Posts tagged Empowerment
Ep. 70 Trabajadoras - Lissette Jacobson

Trabajadoras: Conversations With Career Driven Woman

For the next few weeks, I will be sharing stories from different woman in different careers.  

Joining me today is Lissette Jacobson.

Lissette is a principal at an elementary school. She was born in the southside of Chicago and moved to Waukegan at the age of 8. We discuss her educational journey as a first generation college student and first generation Mexican American.

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Ep. 69 Trabajadoras - Liliana Buenrostro

Trabajadoras: Conversations With Career Driven Woman

For the next few weeks, I will be sharing stories from different woman in different careers.  

Joining me today is Liliana Buenrostro.

Liliana is an artist and founder of DopeMatik, a customized fashion brand.

Liliana graduated from the University of Kentucky. We talk about the inspiration behind DopeMatik and her journey as an entrepreneur. We discuss mental health and the importance of self care.

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Episode 52 (Part I) - Isaneida Alvarado & Charlene Medina-Parada

I invited two school psychologists to give us an insight into their profession.  Charlene currently works at an elementary school and Isaneida works at a high school. In part one, we dive into the role of a school psychologist. In part two, we discuss mental health and signs that parents could lookout for with their children. 

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Episode 50 - Karen Arzate

My goal this month is to reduce the shame and secrecy associated with mental health and also encourage people to seek help if they are struggling. 

My guest today is Karen Arzate, the founder of Fortaleciendo A La Mujer. Fortaleciendo A La Mujer is a spanish speaking women support group. Karen's goal is to empower and educate women on mental health. She shares her personal story with depression and why she started Fortaleciendo A La Mujer. 

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Episode 46 - Carolina Trejos

Joining me today is Carolina Trejos, a broadcast journalist and host of People VIP en Español. Carolina is from Colombia and came to this country at the age of 14.  We talked about starting a new life in a new country, changing careers, moving from Chicago to California to New York, life challenges, dreams and goals! Thank you Carolina for sharing your story with us. 

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Episode 34 - Germain Castellanos

Joining me today is Germain Castellanos, the director of SHINE educational leadership program at Waukegan High School. Germain grew up in the south side of Waukegan and shares how he was able to break the cycle and develop a program to service his community. Through his story, we speak on persistence, hard work, not giving up, and servicing of others.

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Episode 32 - Manon Lespinasse

Manon is a French traveler who studied in three different countries and earned her Masters in Business Analysis at Depaul University in Chicago by the age of 22. She joins me to share more about her upbringing and her educational journey.  Rock on Manon!!!

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Episode 31 - Goals, Goals, Goals I Do Adore

Joining me today is....me, myself and I. We look back to the beginning of the year, reflect back to all the guests we've met so far, and have exciting news about our first year anniversary coming soon.  I go over the process of creating goals and accomplishing them, analyze '30 Minutes With Neddy' and share how I connected more dots in my life through my recent trip to Mexico. 

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Episode 30 - David Villalobos

David Villalobos is the 4th Ward Alderman in the City of Waukegan. David, is one of the youngest aldermans and one of the first aldermans of Mexican descent. He volunteers with Clean Power Lake County, Green Town Waukegan, and Waukegan Main Street, among other organizations. He joins me to share more about his childhood, growing up in Waukegan, and why he decided to stay and make a change in his community. 

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Episode 29 - Jose Pagalan

Jose Pagalan was born in the Philippines, raised in California, and now lives in Vegas. JP's life goal is to have the financial freedom to be able to spend more time with his family.  He recently joined the trading stock market world and I asked him to come share more about it with us. Discipline is a major key to accomplish any goal and JP shares how his discipline for golf prepared him for the trading world. We talk about his childhood in Delano, California, his desire for wanting more out of life, and how he is attacking his goal of becoming financially free. 

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Episode 28 - Alfredo Isaac Zires

To kick off Pride Month, I invited Alfredo Isaac Zires (aka Freddy) for today's episode. Freddy is an open gay christian man who shares a little bit of his life with us. Freddy is an entertainer at heart; Lola Madison is his drag queen stage name and Isaac Zire is his singer stage name. We talk about his childhood, family, his artist journey, le gays, religion,  stereotypes and lots more.... you do not want to miss this episode!

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Episode 25 - Karen Herrera

We've all heard the quote "live each day like it's your last" at least once in our lifetime. Some of us might even believe we are living exactly that, but are we really? Joining me today is Karen Herrera, a medical assistant, who was in coma for two weeks after a car accident. Karen took a whole new meaning to the quote and joins me talk about it. We talk about the car accident that changed her life, the aftermath, depression and overcoming. Listen and ask yourself, are you living each day like it's your last?

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Episode 20 - Mariposa's Book Club

To kick off the first tuesday of Women's History Month, I invited a few members of Las Mariposa's, a latina book club that started in 2008. I met this group 2 years ago and  fell in love with the book club and the members. Thank you to Carolina, Marianyelli, Catalina, and Angelica for sharing how the book club started and their journey with us. 

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