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Passionate About Empowering Others

Cecilia
young diverse female
graduate latina
family
Cecilia

My professional journey began with a pivotal moment at the age of 16 when my parents and I migrated from Honduras to the United States. Settling in New York offered a great opportunity. Having witnessed the struggles experienced by many in my country, particularly women, I felt a deep sense of duty to seize this opportunity and make the most of it.

Diligently hitting the books, I earned acceptance to SUNY Binghamton, achieving a bachelor's degree in business management with a minor in marketing in just three years. Though business wasn't my first choice—journalism or professional writing was—I now appreciate my mom's wisdom in guiding me towards a degree that would empower me financially and prepare me for success in a world where challenges for Latinas were real. 

Post-university, a 20+ year career in corporate America unfolded, with leadership roles at Citigroup, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Morgan Stanley. The journey wasn't without its challenges—I encountered "broken rungs" while ascending the corporate ladder. Despite the hurdles, my determination propelled me forward. However, I realized that my approach wasn't always the most effective or authentic. To address this, I participated in leadership development programs aimed at enhancing my skills, broadening my network, and pushing me out of my comfort zone. What proved truly eye-opening was personalized coaching. I acquired useful tools and processes to reach my goals, along with valuable insights into my fears, limiting beliefs, behaviors, and motivators. I discovered that accepting my complete self was crucial for overcoming obstacles, rising as a leader, and nurturing a fulfilling career.

Amidst my professional journey, coaching became a newfound passion. I coached those feeling overlooked and yearning for more, particularly focusing on women and ethnically diverse professionals. Under the mentorship of seasoned business coaches and certified by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC), I honed my coaching skills and deepened my understanding of transformative leadership practices.

In November 2023, I made the bold decision to leave corporate America, fueled by a sense of purpose and a desire to effect positive change in as many lives as possible. This move signifies the culmination of a journey shaped by challenges, learnings, and an unwavering commitment to making a meaningful impact. This is just the beginning!

 

My mission is clear — to empower diverse professionals to reach their goals, thrive in their careers, lead with purpose, and have their voices heard. The more diverse perspectives at the table, the more everyone benefits.

A bit about my personal life.

  • Married for 18+ years. We have a teenage daughter and a 3-year-old poodle/bichon mix. We currently reside in Westchester County, NY.

  • Our house is all about futbol. We all play it and watch it. Super excited to attend live games for the 2026 World Cup.

  • I love to travel. I am planning a trip to Ireland in 2025 for my 50th!

  • I love to read for my growth and pleasure. Two recent reads: Self Made by Nely Galan.  Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny.

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