Corporate America

Is Corporate America Using US? My #EssenceFest Recap

S3:Ep 29

Two weeks ago, I was in New Orleans, Louisiana, living my best life with my cousins and friends, enjoying my friends work perks, and soaking in all the melanated joy of the 25th Annual Essence Festival. 

In this episode, I’m going to share what I learned during my 4 days in Nawlins and give you some things to think about as we continue on our corporate journeys.

You Have To Manage Your Manager!

S3:Ep 28

In this episode, I explain why you must manage your manager. Unfortunately, this task falls on you.  So today  I lay out why managing your manager is very important, how to determine the type of manager you have, and how to build a positive relationship with your manager, even if you don’t like her.

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. 

Sis, It Might Be Time To Contact The EEOC with Anitra K. Brown, Esq.

S3:Ep 25

As Black Women, we find ourselves in some pretty rough and interesting situations at work. Most times we can use our resourcefulness to turn the situation around.
But what are we supposed to do when we can’t fix it and we find ourselves in a meeting with our manager and HR?
In this episode, we discuss what you need to do to protect yourself from the bad behavior of your coworkers and when it’s time for you to take yourself to the EEOC office and file a complaint.

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.

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!

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. 

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