Episode 18 • Victoria Alai
Guest, Victoria Alai
Host, Kathleen Kaiser
Producer, Adanna Moriarty
About This Episode
Kathleen interviews Victoria Alai, author of Survival 101- A Guide to Staying Afloat in The Deep Waters of Life. Victoria is a self-proclaimed self-help addict, and is excited to share what she’s learned in life, and researching this book with the world. Don’t forget to like, download and subscribe so you never miss a future episode.
About Victoria Alai
Victoria Alai is currently working as a writer, life navigator, and entrepreneur. She has successfully scrambled to survive multiple financial, social, physical, and mental-emotional life crises. Her kids consider her a self-help addict. Over the past 30 years, she has gone from working in hotels and fast-food outlets to funding her undergrad degree, earning an MBA, working through five different industries that have gone extinct, married twice, divorced once, being a single mom for eight years, losing a home to foreclosure, all the while enjoying five dream careers.
Through her life journey, Victoria has helped hundreds of people navigate daily needs and extreme life and professional challenges to reach their own abundant, thriving lives. As a former Intervention Specialist and Academic and Career Navigator, she understands needs, helps visualize possibilities, and connects people and resources to create win-win solutions.
Working through her crooked life path, Victoria has arrived at a happy, thriving, and abundant life today and is excited to share with you what she has learned in Survival 101. She wrote this guide to save you months, years, or even decades of time and mental anguish on your personal survival journey. Victoria believes that by reaching a strong survival state as fast as possible, you will form a firm launch pad to rocket into an abundant, thriving life.
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