The Days of Trading Time and Talent for Exposure Only are Over!


The Days of Trading Time and Talent for Exposure Only are Over!

by Anita Charlot

Listen to The Days of Trading Time and Talent for Exposure Only are Over!:

In 2022, my word for the year was “Visibility.” The goal was to show up authentically, share my gifts with as many people as possible to begin to heal Black and Brown women of corporate and relationship trauma.

In addition, since I have always been the “safe Black girl” that my White colleagues and friends come to ask questions about the Black community, I decided to turn this skill into several offerings. Listen, it takes a lot of energy to do this, so there is no reason why I should not be compensated for it.

Being more “visible” also meant that some companies, organizations, booking agents, and event planners would reach out, asking me to come and speak/present/facilitate for exposure only and pay my own travel and accommodation expenses.

As we say amongst my friends, “where ‘dey do dat at?”

Join me inside this week’s episode as I share with you how absurd this whole concept is to ask somebody to share their gifts and talents for free, and what I think you should do about it!

What You Learn:

  • The absurdity of not being compensated for your time and talents
  • What you should do if asked to give your time and work for exposure only
  • When it’s appropriate to be a team player and when to stand up for what’s right
  • The damage that these conditions will do to your mindset and confidence and how to break free!

Featured on the Show:


As an Executive Coach for Women, Professional Speaker, Corporate Metaphysician™, Author of The 5 Phases of Dating – The Grown-Ass Woman’s Guide to Attracting and Maintaining Authentic Relationships, and the Creator of The Happy Executive Woman™…

Anita teaches women of color how to heal from past relationships and corporate trauma, increase their confidence and improve their leadership skills.

She is a board member of the Women Impact Network and Women In Technology, where she focuses on coordinating and creating professional development training for the members.

Anita also coaches White allies on how to ACTivate Your Privilege!™ and is hired to speak and train as The Corporate Metaphysician™ at organizations willing to begin reversing corporate America’s trauma by taking an honest look at their “unconscious DEI efforts,” all using practical and metaphysical concepts.

Recently featured in…

  • ValientCEO Magazine!
  • Speaker’s Magazine

For all coaching, media, or consulting inquiries, don’t hesitate to contact Anita at

To learn more about how to partner with Anita, go to

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