Today we’d like to introduce you to Liz Navarro.
Liz, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am a writer, educator, and content creator; these foundations of my identity have been consistent even when my career path hasn’t. As a self-titled “serial dabbler,” I’ve worked for magazines, national brands, and corporations. I’ve been an educator at private universities and inner-city high schools. I’ve realized that the skill guiding my every career move–whether writing, speaking, teaching or marketing–is an ability to effectively share my ideas in my authentic, unique voice. With that in mind, I founded Liz Navarro + Co in 2018 and focused on empowering others to harness their voices, amplify them, and put their ideas in front of the people who need to hear them. Now, I work with clients, students, and brands to create compelling content–articles, podcasts, speeches, courses, and websites.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I am multi-passionate. I struggle constantly with where to focus my energy and invest my time. I like being a teacher and I like working in communications. I like writing and I like marketing for brands. I like diving headfirst into work and I like spending time with my family. I’ve spent my entire career looking for a job that accommodates all of my passions; finally, I created my own.
The most empowering thing I’ve realized is that in order to get exactly what I want out of my career, I need to be able to communicate exactly what I want. For others who are looking to navigate their career goals, that means committing to putting yourself in front of people, finding an effective way to articulate your ideas, and mustering the confidence to ask for what you want. Often, it’s doing all of this before you feel ready.
What should we know about Liz Navarro + Co? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Liz Navarro + Co specializes in communication strategy. I work with people who have a message to share, and I help them to fine-tune it in a way that is authentic, engaging, and activates new opportunities for them.
I help some of my clients write podcasts and email campaigns. I help others share their ideas through workshops and online courses. I write articles that tell the stories of authentic people with creative ideas; sometimes I write about my own stories about building a business, parenting, and personal growth. As an educator, I teach courses to students and professionals to help them become confident public speakers, engaging copywriters, or compelling content creators.
It all comes down to this: I love to give great people, great ideas, and great companies a platform. After working together, the biggest compliment my clients and students can give me is, “That is exactly what I wanted to say, I just wasn’t sure how to say it.”
Which women have inspired you in your life? Why?
I come from a long line of unapologetically headstrong women who treated my strong will and strong voice as a gift, not a liability. I aim to do exactly the same for my daughters. Now, I tend to look up to, attract, and gravitate toward women who are intentional about empowering one another. I am especially inspired by women who take risks to be vulnerable and authentic in sharing their stories and gifts—they give all of us permission to be more true to ourselves.
I am constantly reading about or listening to women who inspire me. Right now, I’m thinking a lot about a quote from Michelle Obama in her book, Becoming: “If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.”
- Website: www.liznavarroco.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lizrosenavarro/ (@lizrosenavarro)
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