Success Looks Like You (SLLY) brings you the best of the UK's black professional talent to talk about all things careers and business.
Mentors and friends from the SLLY tribe share top career gems and spill the tea on navigating a career as a black professional to help you propel yours.
We interview people at different stages of their success stories; from those just starting out their career to seasoned professionals, across all industries. They share how they got started, what they earn and general advice to show you that whatever your career goals, Success Looks Like You.
In episode eight of the podcast, I talk to Coach Obeng about how he got his first career break and internship through a strong mentor. We talk about serial entrepreneurship, finding a good business partner, and having a high performing mindset.
Coach shares his journey; from starting out in business straight out of university - losing a treasured family member - to discovering that the fear of God is the beginning of all wisdom.
About episode eight's speaker:
Alfred is a Chartered Project Manager and Mentor with a passion for empowering others. He has supported dozens of aspiring business owners, personal trainers, students, and professionals to break down their personal barriers to achieve their goals. He is a former American Football Athlete and Team Captain. In 2011, he successfully led his team to an undefeated National Championship season prior to completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing.
In episode seven of the podcast, I talk to Dr Yvette Ankrah MBE, Renee Davis and Angela Egemba-Ayelowoabout maintaining your boundaries and self-care whilst pursuing personal success.
Yvette, Renèe and Angela share their journey; from starting out wanting instant results - to arriving at a place where they are striking the right balance between wellbeing and success.
Episode seven Speakers:
Renée Davis is an award-winning creative, journalist and founder of Out The Box – a hub for young creative entrepreneurs and black professionals in various fields. Renée has a passion to see young people thrive and through events, workshops and online content, her aim is to inspire and equip this and the next generation of young creatives to execute their dreams and passions.
Dr Yvette Ankrah MBE is a transformational business coach, consultant and recovering overachiever! She works with high achieving women in business to get the success without the burnout.
Yvette is passionate about ensuring women have the optimum environment, tools and skills to thrive in business. She believes that this starts from the inside and working in a way which builds sustainable and profitable businesses without overwhelm, stress and burnout.
Angela Egemba-Ayelowoworks as a Transaction Coordinator at J.P. Morgan. Angela is a Wellbeing Advocate & the Founder of Selffully - a wellbeing platform with a focus on self-care. My interest in self-care & wellbeing was borne out of imagining a life I didn’t want after observing the women around me including my mum, i.e. of always having so much going on, stretching themselves thin, being constantly stressed and always worrying about the future. I also minored in psychology so I think that also plays into it from learning in Positive Psychology about what stress does to the body.
In episode six of the podcast Ayo and I talk to Christine and Muhammad, business founders in the education, wellbeing and beauty industries, about using your gift and spirituality to succeed in business.
Christine and Muhammad share with us their multiple attempts at starting businesses and why they think they've got the winning formula with Essenoderm and Ramadan Legacy.
"Learn the language of business."
Episode six Speakers:
Muhammad Malik, Founder of Ramadan Legacy
Muhammad Malik is an ex-big 4 startup consultant, mindfulness coach and co-founder of Ramadan Legacy, an award-winning education company whose mission is to empower people to learn, love and live the month of Ramadan. Ramadan Legacy achieves its mission through its interactive app, physical planner, and workshops, which have enriched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
Christine Matondo, Founder of Essenoderm
Christine is a trained skin specialist who has worked across London with premier cosmeceutical brands such as NeoStrata and Dermalogica. As the founder of Essenoderm, her passion is to educate people on caring for their skin, as well as provide expert facials to treat various skin issues; with a focus on treating women of colour who are very underrepresented in the mainstream beauty sphere.
In episode five of the podcast, I talk to Pilar, Jaz and Ayo about having a portfolio career; a career where you do lots of different things aka A Slash Career. This includes balancing freelance work, consulting, personal projects and other activities across different industries.
You come to work with a different vim when you know you’re getting paid properly!
Visit the Success Looks Like You blog for the full show notes: Episode 5 show notes.
Episode 5 Speakers:
Jaz Broughton, Customer Success Manager in Tech & Life and Work Coach
Pilar Nalwimba, Social Media Strategy Lead & BBC Sounds Podcaster
Ayo Oyebade, Quantity Surveyor & Script Writer
In episode four of the podcast, I talk to Addy, Diana and Ayo about knowing your financial value and they each share practical tips on how to ask for what you're worth from the jump!
"Whatever your chosen avenue, go hard, go all out, hard-work dedication, do whatever you have to do. As long as you make it your own and yo go hard, you will blaze a trail."
Visit the Success Looks Like You blog for the full show notes: Episode 4 show notes.
Episode 4 speakers:
Addy Frederick, Reputation Management
Diana Apedu, Market Analyst
Ayo Oyebade, Quantity Surveyor
From a role in politics - to manager at an event, community and co-working space in the heart of the Peckham community - Mwila interviews Khloe Bailey, General Manager at Peckham Levels and SLLY Mentors William and I'Nyambae. We talk about the houses we could have bought with student loan and grant money, obtaining that first job after hundreds of interviews and how to interview your future employer.
Visit the Success Looks Like You blog for the full show notes: Episode 3 show notes.
Episode 3 speakers:
Khloe Bailey, General Manager at Peckham Levels and Founder at PRIM Black
William Zhou, Cloud Native Engineer at Fujitsu
I'Nyambae Kanu, Fullstack Software Developer at dunnhumby
We interview Financial Expert and Wealth Manager, Emmanuel Asuquo, Founder of Kaleidoscope Beauty, Umutoni Thuku-Benzinge and Success Looks Like You Founder, Mwila Mulenshi. Discussing black ownership, distrust within the community and why good grades alone isn't enough. Hosted by Maia Kamara.