Shift The Plan | Where It Is Never Too Late To Change The Game

Shift The Plan | Where It Is Never Too Late To Change The Game

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Shift The Plan spotlights business owners who are not afraid to make shifts and change the game. Join Rhonda Evans for weekly episodes and be empowered by stories about business, marriage, parenting, self love, and so much more.
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Shift The Plan spotlights business owners who are not afraid to make shifts and change the game. Join Rhonda Evans for weekly episodes and be empowered by stories about business, marriage, parenting, self love, and so much more.
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How My HBCU Saved My Life with Travis P. Jackson
EP 40 Travis P. Jackson is a 2011 graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. Travis is the CEO and Founder of HBCU Pride Nation (HPN), an engaging online platform with over 250,000 followers that promotes the connectivity, significance and pride of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in an effort to increase their positive awareness and enrollment. HBCU Pride Nation has provided social media marketing services for Cracker Barrel, OneUnited Bank, The Celebration Bowl (National HBCU Football Championship), Toyota Go Green, Honda Battle of the Bands, Ford HBCU Challenge, Regions Bank, the CIAA, the National Black MBA Association and others. On a regular HBCU Pride Nation reaches between 150k-300k people a week and receives 850k-1.5M impressions a week. As a motivational speaker he teaches leadership through the game of Jenga. He has done his workshop at the National Black College Hall of Fame, CIAA, The Kings and Queens Connection Konference in New Orleans, the NASAP conference and many other college events across the country. Travis was honored as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” African-American entrepreneurs in Charlotte by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce and has received numerous honors such as the “Emerging Leader of the Year” by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame and "HBCU Top 30 Under 30" by HBCUBuzz. He was recently honored as a graduate of the inaugural class of Next Level Leadership Inc., a nonprofit that empowers African-Americans to lead in Charlotte. Over the past two years, Travis has developed and executed an amazing event called the Hillman Experience where over $1.5M in scholarships were given out to students, nearly 3000 students have attended, over 50 HBCU's have come to admit students on the spot. The event includes a pep rally, alumni panel discussion, college fair and more. He serves as the social media manager for James “Smuggie” Mitchell, City Councilman At-Large and the Chair of Economic Development for the City of Charlotte. Travis recently had his biggest speaking engagements yet as a speaker for the US Black Chamber of Commerce Conference in Washington, DC. He was honored as an “US Emerging Leader in Business” and spoke on “How to Build Big Brands on Social Media”. Also in October Travis was a featured speaker on “Sister Circle”, a popular media outlet in Atlanta, GA, to talk about the significance of HBCUs. Lastly, Travis serves as a board member on the Board of Directors for iSpeakNow, A nonprofit that instills passion, pride, and confidence in children and young adults so that they recognize their future is limitless by providing mutually positive and interactive learning environments for children and young adults. Shiftmakers to look out for:  Butterfly Anderson @butterfly.betterfly ______ Connect: IG:  Instagram: @travispjackson | @hbcupridenation Website: https://hbcuprideshop.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58rhkf_5C0o&feature=youtu.be ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt  ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify
57:33
November 18, 2019
Blogging & Brands | Kicks & Fros with Melissa Chanel
EP 39 Melissa Chanel is the Founder and voice of MelissaChanel.com, a one-stop-shop for all things beauty, travel, and fashion for her fellow girls next door. With creative content and eye-catching visuals, Melissa has dedicated her website to providing daily inspiration, sparking thought-provoking discussions, and empowering women and girls to live their best lives while loving the skin they're in. Her readers enjoy an exclusive peek into her world of fashion, where she takes them everywhere from Fashion Week to beauty expos, and her travel diaries put you in the front seat of every road trip and international tour. Melissa Chanel is your ultimate girly girl and is your go-to gal for the inside scoop on beauty, fashion, and virtual "girl talk" worldwide! Shiftmakers to look out for: Janna Hall @leapinnovativegroup ______ Connect:  Facebook: Melissa Chanel Instagram: @melissachanel Twitter: @melissachanel2 Melissachanel.com ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify
45:20
November 13, 2019
How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome with Michelle Gomez
EP. 38 Michelle Gomez, The Latina Career Coach, is an accomplished corporate sales professional with over two decades of riding the waves of the corporate structure as a first-generation Latina-American. The first in her family to graduate from college, she has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and a certification in Broadcast Journalism. Throughout her career, Michelle has been an advocate for women in the workforce; leading the charge in speaking forums, business articles and networking events. Michelle has personally mentored and coached dozens of men and women toward achieving their academic and career goals. She’s inspired others to reach for their goals with a sense of confidence and trust in their own value. Through resume reviews, mock interviews, and focus on presentation, she has helped dozens of men and women prepare and position themselves as strong candidates for the career or role they desire. Michelle has also advocated for a healthy work/life balance through her blog posts at www.michellemgomez.com; providing insight on practical methods for creating balance and wellness in daily pursuits. ______ Shiftmakers to look out for: Eneida @anxietyfor1 ______ Connect: IG: Instagram: @mgsuccesscoach Website: https://www.michellemgomez.com ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify
56:35
November 7, 2019
Transforming your Pain into Purpose with Lisa Brown
Ep. 37 Lisa Brown is a Divorced Mother Of Two Children ages 23 and 21. She currently owns She Got Style Boutique and Sitting Pretty Glam Bar. She was shot 3 times back in October 2017 and is telling her story through her first novel “He Almost Had Me!”  Her goal is to show women how to transform their pain into their purpose. ______ Shiftmakers to look out for: Karen Lewis https://theangelhouse.org/ ______ Connect: IG: Instagram: @author_ms_lb ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify
47:42
November 7, 2019
"Just Step Over It!" How to Maneuver Through Life's Obstacles to Find Your Purpose with Shawnte Mckinnon
Ep. 36 Shawnte Mckinnon is an unconventionalist. Her path has been marked and shaped by the conundrums of life, which has placed her on a journey of non-traditional choices. Shawnte clearly believes there is definitely “more than one way to skin a cat.” “I believe that there are walls designed to block ‘you’ in particular. Whether it’s physical, mental, or spiritual, there are walls that present themselves from the moment you are formed in your mother’s womb. The key is not to be consumed by those walls, but to work around them by any means necessary. The method is your choice. You can climb over it, pick the wall apart brick by brick, go under it, or walk around it; however, get past those walls. The walls were never designed to move for you—their job is to block you, but you were designed to move beyond it.” It was Shawnte’s walls that led her to enlist in the United States Air Force and subsequently earn her business degree where she then forged a successful career all while working her way up the corporate ladder. Shawnte has now added entrepreneurship to her growing list of accomplishments. Shawnte’s own tumultuous journey of life fueled her passion to help others heal, release and be restored. This passion became the catalyst that led Shawnte to birth her own platform, where she serves as host, creative director and executive producer of The Shawnte Mckinnon Show. Shawnte is also a self-published author of the book “I’ve Got to Comb my Hair,” a riveting story of how God uses pain to direct the paths of our lives and how that pain can be reflective in something as simple as how a woman wears her hair. In addition, Shawnte has worked as a financial professional for more than a decade and even founded her own tax firm in 2014. Shawnte is always striving to help people pursue their best selves—as an author, a business executive or a media personality. ______ Shiftmakers to look out for: Alaina Newbold  https://anchor.fm/shifttheplan/episodes/Your-Past-Does-Not-Define-Your-Future-with-Alaina-Newbold-e468s8 ______ Connect: IG: Instagram: @shawntemckinnon Website: www.shawntemckinnon.com ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify
59:03
October 16, 2019
How To Create The Perfect Pitch To Brands with Enovia Bedford
Ep. 35 Leveraging entrepreneurial vision and drive, I thrive in startup and early stage environments, working to drive profitable growth by partnering companies with industry-leading clients, partners, and sponsors. My experience encompasses diverse industries, with a special talent for marketing, branding, event planning, and relationship building. I pride myself on developing and implementing engaging and impactful experiential marketing activations, influencer programs, workshops, business strategies and campaigns. I have a keen eye for recognizing potential and pinpointing good investments. I honed that skill with Funding Post, an organization that connects rising entrepreneurs with angel investors and venture capitalists worldwide. The group represents a portfolio valued in excess of $100B. In previous roles, I have provided creativity, innovation, and leadership to marketing and branding activities, including experiential, digital, and social media campaigns. Furthermore, I have cultivated sponsorships and partnerships with industry leaders such as Target, Wal-Mart, Candies, JCPenney’s, Top Shop, Airbnb, City of Charlotte, Tito’s, Jack Daniels, Ofo Bikes, and Evo Snacks. I am an effective team leader who astutely manages budgets and all project/campaign resources. I have planned, coordinated, and directed more than 100 large-scale events throughout my career with thousands of attendees. I collaborate well with all levels of professionals, from vendors to street teams to CEOs and marketing/sales executives. I am both creative and strategic, providing vision and direction needed to define company goals, promote a brand to consumers, drive growth, and optimize revenue generation.   ______   Shiftmakers to look out for: Freda Hendley @freetyme80  ______   Connect: IG: Instagram: @novey.b  Website: https://vettdeck.com/  https://blktechinteractive.com/  ______   Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review     ______   Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast   Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans     ______   Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt   ______   Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify
1:04:11
October 10, 2019
How to Network and Build a Brand with Lorri Ashly
If Lorri had to describe herself in one word it would be blessed. This Alabama native has been in Charlotte for 6 years and made her way here by way of her management position in Wells Fargo. While networking and connecting with other millennials, she realized that there was something missing on the Charlotte scene and put her plan into action.   Lorri is the former Creator and Co-Founder of Prosocialites, an events, media, and company. She has led or facilitated over 50 events. She recently launched Gracefully 54:17 that will focus on helping those execute their ideas successfully while she continues to bring innovative events for all to  enjoy. In March 2017, Lorri was chosen to speak at Shaw University during their Slay Week on building your network. In March 2018, Lorri was chosen by Charlotte Five as one of the Most Influential Women of Charlotte on Instagram. In the same month, she was chosen as one of Radio One’s Top Women of Excellence.  In April 2018, she orchestrated the first ever Charlotte Brunch Festival that took place at The Fillmore which had over 800 in attendance. In October 2018, she was recognized and honored amongst her peers by Brahmin for her entrepreneurship and influence in the city.  She has recently added Morning News Contributor to her resume as she is a frequent guest on WCCB News Rising. She is a proud of graduate of The University of Alabama where she majored in Business Marketing and will serve on the board as their Social Media Chair on the Charlotte Alabama Alumni Chapter.  In her downtime, she enjoys time with her family, college football and networking as she quickly learned it’s all about who you know and most importantly who knows you.  ______  Shiftmakers to look out for: @Pnutbuttagellz | @beautytalkwithtam | @hannahshalom ______  Connect: IG: Instagram: @lorriashly | @gracefully5417  Website: linktr.ee/lorriashly  ______  Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review    ______  Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans    ______  Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt  ______  Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify
1:05:19
September 30, 2019
How Giving Really is DOPE with Jania Massey
EP 33 Born in Winston Salem, NC but raised in Charlotte, NC,  Jania was taught to give back at a very young age. She loves helping people to the best of her ability because she knows the value of opportunity. Being raised in a single parent home and having a supportive family to motivate, support and encourage her has been very instrumental in her willingness to help others. She earned her bachelor's in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry and Psychology from Winston Salem State University in 2004 and continued her education by obtaining her Master's in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2007. She has over 11+ years of experience in healthcare industry with knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. She is a member of Junior League Charlotte and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC as well as former board member for several local non profit organizations. She was one of the 2015 40 under 40 honorees at Winston Salem State University. In May 2016, Jania was selected as the 1st US advocate for Mama Hope, a non profit organization who trains impact entrepreneurs from around the world. By December 2016, she was recognized in the Charlotte Observer as one of the, Seven to Watch in 2017, for her work in the Grier Heights community teaching youth ladies in the Stiletto Boss University youth entrepreneurship program. Currently, Jania is running Stiletto Boss University in addition to coaching and consulting for her clients under the JSM Consulting brand. She is also the Co-Founder of Women Entrepreneur 2.0 which empowers women to start their own business within the community. She is an avid volunteer in the community and maintains balance in her life through her relationship with God. For leisure, Jania loves to travel, eat great food and spend time with her family and friends. Her goal is simple, living out loud through implementing her dreams in giving back, making a difference and being the difference in the community. ______ Connect: IG:  Instagram: @dearjania | @jsmconsultingnow Website: https://www.jsmconsultingnow.com/ ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify
1:11:39
July 10, 2019
Bonus Episode: Beyond The Chair with Erica Michelle
Today I am bringing you a bonus episode of Breakout Shift Maker Coach Erica Michelle. She has been in the hair industry for many, many years. She began to see her story in her clients story which led her to go beyond the chair.  Sit back and tune in to her episode as she talks about her transition as a coach.  Connect: IG:  Instagram: @ coachericamichelle ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify
37:17
July 6, 2019
Breathing Life Into Art With Simone Agoussoye
EP 32: Simone Agoussoye, AKA the Aaliyah Artist,  is a DC Born contemporary Artist, and has been painting since she was a child. She loves doing portrait paintings and exploring new ways of painting with unique and different techniques and materials. Simone additionally does public and private paint and sip throughout the DMV area and overall loves inspiring others.  ______ Shiftmakers to look out for:  Daya  @justyurfriend ______ Connect: IG:  Instagram:  @simone_agoussoye  Website:  https://linktr.ee/simone_agoussoye  ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify ______
57:54
July 3, 2019
How To Go With The FLO After Life's Shifts With Veronica Southerland
Ep 30   Addicted to achievement…You’re in great company, with nationally board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, innovator, and serial entrepreneur Veronica Southerland. Vee has made Charlotte her home for the past 13 years. Veronica affectionately known as Vee the NP brings 20 amazing years of experience in healthcare to the table. As currently the owner of her own private medical practice, Advanced Practice Care in Charlotte, she also created FLO HYDRATION & WELLNESS a concierge solution to IV vitamin hydration therapy in a relaxed atmosphere, the comfort of your home/office, or special event. Self care is intentional, and the first step to achieving this balance is from the inside out with good FLO & HYDRATION. ______ ______ Connect: IG:  IG: VeetheNP FB: VeetheNP ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify
1:32:07
June 26, 2019
I'm More Than My Titles with Cory Bennett
EP 31  From Features to Collaboration, Cory K Bennett or known as @CBbusyGrizzly is a male plus sizemodel, brand ambassador and social media influencer who is catching eyes and feels from styling men’s big and tall fashions to his philanthropic work with nonprofits, youth organizations, and community leadership. The North Carolina-based body-positive influencer regularly posts relative content on his social media channels to spread acceptance. ‘CB’ is anxious to work with new brands that are size inclusive to the plus community, while always keeping positive on stages, runways, and print campaigns. ______ Shiftmakers to look out for:  Gavin Boulware @iam_gavinb ______ Connect: IG:  Instagram: @cbbusygrizzly Website: https://www.cbbusygrizzly.com ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify
1:13:46
June 24, 2019
Your Past Does Not Define Your Future with A’laina Newbold
  A'Laina is a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern in the state of Florida and is currently fulfilling the requirements to become a licensed clinician. She dreamt years ago of creating a safe space for women to gather and encourage one another. As a survivor of child abuse, homelessness, and depression, she has sought to bring awareness to this often-misunderstood topic.  She received a Bachelor of Social Work from Florida A&M University and a Master of Social Work with a Clinical Concentration from Florida State University. She’s  held positions within dependency case management as well as adult services. A’laina has also worked with individuals that present with mental health, developmental delays, and substance misuse related issues.  She has created The Therapeutic Couch which is dedicated to breaking the stigma associated with mental health within the African American community, with a focus on African American women young and old. This forum was created to explore healthy ways to address mental health concerns, provide self -care tips, and to discuss positive life styles.  ______ Connect: IG: @grungchic ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spot
57:29
June 5, 2019
A Family that Builds Together: A BYOBLIVE recap with Ramona and Taylore Woods
  Taylore is founder of TayloreMade, LLC In 3.5 years, she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications graduating at the age of 20. She purchased her first home by 21 and second home by 25. Taylore has spent the last five years growing Ashtae Products while teaching seminars to both young and middle-age adults about small business growth hacking and social media marketing strategies. In her spare time, she manages 7 residential properties through her property management business. Michael and Ramona Woods have been married for over 22 years and are the parents of two daughters Taylore and Ashley. In 1994, the couple co-founded Ashtae Products, Inc, a multicultural hair care distribution company that sells products to beauty salon across the US, Canada, and Caribbean Islands.  In 1994, Michael and Ramona Woods, President/CEO and Vice President/CFO respectively, decided to take their experience and passion for the beauty industry to a new level. They recognized the need for a multi-cultural hair care company that served professional salons with high quality products and education. Most of all, the couple sought to help future clients grow their own businesses and prosper. So the couple began their quest by mortgaging their home and sacrificing personal items to raise the necessary cash to start their multicultural hair care brand ASHTAE. The company, Ashtae, is named after their two daughters, Ashley and Taylore. As difficult as it was in the early years of the company, Michael and Ramona never lost sight of their vision. They began by distributing their high quality hair care products from a barn behind their home. Mistakes made during the youth of the company taught them lessons that they now share with other new businesses. Their passion lies in helping people to balance family, faith and finances in order to reach their full potential. ______ Shiftmakers to look out for:  Andrew Nguyen @Brandwithdrew ______ Connect: IG:  Instagram: @ohemgeetaylore / @theramonawoods Facebook: @ohemgeetaylore Website: www.taylorewoods.com Website: https://www.michaelandramonawoods.com ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify
1:05:07
May 29, 2019
Not Just A Pretty Face with Jennifer Michelle
 EP. 27: Jennifer Michelle is a model and talent coach based in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She has walked runways from Miami to New York and across the country in Los Angeles.  Jennifer has been published on Essence.com, The New York Times and internationally with the Guyana Times Newspaper. Her modeling career landed Jennifer the opportunity to host Everyday Runway, serve as fashion correspondent for The CW -WCCB Rising Runway and be featured globally with the hit television show Outcast on HBO and FOX. Transitioning from modeling into television and entertainment, Jennifer now makes her way up the ranks filming some of todays top shows and movies.  She has appeared on three shows with the BET Network, two movies and a number of other television shows.  Jennifer has worked with celebrities Marlon Wayans (Naked, In Living Color, White Chicks, The Wayans Bros), Loretta Devine (Dream Girls, Jumping The Broom, For Colored Girls), Charmin Lee (Girlfriends, The Inspectors) Scott Foley (Scandal), Thomas Davis (Carolina Panthers), Brandy (The Game), Claire Danes (Homeland), Mario Lopez (E News) and Gabrielle Union, Mario Van Peebles and Richard Roundtree (Being Mary Jane).   The list of celebrities, accomplishments and projects continues to grow as Jennifer shows the world why she is "More Than A Mannequin". ______ Shiftmakers to look out for:  Kiesha Cousar  https://www.instagram.com/kieshalcousar/ ______ Connect: IG: @its.jennifermichelle ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify
55:37
May 22, 2019
Finding Purpose in PR with Ashley Hunt - Part 2
Ashley Hunt is an East Charlotte native and a WSSU alumni. She is Creative Communications/PR Specialist for Bella Boca as well as HUNT PR. She is also the Creator of WomanityNOW along with Co-founder of QUEENS in the City. She is a Lover of arts, food, music & great vibes only.  One this episode we did a deep dive into her journey from college, to getting in the workforce, to finding her purpose in Public Relations.  _______ Shiftmakers to look out for:  * BeCulturED www.beculturedclt.com / @beculturedclt * Darren ‘Big Baby’ Brand www.darrenbrand.com / @darrenbrand_ * Freeman Capital www.freemancapital.co / @freemancapital + @invest.black * Inspire High Performance www.inspirehighperformance.com * Me3 Project www.me3project.com / @me3project * NEXXA www.nexxatransport.com / @nexxatransport * No Limit Larry @noleezy * Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation www.defendingdreams.org / @defendingdreams58 * Zoe Nails at Ayrsley www.zoenailsatayrsley.com / @zoenailsatayrsley Chef Jeff Hunt, 920 Services www.920services.com / @920chef ______ Connect: IG:  Ashley ️ Hunt, Creative Communications Manager Bella Boca PR  www.bellaboca.com/owner-1 Freelance Public Relations Specialist, HUNT PR  http://bit.ly/ashleyrhunt / @arenee418 Creator of WomanityNOW, a movement empowering womanhood and humanity www.womanitynow.com / @womanitynow Co-Founder of QUEENS in the City (@_queensinthecity) ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify ______
1:05:21
May 16, 2019
Finding Purpose in PR with Ashley Hunt - Part 1
 Ashley Hunt is an East Charlotte native and a WSSU alumni. She is Creative Communications/PR Specialist for Bella Boca as well as HUNT PR. She is also the Creator of WomanityNOW along with Co-founder of QUEENS in the City. She is a Lover of arts, food, music & great vibes only.  One this episode we did a deep dive into her journey from college, to getting in the workforce, to finding her purpose in Public Relations.  _______ Shiftmakers to look out for:  * BeCulturED www.beculturedclt.com / @beculturedclt * Darren ‘Big Baby’ Brand www.darrenbrand.com / @darrenbrand_ * Freeman Capital www.freemancapital.co / @freemancapital + @invest.black * Inspire High Performance www.inspirehighperformance.com * Me3 Project www.me3project.com / @me3project * NEXXA www.nexxatransport.com / @nexxatransport * No Limit Larry @noleezy * Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation www.defendingdreams.org / @defendingdreams58 * Zoe Nails at Ayrsley www.zoenailsatayrsley.com / @zoenailsatayrsley Chef Jeff Hunt, 920 Services www.920services.com / @920chef ______ Connect: IG:  Ashley ️ Hunt, Creative Communications Manager Bella Boca PR  www.bellaboca.com/owner-1 Freelance Public Relations Specialist, HUNT PR  http://bit.ly/ashleyrhunt / @arenee418 Creator of WomanityNOW, a movement empowering womanhood and humanity www.womanitynow.com / @womanitynow Co-Founder of QUEENS in the City (@_queensinthecity) ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify ______
1:03:31
May 16, 2019
Mental Health Help right from your phone with Alicia Octavia
EP. 25  Alicia's purpose in life is to decrease the stigma around mental health. Throughout various outlets in her life she is able to fulfill that purpose In a variety of ways. As a change agent, she provides therapy from individuals to couples who may be dealing with life stressors. In that same capacity she provides clinical supervision and consultation to other clinicians practicing in the field.  As a creative, she is the  co-host of a podcast called 2 Elephants in the Room — with a purpose of educating the community about mental health and talking about uncomfortable conversations. She is also a lover of words, and created a poetry book about five years ago which is away for her to tap into her creative side and do some storytelling. In the role of Educator, she often provides training in the community, speaks on panels and events, teaches at Winthrop University and UNC Charlotte in the School of Social Work. More recently she is the creator of the Get Attune app where those seeking mental health treatment can connect with someone immediately through this app. _______ Shiftmakers to look out for:  Fab_roc_ ______ Connect: IG:  Building Endurance PLLC Get Attune ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify ______
41:16
April 17, 2019
A Look Back at Lakeshia Orr aka Keshia from Cali and why its ok to take time for yourself.
LaKeshia Orr grew up in Cali, (aka Keshia from Cali) but grew a love for moving from city to city to experience life to the fullest. She moved to DC to attend Howard University, then to New York, Chicago, San Jose and San Diego all within a short time period. She had such a nomadic spirit, always on the move (literally lol).  The major shift she experienced came with my diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension in 2017. Her Pulmonologist took her off of work; told her she could no longer live alone; and put her on the NO FLY LIST. Talk about a major shift in my lifestyle!!  Imagine her sitting home, without a job, and unable to go anywhere. Smh! If you know Keshia you know she is waaaay too ambitious to sit at home and do nothing every single day. So she had to shift the plan.  Links mentioned in this episode: Project Management: https://monday.com/product/ Shiftmakers to look out for: Daymia Orr: https://www.instagram.com/memoriesmadebymya/ Connect: IG: @Keshiafromcali Website: https://www.lova.business/ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify Share, Subscribe, and leave a Review
52:47
April 3, 2019
How to Declutter From the Inside Out with Kia Maz
Ep 23 - Kia Maz shifted from law enforcement into Holistic organizing. She does  estate Estate Management as well as holistic life and home organization. Most of her clients have anxiety and depression because of this she utilizes essential oils, aromatherapy, guided meditation and calm coaching to help them confront the disorganization in their lives.  Listen as she guides us through how her first client, who was a hoarder went from not having anyone in her home for 20 years to having a party and inviting guests after working with Kia. _______ Shiftmakers to look out for:   Camari Ellis Andrea Morgan Mprint Creations ______ Connect: IG: @zenhomeconcierge ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify ______ Sponsors: Flipboard: https://flipboard.com/ Brandless: brandless.com/listen   Get free shipping on orders of $48 or more Squarespace: squarespace.com/listen  Free Trial Use offer code LISTEN for 10% off your first purchase of your website or domain
52:57
March 20, 2019
Changing The Narrative of Depression with Brianna Laren
Brianna Laren is a wife, mom of two and an author. She wrote her current book, Pretty Pretty Black Girl, while she was struggling with depression. She finally decided to publish it because  she thought the words could help other black women that have struggled with their self identity, self worth, society's stereotypes and colorism, just to name a few. Her struggle with depression taught her so much, it was like having to find herself all over again. After she overcame depression she became intentional in doing things that bring her joy, being present and knowing when to ask for help. _______ Shiftmakers to look out for:   Ashley Graham of Lift Bridge Publishing ______ Connect: IG: @briannalaren Website: https://www.briannalaren.com/ ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplanpodcast  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify ______ Sponsor: Brandless: brandless.com/listen   Get free shipping on orders of $48 or more
1:03:20
March 13, 2019
How To Stand True To Your Values in Stand Up Comedy with Melanie Hearn
Melanie Hearn, a Detroit native had dreams of going to law school and into law enforcement. She knew she had a passion for comedy but like most she stuck to the plan that her family set for her. Get good grades, go to school, and get a good job but when you spend your life making others laugh its hard to ignore true talent.  After her mother purchased a comedy class for her and she walked into the building she knew she belonged one place, on the stage. She began to work on her craft, seek mentorship from others in the industry and began making a name for herself in a very short time.  Not taking her gift for granted she quickly learn where she fit in within the industry and held true to it even if that meant having to say no sometimes. Having this mindset she has continued to make strides in her career and only the best is yet to come. _______ Mentioned on the show: Comedians: Heather Jay HerShe The Entertainer _______ Shiftmakers to look out for:   Michele Jones  ______ Connect: IG: @melaniejcomedy ______ Facebook: Comedian Melanie Hearn ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt  ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify 
40:30
March 6, 2019
Why Self-Care is the First Step Before Marriage with Sacoya Jenkins
Sacoya Jenkins is a Wedding Planner and Day of Coordinator for the modern, yet classy, and sophisticated bride, in Charlotte, NC (and Beyond). She actually never wanted to own her own business, (so weird), she is not your typical, been selling lemonade since I was 3 years old girl boss. She actually never sold a thing a day in her life before joining the wedding industry. She is also a teacher by day and have always known she wanted to be a teacher. She has always unofficially planned events for her family since she was very young and it just always felt natural to do so since she is SUPER type A and nit picky, but never dreamed of being in the wedding industry, and having a “business”. Two years ago she started planning her own wedding and 2 months before her wedding she said to her husband “I could do this for other girls”, he said “ok honey” and that’s that, she booked her first Bride and her wedding date was a WEEK after Sacoya's and she had no idea.  Jenkins Wedding and Co is based in Charlotte, NC and is so passionate about celebrating true love and the precious journey of marriage and have been providing award winning service for 3 years now! When she is not planning she is usually at Brunch with my girlfriends or on a romantic date night with Hubby, or teaching or being a bonus mommy or doing #allthethings lol! _______ Mentioned on the show: Books:  Becoming a woman like Ruth The Surrendered Single _______ Shiftmakers to look out for:   Emore Campbell ______ Connect: IG: @jenkinsandcoweddings     ______ Website: Jenkinsandcoweddings.com  ______ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   ______ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   ______ Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt  ______ Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify 
49:41
February 20, 2019
Roundtable: The Black College Experience
On this episode I was joined by Shift Makers, Chaylanda Hughes (Hampton University), LaKeshia Orr (Howard University), and Ivy Wells (Winston Salem State University).  We discussed their experiences at a HBCU. What determining factors that directed their path, the experience while there, the life lessons of community and service, and after college.   Mentioned in the show:  https://www2.howard.edu/ http://www.hamptonu.edu/ https://www.wssu.edu/ Connect with the guests:  @_saschay @keshiafromcali @ivyjwells Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review   Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt  Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify
1:00:15
February 13, 2019
How Faith in God Led Autumn Naomi to her Career in Styling
Autumn Naiomi is a 19 year old Aspiring Wardrobe Stylist located in Atlanta, Georgia.  She is the creator of Autumn Naiomi Styles (Wardrobe Styling & Image Consulting) Currently she is studying Fashion Marketing & Management at the Art Institute of Atlanta in pursuit of my career. She is a believer, sister, daughter and woman of God. She enjoys listening to music, spending time with my family and traveling.  On this episode well be discussing her success and failures as a young entrepreneur, breaking the industry and balancing school at the same time. "Lay low and only show up when necessary." Mention you heard this episode to receive discounts on services. Shiftmakers to look out for:  Daja Penn - @thedajapenn  Justin Gadson - @iamjzg Kashawna - @jodoraclothing Connect: IG: @autumn.naiomi  and @autumnnaiomistyles   Website: https://www.autumnnaiomistyles.com/ Share, Subscribe, and Leave a Review  Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans   Join The Tribe - @shift.makers.clt Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify 
1:11:13
February 6, 2019
How Motherhood Helped Nichole Grant Shift Into Business and Impacting Her Community
NICHOLE  GRANT- ColorMeActress Born and raised in Charlotte N.C., Nichole Grant has always known that theater was her passion.  After a successful tour with the Raiders AND Saber Debate Team from Charlotte N.C. , where she utilized her skill of writing, public speaking and her natural gift of theatrics to take medal winning victories in competitions, the stage became a firm landing for the inspired Nichole Grant. 3M Productions, a local production company in her hometown, opened their door giving Nichole opportunity and creative space to hone her skills and enlarge her vision.  However, Nichole is no new face to the dramatic arts.  Postured firmly on her path to pursuing purpose, this versatile performer continues to prove no role is too large or too small. Her contagious energy and passion for life allows her to pour her heart into each character she portrays. Whether she is cast into roles that are comedic or emotionally charged, Nichole always delivers a compelling performance.  After landing roles in plays such as, “This House Is Not My Home”, “The Quack”, “Movin on Up”, “The Porch”, “Love Misunderstood”, “Bloodline”, and “A Christmas Treasure”, to name a few,  the opportunity was presented to Nichole to assist in writing the stage play, “The Verdict”.   She graciously accepted the writing challenge and, of course, she wouldn’t stop there. Always stirring and expanding her gifts to inspire others, Nichole Grant is quickly becoming recognized as a powerhouse acting coach, performer, writer and director.  In May of 2016 Nichole was honored, recieiving the prestigious Peach Theater Award as 2016s Up & Coming Actress.....while crusing the clear blue waters of Conzumel Mexico. Ms. Grant has written and is currently directing an inspirational stage play, “Lovin’ Christmas Radio”, “Eye on Him” and “Wrongs Made Right”. While loving and embracing every realm of theater, Nichole has walked through yet another open door into joining the cast of a local Dinner Theater production, “Real Talk”, “Chat & Chew With A View” and starting her own radio show The ColorMeActress Show Beyond the Stage with WGIVCharlotte and WDRB Media.  She recently had the honor and privilege of sharing the stage with writer/director/performer and now co-host of the ColorMeActress Show Beyond the Stage, Eric Goodwin in “Rufus World” and Graham Williams as “Brutha Old Skhool”. Ms. Grant has now launched her first series of acting workshops, Actin’ Up Beyond the Stage…..teaching adults and youth the ends and out of theater performance. Among her highest honors, Nichole Grant is the proud mother of a handsome baby boy, Mekhi Grant.  At the age of 12 years old, young Mekhi shares his love and excitement in support of his mother’s dream and shows no signs of waning in his enthusiasm.  Nichole’s divine strive for excellence continues to take precedence in her life.  Her motivate on is deeply rooted in her faith and personal belief system.  Throughout her years, in every arena she's given to impact and transform, Nichole Grant encourages herself and empowers others with a pearl of wisdom she’s received and embraced: “It doesn’t matter if a million people tell you no, or if ten million people tell you no. If you get one YES from God that’s ALL you need.” ~Tyler Perry Connect: IG: https://www.instagram.com/actinup_colormeactress/  Website:  www.colormeactress.com   Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan  Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans  Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify
1:00:42
January 23, 2019
How Pulmonary Hypertension turned LaKeshia Orr into an Entrepreneur
LaKeshia Orr grew up in Cali, (aka Keshia from Cali) but grew a love for moving from city to city to experience life to the fullest. She moved to DC to attend Howard University, then to New York, Chicago, San Jose and San Diego all within a short time period. She had such a nomadic spirit, always on the move (literally lol).  The major shift she experienced came with my diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension in 2017. Her Pulmonologist took her off of work; told her she could no longer live alone; and put her on the NO FLY LIST. Talk about a major shift in my lifestyle!!  Imagine her sitting home, without a job, and unable to go anywhere. Smh! If you know Keshia you know she is waaaay too ambitious to sit at home and do nothing every single day. So she had to shift the plan.  Links mentioned in this episode: Project Management: https://monday.com/product/ Shiftmakers to look out for: Daymia Orr: https://www.instagram.com/memoriesmadebymya/ Connect: IG: @Keshiafromcali Website: https://www.lova.business/ Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify Share, Subscribe, and leave a Review
50:27
January 9, 2019
Bonus Episode The Best of Shift The Plan - Solo Episodes
Thank you for making 2018 a great year for Shift The Plan Podcast. No lie this has been scary but like my very first episode said, "Hey, Why not!"  I have enjoyed all of my guests. I've enjoyed your support and feedback. the best part has been sharing the stories for so many people to hear.  Today for #FBF I am sharing the best solo episode this year - When It rains it freaking pours.  Enjoy and let me know what you think. Connect:  Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify Share, Subscribe, and leave a Review. 
17:37
December 28, 2018
The Best of Shift The Plan 2018
Today's episode is a flashback to the best episode of the year for Shift The Plan. It's a look back with Sierra Howard, Cute and Broke Don't Mix.  It's also a reminder to stop procrastinating and start the level up right now.  This is the opportunity to wrap of 2018 with a bang and go into 2019 super focused and productive. The word for 2019 is ACTION. Let's make some action happen.  While your here shout out a #Shiftmaker! If you know someone who is doing some amazing works out here and is going under the radar, let me know.  Enjoy the episode!  Sierra Howard is a personal finance coach who helps college graduates achieve financial freedom without restrictions. After college, she ruined her credit, was living paycheck to paycheck, didn't have a savings, and was "living her best life". (or at least she thought she was lol). One day she tried to sign up for a real estate investing program with her boyfriend and was embarrassed to talk about my money/credit in front of him. She then realized that she didn't want to be in the same situation when she turned 25, so she decided to turn her finances around! Now she's on a mission to help other college graduates achieve financial freedom. Links mentioned in the show: FREE downloadable Financial Freedom Tracker: www.subscribepage.com/freedomtracker Rize Bank: rize.grsm.io/SierraHoward Qapital : get.qapital.com/3coKHhHBUN Simple Bank: simple.com/friends/D3B53VJ Shiftmakers to look out for: Ivy Wells- Checkout Episode 9 anchor.fm/shifttheplan/episodes/Episode-9---Ivy-Wells-Millionaire-Mindset-e2k02v Connect: website: ywff.co IG: @youngwildandfinanciallyfree Email: hi@youngwildandfinanciallyfree.com Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify Share, Subscribe, and leave a Review 
52:21
December 26, 2018
How to Take Your Blog to the Next Level with NaKisha Washington
Nakisha is a freelance writer and creator of www.theprofashionalist.com. She is a regular contributor for QCITYMETRO, MZAZI magazine, and Her Agenda.com. She is also called on to comment as an expert for The Muse. Nakisha loves wearing other people’s clothes (thrifting), journaling and horror movies. A Michigan native, Nakisha ditched snowstorms and potholes for 70-degree Christmases in Nashville, TN where she attended college. After college, Nakisha moved further south to Charlotte, NC where she currently lives. Nakisha has over ten years of experience in corporate fashion retail, financial services, energy utility, project management and philanthropic leadership. Published: @heragenda,@qcitymetro,@mzazimag 2019 Top 35 Millennial Influencer @nbtmovement Links mentioned in this episode: Online learning and teaching: https://www.udemy.com/ Photography Classes: https://www.apple.com/today/ Shiftmakers to look out for: Katrina Louis: https://www.instagram.com/kit_kat_pr/ Kallan: https://www.instagram.com/lou_le_grand/ Connect: IG: @iamtheprofashional Blog: www.theprofashionalist.com Email: nakishawashington@gmail.com Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify Share, Subscribe, and leave a Review
1:00:04
December 19, 2018
Solo Episode: What a difference a year makes
It has been 1 year already. I must say I didn’t know what to expect when I started this podcast but I’m so glad I did. The women I’ve met and Interviewed have taught me a wealth of lessons. Continue to tune in and have your soul fed. Share, Subscribe, and Support. IG: @therhondaevans | @shifttheplan | lnk.bio/therhondaevans
11:06
December 12, 2018
How to Manage and Grow Your Money Without a Budget with Sierra Howard
Sierra Howard is a personal finance coach who helps college graduates achieve financial freedom without restrictions. After college, she ruined her credit, was living paycheck to paycheck, didn't have a savings, and was "living her best life". (or at least she thought she was lol). One day she tried to sign up for a real estate investing program with her boyfriend and was embarrassed to talk about my money/credit in front of him. She then realized that she didn't want to be in the same situation when she turned 25, so she decided to turn her finances around! Now she's on a mission to help other college graduates achieve financial freedom. Links mentioned in the show: FREE downloadable Financial Freedom Tracker: https://www.subscribepage.com/freedomtracker Rize Bank: https://rize.grsm.io/SierraHoward Qapital : https://get.qapital.com/3coKHhHBUN Simple Bank: https://simple.com/friends/D3B53VJ Shiftmakers to look out for: Ivy Wells- Checkout Episode 9 https://anchor.fm/shifttheplan/episodes/Episode-9---Ivy-Wells-Millionaire-Mindset-e2k02v Connect: website: ywff.co IG: @youngwildandfinanciallyfree Email: hi@youngwildandfinanciallyfree.com Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans Listen on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify Share, Subscribe, and leave a Review
49:57
December 5, 2018
Solo Episode: Life is Too Short to Give Up
Say it with me! “I Will Not Quit On Myself!” Today’s episode is all about getting out there fear and all. Far too often we hesitate thus quit on ourselves to leave here with a wealth of what ifs and undiscovered gifts. Share, Subscribe, and Support. IG: @therhondaevans | @shifttheplan | lnk.bio/therhondaevans
16:43
November 28, 2018
How To Shift Into A Millionaire Mindset With Ivy Wells
Ivy Wells is the founder of the Millionaire Factory & the creator/ designer of Janelle Love. She taught herself how to sew, & started designing custom garments. After realizing that people liked her designs she decided to turn her visions into a business. She managed a business & a career for 9 years. While working as a business strategist she realized that strategy & development was another passion. Since her mom opened her first salon she has been working as a developer. With the aforementioned realization, the Millionaire Factory was birthed. "There are a lot of people with million-dollar ideas stuck in their heads because they may not have the resources to bring their dreams into fruition." Ivy created an accountability group for those looking to create a business along with those that have created a business. She has also created two digital free products that will assist new entrepreneurs with where they are going in their business. Lastly, the Strategy Factory was created to give one on one manicured time to entrepreneurs based on where they are in their business. Announcement: Want to receive 25% off of Ivy's One on One coaching services? Contact her and mention you heard this episode. That's it! Connect: Janelle Love - @janellelove_ Ivy Wells - @ivyjwells The Millionaire Factory - @themillionairefactory Shift The Plan - @shifttheplan Rhonda D. Evans - @therhondaevans Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify Share and Subscribe
1:01:46
November 21, 2018
Episode 8 When It Rains It Freaking Pours
Overcoming life challenges and getting your ish together!
13:16
June 9, 2018
Episode 7 - Chapter 1
Sometimes you have to get it all out in the car 😂
04:19
January 1, 2018
Please Don’t Kill My Vibe
Let’s take into 2018 a greater mindset!
04:11
December 27, 2017
How To Jump In and Dream Big
Every day we get caught up in the regular day to day and forget our dreams. Here’s a quick reminder that no dream is too big.
03:42
December 19, 2017
The B Word
Do boundaries exist after marriage?
03:08
December 12, 2017
How To Get Over The Holiday Funk
It’s going to be ok! You got this 💪🏾
04:04
December 8, 2017
How I Start My Day and Tips That May Help You
This was not the morning I planned but oh well
06:53
December 4, 2017
Why I Started The Podcast
Sorry about the smacks 😂 Don’t judge me 🤦🏽‍♀️
02:29
December 2, 2017
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