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Are You Prepared For Sponsorship? The Career Big Game!

S4:Ep 5

In this episode, building from last week’s episode, we focus on getting ready for sponsorship.  Before we start targeting potential leaders in the organization, we some work to do on ourselves first.  Once we have prepped, we give ourselves a better chance to ask for sponsorship.  We talk about building your narrative, understanding your organization, and how NOT to ask for sponsorship.

Remix: Sponsors w/ Michelle Silverthorn

S4:Ep 4

In this remix episode, Michelle Silverthorn, Founder and CEO of Inclusion Nation, a diversity consulting firm based in Chicago, joins me for a TRILL convo about Sponsors. Michelle keeps it all the way TRILL, dropping all the nuggets you need to gain sponsors at work.

Holiday Rewind: Tips From An MBA Rock Star

Holiday Rewind S3:Ep 50

Regardless if you have listened to S3: Episode 39 or not, you gotta check out all the nuggets my mentee dropped in this episode.  As 2019 is coming to an end, take time out to listen and take notes as you prep for an awesome 2020!  

Career Housekeeping: Your End of Year To-Do List

S3: Ep 48

In this episode, I talk about the three things you should do as we wind down the end of 2019 and prepare for the beginning of a new decade.

STOP Being Mad, START Taking Up For Yourself, CONTINUE the Black Girl Magic

S3:Ep 46

In this episode, I discuss two points of frustration at work: 1. BS that we find ourselves unnecessarily involved in, and 2. Being treated with disrespect.  I give you some things to think about and language to help you focus on your priorities and professionally defend yourself without being labeled defensive or angry black woman.

Season 2 Remix: Likeability, The Bane Of Black Women At Work

S3:Ep 42

In this episode, Tiffany and I discuss the hard reality that likeability/relatability at work is what gets you promoted and how being black and woman makes gaining likeability that much harder in white male-dominated corporate America.

Setting Yourself Up For Success: Take 2

S3:Ep 40

In this episode, I catch up with one of my favorite mentees.  You may remember her from S2 Episode 9.  A little over a year ago, she has started a new job, relocated across a number of states only to be set up for failure.  Now, she tells us what has happened since then and what she is up to now.   It’s amazing what a difference a year can make.

Interning While Black with My Little Cousin

S3:Ep 38

In this episode, I have the opportunity to sit down with my little cousin (he’s 20 now but he will always be my favorite 9-year-old with a bow tie) and talk with him about his summer internship experience with a global investment firm.  It is the classic okie-doke set up for failure.  Let this be a lesson to you.  You can interview well, gain the opportunity, get set up to fail… only to be told that you aren’t good enough.  Don’t believe the hype.  

Freedom by FIRE with Ericka Grant

S3:Ep 37

In this episode, Ericka Grant shares how she amassed a net worth of $1.4 Million using what she has learned from the FIRE Movement. We want all us to be financially free from the corporate plantation.

Are You Ready For The Next Recession?

S3:Ep 36

In this episode, I discuss what we can do now to prepare ourselves for the next recession that President Agent Orange Twitter Fingers is speeding up 280 Characters at a time.

I share:
What steps you need to take to keep your current job. Spoiler: It all starts with your ATTITUDE!
How to evaluate and understand the value your role has to the organization in the context of an economic downturn.
Why you might want to get a new job NOW
How I’m trying to take advantage of the pending recession.

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