Amber Cabral founded Cabral Co where she helps organizations identify the ways they can shift their behaviors, tactics, and mindsets to diversify the culture of the organization. As Amber says, culture is not just about counting heads, it’s about how it feels to work there. Her work helps move the needle on actually having an inclusive, as well as diverse company culture.
It was only when Amber was asked to sit on a diversity council at her job that she uncovered her passion for diversity and inclusion work. Later, when she switched jobs and the diversity council was no longer present, Amber had an aha moment that the diversity work was what actually lit her up about her job.
How does someone end up working in diversity and inclusion? Timing is everything. Before D & I became the career field du jour, Amber knew she wanted to do something, but the opportunities weren’t readily available. Moving to the Fortune 1 Company – Walmart Stores – she took on a major mentoring initiative for the company, which taught her many professional lessons before she exited the company and ultimately, the corporate world completely from an employee standpoint.
In the interview Amber shares how a “voluntold” opportunity put her on the path to a full-fledged consulting company, and how being open to new assignments can open up your career path.
“Always be evolving and be willing to do the work of change.” – Amber Cabral
Amber’s Lessons Learned:
1. You do not have to live the life you’ve been told to. You get to decide the kind of life and career you want.
2. Always be evolving. Doing something is better than thinking about everything, be open and eager for change.
3. Bring authenticity to every part of your life: relationships, work, family and everything in between. When someone connects to the authenticity in you, it opens up doors you would otherwise have never known existed.
Find Amber online:
Amber’s Website Cabral Co – Cabral Co
Amber on Instagram @BamCabral
Amber on Twitter @BamCabral
Amber on LinkedIn – Amber Cabral
What I’m reading and listening to this week
Golf Home Owners Find Themselves in a Hole on the WSJ
Three Brothers Launch Eco-Friendly Candle Company – on BlackNews.com
As mentioned in the episode
Last call for Package Your Genius Academy
It’s the last week to apply for this round of Package Your Genius Academy. I’m so excited about the amazing group that’s already coming together for our February 5 start date! Such brilliant minds. Among the current roster, we have a scientific research funding consultant, a therapist in private practice, and a life coach who is pioneering a new coaching style based on her stage time as an actor.
I still have some room for a few more high achievers who have a track record of professional success and need help framing their story, articulating their value to the clients who need them, and becoming more visible through media and speaking.
As always, Package Your Genius: 5 Steps to Build Your Most Powerful Personal Brand is available on Amazon
Package Your Genius Personal Branding Companion Workbook is available on Amazon