Name: Mecca Brown
Title: Senior Claims Operations Manager | Life and Career Coach
Contact: meccambrown.com / Facebook / Twitter
Company: Mecca M Brown dot com / United Health Group
What They Do: Coaches women in life and career as a side hustler. Full-time: health care operations, United Health Group. Senior Claims Operations Manager. Manages a team of 50 people.
Originally From: Born in Guam (parents were in military), moved to San Diego
College: UCSD: University of California San Diego and did not graduate
Field of Study: N/A
- Fascinate by Sally Hogshead
- Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
- Body of Work by Pam Slim
Listen in to the interview:
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A Few Notes From the Show:
- Gave us a lyric from “Remember my name,” by Forte Miner, “This is 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain and 100% reason to remember the name.”
- When you feel like giving up refer to Eminem song, Lose Yourself. Lyric: success is the only option, failure is not.
- Is a side hustler working as a life coach and a Senior Claims Operations Manager.
- Works with women of color and those who are from the wrong side of the tracks.
- Always the one to volunteer at work to gain more knowledge
- Decided to leave school. Was raising a family.
- worked at career services while at college.
- worked at a temp agency. Was successful because they knew she could learn something quickly and make things happen for their clients. Leveraged the temp agency to build her skills.
- Saw while working at career services grads struggle without having enough skills and depth to be in demand.
- Took opportunities and risk.
- Make sure you build a compelling story and keep telling that story so people come looking for you.
- Keeping track of what you do and what you learn.
- Has an excel spreadsheet where she keeps track of accomplishments and things that she’s done.
- Keeps track of all the versions of her resume.
- Keeping track allows you to be ready for interviews.
- “Be fearless and take chances”
- Time has taught her to trust herself.
- Important to know the faces of shame so you don’t internalize it.
- Important to have a strong sense of self.
- We talk about the books she would recommend.
- We talk about Daring Greatly by Brene Brown and the piece about men and being on a high horse.
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