I help first gens raise their emotional intelligence so they can lead more effectively, generate greater business results & live more happily.

Hi there - I'm Anyelis,

Ex- HR talent manager turned Chief Coaching Officer! After a decade in Corporate America, I took the leap to FT business owner to address 3 major areas of opportunities:

1. Leadership Development Training with a multifaceted Diversity, Equity & Inclusion approach that empowers authenticity, innovation & impact.

2. Preparing first-gen college students to enter, compete in & become high-performing leaders in the workforce. 

3. Empowering first-gen professionals to courageously shift from "survival mode" to making transformational career, business & life choices through the lens of purpose.

Why Work with Me?

Before I try to impress you with my degrees, titles & achievements (don't worry, I share those below, 'cause I know how much they mean to us first-gens AND leaders of organizations), I want to share the 3 things about me that matter to YOU.

Achievements, Degrees & Titles

As an HR professional I understand that education & experience give credibility AND because I had to navigate the journey as the first, I take great pride in sharing.  Here's a highlight of experiences that validate why I'm qualified to develop other diverse leaders and coach first-gens: 

Career Trajectory

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  • Started in Non-Profit Sector as Manager of the Hispanic Women's Resources Center, La Casa de Don Pedro, Org.
  • Earned Master's Degree, used it to pivot to Corporate America
  • 4yrs, 3 distinct HR roles in Financial Services Corp
  • 6yrs, 3 promotions, 3 HR roles in Fortune 100 Financial Services Corp
  • Last HR role was managing Leadership Development Programs for Early & Mid Career Talent
  • HR Experience spans across Diversity, Talent Acquisition & Talent Management 

Education & Accolades

  • B.A. in Behavioral Sciences, Drew University
  • 2 Study Abroad Programs: 1. Ecotourism in Ecuador; 2. African Roots in Brasil
  • Master's in Human Resources Management, College of Saint Elizabeth
  • Fearless Communicators Force 20 Participant2021
  • Hispanic Star - Times Square Feature, 2020
  • Women Unlimited Leadership Development Program Participant, 2019
  • HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers Leadership Development Program Recipient, 2018


  • 100 Hispanic Women NJ, Board Member, 2022
  •  Cuban American Alliance for Leadership & Education, Board Member & LDP Lead, 2019-Present
  • America Needs You NJ, Advisory Board Chair, 2019
  • America Needs You NJ, Advisory Board Co-Chair, 2018
  • America Needs You NJ, Career Coach & Mentor Coach, 2016-2019

My Pearls in the World

Instead of "gems" I prefer to share "pearls" of wisdom because I think that how they form aligns with the first-gen experience - a mollusk creates something precious & beautiful out of a situation meant to compromise it's being. There are 3 pearls in the Propel On Purpose logo behind a champagne-like splash to denote popping out to the world.  As such, my intention is to share more pearls (wisdom that empowers first-gens) via different mediums.  Here are a few features where I share my pearls:

Let's Get Social

If my journey resonates with you, I invite you to be a part of my POP Tribe & tune into more empowering pearls. Let's connect: