Amiga, Handle Your Shit


A Brave Journey to Freedom with Beatriz García

Ep. 40
It is said that people only make radical changes when they experience extreme situations. Being choked and beaten in front of their children by her husband, who then beat both kids, was Beatriz's pivotal moment. The fact that she didn't have an ID or a job or that she didn't even speak English at the time didn't stop her; she got her kids, left the house, walked to the nearest Police Station, and asked for help.Today, I'm joined by Beatriz García, a former client who survived domestic violence and came to the show to tell her story. Beatriz described the horrors of over a decade of abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband, who hired a coyote to bring her from Mexico to America and kept her captive in her own house, denying her to work or learn English.Beatriz tells her story in a raw tone, using simple words to describe some of the most horrible types of abuse, the calvary her life was, and how she managed to escape against all odds.Tune in to Episode 40 of Amiga, Handle Your Shit, and learn Beatriz's redemption story.Some Questions I Ask:Tell us where are you from and how did you get into the U.S? (4:54)Did your ex-husband was already violent and manipulator when you met him, or it started when your kids were born? (9:24)When was the moment when you decided you have had enough of the abuse? (12:54)How is your life after you got legalized? (27:33)In This Episode, You Will Learn:How it was for Beatriz to get illegally into the U.S and being forced to leave one of her kids at the border for one week (5:56)The first red flag. When Beatriz knew her ex-husband was a violent man (9:44)Not even a dog's life. How was Beatriz's life living with her ex-husband (11:53)Christmas and New Year’s Eve at the police station. The beginning of Beatriz's new life (15:54)How hard it was for Beatriz to get the VISA (22:49)The reborn. How is Beatriz's life now after going through hell (28:01)Let's Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne website

Level Up Your Etiquette with Jules Martinez Hirst

Ep. 38
What etiquette tips have you learned throughout your life? How you present yourself personally and professionally is extremely important for first impressions and leveling up your game.In today’s episode, I am joined by the amazing Jules Martinez Hirst. Jules is an etiquette expert and co-author of the book Power of Civility. She offers modern mannered classes to provide students and employees the tips and techniques to handle proper etiquette in today’s highly competitive global marketplace. She conducts lectures, workshops, seminars, and webinars for business professionals, college students, and teens, and tweens. Jules is dedicated to empowering individuals and groups with confidence and essential social grace.Jules Martinez Hirst and I talk about her family background, how her education led her to etiquette coaching, the value of etiquette training in today’s endless technological distractions, and what her programs consist of. Jules’ tips and tricks are a wonderful way for you to make sure you are presenting yourself as best you can so you can leave a great first impression.Tune in to Episode 38 of Amiga, Handle Your Shit, to learn about Jules and how she can help you improve your etiquette!Some Questions I AskHow do we break our patterns of technology distractions? (8:20)Are you going to write a second book? (18:08)Can you tell us about your programs? (21:18)In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Jules background (4:20)How technology distractions impact our etiquette (6:48)Jules’ education that led to her etiquette coaching career (11:30)About the etiquette school that Jules sends her kids to (19:55)Jule' advice for Amigas to handle their shit (24:25)Connect with Jules Martinez HirstWebsiteLinkedInTwitterInstagramLet’s Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne websiteHow To Handle Your Shit Amiga & Have a Better Life! - Free masterclass

One Year Anniversary Throwback: Tia Rivera

Season 1, Ep. 37
What a journey has been! Next week is going to be one year since I first started my podcast. It’s undeniable, this adventure has been a rollercoaster of emotions that wouldn’t have been possible without your continuous support. I will be forever grateful!To celebrate Amiga, Handle your Shit Podcast’s first anniversary, I decided to do a throwback episode to one of our amazing amiga that was with me a year ago, Tia Rivera, and celebrate her appearance in the amazing movie In The Heights.Tia Rivera is an entertainer and New York City native. She began dancing professionally at 17. Since then, Tia has performed globally with some of the world's biggest superstars. Her performance credits include working with Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce, Usher, Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Kanye West, Neo, and many, many more. With the knowledge and experience, she gained as a performer to begin working as a choreographer and movement coach to the stars. Tia also has a strong drive to provide motivation and education for aspiring entertainers. She teaches performance workshops and seminars, offering vital information and effective tools to succeed in today's industry.Some Questions I Ask:How did you find the leadership traits inside yourself? (17.25)How did you come across personal development? (20.20)How was meeting Jennifer Lopez? (33.51)In This Episode You Will Learn:When Tia understood she could make a career out of dancing. (13.54)How tia discovered personal development. (20.23)Why Tia started a mentorship program. (26.32)Connect with Tia Rivera:InstagramWebsiteLet’s Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne websiteResources:PSI: Strategies for Life SuccessMotivating ExcellenceRich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. KiyosakiThink and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Discovering a Passion for Public Service with Dr. Monica Sanchez

Ep. 36
Are you passionate about helping your community? Through volunteering, advocating, and support, you will discover the tremendous difference you can make in your area.In today’s episode, I am joined by the inspirational Dr. Monica Sanchez. Monica was elected to the Pico Rivera City Council in a special election held in November 2019, which made her the Pro-Tem Mayor of the City of Pico Rivera. Dr. Sanchez is currently a board member for the Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority - a public agency that provides social services to seniors such as meals and job services to adults and youth at no costs. Dr. Sanchez works as an Educator for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, and advocates for women, children, and public health.Dr. Monica Sanchez and I talk about her experience growing up as the daughter of a farmer, why she decided to become the first person in her family to go to college, what her career journey has been like, why she has decided to run for mayor, and so much more. Monica has committed herself to a life of service for her community which is why she would make an incredible mayor. Monica also gives great tips for all Amigas to handle their shit and set themselves up for success.Tune in to Episode 36 to learn inspiring lessons from Dr. Monica Sanchez’s journey to growing a successful career in public service!Some Questions I AskCan you give an example of what seeing your father as a farmer taught you? (6:20)Did you know that Cal was the school for you? (12:59)Did you always believe you would use your degree for public service? (20:00)How did you decide you wanted to be a politician? (25:40)Do you have any tips for Amigas to handle their shit? (32:18)In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Monica’s background (4:11)Where Monica’s desire to attend college came from (8:40)Why Monica decided to go back to school after teaching (16:09)About Monica’s current role in drug and alcohol prevention (22:48)Monica’s goals if she is voted in as mayor (29:43)Connect with Dr. Monica Sanchez:FacebookTwitterLinkedInLet’s Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne websiteHow To Handle Your Shit Amiga & Have a Better Life! - Free masterclass

The Power Of Manifestation with Alexia Melocchi

Season 1, Ep. 35
Have you ever had a dream or desire but you didn’t know to transform it into a reality? Sometimes the simple thing you can do it’s just manifest it to the universe. Manifestation is essentially the act of feeling something is yours and making it real. When you manifest something, you're making it known to the universe that this thing — whether it's a dream job or a new car — will be yours. In order for manifestation to work, you have to fully believe in it. Throw your negative mentality out the window and start thinking positively.Today’s guest Alexia Melocchi will tell us how the power of manifestation completely changed the course of her life and allowed her to become a successful entrepreneur and Hollywood producer.Alexia Melocchi is a prolific producer, marketing and distribution executive, blogger, journalist, brand ambassador, and business consultant. She is an accomplished entertainment industry professional with a long proven track record of success within both the domestic and international film and television communities. Alexia and her partner on little studio films, a Beverly Hills-based production consulting and distribution company.Tune in to episode 35 to learn how Alexia become a succesful Hollywood producer and why she decided to write a book about show business.Some Questions I Ask:Which was your spark in doing films? (10.36)At which point did you decide to create your own business? (16.09)Which is your favorite film you produced? (37.34)In This Episode You Will Learn :How Alexia started her career in the movie industry. (10.43)Which are Alexia’s 3 rules for success. (19.07)Why Alexia decided to write her book “The heart Of Show Business” (24.16)Connect with Alexia Melocchi:InstagramFacebookWebsiteAlexia's Book: The Heart Of Show BusinessLet’s Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne websiteHow To Handle Your Shit Amiga & Have a Better Life! - Free masterclass

Celebrating Togetherness with Loriann Serna

Ep. 34
What gives you a feeling of togetherness? When it comes to celebrating and planning events, the little details go a long way to amplify the energy and leave a lasting feeling of connection.In today’s episode, I am joined by an amazing woman, Loriann Serna. Loriann is an incredible event planner who takes pride in providing customized services to each of her clients. She and her team at The Wife Of The Party, along with sister company Happen, strive to produce creative celebrations and weddings that boast a flair all their own and are known for creating some of the most memorable events for some of the biggest names in Hollywood.Loriann and I talk about how watching her mother work hard to provide for their family has impacted her work ethic, where her unique creativity comes from, how her family business was built, her takeaways from COVID-19, and so much more. Listen in to Loriann and learn how she built her event planning empire, The Wife of the Party!Tune in to Episode 34 to learn Loriann’s amazing story and what her advice is to all of you, Amigas, on how to handle your shit!Some Questions I AskWho raised you at home? (6:23)Did you have a knack for events as a child? (12:03)Are you also the person who deals with vendors? (16:40)In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Loriann’s background (4:14)Where Loriann’s creativity comes from (10:04)About Loriann’s work with celebrities (13:34)About Loriann’s family business (20:45)Loriann’s tips for Amigas to handle their shit (28:50)Connect with Loriann Serna:LinkedInWife of the Party WebsiteWife of the Party InstagramLet’s Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne websiteHow To Handle Your Shit Amiga & Have a Better Life! - Free masterclass

Strengthening the LGBTQ Community with Nathalie Huerta

Ep. 32
Are you or the people in your life in the LGBTQ community?Today’s episode I am joined by an incredible woman, Nathalie Huerta. Nathalie is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, one of 10 children, and was raised in California. Nathalie has always loved athletics and was a collegiate basketball player at Dominican University. After undergraduate, she went on to get her MBA at the University of San Francisco and went through the Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Fellowship Program at Stanford University. Nathalie is now the owner of the first dedicated LGBTQ gym in the country, The Queer Gym.Nathalie and I talk about her experience coming out to her Mexican Catholic family and her journey to starting the first dedicated LGBTQ gym in the country, The Queer Gym. Her story will give you a glimpse into the struggles that the LGBTQ community experience and will help you become a better ally for those that are queer in your life.Tune in to Episode 32 to learn about Nathalie’s experience as a queer Latina and how she is continuing to help her community!In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Nathalie’s upbringing with Mexican immigrant parents (7:30)How Nathalie came out to her family (12:36)About Nathalie’s family business and its influence on her business (17:55)The why behind The Queer Gym (34:13)About the importance of mindset (45:30)Nathalie’s advice for Latinas to handle their shit (48:00)Connect with Nathalie Huerta:WebsiteThe Queer Gym InstagramFacebookNathalie’s InstagramLinkedInLet’s Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne websiteHow To Handle Your Shit Amiga & Have a Better Life! - Free masterclass