My word for 2021 is DEVELOP. There are a lot of ways to apply and interpret the word DEVELOP and I plan to explore them in depth with the Puente Team as we begin the year. We will DEVELOP ourselves through goal-setting, DEVELOP programs, help others to DEVELOP best practices, and help our contractors and partners with construction DEVELOPment projects.
Live with Intention. 📐📖🖊✈️ Dream, Manifest, Design, Believe, Plan, & Do the Work, Be Patient & Persistent.🗓 📄⏳Some goals take a lifetime to realize. I am blessed to have parents who taught me there were no limits to my dreams & aspirations. I was privileged to grow up in a home where my parents never doubted they couldContinue reading “Intention”
See you at the Crowne Plaza Farmington Hills at 5:30pm for networking and a sample of a Tequila Cabresto margarita!
PS – If you haven’t bought your ticket, use Promo Code BRIDGE for $5 off your ticket! Price is $20 at the door so save by pre-registering! may29networkingexpo.eventbrite.com
I have a tendency to reflect and plan with the start of each season. January is rarely my time for goal setting or resolutions, rather the spring and fall tend to bring out my dreams and aspirations for improvement or a shift in my focus or energy. Did anyone else have a really long winter?Continue reading “Season of New Beginnings”
SAVE THE DATE! I’m excited to share my latest project – the BRIDGE Bilingual Business Expo & Networking Event scheduled for May 29th with our BRIDGE Partners, the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Farmington Hills and the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce. BRIDGE Bilingual Business Expo & Networking Event May 29th 5:30-7:30pm Crowne Plaza HotelContinue reading “Building BRIDGES”
Let’s be honest – networking is an integral part of all industries – corporate connections, entrepreneurship and the nonprofit ecosystem all rely on building relationships. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to effective networking. I love a room full of (mostly) strangers, I also love to take a client or an internContinue reading “Networking: A Shaking-Hands-On Experience”
Southwest Detroit received more MotorCity Re-Store awards than any other neighborhood, in part due to the hard work of our collaboration.
One would think that news outlets would occasionally use Google or even Wikipedia to confirm their history, yet, sadly, no. Sunday night, as I was watching the WXYZ-Detroit news coverage of the Mexicantown Cinco de Mayo Parade it was reported that the parade commemorated Mexico’s Independence Day. NO! NO! NO! Apparently, they could’ve just readContinue reading “5 de Mayo is NOT Independence Day”
Did you know that Hispanics now make up 18% of the total U.S. population? Yet, Hispanic and Latino labels are sociolinguistic and geographical – not racial. It is difficult to generalize the Latino population; it is far more diverse than one might think. There are over 57 million people who identified as Hispanic in the U.S.(Statistics accordingContinue reading “3 Tips ¿Sí/No?: Business w/ Latinos”
The challenge in doing cross-cultural and diversity training is that there are no absolutes. We can make generalizations and observations about cultures – stereotypes exist for a reason – but, they are not valid for every individual of that culture. Inevitably, if you make a statement about a specific group of people, it can offend or contradict someoneContinue reading “How can I bridge the gap between cultures?”