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Being You, A Black Woman, is hard…especially in Corporate America. There are too many hurdles thrown at us as we try to climb the ladder of success. From microaggressions against you and your hair to the lack of advocates and sponsors everyone needs. Someone please just tell us what to do to make corporate America work for us! The Trill MBA Show is here to help you fight these battles by giving you the strategies that work, straight…no chaser. With our host, Felicia aka The Trillest MBA you will ever know, the Trill MBA Show curates the real truth to help you survive and thrive in Corporate America.

Trill MBA Show - The Career Management Podcast for Black Women Felicia Ann Rose Enuha AKA The Trillest MBA You Will Ever Know

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 314 Ratings

Being You, A Black Woman, is hard…especially in Corporate America. There are too many hurdles thrown at us as we try to climb the ladder of success. From microaggressions against you and your hair to the lack of advocates and sponsors everyone needs. Someone please just tell us what to do to make corporate America work for us! The Trill MBA Show is here to help you fight these battles by giving you the strategies that work, straight…no chaser. With our host, Felicia aka The Trillest MBA you will ever know, the Trill MBA Show curates the real truth to help you survive and thrive in Corporate America.

    Career Growth and Self-Care In 2024 with Tiffany Samuels

    Career Growth and Self-Care In 2024 with Tiffany Samuels

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    S7: E42







    Career Growth and Self-Care In 2024 with Tiffany Samuels







    In this Season 7 finale episode, Felicia and her B-School bestie, Tiffany Samuels, reflect on their wins and career growth in 2023. They discuss the importance of being their authentic selves in the workplace and the challenges they face in navigating corporate environments. They also share their goals for 2024, including prioritizing self-care, building strong relationships, and continuing their career growth. With their signature humor and candid conversations, Felicia and Tiffany provide practical insights and inspiration for listeners looking to thrive in their careers. Don’t miss out on the gems and laughter in this episode of the Trill MBA Show!







    Key Takeaways in this Episode:









    * The need to be authentic and true to oneself, even in professional settings, while also navigating the expectations and dynamics of the workplace.







    * The importance of self-care and prioritizing mental and physical well-being in order to have career growth and thrive in our personal lives.







    * The significance of celebrating one’s accomplishments and embracing one’s authentic self, even in work environments that may not fully understand or appreciate it.







    * The need to set boundaries and only share what feels comfortable in professional settings, while still engaging in meaningful conversations and building relationships.







    * The commitment to career growth and personal growth along with continuous improvement while recognizing the progress made along the way.







    * The importance of community and supportive friendships in navigating the challenges of corporate America and finding understanding and encouragement.







    * The recognition of privilege and gratitude for the opportunities and progress achieved, while acknowledging the ongoing struggles faced by others.







    * The focus on personal and professional development, such as therapy, to address stress, manage emotions, and cultivate a positive mindset.

















    Additionally, Patreon members will have access to a objectives setting guide to help them in their career journey. Join our Patreon for access here: https://www.patreon.com/trillmbashow







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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Learning Workplace Dynamics: Lisa's Hard Fought Career Lessons

    Learning Workplace Dynamics: Lisa's Hard Fought Career Lessons

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    S7: E41







    Learning Workplace Dynamics: Lisa’s Story of Hard Fought Career Lessons







    In this Christmas week episode, Felicia delves into the intricacies of workplace dynamics through the journey of Lisa, an ambitious MBA graduate. Lisa’s story highlights the critical role of understanding corporate culture and the impact of one’s position within a company. As she transitions from a small brand with a nurturing manager to a larger, more challenging brand, Lisa learns to navigate emotional responses and the perceptions of her superiors. The episode underscores the importance of maintaining composure and strategically managing relationships to advance in the corporate world.







    If you need advice on workplace dynamics, you will find valuable insights as Felicia discusses strategies for dealing with difficult managers and navigating power structures. She offers guidance on how to assert oneself without confrontation and the importance of recognizing the significance of assigned projects in relation to company priorities. This episode promises to equip you with the tools needed to thrive amidst complex workplace dynamics and invites you to tune in for more empowering content in the upcoming season finale.







    Key Takeaways in this Episode:









    * Pay attention to the company culture and understand the pecking order of the company’s portfolio.







    * Control your emotional responses in the workplace and maintain an even-keeled demeanor.







    * Build key relationships and navigate office politics to create opportunities for growth and advancement.

















    Additionally, Patreon members will have access to a objectives setting guide to help them in their career journey. Join our Patreon for access here: https://www.patreon.com/trillmbashow







    Get Transferable Skills Checklist and Value Proposition Worksheet HERE







    Listener Letters: If you have a situation that we can all learn from, email us at ask@trillmba.com.  We will not use real names.  Put Listener Letter in the subject line to let us know we can read your letter on the show.







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    • 53 min
    REWIND: Workplace Protocols: How To Drive Prioritization

    REWIND: Workplace Protocols: How To Drive Prioritization

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    REWIND: Workplace Protocols: How To Drive Prioritization







    In this REWIND episode from Season 5 (2021), Felicia discusses the importance of prioritization in the workplace and how it can set you up for success. She shares insights on how to navigate feedback about not moving fast enough and emphasizes the need for collaboration with managers. Felicia provides practical tips on aligning priorities, giving updates, and proactively seeking information to stay on track. She empowers listeners to set boundaries, speak up for themselves, and focus on their best possible outcome. If you’re looking to thrive in corporate America and want to learn valuable protocols for success, this episode is a must-listen.







    Key Takeaways in this Episode:









    * Prioritization is Key: Understanding the importance of prioritization in the workplace is crucial for success. When receiving feedback about not moving fast enough, it’s essential to have a conversation with your manager to determine the priority of tasks. By aligning on priorities, you can focus on what truly matters and deliver results efficiently.







    * Collaboration and Communication: Building a collaborative relationship with your manager is essential. Instead of being passive or defensive, approach conversations about prioritization with a collaborative mindset. Ask for clarity on priorities and provide regular updates to manage perception and ensure alignment.







    * Set Boundaries and Take Ownership: Prioritization is not just about meeting organizational needs; it’s about setting boundaries and taking ownership of your work. Understand how your projects fit into the bigger picture and connect the dots between your work and the organization’s goals. By doing so, you can drive your value, set yourself up for success, and potentially advance in your career.

















    Additionally, Patreon members will have access to a objectives setting guide to help them in their career journey. Join our Patreon for access here: https://www.patreon.com/trillmbashow







    Get Transferable Skills Checklist and Value Proposition Worksheet HERE







    Listener Letters: If you have a situation that we can all learn from, email us at ask@trillmba.com.  We will not use real names.  Put Listener Letter in the subject line to let us know we can read your letter on the show.







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    • 19 min
    Surviving the Chaos: Tara's Story of Resilience in the Workplace

    Surviving the Chaos: Tara's Story of Resilience in the Workplace

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    S7: E38







    Surviving the Chaos: Tara’s Story of Resilience in the Workplace







    In this episode, Felicia shares captivating client chronicles that highlight the importance of building strategic relationships in the workplace. She tells the story of Tara, an ambitious black woman navigating a challenging work environment with an insecure manager named Beth. Felicia delves into the power dynamics at play, the impact of a recent restructure, and how Tara strategically builds relationships with key individuals, including Jim, the CEO. With valuable insights and practical advice, this episode offers a compelling narrative that will resonate with listeners looking to thrive in their careers. Don’t miss out on the valuable lessons and strategies shared in this episode of The Trill MBA Show.







    Key Takeaways in this Episode:









    * Building strategic relationships is crucial for career success: Tara’s ability to build key relationships within her organization helped her navigate through various challenges and secure her position. This episode highlights the importance of networking and leveraging connections to gain valuable information and opportunities.







    * Navigating difficult managers requires strategic thinking: Tara’s experience with her insecure and micromanaging manager, Beth, showcases the need for strategic thinking and adaptability. By understanding Beth’s motivations and leveraging other workplace relationships, Tara was able to navigate the challenges posed by her manager.







    * Identifying influential leaders and seeking their mentorship can be beneficial: Tara recognized the power dynamics within her workplace and sought mentorship from Jim, a senior leader. By building a relationship with Jim and seeking his guidance, Tara positioned herself for career growth and gained valuable insights into the organization’s dynamics.

















    Additionally, Patreon members will have access to a objectives setting guide to help them in their career journey. Join our Patreon for access here: https://www.patreon.com/trillmbashow







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    Listener Letters: If you have a situation that we can all learn from, email us at ask@trillmba.com.  We will not use real names.  Put Listener Letter in the subject line to let us know we can read your letter on the show.







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    • 42 min
    Becoming The Boss: How To Develop the Mindset and Skills for Effective Management

    Becoming The Boss: How To Develop the Mindset and Skills for Effective Management

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    S7: E37







    Becoming The Boss: How To Develop the Mindset and Skills for Effective Management







    In this episode, Felicia discusses the important transition from being an individual contributor to a team leader. She emphasizes the need for a mindset shift and the development of key skills such as visionary thinking, effective communication, decision-making, empathy, emotional intelligence, and trust-building. Felicia highlights the importance of motivating and inspiring your team, and shares personal experiences and lessons learned as a people manager. This episode provides practical tips and tactics for career growth and success in the workplace. Don’t miss out on this valuable advice to skyrocket your career and become a great leader.







    Key Takeaways in this Episode:









    * Transitioning from an individual contributor to a team leader requires a mindset shift and the development of new skills. It’s important to focus on visionary thinking, effective communication, and decision-making abilities.







    * Building trust and delivering clear and impactful communication are essential for successful people management. Motivating and inspiring your team should be the main objective as a leader.







    * Continuous learning, adaptability, and emotional intelligence are crucial skills to cultivate as a leader. Being confident, assertive, and practicing servant leadership can also contribute to your effectiveness as a manager.

















    Additionally, Patreon members will have access to a objectives setting guide to help them in their career journey. Join our Patreon for access here: https://www.patreon.com/trillmbashow







    Get Transferable Skills Checklist and Value Proposition Worksheet HERE







    Listener Letters: If you have a situation that we can all learn from, email us at ask@trillmba.com.  We will not use real names.  Put Listener Letter in the subject line to let us know we can read your letter on the show.







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    • 47 min
    Put Yourself First: How To Take a Break with FMLA

    Put Yourself First: How To Take a Break with FMLA

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    S7: E36







    Put Yourself First: How To Take a Break with FMLA







    In this episode, Felicia discusses the importance of taking care of your mental and physical health in the workplace. She dives into the topic of FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and how it can be a valuable resource for employees. Felicia provides practical tips and tactics for navigating FMLA, including understanding company policies, consulting with a doctor, and working with third-party administrators. She also highlights the need to advocate for yourself and seek legal advice if necessary. If you’re looking for guidance on managing your career and prioritizing your well-being, this episode is a must-listen.







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    Key Takeaways in this Episode:









    * Understanding FMLA: Learn the ins and outs of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a U.S. labor law that provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for qualified medical and family reasons. Discover who is eligible and how to navigate the FMLA process.







    * Advocating for Yourself: Take charge of your health and well-being by asserting your rights and advocating for the support you need. Consult your company’s policy, find a supportive doctor who will fill out the necessary paperwork, and document all communications with the third-party administrator and HR. Consider consulting a labor or employment attorney if you encounter challenges during the leave process.







    * Special Considerations: Be aware of potential biases and challenges you may face as a black woman in corporate America. Understand that FMLA leave may not save you from being let go if you’re on a performance improvement plan (PIP) or during a company restructure. Lean on your support system and network for guidance and emotional support throughout the process.

















    Additionally, Patreon members will have access to a objectives setting guide to help them in their career journey. Join our Patreon for access here: https://www.patreon.com/trillmbashow







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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
314 Ratings

314 Ratings

mike097478663 ,

Awesome show

Awesome show for anyone who knows the struggle

gigib1229 ,

Love this Podcast!

I had a coaching session with Felicia and it was equal parts sound advice and inspiration. She really cares about the success of black people and she has so much wisdom and insight into how the business world operates. I look forward to when her new episodes drop. Thank you Felicia, your work is so appreciated. 💕

Tiffj01 ,

Full of gems for Black women navigating their way in corporate America

This podcast is dynamic, offering weekly content that helps listeners thrive in their corporate careers. Hit the follow button!

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