimate performance issues.  You can make it through the PIP experience and trust me, life gets better after a PIP.

The Truth About Failure!

S3:Ep 11

In this episode, I speak from my heart about failure and give practical tips to minimize failure in your role.  Many times we agree to be held to a standard of success that we did not define.  Many times we don’t know what the expectations of us are.  How can we exceed goals we don’t know or understand?

The key is in this episode.

Hint: Tap into your inner Claire Huxtable

How To Get You Some Sponsors with Michelle Silverthorn

S3:Ep 9

In this episode, Michelle Silverthorn, Founder and CEO of Inclusion Nation, a diversity consulting firm based in Chicago, joins me for a TRILL convo about Sponsors. We break down what are they, why they are critical to your career success, and what you need to think about when working to gain Sponsor relationships in your organization.
You don’t want to miss one minute of this episode.  Michelle keeps it all the way TRILL, dropping all the nuggets you need to gain sponsors at work.

The Truth About Performance Reviews!

S3:Ep 8
In this episode, we talk frankly and honestly about a very stressful time in most our work lives.  The Annual Performance Review has been a pain point for many of us and this year will be no different. 

There are some misconceptions about the annual performance review.  We run down what the review actually is, how you should prepare, what to expect from the meeting, and steps to follow up after the meeting.

Stop Skipping The Work Happy Hour!

S3:Ep 7
In this episode, we talk about how working twice as hard isn’t getting us anywhere and what you need to focus on instead of just keeping your head down and getting shit done….

Hint: You have to go to the Work Happy Hour. 

Don’t Be Scurred! Just Ask For Help

S3:Ep 6
In this episode, we discuss the Black Woman’s Achilles’ Heel…..  Asking For Help.  

I wanted to talk about the fear of asking for help, how to ask for help, and tips to set yourself up for success. So I called one of the sharpest and baddest Corporate Warriors, one of my favorite mentees, Jessika Banks.  You may remember Jessika from last season when we talked about lessons learned from her MBA internship and how not getting the full time offer was the best BLESSING God disguised.
I also created the 3 Step Sure Fire Method to Ask For Help, Without Getting Dinged.  To get this guide, Join Our Safe Space

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