Career Advice

Episode 51: The ONE major thing blocking you from achieving major success in your career



Since launching my free Career Breakthrough Coaching Sessions about a month and a half ago, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with dozens of women about their career journeys and goals. It’s been such an eye opening experience - both for me and for the women I’ve spoken with.

What I’ve noticed is that although the women I’m speaking with have different goals and are at different places in their career, there are common blockers that run through each of their stories and that these blockers are responsible for keeping each of them “stuck”.

Of all the blockers I’ve uncovered, there have been 3 major ones that are not only common, but are often so ingrained, the women I speak with don’t even realize how these things are negatively impacting their career success.

I’m tackling the biggest and most crucial blocker I’ve come across - lack of confidence - and breaking down how to immediately increase your self-confidence so you can level up in your career.

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Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:

  • The most critical skill you need to develop if achieving BIG success in your career is something you’d like to do

  • The core belief I’ve adopted in my career and life and how it’s responsible for all of the success I (and my clients) have achieved

  • The one question you MUST ask yourself in order to figure out if you’re sabotaging your career and don’t even know it

  • The simple action you can take right now that is guaranteed to help you get unstuck - no matter where you are in your career journey

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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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