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Episode 253: How to Stop Playing Small | Audrey Diaz | The Dream Lab


Episode 253 features how to stop playin g small, ½ of The Dream Lab. We talk about how to stop playing small. Listen now!

Episode 253: How to Stop Playing Small | Audrey Diaz | The Dream Lab

Audrey Diaz is a Life & Confidence Coach with over 10 years of coaching experience helping Latina women build confidence in themselves by creating solid habits. Through her framework of developing daily disciplines for women to build out grounding techniques that nurture their mind, body, and soul, Audrey takes a holistic approach to ensure that her clients are thriving as a whole, and not just in the workplace.

Born of Dominican parents, Audrey understands first hand how daughters of immigrants are prone to struggle with indecision, setting boundaries, and finding their voice. The result is a client who is self-aware, self-confident, and able to trust herself and her vision for the future.

Life Coaching for Audrey was a result of her own evolution from years of marketing in the music industry to helping run her family’s three supermarkets, where she is still a partner today. She is also a mom of 3 boys and has recently picked up Salsa dancing on her free time, all of which keep her life full of joy.

In this week’s conversation, we sat down with Audrey Diaz, a life and confidence coach for first-generation Latino women. She shares her journey from working in the music industry to becoming a successful entrepreneur. We talk about the challenges faced by daughters of immigrants and the importance of self-discipline and self-care. 

Episode 253 Takeaways:

  • Daughters of immigrants often struggle with advocating for themselves and putting themselves first due to cultural expectations and guilt.
  • Self-discipline and intentional daily habits are key to achieving success and personal growth.
  • Fear should not be a barrier to making necessary life changes; self-awareness and self-trust are essential in navigating transitions.
  • The Self-Made Mujer Conference provides a platform for first-generation women to share their success stories and inspire others.
  • The Aligned with Audrey podcast explores the intersection of faith and personal development.


  • 00:00- Introduction and Background
  • 02:24 – Entering the Music Industry
  • 05:37 – Realizing the Need for Change
  • 06:57 – The Influence of Immigrant Parents
  • 10:14 – The Importance of Self-Discipline
  • 18:10 – Challenges Faced by Daughters of Immigrants
  • 20:33 – Overcoming Wealth Guilt
  • 22:22 – Developing Self-Discipline
  • 23:45 – The Importance of Self-Care and Boundaries
  • 28:30 – Navigating Fear and Making Life Changes
  • 32:45 – The Self-Made Mujer Conference

We want to thank Audrey for coming onto the show and sharing her story with our audience. Thank you for the work that she’s doing in helping us show up unapologetically as our highest version of ourselves.

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Until next time, stay empowered, stay inspired & #staypoderosa ✨💎

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