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SLĀ Foundation Presents The Power of Storytelling with Shane Adams

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It's hard to dream big when you don't know what's out there. That's why we bring young professionals from a broad range of fields to inspire high-school students through the power of storytelling. This is your chance to learn what all those people in the downtown office buildings actually do, how they got there and what it's like to be one of them.

It's hard to dream big when you don't know what's out there. That's why we bring young professionals from a broad range of fields to inspire high-school students through the power of storytelling. This is your chance to learn what all those people in the downtown office buildings actually do, how they got there and what it's like to be one of them.
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It's hard to dream big when you don't know what's out there. That's why we bring young professionals from a broad range of fields to inspire high-school students through the power of storytelling. This is your chance to learn what all those people in the downtown office buildings actually do, how they got there and what it's like to be one of them.

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English


Episodes

Stephanie Cantú

9/12/2019
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Stephanie Cantú, PhD is the Senior Student Program Coordinator at The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Stephanie and Shane sit down to talk about growing up as a child of divorce, being bullied for being less affluent than her peers, becoming a yoga instructor, and studying the social psychology of mating. She recalls the major factor that led her to where she is today— seeing a female president of Texas A&M University and being inspired to become a female...

Duration:01:04:28

Stephanie Cantú - Extended

9/12/2019
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Stephanie Cantú, PhD is the Senior Student Program Coordinator at The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Stephanie and Shane sit down to talk about growing up as a child of divorce, being bullied for being less affluent than her peers, becoming a yoga instructor, and studying the social psychology of mating. She recalls the major factor that led her to where she is today— seeing a female president of Texas A&M University and being inspired to become a female...

Duration:01:56:14

Danny De Los Santos

9/4/2019
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Danny De Los Santos is a Global Sales Enablement Manager at the technology company Cloudera. Danny came from the small town of Mercedes in the south of Texas. In this episode, Danny discusses his sexuality with Shane and struggles he’s faced because of it. Danny also talks about breaking out of the status quo when it comes to extracurriculars. He mentions how one of the best way to escape a bad situation is through obtaining an education, which is why he was the first in his family to go to...

Duration:00:52:03

Danny De Los Santos - Extended

9/4/2019
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Danny De Los Santos is a Global Sales Enablement Manager at the technology company Cloudera. Danny came from the small town of Mercedes in the south of Texas. In this episode, Danny discusses his sexuality with Shane and struggles he’s faced because of it. Danny also talks about breaking out of the status quo when it comes to extracurriculars. He mentions how one of the best way to escape a bad situation is through obtaining an education, which is why he was the first in his family to go to...

Duration:01:39:41

Shayna Dunitz

8/28/2019
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Shayna Dunitz is the Chief Operating Officer at the startup Central Athlete. Shayna talks about working in startups ever since she graduated from Ithaca College in New York and how she enjoys running marathons. Shayna and Shane discuss getting out of her comfort zone, taking initiative in business, navigating friendships, and becoming more involved in college. The two discuss how many people don’t consider themselves artists, athletes, or coders, but it’s never too late to try something new....

Duration:00:47:21

Shayna Dunitz - Extended

8/28/2019
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Shayna Dunitz is the Chief Operating Officer at the startup Central Athlete. Shayna talks about working in startups ever since she graduated from Ithaca College in New York and how she enjoys running marathons. Shayna and Shane discuss getting out of her comfort zone, taking initiative in business, navigating friendships, and becoming more involved in college. The two discuss how many people don’t consider themselves artists, athletes, or coders, but it’s never too late to try something new....

Duration:01:56:18

Vida Biggins

8/21/2019
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Vida Biggins is a Management Consulting Senior Analyst at Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm. Vida talks with Shane about dropping out of high school, attending community college, and then graduating from the Ivy League college Columbia. She discusses how having determination and taking initiative opened up new possibilities for herself. Vida talks about how she turned her adversity into strengths and initiated conversations that helped her further her career. She discloses how...

Duration:00:49:39

Vida Biggins - Extended

8/21/2019
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Vida Biggins is a Management Consulting Senior Analyst at Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm. Vida talks with Shane about dropping out of high school, attending community college, and then graduating from the Ivy League college Columbia. She discusses how having determination and taking initiative opened up new possibilities for herself. Vida talks about how she turned her adversity into strengths and initiated conversations that helped her further her career. She discloses how...

Duration:01:49:50

Jose Tamez

8/14/2019
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Jose Tamez is a Software Application Tech Support Associate Manager at Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm. Jose talks with Shane about how he achieved his dream by overcoming the challenges of moving and cultural barriers, a serious health ailment, and a long-distance relationship. He discusses how change can open up new, unknown pathways, and can often times be for the better. Jose states many examples of setting an end goal and finding the little steps to take to achieve...

Duration:00:49:32

Jose Tamez - Extended

8/14/2019
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Jose Tamez is a Software Application Tech Support Associate Manager at Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm. Jose talks with Shane about how he achieved his dream by overcoming the challenges of moving and cultural barriers, a serious health ailment, and a long-distance relationship. He discusses how change can open up new, unknown pathways, and can often times be for the better. Jose states many examples of setting an end goal and finding the little steps to take to achieve...

Duration:01:17:46

Lyric Wardlow

8/7/2019
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Lyric Wardlow is the Executive Director of her own non-profit, Yociety, and a Youth Specialist at Texas Network of Youth Services. Lyric sits down with Shane to talk about spending time in homeless shelters, being bullied, facing abuse from her father, and even dancing to pay the bills. She talks about how she was able to overcome these struggles with perseverance and determination. She tells Shane how her adversity made her a stronger person. According to Glassdoor, youth services jobs can...

Duration:00:51:17

Lyric Wardlow - Extended

8/7/2019
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Lyric Wardlow is the Executive Director of her own non-profit, Yociety, and a Youth Specialist at Texas Network of Youth Services. Lyric sits down with Shane to talk about spending time in homeless shelters, being bullied, facing abuse from her father, and even dancing to pay the bills. She talks about how she was able to overcome these struggles with perseverance and determination. She tells Shane how her adversity made her a stronger person. According to Glassdoor, youth services jobs can...

Duration:01:51:48

Nathan Ryan

7/31/2019
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Nathan Ryan is the CEO and Founder of Blue Sky Partners and a Commissioner for the city of Austin. Nathan talks about his wide variety of careers, from going on tour as a professional drummer, to working at Disney as a graphic designer— all without a 4-year college degree. Nathan and Shane discuss the power of making network connections and how they lead from one job to another. He talks about starting his own consulting business from the ground up with the help of experienced friends. You...

Duration:00:47:04

Nathan Ryan - Extended

7/31/2019
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Nathan Ryan is the CEO and Founder of Blue Sky Partners and a Commissioner for the city of Austin. Nathan talks about his wide variety of careers, from going on tour as a professional drummer, to working at Disney as a graphic designer— all without a 4-year college degree. Nathan and Shane discuss the power of making network connections and how they lead from one job to another. He talks about starting his own consulting business from the ground up with the help of experienced friends. You...

Duration:01:38:09

Federico Galarraga

7/26/2019
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Federico “Fede” Galarraga is an entrepreneur who founded three different companies: Tastegraphy, Full Fridge, and Sigma Lion. Fede talks about originally being from Venezuela and then getting his degree at the University of Houston in Texas in Electrical Engineering. Fede discloses that he really just got that degree to make an audio amplifier for the rock band of his dreams. Shane and Fede talk about how that degree actually landed him a job as a software developer at IBM, only for him to...

Duration:00:50:07

Federico Galarraga - Extended

7/26/2019
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Federico “Fede” Galarraga is an entrepreneur who founded three different companies: Tastegraphy, Full Fridge, and Sigma Lion. Fede talks about originally being from Venezuela and then getting his degree at the University of Houston in Texas in Electrical Engineering. Fede discloses that he really just got that degree to make an audio amplifier for the rock band of his dreams. Shane and Fede talk about how that degree actually landed him a job as a software developer at IBM, only for him to...

Duration:02:13:52

Paula Nguyen

7/4/2019
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Paula Nguyen is a Product Manager of Walmart Technology. Paula sits down with Shane to talk about growing up as a child of Vietnamese immigrants in Sugarland, Texas. She talks about working at a variety of companies before Walmart, like Facebook and Capital Factory. She shares how she wanted a job that incorporated both entrepreneurship and the corporate world, which at first might seem like opposite things. Paula then discusses how she found the perfect job for her and how careers can...

Duration:00:44:40

Paula Nguyen - Extended

7/3/2019
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Paula Nguyen is a Product Manager of Walmart Technology. Paula sits down with Shane to talk about growing up as a child of Vietnamese immigrants in Sugarland, Texas. She talks about working at a variety of companies before Walmart, like Facebook and Capital Factory. She shares how she wanted a job that incorporated both entrepreneurship and the corporate world, which at first might seem like opposite things. Paula then discusses how she found the perfect job for her and how careers can...

Duration:01:20:40

Corinne Vela-Speare

6/25/2019
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Corinne Vela-Speare is the interim Director of HR Information Systems at Visa, the multi-billion-dollar credit card company. Corinne sits down with Shane to talk about her struggles dealing with a teenage pregnancy and the pressure to retain a traditional Mexican household. She talks about dropping out of high school and working at The Scooter Store to make ends meet. The two discuss how she defeated those challenges and climbed up the corporate ladder to work at the largest credit card...

Duration:00:46:32

Corinne Vela-Speare - Extended

6/25/2019
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Corinne Vela-Speare is the interim Director of HR Information Systems at Visa, the multi-billion-dollar credit card company. Corinne sits down with Shane to talk about her struggles dealing with a teenage pregnancy and the pressure to retain a traditional Mexican household. She talks about dropping out of high school and working at The Scooter Store to make ends meet. The two discuss how she defeated those challenges and climbed up the corporate ladder to work at the largest credit card...

Duration:01:40:05