Tag: <span>Platform Latino</span>

Ep. 9 – Lucy Pinto, Program Manager, Grow with Google Digital Coaches

Lucy Pinto

Lucy was nothing less of an amazing guest where we learned how to push through even when the future isn’t clear cut as we would prefer.

The episode highlights her life in growing up in the states where her family came purely for the future success of their children. The story continues to go into one of the turning points in her life where she realized she needed to speak up and share her perspective to succeed and reach her goals.

One of my favorite parts of the episode was talking about the importance of our network and sharing our resources to others to spread our social wealth. Both of our mentors gave us valuable info and access to resources that launched our careers to where they are today and we make it our effort to pass the baton to the next generation.

Closed Mouths Don’t Get Fed – Lucy’s Mom

Listen to the episode today and do not miss out on all the other valuable tips we can learn from Lucy.

Some resources mentioned during the podcast:

Ep. 6 – Jorge Ayala – Owner of El Barrio’s La Fonda Boricua & Curious Soul

Jorge Ayala

Today’s episode brings on the show Jorge Ayala who currently owns La Fonda Boricua in El Barrio. I have to admit I knew little about Jorge before agreeing to meet with him but it was a refreshing conversation and I believe an important one.

He moved from Puerto Rico in the 80’s to obtain his masters degree and continue his education but one thing never changed. That one constant was his never-ending curiosity. He loved learning how people work and function and just the different dynamics of human interactions. This lust for learning led him to work on neighborhood social programs in East Harlem eventually allowing him to take over a restaurant, La Fonda Boricua, a staple in the neighborhood.

Several decades later he has used his community involvement coupled with his quest for learning to continue the history of La Fonda. He has learned how to run a restaurant and is overly humble to admit he knows more than the average man.

The podcast closes with some solid advice that no matter what your upbringing or schooling it should never impede your quest for wisdom and knowledge. Some of the smartest minds in the world didn’t have a formal education and that shouldn’t be a barometer on how you interact with people on a day to day basis.

Listen and hopefully learn a bit about Jorge and his life. After if you are in the NYC area, maybe swing by La Fonda and check out the amazing artwork and enjoy it’s tasty Puerto Rican cuisine.

Here is the link to his episode of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay”

Ep. 3 – Oscar Collazos, Comedian and Founder of Hilarious Colombian Americans

Oscar Collazos

Today’s guest is Oscar Collazos, an amazing comedian who lives in New York. I asked him to join us on the podcast today because I loved hearing about his journey into comedy and making it in New York.

Episode 3 Summary

As some of you know I moved to NYC about a year ago and its had its ups and downs. It was definitely not as smooth as I thought it would have been but I have persevered and continue to roll with the punches. During this time, Oscar and I have met up a few times and probably unbeknownst to him he gave me the boost of motivation here and there to get through some of the difficulties. This is why I wanted to share his story with my listeners and spread the hope and laughs to make it in a new environment.

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” – Mike Tyson

This podcast runs a little on the long end but it is packed with gems of valuable tips and advice for anyone; not just people interested in comedy. It shows how in life you may be put in uncomfortable or foreign situations but once you push through you only become stronger and wiser. Also there will be doubters along the way but use that as fuel to really challenge yourself to prove them wrong.

Lighting Round

We close up the podcast with the lighting round where Oscar answers two valuable questions:

  1. What are some tips for people who move to a new environment?
  2. What is Oscar’s mantra that he repeats to himself to stay motivated?

I hope you enjoy and I can type forever on how much I love this episode but I will let you listen first and please share with me in the comments (here or on social media) on what you think about the episode and your favorite takeaway. Lastly, please follow, subscribe, share and hopefully give five stars to the podcast to let Apple know we are cool….. Gracias

You can find Oscar and the Hilarious Colombian Americans at:

Colombia not Columbia
Please make sure you spell Colombia Correctly 🙂