100 episodes

Welcome to the Humble Rising Podcast! Each week, host Arivee Vargas has conversations with badass, inspirational women of color sharing their own stories and actionable strategies on how to have fulfilling careers and lives. The journey to get there isn’t linear or easy. Let’s help you get clear on the life and career you really want and deserve now, and help you overcome the challenges and roadblocks that get in your way. From fear, disappointment, and self-doubt, to purpose, resilience, career clarity and transitions, we tackle it all. Be inspired, get motivated, and get ready to rise.

The Humble Rising Podcast Arivee Vargas

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Welcome to the Humble Rising Podcast! Each week, host Arivee Vargas has conversations with badass, inspirational women of color sharing their own stories and actionable strategies on how to have fulfilling careers and lives. The journey to get there isn’t linear or easy. Let’s help you get clear on the life and career you really want and deserve now, and help you overcome the challenges and roadblocks that get in your way. From fear, disappointment, and self-doubt, to purpose, resilience, career clarity and transitions, we tackle it all. Be inspired, get motivated, and get ready to rise.

    111: Identity and Self-Care, with Nelly Alba

    111: Identity and Self-Care, with Nelly Alba

    This week the tables are turned as Arivee is interviewed by Nelly Alba on her podcast, "Back to HER". 
    Nelly is a mindset and life-alignment coach for moms. We talk about prioritizing your well-being, and share actionable advice to help you reclaim joy and fulfillment in your life. It's a conversation about the real self-care - the kind that sustains you beyond the fleeting indulgence of a spa day. 
    Nelly was a special education teacher for ninth grade newcomer students. She's also worked as Director of Youth After-School Programs for students in third grade to postsecondary education. She received her Psychology (ABA focused) degree from Hamilton College, and her Master’s in Education at Boston University.
    CONNECT WITH NELLY 
    Website  (Itsnellyalba.com) 
    Podcast  ("Back to HER" Podcast) 
    CONNECT WITH ARIVEE 
    Join Arivee’s  women empowering women email community for inspiration, motivation, and actionable strategies from Arivee in your inbox.  We’re focusing on how to live that one beautiful precious life that you were meant to live it - with meaning, joy, aliveness, and alignment.
    Free Resource: Feeling stuck or uncertain in this season of your career? Get your clarity guide here
    Website:www.ariveevargas.com
    Instagram: @ariveevargas
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ariveevargas/
     

    • 31 min
    110. How to Craft Your Exit Plan with Jessica Medina

    110. How to Craft Your Exit Plan with Jessica Medina

    Jessica Medina is a former lawyer turned Accredited Financial Counselor, on a mission to help attorneys create the financial freedom they need to do big things. She graduated from Columbia Law School in 2004 as a single mom of twins with over $200,000 in student loans and went straight to work at a Biglaw firm. After eight years she switched roles and became Senior Counsel at the Division of Enforcement at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. She left the government to work in an area of the financial industry outside of the securities world and now teaches other lawyers how to use their money to finance their dream lives.
    She first joined the podcast in episode 17 in 2021, where she shared more of her personal story and her journey to helping lawyers in the personal finance space. Jessica is now back to talk about her 5 steps to crafting your exit plan. If you’ve been grappling about whether to leave your big law job, or you know you want to leave but think you can’t do it financially, Jessica’s exit plan is for you.  Her 5 step exit plan strategy also applies if you’ve experienced a lay off and are struggling with questions of “how am I going to make this work now.” Or maybe the lay-off is your moment to reassess your finances and how you want to live. In this episode, Jessica tackles it all and shows you how to create your exit plan so you can feel less worried and stressed about the financial piece, and more confidence and clear about your next step.
    CONNECT WITH JESSICA
    Craft Your Exit Plan Cheatsheet: https://www.jessicamedinallc.com/exit
    Schedule a free consult: https://www.jessicamedinallc.com/scheduling
    Website: https://www.jessicamedinallc.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicamedinallc
     
    CONNECT WITH ARIVEE
     
    Join Arivee’s  women empowering women email community for inspiration, motivation, and actionable strategies from Arivee in your inbox.  We’re focusing on how to live that one beautiful precious life that you were meant to live it - with meaning, joy, aliveness, and alignment.
    Free Resource: Feeling stuck or uncertain in this season of your career? Get your clarity guide here
    Website:www.ariveevargas.com
    Instagram: @ariveevargas
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ariveevargas/

    • 55 min
    109. How to slow down for more clarity and confidence with Martine Williams - Part 2 of 2

    109. How to slow down for more clarity and confidence with Martine Williams - Part 2 of 2

    Martine Williams is a life coach, keynote speaker, public motivator, podcaster, and mompreneur. She knows what it takes to build a business from the ground up... while prioritizing time with her husband and two sons. Martine became a thriving entrepreneur heading a multimillion-dollar organization, leading and coaching nearly 28,000 women. With more than 17 years as a leader and national speaker, Martine found her passion for helping other women win at work without losing themselves in the process. She knows the struggles all Mompreneurs face: How to find harmony without experiencing serious burnout.
    As the Founder and CEO of Illuminate YOU Coaching, she delivers a proven approach for empowering women and leadership teams to breakTHROUGH burnout and get from where they are to where they want to go with more clarity, confidence and courage.
    In this two-part episode, Martine and I delve into why clarity, knowing your strengths, and slowing down to understand what is most important to you in this season is so critical.  Martine addresses how to get intentional about where you’re headed and why, and how to redesign your life. 
    CONNECT WITH MARTINE
    IG: @martine31williams
    Website: Martinewilliams.com
    CONNECT WITH ARIVEE
    Free Resource: Feeling stuck or uncertain in this season of your career? Get your clarity guide here
    Website:www.ariveevargas.com
    Instagram: @ariveevargas
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ariveevargas/
    Join Arivee’s  women empowering women email community for inspiration, motivation, and actionable strategies from Arivee in your inbox.  We’re focusing on how to live that one beautiful precious life that you were meant to live it - with meaning, joy, aliveness, and alignment.

    • 23 min
    108. How to slow down for more clarity and confidence with Martine Williams - Part 1 of 2

    108. How to slow down for more clarity and confidence with Martine Williams - Part 1 of 2

    Martine Williams is a life coach, keynote speaker, public motivator, podcaster, and mompreneur. She knows what it takes to build a business from the ground up... while prioritizing time with her husband and two sons. Martine became a thriving entrepreneur heading a multimillion-dollar organization, leading and coaching nearly 28,000 women. With more than 17 years as a leader and national speaker, Martine found her passion for helping other women win at work without losing themselves in the process. She knows the struggles all Mompreneurs face: How to find harmony without experiencing serious burnout.
    As the Founder and CEO of Illuminate YOU Coaching, she delivers a proven approach for empowering women and leadership teams to breakTHROUGH burnout and get from where they are to where they want to go with more clarity, confidence and courage.
    In this two-part episode, Martine and I delve into why clarity, knowing your strengths, and slowing down to understand what is most important to you in this season is so critical.  Martine addresses how to get intentional about where you’re headed and why, and how to redesign your life. 
    CONNECT WITH MARTINE
    IG: @martine31williams
    Website: Martinewilliams.com
    CONNECT WITH ARIVEE
    Free Resource: Feeling stuck or uncertain in this season of your career? Get your clarity guide here
    Website:www.ariveevargas.com
    Instagram: @ariveevargas
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ariveevargas/
    Join Arivee’s  women empowering women email community for inspiration, motivation, and actionable strategies from Arivee in your inbox.  We’re focusing on how to live that one beautiful precious life that you were meant to live it - with meaning, joy, aliveness, and alignment.

    • 29 min
    Rewind: How to Start Deep Healing and Transformation, with Yvonne Castaneda

    Rewind: How to Start Deep Healing and Transformation, with Yvonne Castaneda

    Yvonne Castaneda is the author of Pork Belly Tacos with a Side of Anxiety: My Journey Through Depression, Bulimia, and Addiction (Santa Monica Press), a memoir for young adults, and a part-time faculty member at the Boston College School of Social Work where she teaches Basic Skills in Clinical Social Work and Social Welfare Policy. She is the founder of SoulFuerza. As a clinical social worker and therapist, she has worked primarily with the Latinx population in community health centers in Boston, with a focus on providing therapeutic support and treatment to adverse populations suffering from complex trauma. Yvonne's passion is working with under-served populations and providing a level of clinical care that is culturally competent, an approach to patients and clients that focuses on respect and authenticity. Having worked for many years in the fitness and wellness industry before getting her masters in social work from Boston College, Yvonne approaches her work with an eye on the mind-body connection and the effects of trauma on both the physical body and the brain.
    Her holistic, culturally sensitive approach is rooted in respect, truth and compassion.  She respects the unique way in which you show up in the world. She believes there is power in discovering your truth, and showing compassion. She uses different treatment modalities to treat symptoms that are triggered by any number of life stressors: family conflicts, relationship concerns, medical conditions, work related stress, acculturation difficulties, existential angst.  Yvonne is also a certified EMDR therapist and offers treatment for PTSD and other trauma-related disorders.
     
    In this two-part episode, Yvonne shares her story, including why she went to get her masters in social work when she was 45, after a fitness and wellness career.  And we dig into self-love, how to start working on deep transformation and healing, and what to do with all the baggage you’ve been carrying for too long, that contains beliefs and attachments to stories that aren’t helpful to you. 
    CONNECT WITH YVONNE
    SOULFUERZA: https://www.soulfuerza.com/about
    LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yvonne-castañeda-licsw-a45b3214/
    CONNECT WITH ARIVEE
    LINKEDIN: www.linkedin.com/in/ariveevargas/Join Arivee’s  women empowering women email community for inspiration, motivation, and strategies from Arivee in your inbox.  We’re focusing on how to live that one beautiful precious life the way you were meant to live it - with meaning, joy, aliveness, and alignment.

    • 32 min
    107. Cultura and Cash with Author Giovanna Gonzalez

    107. Cultura and Cash with Author Giovanna Gonzalez

    Giovanna "Gigi" Gonzalez is a TikTok influencer, financial educator, and author of the bestselling book Cultura and Cash. During The Great Resignation, she quit her 10 year corporate career to pursue her true passion: teaching financial literacy to young adults. 
    Gigi teaches personal finance and career navigation for First Gen at various organizations and on her TikTok account @thefirstgenmentor. She was named 40 under 40 by the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement, "Latinx to Watch" by Hispanic Executive Magazine and Top 25 Creator by Fast Company.
    In this episode, Gigi and I talk about her book Cultura and Cash, which I devoured in one sitting.  We delve into the impact of generation wealth and generational knowledge and how it leads to different starting lines for people when it comes to managing money and creating financial freedom.  We talk about the limiting beliefs we have to unlearn when it comes to money and the different strategies for being intentional with your money, and how to implement value based spending.  And we get into so much more so I can’t wait for you to hear my conversation with Gigi.  
    GET GIG’S BOOK CULTURA AND CASH: https://www.thefirstgenmentor.com/my-book
    CONNECT WITH GIGI
    www.thefirstgenmentor.com 
    IG and TikTok: @gigthefirstgenmentor
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/giovannagonzalez/
     
    CONNECT WITH ARIVEE
    Get your clarity guide here
    www.ariveevargas.com
    Instagram: @ariveevargas
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ariveevargas/
    Join Arivee’s  women empowering women email community for inspiration, motivation, and 
    Actionable strategies from Arivee in your inbox.  We’re focusing on how to live that one beautiful precious life that you were meant to live it - with meaning, joy, aliveness, and alignment.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Niadancer ,

Great for professional women of color

I love Arivee’s style. She’s positive, funny, insightful, and gives a healthy dose of motivation along with a kick in the butt to get all that we can out of our lives and careers. Her podcast feels like an offering of love and support, and I highly recommend it.

Clari Mac ,

A must-listen!

These beautiful conversations about the female minority experience are inspiring. So many pearls to take home. I am always refreshing my “latest episodes” in the podcast app to see if there is a new episode. Can’t wait for the next one

Carla Breton ,

A Breath of Fresh Air

Pandemic 2020/21 has been a blessing and a curse. Having distractions put on pause, I’ve had to deal with my own demons. However this pause also caused me to find my strengths. Listening to the Humble Rising, I could tell this was a show I was going to relate to. Even from episode 1, Arivee sounds like she’s not afraid to do “the work”. I am looking forward to this relatable podcast. We are enough! Let’s continue to connect and share each other’s stories. Thank you Humble Rising for bringing us together.

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