We had the good fortune of connecting with Joslynn Corredor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joslynn, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Being that I am a strength coach and I tend to have a more in-person career. I have shifted a lot of my work to online training and virtual training. I have had to work on balancing all the computer work that can pile up very quickly. I think that through this pandemic I am learning to balance work and normal me time. I think balance is about creating time for yourself and making sure your mental health needs are met so you can give to others.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think what sets me apart from others is that I am a woman of color that is in a field that is primarily dominated by white males. To top that off I am a 2nd generation immigrant. So I grew up in a much different household than most. I was the first grandchild to finish college. I was not handed opportunities, I did, however, have a mother that fought hard and loved even harder. It wasn’t easy to get where I am but I don’t give up and I am very consistent. I think when you own your own business that is what counts. That you are in it for the long run. I have learned many lessons throughout my career. One being, failure is only good for your soul. Failure teaches you lessons and that is how you grow. I have had many failures throughout life and my careers however, I only ever come out stronger. I have had many surgeries that have put my back years in training, but I only learn from them and help others get through injuries and back to their sport even stronger. It takes grit and motivation and that is how I help my clients with their life goals. I help clients get back up and be consistent with their goals so they can succeed.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I have a friend I have been wanting to visit and if she did I would take her on a few hikes, to a couple of climbing areas, and out to some good food. If she was here for a week that is because coming from sea level can be the real deal when you visit Boulder, CO. You want to make sure you are hydrated and in shape if you expect to do adventures right away with friends.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I recognize that success is never done alone. I can thank my husband Galen for encouraging me throughout all of my careers. I also want to thank my mother Shirley for always being there. I think that when you get past that you need to pay for certain platforms to help with organization, that is when you learn that it is okay to get help with that. If you wear many hats for your job you will always need help. So I am thankful that there are many platforms that help with organization nowadays.
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