Meet Cristina Costa

Current life (Title)

Head of Learning & Development and Career Coach

 

Tell us about your business/occupation & how you ended up where you are today. 

I started my career as a teacher and I knew I enjoyed empowering others and teaching others -- I moved onto working in higher education before deciding that I wanted to go back into communications and marketing, which was my major in college. I then entered the world of tech by taking my first job in marketing at Paypal. Since then I have been navigating many areas in the technology sector from working as a consultant, project manager, diversity and inclusion lead, digital marketing manager, and now head of learning and development at Outco.

 

Superpower

To create inclusive spaces and empower people of color with the professional resources to succeed so that we can have more diversity in the workforce, build generational wealth, hold leadership positions and ultimately empower their communities.

 

Loves to talk about

Women empowerment, social justice, professional resources, music, travel

 

Pet Peeve

People who are not accountable

 

Wants to help you with

Ultimately your sense of self and building your confidence

 

Describe your typical workday?

I work remotely 100% at a SF based startup. My days fluctuate as I try to still workout and maintain an active lifestyle while working long days.

 

How do you keep yourself motivated?

I keep myself motivated by practicing daily meditation and ensuring that everything I do is intentional.

 

"Go to" quote or mantra?

"Success is simply doing what you love to do and being good at it"

 

What inspires you?

Seeing people live their authentic lives and be genuinely confident and happy.

 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Your network is your net worth.

 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Don't wait for permission to do the things you want to do and don't be afraid to fail.

 

What are your "go to" business books?

7 Habits of Highly Effective People, How to Gain Friends and Influence Others

 

What are your favorite productivity tips or hacks (apps, tools, organizational methods)?

Trello boards, Asana and good old pen and paper

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