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About Evie

Founder & CEO

MY BACKGROUND

Story time

When I told my mother that I had decided to major in English as preparation for law school, she was both heartbroken and confused, exclaiming, “Pero ya tú sabes inglés…” (“But you already know English…”). Looking back now, I think we both secretly knew that I was slowly deviating from the agreed-upon path of becoming the first attorney in the family – a path she had proudly announced to the rest of our family during numerous international long-distance phone calls.

For an immigrant parent, hearing that their child plans to pursue a profession other than being a doctor, lawyer, or anything associated with a “secure American future” can be a taboo subject.

During most of my young adult and college years, I did follow a pre-law track, but then fate intervened with a serendipitous internship during my senior year of college, leading me to discover my passion for HR and “helping people.”

I quickly changed my career trajectory, pursued a master’s degree, and dedicated over a decade to mastering various aspects of HR. Throughout this remarkable journey, I’ve had the privilege of assisting hundreds of individuals from diverse backgrounds with a wide array of topics and challenges related to their jobs, future careers, and professional development.

WHY I’M HERE

Being the first in your family to grow up in a new country can be a bittersweet experience, but I cannot imagine my childhood outside of the United States. My parents gifted me with birth and citizenship in a country with so many opportunities – a gift they would have desired for themselves if they could have changed history. And with this gift comes great responsibility: to succeed, to become ‘someone,’ to make their sacrifices worth it.

As if the pressure wasn’t already enough, there was also the responsibility of helping my family assimilate into a new country, a new culture, and a new way of life, all while trying to understand and create my own identity as a developing child. I remember being 9 years old and being tasked with translating a letter from a government agency from English to Spanish without really comprehending either language yet. It turns out ‘Blue’s Clues’ was not designed to help me through it.

I know that my story reflects that of many others who shared a similar life path, and unfortunately, transitioning into the workplace after becoming an adult was not any easier. There were many times I wished I could have asked either of my parents important questions about corporate life and financial planning or received guidance on complex situations. Instead, I often heard the standard responses of ‘they pay you good money, and you shouldn’t complain’ or ‘where I grew up, I had to walk miles just to get to my job – you kids have it easy.’

Thankfully, my upbringing instilled in me unwavering tenacity and a strong problem-solving attitude, which helped me gain recognition from amazing leaders. Every day, I am grateful for these mentors who saw potential in me and extended a hand to help me grow professionally. Without those key people to guide me, I would have never understood my own strengths and potential for success. They provided me with fundamental knowledge about career development, professional etiquette, and the building blocks to accelerate assimilation into the corporate world.

My goal is to be a resource for people who grew up like me – those who want to make their American story worthwhile but lack practical tools and resources to make it feel within reach.

    Evie Suarez

    WHY I’M HERE

    Being the first in your family to grow up in a new country can be a bittersweet experience, but I cannot imagine my childhood outside of the United States. My parents gifted me with birth and citizenship in a country with so many opportunities – a gift they would have desired for themselves if they could have changed history. And with this gift comes great responsibility: to succeed, to become ‘someone,’ to make their sacrifices worth it.

    As if the pressure wasn’t already enough, there was also the responsibility of helping my family assimilate into a new country, a new culture, and a new way of life, all while trying to understand and create my own identity as a developing child. I remember being 9 years old and being tasked with translating a letter from a government agency from English to Spanish without really comprehending either language yet. It turns out ‘Blue’s Clues’ was not designed to help me through it.

    I know that my story reflects that of many others who shared a similar life path, and unfortunately, transitioning into the workplace after becoming an adult was not any easier. There were many times I wished I could have asked either of my parents important questions about corporate life and financial planning or received guidance on complex situations. Instead, I often heard the standard responses of ‘they pay you good money, and you shouldn’t complain’ or ‘where I grew up, I had to walk miles just to get to my job – you kids have it easy.’

    Thankfully, my upbringing instilled in me unwavering tenacity and a strong problem-solving attitude, which helped me gain recognition from amazing leaders. Every day, I am grateful for these mentors who saw potential in me and extended a hand to help me grow professionally. Without those key people to guide me, I would have never understood my own strengths and potential for success. They provided me with fundamental knowledge about career development, professional etiquette, and the building blocks to accelerate assimilation into the corporate world.

    My goal is to be a resource for people who grew up like me – those who want to make their American story worthwhile but lack practical tools and resources to make it feel within reach.

      My Career History & Credentials

      Career Progression

      • Executive Team
      • Site Leadership
      • Project Manager
      • HR Business Partner
      • Coordinator & Administrator

      Areas of Expertise

      • Career CLARITY & Strategy
      • Leadership Development
      • Interviewing & Recruitment
      • Talent Engagement & Culture
      • Benefits & Compensation

      CREDENTIALS

      • Senior HR Certification
      • Master’s (Human Resource Mgmt.)
      • Bachelor’s (English Literature)
      • Change Management Certification
      • Project Management Certification

      In over a decade as an HR Leader, I have reviewed thousands of resumes, coached hundreds of employees, and guided all levels of leadership through challenging situations.

      My Philosophy

      I believe there is beauty and reward in self-discovery and achievement. With the right tools, anyone with a desire to find success will eventually reach the top of the mountain. 

      In case you're wondering...

      I am a hallmark lover, sci-fi writer, true Capricorn, fledgling yogi, data geek, book worm, and admirer of really good food around friends & family.