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Latina Professionals: Amiga Circle

Latina Professionals: Amiga Circle

By Latina Professionals Chattanooga
Conversations with Latinx leaders and changemakers about career topics, business, familia, education, adversities, happy moments, etc. We come together because we can learn from each other to create an online network.
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Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez

Latina Professionals: Amiga Circle

Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez

Latina Professionals: Amiga Circle

Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez

Latina Professionals: Amiga Circle

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Amiga Circle Conversation with Sarah Marquez Berestecky
Born and raised in Texas, Sarah Marquez Berestecky is a third-generation Mexican-American/Chicana who grew up navigating the borderlands of living as a light-skinned Latina in the United States. Her engagement with Be the Bridge to Racial Unity inspired her to develop Anti-Racism and Cultural Competency Training (ARCC) after relocating to Chattanooga. Her anti-racist work is closely tied to her efforts as a nationally trained community organizer. As a self-declared introvert, you can find Sarah taking a break from people watching Netflix, reading a provocative book, or blasting Mariachi music in her house. If you want to listen more on racism and our cultura, listen to our Conversation with Silvia Ramos. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now. Learn more about this full-service marketing agency, www.hooplamarketingnow.com
27:12
September 20, 2021
Amiga Circle Conversation with guests Gisela and Luis Contreras
In this episode, we talk to husband and wife entrepreneur duo Gisela and Luis Contreras, owners of The Local Juicery and Kitchen, Local Paletas, and Squeaky Clean, on how taking a leap in their relationship set the course on taking leaps in their businesses. They share their roadmap to their success and future business goals, and the source of inspiration that they find in each other, their family, and their community in Chattanooga. If you loved this episode, listen to our motivational Conversation with Coach Jimmy Obleda. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now. Learn more about this full-service marketing agency, www.hooplamarketingnow.com
30:40
August 12, 2021
Amiga Circle Conversation with guest Dominique Brandt
In this episode, our conversation is more relaxed and personal as we talk to Dominique Brandt, originally from Miami, FL, and relocated to Chattanooga in 2013 to work in community engagement and development. She talks about her previous life, as she calls it, as a real estate paralegal, event planner and how she never stops looking for the next professional venture and life adventure thanks to her Dominican mom who played a huge influence in her life and taught her how to adjust to new circumstances. If you loved this episode, listen to our Conversation with Coach Jimmy Obleda. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now. Learn more about this full-service marketing agency, www.hooplamarketingnow.com
20:29
July 12, 2021
Amiga Circle Conversation with guest Jimmy Obleda
This is our first episode where we interview a Latino and not a Latina. We wanted to include the men in our lives and in our community who not only support Latinas but who were influenced by them. In this episode, we talk to the head coach of the Chattanooga Red Wolves of the USL League One Division, Jimmy Obleda, a New Yorker Uruguayan who later moved to California to pursue his soccer career and play professionally for 8 years in South America, Europe, and the United States. Jimmy’s success speaks for itself as he also holds degrees in child development, cross-cultural development, and Kinesiology. This extensive educational background creates a unique perspective on his coaching philosophy and style. You can follow Jimmy on Instagram and Facebook. If you loved this episode, listen to our Conversation with Jeannette Ceja. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now. Learn more about this full-service marketing agency, www.hooplamarketingnow.com
27:12
June 13, 2021
Amiga Circle Conversation with guest Silvia Ramos
This episode gets real quick as we talk to Silvia Ramos an Afro-Indigenous Peruana about how we can figure out what type of changemaker we "want to be when they realize that many of us have inherited systems of inequities and in order to dismantle those systems, we have to be intentional and examine ourselves." She utilizes her background as a transformative equity strategist professional to partner with higher education, non-profit organizations, and corporations to assist them in achieving systemic equity and inclusive excellence. Her passion quickly grew into a lifelong commitment to dismantling barriers within education that prevent underrepresented students, schools, and their communities from experiencing the full benefits of education.  If you loved this episode, listen to our Conversation with Afro-Latina Shadrina Booker on how being dark-skinned wasn't Latina enough. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now. Learn more about this full-service marketing agency at www.hooplamarketingnow.com.
29:37
May 10, 2021
Amiga Circle Conversation with guest Jully-Alma Taveras
Let's talk finance with Jully-Alma Taveras, the founder of Investing Latina, an online community for financially powerful women. She is an award-winning money expert, writer, and YouTuber that covers topics around personal finance, investing, and entrepreneurship. She's a speaker and facilitator that has led workshops at Nasdaq, Google, other Fortune 500 companies, and startups. Her money philosophies have inspired thousands of women to live minimally & spend intentionally so that they can invest more. Her program The Investing Workshop teaches foundational investing principles and strategies. You can text her where she invites you to “Ask Me Money Things™” and follow her on Instagram where she shares funny #moneymemes inspired by pop culture. Get financial pointers on her website and on her YouTube channel. If you loved this episode, listen to our Conversation with Strategic Life and Business coach, Wendy Amara. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now. Learn more about this full-service marketing agency, www.hooplamarketingnow.com.
22:38
April 26, 2021
Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Jeannette Ceja
Jeannette Ceja is an award-winning seasoned bilingual Travel Journalist, TV Host, Travel Advisor, and Global Public Speaker. Her work and experience has taken her to over 60 countries to date. She also has interviewed countless celebrities, politicians, athletes, and travel experts on the red carpet. Jeannette's work has appeared on ABC7 Los Angeles, FOX 11 Los Angeles, Mexico Travel Channel, and countless media outlets around the world. Founder and podcast host, Jocelyn Loza, talks to Jeannette about her journey and how she continues to shed light on the lack of diversity in the Travel industry. Follow Jeannette Ceja on Instagram at JetSetwithJeannette and on Facebook at Jet Set with Jeannette. Also listen to the latest episodes of Global Conversations with Jeannette that feature unique perspectives from travel professionals, global thought leaders, and the media. If you loved this episode, listen to our Conversation with Strategic Life and Business coach, Wendy Amara. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now. Learn more about this full-service marketing agency, www.hooplamarketingnow.com.
28:59
April 12, 2021
COVID Edition: Discussing the myths and facts of COVID-19 with Dr. Pablo Perez
This episode is in English. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has hit U.S. Latinos disproportionately hard in many areas of the U.S., making vaccinations a crucial public health mission. That's why we will be discussing all COVID-19 related topics with our special guest, Dr. Pablo Pérez a well-known physician who serves both the Chattanooga and Dalton area. 
20:15
March 29, 2021
Edición COVID: Conversacion sobre los mitos y realidades de COVID con el Dr. Pablo Pérez
Este episodio está en español. Desafortunadamente, el Covid-19 ha afectado a los latinos de manera desproporcionada en muchas áreas de los Estados Unidos. Las vacunas se han vuelto una misión crucial de salud pública. Es por eso que hoy estaremos hablando sobre los mitos y realidades del COVID con nuestro invitado especial, el médico del pueblo, el Dr. Pablo Pérez, un médico que trabaja en el área de Chattanooga y Dalton. 
24:42
March 28, 2021
Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Shadrina Booker
Shadrina Booker is a proud Afro-Latina that strives to break down the stereotypes of what a ‘Latina’ traditionally looks like. As a Dominican-American raised in Miami, FL, the change of moving and adapting to a less diverse city like Chattanooga has brought all sorts of unchartered assumptions and questions. Her work in education and non-profits allows her to align her professional and personal passion of being a part of increasing competency as it relates to culture, ethnicity, and race. Thank you for our sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now, the only cross-cultural marketing agency in the Southeast, www.hooplamarketingnow.com
21:34
March 8, 2021
Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Wendy Amara
Wendy Amara started her career in the non-profit industry. She thought that this career path would make her happy but it made her realized that this isn't her type of happiness. Life changed for her when she attended a life coaching seminar. She learned that she can take control of her life, her decisions, and her future. Today, Wendy is a Strategic Life and Business coach, speaker, and trainer. She has coached thousands of individuals over the past 15 years into achieving their life goals. Learn how to take your career to the next level and how to speak to your future self. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now, the only cross-cultural agency in the Southeast, learn more at www.hooplamarketingnow.com.
27:36
February 22, 2021
Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Arielle Garcia-Hayes
Arielle Garcia-Hayes started as an inner-city schoolteacher and today leads one of the best turnaround schools in the Chattanooga area. Arielle opens up about her path to being a principal and recognizing the strength of her experiences as she tackles educational inequity. Arielle also talks about how the cultural challenges of being a Latina who doesn’t speak Spanish really means and how, together, we can battle these outdated stereotypes. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now, the only cross-cultural agency in the Southeast, learn more at www.hooplamarketingnow.com.
39:20
May 28, 2020
Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Carolina Calderon
Carolina Calderón is a Latina who 10 years ago left her native Costa Rica to come and live in the U.S. with her family.  She, like many other fellow immigrant women, had to learn how to adapt to a new country, a new language, and a new culture. She has adapted to her new home in Chattanooga and has been involved in several community projects. She recently joined the Board of A Step Ahead Chattanooga and the American Red Cross, and can’t wait for the next challenge where she can continue helping and supporting her community at the same time sharing the love for her Latino culture. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now, the only cross-cultural agency in the Southeast, learn more at www.hooplamarketingnow.com.
26:18
May 8, 2020
Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez
Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez founded Beyond Engagement, a Social Media Solutions company in the Johnson City area in January 2012 a year after relocating from Miami, FL and she has not slowed down since. She has a passion for assisting small businesses in growing their engagement online using social media marketing strategies. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now, the only cross-cultural agency in the Southeast, learn more at www.hooplamarketingnow.com.
23:08
May 7, 2020
Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Jessica Oliva-Calderin
Jessica Oliva-Calderin is doing amazing work locally and nationally as an attorney and a role model. She has represented numerous individuals in visa matters, adjustment of status, naturalization, and litigated disputes involving removal matters all over the country. She also became the first Latina to be named president of the Chattanooga International Business Council in 2018. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now, the only cross-cultural agency in the Southeast, learn more at www.hooplamarketingnow.com.
33:17
April 28, 2020
Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Vivian Barrera
A native of Guatemala she launched her financial services business with her sister in Chattanooga. Calling Chattanooga home for 25 years, you could say Vivian is a pioneer for the Latino community. Raised by an immigrant family with deep entrepreneurial roots, where money was always dinner conversation, Vivian provides a plethora of information for small business owners who are looking for local and government grants. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now, the only cross-cultural agency in the Southeast, learn more at www.hooplamarketingnow.com.
34:35
April 24, 2020
Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Jaime Dixon Kerns
Let's talk about education, traveling, and the Spanish language. Jocelyn talks to Jaime who isn't only an ESL teacher, she also founded Charlanooga, a group where adults gather and talk in Spanish only. And she is quick to provide a plethora of resources for parents with school-aged children. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now, the only cross-cultural agency in the Southeast, learn more at www.hooplamarketingnow.com.
49:51
April 22, 2020
Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Josselyn Aguilera Nielsen
Josselyn knows how to agitate for change. Her journey would make an awesome movie. From humble beginnings in Honduras to serving the United States Navy to traveling the world. She never stopped innovating. Today she is at Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and will be starting her own clothing line with a purpose. "...when you walk into the room you want your smarts to be the focus of their attention." Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now, the only cross-cultural agency in the Southeast, learn more at www.hooplamarketingnow.com.
31:27
April 22, 2020
Amiga Circle: Conversation with guest Francia Portacio
Join us on our first podcast interview with the host and founder of Latina Professionals, Jocelyn Loza. She chats with remarkable Latinas about their accomplishments, how they are coping with staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what projects they are working on, and everything in between. Francia Portacio is our first interview, she tells Jocelyn about her experience moving from Colombia to the United States and her career in health science. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Hoopla Marketing Now, the only cross-cultural agency in the Southeast, learn more at www.hooplamarketingnow.com.
07:23
April 22, 2020