The Wine & Chisme Podcast

The Chisme of Childhood Adversity & Career Choices

Episode Summary

Norma discusses how the traumas, microaggressions and general childhood adversity follows us well beyond childhood and affects the way we perceive ourselves when it comes to our career choices. She shares her college experiences that helped her decide why this work needed to be done.

Episode Notes

Wine: LaPincoya Sauvignon Blanc from the San Antonio region of Chile

Pairs great with shellfish, goat cheese and vegetarian dishes.

Very citrus forward, medium bodied and high in acidity. Very heavy in grapefruit flavor.


Norma Reyes, PhD, is a speaker, writer, and coach. She holds a doctorate in Adult, Professional, and Community Education from Texas State University - San Marcos. Her research is on the career development, happenstance learning theory and executive Latinas in higher education. Norma also holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling and Guidance and is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Texas.

When asked abut her why, Norma said,"I want to help everyone believe in themselves, that they can do anything they set their mind to. While I grew up poor, with my own struggles, I have always had hope of reaching my dreams. I have found that so many never had anyone believe in them, believe that they could do more."

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