46 episodes

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.

Flip the Tortilla Denice Torres, Business Executive, Barrier Breaker, Diversity Champion

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

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 44: Courage, Passion, And Persistence to Change the World: Meet Dr. Andrew Miller

    Episode 44: Courage, Passion, And Persistence to Change the World: Meet Dr. Andrew Miller

    Many people who create something extraordinary are wildly creative, persistent, passionate, and don't take no for an answer. While there may be a million and one reasons to quit, they don't.
    Andrew Miller is that person. Brilliant by any standard, Andrew is a founder of Karuna Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company in Boston. Dr. Miller is the lead inventor of Karuna’s KarXT platform (solutions for treating psychiatric and neurological conditions). While still in his 20s, Andrew found a path to bring a potential breakthrough treatment for severe mental illness to those in need. MedTech Boston named Dr. Miller one of the top 40 innovators under 40. Andrew is masterful at Flipping the Tortilla and finding a way.

    • 48 min
    Episode 43: Power of the Underdog: Diane Gomez-Thinnes Shares How She Went from Poverty to the C-suite

    Episode 43: Power of the Underdog: Diane Gomez-Thinnes Shares How She Went from Poverty to the C-suite

    Many of us are underdogs. We've been told we can't or won't and use that as fuel for kicking ass. It takes a lot of hard work, falling and getting back up, and sheer determination to achieve and even go beyond our dreams. Diane is an example of someone who is living the American Dream. When Diane and her parents came to the U.S., they lived in a one-bedroom, cockroach-infested apartment. At a young age, she taught her dad English. A Princeton and Northwestern grad, Diane is now revered as an outstanding C-suite leader who has worked at premier companies. You will be inspired by her story. Yes, YOU can!

    • 43 min
    Episode 42: Career Lessons from a LinkedIn Executive

    Episode 42: Career Lessons from a LinkedIn Executive

    A number of years ago, Vishu Patel was a summer intern in my organization at J&J. She clearly had the “it factor” way back then, and I have since had the pleasure to watch her grow as a person and now a successful executive at LinkedIn. Vishu has achieved many levels of success in a short period of time! She shares lessons about navigating careers, developing multiple income streams, and the pursuit of happiness in our daily work. 

    • 36 min
    Episode 41: How to Be Centered and Purpose Driven: A Conversation with Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann

    Episode 41: How to Be Centered and Purpose Driven: A Conversation with Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann

    Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann is an American icon - a physician-scientist who led the development of the first gene-targeted drug for treating breast cancer, former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Chancellor of UCSF, and esteemed board member. Sue shares how her purpose and personal values shaped her career.  Priceless.

    • 49 min
    Episode 40: Living a Life of Purpose While Achieving Great Career Success

    Episode 40: Living a Life of Purpose While Achieving Great Career Success

    Kaye Foster is a wildly successful leader (and an incredible person) whose purpose is to "give voice to the voiceless." She is adviser, philanthropist, and former C-suite senior executive in human capital at several companies including Johnson & Johnson and Onyx Pharmaceuticals. She serves on the board of multiple public, private and non-profit organizations. You will enjoy her humble confidence, insights on a life of meaning, and lessons from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. This is a don't miss episode!

    • 45 min
    Episode 39: The Power of Vulnerability

    Episode 39: The Power of Vulnerability

    Mark Divine is a master of many things! He is a Navy SEAL Commander, best-selling author, yoga master, and human potential expert. He shares the power of vulnerability and how to balance courage and compassion.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

TechnologyHiker ,

Great find

Outstanding podcast with great career insights for all.

This Podcast is Spot 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!

Tarabugster ,

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.

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