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Episode 50: How to Eliminate Impostor Syndrome as a Woman of Color



I wrote a post on the Your Career Girl Facebook page last year that started off with the words: I don’t believe in Impostor Syndrome. And as you can imagine, it was quite controversial.

Impostor Syndrome is defined as the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or was legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills. And while I believe that there are very real emotional and professional implications of being affected by Impostor Syndrome, I don’t believe the premise of the argument.

Impostor Syndrome isn’t some thing that women of color have created on their own - its origins stem from some very real implications of racism. Also, Impostor Syndrome isn’t something that women of color are destined to deal with for the rest of our lives - it is very possible to push through.

Listen in as I break down my definition of Impostor Syndrome, explain the different types and share my 4 step process on eliminating it once and for all.

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Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:

  • My love/hate relationship with the concept of “Impostor Syndrome” and why I hesitated to even speak about this topic on the podcast

  • The underlying reasons why women and people of color are more susceptible to developing Impostor Syndrome than other groups

  • The five types of Impostor Syndrome and how they can negatively impact you on your journey to success in your career

  • The 4 things you must start doing immediately if you’re struggling with Impostor Syndrome as a woman of color and are ready to eliminate it once and for all

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Episode 49: How to Process the Trauma of Getting "Let Go" from Your Job



I was chatting with one of my career coaching clients the other day about her professional journey, and our conversation veered onto the topic of when she was fired two years ago from her job and how much emotional baggage she still carried from that experience.

Even though she’s since found another role that she enjoys. Even though the reason for her being fired wasn’t because she was incompetent or not good at her job, she still carries the scars.

Our conversation was both inspiring and triggering for me. It got me thinking about my own lay off back in 2011 and how rattled I was by it and how it still shapes the way I view and interact with organizations all these years later.

Listen in as I dig into the implications of being involuntarily let go from your company and what you can do to process this professional trauma.

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Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:

  • The real, underlying implications of being let go from your job that go well beyond not having a pay check

  • The horrible advice “well-meaning” friends and family give people who’ve been fired or laid off that is completely wrong and in some cases, damaging

  • Three of the most common feelings people who are involuntarily separated from their companies feel - and why it’s OK to feel them

  • My 3 step system that will help you process the trauma associated with being let go so you can come out on the other side stronger than ever before

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

  • Episode 01: How I Went From Unemployed and Depressed to Loving Life as a Career Coach

  • Episode 10: How to Bounce Back After Being Laid Off

  • Episode 21: How to Know if You're in a Toxic Work Environment (and what to do about it) 


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Episode 48: How to FINALLY give yourself Permission to Prosper with Kathlyn Hart



We’re chatting with Salary Negotiation Coach, Kathlyn Hart in this week’s episode and we’re breaking through the myths and negative thinking associated with asking for more money.

Kathlyn specializes in financial empowerment and her mission is to help you earn more money so you can live your most bold and brave life.

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She’s not only been able to amass huge success in her own finances by saving over $16,000 to quit the 9-5 world to make my dream of backpacking across Asia a reality and finding the courage to successfully switch careers from non-profit to software design, she’s also coached countless millennials on their journey to increase their income as well!

Listen in as Kathlyn shares her super practical and relatable advice on how to give yourself permission to prosper.

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Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:

  • How your money beliefs directly impact your earning potential even if you don’t realize you have these beliefs in the first place

  • Common blockers keeping you from getting more money in your career

  • How to finally give yourself permission to prosper in your career - no matter what industry you’re in

  • How and why choosing a new money narrative is the critical piece of increasing your earning potential

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

  • Visit Kathlyn’s website to learn more about her and her work at kathlynhart.com

  • Tired of of feeling underpaid? Learn how to negotiate like a boss, and actually get paid what you deserve, now over at bebravegetpaid.com

  • Keep up with Kathlyn’s via Instagram: @iamkathlynhart


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Episode 47: Achieving Complete Clarity in Your Career



Hey Career Girl Nation!

After a quick Holiday break, we are back with the first episode of 2019. My initial thought was to tackle goal setting and developing your career action plan for the year, but then I realized two things:

1) We’ve done that already (check out episode 22 from 2017), and

2) At the foundation of any career strategy is…clarity.

That said, we’re diving into getting completely, crystal clear on what you want to be doing in your career.

Listen in as I break down my 3 steps to clarity:

  • Knowing your what, why and how

  • Understanding your point

  • Staying in alignment

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Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:

  • Why total clarity should be your goal and my three part process to achieving it in your career

  • What happens when you’re out of alignment with your professional purpose and not doing what you’re meant to do

  • The deeply reflective questions you should be asking yourself if complete clarity is truly your goal

  • The real reason career clarity eludes so many women of color

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

  • Episode 22: How to Create Your 2018 Career Strategy: My 10 Step Process to Overwhelming Career Success

  • Episode 45: How to Honor Your Pace and STOP "Should-ing" All Over Yourself

  • Episode 46: Behind the Scenes of My Biggest Client Wins of 2018 and the Lessons You Can Learn from Them

  • Start With Why by Simon Sinuk

  • Goalcast article on finding your professional purpose

  • My article on TheMuse.com: A 30-Something's Guide to Finding Purpose (Without Quitting Your Job)


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Episode 46: Behind the Scenes of My Biggest Client Wins of 2018 and the Lessons You Can Learn from Them



Hey Career Girl Nation!

If you’re like me, these last few weeks of 2018 are your favorite time of the year.

Not because of the food, presents, or time off from work, but because it’s the time when it’s perfectly normal - expected even - for you to turn inward and reflect on the past 12 months.

You’re most likely asking yourself questions like: Did I accomplish all of my goals this year? What worked well for me? What didn’t? How do I want things to change next year?

Yes, these are the types of introspective questions I live for.

Here’s the thing: If you’re not happy with your answers to these questions, or you feel like you weren’t able to reach all of your goals, or you haven’t been able to reach your full potential - this episode is for you.

Listen in as I go behind the scenes of some of my client’s biggest wins for 2018 (including one client who was able to land an impactful role that came with a $90,000 raise) and share the proven six step process you need to follow in order to achieve huge career wins for yourself next year!

If you’re ready to make next year, your best year - listen in!

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Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:

  • [08:25] The importance of surrounding yourself with like minded people who are also working toward achieving big things in their career

  • [18:27] The three aspects of complete and total clarity and why it’s the foundation of accomplishing huge wins in your career

  • [26:03] Why it’s not enough to set SMART goals for your career and what you need to keep in mind if you have big goals for 2019

  • [42:21] The one thing you’re missing that could be keeping you from getting to the next level in your career

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

  • Episode 10: How to Bounce Back After Being Laidoff

  • Episode 40: How to Prevent Burnout in Your Career

  • Episode 43: Lessons learned from my ‘Silent Growth Period’: Part 2

  • Episode 45: How to Honor Your Pace and STOP "Should-ing" All Over Yourself

  • How to create SMART goals (so you can actually achieve them!)

  • Client Wins as highlighted on Instagram


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