Stephanie Zelaya: Inspiring Us Through Song to Follow Our Dreams

July 6, 2016
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD

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Imagine your job is to make beautiful music and move and inspire people across the world with the beauty of your song. And consider you discovered this talent and have been cultivating it from the toddler years, thanks to the gift of a beloved grandfather who imparted his inspiration and recognized talent when he saw it. In this episode, we learn how international singer and composer Stephanie Zelaya found her passion at age 3 and continued her quest to develop it into a beautiful expression of who she is today in her early 20s as she tours the Americas. Singing in Spanish and English, she shares her early influences, key milestones, and educational opportunities and what she hopes most to give her listeners. Many people ache to discover the work they were meant to do and often lack the courage to pursue it once they do. Tune into this episode and listen to Stephanie share her story and you just might find your own inspiration to reach for the stars and follow your own life’s dreams.

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Alise Cortez, PhD

Alise Cortez, PhD

Dr. Alise Cortez is a speaker, consultant, coach, published author, radio show and podcast host, and Development/Engagement Catalyst based in Dallas, Texas. She has dedicated herself to helping people across the globe more meaningfully and productively connect with their work to achieve greater fulfillment, more impactful results, and meaningful work-life integration, and “live with passion, work on purpose.” Alise is particularly called to help organizations synergize the human-technological workforce integration that artificial intelligence and robotics have introduced to enable workforce development that raises the human contribution to work. Her other niche area is working with organizations to integrate the younger millennial and generation Z workforces with their more tenured counterparts to create an engaged, productive culture.

Alise earned a PhD in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. Fascinated with how people choose and experience their careers, she focused her dissertation on meaning in work and its relationship to personal identity. Her post-doc research yielded 15 “modes of engagement,” discovered by interviewing 115 professionals aged 18 to 80 across multiple industries. Her consulting offerings are drawn from this research.

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