34 min

[Interview] From Opera Singing to Corporate Coaching with Elena Armijo Self-Love for Breakfast

    • Self-Improvement

“This was the piece that I brought as a coach. I can go into those rooms and bring a new idea or approach to maybe something they had forgotten about themselves,” says Elena Armijo, Founder of the C-SUITE COLLECTIVE. After working as a Professional Certified Coach for years, Elena launched her half a million dollar company toward the end of the pandemic. With the C-SUITE COLLECTIVE, Elena supports women in the workforce by providing them with the resources they need to succeed professionally and change the workplace from the inside out.


When Elena first began coaching, she assumed she would work best with creatives, as she came from an opera background. However, she found she worked best with corporate professionals because she could reinvigorate their sense of creativity. Now, Elena is motivated to inspire workplaces to become more inclusive and diverse and provide coaching to marginalized groups who may never have had access to that type of support before. 


Tune into this week’s episode of Self-Love for Breakfast for an inspiring conversation on coaching in the corporate world and career transitions. Learn more about Elena’s journey from opera singing to coaching, how she fell in love with diversity and inclusion work, and how the pandemic has shifted our views on workplace culture.


Quotes
• “We’re recreating culture from the top down where people are invested in being there, which comes from your leaders opening up those doors and having those conversations.” (2:22 - 2:31 | Elena)
• “It's worth slowing down and taking the time. Because if you just work, and you're not connecting with yourself, that's hard.” (10:50 - 10:58 | Elena)
• “​​What I love about coaching is that you can sit with somebody and trust that person across from you to know all the answers for their life and that you are just holding up a mirror and supporting them in their journey towards what they're creating.” (12:16 - 12:32 | Elena)
• “What I found is that with upper-level management or middle-level management, I would bring a boldness that was welcomed because everybody is bold and driven in those spaces. But they'd forgotten their creative edge. This was the piece that I brought as a coach. I can go into those rooms and bring a new idea or approach to maybe something they had forgotten about themselves." (13:21 - 13:54 | Elena)
• “If you're gonna be a good leader, it's not just about being like, “Follow me, you know, leading the way.” You got to be open to feedback, and then you got to be open to making mistakes.” (26:55 - 27:06 | Chrystal)


Connect with Elena Armijo:
https://elenaarmijo.com/ 



Connect with Chrystal:
http://chrystalrose.com/
https://www.selflovebreakfastclub.com/
https://www.instagram.com/xtalrose/
https://www.instagram.com/selflovebreakfastclub/
To join our Self Love Breakfast Club text community, text SLBC to 704-270-6577.


Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm 

“This was the piece that I brought as a coach. I can go into those rooms and bring a new idea or approach to maybe something they had forgotten about themselves,” says Elena Armijo, Founder of the C-SUITE COLLECTIVE. After working as a Professional Certified Coach for years, Elena launched her half a million dollar company toward the end of the pandemic. With the C-SUITE COLLECTIVE, Elena supports women in the workforce by providing them with the resources they need to succeed professionally and change the workplace from the inside out.


When Elena first began coaching, she assumed she would work best with creatives, as she came from an opera background. However, she found she worked best with corporate professionals because she could reinvigorate their sense of creativity. Now, Elena is motivated to inspire workplaces to become more inclusive and diverse and provide coaching to marginalized groups who may never have had access to that type of support before. 


Tune into this week’s episode of Self-Love for Breakfast for an inspiring conversation on coaching in the corporate world and career transitions. Learn more about Elena’s journey from opera singing to coaching, how she fell in love with diversity and inclusion work, and how the pandemic has shifted our views on workplace culture.


Quotes
• “We’re recreating culture from the top down where people are invested in being there, which comes from your leaders opening up those doors and having those conversations.” (2:22 - 2:31 | Elena)
• “It's worth slowing down and taking the time. Because if you just work, and you're not connecting with yourself, that's hard.” (10:50 - 10:58 | Elena)
• “​​What I love about coaching is that you can sit with somebody and trust that person across from you to know all the answers for their life and that you are just holding up a mirror and supporting them in their journey towards what they're creating.” (12:16 - 12:32 | Elena)
• “What I found is that with upper-level management or middle-level management, I would bring a boldness that was welcomed because everybody is bold and driven in those spaces. But they'd forgotten their creative edge. This was the piece that I brought as a coach. I can go into those rooms and bring a new idea or approach to maybe something they had forgotten about themselves." (13:21 - 13:54 | Elena)
• “If you're gonna be a good leader, it's not just about being like, “Follow me, you know, leading the way.” You got to be open to feedback, and then you got to be open to making mistakes.” (26:55 - 27:06 | Chrystal)


Connect with Elena Armijo:
https://elenaarmijo.com/ 



Connect with Chrystal:
http://chrystalrose.com/
https://www.selflovebreakfastclub.com/
https://www.instagram.com/xtalrose/
https://www.instagram.com/selflovebreakfastclub/
To join our Self Love Breakfast Club text community, text SLBC to 704-270-6577.


Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm 

34 min