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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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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.

    #91 Keke Palmer: Stop Seeking Approval

    #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.


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    #90 Nels Abbey: Think Like A White Man

    #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

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    • 31 min
    #89 Kerstin Cable: How to Learn A Language Fluently

    #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

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    • 32 min
    #88 Sarah Ozo-Irabor: Building An Engaged Community

    #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

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    #87 Greta Solomon- The Life Changing Power Of Writing

    #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

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    • 34 min
    #85 Blitz Bazawule: Preparing For Global Recognition

    #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

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    • 36 min

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