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S2 / E39: Alisha Fernandez Miranda, Mom & Author of “My What If Year”

September 13, 2023

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Bizzimumzi podcast with your host, Ashley Verma. This week, we’re thrilled to have the incredible Alisha Fernandez Miranda as our special guest, making it a Happy Wednesday indeed! Alisha’s journey is bound to inspire and uplift you.

Alisha Fernandez Miranda, the esteemed author of “My What If Year,” joins Ashley on this episode to delve into a captivating conversation. Released in February 2023, “My What If Year” chronicles Alisha’s transformative journey through a year of unpaid internships in the very dream jobs that had captured her imagination as a child. The book invites us into Alisha’s exploration of alternate paths and the profound discoveries that arose from them.

Alisha’s narrative prowess isn’t confined to the pages of her book—she has graced the screens of top media platforms, including appearances on Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR, as well as local news stations across the US. “My What If Year” garnered well-deserved recognition, being featured in prestigious publications like Marie Claire and earning the distinction of a Best New Book by both People Magazine and the Boston Globe.

But that’s not all—Alisha is a versatile talent. She is also a co-author of “50 Years: Kinloch Lodge,” a delightful culinary tribute to one of the Isle of Skye’s most exceptional hotels. Alisha’s multifaceted creativity extends to the podcast realm, where she hosts “Extra Shot with Alisha Fernandez Miranda” and the award-winning “Quit Your Day Job.”

Hailing from a Cuban-American background in Miami and having spent her adult life in the vibrant cities of New York and London, Alisha currently finds herself rooted in the picturesque landscapes of Scotland. During this captivating episode of Bizzimumzi, Ashley and Alisha immerse themselves in a discussion about their shared love for travel and how it rejuvenates their souls.

Alisha opens up about her courageous decision to pivot her career path after the birth of her twins, shedding light on where she derives the unshakable confidence to pursue her aspirations. She reflects on the unwavering support she receives from her family, which has enabled her to chase her dreams with fervor.

In an endearing moment, Alisha reveals how her children embraced her book tour, eagerly awaiting the next launch to show their unwavering support. They’re even ready to miss school for the chance to be a part of their mom’s tour, exemplifying the heartwarming bond they share.

Tune in to this engaging episode as Ashley and Alisha share laughter, insights, and stories that remind us of the power of following our passions and leaning into the support that fuels our ambitions. Don’t miss out on this uplifting and inspiring conversation.

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