Wouldn’t it be nice if every time you had a big decision to make, you had a little fairy in your ear telling you which way to go? No thinking required! …


The Happy Cactus Club is for you if you embrace the idea of that you have the power to create your own path in your career, relationships and vision for the future.

My career path has been anything but linear. For the past 15+ years, positions have been created for…


Mindfulness relates to the concept of reflection, focus, relaxation and intention. Studies show that a few months of regular mindfulness practice can have an affect on your brain lasting two years! Below is an exercise that only takes one minute that you can use at any time of the day.


Leanne Robers

Imagine founding the world’s largest startup competition for women and technology and still feeling like an imposter. For Leanne Robers, understanding those feelings and learning to overcome them is part of her journey.

Listen as she talks with Alisa and Merary about her secrets to opening doors and turning negative…


2020 took us for a whirlwind, but in 2021 (at least after that first week)? We’re taking our lives back.

Living in a busy, fast-paced world makes it easy for us to get consumed by work, society, and everything else.

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we all need…


Alisa Manjarrez

I believe that anyone can be a leader, and anyone can coach.

All good leaders have a variety of tools in their toolboxes, and understanding when and how to coach someone is an absolute game-changer.

Coaching is all about putting the focus on the person you’re speaking with. …


With quarantine seemingly not going away anytime soon, Michael (my wealth adviser, most notably my brother and podcast co-host) and I decided it was time to call for reinforcements. Since we’re both foodies, we wanted to know what our friends have been eating during this peculiar COVID-19 season.

Listen to…


Alisa Manjarrez, The Happy Cactus

How good are you at coaching yourself?

This is a skill I’ve intentionally developed over the years and I want to give you three quick ways to start activating your inner coach.

Yes, hiring a coach is great. As a coach myself, I obviously am a fan! I’m currently in…


My guess is that other people around you think you’re amazing. Over the years, you’ve learned to accept it, but deep down, YOU know your flaws. I mean, you live with them every day!

But what if within some of those flaws, there was a powerful talent you were taking…


Grief

Tonight, I will be hosting a virtual memorial service for my grandmother who passed away peacefully in her sleep last week.

On Zoom. What a bizarre, confusing time this has been for so many people. I don’t think anyone, let alone a woman born in 1930, could have ever…

Alisa Manjarrez

Helping powerful women get clarity at The Happy Cactus. Producer of the Color Forward podcast, co-host of Seriously Though podcast. More: thehappycactus.club

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