Habits: Mónica Talán, EVP, corporate comms and PR, Univision

It is not about the learning moment, but about how you react, learn, and adapt when things do not work out as planned.

Morning ritual
After making a smoothie, I do a search for Univision on Twitter and Google to see if any surprises will affect the day.

After that, I then check my emails and relax while watching Univision's morning show Despierta América and drinking my smoothie before heading to the office.

Biggest surprise on your iPod/iPhone
The diversity of music on my iPhone – from George Strait to Marc Anthony, Franco De Vita, Bruno Mars, and Adele. 

Daily required reading
Required reading includes all the major daily newspapers and trade publications as well as checking Univision.com and Twitter multiple times a day for relevant stories.

What was the best career advice you ever received?
Pattie Sellers from Fortune talks about your career being a jungle gym, not a ladder – I find this to be great advice and very relevant.

First PR job
I began my career at the Texas Department of Commerce promoting the state as a top travel destination and working with press in Canada, Mexico, Germany, England, and Japan.

First website or app you check in the morning
I do a search on Twitter for any news related to Univision and our assets and also on our site Univision.com for what's happening around the world.

Most distinct aspect of your personal office
My nephew gave me a frame he decorated with a photo of him and his brother inside – to remind me of what's important.

Your most regrettable career moment
Like many in our field, I've had many learning moments. It is not about the learning moment, but about how you react, learn, and adapt when things do not work out as planned.

What was your proudest career achievement?
The work we've done in Univision positioning the company and the team we have built. I'm very fortunate to work with an incredible team.

Ideal day off
Going to Central Park, working out, and shopping.

Ideal job if not in PR  
It would probably involve working with animals. 

What is your guilty TV pleasure?
Telenovelas. My current favorite is Amores Verdaderos, but I am really excited about La Tempestad with William Levy, which started in July.

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