S02 E02 – Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Work

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and Brooklyn sits down with “Jessica”, a Hispanic woman working in Corporate America, to learn more about this occasion.  They talk about how Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated at the office and Jessica shares some of the challenges she has faced while climbing the corporate ladder.

S02 E01 – Finding Love at Work

Nowadays we spend so much time at work that it’s no surprise that it can be the starting point of many romantic relationships. Finding love and making it work can be challenging in general.  Finding love at work adds layers and layers of complication. This week Brooklyn and Keisha look waaaaaay back on their dating life and bring in a guest who’s still in the game to download on their experiences finding, or not finding love at work.

S01 E18 – What about your friends, at work

If you’re lucky, you’ll both enjoy your work and the people you work with. Over the course of their career B&K have found a few lifelong friends as a result of closely working hard and playing hard with co-workers. In today’s episode they discuss the work friends they keep close and the boundaries they have with everyone else.

S01 E17 – Making a Baby while Building a Career

Women are waiting later than ever to have kids. One of the reasons is a focus on careers during their early 20s. For some, this does not create any physiological issues. For others, especially African American women, conceiving naturally at a later age is a challenge and requires significant intervention. Both scenarios, involve a delicate balance of the physical and emotional demands of work and building a family. In, this episode BK, Keisha, and Dr. Sarah St. Louis will talk through the journey to make a baby while building a career.

S01 E16 – Starbucks Anti-bias Training: Did it hit the mark?

Starbucks closed all of their retail locations on 5/29/18 to facilitate anti-bias training in response to an incident in one of its Philadelphia locations where a manager called the police on two Black men for supposedly using the restroom without buying anything.  This American Life was the only media outlet allowed to sit in on one of these training sessions. In this episode, BK and Keisha talk through what they took away from listening to the coverage during happy hour fueled by coffee inspired cocktails.    

S01 E15 – Finding the right coach

Jackie Hanselmann Sergi of Radical Spark Coaching, is back for part 2 of our career coaching series.  This week she joins us  fo drinks to demystify finding and assessing a career coach that is a right fit for you.

S01 E14 – Do I need a coach?

This week, we share a drink with leadership and empowerment coach, Jackie Hanselmann Sergi of Radical Spark Coaching. During happy hour, Jackie shares her view on the value a Career Coach can add as a member of your personal Board of Directors and how the role differs from a mentor, sponsor, and therapist.

S01 E13 – Internal Job Interviews

Keisha has a new job (at the same company). She shares her process for preparing for an internal job interview, leveraging a network and an executive sponsor, and negotiating after she got the offer.

S01 E12 – The First 90 Days

Brooklyn and Keisha celebrate their first 90 days of launching the Corporate Confidential and review a leadership book: “The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter” by Harvard Associate Professor Michael Watkins. Keisha reviews strategies offered by Watkins to build credibility in your first 90 days.