We had the good fortune of connecting with Marie C. Zoutomou-Quintanilla and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Marie C., what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think in order for us to grow in business and in our personal lives we sometimes have to take risks. I always feel like I’m taking a risk with any new business venture because the initial labor put into the project always seems to conflict with time spent in the family setting. I want my career to grow, but not at the expense of sacrifice of family. Taking risks in my career is something that I have always done, I started my radio show to inspire and motivate others. The first nine months I invested my own money and a lot of my time. But after nine months I now have business sponsoring my show. So, I took the risk of paying $500 a week for air time but because I believe in myself it ended up paying off. I’m now in a position where the show is doing better than ever and that’s because I took the risk in the first place.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Marie C. Zoutomou -Quintanilla holds an MBA and a BSB/M degree in Business Management. Marie has a diverse background in the workplace; she has been a motivational speaker for many years, speaking at conferences and educating professionals on how to build confidence and achieve success in the workplace. Her two books on combatting cancer with a positive outlook and anti-bullying, two seemingly disparate topics, have a commonality: the desire to help others who are struggling with life’s challenges. She is an ongoing speaker and chairperson of the American Cancer Society.

Zoutomou-Quintanilla is also the author of the motivational book “You Are Being Tested, Do Not Worry.” The book encompasses the truth behind the struggles everyone goes through in life and how faith will help anyone get past life’s challenges. The name of her book is now a radio show! Listen to Marie’s show “You Are Being Tested, Do Not Worry” On KKLA 99.5 FM, a well-known Los Angeles radio station. The show is every Saturday at 4:30 PM and the program is broadcast on KKLA.com, KKLA App, iHeart Radio, Tuneineradio.com, Christianradio.com, and Alexa Smart Speaker. This means that not only we hit the LA market, but also influential markets across the nation, such as New York City, Nashville, and other major U.S. venues.

Your company can advertise on the show as our official sponsor. Email Marie at thetest@mariezq.com and check out the Show Podcast https://omny.fm/shows/you-are-being-tested/playlists/podcast/embed?style=cover

Think about giving your child the gift of self-confidence this holiday season! Marie Quintanilla takes readers through a series of affirmational experiences with the 1st book in the series, I Will Not Be Bullied, I Will Not Bully Others. This book follows the growing process of a child from infancy to toddler and the early stages of life and development. The book teaches kids to treat others the way they want to be treated and that they are loved. Zoutomou-Quintanilla created the book series to help foster a sense of confidence in kids by having parents create a home environment and parenting style that allows their little ones to flourish. You can learn more at mariezq.com

Marie is also a human capital manager consultant. She helps business owners keep their doors open, ensuring that they remain compliant with all aspects of their business on both federal and state levels. Her expertise includes the fields of technology, HR services, HRG, Time & Attendance, Payroll, Workers Compensation, Health & Benefits, and 401k.
Business can email Marie at mzoutomouquintanilla@paychex.com

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Jerk Wings Cafe

Traditional Jamaican home cooking restaurant located at 8300 Tampa Ave, Northridge California 91324

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to recognize my husband Jayson C. Quintanilla for his love and support.

Website: mariezq.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youarebeingtested/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-c-zoutomou-quintanilla-5a6452b/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Yourbeingtested

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567406643966265

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLAbfiF1ZcQIZUUyg-Cl5XQ

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