Ep. 25 Lights! Camera! Take Action! feat. Santino Jimenez

Ep. 25 Lights! Camera! Take Action! feat. Santino Jimenez

Elena’s special guest this week is her childhood friend, Santino Jimenez. In this episode, you’ll learn how they were both shaped by their childhoods in Las Cruces, the lessons Santino has learned in his entertainment career, and why it’s vital...


Elena’s special guest this week is her childhood friend, Santino Jimenez. In this episode, you’ll learn how they were both shaped by their childhoods in Las Cruces, the lessons Santino has learned in his entertainment career, and why it’s vital to take action!

Check out Elena’s website to learn more about how she can support you in seeing and using the power that resides within you.

What gifts from your past have turned out to be your superpowers today? Sometimes, what is hindering us in the present is rooted in our past. Other times, the things that currently propel us forward are the values, beliefs, habits, and actions that have been developed in our childhood. These gifts from your past are the very things that support you and highlight the positive aspects of who you are today.

In her Weekly Coaching Tip, Elena shares the gifts she’s carrying from her past, and how you can determine and better utilize the gifts you have attained from your own childhood. In her interview segment, Elena speaks with a very special guest—dynamite actor, improviser, and producer Santino Jimenez. Santino and Elena grew up together in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and their lives have taken interesting turns. While Elena went off to pursue music in New York, Santino headed to LA to pursue his acting career. Now, the two have reconnected and, in this conversation, you’ll hear about their childhoods, the ways they were shaped by their community and families, and how the gifts they were given in their pasts have propelled them in their lives now. From the importance of taking action, to staying humble and constantly learning how to perfect your craft, to telling it like it is and being yourself, Santino shares important insights for those who want to become actors, comedians, or just want to be reminded to pursue their dreams.

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This podcast was produced by the following amazing team:

John Biethan, President of Imagine Podcasting

Sam De Santo, Creative Director

Rye Taylor, Podcast Design Strategist & Producer

Alan Meaney, Audio Engineer

Meg McCarley, Brand Designer & Social Media Manager

Raejan Noh, Content Writer

Aaron Boykin, Musician & Artist (Get updates about Aaron’s music via Instagram)

Elena Armijo

Executive & Leadership Coach, PCC
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Santino Jimenez

Just a guy...

Santino Jimenez is an actor, improviser and producer.
He was born in Las Cruces, NM and named after James Caan’s role in the Godfather: Santino “Sonny” Corleone. His parents’ biggest worry was that people would call him Sonny, his was not getting set-up at a toll booth and shot. His first memory of acting was in the first grade when he had to sing and carry a brown tempera painted cardboard cutout of a donkey down a church aisle for a Christmas show. Since then, he’s appeared on RAISING HOPE, THE MICK, BAD JUDGE, and ONE DAY AT A TIME to name a few. Santino can often be found watching reruns of Kitchen Nightmares, eating a Chipotle chicken bowl, or reading a book.