Episode 33

33. Quitting your job and career to follow your true purpose with my dope client Cecilia Hernandez

Published on: 8th March, 2023

Y'all, you're in for a real treat today!

In today's inspiring episode, you'll hear from Cecilia, one of Dr. Jasmine's first-ever clients, on her journey from money trauma to financial freedom, all while working up to her true purpose of becoming an entrepreneur.

Cecilia Hernandez is the Founder of ac³tualize, a space where money and wellness collide. She also has 8 years of finance and accounting experience in the advertising, education, and fintech space. Cecilia has a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from New York University. As a financial expert, Cecilia helps BIPOC, women, and the LGBTQ+ communities actualize their money goals by creating a financial mindset that puts mental and physical wellness first. In addition, she is a first-gen college graduate and the first person in her family to build a path toward financial freedom.

Currently, she's working on her certificate to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) to support others in creating and keeping generational wealth. She plans to change the community through one money mindset shift and one financial plan at a time.


In today's episode, we cover the following:

  • Money trauma
  • What inspired Cecilia to start her business, ac³tualize
  • Strategies to begin healing from money trauma
  • Cecilia's journey from starting coaching to becoming an entrepreneur
  • The feeling of hitting six figures while setting boundaries
  • Getting out of survival mode and living life honestly
  • The fears Cecilia faced and the fears she still faces
  • Advice to those who have a burning desire to quit
  • What's next for ac³tualize


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Guest info:

To keep updated on Cecilia's trailblazing, follow her on Instagram @ac3tualize, on LinkedIn as Cecilia Hernandez, visit her website www.ac3tualize.com, and schedule a consult: https://calendly.com/cecilia-ac3tualize/meeting-ac3tualize?month=2023-02.


Let's connect!

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LinkedIn: Jasmine Escalera, Ph.D

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Her Next Career Move
Helping women of color confidently make their next career move and get paid their worth.
Her next career move is the podcast igniting a movement to flood the workforce with dope women of color ready to claim it all. Through deep reflection, expert advice, and unfiltered storytelling, our host Dr. Jasmine Escalera will inspire and motivate you to take action toward owning your career. Take up space. Let your voice be heard. And always be nothing less than your dope self in every career space.

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