Join New York Times bestselling author Luvvie Ajayi Jones as she brings you thought-provoking conversations with professional troublemakers who have taken action, done scary things and rocked the boat to an audacious life.
A professional troublemaker is a truthteller, change agent and trailblazer. They are committed to disrupting what is unjust for the greater good. They take up the call of the late, great John Lewis, who charged us to “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” They are ordinary people with the extraordinary habit of choosing COURAGE in moments of FEAR.
Challenge Authority (with Donna Brazile) - Episode 19
This week on Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is speaking to Veteran political strategist, Donna Brazile. Donna is the former interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee, became the first African American woman to serve as the manager of a major party presidential campaign, and is a best-selling author and speaks at colleges and universities across the country.
During her conversation with Luvvie, they cover the importance of always asking why, how critical it is to lift others as we climb, and the cultures that shape us. Get ready to Challenge Authority with the latest episode of Professional Troublemaker.
Check Yourself (with Rachel Rodgers) - Episode 18
This week on Professional Troublemaker, Rachel Rodgers. Rachel is the founder of Hello Seven, a multi-million-dollar company that teaches women how to earn more money and build wealth, and she’s the author of We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power
Rachel talks all about her career as a lawyer and how she shifted into the coaching and entrepreneurial space, and why she’s so passionate about making sure women – especially Black women – have the knowledge and tools they need to build multi-generational wealth.
Let Love Save You (with Yvette Noel-Schure) - Episode 17
In this #ArchiveApril episode, we're re-airing Luvvie's interview with Yvette Noel-Schure - legendary media mogul and publicist to stars like Prince, Maxwell, and Beyonce. Luvvie and Yvette are talking about how she chooses happiness and has established an award-winning career built on respect, loyalty, hard work, and love.
Own the Narrative (with Rich Dennis) - Episode 16
In this Archive April episode, Luvvie is re-sharing an in-depth interview from 2018 with Sundial Brands Co-Founder and CEO Rich Dennis. In the interview, Rich shares how he went from selling soaps on 125th street in Harlem to building a business that is now a global conglomerate. He chats about why economic freedom is so critical for the Black community and breaks down the costs of (not) buying Black. He talks about buying ESSENCE Magazine and explains how he had the conviction to insist that Unilever invest $100 million in Black women entrepreneurs as part of this partnership with the megabrand. This was one of our most popular episodes when it aired originally, so we're excited to be sharing it again!
Own Your Purpose (with Thasunda Brown Duckett) - Episode 15
On this episode of Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is bringing back an interview she did with Thasunda Brown Duckett on her previous podcast as part of Archive April. At the time of this interview, Thasunda was serving as the CEO of Chase Consumer Banking, but earlier this year she was named as the president and CEO of TIAA and is the first woman to serve in that role.
Go Unafraid (with Bozoma Saint John) - Episode 14
This week on Professional Troublemaker we’re kicking off Archive April! We’re reaching back into the archives from when the podcast was called Rants & Randomness and bringing you some of the conversations Luvvie has had with some amazing Professional Troublemakers over the years.
For this first episode of Archive April, Luvvie is talking to her friend Bozoma Saint John. Currently Chief Marketing Officer for Netflix, at the time of this interview in 2018, Boz had just left her job at Uber and taken on a role at Endeavor as their Chief Marketing Officer. Boz and Luvvie are talking about how they’ve learned to show up unafraid in these corporate spaces where no one looks like them and why it matters that they go into those spaces anyway.
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I found Luvvie through her TedXTalk, just bought her book, Professional Troublemaker, today and just started the podcast two hours ago! 🗣 Lemme tell y’all Luvvie is the best friend we all need! Intelligent, hilarious, insightful and encouraging and so much more. What stands out for me is that she understands the pain points and obstacles that we are all feeling in current times and speaks on all of this mess in a way that leaves you feeling hopeful and ready to show up in the world as our authentic, powerful selves. There’s not enough of that in this world and the diligent, thoughtful work that Luvvie gifts us are literal diamonds. Subscribe now!
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I needed to hear what you’ve said in just the first 2 episodes I’ve heard 🥺thank you Luvvie!