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The podcast that takes you from where you are to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Every week Imrie is joined by a groundbreaking guest to discover the tools and techniques that have set them up for success in their personal or professional lives.

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#92 Mercedes Benson: Be Your Best Self
Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. For any of you listening I have a simple request. Get your phone out, head to Instagram and search @Contentisqueenhq and check out our new branding, typography and colour palette! I want to know what you think of it so leave comments or emojis on your fave colour combos. I love Indigo and Oatmeal. A quick notice for any aspiring or current podcasters listening, if you’re looking for a cosy and affordable professional studio space head on over to contentisqueen.org to join the waitlist for our space. Right, time to get onto what you came here for. Today’s guest is the personification of a multi-potentialite (refer to episodes 11 and 12 with Emilie Wapnick to learn more about multipotentialites). Back to Mercedes- Mercedes is the Brand Partnerships manager at Complex, a host and personality on Heels Off, a DJ- she’s DJ’d for some of the biggest names in the industry including Jaden Smith and Tiwa Savage and she’s an influencer and the Founder of Social Fixt. Mercedes inspiration to start this business was built out of frustration. At the age of 24 she had the most amazing opportunity to work for the biggest tech company in the world. Once she arrived she realised very soon that she would be 1 of 1. Mercedes wanted to see other people like herself in boardrooms and in the ideation meetings. To solve this problem, Mercedes founded Social Fixt which uses social media to list jobs in the creative industry in the Facebook group and on the website. She also hosts events that encourage the BAME community to 'know their worth'. I caught up with Mercedes at Red Bull Amaphiko to get the tea on how she finds the team to do it all and then some. In this episode we talk about focus, time management, diversifying your income, growing a brand, embracing being watched by others and behind the scenes of being an influencer. Let’s dive in! When Mercedes said people can be watching you to big you up, I was immediately  in my feelings! Isn’t that the absolute best way to look at life. There are so many people that want to see you win, yet social media will have you feeling scared to step out and share your gifts. No more- you’ve got this! You can find Mercedes on Instagram @mercedesfbenson and Social Fixt on Facebook Twitter and Instagram @SocialFixt Just a reminder that I’ll  be opening a members-only recording studio for podcasters in South London! If you’re interested head to contentisqueen.org to join the waiting list. For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with a friend via your insta-stories. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Thank you to the team at Red Bull for arranging this interview! This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. It has been lovingly edited and put together by Ellie Clifford.
24:45
February 19, 2020
#91 Keke Palmer: Stop Seeking Approval
Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. It’s been so long since I’ve been on-air and I’ve truly missed speaking to you! It’s been a crazy couple of months with some monumental changes for me and my career.For anyone that follows me or the podcast on social media you’ll know 2 things! 1) I’m no longer at the ShoutOut Network. 2) I’ve started my own company under Content is Queen and given everything a revamp. That’s right the colours logos everything is different. I am beyond thrilled to bring you today’s episode! Today’s guest is the infamous Keke Palmer- yes, that’s right. There’s no gag here! While I personally think Keke needs no introduction, but I’ll give her one anyway because her resume stacked she is still out here working hard. Keke Palmer is an actress, singer and television host. She’s actually the youngest woman to have her own TV show. Keke made her acting debut  Barbershop 2: Back in Business. You might have caught her in Akeelah and the Bee, Madea’s Family Reunion, and Scream Queens. Keke most recently starred alongside Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu in the movie Hustlers!- If you haven’t seen it yet you can watch it via Amazon Prime, Google play and Apple. In today’s episode Keke and I talk about what she does to look after herself when she’s on set- so if you’ve got a busy lifestyle, be sure to take notes! Keke shares the important difference between justifying behaviour vs having empathy for the actions of others. We also get some insight on why she uses humour to manage anxiety and trauma. For the goal-getter in you we tackle what changes when you start to achieve your hopes and dreams. Just a quick note about the audio, we ended up using our back up recording as the original didn’t capture Keke’s side! So my apologies in advance it was too good to not put out plus it’s short and sweet so you’ll get past it. Let’s go! I hope my fangirling over Keke didn’t distract you from all of the wisdom she dropped on this episode. She was an absolute dream to interview! If you’re a fan or just became one be sure to check her out in the movie Hustlers! I’ve seen it and really enjoyed it.  You can follow Keke on Instagram @keke or on Twitter @kekepalmer. Thank you so much for listening in. Now that I’m now proudly running Content Is Queen- which you might recognise as the name of the women’s podcast festival I launched with ShoutOut a little over a year ago! I’m so pleased I get to carry on producing this vitally important event so stay tuned for the date on the next one. I’ll also be opening a members-only recording studio for podcasters in London! If you’re interested head to contentisqueen.org to join the waiting list. Be sure to keep up to date with Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @contentisqueen. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Thank you to the Cameo team for arranging this interview! This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production, It has been lovingly edited and put together by Ellie Clifford.
17:10
February 12, 2020
#90 Nels Abbey: Think Like A White Man
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where You Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening in. You can subscribe for free and catch a brand new 30-minute episode every Wednesday if you enjoy this episode tell a friend, tweet me @wannabepodcast or screenshot and tag @wannabepodcast in your insta story.   This week’s guest is Nels Abbey author of the funny new book Think Like a White Man, Nels is a British-Nigerian writer and media executive, and a graduate of the Penguin WriteNow scheme. In a previous life, Nels was a banker. Much of the book was inspired by his direct experience of trying to build a career in white-dominated areas – first in the city and later in the media. This is his first book which is described as a satirical self-help book skewering the prejudices of the modern day British workplace, by explaining the rules by which mediocre white men continue to get ahead. It publishes on May 16th.   In today’s episode, Nels will show you what to expect from working in all-white environments. Nels shares why it’s important that you have a creative pursuit outside of your corporate job. We talk about what you might want to do if you’re the only one in the office.   Listen, recording with Nels was a whole vibe. Make sure you go and get a copy of Think Like a White Man when it drops on May 16th. You can follow Nels on Twitter @NelsAbbey Thank you so much for listening in. If you’re listening via the Apple Podcasts app please do me the small favour of spending 5 seconds to leave a rating. Also do get your career, brand, or marketing questions in for the mailbag episode. You can do this via wannabepodcast.com Also, we have a new social media manager that’s really setting a new tone on Instagram so be sure to follow @WannaBePodcast on Instagram. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Also, the ShoutOut Network has just announced that we’ll be doing the Content Is Queen Women’s podcast festival on May 18th in London. If you’re a woman interested in starting a podcast this is the place to be. Visit solivefestival.com for more information. Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
30:50
May 1, 2019
#89 Kerstin Cable: How to Learn A Language Fluently
This episode is brought to you by PRX and Google: PRX is accepting applications for Round 2 of the Google Podcasts creator program. It’s an accelerator designed to get more underrepresented voices into podcasting. Selected teams will receive seed funding and participate in an intensive training program. Apply by April 28 via googlecp.prx.org! Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening in. You can subscribe for free and catch a brand new 30 minute episode every Wednesday if you enjoy this episode tell a friend, tweet me @wannabepodcast or screenshot and tag @wannabepodcast in your insta story. This week’s guest us Kerstin Cable, Kerstin is the writer and educator behind www.fluentlanguage.co.uk, a website helping everyone build a language learning habit. Kerstin is a native German speaker and comes from the Moselle valley in Germany. Kerstin studied 6 languages in Germany and has since added another 3 with her most recent language crush, Welsh. She is the host of the Fluent Show podcast, and author of the guides Language Habit Toolkit, Fluency Made Achievable and The Vocab Cookbook. Kerstin also co-organizes the Women in Language online conferences, amplifying and celebrating the voices of women in the language learning community. Kerstin has been running www.fluentlanguage.co.uk since 2012, starting out as a German tutor with a bigger message. Over the last 5 years she has built her reputation as an advocate of independent and creative language learning, created retreats, coaching packages and courses, been featured in the Guardian, the Cut, and on BBC Radio, and worked tirelessly to change how the world sees language learning. In today’s episode, Kerstin shares with you her process of learning new languages. You’ll learn 3 different techniques to overcome your language learning blocks, she also shares the best way to tackle grammar when learning a new language. We cover the best way to achieve language immersion when you don’t have the money to travel and so much more. Kerstin gave so much to this episode it’s been incredible. You can find out more about Kerstin via her website fluentlanguage.co.uk. Subscribe to her podcast the Fluent Show and follow her on Twitter @fluentlanguage Thank you so much for listening in. If you’re listening via the Apple Podcasts app please do me the small favour of spending 5 seconds to leave a rating. Also do get your career, brand, or marketing questions in for the mailbag episode. You can do this via wannabepodcast.com Also we have a new social media manager that’s really setting a new tone on Instagram so be sure to follow @WannaBePodcast on Instagram. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Also the ShoutOut Network has just announced that we’ll be doing the Content Is Queen Women’s podcast festival on May 18th in London. If you’re a woman interested in starting a podcast this is the place to be. Visit solivefestival.com for more information. Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
32:04
April 24, 2019
#88 Sarah Ozo-Irabor: Building An Engaged Community
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening in. You can subscribe for free and catch a brand new 30 minute episode every Wednesday if you enjoy this episode tell a friend, tweet me @wannabepodcast or screenshot and tag @wannabepodcast in your insta story. This week I’m joined by my dear friend, confidante and advisor, Sarah Ozo-Irabor, also known as Books & Rhymes, is a culture critic and digital content creator. Sarah utilises new media to engage in honest, insightful, and accessible discussions about literature and reading culture. She is the creator and host of 'Books & Rhymes, the podcast' where she explores the intersection of literature and music launches on the April 29th! If you’re taken by her you can also find her on the incredible ShoutOut Network podcast Not Another Book Podcast. Sarah is also an extremely talented photographer so get to know her! She documents and platforms literary works by the African Diaspora on her website, booksandrhymes.com. Thank you so much for listening in. If you’re listening via the Apple Podcasts app please do me the small favour of spending 5 seconds to leave a rating. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Also the ShoutOut Network has just announced that we’ll be doing the Content Is Queen Women’s podcast festival on May 18th in London. If you’re a woman interested in starting a podcast this is the place to be Tickets for workshops are less than a tenner until April 8th!. Visit solivefestival.com for more information. Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabep For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
31:17
April 19, 2019
#87 Greta Solomon- The Life Changing Power Of Writing
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening in. You can subscribe for free and catch a brand new 30-minute episode every Wednesday if you enjoy this episode tell a friend, tweet me @wannabepodcast or screenshot and tag @wannabepodcast in your insta-story. Greta Solomon is a British journalist and writing coach. Trained in speaking, professional acting, improvisation and performance poetry. Greta teaches and trains aspiring writers through her books, events and online courses. In her career as a journalist, she has held staff roles at Woman and Executive Woman and you can find some of her freelance articles published in The Numinous, Forbes.com and Huffington Post, as well as a variety of national newspapers and magazines. Greta has recently published a book Heart, Sass, Soul on May 2nd in the UK or April 15th if you’re based in the US. In today’s episode, we talk about the life-changing power of freewriting and journaling. You'll learn about the importance of brushing up your writing skills for your work and business. We explore how to balance writing from the heart, with the technical aspects of writing effective copy. While chatting to Greta I also discover one of my biggest writing blockages which I suspect you might be able to relate to. Enjoy. My fellow writer, I hope this episode touched you as much as it touched me. Writing can be so freeing and I hope Greta’s words gets you out and writing in your free time. You can get a copy of Greta’s book Heart, Sass, Soul on May 2nd in the UK or April 15th if you’re based in the US. You can follow Greta on Instagram Greta.Solomon and on Twitter @Greta_Solomon. Thank you so much for listening in. If you’re listening via the Apple Podcasts app please do me the small favour of spending 5 seconds to leave a rating. Also do get your career, brand, or marketing questions in for the mailbag episode. You can do this via wannabepodcast.com If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Also, the ShoutOut Network has just announced that we’ll be doing the Content Is Queen Women’s podcast festival on May 18th in London. If you’re a woman interested in starting a podcast this is the place to be Tickets for workshops are less than a tenner until April 8th!. Visit solivefestival.com for more information. Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
33:09
April 10, 2019
#85 Blitz Bazawule: Preparing For Global Recognition
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening in. You can subscribe for free and catch a brand new 30-minute episode every Wednesday if you enjoy this episode tell a friend, tweet me @wannabepodcast or screenshot and tag @wannabepodcast in your insta-story. This week’s guest is Blitz Bazawule, he is a multidisciplinary artist who has had a successful career as a Hip Hop artist and visual artist. Originally from Ghana, Blitz has toured over 40 countries as an artist and has performed his music at TED. Blitz wrote, directed, produced and scored his debut film The Burial of Kojo. The film caught the attention of Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay who says and I quote “one of the freshest and most important new directors in cinema today.” and the film is now part of her Array film distribution collective. The Burial of Kojo will be available on Netflix on 31st March. In today’s episode, Blitz will teach you about the power of having a clear purpose and mission in your artistic work, why it’s important you focus on the content and not the polish. We cover whether it’s necessary for you to travel or migrate in order to be successful as an artist or creative. He also shares the reason why his work resonates with so many and why it’s essential that your work is seen by as many people as possible. Ah yes to everything Blitz had to say about endurance and pushing yourself to overcome a personal feat to create art that moves people. I felt that in my spirit. Make sure you keep an eye out for The Burial of Kojo on Netflix from March 31st. Also, you can follow Blitz on Twitter on @BlitzAmbassador Thank you so much for listening in. If you’re listening via the Apple Podcasts app please do me the small favour of spending 5 seconds to leave a rating. Also do get your career, brand, or marketing questions in for the mailbag episode. You can do this via wannabepodcast.com Also, we have a new social media manager that’s really setting a new tone on Instagram so be sure to follow @WannaBePodcast on Instagram. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Also, the ShoutOut Network has just announced that we’ll be doing the Content Is Queen Women’s podcast festival on May 18th in London. If you’re a woman interested in starting a podcast this is the place to be Tickets for workshops are less than a tenner until April 8th!. Visit solivefestival.com for more information. Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
35:23
March 27, 2019
#84 Anne Milton: Working in UK Politics
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where You Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening in. You can subscribe for free and catch a brand new 30-minute episode every Wednesday if you enjoy this episode tell a friend, tweet me @wannabepodcast or screenshot and tag @wannabepodcast in your insta story. This week’s guest is Anne Milton the Minister of Skills and Apprenticeship. Anne worked in the NHS for 25 years including in primary care, research and supporting palliative care nurses. After her time in NHS, she decided to enter politics and has worked at the Department of Health and now is a Minister at the Department for Education. In today’s episode, you will learn about some of the challenges of changing your careers later in your life. What it means to be a woman in UK politics, the importance of exploring politics outside of the major political parties and why it’s important to explore all of your career options outside of the University setting. I really enjoyed talking to Anne about her career transition, it’s a secret ambition of mine to enter politics at some point in my career too. If you’re interested in Anne’s work in education you can follow her on Twitter @AnneMilton. Thank you so much for listening in. If you’re listening via the Apple Podcasts app please do me the small favour of spending 5 seconds to leave a rating. Also do get your career, brand, or marketing questions in for the mailbag episode. You can do this via wannabepodcast.com Also, we have a new social media manager that’s really setting a new tone on Instagram so be sure to follow @WannaBePodcast on Instagram. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Also, the ShoutOut Network has just announced that we’ll be doing the Content Is Queen Women’s podcast festival on May 18th in London. If you’re a woman interested in starting a podcast this is the place to be Tickets for workshops are less than a tenner until April 8th!. Visit solivefestival.com for more information. Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
26:19
March 20, 2019
#83 Coral Messam: The Unexpected Joy Of Movement
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening in. You can subscribe for free and catch a brand new 30-minute episode every Wednesday if you enjoy this episode tell a friend, tweet me @wannabepodcast or screenshot and tag @wannabepodcast in your insta story. This week’s guest is Coral Messam who is currently the Movement Director for the forthcoming stage adaptation of Andrea Levy’s seminal novel, Small Island, which opens at the National Theatre on 1 May. Coral’s past work includes choreography for Game of Thrones, as well as working with UK theatre practitioners including DV8, Small Island and NT Director Rufus Norris and the Young Vic’s Kwame Kweh-Amah. Coral is also a visiting lecturer at Central School of Speech and Drama.   I wanted to interview Coral because chances are just like you, I’d never heard of a movement director before and I was intrigued as to how one finds themselves in the job so of course, I find out how Coral got started. We find out how to pick the projects you should say yes to for developing your career. As well as wrapping up on challenges and obstacles you might expect if you decide to follow in her footsteps. I’ve learned so much and it was kind of unexpected. If it wasn’t for my complete inability to do choreographed dancing I would happily look into some classes. If your interest is piqued do visit Coral’s website www.coralmessam.com and follow her on Twitter @CoralMessam. Small Island is out at the National Theatre on May 1st. Thank you so much for listening in. If you’re listening via the Apple Podcasts app please do me the small favour of spending 5 seconds to leave a rating. Also do get your career, brand, or marketing questions in for the mailbag episode. You can do this via wannabepodcast.com Also, we have a new social media manager that’s really setting a new tone on Instagram so be sure to follow @WannaBePodcast on Instagram. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
33:20
March 13, 2019
#81 Mimi Leder: How To Tell Someone's Story
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening in. You can subscribe for free and catch a brand new 30-minute episode every Wednesday if you enjoy this episode tell a friend, tweet me @wannabepodcast or screenshot and tag @wannabepodcast in your insta story. This week’s guest esteemed Director Mimi Leder, who’s behind the incredible movie On The Basis Of Sex- The Ruth Bader-Ginsburg biopic which is out in the cinemas as of February 22nd. It’s a fantastic watch that I highly recommend you go and see. RBG is a true feminist icon who infamously moved the needle on gender discrimination and women’s rights in the supreme court. Mimi Leder is a producer and Director. Her credits include On the Basis of sex, The Leftovers Deep Impact and Pay it forward. On the Basis of Sex is Mimi’s first feature film in 18 years following what she describes as ‘movie jail’. We don’t get into that but for some context Pay it Forward wasn’t as successful, and Mimi struggled to get hired as a Director afterwards, she believed this was in part due to her being a woman in a heavily male-dominated industry. In today’s episode, you will learn one of the best ways to deal with feedback and criticism, how you can progress in your career as a woman in male-dominated industries, and why it’s important that we are inclusive when hiring our crews. We jump straight in with why she said yes to ‘On the Basis of Sex’ after 18 years. Thank you so much for listening in. If you’re listening via the Apple Podcasts app, please do me the small favour of spending 5 seconds to leave a rating. Also do get your career, brand, or marketing questions in for the mailbag episode. You can do this via wannabepodcast.com Also, we have a new social media manager that’s setting a new tone on Instagram so be sure to follow @WannaBePodcast on Instagram. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
18:32
February 27, 2019
#80 Sadiq Khan: Becoming The Mayor
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening in. Last season and the Black History Month special were an absolute dream to put together for you. Thank you for the new reviews as well! You can subscribe for free and catch a brand new 30 minute episode every Wednesday. This season will be a little different. The key changes are that there will be only 1 episode per week but it’ll still be short, sweet and double the amount of motivational goodness you’ve come to know and expect. This week’s guest should be very familiar to you it’s London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan! I had the pleasure of sitting down with the Mayor during the Behind Every Great City campaign. Sadiq Khan is a British politician serving as the Mayor of London since 2016. He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tooting from 2005 to 2016. He got his law degree from the University of North London. Before entering politics he was a solicitor specialising in human rights. Before becoming Mayor he held a number of positions including Minister of State for Communities in 2008, Minister of State for Transport, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Minister for London. He was elected Mayor of London at the 2016 mayoral election, winning by the largest number of votes in one election of any politician in British history. In today’s episode the Mayor will show you how to look at the glass as half full, he shares how he handles the responsibility and subsequent blame when tragedy strikes. He reveals whether women and other BAME individuals should run for London Mayor and finally is it ever worth poshing up your voice to get ahead in politics or for any job really. We jump in with the Mayor sharing where he thought he’d end up in life if he wasn’t the Mayor. It’s not an easy job at all to be the Mayor but I personally feel very inspired by how optimistic and positive Sadiq was about the job and his overall commitment to helping others fulfil their potential. I’m not sure I could put up with 1% of what he does and still remain positive about people so I find him to be quite refreshing. To follow the Mayor you can do so @SadiqKhan and be sure to tell him that @wannabepodcast sent you :) Thank you so much for listening in. If you’re listening via the Apple Podcasts app please do me the small favour of spending 5 seconds to leave a rating. Also do get your career, brand, or marketing questions in for the end of the month mailbag episode. You can do this via wannabepodcast.com Also we have a new social media manager that’s really setting a new tone on Instagram so be sure to follow @WannaBePodcast on Instagram. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
21:30
February 20, 2019
#79 Angie Thomas: Becoming An 'Overnight' Success
The Wanna Be Podcast is back for a Black History Month special and I’m going to be sharing the stories of phenomenal black women who are almost certainly making history with their work. I got to interview New York Times Bestselling author Angie Thomas. She wrote a book called The Hate U Give which I think you’ll like. It’s about a teenage girl called Starr who witnesses her friend die at the hands of the police. The book just got turned into a movie with Amandla Stenberg and it’s so good, you should see it. Honestly, it’s kinda a lot, there’s police brutality, #BlackLivesMatter dealing with white friends and microaggressions. It’s iconic! The film’s out now so go see it! I can’t wait for you to hear this episode, you’re on the path to success right now and Angie shares how she’s managing being social media in the face of sudden success. We talk about what it’s like to give up control on your work and how you can be a better activist and make real change in your community. Angie is on a whirlwind of success and to be honest I just wanted to know how she was doing... Don’t forget to head out to the cinema to see The Hate U Give it is remarkable and like Angie says the start of a conversation. You can find Angie on Instagram on @AngieThomas Be sure to share this podcast with a friend who’s a bit lost and doesn’t know what they want to do. You can do this by tagging them and @wannabepodcast on both Twitter and Instagram. Also feel free to screenshot the episode you’re listening to in your insta stories and I’ll reshare them. For detailed show notes, photos, freebies and top quotes from this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. I’ll be updating the show notes at the end of each month. This is the last episode in the Black History Month special it has been a pleasure to create these episodes and introduce you to phenomenal black women. Special thanks to Abadesi Osunsade, Vashti Harrison, Amber Cabral, Amandla Stenberg and of course Angie Thomas. I’ll catch up with you in 2019! If you’re loving the podcast and want to see it grow please do leave a rating and review via Apple Podcasts and do reach out to me with questions, comments and guest recommendations for Season 2. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
18:46
October 31, 2018
#78 Amandla Stenberg: Feeling Like You're Enough (The Hate U Give)
The Wanna Be Podcast is back for a Black History Month special and I’m going to be sharing the stories of phenomenal black women who are almost certainly making history with their work. Omg I’m screaming inside about this week’s guest! My darlings I got to sit down with Amandla Stenberg who played Rue in the Hunger Games, she made the incredible viral video on Cultural Appropriation, and is also the lead actress in When Hands Touch- Directed by former guest Amma Asante too name a few and she’s only 20! I got to enjoy her light, her honesty and all of her charming wisdom. As you may have seen already Amandla is the lead in the new The Hate U Give movie based on the Angie Thomas novel by the same name which is out now- I cannot recommend it enough. Amandla and I got chatting about lots of things that might interest you. We talked about activism, self-care, and how she protected herself from the backlash she faced for not being ‘black’ enough to play Starr in The Hate U Give. After reading a bunch of articles about how much Amandla’s teenage life mirrored Starr’s I was curious to know how she played a character like Starr when they had so many overlapping experiences. Make sure you head out to the cinema to see The Hate U Give it is honestly phenomenal and it left me in my feelings for days afterwards. Amandla does a great job and I couldn’t be more pleased to have had the opportunity to sit down with her and share that experience with you. You can find her on Instagram on @Amandlasponsored Be sure to share this podcast with a friend in need of some career direction. You can do this by tagging them and @wannabepodcast on both Twitter and Instagram. Also feel free to screenshot the episode you’re listening to in your insta stories and I’ll reshare them. For detailed show notes, photos, freebies and top quotes from this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. I’ll be updating the show notes at the end of each month. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
19:39
October 24, 2018
Live Show: Brand Builders Masterclass with Prisca Moyesa
For the final episode of Season 1, I present the highlights of our very first live show, the Brand Builders Masterclass. Joined by the incredible brand and marketing expert Prisca Moyesa, we sat down for a whopping 4 hours to talk attendees through the end-end life-cycle of building a brand using podcasting and video. The full episode will be available for purchase on the Wanna Be Podcast website in the coming weeks so make sure you're on the mailing list (you get a free one-page business plan when you sign up!) to get the announcement. You'll want the full episode as we provide an endless amount of tools and resources that will make building your brand so much easier. Here's a snippet to whet your appetite. "I really appreciated how willing and open Imrie and Prisca, were in sharing information that was extremely helpful and gave me that extra nudge on my journey as a creative. I'm all up for more of these Masterclasses :)" In this preview, we cover Prisca starting her podcast the market and the development of our brands. We also answer Wanna Be Listeners most pressing questions including how to create a marketing plan by yourself, how to raise your rates, how to set professional boundaries and much more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
52:12
July 25, 2018
Live Show with Special Guest Bethany Rutter
Wanna Be is the podcast that takes brand builders and high-achievers from where they are now to where they 'Wanna Be' in 30 minutes or less. In this special live recording at ShoutOut Live! Radical Women, Imrie will be joined by writer and podcaster Bethany Rutter. Bethany is the author of Plus+, and the co-host of the What Page Are You On? podcast. We'll be helping you find your voice in a crowded space, accepting yourself when society doesn't want you too and finding a home for your many interests. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
1:10:01
July 18, 2018
#72 The Slumflower: Creating A Lasting Legacy
In today’s episodes, The Slumflower and I talk about the pursuit of fame, the journey that leads to her loving and accepting herself. We talk about the difference between people who naturally have lots a friends and loner types. I dig a little deeper and find out what she believe’s will happen if Instagram were to disappear. You’ll learn why it’s important to like yourself and be your own biggest cheerleader, why seeking legacy is more fulfilling and the importance of setting intentions. We, of course, cover why it’s crucial you get comfortable being alone. Do everything with intention. Issa word! You can follow Chidera on Twitter and Instagram @TheSlumflower What A Time To Be Alone will be released on July 26th but is available for pre-order now. Also, Chidera will be at ShoutOut Live! Radical Women this Saturday leading a workshop called Choosing Yourself. It’s perfect for anyone that’s scared of public speaking, starting a solo podcast or just wanting to gain more confidence in your everyday life. If you’re thinking of starting a podcast or you like the idea of having one head down to ShoutOut Live! Radical Women sponsored by Spotify this Saturday. It’s the podcast crash course I wish I had when I started. Head to solivefestival.com and use code radwomen18 to get £10 off. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
31:41
July 11, 2018
#71 The Slumflower: Taking The Biggest Risk
We’re only a few days away from ShoutOut Live! Radical Women sponsored by Spotify and I’m allowed to share the £10 off code on the podcast! So this Saturday you can learn how to record, edit, and script your future podcast, connect with the commissioning editors at Spotify, the BBC, and Audible. Ask the leading women in podcasts questions about growing your audience. Attend a social media strategy workshop and learn how to speak to your audience directly and most importantly learn how to get your podcast sponsored with Acast the team behind my Bose, Estee Lauder and NHS campaigns.  To get tickets head to solivefestival.com and use code radwomen18 to get £10 off! This week’s guest is Chidera Eggerue aka The Slumflower is an award-winning blogger, TEDx speaker and presenter. Her blog The Slumflower addresses the subjects of female empowerment, self-confidence, self-love, black hair, fashion and self-exploration. Described as a ‘millennial mastermind’ by ELLE magazine, Chidera was recently the only British girl to make it on to BuzzFeed's '30 Black Girls You Should Follow on Instagram’ list. Her first book 'What A Time To Be Alone' is published in July. In today’s episodes, The Slumflower and I share why it’s essential that you have varied interests that you draw inspiration from when creating your online presence. We discuss the pressure she felt to conform to the Flat Tummy Tea craze on Instagram. She shares what she believes are the key ingredients to having brands pitch her. We also touch on the art of pitching brands and why it’s essential you know the value you’re offering. She’ll tell you what it takes to cultivate a community and what’s she doing to ensure they stick with her. She debunks the idea that thousands of followers equals money in the bank. How refreshing is Chidera’s honesty? I’m not sure about you all, but I enjoyed learning a bit more about what it takes to be an influencer. On Wednesday we talk about Chidera’s childhood goals, more about why she wrote What A Time To Be Alone, we also cover her day to day life as an influencer. You can follow Chidera on Twitter and Instagram @TheSlumflower Make sure you lock back in. Also Chidera will be at ShoutOut Live! Radical Women this Saturday leading a workshop called choosing yourself. It’s perfect for anyone that’s scared of public speaking, starting a solo podcast or just wanting to gain more confidence in your everyday life. If you’re thinking of starting a podcast or you like the idea of having one head down to ShoutOut Live! Radical Women sponsored by Spotify this Saturday. It’s the podcast crash course I wish I had when I started. Head to solivefestival.com and use code radwomen18 to get £10 off. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
26:05
July 9, 2018
#68 Prisca Moyesa: Is IGTV Worth It?
We’re only 3 weeks away from ShoutOut Live! Radical women which I can now proudly say is sponsored by Spotify!! We’ve added some great new workshops which now include: 1. Choosing Yourself with The Slumflower (aka Chidera Eggerue) 2. Social Media Strategy for Creatives led by Emmy Award-Winning content creator and social media strategist Chasity Nao 3. Prep Your Pod: How To Get Your Podcast Sponsor-Ready led by Acast's Content Manager Sophie Herdman 4.Accelerator Workshop: - Professional vs DIY- The Art of Podcast Audio Production with Podcast Producer Lily Ames Get tickets at solivefestival.com It’s the end of the month so you know that I’m joined by Prisca Moyesa who will be helping me answer your questions which include: 1. Is podcasting really profitable given the effect of target demographics and black listening preferences? 2. How do you finance your podcast? 3. How do you implement a complex marketing strategy with limited time and zero team members? 4. What do you think of the new IGTV, is it worth creating for it? 5. I want to plan an event, but I'm scared nobody will come? What should I do? 6. I keep getting loads of interviews and callbacks for jobs but I never seem to get chosen. Is there anything I can try? I love love love Prisca, Make sure you are following Prisca @PriscaMoyesa on Twitter and Instagram her feed is full of positivity and inspiration, and if you want to hire her, visit Moyesa.co. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
30:59
June 27, 2018
#66 Ruby Aryiku: Building Self-Confidence
A quick reminder that if you’ve been thinking about podcasting or you want to become a confident storyteller or public speaker, I think you’ll benefit from attending ShoutOut Live! Radical Women. Register at solivefestival.com to get £10 off your ticket. This week I’m joined by Ruby Aryiku who is ⅓ Vamp PR. Ruby has been behind some fantastic UK premieres including Girls Trip starring Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett-Smith and Black Panther. Vamp PR tries to ensure Black influencers gain the same access to junkets and mainstream press activities as their white counterparts. In today’s episode we talk about: - The difference between Marketing and PR. - Working with your friends - How you can build your self-confidence by using drama techniques - And what to do when you don’t enjoy your job. A huge thanks to Ruby who has fantastic energy. You can follow Ruby on Twitter @MissRubyJade and Instagram @Rubyjadex If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
33:27
June 20, 2018
#65 Ruby Aryiku: Preparing For A Successful Career
A quick reminder that if you’ve been thinking about podcasting or you want to become a confident storyteller or public speaker, I think you’ll benefit from attending ShoutOut Live! Radical Women. This week I’m joined by Ruby Aryiku who is ⅓ Vamp PR. Ruby has been behind some fantastic UK premieres including Girls Trip starring Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett-Smith and Black Panther. Vamp PR tries to ensure Black influencers gain the same access to junkets and mainstream press activities as their white counterparts. In today’s episode we talk about: - University and selecting the right course. - How to get the best out of your university experience - Ruby shares the one thing she wants to improve to boost her career in PR - We also cover how you measure and benchmark your success - We also include the importance of reading. Huge thanks to Ruby who is a fantastic PR person. On wednesday we talk about the difference between marketing and PR, building self-confidence getting your first job out of university and the rise of the influencer. You can follow Ruby on Twitter @MissRubyJade and Instagram @Rubyjadex If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
31:13
June 18, 2018
#64 Yrsa Daley-Ward: Writing Someone Else's Story
This week I’m joined by Yrsa Daley-Ward who is a poet, writer and model. Yrsa first wrote On Snakes and Other Stories, Bone and her most recent book The Terrible which is a memoir. In today’s episode, we talk about how you tell other people’s stories when they overlap with your own. We touch on toxic relationships and how to escape them and why meditation is essential for a busy lifestyle. Yrsa is brilliant, Follow Yrsa on Twitter and Instagram (@YrsaDaleyWard) If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
26:29
June 13, 2018
#63 Yrsa Daley-Ward: How To Tell Your Story
Get the goss from radical women in podcasting at the UK's first ever female-focused podcast festival. Tickets are limited so register at solivefestival.com This week I’m joined by Yrsa Daley-Ward who is a poet, writer and model. Yrsa first wrote On Snakes and Other Stories, Bone and her most recent book The Terrible which is a memoir. It’s a fantastic read, and I highly recommend. In today’s episode Yrsa talk about the pros and cons of self-publishing your work, dealing with the press, and saying no. You’re gonna love it! Go and get a copy of The Terrible it’s a quick read and captivating from start to finish. On Wednesday’s episode, we talk about telling the stories of others in your work, the power of meditation and the process of writing a memoir. Follow Yrsa on Twitter and Instagram (@YrsaDaleyWard) If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
25:41
June 12, 2018
#62 Danielle McDonald: The Importance Of Accountability
Danielle McDonald is the Clarity Architect and Founder of Brands of Colour which is the leading and award-winning membership platform committed to helping black female entrepreneurs to step up, step out, own it and become more business savvy. They act as the cornerstone for women by assisting them to build the foundations for a better business. In today’s episode, we talk about Danielle’s career trajectory from HR to entrepreneur. We explore the signs you’re ready to leave and redundancy. The importance of accountability, We also touch on mastermind groups and why they are so essential to your growth as a small business. A huge thanks to Danielle on today’s episode. You can follow Danielle on Twitter @MsDMcdonald, and you can find out more about Brands Of Colour a membership platform for black female entrepreneurs on Twitter @brandsofcolour They’ve recently launched a podcast by the same name. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
18:26
June 6, 2018
#61 Danielle McDonald: How To Be Happy For Someone Else
Massive thank you to everyone that came to Wanna Be Live! Massive shout out to the tastiest vegan food around courtesy of @leafyrealm. Hire them for all of your vegan food needs! This week I'm joined by Danielle McDonald is the Clarity Architect and Founder of Brands of Colour which is the leading and award-winning membership platform committed to helping black female entrepreneurs to step up, step out, own it and become more business savvy. They act as the cornerstone for women by helping them build the foundations for a better business. In today’s episode, we are covering finding your purpose and building a business around it. The importance of looking out for signs. We also talk about execution and profitability and we also cover comparison and how to overcome it. I really loved Danielle’s honesty on today’s episode, on Wednesday we’ll talk about the start of her career in HR and building a successful business as a consultant. You can follow Danielle on Twitter @MsDMcdonald and you can find out more about Brands Of Colour a membership platform for black female entrepreneurs on Twitter  @brandsofcolour They’ve recently launched a podcast by the same name. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
25:07
June 4, 2018
#59 Prisca Moyesa: Doing Less For More
This week I’m joined by Brand and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa. Remember we’re going live this Saturday on June 2nd for the Brand Builder Masterclass where we’ll be sharing all of our growth secrets, how we launch successful video and podcast content, how you can get paid for your ideas and how we juggle social media with our J.O.B’s. visit wannabelive.eventbrite.co.uk This week you voted for ‘Doing Less for more’ Prisca and I cover whether it’s realistic to do less and gain more. We share our method of prioritising and what’s on our To-do lists, delegating vs DIY and most importantly how you can increase your rates without increasing your workload. Make sure you are following Prisca @PriscaMoyesa on Twitter and Instagram her feed is full of positivity and inspiration, and if you want to hire her, visit Moyesa.co. Don’t forget Wanna Be is going Live for the 1st time on June 2nd and it won’t be any regular live show. Prisca and have created an afternoon masterclass to help you level up your career, finance and brand. Get tickets at wannabelive.eventbrite.co.uk If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
31:42
May 28, 2018
#58 Dorcas Shola Fapson: Eliminating Limiting Beliefs
This week I’m joined by Dorcas Shola Fapson. Dorcas studied Criminology at university but wanted to pursue her passion for acting. She was granted a scholarship to American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York. Dorcas is best known for her role as Sophie in season 3 of MTV’s Shuga. She also hosted Ndani TV’s- The Juice and she appeared in Banana Island Ghost, and My Wife and I. Dorcas has racked up an incredible 217,000 followers on Instagram. In today’s episode, you’ll learn why having a degree still means something, what to do when opportunity knocks, and you can’t take it, and why you shouldn't limit your dreams. I want to say a massive thank you to  Dorcas. You can follow Dorcas on Twitter and Instagram @ms_dsf.   Don’t forget Wanna Be is going Live for the 1st time on June 2nd and it won’t be any regular live show. Prisca and have created an afternoon masterclass to help you level up your career, finance and brand. Get tickets at wannabelive.eventbrite.co.uk If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
36:20
May 23, 2018
#57 Dorcas Shola Fapson: Living Your Truth Online
This week I’m joined by Dorcas Shola Fapson. Dorcas studied Criminology at university but wanted to pursue her passion for acting. She was granted a scholarship to American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York. Dorcas is best known for her role as Sophie in season 3 of MTV’s Shuga. She also hosted Ndani TV’s- The Juice and she appeared in Banana Island Ghost, and My Wife and I. Dorcas has racked up an incredible 217,000 followers on Instagram so we talk about the pitfalls of social media, how you can live more authentically online and if she’s been typecast. We also discuss how you can use monologues and Instagram to attract casting directors.   A big thank you to Dorcas for keeping it real, on Wednesday we talk about Criminology and how she plans to integrate it into her career plans. You can follow Dorcas on Twitter and Instagram @ms_dsf.   Don’t forget Wanna Be is going Live for the 1st time on June 2nd and it won’t be any regular live show. Prisca and have created an afternoon masterclass to help you level up your career, finance and brand. Get tickets at wannabelive.eventbrite.co.uk If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
20:27
May 21, 2018
#53 DJ Nikki Beatnik: How To Succeed As A Working Mum
A quick reminder to get tickets to Wanna Be Live: Brand Builders Masterclass with myself and Brand and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa on June 2nd in London Bridge. At the live show we’ll show you how to: 1. Brand Better: How to use podcasting and video to build your brand. 2. The ultimate side-hustlers content timeline (free worksheet + template) 3. Pivoting: Finally get paid for your ideas! We’ve added early bird tickets, so there’s no excuse. wannabelive.eventbrite.co.uk. This week I’m joined by DJ Nikki Beatnik, Nikki is a DJ Producer, Vlogger and Mum. She has Dj’d in over 60 countries. She has been named the best DJ in the UK by Time Out. She has an incredible client list that includes Kanye West, Jay Z, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Cannes Film Festival, Adidas and she’s currently Kelis tour DJ. In today’s episode, we talk about motherhood and the challenges she faces being a mother and a DJ. We cover how she juggles touring with childcare. We talk about the impact motherhood has on your pay and why society needs to do better for mothers. We find out what Nikki does to overcome her guilt. It’s a refreshing take I’m sure you’ll love it. How lovely was that! I hope that the mothers listening and you future mums take something away from this episode. You can follow Nikki on Twitter @djnikkibeatnik you check out her sets on Youtube under Beatnik. On Wednesday we cover getting started as a DJ, whether we should use labels like ‘female DJ’ and what to do when you enter a male-dominated space. Don’t forget Wanna Be is going Live for the 1st time on June 2nd and it won’t be any regular live show. Prisca and have created an afternoon masterclass to help you level up your career, finance and brand. Get tickets at wannabelive.eventbrite.co.uk If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
24:42
May 7, 2018
#51 Natalie Kane: Planning For A Successful Future
**Wanna Be will be live with Brand and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa, and I will be running an extended Masterclass session in London on June 2nd. At the live show we’ll break down how to switch your business model if it’s not working (I’ve done this four times!) We’ll show you how we generate multiple income streams while we grow our businesses and how we finally learned to get comfy with our finances. This is the event for aspiring entrepreneurs and brand builders. Spaces are limited so get a ticket at wannabelive.eventbrite.co.uk.** This week I’m excited to share that the futurist Natalie Kane joins me! Natalie is the curator of Digital Design at the V&A and one-half of Haunted Machines a festival that explores the unexplained mysteries of technology. I met Natalie at my first ever solo speaking gig at SheSays Brighton. Natalie is a phenomenal storyteller who has a great career path that leads to her looking at the dark side of technology and it's impact on the future. How cool is Natalie, if you’re interested in a career in technology and the future you 100% should follow Natalie on Twitter @Nd_Kane. You can find out more about Haunted Machines at hauntedmachines.com Don’t forget Wanna Be is going Live for the 1st time on June 2nd and it won’t be any regular live show. Prisca and have created an afternoon masterclass to help you level up your career, finance and brand. Get tickets at wannabelive.eventbrite.co.uk If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29:21
April 30, 2018
#50 Prisca Moyesa: Recycling Your Old Content
Prisca and I are going to be live in London on Saturday 2nd June. You can expect a Masterclass feel just like the podcast where we'll have a discussion followed by your questions and an interactive workshop style. Stay tuned for when tickets go on sale.  Get tickets: https://wannabelive.eventbrite.co.uk It's episode 50, and it's only right we answer your questions on this particular episode! Brand and marketing expert Prisca Moyesa is back to help me answer your questions. Today we tell you whether you should recycle your old posts, how to be a mentor if you have no time, what lousy branding looks like, and what our biggest challenges have been so far.  Make sure you are following Prisca @PriscaMoyesa on Twitter and Instagram her feed is full of positivity and inspiration, and if you want to hire her, visit Moyesa.co their content is incredible. Don't forget to stay tuned for the live session on June 2nd. Tickets go on sale soon. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
33:54
April 25, 2018
#49 Prisca Moyesa: Creating Successful Partnerships
Prisca and I are going to be live in London on Saturday 2nd June. You can expect a Masterclass feel just like the podcast where we'll have a discussion followed by your questions and an interactive workshop style. Stay tuned for when tickets go on sale. Branding and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa is back and we are talking about partnerships and collaboration. We answer the following: 1. Is there a difference between a Partnership and a collaboration? 2. What are the questions you should ask before going into a partnership? 3. Legals- who does the contract? 4. What to do if it's not working out? Make sure you are following Prisca @PriscaMoyesa on Twitter and Instagram her feed is full of positivity and inspiration, and if you want to hire her, visit Moyesa.co their content is incredible. Don't forget to stay tuned for the live session on June 2nd. Tickets go on sale soon. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29:53
April 23, 2018
#48 Chloe Marlow: Developing A Luxury Brand
This week I’m joined by young fashion designer Chloe Marlow, Chloe is the founder and designer of Marlow London a luxury accessories brand. Chloe attended Central St Martin and 1 year later launched Marlow London. Her bags have been photographed on British singer Raye, presenter Maya Jama and blogger and designer Whitney Valverde. In today’s episode, we talk about why it’s important to start now, the value of gaining experience in different areas of your chosen industry, A huge thank you to Chloe who has been a phenomenal guest. Follow Chloe’s brand on Instagram @Marlow_London and visit marlowlondon.com to find out more. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
26:31
April 18, 2018
#46 Leona Nichole Black How To Feel Good Enough
This week I’m joined by my friend and confidante Leona Nichole Black. Leona is a Tarot therapist who launched her Tarot business last year. She has a Youtube channel where she does monthly general readings for each sign as well as juggling her PhD at Leeds University. Listen to episode 45 where we talk about overcoming fear and introducing spirituality into your processes. In today’s episode we talk about how powerful reading is, the right time to seek professional intervention for your depression or anxiety, we cover how the different types of therapy and the impact they can have on your life. We talk about the power of thoughts and what to do when you feel like you’re not good enough. I hope it helps. How is she so generous I can’t. Go and follow Leona immediately on Youtube and Instagram @LeonaNicholeBlack if you’re interested in Tarot I highly recommend checking her out on Youtube. Visit her website nicholeblack.com to find out more about her services and her PhD thesis. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. Music by Audiobinger- What Dreams Become Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
32:08
April 11, 2018
#45 Leona Nichole Black: Dealing With Chronic Fear
This week I’m joined by my friend and confidante Leona Nichole Black. Leona is a Tarot therapist who launched her Tarot business last year. She has a Youtube channel where she does monthly general readings for each sign as well as juggling her PhD at Leeds University. Her thesis is titled: Beyond the problem of blackness- which is all about black joy. Leona recently appeared on Channel 4 on Afro-futurism. In today’s episode we talk about Leona’s journey from Academia to Tarot, we talk about shifting your thoughts about money and getting comfortable with charging. What you’ll take away from this episode is how to trust your instincts, how to experience and get comfortable with fear and why exploring astrology might be for you. I love Leona, she is my personal reader and seeing how much she’s grown with her business gives me so much joy. You can follow Leona on Youtube and Instagram @LeonaNicholeBlack if you’re interested in Tarot I highly recommend checking her out on Youtube. Visit her website nicholeblack.com to find out more about her services and her PhD thesis. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. Music by Audiobinger- What Dreams Become Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
34:08
April 9, 2018
#43 Sapphire Bates: How To Charge Clients Correctly
This week’s guest is a tattoed Bill Murray and flower obsessed woman Sapphire Bates, owner and Creative Director of the The Flower Arranger who recently launched an online and IRL community for powerful creative women in business called The Coven. Sapphire is a master of curating beautiful Instagram pages which generates thousands of followers who like her gorgeous images. In today’s episode, we’re talking all things business. You’ll learn why it’s important that you know all of the areas. We talk about figuring out what to charge and the crucial question you should ask your peers. You can follow Sapphire on Instagram @theflowerarranger and @thecovengirlgang on Wednesday we talk about pivoting and hopping from job to job until you find what you like to do. I’m pleased to announce that the ShoutOut Network has opened up 10 new affordable membership options starting from £99 for either editing or recording. If you’re looking to level up your production visit  shoutoutnetwork.co.uk for more info. Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday . Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
31:54
April 2, 2018
#1 Bonus: Ava DuVernay: Creativity, Intention and Perfection
Welcome to a bonus episode of Wanna Be with Ava Duvernay! Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time is in Cinema’s now, and I had the honour and privilege to sit down with Director Ava DuVernay. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to put into words how special this was for me.  Ava DuVernay was nominated for the Academy Award- Best Picture for Selma, and Best Documentary film for 13th, she racked up 4 Golden Globe nominations and won 4 Emmys, a Peabody award and a BAFTA. Her work includes Middle of Nowhere, Selma, 13th, Jay-Z's A family Feud, Queen Sugar and of course A Wrinkle In Time to name a few. Ava also founded Array and incredible independent film collective which is dedicated to the amplification of independent films by people of colour and women globally. Find your light and watch A Wrinkle in Time check your listings to find the next showing. To find out more about Ava Duvernay, you can follow her @Ava and visit avaduvernay.com and be sure to check out Array by visiting arraynow.com. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. Music by Audiobinger- What Dreams Become and The Blue Dot sessions- Smooth Stone Special thanks to Vamp PR and Disney Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
19:49
March 31, 2018
#42 Prisca Moyesa: Building Your E-mail List
***To come along to my 12-week Growth Strategies course visit weheartmondays.com/growth and use code IMRIE10 for £10 off your class. The first class starts on Wednesday 25th, 2018, I’ll see you there!*** This week Brand and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa of Moyesa Co. is back for our monthly session. In today’s episode, we are answering your questions which include, what equipment should I use to start my podcast? Is it worth doing Instagram or Facebook lives? How do I build my email list? How do you ask strangers to be on my podcast? Follow Prisca @PriscaMoyesa on Twitter and Instagram and if you want to hire her visit Moyesa.co their content is incredible. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29:57
March 28, 2018
#40 Nathan Bryon: How To Get On TV
This week I’m joined by the incredibly funny Nathan Bryon. Nathan is a writer and actor.  He is best known to viewers for his role as regular character Jamie in Some Girls and Benidorm’s Joey. Nathan has written for critically acclaimed Cbeebies’ cartoon Rastamouse, BAFTA award-winning Swashbuckle and Apple Tree House.  Nathan currently has his cartoon series Afro Kid. Nathan has nabbed three-book deal on his picture book series due to hit shelves in 2019. In this episode, we talk about how to work with your partner on intense projects without breaking up! What a production bible is and what you should put in it. Why email is your best friend and how you can find anyone’s email address. Nathan is all about being audacious, and you’ll find out why. You can follow Nathan on Twitter at @nathanbryon. Check out his insanely funny web series #Reality on youtube or www.realitywebseries.com. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
32:22
March 21, 2018
#39 Nathan Bryon: How To Make Anything With No Money
**Nathan is a hoot but keep your headphones in as there’re a few swear words in this.** This week I’m joined by the incredibly funny Nathan Bryon. Nathan is a writer and actor. He is best known to viewers for his role as regular character Jamie in Some Girls and Benidorm’s Joey. Nathan has written for critically acclaimed Cbeebies’ cartoon Rastamouse, BAFTA award-winning Swashbuckle and Apple Tree House. Nathan currently has his cartoon series Afro Kid. Nathan has nabbed a three-book deal on his picture book series due to hit shelves in 2019. In this episode, you’ll find out how to handle losing a job, how to start a project with no money, why it’s important you pay your crew. He’s such a hoot you can follow Nathan on Twitter at @nathanbryon. Check out his insanely funny web series #Reality on youtube or www.realitywebseries.com. On Wednesday’s episode, we’ll be talking about some of the challenges of working with a partner how to pitch a TV show, how to find anyone’s email and why you should be more audacious. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
30:22
March 19, 2018
#37 Tobi Oredein: The Reluctant Entrepreneur
This week I’m joined by Tobi Oredein. Tobi is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Black Ballad which is a subscription lifestyle magazine written by and for black British women. Tobi and her co-founder Bola Awoniyi were named as Forbes 30 Under 30. Tobi is also a freelance journalist, and her work has appeared in BuzzFeed, The Pool and The Debrief to name a few. In today’s episode, Tobi opens up about why Black Ballad became a subscription-based site and how she handled the results of her market research telling her not to. We talk about her reluctance to be an entrepreneur, building a thriving culture that gets people invested and finally all of those wanting to quit and shut it down. What you’ll take away from this episode is how much it takes to run a business and the physical and financial sacrifices you have to make when you don’t have investors. You’ll learn why it’s essential that you do almost all of the jobs in your business to build your humility. Listen Tobi is one of my favourite people. I can’t wait for you to hear more from her on Wednesday where we cover journalism, why she chooses to focus on a niche audience and decision-making. You can follow Tobi on Twitter and Instagram @IAmTobiOredein, and you find out more about Black Ballad by visiting BlackBallad.co.uk If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29:20
March 12, 2018
#35 Ijeoma Oluo: Talking About Race
This week I’m super pumped to bring you this episode with Ijeoma Oluo she is an incredible writer and someone I admire. Ijeoma is based in Seattle, and she is the author of the New York Times Best-Seller, So You Want to Talk about Race, published by Seal Press. She was Named one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017, one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine, one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle by Seattle Met. Ijeoma is the winner of the of the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award by the American Humanist Society. If you’re not familiar with her works, she focuses on issues of race and identity, feminism, social and mental health, social justice, and the arts. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC News, Elle Magazine, TIME, The Stranger, and the Guardian, among other outlets. In today’s episode, we cover life with ADD and the difficulties with focusing. We talk about her greatest achievement to date, and I think you’ll find it both beautiful and refreshing. We discuss how you can have thoughtful and productive conversations about race. You can get a copy of So You Want To Talk About Race on Amazon. I highly recommend it. To find out more about Ijeoma, you can follow her on Twitter @IjeomaOluo, and you can also visit her website ijeomaoluo.com If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
31:32
March 5, 2018
#34 Prisca Moyesa: Is Blogging A Waste Of Time?
Prisca is back again today, and we are answering your most pressing questions including: How do I pitch myself as a guest on podcasts? Do you have any tips for launching a natural hair magazine? And Is blogging a waste of time? Thank you so much for your questions and a huge thank you to our expert Prisca Moyesa for sharing her knowledge with us. If you’d like to find out more about Prisca you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @PriscaMoyesa. You can visit Moyesa.co. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
31:27
February 28, 2018
#33 Prisca Moyesa: The Comparison Trap
This week Prisca is back and we had so much fun recording this episode. We are talking about the comparison trap, we share what it is, how it makes you feel and what to do about it. We also share a super simple action to help you escape the trap. Let’s go! If you’d like to find out more about Prisca you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @PriscaMoyesa. You can visit Moyesa.co. On Wednesday Prisca and I answer the questions you have sent in about your careers, brands and businesses. Some of the questions include: How do I pitch myself as a guest on podcasts? Do you have any tips for launching a natural hair magazine? And Is blogging a waste of time? If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
33:04
February 26, 2018
#32 Amma Asante: An Award-Winning Director
Today I’m joined by BAFTA Award-Winning Director Amma Asante. Amma started out as an actress. In 2004 Amma’s directorial debut film A Way of Life premiered at the Toronto Film festival, and Amma won 17 International awards. At the 2005 BAFTA Film Awards Amma received the BAFTA Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a writer/director. Amma films include Belle, A United Kingdom and Where Hands Touch with Amandla Stenberg. In today's episode, Amma shares her experience of trying to be an actor as a teenager in the 80s. You'll learn about the constant rejection she faced at school, the importance of sisterhood. You'll learn why the pressure of representation might be what holds you back. Prisca will be back next week to discuss the comparison trap, and we have some room for a few more questions. If you have a problem with marketing, branding, career or taking the next step send to wb@shoutoutnetwork.co.uk or visit wannabepodcast.com and select ‘Ask A Question’. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
30:49
February 21, 2018
#31 Amma Asante: The Only One
This week I’m joined by BAFTA Award-Winning Director Amma Asante. Amma started out as an actress and has appeared in Grange Hill, Desmonds and Birds of A Feather. In 2004 Amma’s directorial debut film A Way of Life premiered at the Toronto Film festival, and Amma won 17 International awards. At the 2005 BAFTA Film Awards Amma received the BAFTA Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a writer/director. Amma films include Belle, A United Kingdom and Where Hands Touch with Amandla Stenberg. In today’s episode, Amma and I talk about ‘The One Syndrome’, the idea that there can only be one minority at the top and for you to achieve you have to take out the competition. We talk about the importance of collaboration and why we need to let diverse creatives create the narratives that they want. Amma is very transparent about mentorship and providing opportunities to other young women looking to get a start in feature films. It’s a highly refreshing episode so make sure you listen to the whole thing. OUTRO Let’s get collaborating and creating more room. To find out more about Amma you can follow her on Twitter @AmmaAsante, and you can find out more of her work by visiting her website ammaasante.com Prisca will be back next week to discuss the comparison trap, and we have some room for a few more questions. If you have questions about marketing, branding, career or taking the next step send to wb@shoutoutnetwork.co.uk or visit wannabepodcast.com and select ‘Ask A Question.’ If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
32:28
February 19, 2018
#30 April Reign: Moving From Viral To A Movement
This week I’m joined by April Reign who is currently Senior Director of Marketing Fractured Atlas an organisation that empowers artists eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem. April is the creator of many viral hashtags the most notable being #OscarsSoWhite which challenges the lack of representation of marginalised communities in Hollywood. In today’s episode April shares how she transitioned from a Lawyer and to a writer, how she knew she was a good writer. We discuss the creation of OscarsSoWhite and why it’s important. In this episode you’ll learn about the tell-tale signs you’re in the wrong job and what you can do about it. You’ll learn how to get comfortable and patient with the journey. We also talk about the work you might be tempted to do for free and why that might just be your calling. To find out more about April you can follow her on Twitter on @ReignOfApril, and you can find out more of her work by visiting her website Reignofapril.com On March 1st April will be debuting a resource directory of talented creatives in the media industry all of whom are traditionally underrepresented groups. So keep an eye out for that. Prisca will be back in 2 weeks to discuss the comparison trap, and we have some room for a few more questions. If you have a problem with marketing, branding, career or taking the next step send to wb@shoutoutnetwork.co.uk or visit wannabepodcast.com and select ‘Ask A Question’. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
28:52
February 14, 2018
#29 April Reign: Creating Viral Hashtags
This week I’m joined by April Reign who is currently Senior Director of Marketing Fractured Atlas an organisation that empowers artists eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem. April is the creator of many viral hashtags the most notable being #OscarsSoWhite which challenges the lack of representation of marginalised communities in Hollywood. In today’s episode, April and I cover what it means to go viral and some of the challenges that come with it, especially when you’re talking about race and equality. We help you figure out how to use your platform for change and ways you can have the conversations you want without risking your jobs or friendships. We talk about how best to handle social media trolls and how to switch off and get organised. I hope you vibe with it. I hope you go off and feel better equipped to tackle the topics you care about on social media. To find out more about April you can follow her on Twitter on @ReignOfApril, and you can find out more of her work by visiting her website Reignofapril.com On March 1st April will be debuting a resource directory of talented creatives in the media industry all of whom are traditionally underrepresented groups. So keep an eye out for that. Prisca will be back in 2 weeks to discuss the comparison trap, and we have some room for a few more questions. If you have a problem with marketing, branding, career or taking the next step send to wb@shoutoutnetwork.co.uk or visit wannabepodcast.com and select ‘Ask A Question’. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Be sure to follow Wanna Be of Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday. Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
32:08
February 12, 2018
#27 Melissa Silverstein: Overpowering Negative Thoughts
To kick off, I’m joined by Melissa Silverstein she is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood. She is the Artistic Director and co-­founder of the Athena Film Festival — A Celebration of Women and Leadership ­­at Barnard College in NYC. The seventh annual festival will take place February 22-25, 2018. Melissa was selected to be a film envoy for the American Film Showcase. And she published “In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing,” which is a compilation of over 40 interviews from the Women and Hollywood site. Melissa broke the news about the pay disparity between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg for the All the Money in the World reshoot. In today’s episode, we talk about the difficulties you may encounter trying to make a living as a filmmaker. Knowing what you want out of your film career and knowing when to let it go. We also talk about the heavy burden of imposter syndrome and how Melissa chooses to deal with her fraudy feelings. This month I’m talking to 3 incredible women in Hollywood Melissa Silverstein the co-founder of the Athena Film Festival, BAFTA Award-winning Director Amma Asante and April Reign who is the creator of the infamous #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. I can’t wait for you to hear all of the wisdom these women have to offer. To find out more about Melissa, you can follow her on Twitter @Melsil. You 100% need to visit womenandhollywood.com to find more women who are creating, advocating and championing women in the film industry. If you like how this podcast sounds and think you can do what I do but better than you should reach out to the ShoutOut network. Visit shoutoutnetwork.co.uk to find out more about membership. Let me know what you have learned by leaving a review on iTunes via your Mac computer or on the iTunes Podcast app on your phone. Follow WannaBe @WannaBepodcast on Twitter and Instagram. To get the extended show notes listing the tools and resources, we mentioned in this episode visit wannabepodcast.com You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
12:32
February 5, 2018
#26 Prisca Moyesa: How To Become An Instagram Influencer
For today’s episode, Prisca is back, and we’re to answer your questions which include: How can I use social media to promote my podcast? How do I get big brands to sponsor me? What do I do if the job doesn’t advertise the salary? How do I stand out on Instagram? Make sure you follow Prisca if you’d like to find out more about Prisca you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @PriscaMoyesa. You can also visit Moyesa.co. Send in your questions via tweet to @wannabepodcast or via the website Ask A Question. We’re here to help so be specific with what you need help with and tell us what your brand or business is so we can offer super-specific advice. You can download a free copy of the Wanna Be One Page Business plan so you can take your vision out of your head and make it real. Visit Wannabepodcast.com and select Get Your Copy. This podcast is created by the ShoutOut Network. For info on membership and rates visit shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Follow WannaBe @WannaBepodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Visit wannabepodcast.com to read extended show notes and freebies. You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29:55
January 31, 2018
#25 Prisca Moyesa: How To Get The Skills You Need
his week Prisca is back and we’re here to discuss ‘How to getting the skills you need’ as voted by you. In today’s episode we cover education versus experience, if there’s a specific characteristic or trait that makes you better able to acquire skills. What tools and resources are out there and how to make sure that online course is worth it. All this and more so let’s get into it. Make sure you are following Prisca on Twitter and Instagram @PriscaMoyesa she drops bars and nuggets of wisdom. Trust me her feed is a happy place, you can find out more about her agency Moyesa & Co by visiting Moyesa.co. On Wednesday Prisca and I answer the questions you have sent in about your careers, brands and businesses. Some of the questions include: How can I use social media to promote my podcast? How do I get big brands to sponsor me? What do I do if the job doesn’t advertise the salary? How do I stand out on Instagram? Send in your questions via tweet to @wannabepodcast or via the website Ask A Question. We’re here to help so be specific with what you need help with and tell us what your brand or business is so we can offer super-specific advice. You can download a free copy of the Wanna Be One Page Business plan so you can take your vision out of your head and make it real. Visit Wannabepodcast.com and select Get Your Copy. This podcast is created by the ShoutOut Network. For info on membership and rates visit shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Follow WannaBe @WannaBepodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Visit wannabepodcast.com to read extended show notes and freebies. You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29:09
January 29, 2018
#24 Tiffany Ford: Influencing With Colour
Tiffany Ford is a Storyboard artist at the Cartoon Network and has worked on Clarence, Craig of the Creek, The Powerpuff Girl Dance Pantsed special, and she’s the former colour stylist on Steven Universe. She has also been a director at Disney TV. Tiffany also worked with Steven Universe Creator Rebecca Sugar on the children’s book called ‘The Answer. Today Tiffany and i discuss what it means to be a Storyboard Artist at the Cartoon Network, we talk about some of the demands that are placed on you. Do you know all of the questions you have to consider when storyboarding? We find out what they are. Tiffany reveals how she landed at the Cartoon Network studios. She reiterates the importance of putting your work out there and how it leads to being discovered. We also talk about colour styling, what it is and why it's so way more complex than just colouring in. You'll learn the importance of playing while you're working. You can find Tiffany’s work on Instagram @Atoffany and Twitter @ttoffany. Make sure you follow her she has such beautiful illustrations and daily colour blocks. On Wednesday’s episode, we talk about the books that have a profound effect on her life and career. We cover the ins and outs of being a storyboard artist and how you go about being hired at a big studio. You can download a free limited edition copy of the Wanna Be One Page Business plan and Goal Setting Guide so you can take your vision out of your head and make it real. Visit Wannabepodcast.com and select Free Download. It’s only available until January 25th! While you’re there Ask us a question. This podcast is created by the ShoutOut Network to find out more about membership by visit shoutoutnetwork.co.uk. Let me know what you have learned by leaving a review on iTunes via Mac or on the iTunes Podcast app on your phone. Or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @WannaBepodcast To get the extended show notes listing the tools and resources we mentioned in this episode Visit wannabepodcast.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29:37
January 24, 2018
#23 Tiffany Ford: Accepting Criticism Like A Pro
In the final instalment of the Meet the Cartoonists Special I’m so glad the finale episodes are with Tiffany Ford! Tiffany is a Storyboard artist at the Cartoon Network and has worked on Clarence, Craig of the Creek, The Powerpuff Girl Dance Pantsed special, and she’s the former colour stylist on Steven Universe. She has also been a director at Disney TV. Tiffany also worked with Steven Universe Creator Rebecca Sugar on the children’s book called ‘The Answer. We talk about why it’s so hard to say no as a woman of colour, the intense pressure she feels to be active and present as a minority. We talk about the importance of collaboration and what to look for in a good boss. From this episode, we talk about how to identify why your work isn’t hitting the mark. The importance of self-reflection, or to differentiate between external criticism and your inner-critic. We also cover what role burnout has in affecting your work as well as recognising the signs of burnout. We also touch on how to accept and take criticism and the tools she uses to remove her personal feelings from her work. Let’s get straight to Tiffany’s greatest achievement. You can find Tiffany’s work on Instagram @Atoffany and Twitter @ttoffany. Make sure you follow her she has such beautiful illustrations and daily colour blocks. On Wednesday’s episode, we talk about the books that have a profound effect on her life and career. We cover the ins and outs of being a storyboard artist and how you go about being hired at a big studio. You can download a free limited edition copy of the Wanna Be One Page Business plan and Goal Setting Guide so you can take your vision out of your head and make it real. Visit Wannabepodcast.com and select Free Download. It’s only available until January 25th! While you’re there Ask us a question. This podcast is created by the ShoutOut Network to find out more about membership by visit shoutoutnetwork.co.uk. Let me know what you have learned by leaving a review on iTunes via Mac or on the iTunes Podcast app on your phone. Or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @WannaBepodcast To get the extended show notes listing the tools and resources we mentioned in this episode Visit wannabepodcast.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
26:24
January 22, 2018
#22 Lisa Hanawalt: Managing Anxiety
This week I’m joined by Lisa Hanawalt the Producer and Production Designer of Bojack Horseman. Lisa has published two books with Drawn and Quarterly the first My Dirty Dumb Eyes in 2013 and The Hot Dog Taste Test (2016). Lisa is also the co-host of the Baby Geniuses podcast with Emily Heller. She has won 8 awards including the Critics Choice Award for Bojack Horseman twice. Fair warning we cover some more mature themes in today’s episode. Lisa and I discuss how she comes up with the idea’s for her art her use of wordplay. We explore how she developed her acute attention to detail and the questions she asks herself before creating the work. We talk about some of her quirks and how they influence the work she produces. What you’ll learn from this episode the novel ways you can channel your anxiety. We cover the characteristics of what a lousy therapist looks like. We talk about how her podcast Baby Geniuses got started. We touch on the stress you might experience around public speaking. This is one of the funnier episodes so enjoy! You can find out more about Lisa’s work by following her on Twitter and Instagram on @LisaDraws and via her website lisahanawalt.com. You can, of course, catch Bojack Horseman on Netflix. You can download a free limited edition copy of the Wanna Be One Page Business plan and Goal Setting Guide so you can take your vision out of your head and make it real. Visit Wannabepodcast.com and select Free Download. It’s only available until January 25th! While you’re there Ask us a question. This podcast is created by the ShoutOut Network to find out more about membership by visit shoutoutnetwork.co.uk. Have you been taking notes from this episode or visited Lisa’s work? Let me know what you have learned by leaving a review on iTunes via Mac or on the iTunes Podcast app on your phone. Or hit me up on Twitter and Instagram @WannaBepodcast To get the extended show notes listing the tools and resources we mentioned in this episode Visit wannabepodcast.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
28:45
January 17, 2018
#19 Eleanor Davis: How to Be Happy
We’re back at it again with the Design Special: Meet The Cartoonists. I’m joined by illustrator and Cartoonist Eleanor Davis. Eleanor is the author of the New York Times Bestseller How To Be Happy; she has also written You and a Bike and a Road, and The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook. Her work has been included in five issues of Fantagraphics' anthology MOME as well as Houghton Mifflin's Best American Comics in 2008. Comics Critic Richard Bruton said that Eleanor is "without question, a major young creator.". In today’s episode, we discuss what Eleanor is working on improving right now. We touch on feelings of guilt following Trump’s election. The subject turns to self-care and political activism. Eleanor opens up about her struggle to meet her goals now that she’s more politically engaged. From this episode, you’ll learn how to stay healthy while being an activist. Two neat ways to trick your brain into making self-care habit (or any habit) stick. We also cover why it’s essential you learn how to use kinder language when speaking about yourself. It’s a dynamic and joyful episode so enjoy! To find out more about Eleanor visit doing-fine.com or follow her on Instagram @squinkyelo and Twitter @Squinkyelo. Make sure you’re subscribed to Wanna Be on iTunes, Spotify, google play, acast or your favourite podcast app to get Part 2 when it drops on Wednesday. You can download a free limited edition copy of the Wanna Be One Page Business plan and Goal Setting Guide so you can turn your idea into reality. Visit Wannabepodcast.com and select Free Download. It’s only available until January 25th! While you’re there Ask us a question. This podcast is created by the ShoutOut Network. For membership info and rates visit shoutoutnetwork.co.uk. Follow WannaBe @WannaBepodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Visit wannabepodcast.com to read extended show notes and free downloads. You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
21:00
January 8, 2018
#17 Leslie Hung: Life After You Achieve Your Goals
Happy New Year and welcome to the Design special: Meet the Cartoonists. To kickstart the design special I’m joined by Leslie Hung, Leslie is the co-creator of Snotgirl with Bryan Lee O’Malley who is also the creator of the infamous Scott Pilgrim.  Snotgirl is published by Image Comics and is a beautifully designed comic series that has a fashion ‘lookbook feel’. Snotgirl documents the dark side of fictional social media influencer Lottie Person. Leslie is described as ‘the perfect artist to balance the ‘grotesequery and glamour that the story demands’ by the Comics Alliance.  Leslie is the co-host of the Salt & Honey podcast with fellow cartoonist Sloane Leong. She has racked up 162,000 followers on Instagram which is 99% her drawings.  In this episode you’ll find out:  1. What happens when you focus on just one project?  2. What to do after you reach your goals?  We jump straight in with Leslie talking about her struggle to see beyond her current project. On Wednesday’s episode, we talk about how Leslie went from working with mannequins to becoming a full-time comic artist. Subscribe to find out how Leslie teamed up with Scott Pilgrim’s Bryan Lee O’Malley. How to make money from your art and drawings. How to make sure your paperwork and the legals are right and tight when collaborating. Leslie also reveals the hidden things in podcasting nobody told her. Remember to share wannabepodcast.com/listen with your friend that’s always drawing. These episodes are essential listening for you arty types. To find out more about Leslie visit milkmanner.tumblr.com or follow her on Instagram @dairyfree. Make sure you’re subscribed to Wanna Be on iTunes, Spotify, google play, acast or your favourite podcast app to get Part 2 when it drops on Wednesday. You can download a free limited edition copy of the Wanna Be One Page Business plan and Goal Setting Guide so you can turn your idea into reality. Visit Wannabepodcast.com and select Free Download. It’s only available until January 25th! While you’re there Ask us a question. This podcast is created by the ShoutOut Network. For info on membership and rates visit shoutoutnetwork.co.uk. Follow WannaBe @WannaBepodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Visit wannabepodcast.com to read extended show notes and free downloads. You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
13:39
January 1, 2018
#14 Don't Jealous Me: Published in 4 Weeks (Tolulope Ogunmefun)
Key takeaways from the episode are how to get published in 4 weeks. Creating viral content and why it’s essential for you to create content that feels natural and fluent to you. Being consistent and knowing how to evolve. Tolulope Ogunmefun is known all over the world by his online social media name “Don’t Jealous Me”. He launched his YouTube channel in 2008, and it has been viewed over 41 million times. He has been entertaining fans, both young and old, with hilarious comedy sketches and vlogs. However, the YouTube popularity became challenging on a personal level as he became known as just being Don't Jealous Me when in fact he had so much more to offer. He tried to get into acting but was getting turned down regularly audition after audition which led to him having to take time out to find himself. He stopped posting as regularly on Youtube and decided to work on his real dream of acting. The hustle finally paid off and led to him getting a significant role in popular Sky One sitcom Sick Note and an upcoming BBC 3 series called Man Like Mobeen. After the life challenges and subsequent breakthroughs, Tolu decided to develop a new inspirational project. To find out more about Tolulope’s work you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @dontjealousme. Get a copy of The Frog and his Dancing Shoes on djmbooks.com. The book is an inspirational tale of friendship and jealousy. Again If you haven’t checked out episode 13 yet I highly recommend it, we cover his online controversy, big breaks and rebranding. Next week I’m joined by brand and marketing expert Prisca Moyesa, if you’re listening in real-time, please do get your career questions or concerns submitted before Saturday. To send your questions wannabepodcast.com and hit Ask Prisca or email wb@shoutoutnetwork.co.uk. This podcast is created by the ShoutOut Network. SON Save up to 25% on central London recording studios by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Subscribe on iTunes and share this episode with a friend who might be interested in fashion design and manufacturing. Follow WannaBe @WannaBepodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Visit wannabepodcast.com to read extended show notes and freebies. You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
30:54
December 20, 2017
#13 Don't Jealous Me: A Youtuber with 40+ Million Views with (Tolulope Ogunmefun)
This week I’m joined Tolulope Ogunmefun (Oh Goon May Fun) who is more famously known as comedian Don’t Jealous Me. Tolu’s Youtube channel has amassed over 41 million views on Youtube and was the star of his show the T-boy show. He has been cast in Sick Note on SKY 1 starring Rupert Grint, and recently Man Like Mobeen on the BBC. Tolu has just released his first children’s book titled ‘The Frog and his Dancing shoes.’ In today’s episode, we talk about the point he felt like giving up and what happens when the work you love starts to feel like work. Tolu opens up about his desire to have his ‘big break’. He defines what success means to him and why he still considers himself to be successful. We cover how he was able to meet his agent and his Manager and the impact that they have had on his career. As well as when he got into hot water with Michaela Coel. The key takeaways for you guys are: how to rebrand and develop your career when you are known for being one thing. How to diversify your offering and knowing when to get an Agent or Manager and how to deal with and overcome online controversy. This week’s Support This! Goes to Stop Funding Hate a campaign that aims to stop brands from advertising in newspapers that run sensationalist anti-migrant headlines. Visit stopfundinghate.org.uk for more information. Brand and marketing expert Prisca Moyesa will be back to discuss executing your visions. To submit your branding or career questions you can visit wannabepodcast.com and select branding clinic. Tweet your questions to @wannabepodcast alternatively if you’re old school like me you can send them to wb@shoutoutnetwork.co.uk. This podcast is created by the ShoutOut Network. SON Save up to 25% on central London recording studios by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Subscribe on iTunes and share this episode with a friend who might be interested in fashion design and manufacturing. Follow WannaBe @WannaBepodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Visit wannabepodcast.com to read extended show notes and freebies. You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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December 18, 2017
#12 Emilie Wapnick: Why You're A Multipotentialite
In today’s episode, we talk about how Emilie prepared for her viral Ted talk, how she secured a book deal, and how she came to the realisation and acceptance that she didn’t have one true calling. The key takeaways for you: - How you can secure and prepare for a TED talk. - The basics you need for a book proposal and to hook a book agent. - How to get comfortable with changing your career or profession. - Understanding and accepting what it means to be a Multipotentialite. You can find out more about Emilie by visiting her website puttylike.com. You can follow her on twitter @emiliewapnick. Her book ‘How to be Everything’ is available for purchase on Amazon and Audible if you prefer audiobooks. Brand and marketing expert Prisca Moyesa will be back to discuss executing your visions. To submit your branding or career questions you can visit wannabepodcast.com and select branding clinic. Tweet your questions to @wannabepodcast alternatively if you’re old school like me you can send them to wb@shoutoutnetwork.co.uk. This podcast is created by the ShoutOut Network. SON Save up to 25% on central London recording studios by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Subscribe on iTunes and share this episode with someone looking to do a Ted talk. Follow Wanna Be @WannaBepodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Visit wannabepodcast.com to read extended show notes and freebies. You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
31:07
December 13, 2017
#11 Emilie Wapnick: How to be Everything
This week I’m joined by the incredible writer, speaker and community builder Emilie Wapnick! Some of you may be familiar with Emilie because of her TedxBend talk called ‘Why Some of us don’t have one true calling’ where she coined the phrase ‘multipotentialite’. The talk that landed on the front page of Ted.com and has over 4.6 million views to date. Emilie is the founder of puttylike.com which she describes as ‘The home for multipotentialites’.  She is also the author of the incredible book ‘How to be Everything- a guide for those that still don’t know who they want to be’ and in today’s episode we discuss why and how you can be everything if that’s your calling. How you can change your language and those of your peers so that you can be free to follow the path or paths that you wish to pursue. We also talk about role models and why you need to surround yourself with multipotentialites. You can find out more about Emilie by visiting her website puttylike.com. You can follow her on twitter @emiliewapnick. Her book ‘How to be Everything’ is available for purchase on Amazon and Audible if you prefer audiobooks. It’s incredible, and the last chapters will boost your productivity. Support This! The Her Future Africa programme provides female entrepreneurs on the continent with training, access to global networks, and mentorship leaving these women fully-equipped to be innovators and leaders in their communities. For more information visit: herfutureafrica.org Be sure to get your brand and marketing questions in for our next Ask Prisca episode. To submit your questions wannabepodcast.com and hit Ask Prisca or email wb@shoutoutnetwork.co.uk. This podcast is created by the ShoutOut Network. SON Save up to 25% on central London recording studios by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Subscribe on iTunes and share this episode with a friend. Follow WannaBe @WannaBepodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Visit wannabepodcast.com to read extended show notes and freebies. You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
15:23
December 11, 2017
#10 Ruby Raut: Sustainable and Environmentally-Friendly
For this episode, I’m joined by Ruby Raut the Founder of Wuka Wear. Wuka wear is environmentally-friendly sustainable period underwear. In today’s episode, Ruby and I discuss Chhaupadi a practice in Nepal that exiled women to period huts when they were on their periods. We cover how the poor conditions around periods ultimately led to Ruby- who studied Environmental science to design and manufacture Wuka wear with no prior experience in fashion or manufacturing. In this episode, you will learn the critical elements in the manufacturing of a garment. How to turn your childhood experiences into a business and how to find advisors and mentors when you have no experience. Enjoy! Huge thank you to Ruby from Wuka Wear who just reached their fundraising on Kickstarter. You can still donate and help them reach their stretch target by visiting wuka.co.uk You can follow Ruby’s work on Twitter and Instagram @Wukawear. Be sure to get your brand and marketing questions in for our next Ask Prisca episode. To submit your questions wannabepodcast.com and hit Ask Prisca or email wb@shoutoutnetwork.co.uk. This podcast is created by the ShoutOut Network. SON Save up to 25% on central London recording studios by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Subscribe on iTunes and share this episode with a friend who might be interested in fashion design and manufacturing. Follow WannaBe @WannaBepodcast on Twitter and Instagram Visit wannabepodcast.com to read extended show notes and get freebies. You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29:50
December 6, 2017
#7 Prisca Moyesa: Financially Free
This week I'm finally joined by Branding and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa of Moyesa & Co. The topic is Financial Freedom, we cover what it is, whether you need it to be successful and how to achieve financial freedom. We cover fear of money and whether a money mindset is a real thing. This week’s Support This! Goes to Streetlink an visit app that allows you to report rough sleepers so that local support services can reach them. Visit here. Follow Wanna Be @WannaBepodcast on Twitter Visit wannabepodcast.com to get your copy of 24 Easy Actions to Calm Your Mind and Put a Smile on your face. You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
30:04
November 27, 2017
#6 Miss India America: Wearing A Crown of Authenticity
India is incredibly high-achieving, professing that she did not take a break from full-time education until she decided to enter the Miss India America pageant. We talk about the stigma around pageants and the brains vs. beauty argument that comes up time and time again. What stuck out about my conversation India is how important her faith is to her. She is a practising Hindu and has credited the religion (and Sathya Sai Baba Bal Vikas Education) with instilling her core values. As you'll hear, India has made some bold moves in her life and her career in order to get to where she wants to be. She shares how she developed her strong sense of self and how she is able to remove herself from uncomfortable situations.  Key takeaways: - How to remain authentic under intense pressure. - The importance of finding friends with good motives and ambitions. - Utilising your faith and spirituality in your career. - Designing a successful career path (or is it just a series of accidents?). - How to overcome your insecurities to become who you wanna be. - View extended show notes here. Follow Wanna Be @WannaBepodcast on Twitter Visit wannabepodcast.com to get your copy of 24 Easy Actions to Calm Your Mind and Put a Smile on your face. You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
28:16
November 22, 2017
#5 Miss India America: A Beauty Queen With A Cause
This week I’m joined by Miss India America- India LaRoda. India is African American and Indian and is the first bi-racial Miss India America. India is currently studying to be a paediatrician and was recently the recipient of the Women of Purpose Award. In today’s episode, we talk about the unique challenges she faced while trying to become the first bi-racial Miss India America. We also cover India’s passion project, SmileTrain which is a non-profit organisation that is committed to giving free Cleft lip surgeries to children in 85 countries. The most prominent takeaways from today’s episode are how to maintain your authenticity under insane pressure and why we should all give more. Visit indialaroda.com to find out more about SmileTrain and #GiveSmiles. This week’s Support This! Goes to Girls In Real Life AKA G-IRL. Founded by Kadish Morris. Check it out here. Follow Wanna Be @WannaBepodcast on Twitter Visit wannabepodcast.com to get your copy of 24 Easy Actions to Calm Your Mind and Put a Smile on your face. You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
21:45
November 20, 2017
#4 Georgia Dodsworth: A Creative Influencer
It's Self-Care Awareness Week (13th-19th Nov) and this week I'm joined by the Founder of The World of Self-Care, Georgia Dodsworth. In this week's episodes Georgia shares her journey with Borderline Personality Disorder and becoming a successful freelancer while still at university studying Performance and Creative Enterprise. In this episode we talk about how Georgia set up her daily routine and became so disciplined. Georgia is extremely well organised when it comes to planning her days and she explains how this discipline has helped her BPD. We talk about knowing your worth and how much value you can add. More importantly the power of saying 'No' to opportunities and the mental checklist that she does before deciding that a project is worth her time. Georgia's checklist: 1. What is the project. 2. Do I know the company or brand? What are her views of that brand. 3. How much times is the project going to take out of her day/week? 4. Is the job paid or not? 5. Can she add value to the project? Georgia's routine includes: Using a Lumie light alarm. Writing Morning pages to get all her thoughts out on paper at least 3 times per week. Creating a to do list/ plan for her day. Applying makeup to feel ready. Not working in bed. Special mentions: Natrellatree.com who sent me a free self-care tree. Toggl, a time management app. Good Time a productivity app. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
31:08
November 15, 2017
#2 Adrian Hon: Game Developer With 3+ Million Downloads
Adrian is co-founder and CEO of Six to Start. He is best known as the co-creator of the international smash hit mobile app, “Zombies, Run!” Previously, Six to Start has worked with Disney, the BBC, Channel 4, and Penguin, and Six to Start has won multiple awards including Best of Show at SXSW. Adrian has also been a speaker at the main TED Conference. He is the author of A History of the Future in 100 Objects and writes a tech column for the Telegraph. He used to works at Cambridge, UCSD, and Oxford as a trained neuroscientist. Follow Adrian on Twitter In Part 2 of this episode, Adrian discusses how he used Kickstarter to fund Zombies Run! Their goal was $12,500, and they raised over 73k. We also discuss the history of the future. The best business advice he’s ever received. And how to successfully build your team of developers with no programming knowledge. If you’re thinking about developing a game or an app stay tuned and even if you’re not there’s a lot of great insights on building and funding your projects. So be sure to subscribe. Don’t forget that the last episode of the month I’ll be joined by Brand and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa the Founder of Moyesa co. Every month we’ll answer your questions on branding, marketing, careers, freelancing and much more so if you have a question you can submit them under Ask Prisca on wannabepodcast.comWannabepodcast.com/ask-prisca. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29:43
November 8, 2017
#1 Adrian Hon: A Creative CEO
Meet Adrian Hon the CEO and Founder of Six to Start an incredible game development and entertainment agency. Adrian and author Naomi Alderman are the geniuses behind the highly successful running app Zombies Run! which has generated nearly 4 million downloads, over a quarter of a million monthly active users and tens of thousands of subscribers.  Support This! four-part documentary series, Young, Gifted and Grinding which focuses on innovative black entrepreneurs in Britain who are carving out opportunities for themselves and turning their passion into profit. Watch the documentary on Ndrika.com Get the free 'Nine Long Reads To Spark Creativity' guide here. Don’t forget that the last episode of the month I’ll be joined by Brand and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa the Founder of Moyesa co. Every month we’ll answer your questions on branding, marketing, careers, freelancing and much more so if you have a problem you can submit them under Ask Prisca on wannabepodcast.com. Thank you to Efe the Sound Engineer on Wanna Be.If you’re looking for somewhere affordable in central London to record check out the shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Artwork: Angelika Scudmore- Find more of her work on Instagram @Angelikasillustration And to Sarah Nwafor @EclecticSarah for the photography. Visit: Wannabepodcast.com Follow WB on Twitter Follow Imrie on Twitter and Instagram Thanks! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
15:59
November 6, 2017