Advocating for Yourself with Alicia Ray

In today’s episode, Laura and Alicia Ray talk about the different empowering ways you can advocate for yourself, and in particular, the ones Alicia has implemented in her own life and career since joining Laura’s Group Coaching Program.

Alicia went from feeling burned out, overwhelmed, and barely surviving the day to regaining the power to make important decisions based on her values. She decided to prioritize her own development by betting on her success and choosing the path of self-advocacy.

Listen to this episode to learn the mindset shifts she has made throughout her development journey and how that has impacted what she says yes to and no to, how her values have evolved, how she uses them strategically in her role, and more.

Thank you for tuning in! If you haven’t listened to episode 120, where Laura dives deep into the main reasons leaders hesitate when it comes to their next career move, then go back and check it out!

In this episode, we cover:
-Incorporating your values into your life and career.
-How to prioritize your professional development.
-Becoming your own best advocate.
-Learning to delegate for a more aligned life.

Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Connect with Alicia on LinkedIn.
-Read the book: Find Your Fire: Stories and Strategies to Inspire the Changemaker Inside You by Terri Broussard Williams.
-Enrollment is now open for the next cohort of the You Belong in the C-Suite Group Coaching Program! Apply here!
-Get instant access to the Build a Boundary with Me Workshop and learn how to prioritize yourself.
-Values First is now available on Audible and Itunes, so be sure to take a listen!
-Join the Catch Crew and get access to team-building tools as well as Values First – the course.
-Subscribe to the podcast’s YouTube channel here.
-Laura’s first book – Values First. How Knowing Your Core Beliefs Can Get You the Life and Career You Want – is now available! Grab your copy today!
-Want to work with Laura? Check out her programs and coaching services.
-Find your Free Values Worksheet HERE and take action on what matters most today!

Connect with Laura:
-Follow The Catch Group on LinkedIn.
-Follow the show on Instagram @thecatchgroup.
-Enjoying what you hear? Follow and leave a review HERE.

More about Alicia Ray:

Alicia Ray is a highly sought-after leader in the Global Marketing industry. From driving records in business development to delivering exemplary products, her track record extends from AT&T to Twitter, spanning print, radio, and digital platforms. 

Beyond her expertise with both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, she also founded an organization to amplify Black-owned, Long Island based brands and their founders. Currently, Alicia is the Sr. Director of Product Marketing. Before this role, she was the Lead Global Product Marketing Manager for Twitter, leading a team of managers who delivered ad products to the market. Before Twitter, she was the Sr. Manager of Product Commercialization & Strategy for FreeWheel, leading a go-to-market strategy for their media and monetization business. 

Her professional experience extends to include being a Product Marketing Manager at AT&T, a Web Content Producer for Cox Media, and an adjunct instructor for Long Island University. She brings transformative thinking and surpasses customers’ expectations to build a positive long-term experience around any product or service. In addition to Alicia’s contributions to the adtech industry, she is an accomplished artist who has shared her body of work with many viewers across the world. Alicia is reminded to “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations,” Mae Jemison. 

Already overcoming many adversities, Alicia intends to transcend beyond the limits. Alicia is also a featured speaker at several events from the United Nations ReSolve Conference, Urban League’s Jobs Network Forum, ad:Tech, AT&T STEM Forum, and a host of career development programs. She is a member of the Advertising Club of New York and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Additionally, she was recently featured on Ad Monsters, , , and , recognized as one of the Top 25 Women in Marketing, Woman of Influence by the Urban League and for her contributions to the community by New York State Senator. 

Alicia holds a Master of Arts degree in Interactive Media Arts from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and Graphic Design from Florida State University. Alicia resides on Long Island with her husband and puppy.

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