“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals” -Michelle Obama
And as much as I LOVE what Michelle is saying (in the quote above), I honestly didn’t know how to make my career goals a reality for many, many years.
As much as I tried, I just ended up exhausted, stressed, overweight and dissatisfied.
My marriage suffered, my parenting took a backseat and the only thing keeping me from falling asleep at my desk at 3:00 pm was the sugar fix that I relied on to keep me from crashing.
I just didn’t know how to do it all.
I didn’t know how to succeed in my job AND maintain a happy home life. And on top of all that, I had some unique challenges because I am a black woman, just like you.
So, listen, if you are here for one or all of the following reasons, you are in exactly the right place:
- You’re tired of being cut off at the knees by other people.
- You don’t want to have to claw and scratch to be heard.
- You’re done with working so hard to prove yourself that you have no time or energy for your family.
- You can’t handle another person taking your ideas and getting promoted for it.
- Even though you might be getting well paid, you simply aren’t getting the respect and recognition you deserve.
- You feel like nobody is listening to you and your words are bouncing off the walls.
- You’re always left wondering, ‘is it because I’m Black?’
I get your struggles, I FELT this pain and frustration for years and years.
But then something shifted.
I started to realize that I was making some pretty serious mistakes in the way I was relating to other people, taking care of myself and seeing myself as a professional.
If you are curious about what those mistakes were, grab my short ebook, “The Top 7 Mistakes I Made As A Black Women In My Career”
Kaytura Felix, MD is an accomplished & certified executive and leadership coach who understands the pressures of a compartmentalized life, the struggle of being disconnected and feeling like the only one in the workplace and the burning desire to break open. Taking a person-centered approach to healing from these stresses Kay invites Black women to be part of the journey and join a community of Black women who want to thrive in their careers and make a big impact in their work.