Career

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

Stop Doing The Black Sh*t At Work!

S3:Ep 5
In this episode, the first for Black History Month, I’m simply laying out the rationale for you to stop taking on Diversity and Inclusion work that is not in your job description.
We need to Stop Doing the Black Shit at Work!  Especially if the company is the equivalent of a Fuck Boy.

Vulnerability Sucks! But I Gotta Keep It Trill

S3:Ep 4
In this episode I share a part of my story.  I discuss my battle with self worth, self doubt & self esteem, how it affected me at work and what I have learned so far in this journey. 

Wanna Know If You’re Valued? Ask For This

S3:Ep 3

It’s that time of year….Performance Evaluation time!   You think this may be the perfect time to ask for a raise or a promotion, but before you do, listen to this episode!

Break Time!: Happy Holidays

S2:Ep 17
This episode is a quick moment of trillness at the end of the year. Thank you all for listening to Season 2 of the Trill MBA Show.  Season 3 starts January 6, 2019.  Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

PhD or Nah?

S2:Ep 15
The week before Thanksgiving, I attended the PhD Project Conference. In this episode, we discuss what the PhD Project is and give you the Pros and Cons that I learned about pursuing a PhD and a career in Academia.

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