The Real Reel Podcast

The Real Reel Podcast

By Natalie Barbu
Welcome to the Real Reel Podcast. Where we talk about real life, real people, real careers. Instagram may be a highlight reel- but this is the real reel.

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Ep. 60: How To Start A Global Beauty Brand That You Believe In ft. Kopari Co-founder, Gigi Goldman
I interviewed Gigi Goldman. Gigi is one of the co-founders of Kopari Beauty, a non toxic and cruelty-free coconut powered clean beauty brand. In this episode we talk all about how Kopari Beauty got started, learning from your mistakes in business, using social media to market your product and so much more. Kopari Beauty is a brand that I genuinely use EVERYDAY and I am so excited to share this episode with you. Use code REALREEL20 for 20% off until May 31.  Kopari Beauty on IG: https://www.instagram.com/KopariBeauty/ Kopari Beauty’s Website: http://koparibeauty.com Gigi’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/gigi.goldman/ Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
39:25
May 18, 2020
Ep. 59: Creating A Sustainable and Mission-Driven Business Helping Out Human Trafficking ft. Christine Howell, Founder of Dear Survivor
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Christine Howell. Christine is the owner and designer of Dear Survivor, a sustainable fashion jewelry brand located in San Diego, CA. What makes Dear Survivor so special is that a percentage of all proceeds goes to the rehabilitation of human trafficking survivors. In this episode we talk about starting your own business with only $800, providing sustainable goods, finding the perfect manufacturing company and so much more! This is truly one of my favorite episodes and I know you all will be running to support this company and what they stand for after you listen! Dear Survivor IG: https://www.instagram.com/dearsurvivor/ Dear Survivor Website: https://dear-survivor.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
40:24
May 12, 2020
Ep. 58: Tips For Getting Your Dream Job even in a Pandemic, Networking, and Finding Investors in College ft. Sarah Wang
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Sarah Wang. Sarah is a fulltime hardware manufacturing engineer at Microsoft where she works on their cloud technology. In this episode Sarah gives such amazing advice on how to prepare for interviews, applying to work at big companies and preparing to pitch a product to inventors. Sarah has a wealth of knowledge on so many topics and I know you will be just as excited about this episode as I am. Sarah’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/swangxswang/ Sarah’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdLPr1DIGTTdvNEmCPOKvA Sarah’s Website: https://swangswang.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
40:07
May 4, 2020
Ep. 57: Going to College at NYU, Working in Freelance Social Media, and Living in NYC During COVID-19 ft. Emily Anne
This episode is with Emily Anne, a food blogger turned lifestyle influencer living in New York City. We talk about her experience going to college in a big city and attending NYU, quitting your job to do social media full-time and the struggles with that, and living in New York City during a pandemic. We discuss these conversations candidly and we hope you feel like you're just listening in to a conversation with two friends talking about life! Emily's Instagram: @whatsemilydoing https://www.instagram.com/whatsemilydoing/ Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu https://www.instagram.com/nataliebarbu  IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
40:44
April 27, 2020
Ep. 56: All of the Relationship Advice with My Boyfriend + His Best Friend ft. Kian and Jack
Let's talk RELATIONSHIPS. We are giving our relationship advice that you submitted on our Facebook page + Instagram. Keep in mind, this is just OUR advice. Might not be the best, might not even be great. But if you want to listen to our thoughts, here it is! Also disclaimer: this will not be relevant to all relationships. We can only speak on our own experiences. Hope you enjoy! Stock up on PureWine like you do those wine bottles - use the promo code CORK20 to get 20 percent off your next purchase at drinkpurewine.com. Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
42:50
April 20, 2020
Ep. 55: How They Created An "Instagrammable" Bible and Starting a Faith Based Business ft. Brian Chung, Co-Founder of Alabaster Bibles
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Brian Chung. Brian is the co-founder of Alabaster Co, a faith based publishing company, dedicated to bringing creativity and imagery to the text of the bible. In this episode Brian and I talk about what it’s like to build a business from the ground up with no money and no investors. We also talk about starting a business with a friend, using influencer marketing and taking the leap of faith to make your side hustle your only hustle. This episode is different from all of the others and you don’t want to miss this one! Brian’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/brianchung/ Alabaster Co.  IG: https://www.instagram.com/alabaster_co/ Alabaster Co. Website: https://www.alabasterco.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
46:06
April 13, 2020
Ep. 54: Being in A Long Distance Relationship, What You Learn by Living Together, and Planning a Wedding in a Pandemic ft. Bianca Franco and Collin Henderson
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed such an amazing couple, Bianca Franco and Collin Henderson. Bianca is a YouTuber and digital creator and Collin is a film/music video director. In this episode we talk about planning a wedding, moving in together and tips for long distance relationships. We also talk about what it is like to put so much info online and how to deal with judgement and hate. This was one of the most fun episodes to record and I know you will all love it!  Check out Zeamo by going to https://www.zeamo.com/explore and use code BARBU50 at checkout. Bianca’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/biancaxxfranco/ Collin’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/collinrhenderson/ Podcast IG: https://www.instagram.com/easywayorhardwaypod/ Bianca’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/fashionblogger11 Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
53:32
April 6, 2020
Ep. 53: How Fay Afghahi Went from Being Editor-In-Chief of Elle Arabia to Starting A Hair Health Vitamin Company
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Fay Afghahi. Fay is the founder of KeraHealth Hair Vitamins. KeraHealth produces a naturally sourced supplement clinically proven to reduce hair loss. Fay and I talk all about starting your own business, the process of creating your own supplement and getting funding for your business. We discuss how she went from being the editor-in-chief of Elle Magazine Arabia and then taking the leap of faith to start KeraHealth with her husband. This episode is SO interesting and you’re all going to love it. Follow Fay on IG: https://www.instagram.com/kerahealthfay/ Follow KeraHealth on IG: https://www.instagram.com/kerahealth/ KeraHealth website: https://kerahealth.com/ Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
40:16
March 30, 2020
Ep. 52: Climbing Out of Rock Bottom, Turning Your Life Around, and Gaining Confidence with a Transformation Coach ft. Veronika Abrams
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Veronika Abrams. Veronika is a transformation and confidence coach and podcast host. After hitting rock bottom three years ago Veronika completely  turned her life around and started to demand the best from herself. In this episode we get into the steps she took to get her to the point she is now. If you want to know how to become the best version of yourself then this is the one for you. This episode is so inspiring and you don’t want to miss it!  Check out Zeamo by going to https://www.zeamo.com/explore and use code BARBU50 at checkout. Follow Veronika on IG: https://www.instagram.com/veronikaabrams/ Hero Business Academy Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/herobusinessacademy/ Veronika’s website: https://veronikaabrams.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
40:20
March 23, 2020
Ep. 51: Taking a Leap of Faith, Quitting a Job, Paving Your Own Path, and Making it in NYC ft. Grace Lee
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Grace Lee. Grace is a social media strategist and content creator in NYC. We talk all about Grace transitioning from a small town in North Carolina to New York City, taking on blogging as a full time job and taking a leap of faith. We also go into depth about Grace’s personal experience with the growth of social media and it’s pros/cons. This episode was so fun to record and I know you will all love it just as much as I do! Follow Grace on IG: https://www.instagram.com/bygracelee/ All of Grace’s links: https://linktr.ee/bygracelee Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
37:04
March 17, 2020
Ep. 50: Taking Your Mental Health Seriously, Going to Therapy, and Ending the Stigma ft. Mental Health Counselor, Allyssa Dziurlaj
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Allyssa Dziurlaj. Allyssa is a mental health counselor from Ohio. In this episode Allyssa gives so much information on therapy in general and ways to cope with stress. We also talk about self care, the stigma surrounding therapy and if online therapy is something to consider or not. This episode gives so much amazing insight on a topic not everyone talks about. This episode is one of my favorites and I know you will love it just as much as I do! Follow Allyssa on IG: https://www.instagram.com/allyssa_lpc/ Psychology Today Website:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/allyssa-dziurlaj-kent-oh/433253 Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support --
35:38
March 9, 2020
Ep. 49: Growing A Successful YouTube Channel, Making Money on YouTube, Making Your Side Hustle Your Main Job ft. The Content Bug, Cathrin Manning
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Cathrin Manning. Cathrin is a blogger, youtuber and content creator. In today’s episode we talk all about juggling a full time job and side hustle all while dealing with everyday life. Cathrin gives so much insight on how she transitioned to making her side hustle her fulltime job and she shares some tips she learned along the way. This is one of my favorite episodes and I know you will all love it just as much as I do! Check out Zeamo by going to https://www.zeamo.com/explore and use code BARBU50 at checkout Follow Cathrin on IG: @thecontentbug Cathrin’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3VWHYS6atML3nKVUmEr0lA Cathrin’s Website: http://thecontentbug.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
45:17
March 2, 2020
Ep. 48: Creating Passive Income, How to Time Batch, and Turning Lows to a High ft. Stefanie Gass
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Stefanie Gass. Stefanie is a women’s coach and helps women and moms uncover their calling. In this episode we talk about how to create a passive income, pros of time batching and how to get through your lows to get to your highs. This is such a great episode and I’m so excited for you all to hear it! Follow Stefanie on IG: @stefaniegass Stefanie’s Website: https://www.stefaniegass.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
46:04
February 24, 2020
Ep. 47: Sitting Down with a Financial Advisor- EVERYTHING You Need To Know To Start Investing, Is Budgeting Important, and more ft. Gideon Drucker
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Gideon Drucker. Gideon is a third generation wealth advisor in New York City. We talk about so much in this episode from how to get started saving, preparing for retirement, how important budgeting ACTUALLY is, and investing. This episode has been so highly requested and Gideon answers all of your questions. This is such an educational and important episode and I can’t wait for you all to listen! Today's episode is sponsored by Zeamo! Check out Zeamo by going to https://www.zeamo.com/explore and use code BARBU50 at checkout Follow Gideon on IG: @dwm_gideons_corner Gideon’s Book: https://druckerwealth.com/how-to-avoid-henry-syndrome Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
49:25
February 17, 2020
Ep. 46: Doing YouTube Full-Time in One Year, Getting an Engaged Audience, and Sharing Your Life on the Internet ft. Rachel Ratke
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Rachel Ratke. Rachel is a senior advertising major at the University of Georgia. She is also on the dance dawgs team and is pursuing a career in YouTube full time. In this episode we talk about how to build a YouTube channel, what it’s like working with a management company and how to be proactive in the industry. I loved talking to Rachel and left the conversation feeling so inspired and I know you will too! Follow Rachel on IG: @rach_ratke  Rachel’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/rachandans677 Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
30:09
February 10, 2020
Ep. 45: How I Started My Consulting Services Business + Tips On Starting A Business, Setting Prices and Getting Clients
Welcome to today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu. Everyone really loves it when I do solo episode’s so I thought this week I would give the people what they want! In this episode I give you so much detail and info on my consulting business and how I started it. I talk about how to build your business, finding clients, determining your rate and the resources I use on a daily basis for my own company. Not only that but I also talk about my clothing store and what the future for my career looks like. I talk in depth about it all in this week’s episode and I can’t wait for you all to listen! Today's episode is sponsored by Zeamo! Check out Zeamo by going to https://www.zeamo.com/explore and use code BARBU50 at checkout Things mentioned: Squarespace: https://www.squarespace.com/nataliebarbu or use NATALIEBARBU at checkout Zoom: https://zoom.us/ Big Cat Creative: https://bigcatcreative.com Acuity: https://acuityscheduling.com/?kw=YToxNzg1NDU5Nw%3D%3D  Stripe: https://www.stripe.com/ Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
43:42
February 3, 2020
Ep. 44: Living With A Physical Disability, Educating Others on Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and Being on YouTube
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Michaela Davert. Michaela is a YouTuber and college student living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Type lll). In the episode we talk all about feeling like an outsider and dealing with unwanted sympathy from others. We also talk about online hate, how to deal with mean comments and how to stay true to who you are no matter what. This is such an interesting and inspiring episode that you are all going to love! Follow Michaela on IG: https://www.instagram.com/funsizedstyle/ Check out Michaela’s YouTube HERE: https://www.youtube.com/user/FunsizedStyle Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
42:32
January 28, 2020
Ep. 43: From College to Freelance Graphic Design in NYC, Determining Your Rate, Getting Clients, and more ft. Emma McGoldrick
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Emma McGoldrick. Emma is a graphic designer who lives in the New York City area. We talk about becoming an entrepreneur, moving to a new city and the struggles that come with working from home that no one talks about. This was such a fun episode to record and we only scratched the surface. I want to listen to this episode and repeat and I know you will too! Follow Emma on IG: @emmamcgoldrick24 Follow Emma’s Digital Design IG: @esm.creative Follow Golden Hour Guild on IG: @goldenhourguild Check out Emma’s Website HERE:  https://www.emmamcgoldrick.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
37:09
January 20, 2020
Ep. 42: Getting into a Healthy Fitness Routine EASILY, Discussing Fad Diets, and What Wellness Really Means ft. Andrea Marcellus
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Andrea Marcellus. Andrea is a celebrity trainer and fitness expert with 25+ years of experience. Andrea has developed her own unique approach to health without dieting, crazy workouts and your social life taking a hit. We talk about what wellness really is and how to truly feel YOUR best. I know you all will totally love this week’s episode. It was so great to record and I know you will learn just as much as I did. Follow Andrea on IG: @andrea_marcellus Check out Andrea’s book HERE:  https://www.andreamarcellus.com/books Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
44:24
January 13, 2020
Ep. 41: What Self Care Really Means + Working on Yourself in the New Year 2020 ft. Maya Fleming
In today's episode of the Real Reel Podcast with Natalie Barbu, I interview Maya Fleming- the founder of the Gentler brand! We talk all about self-care and self-love and how it might not mean exactly what you think it does. This episode is perfect for the new year as we enter 2020 because it will realign you with your goals and how to best take care of yourself. We discuss topics like law of attraction and manifestation, goal setting, and what it means to love yourself. I can't wait for you to listen.  Follow Maya on Instagram: @mayanfleming  Follow/Keep up with the Gentler brand: https://linktr.ee/gentlerpod Attend the self-care dinner party in DC: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-gentler-winter-a-self-care-dinner-party-tickets-83397693747 Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
46:18
January 7, 2020
Ep. 40: A Conversation with a Friend- How YouTube Has Changed, Going to College, and Moving to LA at 17 ft. Kenzie Elizabeth
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Kenzie Elizabeth. Kenzie is best known as a lifestyle YouTuber and podcaster. In this episode we talk about her experiences being a college student, starting off on YouTube, moving to LA and making friends in a new city. I can’t wait for you all to hear about how she keeps a separation from work and personal life and how Kenzie stays true to who she really is. This is one of my favorite episodes and I know it will be one of yours too! Follow Kenzie on IG: @kenzieelizabeth  Follow ILYSM podcast on IG: @ilysmpodcast Follow Kenzie on YouTube: http://youtube.com/kenzieelizabeth Check out all of Kenzie’s links HERE: https://linktr.ee/kenzieelizabeth Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
42:11
December 30, 2019
Ep. 39: Building A Million-Dollar Coaching Business + Empowering Female Entrepreneurs with Katie DePaola from Inner Glow Circle
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interview Katie DePaola. Katie is the founder of Inner Glow Circle, the only all women, all virtual accredited coach training company. We learn all about how she created her million-dollar coaching business. In this episode we talk about the coaching industry, Katie’s inspiration behind Inner Glow Circle, starting your own company and so much more. If you want to hear more about turning your hobbies into a business, then this episode is for you. I can’t wait for you all to listen!  Follow Inner Glow Circle on Instagram: @innerglowcircle Follow Katie on Instagram: @itskatiedealpaola  Check out the Inner Glow Circle Website HERE: https://innerglowcircle.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
47:08
December 16, 2019
Ep. 38: Interviewing a Life and Business Coach on How To Find Your Passion, Stay Motivated, and Reach Your Goals ft. Kelsey Murphy
Hi everyone! Welcome back to The Real Reel podcast. Today's episode I talk to a life and business coach, Kelsey Murphy. Kelsey is a coach to some Fortune 500 clients, she has her own podcast, and works with industry leaders like Marie Forleo- she is one of the most motivational and successful people I have come across. We talk about how to reach your goals and find your passion- especially when you have no idea what that might be- and how to really live your dream life. It is such an inspiring episode and I hope you love it.  Kelsey's podcast:  The Whiskey and Work Podcast Follow Kelsey on Instagram @kelseymurphy Kelsey's website Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support Record a voice message to be featured in an episode! https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/message
59:02
December 9, 2019
Ep. 37: Interviewing the Head of Influencer Marketing at GoDaddy and Hearing the Business Side of Working with Influencers ft. Haley Uzelac
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interview Haley Uzelac. Haley is the head of influencer partnerships at GoDaddy as well as a beauty and lifestyle blogger. In this episode we talk all about not knowing your exact career path after college, not loving your first job, and how to find what you are really meant to do. We also talk about GoDaddy, going from working your day job to working for yourself at night and all of the in between moments. This is truly one of my all time favorite episodes and I’m so excited to share it with you! Feals has me feeling my best every day and it can help you too.  Become a member today by going to https://feals.com/real and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping Follow Haley on Instagram: @hopefullymuzing Check out Haley’s youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMMJiBAgx1OAEzDld941uGQ Check out Haley’s blog here: https://hopefullymuzing.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
49:55
December 2, 2019
Ep. 36: Being on Project Runway to Being Creative Director of a Chainsmokers Video and Never Giving Up ft. Molly Elizabeth
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interview Molly Elizabeth. Molly is a fashion designer and stylist who is currently living in LA. Molly is 20 years old and has already had an AMAZING career. She was on Project Runway Junior and recently was creative director and  styled a Chainsmokers music video. This episode is so amazing and I learned so much from her. Check it out and you won’t regret it! Follow Molly on Instagram: @mollyelizabethdesigns Check out Molly’s website here Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
45:46
November 25, 2019
Ep. 35: Creating A Travel Startup, Difference Between Being Your Own Boss and Working for Yourself ft. Natasha Hoskins
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interview Natasha Hoskins. Natasha is an entrepreneur who started her own travel startup business called AllCall. We talk all about going to college in New York City, her inspiration for starting AllCall and what it’s like starting your own business. There’s so much amazing information in this episode and I know you will all love it as much as I do! Follow Natasha on Instagram: @allcall Check out AllCall here  Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
44:25
November 18, 2019
Ep. 34: What It Is Really Like Being a Female in Engineering and in the Auto-motive Industry ft. Sophia Dancel
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interview Sophia Dancel. She is a female engineer who graduated with her degree in Mechanical Engineering. She now works for in the auto-motive industry and is one of thee only women in her field. She never has let that stop her or deter her from following her dreams of what she wants to do. She talks about what it is like to be in engineering, the classwork, the hard tests, a few all nighters, and what post-grad is like. I think you will really love this episode. Follow Sophia on Instagram: @sophiadancel Subscribe to Sophia's YouTube: Sophia Dancel Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support 
41:18
November 12, 2019
Ep. 33: Quitting Your Job to be a Full Time YouTuber, Finding a New Normal, and Working for Yourself ft. Brooke Miccio
In today's episode of The Real Reel podcast, I interview long-time requester- Brooke Miccio! She is the most requested guest on the podcast. I interviewed this gal on the go when I visited Boston and we sat down and had a long talk as friends. We talk about her transition from corporate to full-time social media content creator. She is a YouTuber and Podcaster and has so much in store for her. Get ready to hear about what it was like quitting her job, her new routine, what she hopes to do with her new normal life, and a lot more.  For 30% off your first month’s subscriptions at LOLA, visit http://www.mylola.com and enter realreel when you subscribe! Follow Brooke: @brookemiccio  Subscribe to Brooke's YouTube  Listen to Gals on the Go podcast  Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
43:26
November 4, 2019
Ep. 32: What It Really Means to Be Healthy from a Registered Dietician and Health Coach ft. Tamar Samuels
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast, I interview registered dietician and health coach, Tamar Samuels. I was able to ask her questions about what it really means to be healthy, how to eat healthy on a budget, what she thinks of these fad diets, and what does she really think about all of those fit teas?! (but really...) We talk openly and candidly about the misconceptions of health and it was great hearing her input on it. Hope this episode helps and is informative!  Health coaching credentialing and certification: https://nbhwc.org/ Misfit Market (cheap from the farm veggies): https://www.misfitsmarket.com/ When to choose organic options: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/dirty-dozen.php Tamar's website: AllGreatNutrition.com Tamar's Instagram: @allgreatnutrition Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
39:16
October 29, 2019
Ep. 31: Moving to NYC to Become A Professional Dancer, What A Dance Major is like, and Pursuing Your Passion with Liz Cousar
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast, I interview Liz Cousar- she is a professional dancer in New York City. She graduated from East Carolina University with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography and moved to NYC to pursue her passion. She talks about what being a dance major is like, why she decided to make the move to NYC, getting another part-time nannying job, making connections and more. This episode really feels like sitting down and chatting with a friend about life. Hope you enjoy! Follow Liz: @lizcousar Subscribe to her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLHCdA3agyryCg12LCVWnvw My website: nataliebarbu.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
33:47
October 21, 2019
Ep. 30: Starting a Podcast with Your Best Friend, Launching a Creative Business, and Expanding Your Brand ft. Siena Mirabella and Emily Duong
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast, I interview Siena Mirabella and Emily Duong from the Young and Ambitious podcast. They are two best friends who went into business together by starting a podcast. Each motivating and inspiring in their own right, this episode is filled with motivating tips on how to start a podcast, a business, and be successful along the way. Siena is a YouTube with over 1 million subscribers and has been on the platform since she was 12 years old. She also has expanded into her own blog and the podcast. Emily is a recent college grad and business owner. She started her business of create figure skating dresses in high school and now has expanded to a podcast. Listen to hear how these girl bosses manage it all and how they succeed at everything. Follow Siena: @siena_mirabella Follow Emily: @emilyeduong Follow Young and Ambitious: @young.and.ambitious Listen to Young and Ambitious: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/young-ambitious/id1459816082?i=1000444580912 My website: nataliebarbu.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support
44:00
October 14, 2019
Ep. 29: How to Start Your Side Hustle, Having a Productive Day, and Organizing Your Calendar with Natalie Barbu
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast, I am doing a solo episode! This is my first solo episode in a long time. I am talking all about side hustles and productivity. Side hustles are extra ways to generate income so you can really do what you love. This is in addition to your full-time job or being a full-time student. It can be a lot managing your time but in this episode, I get specific on ways to have a productive way and focus on your side hustles.  I give tips on how to start one and how to think of one, I talk you through what I did when I had a corporate job, give you guys specifics on how I organize and use my Google Calendar, and tell you what it takes to have your most productive day.  My website launching October 9: nataliebarbu.com Get 40% off MEALPAL by clicking this link: https://try.mealpal.com/nataliebarbu/ Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com
31:51
October 7, 2019
Ep. 28: Interviewing the Founder of a BitCoin Wallet, How To Start a Tech-Based Company, and What No One Tells You of Entrepreneurship ft. Deana Burke
In today's episode, Natalie interviews Deana Burke, the founder of Gracias- a fun way to gift Bitcoin to your friends. She created this tech-based Bitcoin wallet meant to encourage everyone to learn more and invest in cryptocurrency. This episode Deana talks about the realities of starting a company, what her first company taught her, how to start a tech-based company, speaking with investors, and so much more. Deana is a true entrepreneur and I can't wait for you to hear what she has to say! Enter the $100 Glossier Gift Card giveaway by downloading Gracias through this link: https://r.getgracias.com/s/k1aw Follow Gracias: @getgracias Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com
39:14
September 30, 2019
Ep. 27: Coping with Trauma and Grief, Going to Therapy, and Starting the Unbreakable Organization ft. Five Foot One Teacher
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast, I interview Britt- aka Five Foot One Teacher. She is an educator, YouTuber, and now the founder of the Unbreakable Org. She just wrapped up her second year of teaching at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where she first-hand experienced the tragedy that happened February of last year.  We talk about what it means to be a teacher, when it is time to be strong and give yourself time to recharge, coping with grief and trauma, how to heal, going to therapy, and why she decided to start the Unbreakable Org. Britt is a ray of light and even in darkness, she finds hope. I can't wait for you to listen. Follow Britt: @fivefootoneteacher Subscribe to Britt: Five Foot One Teacher Follow the Unbreakable Org: @theunbreakableorg Learn more about the Unbreakable Org: www.theunbreakableorg.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com
44:30
September 23, 2019
Ep. 26: How To Start A Successful YouTube Channel, Dealing with Haters, and Being Authentic ft. Maggie MacDonald
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast, I interview YouTuber and Influencer, Maggie MacDonald. She started her YouTube channel 3 years ago and has gained 250,000 subscribers from being authentically herself and a positive and inspiring influence to everyone who comes across her videos. We talk about how she got her start on YouTube, dealing with hate comments and getting made fun of, and give some pieces of advice for anyone else who wants to start on YouTube.  Subscribe to Maggie: Maggie MacDonald Follow Maggie: @maggiemacdonald Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com
38:55
September 16, 2019
Ep. 25: Taking the Leap To Go Full-Time on Your Side Hustle, Being a Photographer in NYC, and the Uncertainties of An Entrepreneur ft. Shelly Xu
In this episode of The Real Reel Podcast, I interview my friend and photographer- Shelly!  She is an NYC based photographer. She decided to take the leap and go full-time with it after only 2 years of starting her photography. We talk about logistics of starting a business, taking the leap and quitting your job, the uncertainty of going full-time, and getting a part-time job while doing what you love.  For 40% off all subscriptions at LOLA, visit http://www.mylola.com and enter "realreel" when you subscribe! Follow Shelly's Photo Instagram: @someshellyphotography  Follow Shelly's Personal Instagram: @shelly.xu Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com
35:41
September 9, 2019
Ep. 24: Being A Student Athlete, Growing on YouTube, and When It's Time to Shut Down A Business ft. Jessica Howell
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast, I interview Jessica Howell. She is a YouTuber who films vlogs, fashion, beauty, and health videos and is absolutely killing it on YouTube. She has created an engaged audience that loves watching her life. She is one of my best friends and I loved that this podcast episode was like chatting with a friend. We talk about her being a student athlete of not one, but TWO sports, what it is like being on YouTube and how to create an engaged audience, about her online store and why she realized it was time to shut it down, and planning a wedding. Sit back and listen to two friends chatting about life. For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to https://takecareof.com and enter realreel Follow Jessica: @jessicahowel Jessica's YouTube: Jessica Howell Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com
39:20
September 3, 2019
Ep. 23: Being an International Student, Adjusting to Culture Shock, and Going After Your Dreams ft. Giuliana Bernini
On this week’s episode of The Real Reel, I interviewed Giuliana Bernini, a long time friend and international student. She came from Costa Rica to attend North Carolina State University and pursue her dreams. She now lives in New York. As an international student, Giuliana shares the stories of many challenges she faced. She talks about culture shock, the differences between the life she knew, the life she has now, as well as a lot of challenges she is still facing. Tune in to learn about what keeps Giuliana motivated, how she found her path in life, and to hear all about what she has learned this far. Hope you enjoy! --- For a total of $75 off, that’s $25 off each of your first 3 boxes, go to https://greenchef.com/real75 --- Follow Giuliana: Instagram: @giulianaberninis Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com
43:23
August 26, 2019
Ep. 22: Being Homeless in College, Working Multiple Jobs, and Living All Over The World ft. Rabia Shiekh
On this week’s episode of The Real Reel Podcast, Natalie interviews long-time friend, world-traveler, and grad student, Rabia Sheikh. Rabia has lived all around the world and tells us a little bit about the challenges she faced but also told stories about pleasant memories she has and what has made her experiences so special.  We talk about what it’s like to change your career path so late in your college career, how important family is, and how hardships held many valuable lessons. Rabia eventually began homeless in college and needed to work multiple jobs to support her family. Her family dynamic has also shifted dramatically and she has dealt with loss at a young age.  Rabia has learned a lot this far in her life. Tune in and you just might learn something as well. Hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  Follow Rabia: Instagram: @radbabz Where can you find us?  Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com 
36:55
August 19, 2019
Ep. 21: Interviewing the Founder of WAYV- All About Starting A Company Right Out of College ft. Julia Haber
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast, Natalie interviews the CEO of WAYV. Julia started WAYV- a company that is bringing brands and college students together through pop-up shops. She graduated from Syracuse University and instead of following the "traditional" route of a corporate job, she became CEO of her own company. We talk about the challenges of starting a company, what it is like to be a young woman founder, creating your own major, the importance of connections and so much more. Julia lives in NYC and is busy being a boss every single day. Hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast! Follow Julia: @juliahaber Follow WAYV: @ourwayv Learn more about WAYV: https://www.ourwayv.com/ Where can you find us?  Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com 
36:29
August 12, 2019
Ep. 20: Being A High Schooler Today, Choosing Not To Go To College, and Chasing Your Dreams at 17 ft. Jada Jones
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast, I interview Jada Jones- a 17 year old BOSS. She is graduating high school a year early to pursue her creative passions in dance, theatre, and the arts. She has her own YouTube channel, podcast, and teaches dance classes. Her unconventional path to not go to college is only the beginning of everything she will achieve! I can't wait for you to listen to all of Jada's advice.  We talk about what high school is like in 2019 with social media being so prevalent, what her plans are after high school, and how she plans on going after her dreams at only 17 years old.  Jada's Instagram: @jadajonesss Jada's YouTube: Jada Jones Jada's Podcast: HighKey AdulTeen Where can you find us?  Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com 
39:30
August 5, 2019
Ep. 19: What It Is Like Growing Up on YouTube, Going From College to Corporate, and Sharing Your Faith ft. Michelle Reed
On this week’s episode of The Real Reel with Natalie Barbu, we hear from fellow YouTuber, Michelle Reed. Michelle started her channel when she was in sixth grade. She is now a college graduate, living in New York City, and working a 9-5 corporate job! She shares her story about what it was like growing up on Youtube and how it has changed over the years.  Michelle shares some advice on starting a Youtube channel, talks about what it’s really like living in New York City, and all the things she has learned on this journey this far. Tune in to listen!  Michelle’s Instagram: @michellereed  Michelle’s Youtube For $20 off a suitcase, visit https://www.awaytravel.com/realreel url and use promo code realreel during checkout! Where can you find us?  Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com  
46:33
July 29, 2019
Ep 18. What Guys Really Think About Girls: Interviewing My Two Male Friends
Welcome back to The Real Reel podcast with Natalie Barbu! In today's episode, I interview my two friends- Jason and Dan. I asked you on my Instagram to ask me any questions you had for these guys and you came through with tons of good questions. I had so much fun and laughed- a lot- recording this episode.  We talk about girls making the first move, guys using pick up lines and whether or not they know when they are being creepy (or douchbags!), what are their dealbreakers when it comes to dating, plus a whole lot more. It was an entertaining and lighthearted episode picking their brains and hearing their answers to your questions.  Also, please note- these are some random people's opinions and should not change the way anyone views themselves! Or you shouldn't take these seriously. :) Hope you enjoy the episode!  Where can you find us?  Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com  
32:55
July 23, 2019
Ep 17. What It Is Really Like Being in Law School, Balancing YouTube + Law School, and Dealing with Negative Comments ft. Lipsticks and Lattes
On today’s episode of The Real Reel with Natalie Barbu, she interviews third year law student, Grace, who you might know as Lipsticks and Lattes. She talks all about what it is really like to be a law student and how she manages to balance her life. Grace offers insightful tips on time management offers words of encouragement that anyone can benefit from.  Tune in to hear Grace’s story about how she decided she wanted to go to law school, a little about what it is like to live in New York City, and how you too can take the next steps to achieving your dreams.  Follow Grace: @lipsticksndlattes  Grace’s Youtube: Lipsticksandlattes   Where can you find us?  Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com  
37:51
July 15, 2019
Ep 16: Interviewing a Slime YouTuber- How She Got Into Slime, Operating A Slime Warehouse, and Creating An Empire ft. Nichole Jacklyne
In today’s episode of The Real Reel Podcast, Natalie interviews Nichole Jacklyne- a slime youtuber! Or some might say, a slime queen. We wanted to discuss the slime industry and what it all entails. Nichole shares her story on how she got started on YouTube and how she went  from making Life Hack videos to being a slime youtuber and operating her own slime shop. Natalie asks all about her business, how she started it, how she runs it and how she is building an empire! She has employees and a warehouse to prove it, too. Welcome this boss and entrepreneur, Nichole Jacklyne, to the podcast.  Follow Nichole Jacklyne: @nicholejacklyne Follow Slime by Jacklyne: @slimebyjacklyne Nichole's YouTube: YouTube Nichole's Vlog Channel: Vlogs  Nichole's Slime Shop: Slime Shop Where can you find us?  Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com  
49:35
July 8, 2019
Ep 15. Founder of a Women's Empowerment Conference and How She Started a Global Conference in College ft. Ingrid Harb
On today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with Natalie Barbu, Natalie interviews Ingrid Harb- the founder of the Women's Ambassador Forum. The Women's Ambassador Forum is a global women's conference that brings people from all over the world together and helps them see their potential and help them grow. Ingrid started WAF when she was a 20-year old college student in Texas. Growing up in Mexico, she realized how different the cultures treated women. While attending a conference led by Harvard University professors,  she sparked an idea to create something like this but for women all over the world.  Listen to this episode to hear how she got the idea, raised money for these events, and how her conferences grew to the size they are today.  -- Thanks to our sponsor, Care/of! For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to https://takecareof.com and enter: realreel -- Follow Women's Ambassador Forum: @wafintl Women's Ambassador Forum site: https://womenaf.org/ Where can you find us?  IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com 
57:30
July 1, 2019
Ep 14. Starting a Consulting Company at 17, Conferences, and Her Own Product Line- What It Is Like Being an Entrepreneur in College ft. Hannah Ashton
Hi everyone! Welcome back to The Real Reel Podcast with Natalie Barbu. This episode I interview a true entrepreneur, Hannah Ashton. When you look at Hannah's resume, you must think she is in her late twenties or even older. She has accomplished so much and is such a hard worker in everything she does. But nope, she just completed her freshman year of college at Belmont University.  Hannah began making videos early on. She always had an entrepreneurial spirit. She then decided to begin her own consulting and coaching company at only 17 years old. And it was successful! She was coaching women of all different walks of life and ages. She also has a podcast, the Dream Achieve Podcast, and she just launched her first product- the Dream Achieve Workbook.  I am so excited for you to hear Hannah's story.  Her website: http://hannahashton.com/ Follow Hannah: @misshannahashton Hannah's podcast: Dream Achieve Podcast: Click Here to Listen Hannah's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFwZutfqUGmN1Yc1YcROWkQ Dream Achieve Workbook: Find it Here Where can you find us?  IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com 
51:02
June 24, 2019
Ep 13. Vogue's 73 Questions with Natalie Barbu
In today's episode of the Real Reel Podcast, it is a little bit different. Instead of interviewing someone, I get interviewed! This is a fun way to get to know me. I answer 73 Questions. This is inspired by Vogue's 73 Questions and had so much fun with it. We talk about some of my favorites, my routines, the bachelorette (and who I love and don't love so much), and way more.  My assistant, Gabby, had a blast finding these questions and we just had a day recording this. If you want to swap it and have me interview my assistant, let me know. Where can you find us?  Natalie Barbu: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com 
33:03
June 17, 2019
Ep 12. Interviewing my Immigrant Parents: How They Came to the US, How they Met, and Why They Left Their Countries
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu I interview my immigrant parents on their story. My dad is from Romania and came to the United States when he was 18. He had to leave a communist country with his family and he shares his story from immigrant to successful business owner on the podcast. My mom is from Honduras and came to the United States as an international student at 18. She shares her story on studying engineering in the U.S. and thinking of moving back to staying here and becoming a citizen.  They share their immigration story, how they became citizens, how they met, why they left their home countries, and how to be successful.  Keep listening to hear more! Where can you find us?  Natalie Barbu: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com 
50:16
June 10, 2019
Ep 11. Moving Across the Country at 18, Not Going Straight to College, Becoming a Doula and Finding Yourself ft. Ariana Martinez
In today’s episode of The Real Reel podcast with Natalie Barbu, I interviewed a doula - Ariana Martinez.  We talk about her life, how she got to where she is today, and looked into the life of a doula! Ariana did not take the most “conventional” path right out of high school, but her adventures and unique journey have turned her into the special person that she is today. She has lived in North Carolina, California, and Chicago but made her way back home. She takes us through her life journey this far and shares some pivotal lessons she learned. We also dive into the business side of her career, from how she gets hired, to the services she provides, up until what she does after the birth. Listen in on this episode to hear her story and learn about the ins and outs of being a doula!  Follow Ariana: @arianaclaire  Her business: @ceremonia.healing  Doula Business (Ceremonia Birth and Healing) owned by Ariana and Jessica- her partner doula.  Where can you find us?  IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com 
1:00:56
June 3, 2019
Ep 10. What It Is Like Working for a Successful YouTuber, Breaking into the Entertainment Industry, and Behind the Scenes of Producing a YouTube Video ft. Taylor King
Welcome to episode ten of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu. In today’s episode, I interview my friend, Taylor King. Also known as TK from TK’s Juicy Pod. Her job is something that would not have existed a few years ago. She is the Production Coordinator for the incredibly successful YouTuber, Alisha Marie. Not only are her and Alisha friends, but she works side-by-side with her and helps her brainstorm video ideas, get setup to film, and make her videos come to life. At only 21 years old, she has her dream job. Taylor is from Indiana and left for LA at 18 to attend college and get a degree from FIDM. She previously worked at CBS, made tons of connection along the way, and now she works for Alisha. We talk about what it is like to work for a YouTuber and the behind the scenes of creating and producing a YouTube video, having your boss be one of your best friends, and how to get into the entertainment industry.  I hope you love this episode with the super bubbly and incredibly hard working Taylor King! Be sure to check out her Instagram to participate in her very juicy polls and then hear her discuss them with her fun guests on her podcast.  Follow Taylor: @tksjuicypolls Listen to her podcast: TK's Juicy Pods Alisha Marie's channel: Alisha Marie Where can you find us?  IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com 
43:46
May 28, 2019
Ep 9. From Business to Photographer, Finding Your Passion After College, and the Realities of Working Your Dream Job ft. Grant Stemler
In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast, Natalie interviews Grant Stemler, a photographer based in Miami, Florida who took a not-so-ordinary path to get to where he is today.  Grant started off as business major at the University of Florida. He never considered working the creative field when going to college and no one in his family worked into a creative industries. So when Grant decided to buy a camera and pursue photography, it was a very random transition. What started as a hobby and something he was curious to learn turned into finding his passion and his dream job. He took on a bunch of random jobs from selling insurance to managing a co-working space until he got a job doing what he loved, photography.  Grant now works as a full-time photographer and in this episode we talk about his path to get to where he is today, what being a photographer is really like- so if you're one of those people who think its an easy  job or anyone can do it- listen to this episode. We also talk about his favorite parts of his jobs, long term goals, building his personal brand, and also what it is like working with influencers as a photographer.  If you are curious about the business of photography or just want to see how someone in their early twenties discovered their passion AFTER college graduation, then keep on listening. Follow Grant: @grantstemler Where can you find us?  IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Show Notes: https://therealreelpodcast.com 
49:49
May 20, 2019
Ep 8. Sliding into DMs to Land Your Dream Career, Moving to NYC without a Job, and Tips on Post-Grad Life ft. Madison White
In todays episode, I interview my friend and overall girlboss- Madison White! She is a freelance photographer, works at a PR agency, and also helps out with a fellow NYC influencer. And she got all of these opportunities the unconventional way. She got these opportunities and landed her dream jobs through Instagram. Yup, she slid in the DMs. We talk about how she moved to NYC and how she decided New York was the right place for her, how she found a job and what did and didn't work in her job search, and the realities of living in NYC as a twenty-something woman. (The rumors are true- dating is hard!)  Listen and take some notes for how you can score your dream job and live in the city that never sleeps!  Follow Madison's IG: @itsmadisonlane Follow Madison's photography IG: @madisonlanephoto Where can you find us?  IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Show Notes: https://therealreelpodcast.com
53:12
May 13, 2019
Ep 7. How to Make Money as a YouTuber: EVERYTHING You Need to Know
Today we are talking about a job I am very familiar with. I have been doing YouTube for 7 years now and it definitely has changed a lot. When I started I don’t even think Adsense was a thing. I don’t even know if Google had owned YouTube yet. You could not make money off of it, and the term “influencer” or “YouTuber” were not yet a thing. I have looked up countless of articles on how YouTubers make money, how influencers make money, etc. because I am curious on what others have to say about it. And let me tell you- the numbers are off. Influencers are getting paid way more what the numbers say. I feel like I have some knowledge in the area of youtube and how to make money. I am making a livable wage off of it which is insane. Never would I have believed that at 22 I could be doing what 15 year old me started. I am so blessed and so thankful. And because of that, I want to be transparent. I want to tell you how much you can make and how to make it. So if you are wanting to become a YouTuber, or just curious on how we make money… keep listening. Natalie's instagram: @nataliebarbu Where can you find us?  IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Show Notes: https://therealreelpodcast.com
42:43
May 6, 2019
Ep 6. Being a YouTuber/Influencer in College, Dating Apps, and Dating Stories in LA ft. Tasha Farsaci
In today's episode, I interviewed a lifestyle and fashion YouTuber and Influencer- Tasha Farsaci. She is a 22 year old living in Los Angeles and goes to University of Southern California studying communications. We talk about her choice of moving to LA and going to college here and what it is like being a YouTuber while also being in school and her after-graduation plans. Plus, she shares some hilarious dating stories- or horror stories. She is very honest and open in this interview. It feels like just two friends catching up when you listen to this episode.  Follow Tasha: @tasha (yup, it's just her name.) Tasha's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/fiercelytasha Where can you find us?  IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Show Notes: https://therealreelpodcast.com
36:33
April 29, 2019
Ep 5. How an 18-year old broke into the fashion designing world and started a clothing line ft. Zoey Reva
Zoey Reva is a lifestyle clothing brand that gets its influences from the warm Miami city. Meet Zoey- the creator of Zoey Reva. She started this clothing brand the day after her senior year finals in high school at only 18 years old. Zoey had zero experience in the fashion world. She is 100% self-taught fashion designer. She learned by doing and she learned along the way.  She started Zoey Reva as a wholesale brand where she would design the clothing and sell it to boutiques and department stores across the country. As her vision changed, she wanted to become closer to her customers. So she completely switched her business plan- she was going to sell direct to consumer. Now, Zoey Reva is a lifestyle brand that talks to their customers and sells affordable and timeless pieces.  Listen to this episode to hear her story and learn a few business lessons that Zoey learned along the way.  Shop her store: https://www.zoeyreva.com Follow Zoey Reva: @zoeyreva Where can you find us? Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/
45:12
April 22, 2019
Ep 4. Being a Middle School Teacher at 23- Facing Your Fears, Doing What You Are Called To Do, and Realizing Your Privilege ft. Katy Colvin
The world- and your social media feeds- are all full of everyone’s highlight reels. But in this podcast, I want to expose real life, real people, real jobs, and the real reel. Today, I wanted to bring a very special guest- a 7th grade teacher. I am so excited for you to hear this episode about the real life of a teacher and learn some things you might not know about this very under-recognized profession. Get ready to reflect, laugh, and learn! Meet my best friend, Katy- who also happens to be a middle school teacher. She graduated college from UNC Charlotte with a degree in English. She is one of the kindest people I know with a huge heart and definitely one of my only friends who has the patience to deal with middle schoolers. Katy did not originally plan to teach. She did not even go to college for it. Until one day, she had a quarter-life crisis and realize she was not where she needed to be. So she deferred her grad school, switched up her career, packed her bags and moved to the Dominican Republic to teach. She did not have any experience besides tutoring and she didn't even speak the language- but she found her calling. To become a teacher. She now teaches  7th grade English in Charlotte, NC and here is her story...  Follow Katy: @katy_colvin or follow her food  instagram: @katyeatsclt Where can you find us? Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/
50:06
April 16, 2019
Ep 3. All About Grad School: Differences Between Undergrad and Grad School, What it is Really Like, and about Occupational Therapy
There are so many different paths to choose from once you graduate college. Do I move to a new city? Do I move back home to save money? Should I enter the workforce? Should I go to grad school? It can be daunting. In today’s episode, I bring on someone very close to me- my cousin! She has been in a few videos of mine and is always open to giving advice and sharing her story so I thought she would be the perfect guest to have on the podcast. She is a 23 year old grad student at the University of Florida. She is studying to become an Occupational Therapist and is already almost done with her masters degree!  In this episode we talk about why grad school was the right path for her, how she really feels about it now that she is almost done, and debunk and proving true some common myths about it.  Follow Naomi: @naomicbarb Where can you find us? Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/
29:06
April 8, 2019
Ep 2. What It is Really Like Moving Across the Country and Living in Los Angeles
Welcome to the Real Reel Podcast with Natalie Barbu. In episode two, I bring on my best friend and college roommate- Ali Velas.  Ali recently graduated from NC State with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. She was unhappy in her apartment leasing job after college and decided to pick up and move to Los Angeles, California. Her and her boyfriend moved in together and drove her car all the way across the country. We talk about how to make the decision to move, what it is really like moving, how to budget, planning a move, and what it is like to move to LA. The highs and lows and everything in between. This is the Real Reel.  Follow Ali: @alivelas  Where can you find us? Show Notes: https://www.therealreelpodcast.com IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/
43:40
April 1, 2019
Ep 1. Meet Natalie Barbu- Engineer, Consultant, Entrepreneur, and Full Time YouTuber
Welcome to the very first episode of The Real Reel Podcast with Natalie Barbu. In today's episode Natalie talks about her story on how she got to where she is today. Natalie started making her YouTube videos in high school, before being an "influencer" was a real job. That word was not yet in the dictionary yet. She then went off to college to pursue a degree in Industrial Engineering. All while still growing her personal brand and continuing to make YouTube videos. After college, she started her own online store- shopbarbu.com and also, got a regular job post-college to work for one of the largest consulting companies. Listen in to hear her journey. 
34:14
March 25, 2019
Introducing The Real Reel Podcast with Natalie Barbu
Welcome to The Real Reel Podcast with Natalie Barbu! Natalie is already a YouTuber/Influencer, business owner, and consultant in corporate America. And now- podcaster.  The world- and especially social media- is filled with people's highlight reels. I am here to talk about the real reel. We are going to be sitting down talking about real people, real jobs, real lives- the real reel.  Where can you find us? IG: @therealreelpodcast Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/
08:15
March 14, 2019
Welcome to The Real Reel Podcast
Welcome to the Real Reel Podcast with Natalie Barbu. Social media might be your highlight reel, but we are here to talk about the real reel. New episodes every Monday. 
00:35
March 12, 2019