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Episode 256: YQD® Success Stories: A Real Look At Entrepreneurship | Evie Prete & Taylor Gilbert, LCSW


Episode 256 features another YQD® success story! We chat with Evie Prete & Taylor Gilbert, former students of our signature programs. They share a real look at entrepreneurship! Listen now!

Episode 256: YQD® Success Stories: A Real Look At Entrepreneurship | Evie Prete & Taylor Gibson, LCSW

Evie Prete is a salary negotiation coach helping women overcome self-doubt while building strategy and confidence to slay their salary negotiations. She is a first-gen college graduate, Latina, entrepreneur, podcaster and space rocket engineer. She works with women who desire to break generational curses by teaching them how to advocate for themselves in salary negotiations. Evie is the founder of the Self-Worth Accelerator and Host of Págame Podcast. She’s helped her clients secure over $578,000 in salary increases and can’t wait to continue to help more women negotiate their salaries.

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Taylor Gilbert is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and personal finance blogger at Social Work to Wealth. On her blog, she shares resources and lessons learned on her family’s journey to paying off $277,000 of debt and retiring early. Her goal is to empower social workers through financial education and salary advocacy. When she’s not working or blogging, you can find her traveling, playing volleyball, or buying too many plants.

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In this panel discussion, we sat down with Evie and Taylor, two successful entrepreneurs who have taken our programs and achieved real success. Evie is a self-worth and salary negotiation coach, while Taylor is a social worker documenting her debt payoff journey.

Both women share their career trajectories, the inspiration behind their entrepreneurial journeys, and the evolution of their businesses. They discuss the importance of taking the leap and discovering their potential to make money doing what they love. They also share insights on time management, mindset work, and their future plans for their businesses.

Episode 256 Takeaways:

  • Taking the leap and starting a business can lead to unexpected and fulfilling career paths.
  • Discovering your potential to make money doing what you love is a transformative experience.
  • Balancing a 9-to-5 job and a passion project requires strategic time management and prioritization.
  • Mindset work is crucial in overcoming scarcity mindset and perfectionism in entrepreneurship.
  • Building a successful business takes time and consistency, and it’s important to enjoy the journey and celebrate wins along the way.


  • 00:00 – Introduction and Background
  • 02:39 – Evie’s Career Trajectory and Inspiration
  • 06:42 – Taylor’s Journey in Social Work and Wealth Building
  • 09:25 – Discovering the Potential for Entrepreneurship
  • 15:21 – Evie’s Breakthrough in Coaching Business
  • 20:31 – Taylor’s Nomination for a Major Award
  • 23:22 – Time Management and Balancing Responsibilities
  • 28:28 – Surprising Discoveries in the Entrepreneurial Journey
  • 34:47 – Future Plans and Vision
  • 38:32 – Where to Find Evie and Taylor

We want to thank Evie & Taylor for sharing their stories and for keeping it real with folks, because that’s all we do on the show. They both serve as shining examples of what betting on yourself looks like and giving yourself permission to do something that other people might think sounds a little bit “crazy”, like putting yourself on the internet, talking about money, doing things that haven’t been seen before. We believe that the world of entrepreneurship is shifting because of incredible people like them. Thank you both for sharing your journey and for inspiring us!

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

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