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Conversations With Coco + Friends

Conversations With Coco + Friends

By Coco + Cowe
Conversations with Coco + Friends is a podcast about wild conversations that we have with our friends -- seriously, that’s exactly how we started. We talk about everything from business and the crazy stuff we didn't expect, to the ups and downs of dating in 2020, to fertility and everything in between.

Every week, join hosts Coco, Cleo and Pilar as they have a conversation with their guests on the hot topic of the day. They throw shade, they laugh, they spill ALL the tea and most importantly, they have a good time.
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A Conversation With Jamie Milne of Everything Delish About How To Go Viral on TikTok, Using Your Platform To Stand Up For What's Right and The Future of Only Fans
We couldn't be more jazzed to have our friend Jamie Milne, founder of @Everything_Delish on the pod this week!  In this episode, Jamie gives us some of her best tips and tricks on how to go viral on TikTok (hint: it's all about the trend), how to cultivate a strong community on social media, and what Only Fans said when they approached her for a project *bloop*.  Make sure to follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
50:44
February 3, 2021
A Conversation With the Trio About Online Dating During a Pandemic, Entanglements, and Ghosting
Buckle up Cowes, this week Cleo and Pilar are in the hot seats as Coco grills them about all things dating. Cleo talks about the time she went viral with her Entanglement situation on Twitter and the top funniest responses she received. Pilar talks about that one time she got ghosted (why she got ghosted is heavily up for debate), and we investigate what are the best dating platforms out there for singles.  Make sure to follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
39:50
January 27, 2021
A Conversation With Coco Smart: Growing Up in Toronto, Becoming a Business Owner and Trusting the Creative Process
One of the most asked questions we get is "What are Coco + Cowe and Halo + Co?", and today we sit down with the three amigas to discuss Coco's life journey and how she ended up where she is today. We will walk you through the creation of Coco + Cowe, which actually started as Coco and Lowe; how Coco found her now business partner Halla Rafati and how they created Halo + Co five years ago.  Make sure to follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
39:08
January 20, 2021
A Conversation with Vanessa Bowen About How to Get Your Money Mindset Right and Why Financial Literacy Matters
It's a New Year and we're kicking it off with a conversation with Vanessa Bowen, Founder of Mintworthy. She's a Chartered Professional Accountant and Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner who teaches women how to get your Money Mindset right. Learning to live in wealth and abundance takes practice, but also requires you to get comfortable with understanding money and Vanessa give us some incredible insight on just how to make that happen. Read more about it and get some FREE resources on the blog here. Make sure to follow Vanessa on Instagram @Mintworthy Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too! *This episode was recorded remotely**
30:02
January 13, 2021
A Conversation With Tyrone Edwards, Co-Anchor of eTalk on Racism, Family and Un-Muting Himself Pt. 2
This is Part 2 of our amazing episode with Tyrone Edwards where we talk about how George Floyd's death and the BLM movement impacted him both personally and professionally. Make sure to follow Tyrone on Instagram @mr1loveto Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too! *This episode was recorded remotely**
25:53
December 16, 2020
A Conversation With Tyrone Edwards, Co-Anchor of eTalk on Racism, Family and Un-Muting Himself Pt. 1
For those of you who don't know, Tyrone Edwards is one of Coco's besties and eTalk's newest co-anchor. A few months ago Tyrone went viral in a poignant and unmuted video on The Social where he spoke out about the impact of George Floyd's death and the BLM movement. Now, months later, we sat down to talk to him about what's changed, if he's feeling hopeful about the future and his family life. The best part is that we talked to Tyrone for so long that we had to split this into two episodes -- so tune in next week for more! Make sure to follow Tyrone on Instagram @mr1loveto Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too! *This episode was recorded remotely**
34:34
December 9, 2020
A Conversation Between Coco and Her Ex Husband Brad Lamb on Co-parenting, Healing From Divorce and How They Make It Work
Co-parenting and how to make it work is quite possibly one of the most asked questions Coco gets in not only her DMs but from her friends. After being with her ex-husband Brad J. Lamb for 14 years, surviving a divorce and finding new love (on both their parts), we sit down to discuss how they did it. This episode is one you don't want to miss, because it's full of love, light and some valuable tips on how you can make co-parenting work.  Make sure to follow Brad on Instagram @BradJLambInc *This episode was recorded before the Toronto COVID lockdown** Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
38:18
December 2, 2020
A Conversation With Coco, Cleo and Pilar on the Impact of COVID On Their Lives and Mental Health
This week it's just the three amigas sitting down to discuss how COVID has really affected each of us over the last 9 months. We get candid about how we have been coping, self care and what's bringing us joy these days. We also give out our own personal tips and tricks on how to get through this daunting time.  A Note from Coco: These times have taught us to be more in tune with ourselves and for me, focus on my relationships. I don't think I've ever done more communicating in my life and it has proven to be challenging and rewarding all at once. Remember it's not a you thing, it's an us thing 🖤 Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
40:15
November 25, 2020
A Conversation with Shannae Ingleton-Smith aka Toronto Shay on How to Become an Influencer
Shannae is one an OG influencer -- you know, the ones who started in the MySpace days with the Top 8 Friends (we might be dating ourselves with the pop culture reference, but that's okay).  We are so excited to sit down with Shannae who spilled every secret she has on how to become an influencer, how to make your money and why it's okay to fail and get back up again. Shannae is a wealth of information and runs one of the most successful influencer agencies that specializes in working with influencers of colour, Kensington Grey. Make sure to follow Shannae on Instagram. Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
56:56
November 18, 2020
A Conversation With Nineteen85: Acclaimed Record Producer and One Half of DVSN on Music, Diversifying Your Portfolio, BLM and the Truth About Owning Your Masters
If you haven't heard of Paul Jefferies aka Nineteen85, aka half of DVSN then we don't even know where you've been. Lucky for you, we've brought him right to your air-pods for an incredible discussion on his life as a music producer, how he diversified his portfolio and became a business man,  the BLM movement and the real truth about owning your own masters in the music industry.  Make sure to follow Paul on Instagram. Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
54:16
November 11, 2020
A Conversation With George M. Johnson: Journalist, Author and Activist
We are so lucky to have the opportunity to sit down and chop it up with George Matthew Johnson, activist and author of best selling book "All Boys Aren't Blue". George is one of the most insightful and brilliant humans we've had the chance to speak to and their perspectives on gender identity, race relations and all of the intersections in between are nothing short of eye opening.  So pull up a chair, Cowes and listen carefully to George, because their work is important and this chat may just change your perspective. Make sure to follow George on Twitter and Instagram. Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
48:03
October 28, 2020
A Conversation With Tracy Moore: Canadian TV Journalist and Host of Lifestyle Show Cityline
We sat down with our good friend Tracy Moore for a conversation that made us want to laugh, cry and then laugh again. Tracy's energy is infectious and we had the good fortune of talking to her about how she got into television, how she maintains balance in her wild and beautiful life (hint: she doesn't), and what she sees in her future after TV.  Make sure to follow Tracy on Instagram. Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
37:12
October 21, 2020
A Conversation With Carly Burnett: Founder of TKEES
Another day, another slay Friends! Today we sit down with Carly Burnett, founder of TKEES. We chat about how to fail in business (even when failing means walking away from a successful business) and how to get back up and crush it. We chat about how she manages being a mom, working out like a gangster, and working day in and day out with her husband, who she runs TKEES with.  Make sure to follow Carly and the Tkees team on Instagram. Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
35:57
October 14, 2020
A Conversation with Zuri Hall: Emmy Award Winning TV Host at Access Hollywood
If you don't already know, Zuri Hall is a girl's girl -- she is all about supporting the queens and let us tell you, she showed up and showed out for this episode. Zuri and our co-host Cleo have the best meet-cute story that involves a cold outreach and a drink one night in LA (read: Cleo was a Zuri fan and followed her on YouTube and asked her out for a drink). As luck would have it, the two stayed close friends and  5 years later led  to us  having the Emmy Award Winning celebrity host from Access Hollywood sit down and chat with us when we came to LA. We chat with Zuri about finding love, having fun and our mutual passion and love for helping women succeed.  Make sure to follow Zuri on Instagram. Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can follow Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
40:57
September 30, 2020
A Conversation with Chris Ford: Celebrity Pastry Chef and Founder of Butter Love and Hard Work
Chris Ford and the Coco & Cowe team go wayyy back. We've known Chris for a few years now, since we worked with him on our global event series called Four Seasons Pop Down. When we met Chris, back on that cold cold weekend in Philadelphia, we knew we loved him and he loved us. So when we landed in LA to record season two, Chris was a must-see on our list. On today's episode, we sit down with Chris to chat about life, working with the Kardashians, being the original inventor of breakable chocolate art and what it really takes to be cutting edge and original in the business world.  Make sure to follow Chris on Instagram. Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can find Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
27:28
September 23, 2020
A Conversation with Shan Boodram: Certified Sex Educator and Author of Best Selling Book, The Game Of Desire
Friends... Hold on to your hats, because this conversation is one of our favourites EVER. We sit down with Shan Boodram, the Internet’s most sought-after, certified sex educator, dating coach and relationship expert with over 40 million YouTube views and author of best selling book, The Game of Desire: 5 Surprising Secrets to Dating with Dominance and Getting What You Want.  During this conversation, we talk about dating, love, sex and we get very candid in one of the best chats we had on our trip to LA.  Make sure to follow Shan on Instagram. Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can find Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
43:17
September 16, 2020
A Conversation with Ruth Tal, Founder of Fresh Restaurants
Ruth is an OG in the food game and started juicing long before juicing was even a thing. She's the founder of Fresh Restaurants, author of 5 incredible vegetarian cookbooks and an all around gem! We sat with her in our hotel room in LA to chat about how she brought Fresh from Toronto to LA and how a teeny tiny juice stand led her to build her empire today. Make sure to follow Ruth on Instagram and Fresh Restaurants too! Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can find Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
32:48
September 9, 2020
A Conversation With Shannon Nadj, Founder of Hot Pilates
Shannon Nadj is another Toronto friend and LA transplant who we LOVE. Coco and Shannon have been friends for almost 20 years and cheering each other on in their endeavours the entire time. Shannon is a celebrity trainer to Selena Gomez, Sophia Richie, Hailey Bieber and countless others; she's also an expert on Kourtney Kardashian's lifestyle and wellness brand Poosh. We sit down with Shannon over a bottle of Veuve and some Palo Santo to chat about how she developed Hot Pilates and started dominating the fitness industry.  Make sure to follow Shannon on Instagram. Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can find Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
34:11
September 2, 2020
A Conversation with Dhru Purohit, Founder of Broken Brain Podcast: How to Snatch Your Life
Dhru Purohit, Founder of Broken Brain Podcast is one of the smartest people we've ever met -- bar none. We sat down with him in his Santa Monica studio, which he graciously lent us to use to record our podcast, and we went OFF. Buckle up for a slightly longer, but wildly informative conversation about friendships, loneliness, breaking habits and cultivating your best self.  Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can find Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
51:38
August 26, 2020
Black Lives Matter with TSN Sports Journalist, Kayla Grey
In this week's bonus episode, we sit down with our girl Kayla Grey, an award winning journalist who is currently an anchor for SPORTSCENTRE on Canada's leading sports network, TSN. Kayla has been vocal  on the Black Lives Matter movement and has been subjected to her share of anti-black discrimination on Beyonce's internet. We dig into her experience being targeted by her own colleagues, the challenges that come with being a black woman in Canadian media and the importance of the BLM movement.  Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can find Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
54:37
August 24, 2020
Fertility and All The Things They Don't Tell You
While visiting LA, we had a fertility specialist lined up to interview about all things fertility (and in-fertility). That didn't end up happening because she bailed, so this episode brings us together for a candid conversation on fertility and what we wish they knew earlier on. Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can find Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
29:20
August 19, 2020
Dieting: Eternal Fake News
In this week's episode of Conversations With Coco + Friends, we sit down with our girl Lindsey Wolf, founder of The Nourish Company-- she's a certified fitness nutritionist (ISSA) with a black belt in dieting, wellness and balance.  Lindsey’s mission is to help women improve their relationship with food, while achieving and maintaining their health and wellness goals. Her mantra is, “Never start a diet that you can’t maintain for the rest of your life.” and she smashes those myths that we've all heard out of the water during this episode. You can eat pasta, drink wine and lose weight with the right help.  Follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can find Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
31:56
July 1, 2020
The Business of Being in Business
Being in business isn't always what we think it is. In this episode, Coco and the gang sit down to talk about business with Coco's business partner Halla Rafati about the ups and downs of owning your own business. We spill the real tea on what you can expect if you decide to embark on the path of owning your own business, particularly with a partner.  Make sure to follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can find Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
26:16
June 24, 2020
Fat Phobia, Fashion and “Inclusivity”
On this episode of Conversations With Coco + Friends, we sit down with the Roxy Earle to discuss Fat Phobia, Fashion and "Inclusivity". You may have seen her on Real Housewives of Toronto, or killing her clothing line collaboration with Le Chateau, speaking at the Women of Influence conference and just generally being a badass social media influencer. Make sure to follow us @CocoandCowe and check our our blog www.cocoandcowe.com. You can find Cleo and Pilar on Instagram too!
32:42
June 17, 2020
Making The Move From Corporate to Being Your Own Boss
In this week's episode of Conversations With Coco + Friends, we sit down with the legendary Deb Belcourt, a marketing and communications professional with 25-plus years of experience in Toronto. Deb has worked for some of the best agencies in the country and is a respected leader with a wealth of knowledge and she's here to give us the real tea on moving from corporate to freelance.  Make sure to follow us @cocoandcowe and check out our blog www.cocoandcowe.com.  You can find Cleo (@CleoEllis_) and Pilar (@peeadams) on Instagram too!
30:17
June 9, 2020