Showing Up As a Thought Leader

We began our podcast, C-CRETS, to help underrepresented employees get their coin and a seat at the table. We’ve shared key strategies on personal development, stories about our own struggles, and insider information on climbing the corporate ladder. Our aim was to disclose information, aka C-CRETS, that enables you to thrive.  The podcast kicked off […]

GETTING TO THE TOP: FIVE C-CRETS TO BE SPONSOR-READY

What if connecting with just one person could turn your career around? It’s more than possible. Corporate executives find success all the time, doing exactly that. A chance meeting or invitation for a drink can lead to a key introduction, or even an offer for a higher position. Many people see finding a good mentor […]

SHOULD YOU GET CAREER COACHING?

For many people, money in the bank involves working to earn a consistent income. Likewise, most people, though they’d like a fatter bank account, are unable to pinpoint what’s holding them back in their careers.  Generally, employees will earn less from their employer the longer they stay at that particular job. According to Forbes, it […]

BUILD YOUR OWN MOMENTUM

In our daily lives there are many people who remain apprehensive as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. There are a number of reasons for this, including fear of the unknown, as well as the onslaught of information. Since the pandemic began, there’s been swift adjustments in our daily lives within a short space of time, including […]

BLACK AND FEMALE IN CORPORATE AMERICA

What’s it like being black and female in Corporate America?  First, despite black women pursuing college degrees at a high rate, they are also the last to be considered for leadership positions. What this means is that with less representation available in managerial roles, the likelihood of climbing into even higher corporate positions is slim.  […]

THE MYTH OF THE MODEL MINORITY

The COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) has illustrated the reality that some persons within this demographic face, that is, they are not only fighting against the virus, they’re also combatting challenges that stem from racism. In a recent article by the nonprofit media organization National […]

PUT SOME POINTS ON THE BOARD

What type of employee does a company keep when pink slips are being handed out?  It’s not the employee who rarely missed a day of work, nor is it the person who pushed paper in a timely fashion or even the person who completed their colleagues’ assignments while they were out on vacation. You see […]

SMALL CHOICES, BIG IMPACT

In podcast episode 31, The New Dilemma: The Right Thing vs. The White Thing, we spoke about the problem white leaders face between doing what is equitable and fair, versus making decisions that maintain the status quo or favors white employees. For many people it is easier to not rock the boat, aka maintain the […]

SHOW UP LIKE A BOSS—EXECUTIVE PRESENCE

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover.’ But we all know that as human beings, the cover’s the first thing that we judge.  In our most recent podcast we spoke about the power of having an executive presence. Imagine that you’re watching a movie where the plot is largely […]

Raising Your Black Voice

If you’re an African-American employee, chances are you’ve had to restrain your voice in some manner. We’ve been taught to curb how we use our voices through admonitions like ‘watch your tone’, ‘calm down’, ‘remember not to sound too aggressive.’ The end result is that many African-Americans are warned by their counterparts about how to […]