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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 • 130 Ratings

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

    How to be Unstoppable

    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
    Plan for Success in 2021 with Jaime Callica

    Plan for Success in 2021 with Jaime Callica

    Disney Channel and BET favorite, and seen Lifetime alongside Kelly Rowland, actor Jaime Callica takes the hot seat to chat about growing your social media (he has 81.8K IG followers), pursuing your passion, and being part of Tyler Perry’s TV show Ruthless.  We also chat about staying positive, being grateful, and working smarter.  Real life advice plus motivational messages all rolled up in one episode! Learn more at CreativeBreakthroughPodcast.com  
    Show Notes

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

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A must-listen!

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

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I’m hooked

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Representing & Relatable

I love the ethic that Shereen brings to her podcast. Not only is she a hilarious comic, but the advice & indirect mentorship I get from her guests help my creativity & creative process as a host of my own Radio Show.

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