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Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latine/x and People of The Global Majority that break barriers, change lives and make the world a better place while living in the US.
Cafe con Pam is the platform where Latinx are able to share their stories and inspire one another through conversation of course while enjoying a fabulous cup of coffee.
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Listeners, we're back this week with Ruben Flores-Martinez.At age 13, Ruben and his family immigrated to the states from Guadalajara, Mexico. Unable to fulfill his dream of going to college for Computer Science due to his immigration status, Ruben began watching YouTube videos on coding and taught himself how to build websites and mobile apps. A few years later, his determination led him to develop CASHDROP, a mobile-first contactless commerce platform targeted at small business owners. Ruben represents less than 2.6% of LatinX founders who have received VC funding. To date, the app has raised $2.7 million in capital. Major investors include hospitality entrepreneur David Grutman, Youtube pioneer Michelle Phan, and Stalwart Silicon Valley investor and founder Cyan Banister.During our conversation, we talked about:Being an immigrantPoppy seed syndromeYouTube UniversityRaising capitalBeing a Latino founderThis  episode is brought to you by  MagicMindMagicMind is the world's first productivity drink.🧠 All-natural Ingredients: Adaptogens - help decrease stress Nootropics - boost blood flow & cognition Matcha - keeps you focused.🧠 Lighter On Caffeine: Unlike regular energy drinks, minimal caffeine, all of which comes from matcha tea.🧠 Drink Less Coffee: Quitting coffee is hard. MagicMind increases productivity while reducing coffee cravings and preventing the caffeine crash.🧠 Crush Your To-do List:The extra productivity and focus allow you to be more successful, conquer to-do lists faster, and give you more time to spend with loved ones.🧠 Helps Fight Off:Procrastination, Brain Fog, fatigue, and some ADD symptoms. After 3 to 7 days of continuous use, it’s easier to get into a flow state, be more productive, and drink less coffee.TRY IT OUT, USE MY CODE PAM20 AND GET 20% OFF Follow Ruben on all things social:InstagramCashdrop InstagramWebsite Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam Challenge If you are a business owner, join us for Aligned MastermindJoin PowerSisters!  PowerSisters.ClubSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
October 21, 2021 is the day a Latina would make $1 compared to an average non-Hispanic white man who'd make $1 on January 1. Latinas are still the most underpaid demographic in the United States. Jessica from The Wine and Chisme Podcast and I joined forces to create an experience in San Diego on October 22, and you are invited.Learn how we decided to make this event happen and why it is important for us to start spending our dollars on us. Register to Latina Equal Payday Experience Here Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam Challenge If you are a business owner, join us for Aligned MastermindJoin PowerSisters!  PowerSisters.ClubSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners, we're back this week with Angel Aviles.In the early 90s, Angel Aviles boldly decided to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. The Bronx native moved from New York City to Hollywood, and landed roles on projects with up-and-coming directors like Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Michael Patrick King, and many others. In 1993, she nabbed a starring role in the cult classic “Mi Vida Loca,” directed and written by award-winning filmmaker Allison Anders. Her big break in the role of “Sad Girl” cemented Aviles legacy in Chicano culture.Following her acting career, Aviles became an entrepreneur. Today, she is a transformational life coach, a motivational speaker, and an advocate for social justice, leading workshops and master classes and encouraging others to live their best lives.The former actress-turned-life coach is the author of “Too Happy to Be Sad Girl,” The title is a nod to Aviles’ most famous role in “Mi Vida Loca.”“Mi Vida Loca,” centers around young Mexicanas and Latinas growing up in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. It offers a slice life and the everyday struggles for a group of Latino youth -- including their friendships, romantic entanglements, and  motherhood -- in a neighborhood ravaged by gang violence. For almost 30 years, the portrayal of “Sad Girl”  by Aviles in this classic film has become an iconic representation of both strength and vulnerability in Chicano culture. “Mi Vida Loca” is currently available for viewing on YouTube.In 2009, Aviles suffered from depression, anxiety, and panic attacks, which began her own journey of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. Healed and happy, Aviles is proud to say that with years of therapy, she’s no longer a “sad girl,” finding herself, her sanity, and most importantly, her purpose.“Too Happy to Be Sad Girl” offers readers some valuable techniques to reduce stress, improve communication, intensify focus and help individuals become more present. The book features heartfelt and sometimes comical anecdotes of understanding, offering readers the keys to the power of forgiveness, acceptance and love. Ultimately, “Too Happy To Be Sad Girl,” is an invitation for individuals to stay present, and have an active role in the celebration of their own life.Aviles facilitates dynamic workshops across the country, helping hundreds of people connect with their inner “chingona” – that is,  badass. At her company, Angel Awakened, Aviles and her team provide safe spaces for people to learn and share experiences that foster creativity, promote unity and inspire hope.When she's not at work, Aviles is a mom, a traveler, a volunteer, a tech evangelist, a food justice advocate, a mentor, a soulmate, a seeker, and, most importantly, a human being.During our conversation, we talked about:Growing up in NYC and moving to CaliforniaHer heritageChoosing to leave HollywoodWriting her bookNext steps in her life This  episode is brought to you by the 30 Day Tapping Challenge with PamI created the 30 Day Tapping Challenge because I know, like me, you have limiting beliefs holding you back and preventing you from moving to the next level. Those money stories reminding you why you're not worthy of an expensive pair of headphones, or that raise you know you deserve. Join me and let's tap for 30 days on these beliefs. Head over to tappingchallengewithpam.com Follow Angel on all things social:YouTubeWebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitterToo Happy to be Sad Girl:WebsiteAmazonGoodreads Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeIf you are a business owner, join us for Aligned MastermindLearn about PowerSistersSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining! 
Listeners, we're back this week with Norma Newton.Norma is a former attorney, New York Times published writer and Latinx-book publisher. She is also a first gen, avid reader and artivist. Her heart is in L.A. with her family and multiple plants. When she isn’t reading, Norma can be found in a museum or practicing yoga. During our conversation, we talked about:Growing up in a small town in CaliforniaLeaving town to go to collegeChallenging limiting beliefsHer New York Times essay about colorismEmbracing her heritageStarting her book publishing company, Fabian Flores This  episode is brought to you by Apotheosis ArtApotheosis Art was born out of a desire to cultivate an artistic community focused on passion, curiosity, and eagerness. The gallery's founding concepts are rooted in encouraging and fostering young, talented artists, exploring new avenues to increase dialogue, and providing a platform to discover, engage, and educate people in art.Get  FREE SHIPPING using the code: CCP111MagicMindMagicMind is the world's first productivity drink.🧠 All-natural Ingredients: Adaptogens - help decrease stress Nootropics - boost blood flow & cognition Matcha - keeps you focused.🧠 Lighter On Caffeine: Unlike regular energy drinks, minimal caffeine, all of which comes from matcha tea.🧠 Drink Less Coffee: Quitting coffee is hard. MagicMind increases productivity while reducing coffee cravings and preventing the caffeine crash.🧠 Crush Your To-do List:The extra productivity and focus allow you to be more successful, conquer to-do lists faster, and give you more time to spend with loved ones.🧠 Helps Fight Off:Procrastination, Brain Fog, fatigue, and some ADD symptoms. After 3 to 7 days of continuous use, it’s easier to get into a flow state, be more productive, and drink less coffee.TRY IT OUT, USE MY CODE PAM20 AND GET 20% OFF Relevant timestamps:7:47 - Growing up in Watsonville12:36 - her father's pride17:44 - graduating18:57 - her expectations and experience with law school20:38 - having kids21:47 - getting on a creative path and her limiting beliefs22:46 - her essay34:05 - a very important lesson she learned37:41 - Fabian Flores - the heart of it41:55 - Fabian Flores - The beginning of the company52:45 - How she tries to make decisions now56:57 - business sustainability57:49 - Fabian Flores' ideal writer Follow Norma on all things social:WebsiteInstagram Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam Challenge If you are a business owner, join us for Aligned MastermindJoin PowerSisters!  PowerSisters.ClubSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners, we're back this week with Eduardo Vilaro.Eduardo Vilaro is the Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Hispánico (BH). He was named BH's Artistic Director in 2009, becoming only the second person to head the company since its founding in 1970, and in 2015 was also named Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Vilaro has infused Ballet Hispánico’s legacy with a bold brand of contemporary dance that reflects America’s changing cultural landscape.Mr. Vilaro’s philosophy of dance stems from a basic belief in the power of the arts to change lives, reflect and impact culture, and strengthen community. He considers dance to be a liberating, non-verbal language through which students, dancers and audiences of all walks of life and diverse backgrounds, can initiate ongoing conversations about the arts, expression, identity and the meaning of community.Born in Cuba and raised in New York from the age of six, Mr. Vilaro’s own choreography is devoted to capturing the Latin American experience in its totality and diversity, and through its intersectionality with other diasporas. His works are catalysts for new dialogues about what it means to be an American. He has created more than 40 ballets with commissions that include the Ravinia Festival, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Grant Park Festival, the Lexington Ballet and the Chicago Symphony.A Ballet Hispánico dancer and educator from 1988 to 1996, he left New York, earned a master’s in interdisciplinary arts at Columbia College Chicago and then embarked on his own act of advocacy with a ten-year record of achievement as Founder and Artistic Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago.The recipient of numerous awards and accolades, Mr. Vilaro received the Ruth Page Award for choreography in 2001; was inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame in 2016; and was awarded HOMBRE Magazine’s 2017 Arts & Culture Trailblazer of the Year. In 2019, he received the West Side Spirit’s WESTY Award, was honored by WNET for his contributions to the arts and was the recipient of the James W. Dodge Foreign Language Advocate Award. In August 2020, City & State Magazine included Mr. Vilaro in the inaugural Power of Diversity: Latin 100 list. In January 2021, Mr. Vilaro was recognized with a Compassionate Leaders Award, given to leaders who are courageous, contemplative, collaborative, and care about the world they will leave behind. He is a well-respected speaker on such topics as diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts, as well as on the merits of the intersectionality of cultures and the importance of nurturing and building Latinx leaders. During our conversation, we talked about:Coming from Cuba as a 5 year oldGrowing up in the BronxFiguring out he wanted to be a performerFocusing on his ultimate goal despite the opportunities that presented themselvesThe power of danceMachismoAnd so much more! This  episode is brought to you by JustGYVGYV is about more than just giving, it is more than a verb, more than an acronym.|The sophistication and strength of the Mesoamerican culture are infused into every luxurious fragrance and personal care product designed by GYV Mesoamerican Beauty. JustGYV’s mission is to celebrate the rich history of the land, spanning from Central America to Mexico, by showcasing the voices, scents, flavors, and places of this historic region. Mesoamerica is the cradle of civilization in the Americas, and the rich culture continues to flourish in the 21st century. The deeply rooted knowledge of the ingredients that define Mesoamerica has flourished for centuries, and GYV is here to share that beautiful story with the rest of the world through our diverse line of proprietary formulas. Relevant Timestamps:06:55 - New York in the 60s and 70s09:08 - Going to catholic school10:33 - Assimilation12:49 - Machismo14:03 - The importance of building a platform for young people19:37 - Bullying26:45 - Studying dance and starting his career28:33 - The 'superhero power' of being an immigrant31:40 - Being quieted32:35 - A message to younger generations36:54 - Finding family at Ballet Hispanico43:42 - Being the artistic director and CEO at the same time Follow Eduardo on all things social:WebsiteFacebookTwitterVimeoYouTubeInstagram Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeIf you are a business owner, join us for Aligned MastermindLearn about PowerSistersSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners, we are back this week with Esperanza Teasdale.Esperanza Teasdale is currently the VP/GM Hispanic Business Unit for PBNA responsible for the overall Hispanic strategy, engagement and sales for our +$2 Billion Hispanic business in North America.Esperanza has an extensive history at Pepsi Beverages Company and began her career as a Brand Manager.  Over the past 18 years she has demonstrated excellence in a range of roles driving business results across brands including Pepsi, Propel, Aquafina and Lipton to name a few.  Prior to the HBU she led the shopper marketing agenda for 7-Eleven and Circle K where she successfully led Joint Business Planning, delivered innovative shopper marketing solutions and accelerated business results. She is a proud founder of the PepsiCo Demand Accelerator where she helped build the shopper marketing capability and drive our brand must win battles with retailers.  Under the leadership of Esperanza, our core brands have accelerated revenue growth while transforming the marketing experience.  She has a legacy of growing talent and recognized as a leader in driving Diversity and Engagement.  She is the executive sponsor to the Adelante ERG for PBNA.Esperanza started her career as an Industrial Engineer at Unilever where she worked for 5 years in manufacturing/operations in a bakery for Arnold bread.  She then moved to a district sales manager role selling bakery products which led to her first regional marketing role.  From there she continued her career in marketing across various brands and innovations.Esperanza was born in Long Island, NY and is a first-generation Ecuadorian/Colombian daughter to Pablo and Esperanza Escobar.  She is married to Jeff Teasdale and has two children.  She enjoys yoga, traveling and spending time with family.  She is a graduate from Rutgers University, College of Engineering and The University of Connecticut, MBA.She is a board member for two non-profits that are focused on youth higher education and leadership development:  AMBYESE and Kids Helping Kids.  She is also a member of the Bennett Cancer Center Hope In Motion Executive Committee.She was recently named to the 2021 People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Women Poderosa list. During our  conversation, we talked about:Her experience working at Pepsico.The juntos crecemos program and the commitment to support the Latinx / Hispanic community.How she felt when she realized her Latinidad was fading away. Relevant Timestamps3:44 - Her role in PepsiCo4:58 - Her latinidad fading away8:08 - the nuances of the latino culture8:41 - Juntos crecemos11:42 - The marketing machine of big corporations16:27 - getting the word out Find out more about the Juntos Crecemos initiative:Pepsico Juntos Crecemos WebsitePepsico Juntos Crecemos InstagramPepsico Juntos Crecemos Facebook Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeJoin PowerSisters!  PowerSisters.ClubSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners, we're back this week with Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez.Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez was born in Managua, Nicaragua but calls Nashville, Tennessee home. She got her Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University in the Spring of 2015. The bulk of her work is around making accessible, through storytelling and curating content, the theories and heavy material that is oftentimes only taught in the racist/classist institutions known as academia. To date she has published over 200 articles online and participated in the Young Adult anthology "Nevertheless, We Persisted." Recently Prisca also participated in an anthology edited by Lynda Lopez titled, "The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."She started the platform Latina Rebels in 2013, and currently it boasts over 300k organic followers online. She has been featured in Telemundo, Univision, Mitú, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Guerrilla Feminism, Latina Mag, Cosmopolitan, Everyday Feminism, and was invited to the White House in the Fall of 2016. She is unapologetic, angry, and uncompromising about protecting and upholding the stories of Latinx communities. Que viva la gente!Currently Prisca is writing her first full length book with Seal Press a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, and due to be out September 7, 2021.During our conversation, we talked about:The process of writing her bookAn unpublished interview  that never aired at Cafe con PamHer experience of living in TennesseeHer college experienceImpostor syndromeStarting Latina RebelsAnd moreThis  episode is brought to you by JustGYVGYV is about more than just giving, it is more than a verb, more than an acronym.|The sophistication and strength of the Mesoamerican culture are infused into every luxurious fragrance and personal care product designed by GYV Mesoamerican Beauty. JustGYV’s mission is to celebrate the rich history of the land, spanning from Central America to Mexico, by showcasing the voices, scents, flavors, and places of this historic region. Mesoamerica is the cradle of civilization in the Americas, and the rich culture continues to flourish in the 21st century. The deeply rooted knowledge of the ingredients that define Mesoamerica has flourished for centuries, and GYV is here to share that beautiful story with the rest of the world through our diverse line of proprietary formulas.Follow Prisca on all things social:InstagramLatina Rebels InstagramWebsite Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam Challenge If you are a business owner, join us for Aligned MastermindJoin PowerSisters!  PowerSisters.ClubSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners, we are back this week with Sonia Espinoza.Sonia Erika is a serial entrepreneur focused on solidarity economics who is currently making music for the revolution. She currently spends her time traveling during the pandemic, recording music with “Death is a Business,” collaborating with local communities, and coaching female executives to create cooperative business structures.As an undocumented entrepreneur, worker, and musician, her work has been all about creating systems that work to eliminate violent systems. Sonia's life work has focused on building and creating systems that pay people equitably for their time and labor. Before graduating from Harvard, Sonia, co-founded 3 weed organizations, the Cannabis Cultural Association, the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council, and EatMe.Land. She is ready to build this world with you! This  episode is brought to you by JustGYVGYV is about more than just giving, it is more than a verb, more than an acronym.|The sophistication and strength of the Mesoamerican culture are infused into every luxurious fragrance and personal care product designed by GYV Mesoamerican Beauty. JustGYV’s mission is to celebrate the rich history of the land, spanning from Central America to Mexico, by showcasing the voices, scents, flavors, and places of this historic region. Mesoamerica is the cradle of civilization in the Americas, and the rich culture continues to flourish in the 21st century. The deeply rooted knowledge of the ingredients that define Mesoamerica has flourished for centuries, and GYV is here to share that beautiful story with the rest of the world through our diverse line of proprietary formulas. During our  conversation, we talked about:Her experience making music in Mexico and PeruCreating an NFTSonia's take on investingHow she's navigated traveling and existing during the pandemic Follow Sonia on all things social:InstagramDeath is a Business InstagramMusic VideoNFT Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeJoin PowerSisters!  PowerSisters.ClubSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners, we're back this week with Sandra Cisneros.Sandra is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer, and artist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, a MacArthur Fellowship, several honorary doctorates, and national and international book awards, including Chicago's Fifth Star Award, the PEN America Literary Award, and the National Medal of Arts. Most recently, she received the Ford Foundation's Art of Change Fellowship, was recognized among the Frederick Douglass 200, and won the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. In addition to her writing, Cisneros has fostered the careers of many aspiring and emerging writers through two nonprofits she founded: the Macondo Foundation and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. She is also the organizer of Los MacArturos, Latino MacArthur fellows who are community activists.During our conversation, we talked about:Mental healthBecoming a writerHer new book Martita, I Remember YouWhat she does when she finishes a project Follow Sandra on all things social:WebsiteFacebookInstagram  Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeIf you are a business owner, join us for Aligned MastermindJoin PowerSisters!  Findmypowersister.comSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners, this week we're back with a solo episode. Pam shares her perspective on what finding your purpose means.This is more of an exploration and invitation for you to think about what your purpose is, rather than a lecture on how to find yours. Follow Cafe con Pam on all things social and share your thoughts with us.InstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam Challenge If you are a business owner, join us for Aligned MastermindJoin PowerSisters!  Findmypowersister.comSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners, we're back this week with Sandra Velasquez.Founder of Nopalera, a Mexican Botanical bath & body line. Sandra’s main ingredient, the nopal (cactus) is more than an ingredient; it is an ancient symbol of Mexican culture: strong, resilient, beautiful, and has always been here. Just like us. She founded Nopalera to elevate and celebrate Latin@ culture and remove cultural stigmas in body care. Her core mission is to fight racial injustice by showing up in the face of racism and anti-immigrant mentality and helping immigrants at the non-profit, Casa Cornelia.During our conversation, we talked about:Making a decision early on  about her brand being a luxury brand.Her experience working in the CPG industry.Getting pushback from people in the community calling her brand "too expensive."How to know when your brand is ready for a retailer. This  episode is brought to you by Apotheosis Art|Apotheosis Art was born out of a desire to cultivate an artistic community focused on passion, curiosity, and eagerness. The gallery's founding concepts are rooted in encouraging and fostering young, talented artists, exploring new avenues to increase dialogue, and providing a platform to discover, engage, and educate people in art.Get  FREE SHIPPING using the code: CCP111 Follow Sandra on all things social:WebsiteFacebookInstagram Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam Challenge If you are a business owner, join us for Aligned MastermindJoin PowerSisters!  Findmypowersister.comSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners this week we have a conversation with Charisse M. Williams.Charisse M. Williams is a certified leadership coach, speaker and mindfulness teacher who has dedicated her career to advancing social justice and well-being for all.In launching her coaching practice she truly found her dream job by aligning her passions, strengths and values.She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law. As a certified yoga instructor, she brings a mindfulness lens to all of her work. A travel enthusiast, Charisse once traveled across Europe with no itinerary, starting in Amsterdam and ending in Marrakech five weeks later. She is insatiably curious about the mind and loves nerdy podcasts like The Hidden Brain on NPR Radio. Charisse lives in Atlanta, Georgia.During our conversation we talked about:How she decided to write a book in the middle of a global pandemic, after the murder of George Floyd.Writing her first draft.The power of accountability.Mental Health.Relevant Timestamps7:38 Why she started writing this book12:30 Doubts & fears13:57 Yoga Nidra and Sankalpas17:56 Being guided by what you're hearing19:57 The 'revision mode' anxiety25:02 Balance effort and ease27:19 Interviewees selection36:06 Average book sells38:13 Supporting the successful40:51 Her experience with COVID-1942:03 The line between structure and rigidity44:22 Depression51:09 Safe spaces This  episode is brought to you by JustGYVGYV is about more than just giving, it is more than a verb, more than an acronym.|The sophistication and strength of the Mesoamerican culture are infused into every luxurious fragrance and personal care product designed by GYV Mesoamerican Beauty. JustGYV’s mission is to celebrate the rich history of the land, spanning from Central America to Mexico, by showcasing the voices, scents, flavors, and places of this historic region. Mesoamerica is the cradle of civilization in the Americas, and the rich culture continues to flourish in the 21st century. The deeply rooted knowledge of the ingredients that define Mesoamerica has flourished for centuries, and GYV is here to share that beautiful story with the rest of the world through our diverse line of proprietary formulas. Follow Charisse on all things social:InstagramLinkedIn Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeJoin PowerSisters!  Findmypowersister.comAlign Mastermind is open! This is a woman-owned business mastermind. Join us hereSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners, we're back this week with Lisbeth Garces.Since 2007, Lisbeth Garces has sought to provide dance therapy exercise for people with disabilities in memory of her late son, Juan Carlos Garces, who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy. Lisbeth was born in Venezuela, the youngest in a family of seven siblings. At the age of twenty she gave birth to her son Juan Carlos. After five years she received the devastating diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy. At this point Lisbeth decided to devote all her time and energy to improving her son's quality of life. Lisbeth is not without personal experience in living with people with disabilities. Lisbeth's sister lives with cerebral palsy, her mother suffered with Parkinson's before she passed away and her brother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 60 and passed away at 68 in 2020. Her sister did not receive any medical support or an education, and had no social interaction outside of the immediate family. She witnessed the slow decline in her mother's health while caring for her daughter. Having seen the disturbing way in which people with disabilities live in Venezuela, Lisbeth made a vow to give her son a life full of physical and social activities that would enrich his life. She made the courageous decision to leave her native country and come to the U.S. The totality of Lisbeth's life experiences began to merge after Juan Carlos' death. Returning to her love of dancing and Latin musical roots, Lisbeth became certified as a Zumba® instructor. As a natural trajectory, she began to teach low- income special needs students about the joy that can be achieved through joyful dance therapy exercise. Her repertoire expanded to people living with Down's syndrome, Parkinson's, Autism, Muscular Dystrophy, even people in wheelchairs. She envisioned a program that would provide regular classes for people with disabilities. With drive, inspiration, and a gift for dance, she recruited a Board of Directors to form a new non-profit, Juan Carlos Organization, in May of 2012 www.jcorg.org. Lisbeth learned about the Parkinson’s Network, which certified her to teach physical exercise to people with Parkinson’s. Not ready to stop there, in 2019 Lisbeth received a scholarship from the Mohammed Ali Foundation to learn how to reach out to the nonEnglish speaking Latino community so they could receive help.  During our conversation, we talked about:The process of leaving her country to help her sonFinding out his diagnosisDealing with the pain of the diagnosisTalking about deathThe birth of her non-profit This  episode is brought to you by Apotheosis Art|Apotheosis Art was born out of a desire to cultivate an artistic community focused on passion, curiosity, and eagerness. The gallery's founding concepts are rooted in encouraging and fostering young, talented artists, exploring new avenues to increase dialogue, and providing a platform to discover, engage, and educate people in art.Get  FREE SHIPPING using the code: CCP111 Relevant timestamps:07:50 Her son's diagnosis in Caracas09:09 What is Muscular Dystrophy10:42 Juan Carlos' first symptoms18:44 Accessing medical attention in the US25:49 Her mother's Parkinson diagnosis25:49 Feeling guilty27:31 Learning to deal31:19 Juan Carlos' personality34:46 Death conversation36:41 Starting her non-profit43:54 'The miracle child'45:10 Acknowledge them Follow Lisbeth on all things social:Juan Carlos Organization WebsiteJuan Carlos Organization YouTubeJuan Carlos Organization Instagram Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeIf you are a business owner, join us for Aligned MastermindJoin PowerSisters!  Findmypowersister.comSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners this week we have a conversation with Guillermo Chacón.Guillermo is the President of the Latino Commission on AIDS and founder of the Hispanic Health Network.Since 2010, Guillermo Chacón has served as President of the Latino Commission on AIDS, where he is a vocal advocate on the impact of HIV, viral hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Infections in Hispanic/Latinx communities. Under his leadership, the Commission has invested in national community mobilization programs to promote HIV testing and linkage to care and capacity building programing nationwide and special investment in our regional work in the South of the United States.Guillermo's work focuses on developing agendas on health policy issues affecting the health of Hispanics. Chacón was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve in the NYC Commissioner of Human Right in November 2019, to the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) community advisory board and the Committee on New York City Healthcare Services. Governor Cuomo appointed Chacón to the New York State AIDS Advisory Council and re-nominated him for the New York State Minority Health Council, where the New York State Senate later confirmed him in July 2020. Guillermo Chacon also serves on various Boards and Committees, NYS COVID 19 Vaccination Equity Taskforce, NYC COVID19 Vaccine, Test & Tracing (T2) program as part of Community Advisory Committee (CAB T2), the National Hispanic/Latinx Health Leadership Network, New York Immigration Coalition, the New York City AIDS Memorial, advisor for Alianza Americas, AIDSVu.org, and co-chairs the Latino Jewish Coalition in New York.During our conversation we talked about:Him growing up in El Salvador and we briefly touch on the civil war. If this is triggering for you, please fast forward the conversation.Intergenerational traumaMental health and the stigma in our communityHis process to reaching and helping people with HIVAnd moreThis  episode is brought to you by Apotheosis Art|Apotheosis Art was born out of a desire to cultivate an artistic community focused on passion, curiosity, and eagerness. The gallery's founding concepts are rooted in encouraging and fostering young, talented artists, exploring new avenues to increase dialogue, and providing a platform to discover, engage, and educate people in art.Get  FREE SHIPPING using the code: CCP111 RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS:07:23 - Living through the war10:14 - His faith-based background11:18 - The transition to peace12:32 - The mental health stigma13:50 - The do's & don'ts for genders14:37 - How he starting working in NY when he came back19:10 - HIV Virus20:16 - Faith-based communities in El Salvador28:31 - Immigration system32:33 - Sexual education in the world42:08 - Power of listening43:50 - The task ahead of us47:02 - Life is a one way ticket47:55 - The power of love50:34 - Wisdom & experience Follow Guillermo on all things social:Guillermo's InstagramHispanic Health NetworkLatino Comission on AIDSHere As I Am report Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeJoin FREE online Recovering Procrastinator Manis Community! stayshining.clubJoin PowerSisters!  Findmypowersister.comSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners, we're back this week with Ber-Henda.Ber-Henda is a Visionary+Empath Coach. She supports empathic creative visionary empaths to find their voice, embrace feminine power, and create mission-based businesses in service of social transformation, justice and equity. When she is not doing that, she runs a girl’s leadership program, The Power of Girlhood for girls 8-18. Además, ella es una poeta bilingüe. She is a bilingual poet. She believes feminine empaths are here to disrupt the patriarchy and oppression with their mission-based businesses.During our conversation, we talked about:Anti Blackness in the Latinx communityCelia CruzHow she became a teacherBeing an empathHer journey with fibroidsHiring a coach aka your board of directorsThis  episode is brought to you by the Procrastinator Quiz! Do you know what kind of procrastinator are you?  Find out at procrastinatorquiz.com RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS:5:50 - Black people in Mexico13:25 - Getting interested in Spanish15:08 - Black presence in History16:27 - Realizing she was an empath19:30 - Starting picking energy from pictures20:23 - "Never let them see you sweat"20:47 - Learning and love22:35 - Breaking up with cultural agreements28:03 - Her fibroid29:27 - Fibroid statistics in relation to Black women31:59 - Life-changes after healing33:52 - How the death of a close friend made her look at her life36:03 - Family background38:13 - Investing in yourself Follow Ber-Henda on all things social:WebsiteFacebookLinkedInInstagramFollow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeJoin FREE online Recovering Procrastinator Manis Community! stayshining.clubJoin PowerSisters!  Findmypowersister.comSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners this week we have a conversation with  Marie Claire Vasquez Durán and Maria Victoria Abreu.~ Este es un episodio en español ~Marie Claire Vasquez and Maria Victoria Abreu, both born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, studied Economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), and as adults emigrated to the United States, each pursuing their own personal and professionals goals.Marie Claire went to California, earning a master's degree in International Policy Studies from Stanford University, and then a PhD in the same area of study, from the University of Maryland. She worked for several years in research related to Latin American democracy and development, as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and Brookings Institution, and then radically changed her career, dedicating herself to being a wedding planner and designer (Claire Duran Weddings & Events), recognized by some of the leading and most prominent experts and publications in the industry (Martha Stewart Weddings, Vogue, Brides, among others). On a personal level, Marie Claire married a Dominican engineer, a doctor in his area as well, and had a daughter, who is now 7 years old. She has always been very artistic, passionate about classical ballet and piano. She has lived in Maryland since 2010.On the other side, María Victoria, after graduating from PUCMM, went to Spain where she pursued a master's degree in International Cooperation for Development at the Complutense University of Madrid, and later received a Fulbright scholarship to get another Master's degree in International Political Economy and Development, at Fordham University, in New York City. She has spent many years consulting with international organizations such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Bank and the IDB, as well as with non-governmental entities, both in the Dominican Republic and internationally. Since 2014, she has lived in Maryland, where she married an American engineer (wedding organized by Marie Claire!), and they have a 2-year-old son. Maria Victoria loves to write and enjoys urban art.During our conversation we talked about:Non-linear careers and being multi passionateTheir careers as economistsTheir business storySplitting roles as business partnersMinimum Viable Product (MVP)This  episode is brought to you by the 30 Day Tapping Challenge with PamI created the 30 Day Tapping Challenge because I know, like me, you have limiting beliefs holding you back and preventing you from moving to the next level. Those money stories reminding you why you're not worthy of an expensive pair of headphones, or that raise you know you deserve. Join me and let's tap for 30 days on these beliefs. Head over to tappingchallengewithpam.comFollow Marie Claire and Maria Victoria on all things social:Dutidu WebsiteDutidu FacebookDutidu InstagramDutidu TwitterDutidu LinkedIn Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeJoin FREE online Recovering Procrastinator Manis Community! stayshining.clubJoin PowerSisters!  Findmypowersister.comSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners, we're back this week with Gabriela Ulloa.Gabriela Ulloa is a Cuban-American journalist and mental health advocate. After working at Architectural Digest as the Assistant to the Editor in Chief, Gabriela went off to pursue her passion of sharing stories, focusing primarily on stigmatized topics. She’s been published in publications such as The New York Times, Byrdie, Architectural Digest and more.Gabriela is also the co-host of Thoughts May Vary, a podcast that illuminates stories and lessons about personal development and mental health.During our conversation, we talked about:Being a latina in the USBeing white-passing and privilegeMental HealthThe nuances among Spanish speakersCode switchingImpostor syndromeWorking in the fashion industryWe recorded during mental health awareness month (May)This episode was brought to you by Hombres HealthDid you know that the Latino community was amongst the most underserved communities for healthcare?  Yes, 1/3 of all Latinos don't have health insurance.Hombres Health is a new online Healthcare company specifically designed for the Latino community. Hombres Spanish-speaking doctors are US-licensed and attended top medical schools.  Hombres specializes in erectile dysfunction for men. It offers an unlimited monthly telemedicine option for almost all primary care needs including hair loss, allergies, skincare, STDs, etc. Visit Hombres.Health for more information and speak to your doctor today! Relevant Timestamps:05:28 growing up in a bubble09:05 proving her 'latinindad'11:47 different latin parts of her family14:42 'aclimate'16:35 code switching18:28 the deal with her mom about college20:02 her mother pressure about work21:33 impostor syndrome25:39 'the digestible latina'30:07 checking our egos34:48 mental health throughout her life36:01 the Hoffman process37:23 how she decided to go through the Hoffman process herself38:44 mental health stigma40:08 'a-ha moment' career-wise43:43 breaking down the walls46:04 privilege and accessibility Follow Gabriela on all things social: Gabriela's InstagramThoughts May Vary Podcast Instagram Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeJoin FREE online Recovering Procrastinator Manis Community! stayshining.clubJoin PowerSisters!  Findmypowersister.comSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners this week we have a conversation with Linda González.Linda González recently published Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling, based on both hers and her coaching clients’ efforts to live a full-hearted life despite daily inequities. Her award-winning memoir The Cost of Our Lives is a family story of unearthing secrets in search of family and redemption. She has published many essays, served as a judge for the Latino Books awards, and is a contributing editor for aaduna, an online literary magazine.  Linda firmly believes in the ‘danger of a single story’ about any group of people. She works tirelessly to write and support writing that enriches the current canon of literature. She constantly challenges the narrative that she cannot include Spanish in her work without explaining it or italicizing it.You can learn more about her writing and her thriving practice as a life coach at www.lindagonzalez.netLinda has lived in the Bay Area for over thirty years and is currently in San Rafael on the unceded land of the Coastal Miwok nation. She is originally from Los Angeles where her immigrant parents, a Colombiana and a Mexicano, met and raised her family. Her 24 year old twins inspire her daily to be her best self.During our conversation we talked about:Shattering glass ceilings"We thrive or we are burdened by our community"The trauma of carrying our peopleIntersectionality of our identitiesSafetyRestPower in wordsThe "get over it" mentalityThe puritan foundation of this countryHow productive grieving isThis episode was brought to you by Aligned Workshop:A two-hour workshop where we will plan out the rest of our 2021 so you can create a sustainable business and  take aligned action.Here's what you can expect:  ✨Pre-workshop mini-assignments on a private podcast feed so that you can begin taking action  ✨The power of tapping to bring clarity to your goals and desires  ✨Templates for creating a plan you can (and will) actually execute  ✨Clarity around the next six months of 2021Learn more at alignyourgoals.com Follow Linda on all things social:WebsiteFacebookInstagram  TwitterLinkedIn Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeJoin FREE online Recovering Procrastinator Manis Community! stayshining.clubJoin PowerSisters!  Findmypowersister.comSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners this week we have a solo episode with Pam.We talk about the power of investing of yourself and the questions you can ask yourself before making a decision. Learn more about Align Workshop, head over to alignyourgoals.comFollow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeJoin FREE online Recovering Procrastinator Manis Community! stayshining.clubJoin PowerSisters!  Findmypowersister.comSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
Listeners this week we have a conversation with Luis Aguilar.Luis Aguilar is the co-founder of Molcajete Dominguero, a monthly pop-up event for Latinx vendors to showcase and sell unique items. Originally from Mexico City, Luis came to the United States when he was 3 years old. During a trip to Seattle, he attended a pop-up event and realized that Latinx vendors did not have a dedicated space to promote their products in Los Angeles, where he lived. As a result, he founded Molcajete Dominguero with only $50.Luis and Pam are really good friends, so this is a more candid conversation where they explore a lot of topics.  During our conversation we talked about:The end of Latinos Who LunchLuis' healing journeyThe impact of COVID and losing peopleLetting go of people in our lifeHis multiple businessesThe lessons he's learned from Noa Noa PlaceStay until the end because Luis gives a shoutout to some Latinx queer brands you can support This episode was brought to you by the Small Biz Sponsorship Program:Are you a business owner and you'd love to hear the name of your business at Cafe con Pam? Well, your wish has been granted. We have reopened applications to the Small Biz Sponsorship Program which allows small businesses the access to promote their company in this very show you're listening to right now. I wanted to make this accessible to all businesses so you can start promoting your company with $50. I know you're ready, all you have to do is complete the application at smallbizsponsor.com Follow Luis on all things social:InstagramLinkedInMolcajete Dominguero FacebookMolcajete Dominguero Instagram Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeJoin FREE online Recovering Procrastinator Manis Community! stayshining.clubJoin PowerSisters!  Findmypowersister.comSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!
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