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EvolveMe #40over40: Johann deJesus-Cortes

This is our time! We’re stronger when we work together to lift other women up. EvolveMe's #40over40 list curates profiles of women who have or are in the process of reinventing their careers in their 40s, 50, 60s, and beyond.

We're thrilled to share stories of reinvention - women returning to work, pivoting careers, or launching new ventures!

Meet Johann DeJesus-Cortes, organizational development consultant and leadership trainer to start up youth-serving community-based organizations. Johann embraces results-oriented approach to program design, implementation, and program development.

Read on to be inspired by Johann's bold move!

What is the current focus of your career?

I'm transitioning from nonprofit executive leader to nonprofit coach/consultant and trainer.

What prompted your career reinvention?

Stress/burnout/ stigma/ mental health concerns/unbalanced family and career.

What's the best thing about mid-life career change?

Finding myself again.

What's the biggest challenge?

Consistent income.

What's your personal mantra/mission? Why?

My personal mission is to teach other women that they can don't too. i had too many odds against me but i made it. Your best career advice for other women at midlife is...

Never stop dreaming. If you want something badly, then work hard. If there’s no chair for you, then you bring your own chair.


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