Ep. 26 Balancing Authenticity and Belonging feat. Juanita Molano Parra

Ep. 26 Balancing Authenticity and Belonging feat. Juanita Molano Parra

Vibrant and passionate executive coach Juanita Molano Parra speaks with Elena Armijo about the double-edged sword of authenticity, creating a world of belonging and kindness, and expressing anger in a positive way.


Vibrant and passionate executive coach Juanita Molano Parra speaks with Elena Armijo about the double-edged sword of authenticity, creating a world of belonging and kindness, and expressing anger in a positive way.

Learn more about how Elena Armijo can support you in seeing and using the power that resides within you.

In this segment of The Collective Corner, Elena Armijo speaks with overcomer, creative, and executive coach Juanita Molano Parra. Originally from Bogota, Columbia, Juanita pursued a career in finance after graduating with an MBA from NYU Stern. However, when she moved to Indianapolis, she decided to shift gears and become a coach. During her coaching training, she met Elena and the two became fast friends. Today, Juanita has her own coaching business and is passionate about helping leaders escape from the land of “should” to a world where they can live the life they were meant to live.

During their conversation, Elena and Juanita talk about how authenticity is a double-edged sword, the importance of expressing anger in a constructive way, creating an environment of belonging and kindness, and staying true to your values. As Juanita so vividly illustrates, “Our values are like a lighthouse that reveals who we are and what we stand for.” If you want to learn more about living in light of your values and balancing authenticity with belonging, check out this episode!

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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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Juanita Molano Parra

Juanita is an Engineer and MBA turned Life and Leadership Coach. She is originally from Colombia and moved to the US almost a decade ago, first to New York to attend Business School at NYU Stern, and then to Indianapolis where she currently lives. For a decade, Juanita worked in Corporate Finance with multinational companies in Consumer Products, Retail and Tech. She entered the world of leadership via coaching: starting her own coaching business, training new coaches through Accomplishment Coaching, and more recently as the manager of content and experiences at Edge Mentoring. In her coaching business, Jump Coaching, Juanita works with multicultural, kind and soulful business creators through individual and group coaching. She offers honest and vulnerable conversations that support them in connecting with themselves, their fears and desires, so that they get to fully express who they are and bring it to their organizations, their communities, their relationships and their lives. Juanita coaches both in English and Spanish which allows her to support a wider range of leaders across the continent and generate the ripples of impact she is committed to creating.