91 episodes

Struggling with what to do next in your work and life? Need a podcast with honest realtalk (the good + the bad) so you know you’re not alone? And want strategies to get out of your own way?

Your host, Elaine Lou Cartas, a first-generation Filipino immigrant, is an award-winning Business and Executive Career Coach for women of color and allies. Elaine is like you - she’s been fired 3x, quit 2 jobs, changed careers 3x, and been in debt. Elaine’s success story? She’s always done what’s true to herself and wants you to know it’s possible too. She’s a former grassroots organizer, and nonprofit fundraiser.LA Weekly awarded Elaine as the #1 Thought Leader to follow, MSN recognized her as the Best Leadership & Executive Coach, and Apple News featured her as one of the top 5 business coaches to follow. Elaine also has 2 courses with LinkedIn.

On the WOC and Allies: Business and Career Realtalk™ Podcast (formerly known as the Color Your Dreams podcast), Elaine reminds you that your definition of happiness in work and life can continuously evolve. Elaine's podcast guests include team members, clients, friends, and even family members who discuss real challenges and how they honored their own voices. As a business owner and career leader, this podcast is here to help you build a life around what you want in this current season of life. So bring your coffee, tea, or boba for some realtalk every other Thursday! @elainelou_ // www.elainelou.com

WOC and Allies: Business and Career Realtalk Elaine Lou Cartas

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Struggling with what to do next in your work and life? Need a podcast with honest realtalk (the good + the bad) so you know you’re not alone? And want strategies to get out of your own way?

Your host, Elaine Lou Cartas, a first-generation Filipino immigrant, is an award-winning Business and Executive Career Coach for women of color and allies. Elaine is like you - she’s been fired 3x, quit 2 jobs, changed careers 3x, and been in debt. Elaine’s success story? She’s always done what’s true to herself and wants you to know it’s possible too. She’s a former grassroots organizer, and nonprofit fundraiser.LA Weekly awarded Elaine as the #1 Thought Leader to follow, MSN recognized her as the Best Leadership & Executive Coach, and Apple News featured her as one of the top 5 business coaches to follow. Elaine also has 2 courses with LinkedIn.

On the WOC and Allies: Business and Career Realtalk™ Podcast (formerly known as the Color Your Dreams podcast), Elaine reminds you that your definition of happiness in work and life can continuously evolve. Elaine's podcast guests include team members, clients, friends, and even family members who discuss real challenges and how they honored their own voices. As a business owner and career leader, this podcast is here to help you build a life around what you want in this current season of life. So bring your coffee, tea, or boba for some realtalk every other Thursday! @elainelou_ // www.elainelou.com

    90: How to Start Your Business and Get Your First Paying Clients

    90: How to Start Your Business and Get Your First Paying Clients

    About 7 years ago (2017), I graduated from my Masters in Leadership and Management cause I was getting ready to be an Executive Director for a nonprofit.The day I graduated for some reason I wasn’t happy or excited. It finally dawned on me,I’ve been listening to what everyone else wants, and not what I want. I’ve been people pleasing doing what others want for me, but what do I want?! And I realize, “I want a business where I can actually serve other women of color AND make a living from it.”...

    • 38 min
    89: How to Work with Gen Z with Keely Antonio

    89: How to Work with Gen Z with Keely Antonio

    Remember when millennials were called, “Lazy and entitled”?With the new “Quiet Quitting” and “Lazy Girl Job” trends, Gen Z is now getting stereotyped with the new, “Lazy and Entitled” title.I have clients who are Millennials and Gen Xers who always ask, “How do I work with Gen Z?”And I also have clients who are Gen Z who ask, “How do I communicate and work with these old paradigms of work?In my recent WOC & Allies: Business & Career Realtalk Podcast episode, I'm joined by my friend Ke...

    • 41 min
    88: How to Manage Your Boss and Team as a WOC Leader

    88: How to Manage Your Boss and Team as a WOC Leader

    Being a leader isn’t just about creating strategic decisions and hitting goals.It’s also about leading and managing your team, and learning how to manage up.It’s about the “soft skills” like teamwork, communication and conflict resolution. (On a side note, I hate that it’s called “soft skills” cause it’s these skills that are actually hard).This past month, I’ve been hearing from all my clients who are finding working in a team to be challenging.For example, the other day one client said, “El...

    • 26 min
    87: Getting Fired, Quitting a Job, Getting Laid Off and Changing Careers BTS On My Failures

    87: Getting Fired, Quitting a Job, Getting Laid Off and Changing Careers BTS On My Failures

    In 2017, I “failed.”I got let go from my dream job working as a Fundraiser at Pasadena City College where I raised $1.1 million in student scholarships.I was lying on my bedroom floor crying like a starfish.Unfortunately, I didn’t look as cute like Patrick from Spongebob…Despite getting let go from my dream job, it motivated me to take my part-time coaching business to full-time.To date, I’ve now worked with 2,000+ clients in 58 different countries :)I’m sure you can think of all your past fa...

    • 58 min
    86: Considering Foster Care With My Ex-boss, Mark Daley

    86: Considering Foster Care With My Ex-boss, Mark Daley

    So get this, I am watching The View on ABC, and I see my ex-boss, Mark Daley, talking about his book, Safe, a book about his experience becoming a foster care parent.Mark was my first boss right after college. He was a Campaign Manager for a candidate in Iowa. And I got a fellowship from Yale to work on the campaign he was managing as a Field Organizer. Mark was the former Communications Director for Hillary Clinton in her 2008 elections, has worked with 30 members of Congress, owned and sold...

    • 27 min
    85: How To Honor Your Emotions, And Protect Yourself From Others Emotions with Lidia Galvez

    85: How To Honor Your Emotions, And Protect Yourself From Others Emotions with Lidia Galvez

    I remember I used to have such a huge problem honoring what I needed, but as we get older we relearn to trust ourselves and our voice.In my latest podcast episode, I talk with Lidia Galvez, about Reiki, Somatic healing and theta healing. Lidia is a former client and friend, and she does reiki and sound bowl sessions at my retreats.What We Cover in This Episode: A somatic healing exercise you can do on yourselfUnderstanding Different Coping MechanismsExploring Personal and Professional Gr...

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

MelAdeleR ,

Inspiration and Empathy

I love the compassionate way Elaine conducts interviews. Her guests are all unique, providing inspirational insights. The podcasts always fly by because I’m so engrossed in the content and delivery.

Kaizen0000 ,

Insightful for all 1st-2nd generation immigrant professionals

I just love the space that Elaine holds for her guests and the gentleness& calm with which she asks thought-provoking questions.
Such wisdom and insight results from these conversations.

I LOVED the episode on navigating career transitions as a 1st gen immigrant with her brother Daryl!

jedrek11 ,

Elaine is THE coach to listen to!

I’ve only just started listening to Elaine’s podcast and I’ve binged several episodes already. I’m just hooked! She’s so genuine and so relatable. It’s rare to find a coach that truly cares not only about professional success but also our well-being equally. And that’s so important and an eye-opener as well because when we’re hustling we lose sight of that and her podcast has brought me back to sanity, every time!

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