MY NAME IS
AND THIS IS MY STORY…
Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager
Before finding our program, Dolores was working mostly 18-hour days. She was left feeling exhausted, miserable, and no longer wanting to do the fun things in life. She’d forgotten what brought her joy and work was consuming her life.
Dolores remembered feeling like, “…work is the only stable thing that I can hang onto and I felt like my worth was attached to my work because it was like the only thing I control.”
Despite being at work 18 hours a day, she was making so many mistakes, was constantly tired, and felt her productivity dipping. Her marriage was also suffering, as was her mental health.
Dolores had previously worked with an executive coach but didn’t feel like she had gotten to the root of the problem.
Dolores found us through Facebook and made the decision to sign up for a breakthrough call. She knew she was looking for more than a simple checklist of what to do for burnout and wanted a holistic approach to learn to live the life she wanted to live.
Through her work in our program, Dolores realized that she didn’t feel like she fit into the corporate world – not only as a woman but as a woman of color. She began to heal and remember who she was before she started achieving and became a professional woman. She let go of the pressure she previously felt trying to fit into a male-dominated world.
“I think the pressure of being a woman in corporate, being of color, the cultural piece, the immigrant piece, all these things collide it together,” stated Dolores. “[I] never had the chance to explore who I was. I needed to wake up.”
She recognized the patterns of survival she’d been in for so long. Dolores also realized that ignoring her femininity in order to over-achieve was no longer serving her.
Since Dolores graduated from the program, she reduced her work hours from 12-18 hours/day to an average of 6 hours/day – and was recognized through a promotion at work.
She chooses her own schedule and reconfigured her role so she is not only enjoying her work but also she is making a more significant impact. Dolores credits her success to what she learned in the program. Dolores was pregnant during this interview and expressed how excited she was to teach her baby girl these important lessons she learned along her journey.
“I’m healing generational trauma that I’m working on myself so that my daughter doesn’t have to go through this or at least it’s a little bit easier.”
“This is the best investment I could have ever made,” said Dolores. “It was a no-brainer.”
Dolores said her husband was very supportive of her investing herself to join the program. She’s transferred a lot of what she’s learned to him and they’ve found a balance they hadn’t had before the program.
Over a year after graduating from our program, Dolores uses the tools and lessons she learned to continue to transform and shift her life in a way she didn’t know was possible.