Prescriptions with Dr. CAH is a micro-blog (podcast) that amplifies the stories of creative leaders, past and present. Join multidimensional storyteller Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds for insightful discussions covering business, fashion, education and innovation from a 360-degree perspective with a special focus on culture. The podcast offers exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in the biz, including renowned fashion critic Rudy Reed, master perfumer Darryl Hunter, celebrity fashion designer, Cedric Brown, actress Toynal Davis and celebrity chef Jamika Perssoa, among many others. You'll get valuable insights and "prescriptions" that will hopefully motivate you to rethink your strategies and unlock new growth opportunities.
Paving Your Own Way & Taking Intentional Leaps of Faith in an Unpredictable Market w/ Toynal Davis
I have known Toynal Davis for a long time. She is one of dear best friends in the creative space and I am always inspired by what she is doing. Toynal personifies the definition of a renaissance woman. With over 20 years of professional experience in multiple industries, Davis has built a solid reputation as a multi-gifted and multi-purposed professional in her roles as an actress, songstress, and overall creative.
She has experienced great success, but like every human, so she has faced some highs and lows. As someone who has experienced living abroad, working with Tyler Perry on his hit show SISTAS and other notable opportunities, Toynal offers incredible insight into taking intentional leaps of faith and getting very clear about what you want in your life.
Over the next few months, we will be speaking to some of the best minds in the industry, tapping into their minds to get foresight on what’s to come. Toynal is one of these great minds, and I am excited to have her stop by and provide some notable PRECRIPTIONS!
This episode is so inspiring, and you don’t want to miss it!
Follow Toynal on IG: @thetoynaldavis
Every Scarf has a Story: A intimate conversation with Creative Architect, Cedric Brown
It has been said not all superheroes wear capes. These days, they wear scarves and kimonos. Like many people working in the industry, Cedric Brown always knew he wanted to go into fashion. From interning to senior designer of www.cedricbrowncollections.com, Cedric Brown did it! In this episode of the Prescriptions podcast, he shares exactly what he has done to design his perfect career. He has had a lot of divine connections, but it took a ton of work and smart moves to get him where he is today.
Cedric Brown, 28, is a fashion designer and visual artist. In his hometown of Atlanta, GA, he runs a family-owned apparel business. Raised by a single mother, her phenomenal style was his inspiration for his fashion sketches. Instead of getting caught up in the self-destructive cycle of a fatherless home, he chose to express himself through his art. Through his hard work and perseverance, he received national scholarships and grants to pay his way through college. He received a B.F.A in Fashion Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and took business courses at the Operation Hope center.
Cedric has made a lifetime dedication to the arts. In 2010, his painting "As the Twig Bends, so the Tree Inclines" was selected for permanent display in the National Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. In addition, he gained professional work experience through design internships and freelance work in New York City and Hong Kong, as well as interning at big corporations such as Sears/K-Mart, Li and Fung Limited, and Carter's.
His customized artwork has attracted him to Notable celebrities, Actress Lynn Whitfield, Vivica A. Fox, Rapper Young Thug, Wale, Singer Tamela Mann, Coca Vango, Verse Simmons, Lil Scrappy, news anchor Jovita Moore, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, and Fortune 500 CEO’s John Miller, Denny's, Marvin Ellison, Lowe's, Ellen Alemany, CIT Bank, and John Hope Bryant, Operation Hope, are among those who have Cedric Brown Collections On Season 4 of Own's Network show, Greenleaf, Cedric Brown Collections, will be worn by lead role characters Lamman Rucker, (portraying Jacob Greenleaf) and Lynn Whitfield, (portraying Lady Mae Greenleaf).
My Two Scents: The Language of Fragrance with scent storyteller Darryl Hunter
Using his nose and astute familiarity of consumer behaviors, Darryl Hunter shares with us his views on Dragon Perfume’s niche and pioneering scents, how to dismantle outdated rules and design a more resolute brand, the habit of significance vs. success, maximizing relationships, and Dragon Perfumes unique identity to the world of fragrance.
“Fragrance is a story in smell, sometimes a poetry in memory. “
― Darryl Hunter, Dragon Perfume
Telling Stories with Fashion and Words with Rudy Reed
Wardrobe Stylist, Creative Director and Writer Rudy Reed brings a sexy and otherworldly aesthetic to his work. Based in NYC, Reed’s resume includes an impressive array of clients like Sex and the City and the Devil Wears Prada iconic stylist, Patricia Field, stylist for the band Exotik Robotz, GBM News, Krave Magazine, Hers Magazine, New York Fashion Week and other prominent figures in the fashion industry.
In this episode we’re talking about Rudy’s rise to fame. He opens up about the personal pivots that led him down this path, his survival tips for managing friendship and business, and the “prescriptions” that yields the best artistic results. Take these tools, open your mind, and set yourself free.
What’s next for Rudy Reed
Rudy is currently helping to promote the book Branded Protest, a project in which he wrote a chapter for. The book focuses on thirteen movements/organizations that have successfully managed thrive over the past decade. This book also explores key components on how each group made themselves identifiable. Rudy wrote the chapter on Black Lives Matter. He explains how the movement was birthed from a hashtag. He also explains why they chose the colors black and yellow to convey their message of signage.
Rudy is also working on a small capsule collection of clothing. These pieces will be gender fluid, contain pieces that are military inspired, but will also allow the consumer to get a better sense of who Rudy Reed is.
The Secret Ingredient: Seasoned Advice from Celebrity Chef & Television Personality Jamika Pessoa
In this episode we’re talking with celebrity chef and television personality Jamika Pessoa about the concept of editing your life (post COVID-19), ways to identify your values and build a life around them, prioritizing what matters, how to stop judging yourself and grow from a place of simplicity, and how to find the “recipe” of relevancy no matter where your passions take you- ONE “Prescription” at a time.
Jamika Pessoa "Chef Jamika" launched her television career as a contestant on The Food Network’s Next Food Network Star in 2009, she has appeared on a number of nationally-acclaimed television shows including, Good Morning America, HLN Weekend Express, Unique Sweets, The Today Show, Guy’s Grocery Games, the Chew, Sister Circle, Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Dr. Oz’s new series The Dish on Oz. She is also the Co-Host for the Food Network’s Let’s Eat. From contestant, to guest judge, contributor, co-host and host, she is seriously ‘stirring’ up the food industry!
Host- Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds
Guest- Jamika Pessoa " Chef Jamika"
Introducing ' Prescriptions with Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds'
Prescriptions with Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds is a moving and insightful podcast series with leading creative and business leaders from the world of Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Education, Human Resources and Culture. Join Global Educator, Author, and Fashion Storyteller Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds in this trailer episode where he sets the mood for this pathbreaking podcast with a glimpse into his world, one 'prescription' at a time. Future episodes will address current affairs, creativity, and multifarious topics. Subscribe now to hear new episodes as soon as they drop.
My 1st Prescription Nugget: What's in the pencil in greater than what is around it. The talents in you are greater than the environment surrounding you.
Congrats to the Doc
Witty, entertaining, and full of informative nuggets. i predict that Doctor Hammonds podcast will discuss topics that we all can enjoy and learn from.
Great source of education and perspective.