Interview with Dr. Allana Da Graca – The 120 Day Question
Own your voice. Be still in the silence and listen. Turn regret into action. If they don’t introduce you well, re-introduce yourself! And, be sure to tell yourself the truth! And these are just a few of the nuggets Dr. Allana Da Graca shared in this episode. It’s all about taking the reins and understanding that what you have done before has actually prepared you for what is next if you are willing to see the possibilities!
About the Guest:
Dr. Allana Da Graca, the persistence guru, helps women and entrepreneurs tell their digital stories. Obsessed with building authentic engagement, Dr. Allana helps people share their genius without apology. This has a major influence on their perception and ability to reach new milestones. She helps remove tech overwhelm and makes complicated processes become tangible steps that make goal attainment possible. Having helped more than 20 thousand individuals through her 23-year tenure as a Professor and Communication expert, she has been featured in FOX News, NBC, BNN, WERS,
WMUA, Dorchester Reporter, Boston Globe, The TEDx stage, WBOC, Shoutout Atlanta, Atlanta Voyage, EPOCH Times, and the UMASS Daily Collegian. She has been awarded the Robert C. Ford Fellowship, Martin Luther King Civic Leader Award, Laureate International Appreciation and many more.
For 24 years she has inspired students, leaders, fortune 500 executives, and entrepreneurs to rise above average! Her goal is to help leaders and entrepreneurs pivot online in the midst of a pandemic. She has helped her clients leverage their earning power and leave self-limiting beliefs. She has trained with notable thought leaders in the professional and business communication industries. Her dynamic persona and ability to bring out the best in others, make her highly sought out!
She is the author of 4 books – among them is Tomorrow Can’t Wait – An Inspirational Book offering Persistence for a Lifetime
About the Host:
Laurel Rutledge’s human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women’s leadership coach.
Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you.
After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice — she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work.
After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers.
From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Laurel has seen more sides of the business world than most. She’s achieved technical mastery of HR, with a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that must be followed.
She’s also a people person, perceptive and outgoing, with a sixth sense for helping others to see the difference between what they want and what they need. The culmination of this is in her personal philosophy: “lead with your heart, act with your head.”
Find out more at: https://laurelrutledge.com
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