Stepping Away from Status Quo as an Entrepreneur with Kiana Estevez
It’s scary to step out of the status quo. Choose your hard. – Kiana Estevez
Meet Kiana Estevez
Kiana is an Afro-Latina entrepreneur who is determined to create inclusive and empathetic solutions through food experiences. She created Aisle Mine, a social food movement, empowering people to step outside of their comfort zones, and equalizing cultural differences through community experience.
It’s more than a cooking class, it’s a life skills class which offers the kind of education a human being needs. We help guests reclaim mindfulness into their day, so they can lean towards culture in an accessible way with even more people and perspective at the table.
Kiana is building a new standard as an equitable profit sharing ecosystem for foodie and eaters.
On this episode Stacey & Kiana talk about…
- What she wanted to be when she grew up (3:00)
- Making a career shift due to the pandemic (5:48)
- Stepping away from the status quo and the beliefs holding her back (8:28)
- Dropping old beliefs, learning new ones and calling yourself out on your own stuff (18:10)
- You can only lead as far as you’ve gone (24:00)
- What lead her to start aisle nine/business in a pandemic (27:39)
- Vision & offerings for Aisle Mine (33:00)
- Will she continue to offer programs online when it’s safe to gather again? (35:02)
- The shift from working on the inside promoting someone else’s brand to promoting her own brand (36:45)
- The biggest formality Kiana had to shed in order to get to where she is today (39:30)
- How she takes care of herself and avoids burnout (41:30)
Connect with Kiana Estevez & Aisle Mine
Let your personality shine at one of our events.
Networking, learning, meaningful conversations. Shed the formality at one of our upcoming networking or educational events.
About the Shed The Formality Podcast
A podcast for the corporately trained, analytically minded, high achieving business owner who is great at what they do yet feel uneasy putting themselves out there.
Stacey Shipman and her guests talk about the beliefs and behaviors they needed to drop in order to feel more comfortable speaking, selling, networking and self-promoting.
They also discuss strategies to stay grounded, focused and committed to your vision when the going gets tough.
Tune in every Sunday for new episodes on Stitcher, Spotify, Apple or Google Podcasts.