Like many other first generation Americans and those who struggle to overcome adversity, it has been a challenge adapting into the professional work force and overcoming cultural differences.
After 18 years in management and leadership positions I have encountered some amazing mentors and a cornucopia of experiences. Most of my professional experience is in the financial industry although the lessons I learned transcend across many industries. My success has been measured with awards and recognition, but I pride myself in the success of those I have mentored. Many of those I have had a privilege to mentor have become top performers in their field and have received awards and recognition for their performance. It is a privilege to be a part of the personal and professional growth of others. This site is a place were one can turn to for information, examples, tools and inspiration during their personal and professional growth journey.
During my journey I have been fortunate enough to have: a mother that supported my decisions, siblings and spouse who motivated me, children who inspired me, uncle and aunt who lifted me when I was down, teachers who believed in my abilities, parents of friends who exposed me to social circles and experiences that I otherwise would not have known and professional mentors who took me under their wing and fostered my desire to grow. It has taken this village and all of these individual blessings and experiences to allow me to become the person I am today. Through this realization grew the desire to provide a space for those who have not been as fortunate as I.
Within the topics I write I refer to many situations that either my family, friends, or I have gone through, and being that I come from a very large family there are a tremendous amount of situations to share. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest as the youngest of nine children by a single immigrant mother. To this day I still call the Pacific Northwest my home. My husband, 17 year old daughter and my boys 10 and 9 would agree that we would not want to live in any other place. With so many brothers and sisters come many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, the current count being 35 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews ranging from the age of 31 years and 2 weeks old. Counting my entire family with aunts, uncles and cousins would be a full time job, so I will just say I have a huge family.
I will be posting about a range of topics with a focus on person and professional growth. If you are unable to find the topic you are looking for feel free to send me a message on the Contact page or through my Facebook page. I look forward to being a source of information and resources for all who find value in what I have to offer.
-Eva Serrillos Amaya