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By Jodianne Beckford
The "E" Project is a platform that showcases & highlights this generation's creative entrepreneurs. We want to inspire you to go for what you want, and provide you with knowledge from fellow creators, to help align your goals to make your vision a reality.
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Ep 59. Ashley Noelle - "All the feels"
Ashley Noelle is the founder of The Feelosophy , and a brand ambassador for Lululemon Toronto. The Feelosophy is rooted in community and connection. They offer small, intimate, restorative yoga classes led by qualified yoga instructors, and combine that with massage based adjustments offered by a skilled and intuitive bodyworker.  Her slogan #allthefeels speaks to everything Ashley represents; positivity, love, safe touch, alignment, and being comfortable in your own skin. She shares her journey of how she has developed a niche in the wellness and yoga world. She has 8 years of teaching experience, and with her down to earth love for movement, connection and hands on adjustments, she will leave you feeling more chill than Netflix ever could. Ashley has created an amazing community around her style of yoga. She has a team of four and offers retreats and trainings internationally. Ashley is honest, real, vulnerable and sassy, and isn't afraid to share what she has to offer with the world in hopes that it will spark others to do the same. Ashley and I discuss the lack of diversity in the wellness world and how she has educated herself to be more aware of the lack of, being aware of her privileges and using it to uplift and bringing others along, the importance of touch/safe touch, starting a wellness business and knowing your why, and so much more! Listen to her full story here.
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January 10, 2019
Ep 58. Jes Perez- "Balance your soul, and be a light"
Jes Perez is a media personality and CEO of Industry High. Industry High is a television show that focuses on the lives of influential people. It is a medium to inspire people to pursue their dreams in any industry. She is also a speaker, co-owner of GRTR Management, and has worked for major companies such as; Radio Disney, MTV, Telemundo, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen Magazine, just to name a few. Jes shares her amazing story of how she began in the entertainment industry, how she uses her platform for positivity, the importance of self-care as an entrepreneur, her faith and the impact that has on her career, the power of sharing information, balance, and so much more! Jes truly is a strong, powerful woman of God that lets nothing stand in her way of success. Listen to her full story here!
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December 12, 2018
Ep 57. Sean Maingot- "Building a community; creating an impact"
Sean Maingot is the co-founder of BODY BY CHOSEN gym. He is a throat cancer survivor, entrepreneur, community builder, advocate for health, and so much more. He is also well known as XP and is a strong believer in the power of community. Body by chosen is a community of individuals from different walks of life that have developed a family-like culture that thrives off the support and is obsessed with constant growth. Fitness is what brings them together but not what keeps them connected. Sean talks about his journey as a business owner, alongside his business partner Dwayne Delves, which is the founder of BODY BY CHOSEN. We talk about his determination and never giving up on himself while recovering from cancer, his natural ability to take initiative, community, being humble in business, the importance of finding the positive in everything, impact, and so much more! Listen to his full story here, and where all podcasts are played.
1:00:44
December 5, 2018
Ep 56. Sasha Exeter- "Perspective is everything"
Sasha Exeter is the creative director & content creator of SoSasha.com! SoSasha is a well-balanced lifestyle blog where she shares everything that inspires her in motherhood, fashion, fitness, beauty, food, travel, and so much more. She is a brand ambassador for several brands and creates/manages on-line digital campaigns. She is most definitely a fierce digital content creator and influencer that has made an impactful name for herself not only in Toronto but internationally. Sasha shares her story of how she started into the blogging world, the impact it has made on her life, the importance of diversity and lack thereof in the blogging world, being diagnosed with a rare kidney disease, being a new mom and the journey towards that, and so much more! Sasha really shared it all and didn't hold back. Listen to her full story here!
1:28:52
November 15, 2018
Ep 55. Natasha Sheppard & Rowan McAnoy- "It takes a village"
Today's guests, founder Natasha Sheppard, and co-founder Rowan McAnoy of Curlshoppe, a natural based product for all curls, kinks, and coils. They shared their journey of what it has been like starting their business in an industry that is heavily saturated. Having been friends for many years it was such an organic transition to becoming partners in the company. Natasha began the company in 2015, and Rowan later joined in 2016. Since then the duo has elevated the brand to what it is today. They have wholesale partners across Toronto, Quebec, and internationally in Switzerland, and Atlanta. We discussed the importance of open and honest communication when being in a business partnership, knowing when to invest in marketing and not skimping on quality, packaging, and so much more! Curlshoppe has established an amazing reputation in the city, along with being involved in many sponsored community events. Building a community of their own has been another huge part of their branding, being a positive representation for all the curly heads across the world, and they are also strong advocates for inclusivity for their brand. These ladies are truly a powerhouse and make a phenomenal team! Listen to their full story here and wherever you listen to all podcasts.
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November 7, 2018
Ep 54. Chantal Carter Taylor - "You're made to stand out"
In today's episode, I sat down with Chantal Carter Taylor, the CEO and founder of Love & Nudes, a collection of modern intimates for women of colour. Chantal shares her story of how she started in the fashion industry as a stylist and how that turned into developing her own line of intimates. Chantal has made it a point to work with conscious women in Colombia who are also all about empowering their communities by providing fair wages. Working with factories that employ single mothers, and giving them a chance to support their families in just working conditions. Chantal and I discuss confidence, focusing on your journey and not comparing yourself, not being afraid to ask for help, the importance of doing your research, inclusivity, and so much more! Listen to her full story here, and all other major podcast apps!
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October 17, 2018
Ep 53. Kamshuka - "Find your purpose"
In today's episode, I sat down with Kamshuka. She is an author, International keynote speaker and certified life coach. Recipient of the 2010 Aroni award for commitment to youth and entrepreneurship, and winner of The 2014 Black Canadian Best Photographer Award. Kamshuka uses her influence to inspire heart to heart conversations and create roundtable forums to communicate the importance of knowing who you are, in order to reach your true potential. She is passionate about bringing change and impact with her story as a War Child Survivor. Kamshuka shares her story of escaping Uganda with her family, how she has overcome the trauma and how she uses that to influence countless others. She talks about the importance of finding your purpose, her journey as a professional photographer, confidence, bullying she experienced and being the bully herself at one point, and so much more! Listen to her full story here and all other major podcast apps!
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October 10, 2018
Ep 52. Randy Blake - "The school of YouTube"
In today's episode, I sat down with Randy Blake aka Tooncrew. He is a digital artist and illustrator using Hip Hop portraits to pay tribute to the culture and speak to moments of significance in pop culture and politics. Randy shares his story on how he fell in love with art, and how seeing graffiti art in New York with his cousins influenced his work as an artist. We talk about how important it is to follow your passion, being that example for his sons, not being heavily influenced by other artists, staying in your lane, and the business side of being an artist. Tooncrew has a story that anyone with a drive to create and produce art can relate to. As a husband and a father of three young boys, his realization that living out his purpose as an artist was one of the most important things he could do for his family. Listen to his full story here, and all other major podcast apps!
1:16:59
October 3, 2018
Ep 51. Marsha Druker - "Failure is inevitable, so embrace it!"
Marsha Druker is the founder of Fuckup Nights Toronto! She first discovered the platform while living and working abroad in Tel Aviv. Before this event, she had never seen or experienced people telling their stories of failures so honestly and openly. Since that night, it sparked something in her and wanted to continue going to these types of events when coming back to Toronto, but to her surprise, it hadn't existed. So she took it upon herself to create it, and since then it has exploded in the city! Marsha's passion birthed something that has inspired so many people in Toronto and allowed them to feel not so alone in their failures and to hear amazing success stories throughout those failures. Earlier this year they celebrated their 1 year anniversary, and recently featured on Fiverr, The Social CTV, and CBC National! Marsha shares her journey of starting Fuckup Nights Toronto and how it has truly changed her life. She talks about taking risks, the importance of being a community builder, connecting with people and maintaining that relationship, mentors, and so much more!! To hear her full story, listen here!
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September 19, 2018
Ep 50. Yvonne Stanley - "Know when to pass the torch"
Yvonne Stanley is an international photographer based in Toronto. She began her career working with film and dark rooms and has taken on many creative roles since then. Some being; graphic design, branding, styling, event planning, and creative direction just to name a few. Yvonne is most definitely a born creative that hasn't constrained herself to just one thing. She shares her story of how she started and made herself stand out in a field that is vastly competitive. Yvonne has not only made a name for herself as a photographer but an activist for women's rights, more specifically her "Boob book". The Boob book is a platform that shares stories of women's positive and self-acceptance of their breasts, no matter what society's standards have said they should be. Yvonne is one bad-ass woman that we all need to know! Listen to her full story here.
1:15:19
September 5, 2018
Ep 49. Joshua Tubbs - "Be intentional in everything you do"
Joshua Tubbs, is the founder of a digital media and film agency called Customatic. From a very young age Joshua knew he was destined for greatness, he was extremely creative and whatever he put his mind to he excelled. He began his creative journey with traditional drawings, but eventually began his move to airbrush art medium. His love for movies at the tender of four is where his love for film was born. Since then Joshua has been obsessed with storytelling, documenting, and creating original video content with friends and family. He has grown a successful brand that has worked with fortune 500 companies, major brands, celebrities and more. In this episode, Joshua talked about the importance of being intentional in your work, knowing your strengths and maximizing on that and identifying who needs what you have to offer, knowing your ideal client, educating your client, and so much more. Listen to his full story here!
1:33:59
August 29, 2018
Ep 48. Kelsey Williams - "Procrastination doesn't pay the bills"
Kelsey Williams aka KillaKels is one of Toronto's top DJ's! Her love for music drew her to follow her passion and take that leap of faith to pursue her DJing career. After completing Scratch Lab, and The Remix Project, the rest is basically history. Kelsey's roster of clientele (Nike, GAP, Samsung, Old Navy, Telus, to name a few) is quite impressive and proves she is the go-to DJ in the city. Kelsey is also an amazing mother that is setting the example for her son that no matter what you do, do it with passion, hard work, consistency, and dedication. In a male-dominated field, Kelsey has faced her fair share of misogyny, and sly remarks, but she does not allow that to deter her from doing what she loves to do. Kelsey talks about the reality of not always knowing when your next booking is going to be, the importance of doing your research, manoeuvring social media, and so much more! Listen to her full story here!
1:10:23
August 15, 2018
Ep 47. Jackie Clarke - "Learn how to sell a feeling, not just the product!"
Jackie Clarke is the founder and CEO of The Well Connected; a fashion, beauty & lifestyle communications agency that specializes in swag bag curation, interactive events and PR. Jackie shares her journey in the PR world, and what she's learned along the way. She talks about the importance of consistency, being authentic when reaching out to brands, knowing how to sell a feeling and not just focusing solely on the product, and how commenting and showing genuine interest will build real online relationships. Jackie stresses that when interacting with brands you must do so in a human way and remember that there is a real person on the other side. It's not just about getting their attention, be real and honest to ensure it's a good fit. Jackie gave so much juice in this weeks episode! To Hear her full story listen here!
1:31:07
August 8, 2018
Ep 46. Thomas Cumberbatch - "Impact is the key to success!"
Thomas Cumberbatch is the founder and CEO of Godzspeed Communications, an international team of makers who create strategy and creative solutions for brands with soul. They are Ottawa's leading creative branding agency. Thomas shares his journey on building an amazing creative agency and how believing in himself, and his faith brought him to where he is today. Thomas talks about how important it is to know your purpose, impact being the key to success, understanding your clients' needs and not confusing that with their wants, building a team, and so much more! Listen to Thomas' story here!
1:32:21
July 25, 2018
Ep 45. Kelly "DirectedbyKells" Fyffe-Marshall - "Busy, is just an excuse"
Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, also well known as "DirectedbyKells" is one of Toronto's top directors. Kelly shares her journey as a director and what she's learned along the way. Her most recent short film "HAVEN" has garnered her 10 nominations! One of which was SXSW Film festival, being one of the biggest film festivals in the world! We talked about the unfortunate reality of fellow seasoned film directors disregarding her, Toronto's known attitude for not helping their own talents, how to survive on a dime, giving up never being an option, and not taking no for an answer! Kelly is truly someone that has worked hard to be where she is today, and has such a huge heart for helping others in their journey. Listen to her full story here!
1:15:55
July 11, 2018
Ep 44. Jenius Level - "Longevity over CLOUT!"
Jenius Level is a 16-year-old producer that is killing the game! He is the youngest person I have ever interviewed, but when I tell you age is just a number, Jenius proved that time and time again throughout our interview. He has worked with major household name artists and producers such as; Tory Lanez, DJ Plugg, Wondagurl, and so much more! Jenius spoke highly about how important it is to find your sound and be confident in it, clout is only a moment, but longevity, consistency and talent is what's going to make you stand out. He spoke about the appreciation he has for his dad being his manager, and the values both his parents have taught him. We talked about the reputation of Toronto culture and the stigma the city has on not wanting to help one another, and how its slowly starting to change. Not being afraid of putting yourself out there and reaching out to people and making those connections. Jenius also talks about how accessible it is nowadays to do so many things, and if it's p
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June 27, 2018
Ep 43. The E Project Live Podcast Panel Event - "ALIGNMENT!"
Hey guys! This episode is very special because it's our first ever live podcast! We had four amazing panelists; Mike Rousseau, Cleo Ellis, Tristan Barrocks, and Pauleanna Reid. Also, moderated by Adrian Wallace! We discussed the importance of building and maintaining relationships, balancing a 9-5 and entrepreneurship, and alignment. We dove deep and kept it 100% real about how we al handle entrepreneurship, mental health, stresses of social media, believing in yourself, not expecting everything to just come to you and really putting in the work, labels, and so much more!
1:47:37
June 19, 2018
Ep 42. T'kehya Prentice-Cupid - "You can create the LIFE that you want!"
T’kehya Prentice-Cupid, CEO and founder of TK Natural Hair Wigs. Her company creates wigs and extensions that are made to resemble naturally curly and kinky hair. After quitting her job in February 2016 to pursue her creative passions full-time, TK Natural Hair Wigs was born. T'kehya shares her journey on what it has taken to build her business to where it is today. Her passion for making women feel confident in her wigs and just naturally who they are is what she is all about. After taking the leap and reaching out to Citytv news station, she was then interviewed to share her story and talk about the importance of donating naturally kinky hair for women of colour afflicted with alopecia and cancer. She emphasizes the importance of connecting with her clients and giving them an experience they will never forget. T'kehya's is the girl boss you want to know! Listen to her story here!
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June 13, 2018
Ep 41. Kevin Gentle - "DISCIPLINE is the key to unlocking everything!"
Kevin Gentle is a digital marketing consultant, CEO and founder of Majesty Marketing Solutions. Kevin and I talked about his journey in the digital marketing world, the importance of disciplining yourself in order to succeed, networking, prioritizing your time more effectively, balancing home/family, and business, mentorship, investing in your business, knowing when to cut back in order for your business to thrive, and so much more!
55:59
June 5, 2018
Ep 40. Sunandini Verma - "There's no such thing as FAILURE!"
Sunandini Verma is one of those people that radiates confidence and just draws you right in. From a very young age, her parents instilled in her that she could do absolutely anything she put her mind to. Business/entrepreneurship has been apart of her life for as long as she could remember. Sunandini shares her journey from working in the corporate world and realizing it just wasn't for her, she felt unfulfilled. Her strong will and determination led her to set out and do something she knew would make her happy, AMREV Media was born. Her company offers a wide array of services from; media promotion, web development, digital marketing, app development, eCommerce development, software development and more! Sunandini knew in her heart that she could do this, and took her experience and knowledge to develop and grow a successful company that would make herself proud. Listen to her full story here!
1:17:15
May 3, 2018
Ep 39. Mazz Amini - "It's all about reverse engineering"
Mazz Amini also known as Grillzbymazz, is one of Toronto's top custom grill makers and hi-end hip hop jewellers. Mazz shares his story of how he came up into the industry with little to no knowledge, and how he learned very quickly that he would need to learn the tricks of the trade on his own. With having a business degree Mazz was already one step of the game and used that to his advantage to create a successful jewellery business. His client list consists of many well known Toronto favourites to international artists. Jae and Trey from 4YallEntertainment, model Winnie Harlow, Jus Reign, King Bach, Christian DelGrosso, and Roy Woods to name a few. To hear more of Mazz's story listen here!
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April 24, 2018
Ep 38. Jebril Jalloh - "Building & Maintaining Relationships Is Key!"
Jebril "Fresh" Jalloh is the CEO and founder of 'The Get Fresh Company'. At the tender age of 15, he had a vision of owning his own store called 'The Get Fresh Company', and he never lost that. Jebril has gone from hustling clothes from the trunk of his car to owning his own store, which is a major staple in Toronto, located on Queen St. West. Being the first Toronto brand to collaborate with PUMA, Jebril is making the way for the next generation. He shares his journey and talks about not allowing his circumstances to define his future, the importance of building real relationships, his passion for community/youth, and so much more!
1:22:40
April 10, 2018
Ep 37. Tristan Barrocks - "Create Your Own Opportunities, No Excuses!"
Tristan Barrocks also known as the Digital Storyteller is the CEO and founder of Felicity Moments, an international luxury wedding cinematography company. His passion for telling stories is something he has had for as long as he could remember. Tristan has been in the arts for over 12 years and with his experience, he has created a successful business that caters to elevating brands, and weddings to the next level. Tristan has a gift when it comes to capturing special moments, hence the Digital Storyteller being so fitting. Tristan shares his story of how he began into this industry, creating opportunities for yourself and not just depending on people coming to you, the importance of putting your ego aside and being professional when working with others you may not like, picking up the pieces when you've hit rock bottom, and so much more!
1:34:32
March 28, 2018
Ep 36. Chanile Vines - "We Are Not All Just One Dimensional"
Chanile Vines is the creator and founder of Vines Play, a Toronto-based Event & Marketing Firm specializing in the wine industry. She is also the president of The Ontario Wine Society, the first minority to lead a 25-year-old group. Chanile has worked hard, faced and overcame many obstacles to get to where she is. She is now finishing her Masters in psychology with a focus on geriatric mental health. Chanile works on a research team at Baycrest that is investigating the efficacy of a volunteer-administered cognitive stimulation program in long-term care homes. She currently has a dedicated following of new wine enthusiasts seeking more knowledge about wine and organizes the Toronto wine meetup group, which has over 5000 wine lovers. Chanile is marking her path and leaving behind a legacy that will be recognized in a tremendous way! Hear more of this amazing women's story here!
1:02:10
March 20, 2018
Ep 35. Louise Mangalino - "Never Compromise Your Prices For Clout"
Louise Mangalino, also known as "The Head Barbie In Charge" is the founder and creator of Burger Pawty. Her love for burgers evolved when she started her own burger blog, BURGERS AND BARBIE$, back in 2010. Through that blog, Louise was able to channel her love for food, fashion, music and photography all in one place. After some time of doing burger reviews, she had yet to see a pink style burger and she was ready to be the one to bring it to life. The opportunity was hers for the taking and nothing was going to hold her back. Louise knew that she wanted to create something that was unique, cute, tasty and of course, pink. Louise did just that and now Burger Pawty is known all over the city! Get to know more about Louise's story here!
55:09
March 14, 2018
Ep 34. Julene Chung - "Don't just expect to get all the answers, put in the work!"
Julene Chung is the founder and creator of the lifestyle magazine Curated Life, and the event series MASTERCLASS. Curated Life is an empowering lifestyle magazine published for and by women entrepreneurs. Filled with inspirational and informative content, the magazine features business, beauty, travel and health content. Her event series MASTERCLASS connects attendees with a community of peers and the resources required to start and/or grow a prosperous business. Julene shares her story of how and why she began the magazine and MASTERCLASS events. We talked about doing your research, not always relying on others for the answers, building relationships and so much more!
53:00
March 1, 2018
Ep 33. Mary Young - "If you want Vogue quality, you have to have Vogue money"
Mary Young is a Toronto based lifestyle brand, that specializes in making lingerie and loungewear. Her designs are focused on comfort and freedom from restriction, as each garment is intended to move with one’s body, all while maintaining high quality and style. I had the pleasure of interviewing Mary back in 2015, which also happened to be the same year as her brand launched. Fast-forward three years, and her brand has blossomed into this powerhouse. Mary has made it her mission to promote and cater her brand around self-care, body confidence, and most importantly filling the gap and providing women with comfortable, sexy undergarments that embodies the modern women's lifestyle. We sat down and discussed the importance of marketing, branding, investing in quality visuals for your brand, curating your socials, and so much more! Listen to her full story here!
49:16
February 13, 2018
Ep 32. Reesee Zigga Zagga - "It's not all about the final product, it's the process"
Reesee of Zigga Zagga Studio, is one of the kindest souls I have had the honour of meeting. She is a photographer, director, interviewer, and community organizer. Her story of overcoming past abuse is not only powerful but proves that when you face your fears head on, and reclaim that power, anything is possible. Reesee's ongoing healing event called "Reclaim Your Voice", Est in 2012, offers a safe space for stories of abuse to be shared. Listen to her full story here.
53:03
February 6, 2018
Ep 31. Adrian Wallace - "Challenge yourself, commit and execute!"
Storyteller, comedian, film director, and all around dope creative entrepreneur, Adrian Wallace is the guy to know. Adrian shares his story on creating one of Toronto's most talked about web series (courtside series) on youtube. He began this series to share a story about community, youth, the reality of what teens face when having to choose between the hustle and education, and so much more. Adrian's love for storytelling stemmed from a young age, and it was a way for him to express what he experienced, sometimes in a comedic aspect, which is where he can easily express himself. Adrian's story is not only inspiring but shows it doesn't matter where you come from, success is built from within. Listen here for his full story!
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January 22, 2018
Ep 30. Aisha Ebony - "Be one step ahead of the GAME, at all times!"
Aisha Ebony is the founder of MuseHB hair studio (hair & beauty bar). Aisha and I sat down to talk about her journey as a hair professional. Her journey hasn't been easy, but nothing worth it ever is. Aisha had many humble beginnings but with all of her hard work it has paid off to now owning her very own salon! Aisha's list of high-profile clients such as Ayesha Curry, and Sessilee Lopez-Holmes, to name a few, has proven time and time again that consistency, hard work, and dedication will get you to where you want to be. Listen to her full story here!
51:31
January 12, 2018
Ep 29. Dwayne Holness - "If I get paid, they get paid, we gotta eat together"
Dwayne Holness also well known as Dukes, is the CEO and founder of Corex Creative. Dwayne and I sat down and talked about his journey of owning his own company, directing, acting, being featured on Noisey, having faith, not getting caught up when the bad times happen and knowing that we can always overcome it. Dwayne's positive outlook on life has definitely brought him to where he is today. Listen to his full story here!
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January 1, 2018
Ep 28. Femi Lawson - "When you put in the ten thousand hours, it's going to happen for you"
Femi Lawson is one of Toronto's big talents. Femi is well known for his youtube comedy skits, and phrase Tantalization. He has since then expanded his career in entertainment, acting, a sought out event host and has worked with some of the top entertainers in the industry. Femi's genuine personality is what draws you to him, he has a way about him that makes you feel like one of his longtime friends. Femi's love for his community is what motivates him to make it to the top, he has given back in more ways than one and continues to inspire the youth. Listen to his full story here.
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December 21, 2017
Ep 27. Jordan Oram - "Being okay with not being normal"
Jordan Oram, is one of Toronto's talented DOP (director of photography). Jordan's gift for storytelling is what makes his films stand out. He brings an authentic perspective with an intent to articulate deliberate, candid compositions with a strong passion for credible collaboration, and the aptitude to work with but not limited to the elements of a story. Jordan has a natural ability to find the best look for a project. Listen to his full story here.
44:08
December 11, 2017
Ep 26. Lynn M. Sainté - "I know what I'm worth"
Lynn M. Sainté is the founder and designer of Papaya & CO. Her main source of inspiration is African inspired prints, she uses wax print fabrics to create tote bags, makeup pouches, ties, and so much more! Her love for the community is what drives her to make such unique and culturally impactful designs. Lynn and talked about her journey as a designer, how she started, why the name "Papaya & CO, mentors and so much more. Listen to her full story here.
42:33
December 2, 2017
Ep 25. Benny Bing - "One day it just CLICKED, this is my purpose"
Benny Bing is a self-taught Toronto based artist of Nigerian descent. We sat down and talked about his journey as an artist and how his wife helped him to rediscover the artist inside. What was first just a thoughtful gift from his wife while visiting in Paris, became the very thing that would shift his life forever. Benny's vibrant and alluring portraits of women of colour is what sets him apart. His use of colour, great attention to detail, makes you stare with wonder. Benny's paintings convey the type of emotion that really makes you step back and think. Listen to Benny's full story here.
1:25:44
November 20, 2017
Ep 24. Courtney Johnson - "Remember how far you've come"
Courtney Johnson is a freelance hairstylist based in NYC. She shares her journey on what it has been like in the industry, her passion for directing, loyalty and so much more. Courtney has extensive knowledge of the beauty industry since she was eighteen years old and has been mentored by the greats. Courtney talks about her upcoming passion projects for epilepsy & anxiety. Courtney truly has a big heart and wants to make a difference. Listen to this amazing woman's story, she will definitely leave you inspired.
40:01
November 11, 2017
Ep 23. Alexandra Newton - "Appreciate the process"
Alexandra Newton, founder of FIT FOR THOUGHT podcast, is one to notice! After an accident, Alexandra needed to find her way back to herself. She put her all into fitness, meeting new people and opening herself to countless opportunities. Alexandra started a podcast that gave her an outlet to express her creative side even more. There she interviews fellow entrepreneurs, talks tech, fitness and so much more. We talked about trusting the process, not being afraid to ask for help, and so much more.
56:42
November 2, 2017
Ep 22. Marisa Walcott - "Nothing is guaranteed"
Marisa Walcott, the founder and creator of KYSO (knock your socks off) socks, is the girl boss you need to know! Marisa launched her line in early 2017 and has really begun to make a name for herself. Having tv personality such as Lincoln Blades, a CBC news contributor & Teen Vogue columnist, wearing and promoting her socks, KYSO is definitely making some noise. With Marisa's extensive background in marketing and fashion buying, she was already several steps ahead of the game. Marisa's confidence, drive, and determination has brought her to where she is today. Listen to hear her full story!
54:37
October 27, 2017
Ep 21. Nneka Elliott - "I needed to step away, to rebrand"
Nneka Elliott, formerly known as Toronto's news anchor on CP24, decided to launch her own lifestyle brand. Since launching, Nneka has developed quite a name for herself in the entertainment business, from acting appearances, starting her own Caribbean lifestyle show online, blog, speaking engagements, and the list goes on. Nneka isn't stopping anytime soon and has proved that it's never too late to pursue and follow your dreams! Listen to this amazing woman's story and be mesmerized.
1:05:30
October 5, 2017
Ep 20. Gloria Chik - "Mental stamina & grit"
Gloria Chik, founder of The Flight Pack, digital agency & lifestyle blog Rogue Stories, is the ultimate media maven you need to know! She has worked with some of the top names in the industry; Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs Enterprises is just one of many. After working two years in New York city, Gloria made the decision to move back to Toronto and further pursue her passions, and this is where the flight pack was born. Her innovative idea to create a sleek, minimalist, stylish, and eco-friendly travel pack is just genius. This maven is one to watch! Listen to hear her story. > > The Flight Pack 30% off discount code: EPROJECT Offer Valid until October 31st!!
43:59
September 29, 2017
Ep 19. Nike Onile - "Sometimes your dream, is bigger than your mentor"
Nike Onile, founder of 800 SQ Feet, and Cityline's very own design expert is the real deal, say it as it is kind of woman we all need in our lives. Nike began her career as a scientist, but realized she wasn't fulfilling her creative desires. Design has always been apart of her life, she sees interior design as her canvas, and she talks about furniture and fabrics being her medium. Nike believed in her passion and took the steps to make it all happen. To listen to her amazing story click the links below.
45:14
August 31, 2017
Ep 18. Samantha Clarke - "Check your ego"
Samantha Clarke is an international wedding photographer based in Toronto, ON. We sat down and discussed the photography world and what it takes to be in this business. Samantha's positive attitude and vivacious personality are what makes her so unique. She connects with each of her clients in such a way that immediately brings them at ease and allows them to open up freely and that is what Samantha captures and what sets her apart. Her ability to connect and capture that raw and true emotion people and couples have. Samantha has truly mastered this, and continues to capture and show the world love in all forms.
42:50
August 25, 2017
Ep 17. Daniel Calderon - "Follow your gut"
Daniel Calderon is co-founder of Four Thirty, a creative platform which connects brands to top-tier creative freelancers. Daniel and I sat down and discussed the ins and outs of owning a creative company, the process of hiring creative freelancers and what they look for, networking, and so much more.
1:07:53
August 18, 2017
Ep 16. Angela Brasington - "Simple, Real, and True "
Angela Brasington is the founder & designer of Anjé clothing. Having required a business degree and being in the fashion industry for nearly 10 years, Angela realized that it was time to pursue her own line. This allowed her to be one step ahead of the game. Since launching in 2014, Anjé has grown into an amazing brand and continues to provide chic designs for all women that want to look sexy while still being comfortable and stylish. Their motto is being minimalist & chic at the same time, and bringing you from day to night transitionally. This fashion Ninja's story will without a doubt inspire you to follow your passion.
49:46
August 3, 2017
Ep 15. O'shane Howard - "I just wanted to evolve as a person"
O'shane Howard is fueled and driven by creative energy. Not only is he a phenomenal photographer, but he shares how pushing himself to pursue videography, and his natural talent for creative direction, has opened up his eyes to what he discovered in himself he could do. He shares how important knowing what your brand is, and his confidence being one of his main sources of success.
35:50
July 21, 2017
Ep 14. Zahra Siddiqui - "Express who I am, while still being silent"
Zahra Siddiqui is one of Toronto's multi-talented visual artist's and photographer. One of the amazing things about Zahra's art is that she is self-taught. With the encouragement of close friends, Zahra began her journey and soon found her voice in her art. Zahra also shares how her first solo exhibition came about and the impact it has left.
47:08
July 14, 2017
Ep 13. Cleo Ellis - "Connecting"
Cleo Ellis began her career working for the government, bringing in a great income, but soon realised it wasn't fulfilling her. Remembering a conversation she had with her father about pursuing marketing, she decided to take that step to pursue what she knew deep down she was meant to do. Cleo went for she wanted and now runs (Cleo Ellis Communications) a successful communications consulting agency that specializes in strategic brand partnerships. Cleo is also Co-Founder of LuxelifeSound with DJ Lissa Monet.
41:52
July 6, 2017
Ep 12. Ojo Agi - "Where do we fit in"
In this final episode of season one, Ojo and I talked about all her accomplishments since our first interview back in 2015. She got straight to the point in sharing the ups and downs throughout her career, and how art is not always as respected as it should be.
30:35
June 29, 2017
Ep 11. Dre Ngozi - "Just do it"
Dre Ngozi is a DJ, producer, and artist. Her motto to success and following your dreams is to "just do it". She talks about being confident in your work and pushing yourself to get what you want.
41:24
June 22, 2017
Ep 10. Ishmil Waterman - "You can't half time, something that you love"
Ishmil Waterman, also well known as The Professional Light Catcher! He shares his story on how he started and what its like being a creative.
46:19
June 15, 2017
Ep 9. Philip Isaacs - "You have to learn how to say NO"
Philip Isaacs is an international motivational speaker, clinical counselor, and consultant. Philip always had this innate drive to help others, and as he grew older he was able to make it his full-time career.
50:19
June 9, 2017
Ep 8. Élana Camille - "Working with a client, not for a client"
Élana Camille, illustrator, calligrapher, and writer, shares her journey on how she went from working a full-time 9 to 5 to becoming a full-time freelancer. Élana is undoubtedly focused, driven and continues to push herself to become the best.
41:58
June 1, 2017
Ep 7. Pauleanna Reid - "My dreams are worth it"
Pauleanna Reid, is an author and co-founder of an amazing mentoring program "new girl on the block". She overcame many obstacles to get to where she is today. Pauleanna has achieved countless success and helped many young women achieve their own. Pauleanna discusses her journey to success, dealing with mental illness, and how she never allowed her battles to hold her back.
43:42
May 25, 2017
Ep 6. Adeyemi Adegbesan - "Be HUMBLE"
Adeyemi Adegbesan also well-known as SoTeeOh, is a Toronto based photographer. He talks about his journey as an artist and gives advice on how to build yourself up as a creative. Adeyemi is the definition of a creative, he continues to push the norms and inspires others to do the same.
1:01:47
May 16, 2017
Ep 5. Cassandra Campbell - "Start with your why"
Cassandra Campbell knew from a young age she was destined for greatness. She worked hard, followed her passion, and didn't let anything or anyone stop her along the way.
49:08
May 9, 2017
Ep 4. Joëlle Anello - "It has to be a passion project first"
Joëlle Anello started her career as a funeral director, although she loved her job, she found her true passion in blogging. She then began her journey of blogging. With hard work and long nights, she has been able to fulfill her goal in turning her passion into a full-time career.
49:38
April 19, 2017
Ep 3. Nancy Kondo - "I'm all about pursuing, and finding my own happiness"
Nancy Kondo is the definition of a #girlboss. After working in the marketing and advertising industry for over four years, Nancy made the decision to go out on her own to start an agency. Without any hesitation, Nancy followed her passion and knew this was what she was always meant to do.
38:07
April 4, 2017
Ep 2. Michael Morris & Kesean Kenton - "Plan your work, work your plan"
Michael & Kesean, founders of HEY Magazine shares their story of how one idea sparked something incredible. Their initiative to help the youth is the foundation of the magazine, and what feeds their passion to make a difference.
45:51
March 27, 2017
Ep 1. Michael Rousseau - "Find your July 2nd"
Photographer and founder of AUXGOD, Michael Rousseau began the journey of developing a music battle card game. What began as just a fun night with friends, Michael was inspired to create a game that would bring people together through music. He shares his ups and downs and how he pushes through to make his idea become a reality.
1:22:34
March 14, 2017
The E Project - Introduction
The "E" Project is a platform that showcases this generations' up and coming entrepreneurs. Our ultimate goal is to inspire you to go for what you want, work hard and make your passion a reality. Music Intro/Outro produced by Joe Impala
00:39
March 13, 2017
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