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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.

Summer Internship Red Flags: Is This Company A Match or Nah?

S3:Ep 23

In this episode, I want to focus on the signs you need to pay attention to as you complete your internship.  There are clear RED FLAGS, that will tell you that you need to run far away after your internship is over … even if you secure a full-time offer to join them after you graduate.  Some Bags Just Ain’t Worth It.

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!

Intimidating The Whites At Work? How You Can Address This Feedback

S3:Ep 21

In this episode, I address the very annoying, frustrating, and disheartening feedback that we are intimidating to our coworkers….specifically our white coworkers. If you haven’t received this feedback, may you never, but just in case, keep the tips in this episode ready.

I Share:
You are not alone if you get this feedback.
Why Remaining Calm and Smiling is key
Questions I have for the whites… Please chime in, I got questions that need answers
Info about a course I’m building to help you set yourself up to get promoted within your first 24 months, regardless of your company or boss.  If you are starting a new job soon and interested in setting yourself up for success, email me.

Trill Thoughts: What I Have Learned On My Career And Side Hustle Journey

S3:Ep 20

In this episode, I share what I have learned since starting this podcast…which is my side hustle.  It has not been an easy road but it’s been a lot of growth, struggle, and accomplishments.

I Share:
Where I went wrong and why.
Why I wasn’t consistent last season.
What you should do before you start your side hustle.
Why you can be successful at career and side hustle… Spoiler Alert:  Because Slavery!

You CAN Have Career, Side Hustle, and Family: Mother’s Day Inspiration with Timika Downes

S3:Ep 19

You CAN Have Career, Side Hustle, and Family: Mother’s Day Inspiration with Timika Downes

For the month of May, episodes will feature amazing guests that are killing it in their careers and have executed passions outside of work to build Side Hustles, what I have learned about Career and Side Hustle and reasons you should have both.

In this episode, I gain side hustle nuggets from Timika Downes. Timika is a Registered Nurse for Boston Public School System, Owner of Lice Clinics of America- Medford, Creator and Host of the Reluctant Frugalist blog and the FI-Rx podcast, Public Speaker, Wife, and Mother of 3.

Timika has been featured on the SideHustlePro Podcast for building a 6 figure side business while working full time and saving over 50% of her income to fuel her quest to be financially independent.  I wanted to know how she balanced it all, especially being a wife and mother of 3.

Timika shares:

  • How she overcame limiting beliefs she had about herself as an Entrepreneur
  • What she learned from going through a divorce
  • Why kids she treats at her Lice Treatment Clinic are the most likable people
  • How she cultivates energy to get everything done
  • How she handles stress and the feeling of being overwhelmed
  • Tips for asking for help when you don’t like to ask for help

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Connect with Timika:

Timika’s passion is teaching people how to become financially independent.

Her Blog, Reluctant Frugalist, focuses the FIRE Movement.

FI-Rx Podcast Launching Soon

Facebook: The Reluctant Frugalist

Twitter: ReluctantFrugalist

IG: @thereluctantfrugalist

Mentioned In Episode:

Couch to Confidence Yoga on Amazon Prime

Drop The Ball by Tiffany Dufu

KonMari

Kristyn Ivey Chicago’s 1st Certified KonMari Consultant

No Balls Dropped: How One Corporate Warrior Is Successfully Juggling Career and Side Hustle with Erica Jones

S3:Ep 18

In this episode,  I have an extremely vulnerable conversation with my dear friend Erica Jones, Owner and Creative Director of Elevated Occasions, an event planning enterprise that curates high customized events, elevating the ordinary to extraordinary. 

Erica shares:
•How she discovered her gift for creating amazing experiences.
•Why she decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship.
•How her side hustle has actually made her a better employee.
•The podcasts she listens to for tips that help her grow her business

Grab your tissue and get ready to laugh, cry, and be inspired to keep climbing the corporate ladder, feed interests outside of your 9 to 5, and lean into all of your natural born gifts, abilities, and passions. 

I’m Scared of Success: One Black Woman’s Journey From the Bottom of the Film Industry with Vonti McRae

S3:Ep 17

In this episode, writer Vonti McRae shares how her career journey in the film industry prompted her to share her truth. 
In March of 2019, published by the WomensENews website, Vonti authored an article originally titled I’m Scared Shitless of Success now titled I’m Scared of Success. Vonti’s article described the Trillest emotions held by black women in corporate America….. fear, courage, self-doubt, confidence, not belonging, resiliency and open the world to a real look at the multifaceted world of the black woman corporate warrior.  Like Vonti, many of us come from very humble beginnings and we continue to work hard to achieve the highest levels of success.

When I read this article, I immediately emailed Vonti and asked her to be a guest on the show…. because I have questions. 

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.

How To Manage Your Career in Trump America: You Can Make It To The C-Suite

S3:Ep 15

In this episode, we talk about how to handle the workplace shenanigans in the Trump Era.

I also talk about this past week’s House Financial Services Committee hearing where Rep. Al Green asked the all white male panel of CEOs from 7 of the largest banks in the US if the succession plans for their roles included a woman or person of color…. You have to watch it for yourself.
Let’s face it, the odds have not been in our favor.  But that doesn’t mean we don’t have FAVOR.  Change is coming and we just have to keep working and helping each other.

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