Welcome to a brand new episode of the ¿Quién Tú Eres? podcast, where we explore the conflict we often face between "professionalism" & being our authentic selves. This week's guest is Pabel Martinez.
Pabel Martinez is a native New Yorker, storyteller, and former tech executive. Throughout his career, Pabel was trained to believe that many parts of his identity were unprofessional. Pabel would dedicate days out of the week to study "white popular American culture" and memorizing scripts he would later use for work conversations. He knew that talking about Bad Bunny and shows like Insecure, would not make him relatable. Instead, he would binge-watch seasons of Riverdale since it would help him build relationships with colleagues and senior leaders. The assimilation became overwhelming, and it was at the expense of his identity & mental health.
As a result, Pabel's mission in life became redefining professionalism by empowering authenticity. In 2020, he launched Plurawl to bring this mission to life.
In this week’s episode, Pabel opens up about his recent feelings through a video journal entry. He talks about how he feels both proud of his friends for their achievements and also jealousy because he would love to have the same opportunities. These conflicting feelings can be damaging to his relationships and to himself, so in this episode, he discusses how he supports his friends and their accomplishments while also holding space for his own negative feelings.
A heads up - paid subscribers of the podcast will have access to more of these personal video journal entries in 2024!
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