Sabrina Alexis Sayoc is a Senior Corporate Recruiter responsible for building the Kelly Science, Engineering, Technology & Telecom team with goals of equity and accessibility, recently recognized as a 2023 American Staffing Association Women in Leadership Scholarship recipient. Sabrina is a life-long learner and go-getter, receiving her BS in Biology from Penn State and both her MBA and MS Business Analytics from Indiana University. Sabrina is very proud to be first-generation Philippine-American, and she also demonstrates that as an avid volunteer serving on the boards of the Filipino Young Leaders Program, Integrate for Good’s Young Professional Advisory Council, Women of Color in Staffing, and American Staffing Association committees for Women in Leadership & Social Responsibility. Still, Sabrina always has time for her family and can often be found traveling, trying new hobbies, and spending quality time with her husband Robbie and their two rescue pups, Baby & Honey.
Sabrina shares how the importance of community and support in her journey has given her the confidence to step into her greatness. She also shares her AHA moments and tips to help you in your journey to self-confidence. Sabrina is also the moderator for the mentoring circle for USPAACC-WISE, a program intended for AAPI Women that would strategically address core issues and create lasting impact in their professional and personal lives, thus empowering and uplifting them in creating and choosing their own personal choices.
Sabrina Alexis Sayoc is a Senior Corporate Recruiter responsible for building the Kelly Science, Engineering, Technology & Telecom team with goals of equity and accessibility. mentoring moderator USPAACC WISE
Sabrina is of Filipina descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
Trust in your training.
Definition of Self Confidence
Self-confidence is acceptance, trust, and love for yourself. When you know who you are and recognize all the work you’ve put in, there’s no room for doubt.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
As a first-generation and underrepresented professional, there were and are so many “firsts” that Sabrina was experiencing and tons of situations where she felt like the “only one”. She struggled with imposter syndrome and feeling like she didn’t belong. There were opportunities she didn’t pursue because she was scared of rejection and failure.
The “AHA” Moment
Sabrina very close with my family. Unfortunately, she lost her dad unexpectedly in 2017 and became a caregiver for her mom throughout 2021 while she navigated a cancer diagnosis and treatment. She grateful her mom is here today and healthy, but the thought of losing both her parents before she turned 25 was a huge wake up call for Sabrina. She realized that nothing in life is guaranteed; not our health, our money, our time, nothing.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
That realization really made Sabrina think critically about her life, who she is, who she wants to be, and how she wants to experience this journey. Sabrina knew that she wanted to make the most of every day and that she wanted to be proud of herself all the time. She always been community-oriented with big goals, but from that point on, wellness and happiness became intentional priorities too. Sabrina’s journey isn’t one defined by struggle, but rather highlighted and empowered by community and support.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Don’t be the person who tells you no! There are already so many barriers out there, so don’t let yourself be another one. Apply for the job, try out a new hobby, wear something different. Worst case: it doesn’t work out. Best case: an incredible new opportunity!