What does a life coach do?

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On this episode of Tamarindo, we start off by discussing the 2020 Election results and our mixed feelings given Trump’s refusal to concede, our concern over how many people still support him and believe conspiracy theories like those pushed by QAnon. Though all of that keeps us worried, we’re staying hopeful for 2021 and what the Biden Administration may mean for the future.

As we close out the last episode of this season of Tamarindo and start to think of a new post-Trump era, we know many of you are doing introspective work right along with us. We talk about how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has pushed many of us to reflect on what’s most important.

It’s no surprise that in 2020 many of us have had to reset personal goals and adjust to a world with many uncertainties. This is why in this episode we talk about how a leadership or life coach might be helpful in pushing you to achieve your goals. Ana Sheila, our resident life coach, breaks down exactly what a coach does, how the work of a coach differs from that of a therapist, and what to consider when deciding to work with one. Brenda describes her experience working with an executive leadership coach, the phenomenal Liz Garcia, and how that was beneficial to her in exploring a career transition. Ana Sheila is a coach with Launch Latinx which you can learn about here: https://www.launchlatinx.co/

Tamarindo podcast, part of Luz Collective, is the Latinx show where hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma, hosted by Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino and edited by Michelle Andrade.

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In the United States, societal attitudes toward marriage are evolving, evidenced by a significant decrease in marriage rates – dropping from a robust 76.5% in 1970 to a modest 31% today – this trend spans various communities, including the Latino community, which is actively challenging conventional norms, reshaping roles, and forging new paths in their conceptions of love and family.

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Despite Latinas in the U.S. leading the charge as the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in 2023 and despite the rise of Bachelor’s Degree attainment among them, Latinas continue to feel the pressure of gender role expectations often imposed within Latino culture. A recent Pew Research Center study has shed light on just how much pressure Latinas in America are under.

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