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33. Quitting your job and career to follow your true purpose with my dope client Cecilia Hernandez
Episode 338th March 2023 • Her Next Career Move • Jasmine Escalera
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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, and schedule a consult:


Let's connect!

Instagram: @JasmineEscaleraCoaching & @HerNextCareerMove_

LinkedIn: Jasmine Escalera, Ph.D

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