Reinventing your career at any stage, embracing authenticity and the importance of building your personal brand with Kristina Hysler

In this episode, Lola speaks with Kristina Hysler, a civil engineer focused on water quality management, where she champions the water quality consulting division for municipal and governmental clients. 

With over 20 years of experience in environmental engineering and water quality consulting, Kristina is an expert in sustainable environmental solutions and regulatory compliance. 

Beyond her technical and leadership expertise, Kristina is deeply involved in volunteer work, serving as a founding member and vice president of Engineers Without Borders - San Diego Professional Chapter and actively participating in the California Stormwater Quality Association. 

In this episode, we discuss:


  • Evolving your career by discovering what you don’t like (so you can choose a new path)
  • Prioritizing building a network and seeking a mentor from the start of your career
  • Crafting your “brand” within your industry to set yourself apart
  • Tips on what everyone should focus on to build a career in corporate America
  • The connection between being authentic and continuing to evolve
  • Opening yourself up to “rebranding” your image in order to take on new leadership roles
  • Tapping into your differences to make them your strengths in the workplace


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More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:


Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 


Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.


This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.


Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.


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