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Girl Behind The Hustle

Girl Behind The Hustle

By Girl Behind the Hustle
If you’re ready to stop playing it safe and receive tangible steps to build your business from Female Founders who've been exactly where you are, then you’re in the right place. Each week host and CEO of Girl Behind The Hustle, Lu'Cretia Thomas, speaks with women behind some of the biggest brands about overcoming obstacles, battling imposter syndrome, their routines and what it takes to run a profitable business. Believe us.. It's not what you think. We're cutting out all of the fluff and bringing you the real deal. So if you're ready, listen in and subscribe!
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EP. 80 Building A Wine Community of Sisterhood With Black Girls Wine Shayla Varnado
Today I'm chatting with Shayla Varnado of Black Girls Wine. Shayla is the founder of Black Girls Wine Society which is the very first wine sorority with 50 local chapters and over 400 members throughout the US. The Black Girls Wine society was Shayla’s solution to creating Sisterhood and adding diversity to the wine industry. An industry where only an estimated 0.1% of US wine makers and brand owners are Black and black consumers make up about 11 percent of wine drinkers in the country (as reported by the Wine Market Council Consumer Segmentation) Shayla began sharing her favorite wines and wines of the week on her Weekly Winedown live series on IG and quickly began growing a flourishing community. In this episode Shayla shares They key factors to growing an engaged community What you should consider before quitting your job to go into entrepreneurship Things you should know when choosing your next wine Resources mentioned in today’s episode Wine.com Total Wine Instacart Here’s how you can connect with Shayla| Instagram  | Facebook | Website Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website by Email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com
30:54
July 06, 2022
EP. 79 Margarita Arriagada Latinx Beauty Grant, Being Very You and Bringing Your Authentic Self to Spaces That You Occupy
What a pleasure it was to sit down with "The Godmother of Beauty" Margarita Arriagada. Before developing her beauty brand Valde Beauty, Margarita spent over a decade as Chief Merchant of Sephora. Valde Beauty was created to pay homage to her Mother's determination, courage and spirit with the name deriving from part of her Mother's last name. Every move Margarita has made with this brand has been very intentional, which is exactly what's needed to break in and stand out in a crowded market like the beauty industry. Valde is not the typical lipstick brand it is an experience and a gift to make each woman who holds it feel purposeful and encouraged to write their own destiny. You can immediately feel and see the difference when you hold the gold feather covered refillable vessel in your hands. Listen in as we chat about: The importance of bringing your whole self to spaces you occupy How Valde landed in Oprah's hands Taking Valde into the NFT space with the first ever beauty launch Funding and The Rising Latinx Beauty Grant Tools & Resources Mentioned Notion Abundance by Deepak Chopra Survivor Abortion Fund Here’s how you can connect with Margarita  Instagram | Valde Beauty | Twitter | Discord | Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website by Email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com
56:15
June 29, 2022
EP. 78 Alexa Cawley: Keep Your Customers Coming Back With This Strategy
Today we're chatting about the importance of having a product ladder that keeps your Target Customer returning to you overtime like Drake and Beyonce because the last thing you want to do with your business is have a one-hit customer. If you're wondering why your customers aren't returning, it's because you haven't created another product or service that can grow with them after they take the first step. Listen in as we chat with Alex Cawley about what her history with working at Lululemon & Soul Cycle taught her about creating community to win in business. Alex is now working with health and wellness brands as a Marketing Consultant through her company Forever Friday to help brands implement systems and strategies so that biz owners can have more time to do the things they love. Listen in as we chat about: The importance of niching down in large markets Creating a product mix and product ladder that will keep your customers coming back How creating for everyone will damage your reputation Using grassroots marketing to stand out amongst competitors How you can steal Soul Cycle and Dry Bar's Business Strategy  Here’s how you can connect with Alex | Instagram  | Forever Friday Podcast | Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website by Email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com
38:39
June 23, 2022
EP. 77 The Future of The Film Industry with Female Filmmaker of The Year Niki Koss
Today on the show we’re chatting with LA Born Niki Koss, an award winning actress, producer, director and filmmaker. Niki is an all around powerhouse. She was recently included in the entertainment list of Forbes 30 Under 30 and was also the winner of the Female Filmmaker of the Year at the 2019 Burbank International Film Festival.  You've definitely seen her work on your screen. She's a series regular on the acclaimed Freeform Network series, "Famous In Love as Alexis Glenn. Nikki is passionate about telling stories that contribute to changing the world in a positive way and  recently launched her award winning production company, K Factor Films to do just that. Her inaugural directorial film, “Night, Night” debuted last November.  Listen in as we chat about: Building relationships for the long haul Creating community and growing your social media presence The most important investment you can make as an inspiring filmmaker Here’s how you can connect with Niki | Instagram  | K Factor Films | Night Night | Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website by Email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com
33:10
June 08, 2022
EP. 76 Reka Robinson: Stop Fumbling Your Boundaries for Love
If you’re continuously fumbling your boundaries when dating or in relationships, certified life coach Reka Robinson is who you need to talk to. Named one of the the top 10 female life coaches transforming lives in 2020 by Yahoo finance, Reka is transforming the way women over 30 approach dating. After experiencing a toxic relationship in 2017, Reka had an “Eat Pray Love” moment and spent 10 days traveling to heal and figure out what she wanted in her life. What she discovered is that it all starts with you, your worth and your happiness. You are more than your relationship status. Reka founded Single You Academy and Podcast to help other women transform from trying to prove their worth in order to be loved by a man to women who know who she is, what she wants and how to get it. Here’s how you can connect with Reka TikTok | Instagram  | Podcast | Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website by Email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com
40:40
June 02, 2022
EP. 75 Founder Pep Talks: Mind Your Own Season of Business
Just as there are seasons in weather, there are seasons in business. In this inaugural Founder Pep Talk, Lu'Cretia talks about seasons in business and why it's important to mind the season that you're in so you don't miss the lesson. Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website
07:32
May 26, 2022
EP. 74 Goalfriends You Need Friends Who Think You're A Big Deal - Part 2
Part 2- Lu'Cretia is kicking off Season 5 of the podcast with a live conversation with some of her favorite Goalfriends who have been a part of her entire journey. You need friends who remind you that you’re a big deal. You need goalfriends who hype you up, encourage you and remind you of your greatness daily. Guests: Ericka Webb-Polanco High School Friend, Idea Generator (Entrepreneur for 12 years) Motherhood Expert, Journalist, Public Relations Professional, Doctoral Candidate https://www.heyericka.com The Groupchat April, Amber, Ericka Long Time Client Nafeesah Graphic Designer, Confidently Branded Quotable: Stand true in your gifts and in what you’ve been called to do. -LC Surround yourself with people who are going to pour into and who are going to fill your cup. Who remind that you are worthy of everything that you deserve and you deserve to have everything that you desire. -LC Start with one of your gifts. Go all in! Tuck the other one in your back pocket and when it’s time for you to pivot be ready” LC Put yourself in something that brings you joy- Ericka You need a solid three[friends] it will do wonders for you in entrepreneurship - Jasmine You need a long form content that you own - LC I didn't think I was qualified because I didn’t go to school for it, but it took me sharing my story to get out of the way - Nafeesah It may not look big on the outside, but to me I knew what it took to get to the 3,500 people in my c community because I remember when I started and it was just a few. You gotta show God that you can work with the few that you got -Nafeesah Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website
39:39
May 18, 2022
Ep 73 Goalfriends How Many Of Us Have Them: Building and Dreaming With Friends - Part 1
Lu'Cretia is kicking off Season 5 of the podcast with a live conversation with some of her favorite Goalfriends who have been a part of her entire journey. From sitting at her desk listening to podcasts dreaming of being a fulltime entrepreneur to getting fired and choosing to transition into full entrepreneurship in lieu of finding another full time job. Her Goalfriends were there every step of the way pushing her, dreaming alongside of her and holding her accountable. This is the story of Girl Behind The Hustle told through Friends. It all began with a thought. Guests: Chantel Cousin, Pusher (Entrepreneur for 11 years) Producer, Award Winning Filmmaker www.therapyrich.com www.chantelchavon.com Jasmine Lopez Church Sista, Dreamer (Entrepreneur for 12 years): Photographer, Non Profit Founder & Executive Director www.thefirehousedream.org www.authenticadventure.co Jasmine Dantzler Client turned Friend, Supportive (Entrepreneur for 8 years): Nail Artist, Personal Stylist & Vintage Boutique Owner Noteables: Steal Healversation Overall Dope Human, Kyla Dixon Friend and Encourager , TiAsia Spann Sister and Hype Woman, Courtney Angel & Why Podcasts that helped me dream: Side Hustle Pro, The Read and Believing Bigger  Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website
43:44
May 10, 2022
EP. 72 Creating A Magnetic Marketing Strategy to Attract Your Ideal Client with Naomi Powell
Today's episode is with Naomi Powell of Lifestyle edit. Naomi is a business and mindset coach, a sought after speaker and the host of The Lifestyle Edit podcast. Over the past six years, she’s helped hundreds of female entrepreneurs to uncomplicate their businesses so they can work less and live more without resorting to hustle or burnout. Naomi is committed to showing service providers that they don’t need to choose between doing transformative work and running a profitable business. Listen in as we chat about Magnetic Marketing and how you can make it apart of your business to have clients seeking you out and knocking down the door to work with you.   Write this down... Your ideal client wants to work with you. They are proactively looking for the solution to the problem that you solve! Confused buyers don't buy. Connect with Naomi Powell Website | Instagram   Schedule your Marketing Session | Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website
32:07
July 14, 2021
EP. 71 Is Selfcare Apart Of Your Business Plan with Niambi Cacchioli
Today's episode is a timely live conversation with Niambi Cacchioli of Pholk Beauty who describes wellness in our everyday lives as just a state of being. Pholk Beauty was crafted after Niambi discovered her passion for beauty and natural ingredients traveling with Unesco and Africa Center. She began to rethink skincare and merged her passion for natural ingredients with traditions to create Pholk Beauty. If you want to discover how to curate a wellness routine and break from the hustle within your life, you must listen to this episode as Niambi gives us tips on simply living well every day beyond Selfcare Sunday. Pholk Beauty has been featured in Essence, Refinery 29, PaperMag, and Yahoo. Connect with Niambi Website | Instagram  Schedule your Marketing Session | Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website
57:26
June 04, 2021
EP. 70 Candice Coppola: Pivoting To Build The Business That You Want
Today on the show I am chatting with Candice Coppola an author, a podcast host, and an entrepreneur who believes that if you want your dream business, you have to become the owner that the dream business needs. She is a successful entrepreneur who grew her business for a spare bedroom of her home into a multi-country, multi-six-figure company. She did not stop there.  Since then, she's navigated from being a wedding professional to now working as a coach to other wedding professionals. Candice has been featured as an expert in The New York Times, CBS and The Knot In this episode we chat about: Knowing when to shift and pivot Building a business that is meaningful to you The importance of building relationships Being open to adapting your strategy and vision Why boundaries are a form of self-care Connect with Candice Coppola Website | Instagram | Podcast Schedule your Marketing Session | Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website
30:37
May 25, 2021
EP. 69 Planning For Your Next Branding Photoshoot So You Can Stand Out On Social Media
When's the last time you updated your photos for your personal brand or business? If you can't it has probably been way too long. If you're using Social Media to grow your business, establish your brand and increase your profits.. then you need to stand out on the 'gram. One way to do that is through strong imagery. A well branded business on social has recognizable posts, content, messaging, brand voice in captions and a face of the company. It’s more than just your logo, font and colors.  In this episode I'm sharing how to make sure that you're next photoshoot is a success. After sharing some of the behind-the-scenes and receiving messages about my most recent brand shoot, I thought it would be a good idea to run through all of the planning steps. You can download your checklist for planning your next brandshoot here http://bit.ly/gbthbrandshoot Also check out this episode with Colleen Otero as we chat about the importance of branding  This episode is a replay from an Instagram live.  Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website
13:57
May 13, 2021
EP. 68: Do You Really Need A Media Kit? Yes If You Want That Brand Deal Media Kits and Pitching with Ashlen Rene
If you're ready to start pitching brands and partnerships, chances are you're going to need a media kit to get it done. There is nothing like reaching out to your favorite brand or media outlet and not being ready when they request your media kit. If you've never heard of a media kit or wondering what you should include, we're chatting with Media Kit Girl herself Ashlen Rene.  Ashlen helps business owners, influencers and entrepreneurs present themselves professionally and polished for opportunities. Her clients have secured partnerships and deals with Target, Amazon, Ebony, Forbes, TEDx Talks, VH1, Macys and local radio & news outlets.  If you're ready to start pitching yourself for opportunities listen to this episode to find out  Exactly what goes into a media kit Why you need one What every pitch should include  How you can work with Ashlen on your branding Connect with Ashlen Rene Website | Instagram | Branding/Content Creation Schedule your Marketing Session | Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website
26:21
April 28, 2021
Using Your Horoscope and Birthchart to Understand Your Life and Business With Psychologist and Astrologist Dr. Veroshk Williams
Have you ever wondered how astrology and birth charts influence your life and business? Let me introduce you to spiritual, emotional and wellness entrepreneur, Dr. Veroshk. Today on the show were sharing the 4th episode in our live podcast series "Girl You Deserve" the live conversation series focused on getting everything you deserve. This episode was previously taped live on Instagram. Dr. Veroshk combines psychology and astrology into her multidisciplinary medical clinic, Sanacion Infinita, with locations in Puerto Rico and New York City. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Veroshk studied mental health at Cornell in NYC and astrology for 2 years in Bogota, Colombia. She also has her own podcast AstroTerapia which discusses her wellness views to help listeners embrace their ‘becoming healthy’ journey. You can find her curation of candles, rituals, and love sprays at her store, “ShopVeroshk.” You can also visit her website Veroshk.com, which offers wellness resources such as the Membresia Veroshk, a virtual mental health hub and membership that includes a gallery of tools and guidance with astrology and psychology from the comfort of anyone’s home with downloadable meditations, worksheets, and other mental health tools developed by Dr. Veroshk. Listen in as we discuss How to find pause in this season to increase your productivity and mental wellness  Why you might be reading your Horoscope completely wrong and how to become more accurate What the current Moon means for your life and how to maximize its energy Focusing on the quality of your wellness routine over the quantity Scheduling wellness days on your calendar Connect with Dr Veroshk Website | Instagram | Support the Podcast | Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website
31:17
April 20, 2021
The Art of Pitching and Telling Your Story With Eva Recinos
Today on the podcast we're chatting with Eva Recinos an LA-based arts and culture journalist and creative non-fiction writer who focuses on telling the stories that are often left out of mainstream media. You've probably seen her work in Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Refinery29, Marie Claire and more.  In this episode we chat about: The importance of telling your own story What goes into a good pitch How consistently showing up and doing the work gets you on the radar for other opportunities In the Dream House Carmen Maria Machado Wandering in Strange Lands Morgan Jerkins Your Art Will Save Your Life Beth Pickens Connect with Eva Recinos Website | Instagram |  Support the Podcast | Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website
30:24
April 13, 2021
Making Mental Wellness Accessible to Black Women in Chicago with Camesha Jones of Sista Afya
When we heal ourselves we have the power to heal our community and others around us. Community healing is exactly what Spelman Alum Camesha Jones had in mind when creating Sista Afya, a mental wellness enterprise that provides low-cost mental wellness services for Black women in Chicago. Sista Afya has served over 700 young Black women through culturally-centered therapy and social wellness events that bridge community and healing. Sista Afya has been featured in Vogue, New York Magazine, Travel Noire, Women's Health and many other publications as a top resource supporting the Black community with mental wellness. By making mental wellness simple, accessible, affordable, and centered around Black women's experiences, more people will get what they need to have a full, whole life. Things to note in this episode: The importance of making mental wellness accessible The option of microloans for funding your business Building a team and what to look for in new hires Calendly The Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson Connect with Camesha L Jones Sista Afya  | Instagram | Attend a wellness workshop, class or group session Support the Podcast | Leave us a note or review | Subscribe to the podcast | Follow on Spotify You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook | Website
33:03
April 06, 2021
Building Wealth Paying Off 300k of Debt in 3 Years With Bernadette Joy
What does it mean to be financially well... I’m chatting with Bernadette Joy of Crush Your Money Goals who says, “Building wealth with purpose” is how you can be financially well. She's passionate about empowering women & diverse communities to build generational wealth for themselves and their families. Bernadette Joy paid off $300K of debt in three years including her home, $72k in student loans and is on her way to her first $1M of net worth in 2021.  Bernadette was recently featured on Good Morning America, CBS The Doctors, TIME and CNBC. She is committed to changing the face of wealth. In this episode, we chat about The CRUSH method to achieving wealth Why that latte is not what’s making you broke How building wealth begins with your mindset Why one key to becoming wealthy is the people with whom you surround yourself. You need a money tribe. When getting large sums of money should you save, invest or pay off debts first? Where you should be investing your money first before anything else, especially Acorns or Robinhood. The difference between choosing a ROTH IRA/401K and a regular retirement account After listening to this episode if you would like to work towards being financially well, Bernadette is offering her $99 course for free to the first 10 people who email her at hello@crushyourmoneygoals.com Connect with Bernadette Joy Crush Your Money Goals | Instagram |
49:04
March 31, 2021
Delegating More In Your Life and Work To Be A Successful Business Owner with Alice Foy
Alice Foy is a master delegator and Jane of All Trades. She is the Founder of The Digital Jane a business support agency catering to the day-to-day operations of women founders and solopreneurs. The Digital Jane takes things off of your plate so that you can focus on your zone of genius within your business.  Until the pandemic hit, Alice was building a booming events business, Jane Ella Events. The events industry has been one of the hardest hit during this time leaving owners to creatively maneuver the current market with hybrid events or pivot and switch careers. After originally seeking options & training for hybrid events, Alice chose the latter. She realized that all of the pieces were already present for her to create The Digital Jane. Listen in to this 2nd episode in our Girl You Deserve Wellness series to hear  How Delegation can be a form of wellness & self-care A surprising list of things that you can begin delegating in your everyday life to create time  The importance of using wealth as a tool to give others opportunities and create ease for ourselves The most important part of delegating successfully is getting organized starting small.   Resources Mentioned (some links are affiliate links) Task Rabbit Amazon Now Instacart Canva Previous episode with Alice Foy Connect with Alice Foy and sign up for the 72 hr Organized and Profitable Challenge  | The Digital Jane | Instagram The Digital Jane |  RSVP for the Bookclub discussion, Cicely Tyson Just As I Am 3/28 at 4pmCST
35:47
March 25, 2021
Live Podcast with Italia Woodson on Selfcare, Healing & Live Guided Meditation
This episode is the first of four live podcast episodes for our Girl You Deserve podcast series. A conversation focused on women getting everything they deserve and practicing wellness in their Business, Finances & Everyday life! You can join these live conversations at bit.ly/girlyoudeserve to receive a link when we record live. In this chat Italia Woodson of The Sol Healer chats about her goals as an energy healer, the power of meditation and she ends by leading us in a guided meditation. Grab your yoga mat, light your candle, find a quiet space and hit play. Mentioned in this episode: Hashtag Workshop https://calendly.com/girlbehindthehustle/hashtagworkshop Bookclub discussion Just As I Am Cicely Tyson https://www.eventbrite.com/x/just-as-i-am-book-discussion-tickets-145305339181 You can connect with Italia and support her Healing Space she's building in Joshua Tree on Instagram | Website | Crowdfund We would love it if you Rated & Reviewed the podcast You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Facebook
24:56
March 14, 2021
From Working For Diddy to Creating Her Own Docuseries: Hannah Rad, "Sorry to Keep You Waiting"
Today we’re chatting with Hannah Rad an on-air talent, radio host, dj, and content producer. She’s worked for King of ‘no sleep’ himself, Diddy as one of the founding hosts of Revolt, interviewed Rihanna, hosted ESPN X Games, the Grammy’s “Sessions” series and Fashion Nova’s Cardi B launch.  As you know we are multitalented hustlers around here, so as a DJ she’s spun events for Apple Music, Beats By Dre, True Religion, Topshop at Ultra Music Festival, Art Basel Miami and the Global Spin Awards. We sat down to chat about her latest personal project “Sorry To Keep You Waiting“. “Sorry to Keep You Waiting”, is a short mental health journal series that Hannah filmed on a solo road trip through California. She shares 7 locations and 7 stories and experiences vital to mental health. You can connect with Hannah on Instagram | Sorry To Keep You Waiting  | Website  Resources mentioned: Tina Fey "Bossy Pants Abraham Hicks Audio I'm hosting a Content Think Tank and Workshop this upcoming Sunday on 2/28 to help you strategize and plan your content for March. Sign up here  We would love it if you Rated & Reviewed the podcast You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Clubhouse @heylc | Facebook
20:48
February 23, 2021
Being Humble Will Have You Broke! Own Your Greatness
This solo episode is the pep talk that you need to get out there and own your power. You can't be frustrated with people passing you up when you're busy playing small. Enough. Grab your greatness. You're already that person, it's time to get into position. Manifestations & Affirmations playlist  We would love it if you Rated & Reviewed the podcast You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | TikTok | Clubhouse @heylc | Facebook
11:18
February 10, 2021
The Steps You Need To Take To Create An App to Build & Grow Your Business With Nastassia Ponomarenko of Connectful and Nasty Fit
"If you don't have a deep why then it's probably going to burn you out in the long run and it won't be sustainable"  In this episode, we're chatting with 2-time founder Nastassia Ponomarenko on her latest venture, Connectful. You may know Nastassia from her highly successful athleisure apparel brand, Nasty Fit that she launched at just 18 years old. She is now launching Connectful, a social platform, to support young entrepreneurs in finding their purpose and guidance through mentorship and networking. If her past success with growing her Youtube community to 650k subscribers, 61 million views and 554k followers on Instagram is any indication of her success with growing on social, then Connectful is sure to follow. Listen in to hear the most crucial steps you need to take when deciding to build an app to grow your business and how to successfully scale & build a new company. Resources mentioned Y Combinator Gary V Podcast Think and Grow Rich  Upwork You can connect with Nastassia on Instagram  Download the app Connectful and Read More of Her Story We would love it if you Rated & Reviewed the podcast You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | Clubhouse @heylc | Facebook
26:22
February 02, 2021
Reyna Noriega on Cultivating Community on Social Media and Blooming & Finding Happiness Thru Art
On this week's episode, we're sitting down with the incredible Illustrator, Educator and Author of In Bloom, Reyna Noriega. Reyna's vibrant artwork has been seen everywhere from The Creative Collective NYC, Clinique,  American Express, Allure, The Knot,  Hulu, Girls Who Code, and Apple.  Reyna's work is dedicated to highlighting, uplifting and helping women heal & find happiness.  She uses her artwork to illustrate and represent women of color in ways that we don't always get to see. "I choose to celebrate all of the most beautiful things about being a woman of color. The femininity, the confidence because so often the odds are stacked against us.” In the episode, Reyna shares: What it means to give yourself permission to bloom and take the risk of pursuing your own gifts after pouring so much into everyone else.  How she used social media to build a community & connection around her art.  The resilience necessary to continue working & creating during a pandemic. You can connect with Reyna on Instagram @reynanoriega_ Twitter @reynasnoriega and Pinterest here. www.reynanoriega.co.  We would love it if you Rated & Reviewed the podcast You can find Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram | TikTok | Clubhouse @heylc | Facebook
22:60
January 26, 2021
Turning Your Passions Into An Extraordinary Career with Suzanne Vinnik
Today on the show I'm chatting with Suzanne Vinnik has captivated audiences across the globe and has been recognized as one of the most influential women in classical music as an opera artist, community engagement leader, photographer, and now successful clothing designer. Suzanne’s love of fashion and her desire to create her dream job on her own terms inspired the launch of by VINNIK. Some of the biggest names in classical music and TV across the globe have worn her pieces including Jennifer Rowley, J’Nai Bridges, Renee Lawless, and Lin Manuel Miranda.  Suzanne is also the Creator and Host of Diva Who Hustles a web series on the Dallas Opera Network; where she leads conversations with other dreamers and doers about the personal journeys behind their business ventures. Listen in as we chat about how she had been able to turn all of her passions into an extraordinary career. Here's where can connect with Suzanne Vinnik Instagram ByVinnik Join our Bookclub here This episode was brought to you by FloDesk, Click here to get 50% off of beautifully designed emails for your business
23:09
January 19, 2021
Hashtags Are Still Working and Here's Why You Should Be Using Them
Around election time Instagram decided to disable the use of Hashtags causing everyone to panic about their content being seen. What we noticed is that by pivoting our content to creating more Saveable & Shareable posts our content was still being discovered through Hashtags. Our post after pivoting was discovered 120k times, shared 1,726, and saved 375. Listen to this second episode in our 3 part Content Strategy Series to discover the power of Hashtags, the strategy behind them, and why you should be using them inside of your Content Marketing Strategy. Grab "The !0 Things You Should Know About Using Hashtag" Guide   Follow Girl Behind The Hustle on Instagram & Facebook. www.girlbehindthehustle.com This episode was brought to you by FloDesk, Click here to get 50% off of beautifully designed emails for your business.
14:36
December 09, 2020
Stop Wasting Time On Social Media; You Need A Content Strategy
You're spending too much time on creating and posting content. There's an easier & faster way. This episode is an audio replay of a Live Masterclass on Creating A Content Strategy That Connects & Converts. If you are ready to free up your time around creating content, pull out a notebook, and let's get started.  Click here to grab a quick guide for the first step in jumpstarting your content creation process as you listen to the episode. We love to hear from you, if something gave you a "AHA" moment in this episode, screenshot and share it with us @girlbehindthehustle www.girlbehindthehustle.com This episode was brought to you by FloDesk, Click here to get 50% off of beautifully designed emails for your business
22:46
November 24, 2020
A Lesson On Branding and Authenticity w/ Britteny Floyd-Mayo Creator of Trap Yoga Bae® Which Has Impacted Over 20 Million People
This is not your Momma's yoga class and it is not meant to be.  Britteny Floyd-Mayo has combined empowerment, self-love and her signature trap yoga style to create a powerful community Trap Yoga Bae®.  After hitting a wall in her life, she dropped everything  and booked a flight to  China, Brazil & India to find and define herself.  She returned to build a transformational community that could serve and pour into women thru her twerk style yoga & ratchet affirmations. She's impacted over 20 million people and has been featured & partnered with Forbes, Essence, Lululemon, Fast Company, Eventbrite, and more.  Join us on Instagram Live 11/19/20 at 9pm CST/10pm EST as we chat with Britteny on our first Girl Behind The Hustle After Show  Send us an email if you have a specific question that you would like us to ask Britteny Here's where can connect with Britteny and her brand Trap Yoga Bae® Instagram YouTube This episode was brought to you by FloDesk, Click here to get 50% off of beautifully designed emails for your business
46:14
November 17, 2020
Replay: She Turned a Blog Into A Million Dollar Brand: Ada Rojas, Botanika Beauty
"I started to notice that I was always the Latina girl that they would make sure to check off the box"  Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Ada Rojas. A proud Afro-Latina, Ada combines her background in marketing and public relations with her passion for beauty to celebrate her Dominican roots and cultivate the Latina community. For the last 10 years, she’s built a strong community through her digital platform AllThingsAda.com. Her dreams of creating a haircare brand manifested when she approached her now mentor Aisha about a product collaboration and Aisha offered her an opportunity to create her own brand instead. In the summer of 2017, these two driven Latinas joined forces and started to develop and create what is now Botánika Beauty. Through this new venture, Ada hopes to change the face of the beauty industry while honoring her culture and showing the world the power of the Latino haircare community. We chat about the importance of shooting your shot, perfecting your pitch, position your brand, being prepared, and creating what you wish existed. Here's how you can connect with Ada Rojas Botanika Instagram Botánika  |  All Things Ada  Instagram |   You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here.  
37:30
November 10, 2020
Diversify Your Income, Recession-Proof Your Business and Dominate Your Industry with Coleen Otero CEO Chicks
Today on the show we're chatting with Coleen Otero of CEO Chicks. She is a motivational speaker, author of Brand to Bucks, and all-around entrepreneur. Coleen has been featured on Yahoo Finance & Black Enterprise for sharing tips on how to recession-proof your business thru income diversification. At the height of her career, the recession hit and forced her to shut down everything. After 2 long years of waiting, she was able to rebuild and is now teaching other female entrepreneurs to collaborate, create, and dominate in their industry. She has built a team of successful sisters in business with CEO Chicks agency, network, and nonprofit.   Here’s how you can connect with Coleen Otero INSTAGRAM https://www.ceochicksonline.com https://www.ceochicksonline.com/fempire
45:52
November 10, 2020
Rashida Gayle: Breaking Barriers and Building Opportunities in Sports Marketing
Today on the show I'm chatting Rashida Gayle. Rashida is the Director of Talent Marketing at GSE Worldwide—a leading talent marketing agency in the sports industry. Her roster includes several high-profile players including Atlanta Falcons’ Veteran Devonta Freeman, San Francisco 49er’s Rookie Deebo Samuel, Baltimore Ravens’ Rookie Running Back Justice Hill, and Atlanta United’s Forward Josef Martinez. At only 27 years old, Rashida made history as first and only black woman to represent both NFL & MLS athletes, securing over $5 million in marketing deals. Listen in as we discuss how she continues to break barriers and build opportunities for those who are coming behind her. Connect with Rashida Gayle Instagram/Twitter/LinkedIn: @rashidagayle You can stay connected via Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by Email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
30:19
September 10, 2020
The Story Behind Girl Behind The Hustle with Founder Lu'Cretia Thomas
Who is the Girl Behind The Hustle? Today on this throwback episode I'm switching things up and hoping in the guest chair. One of my good friends from Xavier University, Lena Melton, the host of the “In Pursuit Of” podcast, is interviewing me. Today I'm sharing my story, who I am behind this hustle and what led me to create Girl Behind The Hustle. The podcast will be on break until October while I interview more amazing women. You can stay connected hear from via Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
42:58
August 18, 2020
She's Grown Multiple 6 Figure Businesses By Starting With 1 Pair of Jeans: Phylicia Benn (REWIND)
What do you say to someone who’s first starting out and only has one thing that they want to sell? Do it! That is exactly what today’s guest did. I'm chatting with influencer & entrepreneur Phylicia Benn of City Republik & City Gurl Curlz. She founded her first six figure company in 2012 through bootstrapping and selling 1 pair of jeans. After experiencing unprecedented growth in her companies, Phylicia never expected that she would find herself having to start completely over after someone close to her tried to destroy her business. The Real Deal Behind The Hustle The truth about the hustle is... It is oh so real and oh so passionate. Listen in as we discuss the truth behind being a global influencer, the advantages of starting over after loss and the importance of being grounded in a community offline. Here’s how you can connect with Phylicia Benn INSTAGRAM: @phyliciabennn @cityrepublik @citygurlcurlz www.cityrepublik.com You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!
31:48
August 04, 2020
Behind The Hustle of Celebrity Makeup Artist Stephanie Flor :: REWIND
Today sharing the real deal behind the hustle is NYC based celebrity makeup artist, Stephanie Flor. Stephanie has worked with some of the most influential celebrities out there from Mariah Carey to Sting. Her global beauty tips have been published in Marie Claire, Glamour, Oprah magazine, Allure, Cosmo and the Travel Channel. She has also been named as one of Latina Magazine’s “Beauty Vanguards” and was featured in Glamour and Skyla’s “Making Her Mark” campaign. Stephanie’s expertise in multicultural beauty has made her a go-to ambassador for leading cosmetic brands, such as Clinique, Maybelline and many more. Stephanie founded AroundTheWorld Beauty.com - A beauty, travel platform focused on celebrating diversity and beauty rituals of women around the world. Thru this platform She provides workshops, and curated beauty journeys inspired by the deeper meaning of beauty. Listen in to find out what Stephanie said to me that inspired me to finally take action and book my first solo trip! You can find out more about Stephanie's Huśtle at www.Aroundtheworldbeauty.com www.Aroundtheworldbeautyjourneys.com @atwbeauty @StephanieFlor
35:12
July 28, 2020
Jessica Lauren on Helping Business Owners Ditch The Excuses & Build 6 Figure Brands :REWIND:
Over the next few weeks we're throwing it back to our listeners' favorite episodes as we start to gear up for Season 4! In this Summer Rewind episode we're chatting with Jessica Lauren the blogger behind the lifestyle + inspirational blog NoRealJewelry.Com and the host of The Sunday Jumpstart Podcast-- a weekly podcast helping goal getters ditch the excuses, do the work + make ish happen. We're going behind the hustle to talk about how each of us can give ourselves permission to create the life we want. After being rejected for 9 years, Jessica created her own YES and you can too. You can find the show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here https://www.girlbehindthehustle.com/podcastblog
35:26
July 21, 2020
Stop Allowing Doubt to Distract You From What You Were Called To Do
In this solo Season 3 episode wrap up, Lu’Cretia shares an empowering message in response to the question “How do you stay focused? Do you ever doubt your purpose?” Hope you are motivated & equipped to pick up your dreams and keep going. You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here  — Girl Behind The Hustle Stay connected via Instagram/Facebook  or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community.
06:31
June 30, 2020
Kara Stevens, Frugal Feminista Healing Your Relationship With Money
Today I'm on the podcast we're chatting with Kara Stevens who is the founder of The Frugal Feminista, a thriving personal finance and personal development company committed to helping women heal their relationship with money and themselves. She wants all women to be happy, wealthy, and brave so they can unapologetically live life on their own terms. Her relatable financial advice has been featured on/in Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance, ESSENCE, Women’s Day Magazine, Bitch Magazine, The Washington Post, and other nationally recognized media outlets. She is the author of Heal your relationship with money, The Happy Finances Challenge, and Unmasking the Strong Black Woman. You can keep in touch with her on Twitter (@frugalfeminista), Instagram (@frugalfeminista), and Facebook (@TheFrugalFeminista). Tickets to our book discussion: Clap When You Land, Elizabeth Acevedo You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here  — Girl Behind The Hustle  Stay connected via Instagram/Facebook  or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community. This episode was brought to you by New Heritage Brand www.newheritagebrand.com @thenewheritagebrand
30:47
June 10, 2020
You Need A Social Media Break
In this week’s solo episode LC is talking about the importance of taking time away from social media to regroup, realign and refocus on your assignment. Here’s how to figure out if you need break. You can stay connected via Instagram/Facebook  or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community.
11:15
June 04, 2020
Makisha Booth Founder of Sistahbiz Loan Fund & Global Network
Today on the podcast we're chatting with Makisha Boothe is the founder of the first small business loan fund for black women entrepreneurs in the nation, Sistahbiz Loan Fund as part of  Sistahbiz Global Network.  The fund launched with $250,000 to provide equitable access to capital for a fast-growing, underfunded demographic of entrepreneurs. They recently introduced an emergency fund grant to provide COVID relief to small businesses.  Sistahbiz also provides affordable options for coaching, training and services to help Black women build scalable, sellable businesses. Join us as we chat about the importance of making sure your backend is in order, the items business owners need to tighten up in their financials and how to access additional capital for your business. Here's how you can connect with Makisha Boothe and Sistahbiz Global Network  | Instagram | You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here  — Girl Behind The Hustle You can stay connected via Instagram/Facebook  or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community.
34:49
May 26, 2020
Elizabeth Dozier Founder & Ceo of Chicago Beyond, Philanthropic Venture Fund
“We are all connected, nothing affects a few that does not ultimately affect us all.”  Today on the podcast we're chatting with Elizabeth Dozier of Chicago Beyond, a philanthropic Venture Fund.  Liz is an impactful, thought leader transforming Chicago and beyond thru justice work. Ebony magazine named her one of its “Power 100” and CNN followed her work as a part of its docu-series, Chicagoland. In 2017, Dozier served as the host of the first-ever Obama Foundation Summit, as well as the Kennedy Forum on Mental Health and Chicago Ideas Week. In 2016, Liz launched Chicago Beyond, a philanthropic venture capital fund.  This fund has invested more than $20M in nonprofit organizations and serves as a strategic partner to help scale their impact. Chicago Beyond recently developed Going Beyond as a ‘hyperlocal initiative to reach tens of thousands of youth and families with less access to self-care items and healthy food. During this uncertain time, we will deploy $250,000 worth of basic necessities to an estimated 5,000 families a week.’ Listen in as we discuss the importance of restorative justice, what each of us can do to fight against inequities and how it begins in your community. Here's how you can connect with Liz Dozier and Chicago Beyond Chicago Beyond  | Instagram | You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here  — Girl Behind The Hustle You can stay connected via Instagram/Facebook  or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community.
41:02
May 19, 2020
Acceptance. Serenity to Accept The Things You Cannot Change
How do we accept things that are beyond our control so that we can continue to flourish? In this solo episode Lu'Cretia is speaking on the importance of acceptance and releasing. When you accept what is you give yourself permission to move forward. Booclub Selection Clap When You Land You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace! You can stay connected via Instagram/Facebook  or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com
07:39
May 13, 2020
Danielle Alvarez, Founder of Multicultural PR Agency The Bonita Project
What does it truly look like for a brand campaign to be inclusive and diverse instead of checking off a diversity box? Danielle Alvarez created the multicultural PR agency, Bonita Project after being frustrated with the slim budgets and lack of true diversity at standard PR agencies. Instead of complaining and settling with the status quo she decided to create a new standard. The Bonita Project represents clients across the beauty and fashion industry such as Botanika, Kinko, Honey Baby Naturals, Gracious Om, Kubra Kay, Stitch Lab Listen in as we discuss how serving can open doors, how to know when you’re ready for PR management and the answer to the question “What brands should do with planned campaigns/releases at this time”?  Here's how you can connect with Danielle Alvarez and The Bonita Project The Bonita Project  | Instagram |  You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here  — Girl Behind The Hustle  You can stay connected via Instagram/Facebook  or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community.
55:09
May 05, 2020
Behind The Hustle of Creating A CBD Skincare Brand With Andrea Barrera of Gracious Om
After experiencing a stressful period in her life and not wanting to turn to pharmaceuticals to her manage anxiety & stress, Andrea Barrera began looking into holistic healing, plants and the healing properties of CBD.  This led Andrea to create Gracious Om, a CBD Infused beauty brand focused on healing, self-love & self-care. Listen in as we discuss personal sacrifices that Andrea has had to make to build her company, how her definition of success has changed and a go to mantra that we all need right now. Here's how you can connect with Andrea Barrera and support her businesses Gracious Om | Instagram | You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace! You can stay connected via Instagram/Facebook  or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com
36:57
April 28, 2020
Here's What You Should Be Posting on Social Media Right Now
Are you wondering if you should be posting or selling right now? Yes, absolutely! In this solo episode Lu'Cretia breaks down what you should post after doing your SWOT analysis and determining your position in the market. If you've been struggling with staying consistent with your content, you don't want to miss this episode.  If you need help developing your social media strategy, contact us to set up a consultation heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com  https://calendly.com/girlbehindthehustle/15min You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace! You can stay connected via Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by Email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com
14:20
April 14, 2020
Khadidja Toure: Creator of The West African Inspired Skincare Line Kubra Kay
Khadidja Toure  watched her mom make her first million at 24 and was later inspired to launch her company, Kubra Kay Skincare. Her skincare line is influenced by  West African skincare secrets that she learned from her mom and grandmother. Khadidja traveled to 25 countries in search of the best ingredients and skincare practices to incorporate into Kubra Kay’s all-natural ingredients such as shea butter, cocoa butter, and tumeric. We sat down to discuss how she's implemented the lessons she has received from her mom & grandmother into her plans for growing Kubra Kay, how she self funded the company from early personal investments and how she balances all of this with her full time biomedical engineering career. Here's how you can connect with Khadidja Toure and support her businesses Kubra Kay | Instagram | You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace! You can stay connected via Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by Email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com
23:21
April 07, 2020
First Latina-Owned Hair & Skincare Line for Naturals with Aisha Ceballos-Crump
"I bet on myself and won" After being frustrated with purchasing multiple hair products for her multiracial family, Aisha Ceballos-Crump decided to use her grandmother’s secret hair ingredient “miel,” or honey in English to create the first Latina owned hair and skincare line for natural hair. Hair brands are generally segmented by race, gender and age, but Honey Baby Natural crosses all of those lines.  During her first year of business, she was able to secure placement in Target and can now be found in CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart and her biggest retailer, Sally’s Beauty. Aisha’s love for community and belief in helping the next woman win led her to launch two additional companies, Botanika Beauty and Beauty Loft. Botanika Beauty is a hair care/self-care line  which she co- created with Ada Rojas. Beauty Loft is a beauty brand incubator for startup companies. She has been featured in Forbes, Hip Latina, Rollingout and Refinery 29. Listen in as we discuss why you should bet on yourself, how helping the next woman win also helps you and the reality behind funding & growing a company. Here's how you can connect with Aisha Cebellaos-Crump and support her businesses Honey Baby Naturals | Instagram | Botanika Beauty | Botanika Beauty Instagram You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!
40:29
March 31, 2020
Prioritizing Yourself, Setting Boundaries & Practicing Self-Care Daily With Self-Care Doctor, Dr. Genovia Holmes
"Self-Care is a daily decision to choose and prioritize self. Otherwise, we’ll just put ourselves on the back burner and that puts us in position to always be reactive to every situation that we experience." Dr Genovia Holmes believes that you should never leave home without your boundaries. She is a therapist, a certified dynamic mindfulness teacher, co-founder of The Impact, which is a millennial empowerment brand, and founder of Take Care Sis. She helps others cope with daily life stressors, trauma and other mental health related issues. Through practical self care and dynamic mindfulness practices, Dr Genovia teaches harmony and healing in the lives of her sisters both young and old. During our chat, we discussed why it's important to pour into our cups, prioritize ourselves, change how we’re quantifying losses & wins and why we need to check in without ourselves daily. Here's how you can connect with Dr Genovia Holmes | LinkedIn | Instagram |  You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!
42:14
March 24, 2020
How To Work Well From Home While Quarantined
In this solo episode Lu'Cretia is sharing tips on how to work from home while bingeing all 6 seasons of Sex and the City and being productive while doing so. (don't judge, lol) Most of us are on Work From Home status right now due to the Corona virus pandemic. This can be a little bit challenging, especially if it's new for you. Listen in to hear some tips to help you be productive, find the silver lining and still find time to chat with friends & family.  Our previously scheduled book discussion for Year of Yes will now be held online via Instagram Live this Friday March 20th at 7pm cst.  Sign up here to get a reminder to join us! You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle  Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!
11:23
March 17, 2020
Going Behind The Science of The Beauty Industry with Lindsay Wray of Eighteen B
Today on the podcast I am chatting with Lindsay Wray the Chief Science Officer of Eighteen B, a skin care company that has developed an amazing product using the power of spider silk. Lindsay recently received the Elle Future of Beauty award for advancing sustainability in the beauty industry. Here's the twist, Lindsay originally thought of this concept when she was 22, but wouldn't see it truly developed until years later. What do you do in the meantime between coming up with an idea and it actually coming to fruition? How do you stay focused on your vision? What do you do with your wait? Heres how you can connect with Lindsay | www.eighteenb.com | Instagram  You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!
26:48
March 10, 2020
From Jet Magazine Editor to Director of Communications at OneGoal Going Behind The Hustle With Career Journalist L'Oreal Payton
Today on the podcast I am chatting with L’Oreal Thompson Payton. L’Oreal is a freelance writer, motivational speaker and the forthcoming author of Trust Your Dopeness: How to Stop Doubting Yourself & Start Marking Sh*t Happen. Her work has appeared in outlets such as ZORA, SELF, Bustle, HelloGiggles, and Shine, where she focuses on the intersection of women of color, work and wellness. Listen in as we discuss  how she trusted her dopeness and negotiated a $30,000 pay increase, the role mentors and coaches have played in her success, including her amazing mentor,, Kyra Kyles and how it really does go down in the DMs. Here’s how you can connect with L’Oreal Twitter | Instagram | Website [TWEET THIS]  Rejection is God’s protection My only competition is myself, You are my sister "I cheer for people . . . I was raised to believe there's enough sun for everybody." Tracee Ellis Ross Purchase your tickets for our next event using code ltinthecity You can find the podcast on Itunes, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or your favorite app. Additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!
37:28
March 03, 2020
Katrina McGhee On Understanding The Value That You Bring To The Table
Today on the podcast I am chatting with best selling author, founder of I Am Loving On Me and she recently made her return back to the American Heart Association as the  Executive VP of Marketing & Communications, Katrina McGhee. Katrina believes that each of us has everything within us that we need to succeed. Through her books, Loving On Me global women’s movement and her Career Success academy, Katrina has inspired & ignited thousands to achieve their highest ambitions. She has been featured on ABC, FOX, Hallmark, CBS and NBC.  Listen in as we discuss the truth behind knowing the value in what you bring to the table, being a bold leader and why you need to stop playing small today.  You can find the podcast on Itunes, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or your favorite app.  Here’s how you can connect with Katrina Mcghee Twitter // Instagram // Linkedin   You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle  Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!   [Tweet This]  I had to decide how I was going to define myself When I play small, when I hide my gifts, when I am out of alignment even in my career... then I am doing the world a disservice.  If we fail, don't let it be for lack of trying. When you understand your worth, you rarely sell yourself short.  The mistake many of us make is not understanding the value that we bring to the table. Purchase your tickets to our next event bit.ly/honoryouryes
21:29
February 25, 2020
Winning Begins With Serving
In this week's solo episode LC chats about the importance of Servant Leadership. Maybe the reason you aren't winning is because you haven't learned to serve well. Be sure to grab tickets to our next event. https://www.girlbehindthehustle.com/bookclubgbth Join the Girl Behind The Hustle Community on IG: @girlbehindthehustle  Rate, Subscribe & Review the Podcast on Apple  Thanks for all the love and support. Tag me while you’re listening @girlbehindthehustle & as always love to hear your thoughts 📩heygirl@girlbehindthehustle
08:18
February 18, 2020
Fanny Coste & Chelsi Oestreich: The Power of The Follow-Up
Today I’m chatting with Kinkō Founders, Fanny Coste & Chelsi Oestreich. Fanny is a French cosmetic scientist with over 18 years of experience and has worked all over the world. Chelsi is a 20 year beauty business veteran who has worked with cult beauty favorites such as CoverFX, Sunday Riley, Laura Mercier Cosmetics and Revive Skincare. After meeting during a job interview that did not work out, these two ladies stayed in contact and later connected to create Kinkō, a 100% vegan, natural antiperspirant. Kinkō, which means balance in Japanese, has been featured in Allure, Madamenoire, HipLatina and Good Morning America as one of the top natural deodorants. Listen in as we discuss the truth behind creating and launching a beauty brand in a crowded market, the importance of collaboration and how following up can lead to your next opportunity. You can find the podcast on Itunes, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or your favorite app.  Here’s how you can connect with Fanny & Chelsi FACEBOOK/ INSTAGRAM: @kinko.care  https://www.kinko.care/ You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!
27:30
February 11, 2020
Phylicia Benn: From 1 Pair of Jeans To A Six Figure Business
What do you say to someone who’s first starting out and only has one thing that they want to sell? Do it! That is exactly what today’s guest did. I'm chatting with influencer & entrepreneur Phylicia Benn of City Republik & City Gurl Curlz. She founded her first six figure company in 2012 through bootstrapping and selling 1 pair of jeans. After experiencing unprecedented growth in her companies, Phylicia never expected that she would find herself having to start completely over after someone close to her tried to destroy her business. The Real Deal Behind The Hustle What do you want people to say about you when you aren't in the room? She is so transparent and so authentic. Mantra: What God has for you is for you. How do you practice self-care: Daily Meditation, Prayer & Yoga Go to song: Lizzo Truth Hurts, Oprah Super Soul What book does every girl behind the hustle need to read? Alchemist, What a Time To Be Alone and The Four Agreements The truth about the hustle is... It is oh so real and oh so passionate. Listen in as we discuss the truth behind being a global influencer, the advantages of starting over after loss and the importance of being grounded in a community offline. Here’s how you can connect with Phylicia Benn INSTAGRAM: @phyliciabennn @cityrepublik @citygurlcurlz www.cityrepublik.com You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!
32:40
February 04, 2020
Ona Diaz-Santin: Behind The Hustle With The Top Latina, Celebrity Hair Stylist
Today I'm chatting with Ona Diaz-Santin better known to her clients as “The Hair Saint” She is a highly sought-after NYC celebrity stylist and educator. She has styled the tresses of some of your favorite curly women including Massy Arias, Franchelli Rodriguez (Chellis Curls), Carolina Contreras (Miss Rizos) and Ada Rojas (All Things Ada). Her hair salon 5 Salon & Spa was named by Refinery29 as one of “The Best New York City Salons For Natural Hair & Curls.” Ona has been featured in various publications (in both English and Spanish), including People En Español, Thrillist, Para Ti Mujer, and Mamas Latinas.  Listen in as we discuss how her faith has played such a pivotal role in the way that she chooses to do business, how dreaming bigger has brought her to this moment and what’s next for her brand. The Real Deal Behind The Hustle What do you want people to say about you when you aren't in the room? “I see God’s light in here and because of that I’m better” Mantra: Isaiah  41:10 Must have app: You version Bible app The truth about the hustle is... It ain’t easy and that’s ok. Quote This “ I’m not the best hair stylist, but I know that I am blessed and highly favored & that‘s how I walk the earth” “If it doesn’t scare you, Dream bigger. That’s the fire that keeps you moving” “My God is big so I know I belong there” “ I want to cater to everyone, […]but there is something to be said when your people support you and love you and show you love and want to see you grow” Here’s how you can connect with Ona Diaz-Santin  iInstagram   YouTube Hair Salon: www.5salonandspa.com 5 Salon & Spa 1643 Schlosser St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024  You can find the show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here  Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!
37:01
January 28, 2020
Limitless Vision: Get Your Mindset Together Before You Make Those Goals
This week LC is chatting in a solo episode about Limitless vision, faith and goals. What would your resolutions look like if you were to write them from a place of believing you could have everything you wanted. Visit www.girlbehindthehustle.com/mindset to sign up for our January mindset challenge. Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!
07:44
December 17, 2019
Kalyn Johnson Chandler: Founder of Effie's Paper
Today I'm chatting with Kalyn Johnson, Creative Founder of Effie’s Paper, Stationery and Whatnot. Kalyn created Effie’s paper as an ode to her grandmother’s legacy who passed on her love of stationery to Kalyn during her childhood. Before Kalyn chose to listen to life’s nudges of opening  Effie’s Paper, she worked in law for 10 years. Followed by a career as a Personal Fashion Stylist for television news anchors, attorneys and physicians. Listen in as we discuss the importance of having peers and friends in your corner, being brave enough to pivot and the reason why you need to hire a coach from the onset of your business. The Real Deal Behind The Hustle Go to song before a meeting: Get Right, Jennifer Lopez Show me What You Got, JayZ Mantra: “You didn’t come this far, Just to come this far” Must have business app: Dropbox Book that every Girl Behind The Hustle should read: E Myth Mastery, Michael E. Gerber The truth about the hustle is... It's a daily grind You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here https://www.girlbehindthehustle.com/podcastblog Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!
27:55
December 10, 2019
Karina Mora: Change The Narrative
What do you do when you see the media telling a single story about  your culture & history...you change the narrative.  Today I'm chatting with Karina of Karina Mora Art. Karina is passionate about education others about Mexico thru art. She is on a mission to help people see beyond the stereotypes and into the heart of who Mexicans are; one piece of art at a time. Karina believes “A better future starts with a conversation, understanding and compassion”, which is the purpose behind her business. Listen in as we discuss transitions and the power of using your voice, craft and talents to change the narrative. The Real Deal Behind The Hustle How do you practice self-care: Running every morning Mantra: “Hope is not a strategy” Rachel Hollis Must have business tool: The Calendar app & Physical Planner When I’m not in the room I want people to say, “That they can count on me” The truth about the hustle is... You gotta keep going. Your idea, Your message, Your story matters You can connect with Karina Mora  and check out her art at www.Karinamora.com You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here  Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!
28:01
December 03, 2019
Ashley Williams of Unorthodox Legal: Is Your Business Protected?
You’ve put so much energy and time into building your business, but is it legally protected? Today I'm chatting with Ashley Williams,Esq, a New York licensed attorney for Creatives and Entrepreneurs. She has changed the game with her ability to breakdown information and connect with her audience. Ashley makes legal advice more accessible to the everyday creative entrepreneur. Her goal has always been to focus on building community around her business instead of the traditional exchanging business cards “let’s do lunch’ blue suit way of networking.  Listen in as we dive into why you need a lawyer on your team at the beginning stages of building a business or brand. Why it’s important to carve out your niche in any market and why we’re shifting to a mindset of celebrating  small & large wins along the way.  The Real Deal Behind The Hustle  Go to song before a meeting: ANYTHING by Kanye West  Mantra: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” Benjamin Franklin  Must have business app: The Calendar app  Book that every Girl Behind The Hustle should read: Girl Boss Sophia Amoruso  The truth about the hustle is... It's hard. It’s not easy. Entrepreneurship is not for everybody. You have to be passionate about it.  You can connect with Ashley Williams, Esq and check out her services at Unorthodox Legal  Instagram  You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here  Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!
38:18
November 26, 2019
Scarcity vs. Abundance Mindset
This week we're throwing it back to a solo episode with LC chatting about the difference of operating from a place of ABUNDANCE vs. SCARCITY. Are you being stingy with your connections, resources and processes because you don't want anyone to take what's yours? When you operate from a mindset of "My cup runneth over" you understand that there will always be enough to go around. Because you lack nothing, you are always in the position to give something.
12:08
November 19, 2019
Latrice Love of Lip Love: Behind The Hustle of Creating A Vegan Makeup Line
Today I'm chatting with the creator of Lip Love, Latrice Love. Lip Love is a vegan makeup line that compliments every complexion. Latrice created the proprietary formula after learning about toxins found in many mainstream makeup brands. Listen in to hear how Latrice made the decision to turn down a lucrative President position at her corporate marketing firm and trusted that all things would work together for her good. You can connect with Latrice and check out the Lip Love collection at www.shopliplove.com  The Real Deal Behind The Hustle Go to song before a meeting: No Quit, Derek Minor Mantra: Romans 8:28 We Know that all things work for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose Must have business app: Calendar app Book that every Girl Behind The Hustle should read: Book of Proverbs, Jesus, Ceo by Laurie Beth Jones, What The CEO Wants You To Know by Ram Charan You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here Podcast Don't forget to Rate, Share and Subscribe
29:46
November 12, 2019
Caitlin & Robin of FWord Consulting: Maximizing Your Bottom Line
Today on the show I'm chatting with the creators of F.Word Consulting, Caitlin & Robin. After realizing the lack of support that small retail business owners experience while running their companies, Caitlin & Robin chose to leave their corporate positions and combine their 20 years of successful business leadership to create their retail consulting company, F. Word consulting. They are on a mission to help female entrepreneurs grow, scale and flourish one business at a time. . You can find the show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here https://www.girlbehindthehustle.com/podcastblog Grab your tickets to our next event https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-behind-the-hustle-bookclub-discussion-city-of-girls-tickets-79190949261?ref=eios
02:36:47
November 05, 2019
Jessica Lauren of No Real Jewelry: Stop Asking For Permission. Create Your Own Yes
Today I'm chatting with Jessica Lauren the blogger behind the lifestyle + inspirational blog NoRealJewelry.Com and the host of The Sunday Jumpstart Podcast-- a weekly podcast helping goal getters ditch the excuses, do the work + make ish happen. We're going behind the hustle to talk about how each of us can give ourselves permission to create the life we want. After being rejected for 9 years, Jessica created her own YES and you can too. You can find the show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here https://www.girlbehindthehustle.com/podcastblog
38:10
October 29, 2019
Rilee Acrey: Creative Founder Balloon Works
Today I'm chatting Rilee Acrey. She is the creative founder of Balloon Works. Riley started Balloon Works after she was asked to create balloon decor for a friend's gender reveal. She had absolutely no prior experience in the event’s industry. Riley's one Yes has opened countless doors for Balloon Works. Within 2 weeks of her first YES she was asked to provide balloons for Paris Hilton's birthday bash. This event garnered her nationwide publicity with Kim Kardashian, TMZ, People and The Daily Mail. When your company grows so fast unexpectedly, you're bound to hit some bumps along the way. Listen in as we discuss the challenges that Rilee has faced with managing rapid expansion and growing a solid team Connect with Rilee Instagram: @balloonworks Website www.balloonworks.org You can stay connected via Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by Email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
25:54
October 22, 2019
Season 3 Sneak Peek
And we're back!! I've missed checking in with you guys every Tuesday, but we're back with all new episodes. This season we're chatting with some amazing women who are breaking barriers, saying no to fear, switching lanes, pivoting and going after everything they're called to do. Here are a few snippets from some of this season's guests. Guests featured in this preview: Rashida Gayle Sports Marketing Agent Jessica Lauren of No Real Jewelry Karina Mora of Karina Mora Prints Rilee Acrey of Balloon Works Kalyn Johnson of Effie's Paper Robin & Caitlin of F. Word Consulting Latrice Love of Lip Love Please rate, review & share the podcast. You can stay connected hear from via Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com Until next week hustle and grace!
08:05
October 15, 2019
Lu’Cretia 'LC' Thomas: Going Behind This Hustle
Thank you guys so much for listening to the first season of the Girl Behind The Hustle! We've made it to the final episode you guys! I'm so grateful for every guest who took time to share their story. I hope that you have been motivated and inspired to walk in your purpose, to fill your cup, celebrate your wins & focus on self Today on the show I'm switching things up and hoping in the guest chair. One of my good friends from Xavier University, Lena Melton, the host of the “In Pursuit Of” podcast, is interviewing me. I just wanted to share with you guys a little bit of my story. Who I am behind this hustle and what led me to create Girl Behind The Hustle. The podcast will be on break over the next month or so while I interview more amazing women. You can stay connected hear from via Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
42:02
June 04, 2019
Allison+Kalika of Bold Purpose: Removing The Mask To Connect With Other Women
Today on the show I'm sharing a throwback chat that I had with the women of Bold Purpose, Allison Maxwell & Kalika Blake. We spoke about sisterhood and how being authentic, transparent and vulnerable have helped them create something transformational. Allison Maxwell is a breast cancer survivor and Kalika Blake is an advocate for alopecia awareness. They were both faced with experiences that forced them to redefine their meaning of beauty and being a woman Their purpose is to create a community where women feel confident learning, sharing, celebrating and building one another. They are passionate about women thriving authentically with a focus on self acceptance and sisterhood while boldly challenging societal standards of what it means to be a woman. Listen in as we chat about the freedom of being yourself & owning your truth so that you can remove the mask that prevents you from forming true connections with other women. Here are some ways to connect with Bold Purpose Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bp-mask-off-love-experience-after-party-co-ed-edition-tickets-60672772897?aff=ebdiiginstagram&ig_ix=true Website: www.boldpurposelife.com Facebook/Instagram: @BoldPurpose Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
23:49
May 28, 2019
Jasamine Hill of Fear Hurdler: Turning Losses into Lessons
Jasamine Hill is a Life Coach, Author and the Founder of The Fear Hurdler- a brand dedicated to teaching Women to defeat fear and self-doubt so they can take action and do the work that they love. After getting fired from her dream job and overcoming a few fears of her own, Jasamine recognized how her God-given talents would lead her into a wealth of entrepreneurial opportunities. Jasamine began her coaching business shortly after getting her certification in 2015. Her willingness to help others see their potential led her to begin capturing unique clientele that sought to identify their self-imposed limitations and barriers to progress. Jasamine’s articles that have been featured on LifeHack.org, Blavity, and 21ninety. In 2019, Jasamine released her highly anticipated book; The Roller Coaster Effect: How to turn your fear into fuel, your passion into purpose, and enjoy the ride of life. In between actively working her brand, you may find her on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University as an adjunct professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance. Jasamine is a renowned speaker and member of Toastmasters International, the International Coaching Federation, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Listen in as we discuss how to remain resilient when everyone else looks like they’re winning, why it’s important to be grounded in faith and how losses don’t really count. Here are some ways to connect with Jasamine Hill Website: www.TheFearHurdler.com Instagram: @TheFearHurdler Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
40:49
May 21, 2019
D'Cher Whitaker of Love Peridot: You Can Have A Successful Hustle & Work In Corporate America
Today on the podcast I'm chatting with my friend D’Cher Whitaker who is the creator of Love Peridot, a lifestyle boutique with a curated collection of jewelry, travel and home. If you think that it’s necessary to leave your corporate hustle to pursue your dreams, it’s not. D’Cher shows us that you can choose what works best for you. After running her online business for 2 years, D’Cher successfully opened her first brick and mortar location in Chicago 4th quarter 2018 while continuing to work her full time Corporate Job. Listen in as we discuss how to find peace in the journey of success, how to make your corporate skills work in your side hustle and how communication leads to opportunities. Here are some ways to connect with D’Cher Whitaker Website: www.loveperidot.com Instagram: @shoploveperidot Address: 1114 S. Delano Ct Chicago at Roosevelt Collections Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
24:38
May 14, 2019
Tina Fears of Stage Ready: Fearless In The Pursuit of Success
Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Tina Fears who created her first company, Stage Ready, with $100 & a dream after making a tough decision to leave college due to funding. Present day, Tina's company has become the go to plug in the entertainment industry. She's the woman behind the brand and has contributed to the success of Usher’s New Look Foundation, BET’s Celebration of Gospel, The GMA DOVE Awards and Taliah Waajid’s World Natural Hair and Healthy Lifestyle Event. Listen in as we discuss how to balance working your 9-5 and a dream. What steps you should take if you're interested in working in the entertainment industry and why working for free isn't always a bad thing Here are some ways to connect with Tina Fears Website: www.tinafears.com Instagram: @tinafears Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
29:53
May 07, 2019
Tonie Neshelle Robinson: You Were Created To Win
Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Business Owner, Empowerment Speaker, Entrepreneur, Life Coach, Mentor, and Mother Tonie Neshelle Robinson. Tonie began her entrepreneurial journey with the opening of her childcare center, which has served over 500 families. This ignited her love for mentoring teens and young women. She created Children’s First Youth Empowerment Program, NFP where she has mentored more than 25 girls. Tonie is also the creator of an inspirational apparel and accessories line, Inspire Tees and Accessories. She is the author of 2 books. Her first book, Faith Hope Love, is a 21-day guide to finding peace by transforming your thoughts and words. Tonie’s second book, Camren’s Lucky Day is a children’s book co-authored with her 10-year-old son Camren. Tonie also serves as Co-chair for Leadership and Development with the 40 Under 40 Young Women’s Professional League. Listen in as we discuss how to use all your gifts because ‘Good Things Are Supposed To Happen To You’ Podcoin Here are some ways to connect with Tonie Neshelle Robinson Website: www.tonieneshelle.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/iam.tonie?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=ytd06hiuvcj Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
27:07
April 30, 2019
Michelle Margaret Marques: Creating A Skincare line, Elise Marques London
Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Founder & Creator, Michelle Margaret Marques. After experiencing the loss of her Mother, Michelle began to refocus on loving herself and self-care. She opened several successful spas to share this mission with other women. In search of a way to wind down after juggling business ownership and motherhood daily, she began a nighttime routine that changed her life. It also led to the creation of her lifestyle and all natural skin care company, Elise Marques London. Through the mission of her company, Michelle wants you to know that ‘You Matter’. A portion of every sale goes towards her foundation This Woman, which helps to fund projects for women and girls. Michelle believes believe that “we are here with a big purpose to be all that we can be. I believe in me and I believe in you in equal measure. Life gives us equal measures of crisis, joy, love and consciousness and I believe we are here to enjoy and thrive despite our experience or journey.” Listen in as we discuss how to turn your pain into purpose, the importance of bringing your children along your journey and how to make a difference in the lives of others. Elise Marques London has been featured in Harper's Bazaar as a go to beauty product countless times and is the winner of the 2018 Platinum Awards Michelle is offering our listeners 20% off your purchase with code Natural Lover Here are some ways to connect with Michelle Margaret Marques Website: www.elisemarqueslondon.com www.michellemargaretmarques.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/elisemarqueslondon?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=10hljz81sr5fl Email: michelle@michellemargaretmarques.com Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
38:39
April 23, 2019
Keyonda Pyles: Behind The Hustle of A Motherhood Blogger
Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Motherhood Lifestyle Blogger, Keyonda Pyles. Keyonda began sharing her daily life of being a Mom & Wife on social media and soon realized the value that she offered other families. She created A Real Urban Mom to share the imperfections of her motherhood journey with other moms and wants women to focus on taking care of themselves. She believes that it's possible to ‘sow and water your dreams and goals while still being an amazing wife, mom, and all the other titles you carry. I’m not saying it will be easy but it will be worth it.’ Listen in as we discuss why it's so important to see the value in your ideas and set yourself up for success from the very beginning. Keyonda has partnered with AT&T, Kmart, Kia, Subaru & Visit Memphis. Here are some ways to connect with Keyonda Pyles Website: www.arealurbanmom.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/arealurbanmom?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1jjtcpcf0eq0s Facebook: A Real Urban Mom Email: arealurbanmom@gmail.com Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
32:14
April 16, 2019
Aloni Ford: Behind The Hustle of Sports Management & Filmmaking
Today on the podcast I'm chatting with powerhouse Aloni Ford. If you're considering quitting your job to pursue your purpose, listen in to Aloni’s story to hear how quitting with a plan led her all the way to Good Morning America and The White House. After leaving her high market, luxury real estate job in Beverly Hills, Aloni began to film by faith. She met Nick Young on the internet during the NBA lockout and began to film him along with JaVale McGee in a YouTube series that went viral appearing on ESPN and Good Morning America. She later partnered with Kevin Durant and Beats by Dre on a show titled Parking Lot Chronicles. Her shows Mom's Got Game appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network and Super Temps is a Direct TV 3D Special. She has also worked with Jordan Clarkson, Kyle Kuzma, Shaun Livingston, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut and with President Obama as a Campaign Strategist (2006-2010). Aloni's most recent highlight is a women empowerment movement called the Yacht Girls Book Club. The mission is to bring women together over intellectual conversations. The book club started with six women and has grown to over 1,000 women in just one year and continues to expand. Listen in as we discuss how to prepare yourself to step out on faith to pursue your purpose & how parts of your story can be made anew. Here are some ways to connect with Aloni Ford Website: www.yachtgirlsbookclub.com www.aloniford.com Instagram: @aloni_ford @yachtgirlsbookclub Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
33:04
April 09, 2019
Jasmine Lopez: Finding Identity & Purpose Thru Building a Non Profit
Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Co Creator of Authentic Adventure & Co Founder of The Firehouse Dream, Jasmine Jazzy Lopez. Jasmine is a storyteller, dreamer and executer. Her story is one of restoration and purpose fulfilled. Eight years ago she started her photography business, Jazi Photo and shortly after started a give back where she would photograph and share inspiring stories on her blog called #Clickforhope. In 2017, she felt as though she was being pulled in so many directions and in turn had separated herself from all things that brought her joy. This catapulted her journey in discovering her identity and determining how it ties to her purpose. In Jan of 2018, she rebranded and decided to share all of who she is in one space called Authentic Adventure. Jasmine and her husband, Jeremy, share the peaks and valleys of life with their 3 beautiful girls as they pursue their passions. Jasmine & Jeremy recently purchased a firehouse in the west Chicago Suburb of Maywood to create the non profit, The Firehouse Dream. Their hope is for this space to become a catalyst for youth through teaching creative skills and financial literacy. Note: This podcast was pre-recorded. Jasmine's husband, Jeremy, has now left his full-time position in worship leadership to freelance in worship leader. Jasmine recently returned from her first trip to Mexico on her journey in understanding & learning more about her culture and identity. Here are some ways to connect with Jasmine Lopez Website: www.authenticadventure.co www.thefirehousedream.org Instagram: @authenticadventure @thefirehousedream Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
40:09
April 03, 2019
Lauren Bealore: Behind The Hustle of Politics
Today on the podcast we're going behind the hustle with political fundraiser guru & co-founder of Young Ambitious and Beautiful, Lauren Bealore. She is a serial barrier breaker & changemaker who can tell you everything about getting into rooms that you belong in. Though she may walk into rooms as the first one or the only one, she has committed her career to making the political realm more diverse and inclusive by bridging gaps between minorities, women and politics. After completing her Masters in Public Policy, Lauren began her political career with the Fellow for the Millennial Mayors Congress Program. In 2014 during her role as a Finance Director for a Democratic Nominee for the Michigan House of Representatives Lauren helped to raise $800,000 during the campaign election. She was the first African American female selected as the Female Young Democrat of the year through the Oakland County Democratic Party. The first and only African American in her role as the Corporate Relations and Events Manager for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. Lastly, the youngest woman elected as Precinct Delegate of Precinct 19 in the City of Southfield. Lauren is the Co-Founder for a women-owned non-profit organization by the name of Y.A.B., which stands for Young, Ambitious and Beautiful. It is a young entrepreneurial conglomerate for businesses owned by women of color. Through both Y.A.B. and Lauren's political career, Lauren has received over 100 publication features including Crain's Detroit Business, NBC News, Comcast Newsmakers, XO Necole, and Blavity. Lauren continues to use her extensive business network as well as political network to be both uplifting and resourceful, as well as provide tools for other young women to use as stepping stones to their own personal success. Here are some ways to connect with Lauren Bealore Website: www.laurenbealore.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaurenBealore LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/laurenbealore Instagram: @djbeaz
53:33
March 27, 2019
Dr. Genovia Holmes: Prioritize Yourself With Boundaries & Self-Care
Today on the podcast we're going behind the hustle with the Dr. Genovia Holmes. She believes that you should never leave home without your boundaries. She is a therapist, a Certified Dynamic Mindfulness Teacher, Co-Founder of The Impact: A Millennial Empowerment Brand, and Founder of Take Care S.I.S. She has experience working with children and adolescents, families, couples, young professionals/millennials, and women to manage and cope with daily life stressors, trauma and other mental health related issues. She promotes and teaches adaptive and practical self-care and dynamic mindfulness practices to create harmony and healing in the lives of her sisters, both young and old. As Co-Founder of The Impact, she and her Co-Founder, Briana Roker, host quarterly panel discussions on topics related to today’s millennials, and have plans to host tours in the near future. You can connect with Dr. Genovia Instagram @takecare_sis_withdrg @genoviaelle @theimpactxperience Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
41:48
March 20, 2019
Celeste + Kelsi of Viper: From Self Funded To A Million Dollar Venture In Events & Nightlife
Today on the podcast we're going behind the hustle with the creators of VIPER, Kelsi and Celeste. VIPER is a self-funded company that brought an entirely new concept to the event market. Now valued at over a million dollars, Kelsi + Celeste have tapped into a male dominated market and re-designed it with their all female team. At the intersection of pop culture, hospitality and analytics, they can be seen at the doors of popular events like Travis Scott's Astroworld, Kanye West listening parties, Homeland security conferences and politicians' private events. VIPER has gained A-list clientele without any mainstream marketing and continue to innovate in the entertainment, events and nightlife world. You can connect with Celeste + Kelsi via Instagram @VIPERBYKCH @celestedurve @Kelsi.kitchener www.viperbykch.com Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
48:32
March 13, 2019
Christine Michel Carter: Behind The Hustle of a Forbes, EBONY & New York Times Writer
Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Christine Michel Carter. Christine is a writer and thought leader for marketing to young moms and black consumers. She has been called the "exec inspiring millennial moms", a "mom on the move" and "the voice of millennial moms." She has been featured in The New York Times, Women's Health and EBONY. Christine regularly contributes to Forbes, TIME & Entrepreneur and has had the pleasure of interviewing Tamera Mowry, Kristin Cavallari, and La La Anthony. She is also the creator of Mompreneur and Me, the only national inclusive parent and child-friendly networking event. Mompreneur and Me aims to provide like-minded working mothers with opportunities for sponsorship, networking and work-life balance. You can connect with Christine Michel Carter via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook @cmichelcarter @mompreneurandme www.christinemichelcarter.com Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com
24:44
March 06, 2019
Jasmine Dantzler-Williams of Pearled Shoebox Vintage: Behind The Hustle of A Vintage Boutique
Today on the show I'm chatting with ultimate hustler, Motown bred and raised, Jasmine Dantzler-Williams. Jasmine fell in love with all things glamorously vintage at the young age of 8 when she first laid eyes on pictures of The Supremes in their gorgeous glitzy ensembles; her adoration for classic fashions was further cemented after viewing actress Dorothy Dandridge sashay across the tv screen in Carmen Jones. She went on to obtain a degree in fashion marketing from the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago and gained over 10 years experience working with vintage apparel and footwear while living in Chicago and NYC. In 2013 she was prompted to take action on her idea and leap from the corporate fashion world into entrepreneurship. After the birth of her son earlier last year, Jas moved from her online business & pop ups and opened her first brick and mortar, Pearled Shoebox Vintage. Listen in to hear how the power of NOW continues to be her greatest strategy! You can connect with Jasmine Dantzler-Williams via Instagram @pearledshoeboxvtg @styleandgracewardrobe @dressedbyjasdenise http://www.pearledshoebox.com/ Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you. You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community http://bit.ly/girlbehindthehustle
24:40
February 27, 2019
Ericka Polanco Webb: Behind The Hustle of a PR Maven Turned Mommy Maven
Today on the show I'm chatting with Ericka Polamco Webb. Ericka is the creator of ‘Becoming the Mrs’, a platform created to inspire mothers to get the most out of their parenting experience and cultivate an attitude of fun. So how does one shift from a PR girl dashing around red carpets at the Grammys to becoming a Mrs. and a Stay at Home Mom of 5? Ericka is not what you would picture when you hear stay at home mom. She is a digital consultant, a blogger and recently obtained her Masters Degree while her husband and kids had no clue that she returned to school. She wanted to show her kids that they can “be a stay at home mom & raise your kids AND you can also have a business, do things that can be meaningful & full of purpose for you as well as fruitful”. Becoming The Mrs. doesn't end once you are married, it's an evolution. Everyday you are always becoming something bigger, better and greater even today! You can connect with Ericka at @becomingthemrs http://www.becomingthemrs.today Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community http://bit.ly/girlbehindthehustle
31:51
February 20, 2019
Parker: Behind The Hustle of Creating a Global Fashion House
Today on the show sharing the real deal behind the Huśtle is Dallas born, Parker of Parker Parker. Parker Parker is a women’s custom fashion line that specializes in making one-of-a-kind, elaborate pieces for bold women who love pushing the boundaries of fashion. Parker used the hardships that endured throughout her childhood to push her to keep going and chasing the life that she knew she was always destined to live. Her self taught fashion journey began with a girls, Gatsby inspired line. Her Gatsby line gained success globally in Australia, France, Ireland, Canada, Germany and the United States. Some of her custom pieces were featured on the red carpet for the movie premiere of Annie & featured on several published top teen models. After 5 years of having her children’s line, Parker decided to close up shop and focus solely on custom garments for women. Each new collection by Parker Parker the brand, is inspired by more than just trends yet where her story is at in her life, the women that have fought generations before her to make it possible for her to pursue her dreams and succeed, and all the women now who are authentically, boldly, and beautifully themselves in all they do. They aren’t afraid to tell their story to the world, to be known & to be seen. You can connect with Parker via Instagram @parkerparke.r www.theparkercompany.org Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you.You can connect with me on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community http://bit.ly/girlbehindthehustle
34:21
February 13, 2019
Kenecia Lashae of Passport2Pretty: Behind The Hustle of A Travel Influencer
Today on the show sharing the real deal behind the hustle is Texas native, Kenecia Lashae. Following graduation from Texas Southern University Kenecia landed in “The Big Apple”, where her dreams of being a pro makeup artist came to life. Kenecia took her career as a makeup artist and used it to fund her passion for travel. Thru her creation of Passport 2 Pretty, she shares content that people of any age, race or nationality can relate to. Kenecia has traveled to over 40 countries and 5 continents in counting. She is a travel influencer, creative consultant and a spiritual healer. Kenecia wants people to become motivated to travel and be submerged in the culture of others. Travel is not about getting the perfect picture. You came to learn a lesson and you came to share a lesson. Here are my top takeaways We should not be competing with each other. You should only be competing with yourself. Don't forget to help out that one sista’ that's behind you. Pull her up. You can connect with Kenecia at www.passport2pretty.com www.thecompassretreat.com Instagram @passport2pretty Please rate subscribe and share the podcast. I would love to hear from you. You can connect with us on Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com
37:21
February 06, 2019
Alice Foy of Jane Ella: Behind The Hustle of an Event Producer
Today on the show sharing the real deal behind the hustle is seasoned event producer, Alice Foy. Alice has the perfect amount of both grit + grace, and an infectious personality that manifests itself through innovative design and concept creation. Alice has worked in the organization of several noteworthy affairs for corporations such as Nike, Adidas, and TEDx-- as well as various celebrity and community organizations. Alice strongly advocates for proactivity among women in their business pursuits and she exemplifies these ideals through her creative process and commitment to her own journey. In 2015, Alice launched her own event company, Jane Ella Productions Inc. Jane Ella & Co., a consumer-focused vertical, was launched later as a way to continue revolutionizing the consumer experience by creating spaces for women, by women, featuring women-led brands. You can connect with Alice at www.janeellaco.com @janeellaco @meetaliceFoy
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February 01, 2019
Stephanie Flor: Behind The Hustle of a Global Celebrity Makeup Artist
Today sharing the real deal behind the hustle is NYC based celebrity makeup artist, Stephanie Flor. Stephanie has worked with some of the most influential celebrities out there from Mariah Carey to Sting. Her global beauty tips have been published in Marie Claire, Glamour, Oprah magazine, Allure, Cosmo and the Travel Channel. She has also been named as one of Latina Magazine’s “Beauty Vanguards” and was featured in Glamour and Skyla’s “Making Her Mark” campaign. Stephanie’s expertise in multicultural beauty has made her a go-to ambassador for leading cosmetic brands, such as Clinique, Maybelline and many more. Stephanie founded AroundTheWorld Beauty.com - A beauty, travel platform focused on celebrating diversity and beauty rituals of women around the world. Thru this platform She provides workshops, and curated beauty journeys inspired by the deeper meaning of beauty. Listen in to find out what Stephanie said to me that inspired me to finally take action and book my first solo trip! You can find out more about Stephanie's Huśtle at www.Aroundtheworldbeauty.com @atwbeauty @StephanieFlor
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January 21, 2019
Season 2 Intro
Did you miss the show? I bet. Season 2 drops Jan 20th. In this episode LC explains the change of the HeyLC podcast to Girl Behind The Hustle. Find out more about the show and Girl Behind The Hustle at www.girlbehindthehustle.com Until Jan 20th Hustle+Grace
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January 08, 2019
Dr. Tammy Hicks: Support Is An Action Word
LC is chatting with Dr Tammy Hicks who is on a mission to change the narrative in Chicago that women don't support one another. She is the Founder of Chicago “300” BLACK Women which is an organization that encourages, inspires, and supports Black Women. She has Created this platform that allows Black Women to be celebrated by our communities for their roles, contributions, experiences, relationships, and life. You can connect with Dr. Tammy on Instagram @chicago300blackwomen & @dr.tammy_
31:56
March 27, 2018
Kristen Harris: Can We Kick It
In honor of Women's History month for the month of March, LC has invited a panel of women to chat about Sisterhood. The series kicks off with Author & Mompreneur Kristen R. Harris of The Birthing Plan, Scribe Tribe, The Wives Talk. Kristen believes that every woman is full of potential and purpose. In this episode she chats about ways to cultivate friendships in adulthood, the role that friendships have played in her journey and how to overcome challenges you may face when maintaining friendships with old friends. You can connect with Kristen and purchase your tickets for her latest project, ‘God Put Me On To Game’ at www.KristenRHarris.com @kristenrharris
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March 13, 2018