Tina Sanchez

Oct 18, 11 Tina Sanchez

City you live in:
For the most part of the last 3 years I felt like a gypsy living out of hotel rooms but I live most of the year in San Jose, CA,. The remainder of the year is split between Las Vegas and LA.

Occupation and why?
I’m the CEO of MoxieManagement, a public relations and talent management company. I’m a publicist/manager. In short, I make people famous.

A regular day consists of?
My day is pretty long. My average day is about 15 hours. I have clients in different parts of the world, sometimes my day starts at 4am with a skype conference call to a client. This line of work can drive a normal person loca so meditation and working out are important, I had to learn my lesson the hard way. Como dice mami, “te tienes que cuidar mija“. I work out twice a day for about an hour each session. Just because I’m a gordita, it doesn’t mean I can’t run. I hit the treadmill pretty hard and during the afternoon I do kick boxing. I love martial arts. I have a few belts in Tae Kwon Do. After my workout session, I head out to the office and work. I meet with my staff, we go over what’s in the news; what happens in China will affect us in one way or another. Then I work on making my clients’ dreams come to life. If I’m working from home, I make dinner; yes I cook! I turn on my favorite music y a cocinar! I work a little more and then time to unwind. I’m addicted to Chelsea Handler and George Lopez, they make me laugh and laughing is good for the soul. On the weekends, I make time to hang out with my twin Godsons Alex and Nico.

How do you define success?
When I was younger I used to define success by the material things I owned, the kind of car I had, how much money I had in the bank or by the title on my business card. However, now I define success knowing that you wake up every morning and are connected to what you are doing; the sense of knowing you are on the right path. I must be doing something right, we have been thriving for two years now!.

What has been your biggest challenge?
My biggest challenge was being able to take a leap of faith and bringing MoxieManagement to life. It started as a college project and after many years of working in corporate and being unhappy I decided to bring it to life. Another challenge would be clients who are lazy. They want to be famous but they don’t want to do the dirty work; humbleness goes a long way.

What advice would you give a Latina who wants to follow in your footsteps?
First and foremost, we need more Latinas in my field; STAY IN SCHOOL!!! The power of education is crucial and I am a huge advocate for higher education. Secondly, mastering the art of anticipation of what your boss or client will want or need will set you apart from the others. Lastly, don’t loose your humbleness!

What’s on your bucket list?
Run a full marathon, become a multi-millionaire before turning 35, get married, have children, help Dr. Yanis eradicate poverty, visit my Great Grandfather’s homeland, China, write a book, have dinner with Oprah, get season court side tickets to the Lakers and collaborate on a cook book with my Tias and Mami.

I am proud to be Latina because:
I’m proud of my heritage; mi papi es de Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico y mi mami es de Guatemala, pero es China. I love my mixture and I love being Latina, we come in all different shapes, sizes and shades. We are humble yet proud with a wealthy history.

How do you get your Latin fix?
This is a loaded question. Music and food tend to go hand in hand. I could be driving and listening to Maná and if I see a taco truck I’m pulling over. If not, pass on by my mother’s kitchen. Hopefully she’s making fried banana, black beans with queso fresco. Que rico!

Spanglish, English, Spanish?
All of the above but I try not to do so much Spanglish. It starts to drive me nuts.

What is your favorite Latin restaurant?
Dios mio, this is like asking a mother who is her favorite child. When I’m home, it’s la casa de mi mama, or El Jardin in San Jose, if I’m Las Vegas, it’s a toss between Roberto’s taqueria (they have the best carne asada fries) and Gardunos at the Palms Casino, when in LA King Taco or Beso.

My favorite Latina stereotype is:
That we can all dance and that we are humorous, well at least this is true in my family.

Best advice from mami and/or abuelita:
The women in my family are very strong and great counselors. Mami: Always told me to finish school, have your own money and when it came to fashion she said no ay mujeres feas nomas mal aregaldas! Abuelitas: I was blessed to have three Grandmothers. I only met two but they always said “Fe, Salud y Familia“. They were about developing a relationship with God and my family. I miss them!

Favorite home remedy
My best friend says jokingly that I’m a curandera when it comes to home remedies, it’s what I learned from my Grandmothers and Mom. There isn’t anything a lemon can’t do, it’s nature’s bleach; it can clear spots on your face, disinfect counter tops, and help get stains off of clothes. If you add a little bit of honey, it’s great for sore throats.

Favorite Quote:
“Be the change you seek to see”, and ” camaron que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente“.

Career Highlights:
The accolades and recognition by my peers are great and helping my clients reach their goals is always a great feeling. However, my career highlight has been the recognition I’ve received by my mom and my close friends (I call them my dolls).

[fun]♦ I chose to place Law School on hold to launch MoxieManagement.
♦ I have walked on a plank of hot coals, 10 times and never burned my feet.
♦ I’m a girly girl but love to drive trucks and muscle cars; the faster the better.
♦ I wanted to be a DJ growing up; I love music.
♦ I don’t like chocolate.
♦ I have a thyroid disorder but I don’t let it dictate my life.
♦ I’m addicted to reality TV, can’t miss a show of Jersey Shore, House Wives of New Jersey and Jerseylicious; yes, there is a pattern here.
♦ I have an obsession with Hello Kitty.
♦ I grew up in a family business which lead me to open my first business at the age of 11.
♦ I still shop at the Flea Market, there are great bargains there..[/fun]

[career]
♦ Founder and CEO of MoxieManagement; bilingual public relations and talent management company.
♦ Founder and producer of WildChild Productions, creating web based TV “Show Vida TV”.
♦ Publisher and celebrity stylist for 15 years, FullyChic.Com
♦ Manages some of the top plus size models of the world..[/career]

[description]Humbleness goes a long way., We are humble yet proud with a wealthy history., The power of education is crucial and I am a huge advocate for higher education.[/description]

4 Comments

  1. Tina /

    Thank you for taking the time to feature me. Your team is amazing.

  2. So proud of you girl. How is your family……everything.

    • I spent 35 years teaching in bilingual Ed and truly loved it. At 55 I transitioned to another profession that allowed me more freedom and less stress. I owe a small galeria in the Village of San Felipe Baja California Mex. I also still live in East San Jose Cal in the summer. Where the heat is way too hot in San Felipe Baja.
      I am a Hot 68 years old Chicana ……..just starting out again.
      Hope to see you in San Jo girl when you can fit me in your schedule.

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