The YoPro Know Podcast
By The YoPro Know
The YoPro Know Podcast Aug 19, 2022
Business Owner & Artist, The Art Of Megs l Meg Diamaduros l Greenville, South Carolina
"Follow your heart and don't stop until you get where you want to go." You could literally FEEL Meg's passion through the camera while we talked about her entrepreneurial journey to running her own business, The Art Of Megs. Watch her full interview but don't forget to check out her site here! https://www.theartofmegs.com/
Managing Editor at 6AM City: GVLToday l Ana Gibson l Greenville, South Carolina
When asked why she stays at 6AM City, Ana says it's because it's a great fit, but also for its mission and positivity. Get to know Ana and her role as Managing Editor at 6AM City (learn more here: https://6amcity.com/). This was a fun interview and I know you'll love hearing her story.
"Offer remote work or your young professionals will leave." I 28 yo. Tess Meyer
We cover remote work, culture, what to do early on in your career when you feel a "step behind" + more in this week's interview with 28-year old Account Executive at Glisser, Tess Meyer, at the time of the interview.
"Just do it." l Bronwyn Ahrenhold l Senior Sales Manager in Atlanta, Georgia
Bindu Pisupati: Communications Project Manager, Author & Podcast Host in NYC
Bindu is not only a Communication Project Manager, but a successful author and podcast host (of a top podcast for millennials)! We had the privilege of interviewing her last month and hope you'll find out more about her in this interview, along with her podcast and book series: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... + https://www.amazon.com/Love-Other-Fou...
"Don't think you have to have everything figured out." l Stella Yuen l Bay Area, CA l Mentoring
Impact. This week we are hearing from Stella Yuen, 34-year-old University Programs Lead at Clorox in the Bay Area. Stella has the opportunity to guide and mentor college students and create lasting impact on young professionals. In her interview, she shares what she has learned as a YoPro and where she is going next.
Software Engineer at Whoop I Boston, MA
In this week's YPK interview, we chat with Alec White, a 27-year-old software engineer at WHOOP.
You know we covered *YoPro* retention and why he continues to stay at his company, imposter syndrome, and ownership culture in this great interview.
Connect with Alec below!
Associate Attorney I NFL Agent I Philadelphia, PA
This week we interview Steve Vanyo, 27-year-old Associate Attorney and NFL Agent at Law Office of Lloyd Z. Remick/Zane Management, Inc. practicing Entertainment, Sports, and Media Law, in Philadelphia, PA. In this interview, we cover everything from how to invest in your future as YoPros, what it means to be flexible, and taking advantage of networking opportunities at this stage in your career.
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Business Development Manager I Fayetteville, NC
What does the post pandemic work life look like for YoPros? In our interview with Dwayne, 26-year-old business development manager, we cover everything from remote work (including how to ask for it!) and being clear about what you want.
Career Coach I Toronto, Canada
Communication is key in the workplace.
Take it from 31-year-old career coach, Max Chan, who reminds us on the importance of soft skills like communication and leadership. Interviewees are looking for those soft skills to for you to be successful in the workplace.
A big thank you Dominic Imwalle for connecting us!
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Founder of Albert’s List I Bay Area, California
Albert's List is breaking down the walls of the traditional recruiting process.
34-year-old founder, Albert Qian, from the Bay Area, provides a resource to help professionals navigate the job search process by getting them in front of the right recruiters.
Learn more about how Albert is doing this with his own unique twist at the link in our bio, and if you want more stories like Albert's in your inbox each week, subscribe to our newsletter today: https://www.yoproknow.com/blog
The YoPro Know Year in Review
Through stories, interviews, and experiences of YoPro’s we were able to bring you advice to help young professionals succeed in the workplace.
Digital Media Strategy Analyst I Philadelphia, PA
"You have something to offer, so don't let others tell you that you can't."
Koty Marine, 28-year-old Digital Media Strategy Analyst from Philly reminds us to find what you are passionate about in this week's YoPro Interview.
If you want stories like Koty's in your inbox each week, subscribe to our newsletter here: https://www.yoproknow.com/blog
Culture Coach I San Francisco.
We hear about the "Great Resignation" almost daily, but what does it really mean?
We cover all of that + more in our interview with 26-year-old Culture Coach, Seth Willis, from San Francisco.
Head to the link in our bio to watch Seth’s full interview and connect with him!
Studio Manager of Silver Art Projects I New York, NY
Join the YoPro Know this week, as we interview Lilly Robicsek, studio manager of Silver Art Projects, a non-profit artist organization in New York City. We cover everything from breaking into the art industry and the hardships she has experienced along the way. Check out more about Lilly and the amazing Silver Art Projects here: https://www.silverart.com
Licensed Clinical Social Worker I Philadelphia, PA
Sadly, the term burnout is not unfamiliar one to young professionals today.
Danielle Silberman’s story is one that many YoPro’s can relate to. As a licensed clinical social worker, she shares her experience that included burnout early on and how she found a better way of coping with such a taxing job.
Connect with Danielle here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemsw/
IT Analyst and Founder of DX Consulting I Cleveland, OH
Join the YoPro Know this week as we interview Dominic Imwalle, 23-year-old IT Analyst at Deloitte and the Founder of DX Consulting in Cleveland, Ohio. We cover everything from his experience as a career coach to balancing his job at Deloitte. Dominic also speaks about his young age as a career coach and why it actually gives him an extra edge to support his clients and the growth of his business. Check out more about Dominic here:Check out more about Dominic here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dxconsulting-llc/about/
Banker at JP Morgan I New York, NY
Charlie is a 31-year-old Banker at JP Morgan in New York. Charlie is a 31-year-old Banker at JP Morgan in New York. She made the shift from working in the Army to business school and then her role at JP Morgan. During this transition, she learned a lot about the importance of tackling learning curves and asking the right questions.
Comedian, Actor, and Video Editor I California
30yo Comedian, Actor, and Video Editor, Anand Mahalingam, Takes Los Angeles. We cover everything like why he moved out to California to pursue his dream of acting and comedy, how he sometimes works 3 jobs in a day + then goes for an audition, and what motivates him. You won't want to miss Anand's story.
Senior Marketing Operations Manager at Twitter I New York, NY
Do it now! What is “it”? Well, that’s up to you. Is there a job you like but think it might be a stretch? Apply. Is there an industry or company that interests you? Go learn more. Doubting yourself can be easy but if you want to develop and grow as a professional you must take risks and leap into action. Tori Levine is a 27-year-old Senior Marketing Operations Manager at Twitter. She began as the head of marketing at a small start-up company but took a risk and applied to a position at Twitter.
Founder of Brett Lyle Coaching & National Account Director I North Texas
Brett Lyle is a 34-year-old Founder of Brett Lyle Coaching and a National Account Director for Pulsara in North Texas. She has always worked in healthcare and then decided to add-on coaching part-time. As someone who graduated during the 2009 recession, she knows what it is like for recent graduates who graduated during the pandemic. She saw the need for helping people de-stress and navigate the job search and launched her coaching business.
Higher Education Career Consultant I Indiana
Jordan Hallow is a 28-year-old Career Consultant in higher education from Indiana. As a first-gen grad himself, he now helps college students prepare for life after college through networking opportunities, resume building, interview prep, and job fairs.
Media | Actress from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Callee Miles is a 26-year-old actress from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Callee has been a part of off-broadway theater for the past 3 years, however, the pandemic made her industry look much different. Watch her interview to get a deeper look into the acting industry!
High School English Teacher and Students in Action Advisor I Lexington, SC
Jessica Bonnett is a 35-year-old High School English Teacher and Students in Action Advisor in Lexington, South Carolina. Jessica comes from a family of educators so she has always known that this was the career path for her. She and a fellow English teacher got involved in Students in Action which is an organization that instills and encourages leadership in students through service and philanthropy. Text CMUPSTATE20212 to 71777!
Finance | Vice President at Acrisure Re
Leah Hunter is a 28-year-old Assistant Vice President at Acrisure Re in Burlington, North Carolina. Leah has always had an interest in the insurance field but understands that not everyone shares that passion. Insurance can be a difficult industry for young professionals to become interested in which is something that Leah wants to change.
Entrepreneurship & Media | Owner of Amanda Worthington
Amanda Worthington is a 29-year-old User Experience and Web Designer for her own company, Amanda Worthington. Her company was originally a side business and her 9 to 5 was in software consulting. Like many YoPros, Amanda found herself jobless in 2020 during the pandemic and that is when she made the decision to pursue her company full time.
Engineering & Non-Profit | Civil & Environmental Engineer in New York City
Meet Bhargavi Golluru, a 29-year-old Senior Civil & Environmental Engineer in New York City made when she moved back to the states after working in New Delhi for a year. After working in a corporate engineering job after graduation, she decided she wanted to feel the impact of her work on a global non-profit scale, which led her to India. She moved back in January of 2020 and then found herself seeking a new job opportunity during the height of the pandemic.
Entrepreneurship & Health | Owner of Clarity Fitness
Abbey Griffith is the 25-year old Owner of Clarity Fitness in Atlanta, Georgia. Abbey took her passion for body positivity and wellness and combined it with her experience at the University of Miami where she did her senior project on opening a gym for her industrial engineering degree. Growing a business pandemic has certainly come with its own set of challenges but Abbey has not let that get in the way of her determination to help those who may struggle with having a healthy relationship with their body.
Sales | Commercial Real Estate Broker at JLL
Isaiah Wilson is a 23-year-old Commercial Real Estate Broker in Houston, Texas. He was a job seeker during the height of the pandemic, however, he did not let that deter him. He shares how his passion and goals are reflected in the work that he is doing and hopes to do in the future.
Sales | Sales Director at Vivint
Tim Jooste is a 36-year-old Sales Director in Tampa, Florida. Tim was not sure what career path was going to be right for him, but after having two very successful bosses he learned what skills he needed to develop to best set himself up for success.
Sales & IT | Sales Strategy and Operations Associate in the Talent Solutions Department at LinkedIn
Michael Leath is a Sales Strategy and Operations Associate in the Talent Solutions Department at LinkedIn in San Francisco, California. Michael made the switch from finance to the tech industry and although it wasn’t a speedy process, it proved to be a successful endeavor.
Entrepreneurship | Founder and CEO of Emergency Medical Solutions
Tim Nowak is the 37-year-old Founder and CEO of Emergency Medical Solutions. The pandemic has shown the benefits of being able to work remotely and that is what Tim is hoping to do in order to have the ability to spend more time with his family.
A young professional is defined as a person between the age of 21-39 which is also a time period in which many people get married and consider starting a family. The increase in opportunities to work digitally can allow yopros to progress professionally and personally.
Health | General Pediatrician in Detroit
Dr. Liz Johnson is a 33-year-old General Outpatient Pediatrician in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Liz has always had a passion for working with children which made the decision to become a pediatrician a no-brainer. The medical school journey is not for the faint of heart and I got to learn about what the process is like in my conversation with Dr. Liz.
Entrepreneurship | Founder of Jess Smith Coaching
"Where do you want to go next?" That is a question that changed Jess Smith’s career goals and it is the question she works through with her clients now. Jess Smith is a 30-year-old career coach from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jess originally worked in recruiting and then made the decision to start her own career coaching business to help others find clarity in their job search and determine what they truly want to do.
Finance and Media | Consultant & Actress From Pittsburgh
Shravani Charylulu is a 26-year-old Consultant at PNC, and she is also an Actress. Being a consultant can be a demanding career but Shravani has found a balance that has made both careers work and you can too. When you find something that makes you happy, you have to pursue it and that is exactly what she is doing.
Entrepreneurship | Founder of AYM Consulting
Meet Andrea Macek, Founder and Career Coach at AYM Consulting in Chicago, Illinois. Andrea has not had a linear career path yet has still been incredibly successful. She decided to launch her own company because she wanted to give back to others who may be struggling to find the right career fit. If you are a recent graduate or a YoPro looking for a new career, Andrea’s interview is perfect for you.
Finance | Founding Member and VP of Peak Money
Meet Jonathan Yagel, a 34-year-old Founding Team Member and VP of Peak Money, a goal-based savings app. Jonathan has been with the company for 10 years and helped it take off as a start-up. Peak money understands the importance of young professionals creating smart savings plans early and they want to help! They have launched a special promo for our audience so make sure to watch the full interview to learn how to get started! Need resume help? Reach out to Next Level Career Coach here: https://nextlevelcareercoach.com/
Engineering | Software Engineer at Nuro
Meet Manu Goyal, a 26-year-old Software Engineer in San Francisco, California. He works for a start-up company called Nuro and shares with us how his passion for coding and computer programming led him to this innovative company. Shop all things Flashpacker here: https://flashpackerco.com/collections/flashpacker-gear
Entrepreneurship | Founder and CEO of Hello Earth
Meet Aidan Heintzman, the 26-year-old Founder and CEO of Hello Earth based in New York. Aidan has always had a passion for helping others and making the world a better place in any way possible. Aiden created Hello Earth to be able to make a difference for people and the planet on a larger scale.
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Health & Engineering | Epidemiologist in California
Meet Jessica Hinman, a 32-year-old Epidemiologist in the Bay Area, California. She shares with us what led her to the field of epidemiology, what exactly an epidemiologist does, and how her company's projects have shifted given the uprising of the coronavirus.
Entrepreneurship | Founder and CEO of Wedzee
Meet Jennifer Burns, the 34-year-old Founder and CEO of Wedzee, a website that allows people to buy and sell new or used wedding items. Jennifer once had an Etsy shop that she used to sell wedding goods and once that small shop took off her husband suggested that she launch her own platform. Together they created Wedzee using Jennifer’s wedding industry knowledge and his digital marketing background. She shares with us what it takes to be successful as a young entrepreneur.
Law & Politics | Law Student at Samford University
Meet Meredith Taylor, a 25-year-old second-year law student at Samford University. She shares how having time off between undergrad and law school helped her to realize her larger goals and solidify that law school would help her achieve them. Meredith also interned at the Capitol one summer and shares how her law school responded to the horrific events that took place and her personal view as someone who once worked there.
Marketing | Director of Products and Marketing at Phonetic Eyewear
Meet Caitlin Northup, 34-year-old Director of Products and Marketing for Phonetic Eyewear in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Caitlin studied communications and marketing in college but began her position at Phonetic Eyewear as an Office Manager. However, she showed continuous dedication and proved that she had the ability to be an asset to the company in a marketing capacity and ultimately worked her way up. She shares with us why she likes working at a smaller company that aims to bring in employees that grow with the company and create a strong internal structure.
Health | Registered Nurse in Birmingham, Alabama
Meet Emma Katherine Valentino, a 25-year-old Registered Nurse in Birmingham, Alabama. She originally started in the emergency department of hospitals but has now transitioned to the cardiac intensive care unit. However, since the pandemic began, her unit has been converted to the covid unit in her hospital which has come with its own set of challenges. She shares with us the importance of checking in on the mental health of front-line workers and how she is balancing working while completing her Master’s.
Media & Entrepreneurship | Morning Anchor and Founder of Modern Man
Meet Ted Phaeton, a 32-year-old Morning Anchor and Modern Man Founder. Modern Man is a men's group in Greenville, South Carolina that gives men a place to share their struggles and help one another. Work stress goes hand-in-hand with mental health and it is important that people have the resources to keep their emotional-well being healthy.
2020 YoPro Know Year In Review
Join YoPro Know Founder, Kamber Parker, as she reflects on what 2020 brought for the YoPro Know. She also highlights the exciting plans for YPK in 2021. Happy Holidays!
Education | Founder of CampusHQ
Meet Pragya Chaturvedi, a 19-year-old student at The University of Virginia. Pragya started CampusHQ as a way to provide advice and guidance to high school and college-age students as they become young professionals. She believed that too often, the advice that is put on the internet about finding the perfect college or perfect career path is being given by older adults who went through this process a much longer time ago than current Gen Z college students.
Law & Politics | Campaign Strategist in Washington D.C.
Meet Ben Bostick, a 26-year-old Campaign Strategist in Washington D.C. Ben currently works for GQR, a polling and strategy campaign firm. With this year being a major election year, roles such as Ben’s have been more important than ever. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into campaigns beyond the advertisements that end up on our phones and television screens. Ben shares with us the various components that go into campaign strategy and where he hopes this career will take him in future years.
Sports | Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Howard University
Join us this week as we talk with Jake Brown, 25 -year-old Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Howard University. Once a player himself at Middlebury University, Jake received a Bachelor's degree in Economics with a minor in political science. He attended Columbia University for his Master's where he got a first glance of being a graduate assistant coach for a division 1 school. He shares what a daily coaching schedule looks like, how it has looked different since the pandemic, and his aspirations as a basketball coach. Link in our bio for his full interview.
Entrepreneurship | Founder and CEO of Brave Freight
Join us this week as we interview Troy Bravenboer, 34-year-old Founder and CEO of Brave Freight in Tampa, Florida. Troy has gone from working in sales to being in ministry full-time with his wife, to being the Founder and CEO of a trucking business. He is proof that your career does not have to follow a traditional path. Troy shares with us what it took to build Brave Freight and what he does to help the company continue on a path of growth and success.
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