29 episodes

Join me (Vanessa Farino)your host, as we elevate the conversation by inviting guests to share the peaks and valleys experienced in their journey. Together, we discuss the grit and courage it takes to create and maintain success while remaining true to our 'we rise by lifting others' mentality. Throughout this candid conversation, you will also hear me share my own experiences and current journey. I welcome you to sit with us and join the conversation!

Host: Vanessa Farino www.vanessafarino.com | @vanessafarino
Sponsored by: hellocreativeceo.com | @hellocreativeceo

Creative Human Vanessa Farino

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Join me (Vanessa Farino)your host, as we elevate the conversation by inviting guests to share the peaks and valleys experienced in their journey. Together, we discuss the grit and courage it takes to create and maintain success while remaining true to our 'we rise by lifting others' mentality. Throughout this candid conversation, you will also hear me share my own experiences and current journey. I welcome you to sit with us and join the conversation!

Host: Vanessa Farino www.vanessafarino.com | @vanessafarino
Sponsored by: hellocreativeceo.com | @hellocreativeceo

    Season 3, Episode 3 l “Failing forward & why mentorship is the key to success” Guest: Betty Francisco

    Season 3, Episode 3 l “Failing forward & why mentorship is the key to success” Guest: Betty Francisco

    This episode is one that you don’t want to miss. It will leave you energized to go after your dreams and make a difference in the world. Betty Francisco, is a woman on a mission and is breaking barriers in the Latinx business community. She is a multi-entrepreneur, business executive, attorney and community leader. She shares her story of how she went from a life of poverty to success as a powerful convener and changemaker, who is unapologetic about creating visibility for Latinx and POC (People of Color) leaders.

    The Boston Business Journal named Betty as one of the 2020 Power 50 – Extraordinary Year Extraordinary People, and in 2018, Boston Magazine named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston.

    Betty is currently the CEO of Boston Impact Initiative, a social impact investment fund that invests to close the racial wealth divide in Eastern Massachusetts. She is the co-founder of Amplify Latinx, a social venture that is building Latinx economic and political power by significantly increasing Latino civic engagement, economic opportunity and leadership representation in Massachusetts. Betty is also co-founder of the Investors of Color Network, a consortium of Black and Latinx accredited investors working to close the racial funding gap in startup capital.

    Check out these episode highlights:


    Getting out of being reliant to others and start living amore financially independent life
    It’s okay to “fail forward”, take risks and have tolerance for failure
    Why having mentors along the way is important when striving for your goals

    And so much more!



    Connect with Betty:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bettyfrancisco/

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/bettyfrancisco

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BettyFrancisco



    Get involved:

    Boston Impact Initiative- https://bostonimpact.org/

    Amplify Latinx- https://amplifylatinx.co/

    Investors of Color Network- https://www.investorsofcolor.com/



    Stay Connected with Vanessa Farino and Creative Human

    Creative Human Instagram: @creativehuman.co

    Instagram: @vanessafarino

    Website: https://www.vanessafarino.com/



    Stay Connected with Paula

    Instagram: @pag_mktg

    Blog Page: Make A Positive Impact On The World

    • 53 min
    Season 3, Episode 2 | “The Power of Latinas” Guest: Isis Ortiz-Belton

    Season 3, Episode 2 | “The Power of Latinas” Guest: Isis Ortiz-Belton

    We are now on Season 3 and in today’s episode join me, Vanessa, and my co-host Paula as we speak with Isis Ortiz-Belton who will be sharing with us the reality of being an LGBTQ+ WOC, bringing her voice and experiences into every space that has been part of her journey.

    Isis Ortiz-Belton is the VP at Eastern Bank, President of ALPFA Boston, and more. Na author, community leader, and DEI Advocate. With 10+ years of experience in Finance and a drive to improve the education and financial literacy of minority students, women, and all different groups of people.

    Check out these episode highlights:


    Being your true identic self, overcoming assumptions
    Roundtable conversation about the workplace and how to address uncomfortable conversations with colleagues, clients, and more
    Same-sex marriage, name carrying, etc
    Her family’s different cultural backgrounds and culture shock
    How Isis managed to work throughout college and pay student loans
    Why you should not be afraid to challenge the status quo

    And so much more!

    Connect with Isis

    Instagram: @iceychill

    Isis' Book: Get it here



    Stay Connected with Vanessa Farino and Creative Human

    Creative Human Instagram: @creativehuman.co

    Instagram: @vanessafarino

    Website: https://www.vanessafarino.com/



    Stay Connected with Paula

    Instagram: @pag_mktg

    Blog Page: https://pagmktg.wordpress.com/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    S.3 - E.1 | “The Power of Latinas” Guest: Julia Mejia

    S.3 - E.1 | “The Power of Latinas” Guest: Julia Mejia

    Season 3, Episode 1 | “The Power of Latinas” Guest: Julia Mejia

    We are now on Season 3 and in today’s episode, join me Vanessa, and my co-host Paula as we speak with Julia Mejia who will be sharing with us the reality of Latinas, bringing her voice and experiences into every space that has been part of her journey.

    Julia Mejia is a Boston City Councilor. After a historic recount, she won her seat by a single vote and now she's the first Afro Latina to sit on the Boston City Council. She is currently the chair of the committee of civil rights and the committee of small business and workforce development. She is focused on influencing and inspiring constituents to be actively engaged in all areas of the decision-making process. Since assuming her role in January, Julia and her office have executed a series of innovative COVID-related projects in response to the needs of Boston's hardest-hit constituents. Her office has created culturally responsive food access projects to support small businesses and feed our most vulnerable as well as COVID business readiness program to build capacity for black-brown, immigrant-owned barbers and hair salons. Her office has also designed and implemented a community center civic engagement model to address city-wide quality of life concerns and filed legislation to improve access and accountability in city government. Julia was recently named best city politician in Boston magazine in 2020.

    Check out these episode highlights:


    Julia shares the pressure and struggle of speaking English
    The influence of second language experience and accent familiarity
    Stereotypes and popular Hispanic misconceptions of Latinas
    Accepting Failures can help lead you to success
    How to deal with rejection
    Why you should not be afraid to challenge the status quo

    And so much more!



    Connect with Julie

    Facebook: Julia for Boston

    Instagram: @juliaforboston

    Website: https://www.juliaforboston.com/



    Stay Connected with Vanessa Farino and Creative Human

    Creative Human Instagram: @creativehuman.co

    Instagram: @vanessafarino

    Website: https://www.vanessafarino.com/



    Stay Connected with Paula

    Instagram: @pag_mktg

    Blog Page: https://pagmktg.wordpress.com/

    • 57 min
    Season 3 "The Power of Latinas" Trailer

    Season 3 "The Power of Latinas" Trailer

    Dream it.
    The purpose of Season 3 “The Power of Latinas” is to amplify the voices of Latinas and women of color in our community so that our children have more role models in the community that look like them. We want to celebrate the achievements but also talk about the challenges of talented and empowered women who have become pioneers in different sectors of our economy. The podcast will give us a safe space to talk candidly about our struggles and how we overcame them to get where we are today. We want to create something that could have a lasting impact on the lives of Latinas and women of color in our state, across the country, and around the world. This is a movement.

    Build it.
    A small 2018 study found a correlation between time spent on social media, negative body image, and disordered eating. Other studies suggest that a young girl’s self-worth stems from how she compares herself to her peers, as well as the women she sees on social media. Research has found that 70 percent of all people feel like impostors at one time or another, especially people of color. This syndrome is most prevalent in communities of color, starting with our children. If they don't see themselves being represented how can they feel like they belong? Our children need role models that look like them.

    Grow it.
    The podcast will be distributed through various mediums, we hope to reach young Latinas and women of color in MA and across the country. We will share the podcast with local and national organizations. Help us get awareness about this project and especially get the message out to young girls.



    Co-hosts: Vanessa Farino and Paula Garcia Nassif

    To learn more please visit the Creative Human website.

    • 8 min
    24. Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog: Pandr Design Co, Being Muralists and Artists

    24. Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog: Pandr Design Co, Being Muralists and Artists

    Welcome to the Creative Human podcast with your host, Vanessa Farino. In this season, Vanessa takes us through people that inspire her in honest conversations. This week, we have Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog. They are muralists, artists, authors, and businesswomen. They discuss growing up, the high school experience, how they met each other & more. Enjoy!

    Follow Roxy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roxyprima/

    Follow Phoebe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phoebecornog/

    Follow Pandr Design Co on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pandrdesignco/

    Check Pandr Design Co's Website out: https://www.pandrdesignco.com/

    Podcast's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CreativeHumanPodcast/

    Creative Human's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativehuman.co/

    Vanessa's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessafarino/

    https://www.creativehuman.co/

    Produced by Mariana Soares

    • 49 min
    23. Zarya Miranda: Growing Up With Multiple Ethnicities, Getting Into Real Estate

    23. Zarya Miranda: Growing Up With Multiple Ethnicities, Getting Into Real Estate

    Welcome to the Creative Human podcast with your host, Vanessa Farino. In this season, Vanessa takes us through people that inspire her in honest conversations. This week, we have Zarya Miranda. Zarya is a realtor specializing in Residential Sales, Leasing, & New Development. They discuss growing up with multiple ethnicities, how your upbringing is what drives you and defines your strength & more. Enjoy!

    Follow Zarya on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zaryamiranda/

    Check Zarya's Website out: https://www.zaryamiranda.com/

    Podcast's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CreativeHumanPodcast/

    Creative Human's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativehuman.co/

    Vanessa's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessafarino/

    https://www.creativehuman.co/

    Produced by Mariana Soares

    • 47 min

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Absolutely adore Vanessa and love all the amazing powerful women she brings on! If you need a boost of inspiration and laughter tune into this podcast!!

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