Debra Coleman shares her stories of being an aunt to her five nieces and nephews ranging in age from 20-33. She encourages other aunts to be the person your nieces and nephews can turn to. Have an open door, be the safe space, don't judge and just listen. Debra also shares how she has learned to be fearless and ambitious from her nieces and nephews.
About Debra Coleman
An executive assistant by day and a podcast host and producer by night, getting to know others and meeting new people, I guess you could say, is a thing for me. Being naturally chatty and curious, I hardly shy away from an opportunity to meet new people and form connections.
Have A Seat...Conversations with Women in the Workplace Podcast was created as a way to engage with other women in weekly conversations to share career journeys and stories in a fun and supportive way. I truly believe we all have a unique story to tell; we add value in what we do and are rock stars in our own right, and I'm excited to bring these conversations to my audience every week.
In This Episode
1:54 - Best thing about being an aunt
3:18 - How being an aunt changes as nieces and nephews become adults
6:38 - Having nieces and nephews throughout the country
9:26 - Experience being a different race from nieces and nephews
12:10 - How her career in higher education has helped her nieces and nephews through their educational and career journeys
14:00 - More about her podcast "Have a Seat...Conversations With Women in the Workplace" and having her niece as a guest
18:21 - Special memory of traveling with her nephew when he was a toddler
22:15 - What Debra has learned from her nieces and nephews
24:40 - What they have learned from her
26:30 - Advice for other aunts
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