Welcome. As an artist I feel like the need to start this is like the need for anything else. A passion. Too much to say. A need to want to reach people and offer something....something to make you feel a little less alone, and part of a community where we explore how to be the best version of ourselves .
Ashante’ Stokes, whose monikers are P.T. The Gospel Spitter and The Bad Boy of Gospel is a
renowned rhythm and gospel artist, director, writer, producer, and entertainer. Stokes, who has
several accomplishments, struck gold by winning the Gwinnett Center International Film
Festival’s Audience Choice Award with his directorial debut in 2015 with the music mini-film,
Salvation RMX for Best Music Video. We talk about purpose, his passions, pandemic life, the Black lives matter movement and much more!
I speak to Dr Parvinder Shergill, also known as @thesecretpsychiatrist, is an award winning Doctor, as well as a Writer, Actress, Presenter and Filmmaker. We talk about her journey so far, and how she made the transition into the arts, as well as growing up in a South Asian community.
I speak to Rashawn Copeland, who is the founder of I'm So Blessed Daily and Without Walls Ministries. A writer for Church Leaders, God TV, and the God's Not Dead blog, he is also the host of the Scripture and Stories podcast on the Converge Podcast Network. He also serves on the Life Church (YouVersion) Bible app team with Pastor Craig Groeschel, assisting with global digital outreach. We talk about FINDING YOU'RE PURPOSE!
Finale episode of the series! I have the wonderful Jason Mayden on the show. Jason is a designer, entrepreneur, youth advocate and sports junkie! For the past 15 years Jason has created experiences that have existed at the intersection of youth culture and technology. The products he designed while at Nike/Jordan Brand have become some of the most coveted cultural artifacts of our time.
I speak to Femi Jacobs, Nigeria based Actor. His lead role in the 2013 breakthrough romantic comedy film - The Meeting cemented his place amongst Nollywood's better-known leading faces. It also earned him his first pan-African accolade as Best Actor in Comedy in the 2015 edition of the prestigious African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
But just ten years prior to his film debut, he was also well known as a recording artist, worship leader, and a public speaker. He had been honing his leadership skills whilst leading and directing various musical groups for about two decades.
I speak to Gil Antolin, who is the President of Luxury World Traveler the world's largest luxury travel social media account with over 3 million followers worldwide. Luxury World Traveler currently operates three separate divisions: Luxury Travel Agency, Digital Marketing Production Studio/ Social Media Marketing/Consulting. Gil currently consults for Major hospitality brands such as Small Luxury Hotels/ Four Seasons/ Ritz Carlton and Nobu to name a few.
I speak to Remi Moses, Filmmaker and Writer from London. He has been film-making for 6 years now and likes to tell stories about invisible illnesses, internal struggles and intimately complicated relationships. Remi has an an affinity with romantic, dreamy cinematography and visual storytelling that combines with deeply poetic writing, like that of Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan, which was his entry point for his interest in filmmaking.
As a dynamic cinematographer with a signature style, Joel Honeywell, came from humble beginnings - growing up in urban South London, he developed an eye for art and photography. In 2011, graduating from the prestigious Arts University of Bournemouth where he obtained a BA in Film Production, Joel, had stepped into his career, drawing towards cinematography. Starting off as a camera trainee and assistant on set for films such as ‘The Mummy’ and ‘King Arthur, he has worked his way through commercials for known brands, like Nike, Adidas, and Vogue as well as award winning music promos for breakthrough musicians like Stormzy. Joel is in high demand, for his bold and honest use of light, colour, mixed formats and distinctive framing.
I speak to Sheila Nortley. Sheila is an award-winning filmmaker who has written, produced and directed several internationally renowned projects including Zion, Victim and feature film David is Dying. Sheila founded Kingdom Drama School in 2011, now run by Ashley Walters.
In 2013 she produced the independent feature Sable Fable which went on to win Best Film at the prestigious American Black Film Festival awards in Miami, Florida. In 2016, she won the Woman of the Future award in Arts & Culture for her work in film and was invited to Buckingham Palace.
I speak to Dhanny Joshi, talent manager and founder of Big Deal Films. Frustrated at the lack of television opportunities for diverse talent on British television, Dhanny set up Big Deal Films with £200 to serve the audiences with wider perspectives and talent. Fast forward four years, Big Deal is the UK’s leading minority led multi-genre independent production company producing Documentaries, Drama’s and Comedy across the major platforms including BBC One, The One Show, BBC Three, ITV2, Channel 4, CBBC and Sky and is a big champion of diverse voices and talent.
I speak to Ambreen Razia, an Actress & Writer from South London. Her critically acclaimed play The Diary of a Hounslow Girl toured nationally around the UK and has been adapted as a BBC three Pilot.
Her play 'POT' was published by Oberon books and completed it's UK National Tour around the country, focusing heavily on girls in gangs and children growing up in the UK care system, She co wrote and screened her short filmed 'Relapse', which explores the UK's prison system
I speak to Alexander Theo; a London based Gay writer/performer with a Greek Cypriot heritage and comedy drama sensibilities. Alexander is an actor, writer and stand up comedian. We talk about the journey so far, and he gets candid about the adversity and highlights the importance of mental health.
I speak to Tanmay Dhanania about his journey as an actor so far. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has acted in UK TV shows like New Tricks for the BBC, Indian Summers for Channel 4 and The Durrells in Corfu for itv. He has also acted in and produced independent films like Brahman Naman and Garbage on Netflix and Cat Sticks on Mubi. Tanmay loves theatre and has acted in stage productions around the world. He has also taught theatre around the world.
I speak to Barry Wetcher about his journey as a movie still photographer, and boy does he have one! In a career spanning almost four decades, Barry Wetcher has amassed an impressive catalog of film and TV credits collaborating with some of Hollywood’s most elite filmmakers including Martin Scorsese on his acclaimed film “Goodfellas”, Oliver Stone on “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”, John McTiernan on his action thriller “Die hard with a Vengeance” starring Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, and Samuel L. Jackson; among countless others.
I speak to Writer and Director Danish Renzu, a dear friend and colleague about his life growing up in Kashmir, India, and how it influenced him, and the stories he has chosen to tell up until now. We talk about films and the comparisons between doing work in Asia and the West.
I speak to Neeraj Udhwani, Writer and Director. Apart from writing and directing the critically acclaimed short films like Aamad, Neeraj has written the screenplay and story of Mere Dad Ki Maruti. He has also co-written the screenplay of Madhur Bhandarkar's Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji. He has also written episodes for television shows in India.
Heidi, an Interior Architectural Designer, moved from an award winning Mayfair based interior design practice, where she was a Partner and Creative Director, to start her own design firm, Heidi Aiad Design. Heidi’s clients include high net-worth clients, having designed & project managed the installation of numerous high value properties in Central London over the last 9-years.
I speak to Ola Christian, social entrepreneur and founder of a talent platform in the UK called "LEVILE." Actor now turned entrepreneur, we talk about what it takes to get seen by the right people as a creative talent, and how to better your chances at getting in them doors!
I speak to Kalki Koechlin, film/theatre actress and writer. Although a French citizen, she has lived most of her life in India. Known for her unconventional body of work in the hindi film industry (Bollywood), she's also recieved critical acclaim for her work.
I speak to Presh Williams, co- founder of "Big picture Film club," in the UK. Big Picture Film Club started in 2015 with business partner Urvisha Patel.
It is a pop-up film exhibitor and online media platform, and they are currently developing an online film market platform.
We talk process and what key pointers are in making great movies.
I speak to Abiola Ogunbiyi about her platform "The artists branch," and why she was compelled to create it. Other than founding this she is an actress, writer and film maker, and is passionate about helping creatives practically achieve their goals.
I speak to mumbai based actor Tanuj Virwani, most popularly known for his international Emmy nominated show "Inside Edge," on Amazon Prime. We speak about his journey to becoming an actor, and the obstacles along the way, as well as what it takes to really achieve the dream.
Finale of the release series. I speak to Annie Kaszina who is a UK based, specialist abuse recovery coach and writer who has worked with thousands of survivors of emotional and narcissistic abuse across 5 continents. A survivor of narcissistic abuse herself, Annie is passionate about helping others make the mind shifts that will enable them to move from hurting to whole, safe and happy so that they can build healthy relationships and a rewarding life.
I speak to coach Henri Bekalle about self love, self acceptance and how to tune into what's happening inside of us. He delves into what knocks our self esteem, and little things we can do to get to know the inner workings of our mind.
I speak to Robert Mack, our very own happiness coach, based out in California about his own life trials which led him to be where he is today. Robert is an ivy-league-educated Celebrity Happiness Coach, Positive Psychology Expert, Published Author of Happiness from the Inside Out, and TV Host, Personality and Producer for OWN and E!
Robert’s work has been endorsed by Oprah and many others.
I speak to author and motivational speaker and coach Wendell Miracle about his work, and his life, and he founded and created "Hope Nuggets." We discuss his life purpose, and how faith is his absolute foundation to spreading the hope and happiness he does on a daily basis.
I speak to Tamarin, psychotherapist, and healer about her journey from branding to coaching and therapy. She specifically works with women to uncover blockages and get into alignment on their journeys, and says that a reoccurring area women suffer with is questioning their self worth.
I speak to Seerut Chawla about her experience as a psychotherapist and her work in relation to trauma and anxiety with clients. We talk about nuances and how every experience is different, with an honest and candid approach to therapy.
I speak to Jennifer Mason, about her journey so far, and primarily about how God has worked in her life. Her Christian faith is definitely at the centre enabling her to operate from a place of faith and relationship, and therefore from a place of complete trust.
I speak to Harpreet Dayal, poet and children's book author based in Calgary, Canada. We speak about her journey, and her acute awareness of asking life's tough questions about the self. What becomes evident is not only does she find her refuge in words, but that she serves people through this passion, enabling them to also find refuge.
I speak to Emma Zeck about how important it is to heal from traumatic experiences and relationships which no longer serve you. How can we pick up on red flags, and how can we recognise warning signs before getting too involved. Can we truly move forward without the healing?
I speak to Dave Powain about how the fitness bug bit him at such a young age, and since then he's never looked back! The finale episode of the series will certainly have you psyched up for going out there and being your best self. Dave's infectious energy is going to get you driven indeed!
I speak to Dr Amy shah about her journey into wellbeing, and her desire to focus on holistic avenues for longevity in our health and life. She stands by intermittent fasting as a means of following a healthy lifestyle and diet, and debunks some of the myths we have about detoxing.
I speak with personal trainer Paul Balcan about his journey from Romania to London. We talk about dealing with depression and developing the hunger to succeed which often is accelerated when we hit rock bottom.
Absolutely raw and honest and from such an authentic place, i speak to poet Levi Washington, who tells us about living a life driven by faith, and what he's learnt on the journey so far. We speak about being a creative today, and touch upon why having a strong "why" is essential to tap into your purpose.
I speak with celebrity chef Serena Poon, based in California. She's doing amazing work with her personal brand, "Just add water," and her tv show where she speaks to people overcoming adversity. Serena delves not only into why food is medicine, but why it's also important to take multiple approaches when it comes to healing.
I speak with Justin Allen, small town Chicago born, big dreamer to become a first division basketball player. Justin's life has truly been a whirlwind, but the strength and tenacity which he has developed is incredible. What drives someone like him to keep persevering despite the odds?
I speak to Amy Klutinoty, an incredible woman of God doing some wonderful work in Nashville with her ministry. We talk about her journey with her Christian faith, and how she fell into alcohol and drug abuse as a young girl, until she had an experience with God which changed her life.
I speak to Arlette about her transformational coaching, from a very holistic approach. We discuss how to love ourselves better, and the importance of self evaluation in order to be in alignment and step into your purpose
I speak to Natalie Jones about her work as a coach, and specifically her work on her own personal healing of a skin condition called vitiligo. We speak about perception and how we can all contribute to a more loving, and respecting dialogue with others.
I speak to Ivana Basreck about her coaching using the RTT method. We speak about the importance of the self love, and doing inner work before getting into relationships, so you know yourself before knowing anyone else.
I speak with Cassandra Bodzak, author of "Eat with intention," about her relationship with food, and how it has inspired her to work with women specifically, to better their relationship with their health and wellness. We talk about her five day programme, as well as the importance of gratitude in everything.
I speak to Carissa Read, proud mother of three and manages a Mexican restaurant family business in Pheonix Arizona. We connected through an entrepreneurial tribe and I have always been inspired by her ability to support and empower other women.
I speak to Alicia cook, an author, poet and activist. She talks about her personal experiences, suffering from depression and anxiety, and finding fulfillment through her work, by helping others who battle mental health everyday.
I speak with Analiese Ross, founder of AMR, a social media marketing agency. We discuss all things social media, from where to start on it as a business, to growing this organically, and to creating content which adds value to a consumer, before pitching them any sale!
I speak to Rebecca Munoz about what it means to be fearless, where she shares her life experiences and how they have moulded her into being her best version, whilst still being on a journey of surrender and discovery.
Actress, song writer and healer Yasmine Aker joins me on the show, where we have an in depth chat about her life so far in entertainment, and her shift to a world of harmony and healing. How does she manage to do it all? Well we chat about many life experiences which ultimately lead to dazzling revelations.
Inspired by some bible reading, i talk about how quickly we are to judge others, and actually how often we do this and make assumptions. In the same way that we are shown grace, i encourage you to also show grace.
I speak to Lucinda Romero, professional nanny, singer and songwriter about her journey so far. We talk about taking care of your thoughts, and about having the courage to step out and change your life, regardless of the circumstances.
I speak to Layra marte about her journey in the digital world and now adding photography to her skill-set, she's thriving! We speak about how important it is to love yourself, and how we can practically do this in our day to day lives.
I speak to Joynier about his mission and his vision through being associated with sports from a young age, to finally creating a career in health and sports today as a coach. The finale of the series of Elevation!
Sometimes in order to step into our purpose we need to distinguish what that is, separate of other dreams and ambitions. Ultimately we all want to leave our mark, make a dent in the universe which reads "I was here!"
I have my first duo on the show! Hector and Paul, who are doing fantastic work in Arizona, with kids and their company "Vib'n". We talk entrepreneurship and business, from the point of coming up with an idea to executing it, and the challenges that came along with it! We also talk about the experience kids have in the workshops with the incredible work they are doing.
I talk to George vou this week, about what essentially those wanted to be entrepreneurs need to look for. We also touch upon his talk on Ted X about the future as consumers, and why plant based food options should be included as part of our regular diet, in order to help the environment
I reflect on a conversation with a friend. Can happiness really be a constant state we are in? It's important to remember every moment, be it good or bad, is there to teach us something, and is also inevitably momentary.
I speak with Sean Fitzsimons, about his journey as an entrepreneur, and though plenty of hardship has come along the way, how he has continuously persisted. It's an encouraging conversation, which definitely will leave you inspired.
Do you feel like your in a place of transition and nothing possibly could be coming out of it? Do you feel that certain decisions right now are overwhelming, or you have been led to transition without knowing where it came from?
I speak to Alex Quin, who is a full stack marketing expert and global keynote speaker.
He is the founder of UADV- a Forbes Accredited marketing firm with ties in the entertainment, fashion, e-commerce industries.
We speak about what it takes to start any new venture and see it through, and make it successful. And most of all how important it is to throw those excuses away!
Inspired by a reading of the actual parable in the Bible new testament, this is a parable I have read before, but on this read it sparked a meaningful revealation for me which wanted to share. Could it be that our testimonies and miracles are planted with the weeds, growing together?
On another episode of elevation I have the wonderful Matt Gottesman who hasn't just been like a mentor to me, but other guests on this series of my show. Matt's digital magazine HDF magazine, has gained incredible traction over the years, and he continue to provide immense value in everything he does.
Nathan Kohlerman is the founder of NeuIntention Health and Wellness and has a strong background in health, wellness, fitness. We speak about the journey and the importance of finding your purpose before setting out on the business journey
I talk about an experience in my week, and how it affected me, and what I learnt from it. How often do we let what others say affect the way we feel about ourselves and our self belief in what we can and cannot do.
I speak to the very successful David Meltzer about attaining happiness, and what in his experience, he has learnt from the business world. Grab a pen and paper! Much to learn from this amazing human being.
I speak to the lovely Anna Jepson, about her life as a writer, food blogger and art director amongst many things! she talks about her journey as an entrepreneur in San Francisco, and why she is so passionate about cultivating conversations around feminism.
The first episode in a new series, where I'm speaking to entrepreneurs globally about the work they are doing. This one is definitely insightful, from humble beginnings to now financial freedom with katriel safarti.
I talk about resting in the process on your own timeline, and recognising you are where you're supposed to be, whatever that currently looks like. Short and sweet, and good enough to hear on your coffee break I hope!
I talk about a personal experience or story, and share this with you. Short and sweet, and good enough to hear on your coffee break I hope!
This one is dedicated to finding strength in the process of getting to know God, and through prayer
I talk about a personal experience or story, and share this with you. Short and sweet, and good enough to hear on your coffee break I hope!
I talk about the process of getting more aware about what you want and don't want, using a recent example in my own life
I speak to Sarah, who is doing some incredible work in India with all kinds of people, particularly going through adversity and trauma. She talks about what God's promises mean to her, and why we can count on them
Part two of the series. I talk to Deena and Sam Northcote, about relationships based on faith, their own challenges on their individual journeys, and how important it is to know your core values before entering a relationship.
Faith in the storm. Part one of a four week series. I'm in conversation with Neethi Isaac, she's fierce, she's passionate and she's a woman of God. Delve into this conversation of faiths highs and lows with us this week
The first guest on unplug is someone I've been coaching with the last few months. Pankaj Narsian is a fitness coach, nutrition adviser, and trainer amongst many other things! here to bust a few myths in the fitness world 💪