Natalie Torres-Haddad – Own Your Identity to Build Your Platform [067]

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Own Your Identity to Build Your Platform

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Show notes

As children we were always taught to be yourself and not worry about what people may think, but into adulthood, we realize this may not be the case. We get to a point where we try to build our platform, but somehow, we get boxed into what society wants us to be or what they want us to represent. We sometimes lose our identity in the process, all while forgetting the valuable lessons we were taught as a child. Do you want society to represent you, or do you want to own your identity and build your platform on just being you?

In this episode, Sarah Li Cain speaks with Natalie Torres-Haddad, an international award-winning author, educator, and bilingual podcast host of Financially Savvy in 20 Minutes. Natalie will also presenting a session at the upcoming Plutus Impact Summit on July 23 and 24.

Natalie shares why she stopped hesitating on using her Latina identity in her marketing, how she stands out without being a token, what she does to help lift others up, and her goals with her portable podcast studio.

Episode highlights

  • Natalie discusses how she embraces her Latina identity
  • The challenges she is facing with tokenism
  • The specific values she has in her business and how she expresses them
  • Long-term goals for the Savvy Trailer

About Natalie Torres-Haddad

Natalie Torres-Haddad is a two-time TEDx speaker known for her talk “The foreignlanguage of financial literacy” and “The confidence gap.” She is an international award-winning author, educator and bilingual podcast host of Financially Savvy in 20 Minutes.

Her activities have been featured in Forbes as a Trailblazer, LA Times, 60 second documentaries and first Latinx Financial expert contributor for Telemundo’s new all English News show Radar. Some of her videos have received over a million views and is a sought-out keynote speaker as a financial literacy and mental health advocate.

A first-generation college graduate from Cal State Long Beach, in Finance and International Business with a Master’s in Public Administration from Cal State University Northridge, she focuses on helping those with student debt to keep them working toward financial independence. Her first children’s book release on Oct 1st, 2020, Made the #1 best seller on Amazon: “A dress to remember” based on the nonprofit LA’s Prom Closet she had for 7 years. Born in El Salvador, and raised in Inglewood during the LA Riots, she quickly understood that the lack of higher education and financial literacy limits her community of basic human rights and equality in resources. She started investing in real estate at age 24 and began her career advocating for financial literacy and financial empowerment. She is hired all over the country to speak and has traveled to over 30 countries. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs.

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About Sarah Li Cain, Podcast Host

Sarah Li-Cain is a finance writer, the founder of Beyond the Dollar, and an AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor) candidate whose work has appeared in places like Bankrate, Business Insider, Redbook, Financial Planning Association, Stacking Benjamins and Her Money podcast with Jean Chatzky (of NBC Today). Her work blends practical tips and mindset strategies so that those trying to change their financial life can see themselves in the starring role. She also integrates physical, spiritual and mental wellness so that money becomes a tool to enhance people’s lives.

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