Empowering young professionals of color

Name: Trudy Bourgeois

Title: Founder

Contact: WebsiteTwitter 

Company: The Center For Workforce Excellence

What They Do: Leadership development company.  Focused on women and people of color

Originally From: Mobile, AL

College: Loyola University 

Field of Study: Business

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A Few Notes From the Show:

  • She is a subject matter expert on unleashing talent.
  • Not enough to be committed to success.  You have to build models and muscles.
  • All about making people around her better.
  • Whatever you learn, teach someone.
  • Business is all about relationships.
  • Relationships are about how things get done.
  • Should be hanging with people who are doing 10 x the amount of what we are doing.
  • Her 5,5,5 theory: 5 people inside of your org. If the org was in trouble, these 5 people would take their equity to make something happen for you; 5 people externally who are in mover / shaker positions that know you and know your value and are willing to open doors for you. 5 people internationally.
  •  Build capabilities. If you don’t know your value you can’t go very far.
  • Don’t be afraid to fail.
  • Get really good at something and a brand reputation.
  • Have a personal branding strategy.  People are drawn and attracted to successful people.
  • know what you want.
  • Everyday look for the small opportunity to uplift someone.
  • You can unleash talent in the next person you meet. Can do it every single day.
  •  Are you expecting something good to happen today?
  • Dream big and don’t let anyone steal your dreams.
  • Enjoy the journey.

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