On Episode 35, Nicole Cruz (Life & Leadership Coach) talks about her journey of walking away from a 9-5 corporate life and pursuing joy

How to Liberate Yourself from the Child of Immigrant Formula For Success, with Nicole Cruz

“Find a secure job, work hard, keep your head down, and stay in your job for as long as possible” – sound familiar? This is a common message that is passed down by immigrant parents to their children – and this formula can work, to an extent.

On this #lifecoach spotlight, Nicole Cruz talks about how being a child of Filipino immigrants impacted her career decisions up until her early 30’s. One day, she woke up and decided it was time to change her life trajectory and create a new playbook set on her own terms.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Why your immigrant parents’ formula for success may not work for you long-term

  • How silencing and/or muting ourselves in the workplace can lead to eventual physical and mental burnout

  • The value of questioning long-held beliefs about “grind culture” and loyalty to a job 

  • What to do when you hit a major roadblock – like when your graduate degree investment doesn’t yield the career goal you had in mind

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Full Episode Transcript:



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.