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Episode 263: YQD Success Stories: How To Make Income & Impact | Elin Cervantes | Hablando Wellness


Episode 263 features Elin Cervantes of Hablando Wellness. A previous student of ours, we talk about how to make income & impact. Listen now!

Episode 263: YQD Success Stories: How To Make Income & Impact | Elin Cervantes | Hablando Wellness

Elin Cervantes is a seasoned educator with a unique blend of experiences and passions. With over 18 years working in the field of education, as a school counselor and school site administrator, she brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to her work in the field. Hailing from the vibrant city of Oakland, CA, Elin’s roots run deep within her community.

Academically driven and always wanting to disrupt the status quo, Elin is a first-generation student with two masters degrees and a doctorate in Educational Leadership. Her dissertation explored how school counselors can develop comprehensive programs with the crucial support of school administration. Her research reflects her commitment to enhancing the academic and emotional support systems within educational institutions.

Through passionate conversations and frustration with the system, Elin started Empowered Education Consulting LLC with her homie Christina from high school. Both educators, they knew they had to do something to support educational leaders who were committed to the REAL work. Being in business for 5 years now, they have a podcast, Empowered Educational Conversations with Elin & Christina, and they coach and consult educational leaders.

In addition to her extensive experience in school administration and counseling, Elin has also been an active participant in the professional community. She has presented at numerous conferences, sharing her expertise and insights with fellow educators. Elin has also served on various committees, contributing her knowledge and leadership to initiatives aimed at improving educational practices.

Currently, Elin has expanded her role beyond coaching school leaders; she now works at the district level, providing support to six counseling departments. In this capacity, she leverages her wealth of experience to foster collaboration and implement effective strategies that benefit students and educators alike. Elin’s dedication to the field of education extends beyond her individual roles, as she continuously seeks opportunities to make a positive impact at both the school and district levels.

Outside of academia, Elin embraces simple pleasures like indulging in pizza, savoring every sip of coffee and coloring with her toddler. Elin strives to maintain a balanced lifestyle, prioritizing her well-being alongside her professional endeavors. She is always seeking out wellness and self-care activities and isn’t afraid to share about it with others. Learn more by visiting her website and Instagram.

In this episode, we dive into Elín’s journey, a former student who went through one of our signature courses. She opens up about her frustrations with the education system and how she eventually carved her path to becoming a school leader coach. Throughout our conversation, Elín emphasizes the importance of owning your expertise and pushing past mindset barriers.

We also touch on the gritty aspects of entrepreneurship. Elín stresses the necessity of staying committed to your business’s mission and finding a solid support network. She shares her own strategies for managing time effectively and avoiding burnout, emphasizing the value of prioritizing tasks and embracing progress over perfection. Moreover, she sheds light on the significance of sticking to your values and advocating for social justice causes.

Episode 263 Takeaways:

  • Embrace what you’re good at and share your journey as an entrepreneur
  • Connect with people and build relationships to draw in clients
  • Give options at different prices so everyone can get in on your services
  • Kick those pesky doubts to the curb and know you’re valuable
  • Keep tweaking your offers to fit what your audience wants and what they’re asking for


  • 00:00 – Introduction and the Need for Real Stories in Entrepreneurship
  • 04:28 – Origin Story: Frustration with the Education System
  • 10:12 – Discovering the Podcast and Starting a Business
  • 14:03 – Iterating on the Offer and Finding the Right Focus
  • 22:03 – Customized Packages and Pricing Challenges
  • 23:00 – Setting Prices and Valuing Expertise
  • 27:46 – Realizing Success and Overcoming Mindset Challenges
  • 28:41 – Navigating Obstacles and Learning Business Skills
  • 33:14 – Time Management and Preventing Burnout
  • 36:05 – Staying True to Values and Building a Community
  • 40:16 – Continued Learning and the Power of Community

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

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