Amanda Koonjbeharry: How setting boundaries can elevate your career and why nurturing connections enhances policy work

How setting boundaries can lead to success, and why nurturing connections can help enhance policy work.   Learning these key skills not only helps maintain work and life balance can be the key to so many career elevating steps. Amanda Koonjbeharry did this by recognizing her self-worth! Amanda’s journey into social work took a detour, and now she’s the Director of Public Policy at Citizen’s League, a nonpartisan, thinktank, leading civic engagement across Minnesota on critical issues such as anti-sex trafficking or better policing. On the show, she shares important realizations about her self-worth and how that has led to powerful mindfulness habits, setting boundaries, and trusting herself. Listen in to hear how you can harness the power of your purpose and discover the tips ceiling breakers have used to find success.

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Quotes We Keep In Mind

“I want young girls to know, and what I would have told myself is: You are so freaking amazing. You are so beautiful. You are so worthy. And the folks that are not for you, that’s okay, you’re going to find a million other people that are, and they are worth your time.”

“I don’t want to be afraid of the unknown– I just wanted to go for it.”

“Nobody is going to die because you are not sitting in this desk right now. And I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re right.’ It was like a weight just fell off.”




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