Interviewing new and established creators, founders and owners who are changing the landscape of business, entertainment, and creative industries. We are casting a spotlight on those who are not interested in business as usual but are stepping into their own and defining what it means to Shine out Loud!
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Impact without burnout with Dr Yvette Ankrah MBE
Dr Yvette Ankrah a transformational coach, consultant and recovering overachiever! She began coaching in 2013 and is an accredited Neuro-Linguistic Programming (practitioner and Executive NLP coach) and a Spectrum Performance coach, meditation practitioner, and a degree in Journalism and Psychology and a Masters in Communities, Organisations and Social Change.
She won a Microsoft/O2 award for business in 2013, was shortlisted for Best Coach at the Best Business Women Awards in, 2015 and was awarded an MBE for her work with women in business in 2017. In 2019 she was awarded a PhD in sociology and focus on identity, race, class and belonging.
After experiencing her own bout of burnout, she became a recovering overachiever. Working with female leaders and business owners, and is dedicated to helping people make the most of their potential. I do not empower women - I help them connect to the power that is already there.
She helps them find ways of working that eliminate stress and avoid burnout, reconnect to their passion, set boundaries and build confidence and resilience.
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Embracing the Power of Support is Sexy with Elayne Fluker
Elayne Fluker is a Founder, Author, and Podcaster who has a brand new book titled Get Over "I Got It" (HarperCollins Leadership), where she encourages unapologetically ambitious women to learn how to embrace support not only for their success but also for their peace of mind. Elayne is also the host of the Support is Sexy podcast featuring interviews with more than 500 diverse women entrepreneurs around the world, and she is the founder of SiS.Academy -- an online learning platform educating and empowering Black Women entrepreneurs. Most recently Elayne was named a "Founder of Change" for SiS.Academy as part of the American Express "100 for 100" program featuring 100 innovative Black women entrepreneurs. As she shares her journey to "Embracing Support is Sexy"
Elayne believes that too many ambitious women strive to accomplish all their goals alone, leading to dangerous levels of stress and anxiety. This mindset is partially responsible for the increase in suicide rates for girls and women and the reason so many women end up depressed, overwhelmed, isolated and unfulfilled. To combat this alarming trend, She helps women learn how to build their own networks, make meaningful connections, and understand how even some of the most successful women in the world, like Oprah Winfrey and Spanx founder Sara Blakely, had tremendous support networks that helped them achieve their dreams.
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From Corporate Dreams to Life Less Ordinary with Cinnamon
Cinnamon is a Digital Marketing Strategist and serial entrepreneur who after her 40th birthday she decided to ditch the American Corporate Dream for a Life less ordinary. After the passing away of a friend, she decided to reassess what was important to her and what living and thriving meant to her.
She packed up and left the United States and moved to Lisbon, Portugal for a new life. As a solo traveller and Black ex-pat. Cinnamon is currently sharing her transition to ex-pat life as well as the experiences of other ex-pats on her Youtube channel, as she creates a community of Black ex-pats. Her goal is to encourage busy professionals to spend more time focusing on their personal goals and aspirations rather than committing to the restrictions and pressure of building someone else’s dreams.
She is launching her Portuguese Language school to help new ex-pats to be able to learn the language and live like a local in Portugal.
Connect with Cinnamon via Instagram @drivenspice
Foster Care to building Global Femprenuers with Ungenita Prevost
Ungenita Prevost who is Coach, Femprenuer Power Connector and Feminine Leadership Advocate. She went from being a former Hollywood Body Double, Music Video Dancer who became an Award Winning Feminine Leadership Expert. She is the founder of FEMME 500 ™, SellingINStilettos®, CHIEF Feminine OFFICER™ and The BILLION DOLLAR ROLODEX.
Based between the US and UK with a global international clientele in over 23 countries and a career that spans beauty, fashion, entertainment, real estate and digital marketing. She advises start-ups, corporates, business leaders, celebrities and feminine power brands.
Her story started from being left on the steps as a kid, going through the foster care system and being ‘Aged out’ of the foster care system at 18 years, she’s experienced every financial hardship you can possibly imagine (homeless, jobless, car-less, cashless and parent-less). She learned to leverage her failures, conquered obstacles and mastered the art of “selling herself” serving 50,000+ women and closing millions of dollars’ worth of sales in her career.
She is one of the world’s most preeminent POWER CONNECTORS and has made her mark on FIVE CONTINENTS, infiltrates international markets in her sleep and has a BILLION DOLLAR ROLODEX filled with decision-makers, celebrities, business leaders, wealthy and influential people. Discover in her own words her journey
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Hip-Hop Educator Breis on Using Lyrics to Educate
BREIS (pronounced breeze) is a dynamic rap artist of Nigerian heritage based in South London. His name stands for Brother Reaching Each Inner Soul. His musical education was influenced by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Fela Kuti and rap legends, EPMD and A Tribe called Quest. He has shared the stage with musical legends such as Big Daddy Kane, Black Thought, Angie Stone, Omar Sosa to name a few.
He says: “I believe my purpose is to inspire, educate and entertain people through my music.”
As a purveyor of lyricism, BREIS’ smooth flow is full of witty lyrics, peppered with wordplay and humour. He tackles a wide range of topics in his songs, leaving listeners uplifted and inspired. Since 2001, BREIS has impacted the learning of thousands of students by facilitating Hip Hop inspired rap and poetry workshops in schools across the UK and across the globe. He has been invited to Washington DC, Amsterdam, Mozambique, Zanzibar, Vienna and Malaysia as a performer, workshop facilitator and creative consultant. In 2009 he founded the Hip Hop educational company Student of Life and in 2011 he became a published author by birthing the UK’s first interactive Hip Hop rap book entitled Brilliant Rappers Educate Intelligent Students.
He is a remarkable live performer who has performed worldwide with his fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz and Afrobeat rhythms. His eclectic new EP, Arise & Shine is OUT NOW.
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Retelling of the Story with Lisa Bent
On the show, I have the Author, Presenter and Change Agent with a Psychotherapy and HR background, Lisa Bent. Who is a Jamaican descent writer from South London, whose work examines the inner self-work required to heal and thrive. Her degree in Counselling influences her writing style, and she champions the continuous journey of self-exploration. In 2015, after six years, she concluded the award-nominated blog Deeper Than Twitter. She has contributed to Precious Online, The Tribe and the KOL Social Magazine. She is sharing her journey to creating her first novel Symona's Still Single.
Her brand new novel Symona's Still Single centres on the journey Symona takes to her forever relationship. Symona Brown is a 37-year-old Jamaican British woman living in South London looking for her Mr Right whilst her biological clock loudly ticks on. After a boozy Sunday brunch, she announces to her close girlfriends that she is ready to up her game and starts actively dating, to their surprise and delight. After being consciously single for several years, Symona remembers what worked and what did not in the dating arena.
We delve into Lisa's other works beyond being an author, as a presenter and change maker. We take the conversation on a journey looking at everything going on in the world from George Floyd's death and the Black Lives Matter movement to Black women owning their right to thrive.
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