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Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number with Mrs. Adrienne

S3:Ep 26

We have successfully dealt with Sexism, Racism, Classism….  So what’s a little Ageism to US?

In this episode, one of my favorite coaching clients, Mrs. Adrienne, joins me for a conversation on Ageism. In 2018, Mrs. Adrienne found herself impacted by a huge corporate restructuring. She shares her story of being a seasoned professional back in a job market that isn’t the most appreciative of older workers.  You will leave this conversation inspired and limitless. 

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.

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

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.

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.

Demystifying Elite College Admissions with Kofi Kankam

If you’ve ever been discouraged about a college application or wondered whether it is possible for you to get into a good school, do not miss out on this super inspiring conversation with Harvard graduate, co-founder and CEO of Admit Advantage, Kofi Kankam. Listen to this week’s episode and get a 15% discount on your admissions applications with Admit Advantage.

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

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