Welcome to Flip the Tortilla! This show is for the underdog at heart and is about rising up, breaking through, and finding a way to achieve your most audacious goals. If you’ve ever been told you can’t, you won’t or it’s not possible, you’ve found a home! Join uber-successful corporate exec, entrepreneur, and former janitor, Denice Torres as she and her guests share real-world, no B.S. insights for making your dreams a reality.
Episode 22: The Importance of Recruiters in Your Career Strategy
It’s all about making connections. In this episode, Denice is joined by Amy Bottoms, an executive recruiter at Catalyst Partners to talk about why it's never too early in your career to get to know recruiters. Amy talks about the importance of being connected to recruiters in your field–even when you’re not looking for a job. She also gives tips on using LinkedIn to raise your profile, as well as some intel on those coveted board seats–it's never too early to start your journey!
Episode 21: Finding Your Light in the Midst of Devastation
Everybody has a story, and Erica Johansen’s is one you have to hear! Flip the Tortilla producer tells her story of facing multiple trials – from losing her hair to alopecia to almost losing her 3-month old child to cancer to discovering her (now ex) husband cheating with that child’s nurse! Many couldn't imagine how they could keep going, but Erica used the power of gratitude and flipped the tortilla to not only survive but to thrive. Her story will inspire anyone who is going through something.
Episode 20: Denice's Personal Story on Caregiving
In this episode, Denice celebrates National Family Caregivers Month and shares her story of navigating the transition from being a Mom Caregiver to also taking on the care of her aging parents. Denice reflects on the conflicting feelings and emotions, as well as the intense responsibilities, that come when the child becomes the caregiver to the parent. She reveals lessons she’s learned and encourages all of her fellow Caregivers to mindful of their own self-care as they take care of those they love.
Episode 19 with Dr. Lois Frankel: From Surviving to Thriving
Denice is joined by executive coach and bestselling author Dr. Lois Frankel (Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office) for an eye-opening conversation about not just surviving but thriving in these strange times. She champions flipping the tortilla and suggests a few easy steps to find what’s right for you if you aren’t happy in your career. This is a must listen for anyone who’s ever asked themselves, ‘is this all there is?’
Episode 18 with Amy Mahery: Reflections on 2021 WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE STUDY
In this special episode Denice is joined by Amy Mahery, SVP and Head of the Global Business Franchise, Neurology & Immunology at EMD Serono, Inc., to talk about women in the workplace. The two review the recent McKinsey WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE study and talk about how to flip the tortilla to keep women from getting burned out and get promoted instead. Amy also shares some easy-to-follow thoughts on how to be a great mentor–it starts with listening.
Episode 17 with Lawrence Levy: In Pursuit of Joy and Meaning
“Where do I go from here?” It’s a question so many of us are asking ourselves after this time of unprecedented stress and burnout. Today, we examine that question with Denice as she sits down with Lawrence Levy, the former CFO and board member of Pixar, who left his corporate work to follow self-work in the Buddhist tradition. Levy shares stories of turning Pixar from a failing graphics studio to the Hollywood animation powerhouse it is today. He urges listeners to “flip the tortilla” and look at work as part of what you DO, not who you ARE. The most important thing any of us can do is to "turn our light on."
Flip that Tortilla!
I’m so glad I found this podcast. We need more voices in the world encouraging people to take a chance in life. Denice has a great rapport with her guests. She is likeable and down to earth. Listening makes me feel like I can do hard things!
I Needed This!
Denice has a way of approaching the world that I can really relate to, and admire a lot. She is so accomplished, but doesn’t let that define her. I’ve listened to all her episodes and her guests have been fantastic. Tina Sharkey’s message about transferable skills is something that really resonated with me and helped me frame my experience and what I have to offer professionally. Thank you Denice! This tortilla can get really heavy so thank you for helping me figure out how to flip it.
What a truly inspiring show!
I love hearing stories of underdogs but sometimes shows skip over the whole, “but how did they get there?” This show does not. Each episode provides you with key insights and takeaways that anyone at any stage of life can apply to take their dreams and goals to the next level. And it represents a diverse range of successful people, so you leave actually feeling like, “IF THEY CAN, SO CAN I!” Give it a listen. It does not disappoint.