Conversations revolving around entrepreneurship, business tips and more. Featuring interviews with various guests who are seasoned and novice to entrepreneurship who will share their views, lessons learned, trials, failures and success.
Maleeka T. Hollaway is a powerhouse. She is the Founder, Social Proof Success Live, CEO of The Official Maleeka Group and Publicist. As we chat I am able to connect with her as a fellow publicist and business owner. We also talk about the upcoming event Social Proof Success Live and how this event will be a game changer for business owners.
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I had the opportunity to chat with Author, Celebrity Interviewer, Content Creator and Entrepreneur - Taylor Elajas. He has founded his own entertainment network, the Elajas Broadcast Network. He also doubles as a playlist curator and influencer representative for Mysphera, podcaster, Independent artist, Author, Teacher and Brand Consultant. Learn more about this powerhouse during our conversation.
Meet Brand Strategist, Speaker ,Visual Content Creator - Averri Simone - It was a pleasure to chat with her about Black Women Moguls and what it means to be a Mogul.
As a Brand Strategist and Social Media Advisor, Averri Simone has assisted non-profits, small businesses, and personal brands with their revenue, social media, and website strategy. Her expertise helps business owners to convert followers into paying customers and she also teaches clients how to manage their business from their phone.
Seeing the limited opportunities for black women in entrepreneurship, Averri Simone created Black Women Moguls. Through this platform, she assists women entrepreneurs who are seeking to build a profitable brand. Outside of her entrepreneurial ventures, she serves as the youngest board member, First Vice President of a local section of the National Council of Negro Women. For her contributions to her community, Averri was awarded the NCNW "Living the Legacy" Award and recognized as "Who's Who in Black Atlanta."
Laura is simply phenomenal - She is a trilingual PR and communications professional with experience living and working in the UK, Ecuador, France, Ireland and Colombia. She provides her insight and views on Public Relations.
Check out our conversation and Follow her for more on all things social!
Count Klassy is simply an inspiration! Listen as we talk music industry and more. I smiled so much during this amazing episode. I cannot wait to chat with Count Klassy again about his music and his phenomenal mindset.
About Count Klassy - He is a new age hip hop artist coming out of Canada's musical hub, Toronto. Previously a ghostwriter for Grammy-Award winning artists, he's been working on his own music, developing new sounds and styles to bring into the hip hop genre as an LGBTQ artist.
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I had the opportunity to chat with Emir Horton. He is the Founder and CEO of Eartha Watch Company. He is creating his own lane in the luxury watch industry. In this interview we discuss his inspiration and also his drive.
Emir Horton is the Founder and CEO of Eartha Watch Company. Raised in Philadelphia, Emir is no stranger to life's challenges. As a young man, his environment weighed on his confidence and caused him to question whether he would be able to fulfill his entrepreneurial dreams. Emir found hope as a student at Delaware State University. He graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communications and planned to move to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a career in acting and entertainment.
With more courage than connections, Emir quickly found himself in L.A. sitting on a curb with a bag of his belongings, a little more than a month's supply of cash, and nowhere to live. In that moment, he was reminded of the legacy attached to his name and the impact it would have if he stayed the course and kept moving forward toward his goals. However, it would take more than faith and ambition to fulfill the mandate of his life. Emir reevaluated his circumstances and realized he needed to be more strategic with the use of his time. The realization was the start of the idea to create a timepiece that represents transcending barriers and living up to one's full potential.
With a wealth of knowledge and the desire to provide a luxury product for today's thought leaders, innovators, and modern day visionaries, Eartha Watch Company was born. As the youngest Black man at 25 in the watch industry, Emir hopes to support the dreams of his fellow leaders and remind himself, and others, to be bold and reclaim the rich resource, time.
Visit earthawatches.com to get yours today!
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Had an amazing experience speaking with Dr. Felicia Phillips who educates and empowers female-owned businesses with the hope and strategy to not only keep their heads above water but to swim and not sink during troubling times This powerhouse Master Business Strategist is also the founder of MogulCon - a. conference that for 5 years has provided attendees with the resources that will help them build a sustainable strategy and accelerate the growth of themselves and their businesses.
Dr. Felicia Phillips is a Master Business Strategist, Founder of Business Conference MogulCon, mentor and all around business expert. During her 30-year entrepreneurial career serving, educating and mentoring small and diverse businesses, her mission is to help you gain access to opportunities for diverse suppliers with corporations who are looking to procure the products and services you offer. As a wife, mother and accomplished business leader, Felicia understands the difficult balance women face and is committed to helping birth their vision and manifest their dreams and increase their wealth.
Had the opportunity to chat with Bianca St John about finances and more. This conversation was enlightening and also educational. Having a discussion regarding finances can make or break your relationship. Check out my candid conversation with Bianca as we discuss her business and also how finances play a part in successful relationships.
More about Bianca St. John:
Bianca St. John brings more than a decade of experience in the field of helping people attain personal, financial, and business success. She’s living proof that all successes begin with a solid plan, and are sustained by the motivation to see them through. Her love for educating and supporting people through the processes of budgeting, financial planning, and business development motivated Bianca to create Gold Coin Financial & Business Development. As a young entrepreneur, her personal success was obtained through real world situations. Trail, some error, and a large dose of self-instruction, put her on a path that started in the beauty industry.
In the multi-faceted world of beauty she quickly learned how to establish and manage a flourishing business, its revenue, related taxes, and other expenditures. Simultaneously she built an impeccable reputation that eventually afforded her opportunities to travel the United States on self-negotiated contracts; contracts that set personal and industry precedents.
Gold Coin Financial & Business Development, is poised to provide a variety of gold standard services to assist you in fulfilling your financial dreams.
Learn more about this amazing company by visiting www.GoldCoinfbd.com
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Meet Kiana Jordan-Walker - Founder of Self talks with Me. With 20 years in the 20 years in the United States Air Force it taught her that at the end of the day all you had was yourself. She took the lessons learned by not taking the time to understand how she spoke to herself had affected many aspects of her life. She no longer wanted to limit or self sabotage anymore so she embarked on a new operation of creating a service to help veterans and currently enlisted women to build their confidence and reset their mindset as they navigated their military career. I was so blessed to speak to her and learn to speak life to myself and others around me.
Enjoy this amazing chat with Cody May - We chat all things marketing.
Cody is a Managing Partner at StudioPTBO, a full service marketing agency that helps businesses attract more leads, automate their marketing and close more clients. His agency specializes in the areas of Facebook & Instagram Lead Generation, Custom Website Design, Videography and Graphic Design.
Find more information about Cody at: https://www.studioptbo.com/
I got the opportunity to chat with Leah Frazier after appearing on The Round Table Talk Show with Sharifah.
She is absolutely cooler than a polar bear sleeping in a cooler. I admire her grind and her drive. Check out our conversation as we laugh, share stories and chat about publicist tings.
Leah Frazier is a 2-Time Emmy Award-Winning entrepreneur and was recognized as one of Dallas’ most successful women for 2015. She is a multi-licensed attorney turned fashion and marketing guru, who unapologetically left the practice of law to pursue her fashion ventures. Leah has built a multi-faceted empire as an award-winning fashion journalist, media personality, celebrity stylist, digital marketing expert, professor and in-demand fashion consultant to notable brands. Leah is the CEO and proud owner of Think Three Media – a creative marketing agency and much more.
Find more information about Leah at: www.thinkthreemedia.com
Hair: Braids by Vanna
Photography: Kauwuane Burton
Makeup:Zhara Bella Hair & Makeup Artistry
Fashions: The Fashion Den Dallas
Join me for a conversation with Keyondra Lockett.
She is a soulful inspirational artist with a fervor for Kingdom building. Keyondra is a former member of the two time Stellar Award nominated trio, Zie’l. She has shared the stage with artists such as Yolanda Adams, Karen Clark-Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, and many more.
Keyondra’s writing skills can be heard on Kierra Sheard’s LED EP on which she co-wrote, “Make Me Better.” She also co-wrote “Yeah Ahh Haha” on Briana Babineaux’s latest album. Keyondra penned Zie’l’s Billboard top 15 hit, “State of Emergency” and her own Billboard top 15 hit “Try.”
You can download & stream Keyondra’s latest album, “The Heal” on all digital outlets including iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Tidal, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.
Visit Keyondra’s site here and her Instagram @KeyondraLockett.
Take a listen as I chat with Elaine E'ssential about her new single Everyday Luv and more!
She is a recording artist to be reckoned with! Her beautiful spirit mixed with smooth soulful harmonies are sure to please! Her expressively emotional delivery & touching testimony has shaped her in to an awe inspiring Soul Empowerment Music recording songstress, compelling published songwriter(BMI), & powerful motivational speaker, that ignites all she comes in contact with!! Born Elaine Joplin, into a continuing bloodline of musicians, including world renown Ragtime Music creator, Scott Joplin! Her humble beginnings began as a little girl in church, then continued throughout her years. To date she has been blessed to open for Anthony Hamilton, Mc Lyte, Fred Hammond, Jill Scott, Karen Clarke-Sheard, LL Cool J, Mary Mary, Dawkins & Dawkins, Trinitee 5:7 and the list continues on...E’ssential has graced many venues both great & small, such as Summerfest, Bastille Days to name a few. She is an active Ceo, Songwriter & Vocal Producer of her very own record label, E'ssential Music Entertainment. Her catalog includes Executive Producing "E'ssential Soul Christmas Vol. 1 & 2” Multiple UK chart topping singles, "So Fly", "Zero Pursuit" & her most current release "Win-Win"!! E’ssential’s first solo album entitled, "I'm Ready Now" featured toe-tapping Soul Empowerment grooves such as "High Self Esteem", “My Testimony" , "Don't Take It Personal", "Timeless", most of which contribute to her international success to date! Her highly anticipated EP, "LuvLiveLife" debuts 2020
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Learn more about her by visiting http://www.essentialmusicent.com/
In this episode I chat with Shia Joyner, founder of Zen and Boujee, RYT, Medical Esthetician, Reiki Healer & Culture Consultant
Shia Joyner's pursuit of empowerment for the "new now womxn" has guided her through every incarnation of her career as an RYT, Medical Esthetician, Reiki Healer, and Culture Consultant. Shia is an entrepreneur with a passion for coaching "womxn" to manifest their dreams by sharing simple and gentle ways that inspire them to love, heal, and nurture their body by being fully engaged in the power they embody.
She is the founder of The Zen & Boujee movement—and purposefully-themed Self Love Goddess Box—were created to heal the soul of the multi-cultural new now woman. Each box is curated with 5-7 beauty items and wellness swag to include 1 featured item made or sourced from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) or W/MBEs. Additional items include herbal immunity blends, beauty powder masks, organic teas, aromatherapy, essential oils, feminine care, books, candles, bath and body wash, spirit tools, CBD and wellness supplements (age verified during the check-out process), hair/skin/beauty, and premium crystals. To ensure this signature box is accessible to its intended audience, it ships worldwide and has an optional weekly payment option through Sezzle. Proceeds from each box with be donated to women in underserved communities.
Find out more about this movement and this phenomenal woman -
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/zenandboujee/
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/ZENANDBOUJEE/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ZENANDBOUJEE
Unsure on where to start with your goals? Here are some steps to get you started.
1. What results are you seeking for your goals
2. When writing your Goals down follow the SMART Method:
Specific - Be specific in your goal setting.
Measurable - Create goals that have measurable goal is one that is based on some sort of metric.
Attainable. - Be realistic when you are creating your goal. Be sure that the it is attainable .
Relevant - Create relevant goals that will help you progress to your success.
Time-bound - Set a time as a guide not as a drop dead date unless it is an application or date that is set by an outside source.
3. Create an action plan that includes tasks for you to complete.
4. Remember to be Realistic when creating Timelines to complete your goals.
5. Reevaluate once you have completed some of your goals or failed. This will help you to understand and learn.
6. Document your lessons learned.
I hope that these tips have been helpful.
In this episode I chat with Call Me Ace. He is an artist and entrepreneur who strives to educate and inspire those who are around him. We talk about what it means to be more than an artist along with what it means to give.
You can find Call Me Ace on all platforms.
In this episode I chat with Jilea Hemmings Founder of Stretchy Hair Care. Stretchy Hair Clipz was created by a loving father with his daughter in mind. After hearing his daughter's endless tears when getting her hair combed, he decided something must be done. This is where he came up with the idea for Stretchy Clipz. The whole family became involved in the process and have created a wonderful product that has changed their lives. Since inventing Stretchy Clips, hair detangling is no longer a dreaded chore in the house. It is now an easy, pain-free process and his daughter no longer dreads it!
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In this episode I chat with Alannah Vincent co-founder of Dine and Design ATL - A Paint and Sip experience with a 90’s millennial twist, and they bring the experience to you! They even find the space if you don't have one. Visit https://dineanddesign.com to book your next event!
Follow them on Instagram - www.instagram.com/dineanddesignatl
In this episode I chat with Sydney and Ame, about their daily Instagram live talk show, “Sista Chat.” At only 15 & 13 these young ladies have They interviewed lots of celebrities including, Lexi P, Tiffany Haddish, Angela E. Gibbs, and Lucky Church. These young ladies are simply amazing.
Tune into Sistachat on Instagram by following them www.instagram.com/sistachatlive
Ayanna Henderson founder of Black Beauty Brand - Mademoiselle Ayanna a cruelty-free vegan based skin and hair care line, free from parabens, sulfates, silicones, and talc. She shares with us how important representation in branding is.
Sharifah Hardie is a business consultant, Talk Show Host and influencer. Sharifah was a Long Beach City Council Candidate in the 2020 March 3rd Primary Election and is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Expert. With over twenty five years of business experience, Sharifah Hardie has positioned herself to become one of the top executives in entertainment, business, politics and a person on the rise.
Sharifah Hardie is Host of Ask Sharifah Videocast and Podcast, as well as Talk Show, “Round Table with Sharifah Hardie.” Sharifah is also the author of “Signs You Might Be An Entrepreneur – How to Discover the Entrepreneur in You” and the ebook, “Everything You Need to Know About Social Media Marketing.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilikesharifah/ - https://www.facebook.com/theroundtabletalkshow
In this episode we chat all things Full Figured Fashion Week with the amazing Ernest Jackson of MNS Media Group. We chat about why this event is so important and this years amazing sponsor Lane Bryant. He also shares why this event is more than just fashion - it is educational as well.
If you have not seen Mr. Ernest Jackson work you need to get familiar. He is a trailblazer.
Learn more about MNS Media Group by following on Instagram
Learn more about Full Figured Fashion Week by visiting: https://www.fffweek.com/
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In this episode - I chat with Steve Cederquist about his new book - Get Out Alive: Surviving and Thriving After Drugs, Guns, Gangs, Dysfunction and Crazy, His time on HGTV's Flip or Flop and of course words of inspiration for those who are thinking of giving up.
Follow Steve Cederquist on Social Media at Facebook @SteveCederquist; Instagram @SteveCederquist or visit www.SteveCederquistDesigns.com for more information.
Purchase - Get Out Alive: Surviving and Thriving After Drugs, Guns, Gangs, Dysfunction and Crazy
What an honor - MIT’s first Black woman student body president in the school’s 159-year history joins me on this episode of Conversations with Chan. Learn how she was able to secure her historic position in two weeks.
Danielle Geathers is a 2022 studying Course 2A with a concentration in product design. She was raised in Miami, FL and is a resident of New House. Outside of the UA, Danielle is a member of the Black Student’s Union and enjoys archival research. She has watched all 478 episodes of Law & Order SVU.
On this episode of Conversations with Chan we chat with Angela Ray she is an Actress, Speaker, Author and Coach.
Preorder her new book - Megastar Student Leadership
Angela Ray is an award winning speaker, actress, and author. Her film and television credits include Tyler Perry’s Love Thy Neighbor, One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek, and Louis, where she played the role of Louis Armstrong’s mother. She is the author of the books Rays of Motivation™, Blackberry Whispers, Rehearsing for the Leading Role: Lessons I Learned as an Actress That Can Help You Become a Megastar Student Leader, and contributing author to the anthologies, Gumbo for the Soul and Delta Girls: Stories of Sisterhood.
Acting Coaching visit http://www.mahoganydime.com/
www.angelaray.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube - For bookings: 1-855-38-SHINE
In this episode I chat with Rhonda Peoples - Waters who is running for Duval County Judge, Group 6, in Florida. Having proper representation in the court system is important. Rhonda shares with us The role of judges, about the Lack of Diversity (Race and gender) in the Judicial system, the importance of being involved in local elections as well as national, What is an absentee ballot and most important what her platform is - Experience, Integrity, Service.
More about Rhonda Peoples Waters:
Rhonda Peoples Waters has over 20 years of experience in the legal system and has owned her practice for over 10 years. Rhonda is a proud graduate of Fisk University and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has been licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Florida since 1999, after graduating from the University of Florida School of Law where she studied under an academic scholarship. Rhonda began her career in the Public Defender’s Office of Florida's 4th Judicial Circuit. Rhonda Peoples Waters has tried over 75 non-jury and jury trials in her career. She was the lead trial counsel in more than half of those cases. Rhonda’s practice experience is very diverse, having participated in a wide range of criminal and civil cases. Rhonda brings to the bench varied experience, a heart for service and a hard work ethic.
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As a Guest Correspondent with Women for the Culture I chatted with OWN Networks™ Ready to Love star Courtney Larisa and New Husband Terrance. During this conversation - Both Courtney Larisa and Terrance gave 5 Great Tips on How to Keep New Love Strong during the pandemic.
On this Episode of Conversations with Chan I am speaking about the Five reasons why celebrity gifting suites are a major part of brand promotion.
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Welcome to Conversations with Chan - this is a biweekly podcast that will showcase tips for business as well as interviews with other entrepreneurs who will share their insight on the entrepreneurial journey.