The SimplyBe. Podcast is for anyone seeking to bring inspired authenticity into their business and their life. Hosts Jessica Zweig, Founder & CEO of SimplyBe., and Creative Producer, Bryan Carter, sit down with the brightest thought leaders, light workers and culture shifters of our time. Our guests come from all industries and backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common—unapologetic authenticity. Join us in unpacking the only business tool you will ever need—an authentic personal brand.
BONUS Episode: Leaving Your Legacy (with Love)
Today, Bryan Carter is wrapping up Pride Month and the intention of “Simply Proud, Exist Loudly” with his first solo episode. As we’ve been elevating the voices of queer leaders and spotlighting the intersectionalities that exist in all of us, Bryan beautifully shares part of his story and the power of using our space to create space for others.
Personal Power & True Liberation with Brooke Eden
Today, country music artist Brooke Eden shares her raw and beautiful story of falling in love with her fiancé Hilary, and her journey of publicly coming out as gay. The depth Brooke goes to in this conversation is rare, and truly speaks to the power and liberation we find when we authentically live our truth.
Creating Your Ideal Career Path on Your Terms with Jamon Deaver
Jamon Deaver is the Director of Client Experience at The SimplyBe. Agency, and his story and trajectory in his career has so many lessons for anyone who is trying to live a life on their own terms. He shares his experience as a gay man fully living his truth, and how coming out was a pivotal piece in his ability to be himself in all ways each and every day. At the same time, Jamon sheds light on the questioning and fears the LGBTQ community experiences when it comes to knowing when it’s safe to open up and share all sides of themselves. This is a beautiful conversation on what it means to trust your gut and live authentically through the lens of an LGBTQ leader.
How to Authentically Woo Influential People to Achieve Success with Mike Gauyo
Today, we’re looking through the eyes of queer Haitian writer, Mike Gauyo, as he shares his origin story to where he is now with the rapid growth of Black Boy Writes Media. Mike is known for his writing on the HBO hit series “Insecure,” along with the Netflix series “Ginny and Georgia.” Mike shares how he’s grown into his most authentic self and found peace with all facets of his identity. He talks about his production company and mentorship program, and his passion for creating access for young black writers. To wrap up this rich conversation, Mike and Bryan discuss blazing trails of their own so others won’t have to struggle in the same way.
INTENTION: Simply Proud | Your Existence Matters
In today’s solo, Jessica is diving into the month of June’s intention — Simply Proud. She talks about the important and complex topic of identity, sharing an exercise you can do to explore how you identify, and what it means to be simply proud of who you are. This month to celebrate Pride and the LGBTQ+ experience, we’ll be having conversations that allow us to look through the lens of different individuals’ identities that may be different from our own. Raising awareness and compassion is at the heart of this — we are living in times where compassion, for ourselves and others, is the medicine we need.
What is "Spiritual Bypass" and How to Avoid It?
Today, Jess is here to speak from her heart and address the evil that’s happening in the world. This platform is a space for healing — to bring more light and love without bypassing what’s happening. It’s bigger than a political conversation; it’s about humanity and the human heart.
So inspirational and raw!
I love how the topics vary, the voice is authentic and she challenges you to get out of your own way. I really need this kind of vibe in my life as I think about starting my own company and building my own brand.
Inspiration and Information
I have been listening for awhile and the podcasts are getting better and better. Great guests with positive messages and the addition of Brian has added a great texture with Jessica. They are a great team. You can tell they have a close relationship which is another positive example from Simply be. Keep feeding my soul!
Powerful and Raw
I can’t stop listening. Jessica Has a way of being kind and in your face all at the same time. Episode #156 from Jan18th is so powerful.I felt like I was sitting next to JessicaI having a private conversation. Thank You for your hard conversations, authenticity, and inspiration! I found your podcast through Marcus Black and you are MY PEOPLE!