On this episode, we have a great talk with Carmen Verhosek, a Senior Attorney at AlerStallings. Carmen provides legal services, guidance and support to older adults, individuals with disabilities, and their families by helping them prepare a plan for a better quality of life, preserve wealth, and protect their future. After being a paralegal for 15 years, Carmen made an impressive choice to pursue law school and become an attorney. In addition to her passion for her work, Carmen also serves her community on several boards and committees, is a 2019 Leadership Lorain County graduate, and was recognized as one of the 100 Latinos Cleveland Must Know in 2020.
With an inspiring career and the struggles and triumphs she’s faced, Carmen had plenty of amazing advice to share with us. From positive self-talk to finding mentors to support you, Carmen emphasizes the strength women have and the importance of building bonds with others through vulnerability; in her words, this is where true strength and leadership come from. Additionally, Carmen tells great stories about learning English as a second language, making it through law school, and even more engaging anecdotes from her life.
Tune in this episode as Carmen discusses Imposter Syndrome, making a big career change later than you planned, the tough journey that is law school, and so much more!
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“It’s really about rewriting the script and being cognizant of how you speak to yourself: I am good enough. I do belong. I am qualified. Speak positivity into every situation you’re in.”
“If you really want something, it doesn’t matter how long it takes.”
“When you’re faced with making tough decisions and choices—women, that’s what we do. We learn how to overcome, deal with all these challenges, and make it work for us. I think in that sense that makes me no different than any other woman in my life, but no less, I think it’s important for us to celebrate those victories.”
“True strength and leadership come from moments where we’re most vulnerable…It’s okay to let someone know your true self; that’s where I built my best relationships that have helped me in my career.”