Episode 39: How To Stay True To Yourself While Climbing the Corporate Ladder, with Johanna Saenz Donnell

Episode 39: How To Stay True To Yourself While Climbing the Corporate Ladder, with Johanna Saenz Donnell

On Episode 39, Johanna Saenz talks about her ascent up the corporate ladder in the beauty & Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) space!

How To Stay True To Yourself While Climbing the Corporate Ladder, with Johanna Saenz Donnell

Despite progress made, Latinas still face many challenges in Corporate America – lack of representation in the C-Suite and corporate boards, barriers to advancement, salary disparities, discrimination and more. On this episode, you’ll hear Johanna Saenz Donnell’s story about her steady climb up the corporate ladder at consumer packaged goods (CPG) giants, such as General Mills, Walmart, and L’Oreal.

Despite progress made, Latinas still face many challenges in Corporate America – lack of representation in the C-Suite and corporate boards, barriers to advancement, salary disparities, discrimination and more. On this episode, you’ll hear Johanna Saenz Donnell’s story about her steady climb up the corporate ladder as a first-gen college grad and daughter of immigrants.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How Johanna ended up finding out about a career in business and ended up at UT Austin McCombs studying marketing

  • What her first job out of college was like (in cold Minnesota!) and the challenges of working in a corporate environment

  • Why she chose to specialize in CPG / Beauty sales

  • How she’s handled micro-aggressions in the workplace and advocated for herself at work as a more introverted & “quiet” person

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Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

Hey, are you thinking about changing careers? Then you need to head over to my website, priscillabulchacoaching.com, and sign up to get your free 20 page guide that I wrote with YOU in mind. I wrote this guide to help you change careers and get really clear on what it is that you want to do next. Career clarity is key to a career transition journey. All right, can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Have a great week.

Episode 38: How to Avoid Debt While Pursuing a Graduate Degree, with Nathalie Flores

Episode 38: How to Avoid Debt While Pursuing a Graduate Degree, with Nathalie Flores

On Episode 38, Nathalie Flores talks about how she figured out a way to fund a B.A. and MBA and prioritize financial freedom!

How to Avoid Debt While Pursuing a Graduate Degree, with Nathalie Flores

Have you ever wondered how people afford to attend elite programs or get fancy degrees? It’s not always just student loans – sometimes people save money or qualify for significant scholarships and funding. On this episode, we hear from Nathalie Flores, a Peruvian immigrant who navigated the U.S.

Many of us are the first in our families to go to college – let alone pursue a graduate degree. The financial investment can be scary and daunting – enough to totally scrap the idea. On this episode, Nathalie talks through how she funded her graduate plans.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How Nathalie’s decision to start out at a community college ended up being a BOSS financial move before transferring to Smith College

  • Why she chose to study engineering at a liberal arts college and how that landed her at Accenture making damn good money upon graduation

  • How she navigated the U.S. educational system as a Peruvian immigrant and still chose to take a risk and go to grad school

  • Why an MBA was worth the financial investment in the end for Nathalie

Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

Hey, are you thinking about changing careers? Then you need to head over to my website, priscillabulchacoaching.com, and sign up to get your free 20 page guide that I wrote with YOU in mind. I wrote this guide to help you change careers and get really clear on what it is that you want to do next. Career clarity is key to a career transition journey. All right, can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Have a great week.

Episode 37: Why I Don’t Code Switch at Work as a Black Male, with Korey Wallace

Episode 37: Why I Don’t Code Switch at Work as a Black Male, with Korey Wallace

On Episode 37, Korey Wallace breaks down what made him change his mind about pretending to be someone else at work

Why I Don’t Code Switch at Work as a Black Male, with Korey Wallace

To code switch or not to code switch, that is the question. On today’s episode, Korey explains why he decided enough was enough – he was going to be himself 100% at work everyday and not try to fit into the mold any longer. Do you think this is doable for BIPOC and/or marginalized folks?

As BIPOC folks, we tend to mute parts of ourselves at work – in an effort to fit in and be successful – Korey Wallace, our guest, makes a case for NOT doing that.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • What it means to get a degree in Infrastructure Technology (IT) and the career paths it can lead to

  • What Korey did when he graduated in 2009 (around the Great Recession) and his job offer got rescinded

  • How Korey overcame imposter syndrome and a trying to fill a major stretch role at his new job that required engineering skills (he was not an engineer!)

  • How working abroad in Europe shifted his perspective forever – and inspired him to ALWAYS be himself at work, no matter what

Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

Hey, are you thinking about changing careers? Then you need to head over to my website, priscillabulchacoaching.com, and sign up to get your free 20 page guide that I wrote with YOU in mind. I wrote this guide to help you change careers and get really clear on what it is that you want to do next. Career clarity is key to a career transition journey. All right, can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Have a great week.

Episode 36: What It’s Like to be Executive Director of Planned Parenthood

Episode 36: What It’s Like to be Executive Director of Planned Parenthood

On Episode 36, Dyana Limon Mercado talks to us about what it’s like to fight for abortion access in Texas and lead a massive nonprofit and movement!

What It’s Like to Be Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Texas, with Dyana Limon Mercado

Born to 16-year old parents in Austin, TX, Dyana never imagined she’d one day be going toe to toe with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fighting on the front lines of abortion access in Texas, or that she’d become the first Latinx person to win the Travis County Democratic Party Chair race.

On this very special episode, Executive Director and powerful Latina, Dyana Limon-Mercado come on the show to chat about her own personal experiences that fueled her advocacy and passion to make lives better for all women and people of color across the state of Texas.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How to break into government and public policy work – without a political science degree or connections

  • How to tell your story in a way that’s authentic and moves the needle on social movement advocacy

  • What the day-to-day grind looks like to become an ED for a major nonprofit

  • Why women should run for office – period

Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

Hey, are you thinking about changing careers? Then you need to head over to my website, priscillabulchacoaching.com, and sign up to get your free 20 page guide that I wrote with YOU in mind. I wrote this guide to help you change careers and get really clear on what it is that you want to do next. Career clarity is key to a career transition journey. All right, can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Have a great week.