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**Winner of 2021 International Women's Podcast Awards for Best Business Podcast** Jumpstart your Creative Career with informal mentorship from successful creative entrepreneurs, across TV, film, music, literature, and beyond to turn your creative passion projects into full-time careers. Hear from experts, get inspired, and drive your creative career forward! Past guests include Jeff Friday, James Lopez, Maz Jobrani, Rizwan Manji, Stefon Bristol, Sarah Thawer, and Maaza Mengiste! Shereen Kassam aka FunnyBrownGirl will also share stories and strategies that she used to step outside her 9-5 to become an internationally touring stand-up comedian, radio personality, actress, and now podcaster. Join our community of creatives and let's lift each other up! Subscribe to receive alerts when a new episode is available. For inspiration Instagram - @funnybrowngirl Shownotes - www.funnybrowngirl.com/podcast

Creative Breakthrough Shereen Kassam, Funny Brown Girl

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 131 Ratings

**Winner of 2021 International Women's Podcast Awards for Best Business Podcast** Jumpstart your Creative Career with informal mentorship from successful creative entrepreneurs, across TV, film, music, literature, and beyond to turn your creative passion projects into full-time careers. Hear from experts, get inspired, and drive your creative career forward! Past guests include Jeff Friday, James Lopez, Maz Jobrani, Rizwan Manji, Stefon Bristol, Sarah Thawer, and Maaza Mengiste! Shereen Kassam aka FunnyBrownGirl will also share stories and strategies that she used to step outside her 9-5 to become an internationally touring stand-up comedian, radio personality, actress, and now podcaster. Join our community of creatives and let's lift each other up! Subscribe to receive alerts when a new episode is available. For inspiration Instagram - @funnybrowngirl Shownotes - www.funnybrowngirl.com/podcast

    How to be Unstoppable! The Finale!

    How to be Unstoppable! The Finale!

    I’m proud to say, that my TEDx Eustis talk - How Chicken Wings Made Me Unstoppable - is now available to watch at My website: http://www.funnybrowngirl.com/tedx
    or
    On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kchNWYVUqaw. 
    or 
    TED.com
    https://www.ted.com/talks/shereen_kassam_chicken_wings_made_me_unstoppable
    I encourage you to check it out, hit the like button, and share it with someone!
    I also share my advice and tips on how to be a TEDx speaker! Including how to submit a stellar TEDx application and how to give the talk of your life!
    Special thank you to: TEDxEustis  and all my friends and family who supported me, rooted for me, and made this possible!
    Watch: http://www.funnybrowngirl.com/tedx
    On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kchNWYVUqaw
    TED.com
    https://www.ted.com/talks/shereen_kassam_chicken_wings_made_me_unstoppable
    Image: TEDxEustis

    • 15 min
    How to be Unstoppable

    How to be Unstoppable

    Update: April 2022 -  My TEDx talk - How Chicken Wings Made Me Unstoppable - is now available to watch! I share how to become unstoppable by embracing the lesson of the chicken wing - the ability to re-sauce yourself! It will have you laughing, thinking, and craving a good chicken wing! Three ways to watch it!
    My website: http://www.funnybrowngirl.com/tedx
    or
    On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kchNWYVUqaw. 
    or 
    TED.com
    https://www.ted.com/talks/shereen_kassam_chicken_wings_made_me_unstoppable
    I encourage you to check it out, hit the like button, and share it with someone!
    Hi Creatives, a couple of month ago I was honored to be selected as the keynote speaker for a virtual event titled, “Unstoppable.”.  Today, I will share the recording with you all – my journey to being Unstoppable! Show notes at CreativeBreakthroughPodcast.com 

    • 36 min
    Nelu Handa: How to Get Work and Stay Sane

    Nelu Handa: How to Get Work and Stay Sane

    Hi Creatives, This week we chat with Nelu Handa, a writer on A Little Late with Lily Singh.  Nelu is a writer, actor, improvisor, and comedian.  You’ve seen her on Netflix’s Workin’ Moms and The Van Baron Show.  Nelu shares with us how she’s navigated her creative journey, leaving her 9-5 job to be a 24/7 Creative, and more! Show notes at CreativeBreakthroughPodcast.com 

     

    • 39 min
    MSNBC's Ali Velshi: Keys to Success

    MSNBC's Ali Velshi: Keys to Success

    Hello creatives! This week Ali Velshi, television journalist, from MSNBC joins us to share how he went from studying religion to becoming a globally recognized journalist.  He shares tools to become successful in one’s creative journey, as well as his secret sauce for success.  Ali and I also talk about Twitter trolls and living up to our immigrant parents’ expectations.  Show notes: CreativeBreakthroughPodcast.com.  

    • 42 min
    TV Personality Bevy Smith: It Gets Greater Later

    TV Personality Bevy Smith: It Gets Greater Later

    Hello Creatives! Bevy Smith joins me this week to talk about her new book Bevalations: Lessons from a Mutha, Auntie, Bestie.  Bevy shares inspiration and wisdom on everything from finding the courage to leave her 6-figure corporate job, transitioning from being a fashion executive to a media personality, becoming an entrepreneur, and more! She even drops a special Bevalation solely for listeners of Creative Breakthrough!  

    • 49 min
    Spotify Called Me!

    Spotify Called Me!

    Hi Creatives! This week I share BIG news – Spotify called me! I also talk about setting intentions for 2021 vs setting goals, our guest next week – Bevy Smith to chat about her new book Bevalations: Lessons from a Mutha, Auntie, Bestie, and of course why Spotify called me! 
    Show notes

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

JCDiaz23 ,

Fun and informative!

So glad I found this podcast! As a creative, it’s great to get actionable advice without the fluff. At the same time, she is hilarious and makes every episode as entertaining as it is enlightening. Added this podcast to my rotation after the first listen!

NicoleRiccardo ,

A must-listen!

So glad I found this podcast! Funny, inspiring, actionable tips - what more could I ask for?!

BurjLass ,

I’m hooked

Thank you for the inspiration!

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