1. Tell us a bit about yourself
Hi! My name is Eddiana Rosen and I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. I moved to the US at age 15, graduated with a business degree from Manhattan College and just recently obtained my Masters in Organizational Leadership, also as a Jasper. In addition, I am a certified HR professional through SHRM. My true passion lies in my work as a Career and Leadership Coach, helping millennial women land more job offers and higher-paying salaries. It is no secret that women do not negotiate salaries as frequently or aggressively as their male counterparts, therefore they are underpaid in the workplace. As a Human Resources Manager at a startup, I know first-hand the money women leave on the table simply because they don't ask OR they do not know how to negotiate correctly. I have made it my mission to coach women on clarity, confidence, and freedom to ask for what they want and deserve. At my 9-5, I naturally do a lot of coaching to new managers, but being that I also have a huge passion for leadership, I also love to teach women how to achieve a leadership role in male-dominated environments, just like I was able to.
2. What was your first job and how did you get it?
My very first job out of college was as a recruiter. This is how I fell in love with helping
others find careers they love and truly enjoy. I have always had this gift to naturally network with people. Even back when I was in high school I was known for making meaningful connections. My first job as a recruiter at a Fortune 500 company was thanks to a dear Professor and now mentor. She saw the opportunity, knew I was the perfect fit for it, and connected me with the company. The rest was history. Since then I have been in HR and Recruiting for the past 6 years.
3. How did you decide and get to your career today?
My first two jobs were in big well-known fortune 500 companies. I was so content with climbing the corporate ladder- I got promoted a few times, BUT I came across the role I hold now in a small but fast-growing startup and I realize how much potential and impact I can have working with individuals one-on-one. I find so much joy by helping them find true purpose, get them out of the stuck stage through coaching them to become powerful and influential leaders. This is what introduced me to the world of coaching. I have always been a magnet for people asking me how to build a personal brand on LinkedIn, how to write resumes, how to interview and negotiate. I always found myself being so joyful in answering these questions that it just hit me: in August of 2019, I had the “AH-HA!” moment people speak about. I started my side hustle as a career and leadership coach, and in five short months, I have hired two coaches to help me get to where I am today and to give me guidance to coach my clients powerfully and unapologetically.
4. What advice would you have given your younger self? Or what is the best career advice you have ever received?
I would tell myself THE FUTURE IS NOW! Just live in the moment. I was such a daydreamer when I was younger, always too stuck in the past or worrying about the future. I now know the beauty of NOW, the present time. I am so grateful and appreciative of all the experiences I had. I feel so fortunate to be in a country that provides limitless opportunities. I would tell myself not to worry too much about the “what-ifs” of life, just go for what you really want, the rest will follow. This is something I learned from one of the best managers I have ever had- she told me: "the beauty of HR is that you learn by doing and making mistakes, don't be afraid to make mistakes, you just have to make sure you learn from the experiences and move on, that will make you a strong professional."
5. In 5 years, where do you hope to be professionally and personally?
In 5 years I hope to have a thriving coaching business that will allow me to be home with my beautiful family. I expect and manifest to be a featured speaker invited to big stages across the world. Most importantly, I hope to be the best example and role model for my daughter. As an immigrant, I am already living the American dream. I want her to know that she is capable and able to do and be anything she wants as long as she works hard enough for it.
Stay connected with Eddiana!
Facebook: Join Free Facebook Group