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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.

Professional Troublemaker Luvvie Ajayi Jones

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 2K Ratings

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.

    Kick Doors Open (with Gina Yashere) - Episode 25

    Kick Doors Open (with Gina Yashere) - Episode 25

    British-Nigerian comedian, producer, and author, Gina Yashere is in conversation with Luvvie about being disruptive by nature, refusing to take no for an answer, and how to kick open doors and create your own opportunities for success.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Do Your Best (with Jovian Zayne) - Episode 24

    Do Your Best (with Jovian Zayne) - Episode 24

    We have another encore episode this week on Professional Troublemaker. Luvvie is in conversation with Jovian Zayne, international speaker, professional development coach, leader of the OnPurpose Movement, and overall embodiment of epicness.

    Jovian shares stories of using her privilege to encourage the human spirit - even at a young age - and how she used those experiences to propel her into her purpose of helping others discover, live, and work on purpose.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Push Forward (with Latham Thomas) - Episode 23

    Push Forward (with Latham Thomas) - Episode 23

    This week on Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is sharing an encore Rants & Randomness conversation with wellness maven to the stars and birth doula, Latham Thomas. Latham has literally written the books on how to be fabulous while pregnant and actualize your glow as a modern woman and mother. Her brand @GlowMaven works to democratize doula services and maternal support by spotlighting the global crisis that is Black maternal health.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Expand Your World (Luvvie's Travel Essentials) - Episode 22

    Expand Your World (Luvvie's Travel Essentials) - Episode 22

    As people get vaccinated and the world starts to open up again this summer, this week on Professional Troublemaker, we are airing an encore episode where Luvvie is sharing her travel favorites. After traveling hundreds of thousands of miles for work and play, Luvvie has opinions to share on everything from her favorite travel products from packing cubes that will help you organize your luggage to noise-canceling headphones to tune out the world during your flight to a few tips to make your trip a little easier.

    • 45 min
    Say Yes (with Elizabeth Gilbert) - Episode 21

    Say Yes (with Elizabeth Gilbert) - Episode 21

    This week on Professional Troublemaker, we've got a bit of a change-up - instead of Luvvie being the interviewer, she's the one being interviewed. Near the end of the Professional Troublemaker press tour, Luvvie did an IG Live for Elizabeth Gilbert's Onward Book Club, and it was such a fantastic conversation, we're excited to share it here.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Unearth Who You Are (with Sarah Jakes Roberts) - Episode 20

    Unearth Who You Are (with Sarah Jakes Roberts) - Episode 20

    This week on Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is in conversation with businesswoman, motivational speaker, pastor and bestselling author Sarah Jakes Roberts. Sarah is the daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes and pastors a dynamic community of artists and professionals in Hollywood alongside her husband, Touré Roberts.

    During her conversation with Luvvie, Sarah shares the adversities she’s had to overcome that eventually led her to who she is today. Her story is an example of all things coming together for good and the power of discovering your whole purpose through every experience in your life.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Modell23 ,

Gabrielle Union is so relatable.....also Go Unafraid with Boz.

I love this episode. Gabby and I vibe on the same frequency. I love her. I agree with all the personality changes black women morph into in order not to be seen threatening to their “white”counterparts. Well we keep pressing on. I love the moderator Luvvie and can totally relate with her as an American-African woman. I’m a new subbie to your podcast and IG. Being authentic with Dr Yaba Blay was mind blowing. Very transparent and encouraging others to embrace their authentic self with room for adaptation to an unusual environment. Loved the discussion on how you had to assimilate from your Nigerian roots to becoming the Nigerian-American woman you are. I totally get it!!! Luvvie you’re the realest. Oh my gosh .... need to meet people like you. Here to also state I wholeheartedly enjoyed the episode with Gina Yashere. I watch Bob loves Abishola and have always wondered how the origins of the show came about. Thanks for setting the record straight on that Gina. What an easy listening episode it was and the energy was palpable. Luvvie don’t leave Gina out at your next hangout. Keep doing great.

Twinmom0318 ,

Motivating Speaker

Thank you for giving a voice to our fears and giving us tools and tips to overcome them. I highly recommend reading her book, “Professional Troublemaker”.

HighRiseDiva51 ,

I love Luvvie

Thank you for your podcast and tantalizing book. I share this podcast with anyone who is seeking value rich content, something to inspire thought and action AND a podcast that will make you want to get your fuel minus the caffeine.

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