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Letter From a Human: Mica Esteve

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Humble Beginnings 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been described as sensitive. 

Sensitive to emotions, sensitive to experiences, sensitive to people’s words and actions. Most of the time, ‘sensitive’ wasn’t being used by others as an endearing way to describe me. It was more of an insult, leveraged as a way to make me feel inferior for being intolerant of cruel behavior. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been told to “stop being so sensitive,” “grow a thicker skin,” or “don’t take everything so personally,” I would be sipping champagne on a yacht in Spain right now. 

I grew up believing sensitivity was a weakness, and that I should repress my emotions to make everyone else around me more comfortable. But the older I got, the more I realized how ridiculous that was. 

I started to realize the power that sensitivity truly has - in fact, there’s now an acronym for this group of people, which is HSP (Highly Sensitive Person). Studies have shown that HSP’s make great leaders because of our deep capacity to make thoughtful decisions while still focusing on human needs and emotions. 

So, I say all of this as a preface to how I navigated my way to Human Marketing.

My Path To Human

I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications because I knew I wanted to work in a field that was driven by people and building relationships.

I’ve worked in multiple roles that required me to wear numerous hats and maintain open and consistent communication with my team and clients. This is where I really started to embrace my empathetic nature and discover how it can foster a productive work environment where I ensure everyone feels seen and heard. 

In the past couple of years, I’ve zeroed in on Project Management. In this role, I’ve discovered how important it is to bring empathy to not only the client, but also to the team members behind the projects and tasks that create the magic. In marketing, there are so many moving parts that are constantly shifting and evolving, and it can be hard to keep track of deadlines while still maintaining sanity. 

As a project manager, my goal is to listen to the needs of my clients and team members to make sure that projects are being completed and tasks are being delegated efficiently to help lift some weight off of everyone’s shoulders. I strive to be that reliable mediator that creates an organized space where there’s a place for everything, and everything is in its place. 

I’m so excited to be part of the Human team, and I look forward to learning, growing, and evolving into the best Project Manager I can be and beyond! 

If you ever have questions or need help, please reach out to me directly at mica@human.marketing. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn.