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Side Hustle Pro

Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join Chief Side Hustler turned full-time entrepreneur Nicaila Matthews Okome for your weekly installment of Side Hustle Pro and learn actionable strategies to start small and get going–wherever and whoever you are. Side Hustle Pro features interviews with inspiring black women entrepreneurs including interviews with Myleik Teele of CurlBox, Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter, Nicole Walters of The Monetized Life, Maya Elious of Built to Impact, and more!
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Mar 20, 2019

Today we have another Side Hustle Spotlight episode and in the guest chair, we have Danielle Mull, a soon to be graduate of Emory University School of Law and the Founder of Marked By Mull. Marked by Mull provides beautiful, high-quality jewelry that is as versatile as the women who wear it.

Danielle founded Marked by Mull in June 2018 (yes, while in law school!), to give the everyday woman access to jewelry at affordable prices.

To her, Marked By Mull is for women who are doing the inner work and still showing up with confidence and style.

In today’s edition of Side Hustle Diaries, we will find out:

  • How the heck Danielle is juggling law school with starting a business
  • How she manages marketing, shipping, and customer service while being a student and a small business owner
  • And how she plans to juggle her side hustle once she graduates law school

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Mar 13, 2019

Today in the guest chair we have Khadijah "Kay" Polly, the owner and POPrietor of Kay’s Kettle Corn, a gourmet popcorn company based out of Houston, TX.

In 2012, Khadijah started Kay’s Kettle Corn while working as a full-time corporate recruiter. She set the plan in motion to leave her job and take Kay’s Kettle corn to the next level. In October of 2014 she quit her job and it’s been POPPIN ever since.

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Mar 6, 2019

Today in the guest chair we have Crystal Etienne, the CEO & Founder of PantyProp.

After years of testing hundreds of prototypes, tweaking designs and being her own guinea pig, Crystal has perfected the exact equation of design, fit and most importantly, security behind each PantyProp underwear and swimsuit.

Today, we’ll get into how she came up with the concept, how she produces PantyProp, and the lessons she’s learned as an entrepreneur thus far.

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Feb 27, 2019

Today in the guest chair we have a new edition of Side Hustle Pro—Side Hustle Spotlights!

We are talking to a certified side hustler who is still a side hustler and we are going to find out how and why she got started, how she’s making it work, and squeeze all types of advice out of her.

Her name is Timika Downes, she is a Nurse, who is pursuing financial independence by saving over 50% of her income with a family in tow, and she started a 6 figure side hustle when she opened her Lice Treatment Clinic in Boston.  She treats all races, all textures of hair, in this clinic. She also fun fact, has a blog and Podcast about the FIRE movement (which we will talk about in this episode) and she is one of my Podcast Moguls students. So excited to have you Timika in the guest chair.

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Reluctant Frugalist - @thereluctantfrugalist

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Feb 26, 2019

Today in the guest chair we have Adesola Olutola, better known as Addie, the Founder of D’IYANU, a ready-to-wear, African print clothing brand that is taking fashion by storm.

Fun fact: If you have seen any of my recent appearances, you have probably seen me in an outfit from D’IYANU. Whether it’s the skirts or dresses, I love the stretch of the fabric and the vibrancy of the prints.

On today’s episode, we will hear how Addie got started, how she differentiates her brand in a sea of competitors online, and how she is scaling her company.

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Feb 20, 2019

Today in the guest chair we have Rochelle Graham-Campbell. Coined a “beauty pioneer” by Essence Magazine, Rochelle is the CEO & Co- Founder of Alikay Naturals.

From struggling college student to YouTube sensation with over 16 million views, Rochelle is a Millennial Beauty Boss who made “getting to the root of you” her mission when she took an $100 initial investment that she earned waiting tables to convert her kitchen into her first laboratory.

Composed of the richest natural & organic ingredients, Alikay Naturals is one of the fastest growing beauty brands. The award-winning products are currently available at select Target, Rite Aid, Walmart, JC Penney and CVS stores.

On today’s episode we get into:

  • Her early entrepreneurial endeavors
  • How waiting tables at Olive Garden and throwing newspapers funded the early stages of her business
  • How she grew Alikay Naturals into one of the fastest growing beauty brands

 

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Rochelle (blackonyx77) - @blackonyx77

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Feb 13, 2019

Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Certified Diabetes Educators and co-founders of Food Heaven Made Easy (@foodheavenshow), a one-stop shop for delicious and nutritious living with over 145,000 followers from around the globe.

What started as a healthy cooking web series has expanded into a full-fledged business. On today’s episode, hear how they create a living from their passion for nutrition. Find out how they structure their nutrition career to support their burgeoning business, all while building the brand on opposite coasts. Plus, how they continue to make healthy living principles accessible and culturally relevant.

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Feb 6, 2019

Today in the guest chair we have Yene Damtew, an independent hair stylist based in Washington, DC. She is a boss woman entrepreneur who owns her own salon

Yene, an Ethiopian-American, California native launched her career following cosmetology school and within six months she packed her bags and moved to Washington, DC to become one of two personal hair stylists to the Obama Family.  Even while working with high profile clientele, In 2015, Yene actually went back to school and earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Marymount University.

Today, she combines that business knowledge with her stylist skill to own and manage her own salon, Aesthetics salon in Arlington, VA.

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Yene Damtew - @yenedamtew

Aesthetics salon - @aesthetics.salon

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Jan 30, 2019

On today’s episode, I am answering: Should you start a podcast?

If you or a friend are considering starting a podcast or wondering if it will be a helpful strategy for your business, or if you want more insight into how I launched Side Hustle Pro, this is the episode for you.

For full notes, visit: SideHustlePro.co/Podcast

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Jan 23, 2019

Today in the guest chair is Dreena Whitfield, the founder of WhitPR, a New Jersey-based boutique strategic communications firm.

Her clients have been featured on Good Morning America, in The New York Times, Essence, and more.

You may be familiar with WhitPR client The Budgetnista, who has graced The Side Hustle Pro guest chair, and has made several appearances on The Real Daytime television show.

On today’s episode, we learn how Dreena started WhitPR in her living room in 2009; with no clients, no media contacts, and no mentors, the side job she worked for years to invest in her business during the early stages, and what side hustlers need to know about when and how to get press for your business when you’re just getting started.

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Dreena Whitfield - @DreenaWhitPR

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Jan 16, 2019

Today in the guest chair we have Beatrice Feliu-Espada, the Founder of The Honey Pot Company.

The Honey Pot Company is a plant-based, chemical-free feminine care system that cleanses, protects, and balances your vagina.

Powered by herbs, made by women, and 100% natural, The Honey Pot Company is disrupting the industry with a healthy alternative to feminine care.

I love their tagline: Made by humans with vaginas, for humans with vaginas.

As women, we all have to use tampons, pads, lubricants, and subsequently worry about the contents of the products we are putting into our bodies.

Beatrice is solving for all of that. She developed the products right in her kitchen. Armed with a mission, determination, and on the job experience, she is tackling scaling her business, entering multichannel mega retailers like Target, and figuring this out as she goes.

On today’s episode, we get into how a message from an ancestor brought her business to life and how she is building her mission-driven brand. Let’s get right into it.

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The Honey Pot - @thehoneypotco

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Jan 10, 2019

Today in the guest chair we have Krystle Rowry (better known as Kriss), a Web Designer and Brand Strategist majorly obsessed with online marketing, launching and revenue growth. Kriss specializes in strategically building 6, 7 and even 8-figure brands alongside each of her clients.

As a professional designer for over 10 years, Kriss has had the pleasure of creating design strategies for New York Times best selling authors, Oprah endorsed thought-leaders, top YouTubers, content creators, leading podcasters and even a Grammy award-winning artist.

Some of her notable clients include Marie Forleo, Franchesca Ramsey, Hey Fran Hey, Luvvie Ajayi, Danielle Leslie and more

Kriss has designs featured on BuzzFeed, Essence, and Refinery 29 and on television including VH1, TVOne, and The Food Network.

On today’s episode, we discuss how she got started, how she built her own web design and brand strategy business, and what YOUR website needs for your business to flourish.

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Krystle Rowry - @KrissDidIt

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Jan 3, 2019

I am back with a solo episode to kick off January!

This episode comes highly requested, as people have asked to learn more about the systems that helped me turn my podcast into a six-figure business.

Listen in to hear how I eliminate overwhelm, push past mental blocks, how I am still able to get things down in between my reality tv binges, and so much more.

Also, I have a special treat for my listeners. For the next week only, you can purchase the newly revamped Goal Getter Action Plan for just $49 with code 2019.

The normal price is $98. So get it now, for 50% off while you can.

Head over to SideHustlePro.co/GoalGetter to snag your own Goal Getter Action Plan today and enter code 2019 for the $49 price.

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Dec 26, 2018

Today I’m back in the guest chair for the first ever LIVE episode. That’s right, this episode was recorded live on Facebook and Instagram. I’m sharing my first year of entrepreneurship in review.

Hear my honest thoughts on how the first year went, where I succeeded and where I fell short. I’m breaking down my biggest mistakes and biggest wins and planning for the future.

Interested in learning more about the Podcast Moguls Podcast Accelerator? Start Here

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HoneyBook. HoneyBook makes it easy to streamline your process with client and calendar management tools, and custom branded proposals and contracts. To get started at HoneyBook.com today use promo code HUSTLEPRO for 50% off your first year.


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Dec 19, 2018

Today in the guest chair is Sakita Holley, the Founder/CEO of House of Success PR.


Since 2011, Sakita’s firm House of Success PR has worked with a wide array of clients that include African Pride, Lottabody, KinkyCurlyYaki, Harlem Arts Festival, Heat Free Hair and more.


In addition to her PR work, she also hosts a popular business podcast called Hashtags and Stilettos, which is designed to help millennial women win at work, in business and everywhere in between. Sakita has been featured by Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, Women's Biz Journals, xoNecole AND more for her PR and business expertise.


In 2017, Sakita was named as one of PRWeek's 40 Under 40 honorees and she is a proud graduate of Howard University. Sakita played a special role in the beginning of this side hustle Pro podcast and you'll hear all about that in this episode. She is someone who inspires me to keep it moving and has always driven home to me that done is better than perfect.

In this episode we are going to be breaking down how to start charging for your expertise and stop doing things for free because we are going into 2019 and we are charging for our expertise. You are going to start making money from your side hustle and we are going to get rid of the intimidation and fear that can come with setting our rates and charging folks.


You’ll learn How Sakita started her own PR company and the financial struggles that she faced. You'll also hear how she learned how to set her rates and of course we get into how to start charging for your services including when to be flexible.


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Sakita Holley - @misssuccess

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Dec 12, 2018

Today in the guest chair is Briana Owens, the Founder of Spiked Spin.

Briana is the perfect example that when you have a vision in your heart it doesn't matter what else exists in the market or what you think the competition might be you have to go after it.

For example, by no means does New York City have a shortage of Fitness classes, but after 5 years of spinning across the city, avid cycling fan Briana decided there was a void—one that she was meant to fill. So, balancing her full-time job in advertising she received her certification in spin and got to work.

Briana wanted to create an experience specifically with women of color in mind. And so—Spiked Spin was born. Spiked Spin classes are packed with a diverse array of young women and men committed to getting their bodies and lives together.

On today's episode, I talk with Briana about how she got started, but also why it’s so important to have a spirit of discernment, a practice of being in tune with what's on your heart and following what's in your soul. We also talk about the importance of checking your ego and proving out your concept, before you take on debt or do things just for show. She is starting her business slow and steady and going about it in a really smart way.

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This episode is brought to you by:

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Spiked Spin - @spikedspin

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Dec 5, 2018

Today in the guest chair is Nicole Gibbons, the CEO and Founder of Clare. Nicole is an entrepreneur, interior designer, blogger, and on-air personality best known for her fashion-forward take on personal style expressed through the home.


Clare is essentially paint shopping simplified. Nicole has created an easier way to paint a space you love with premium paint, designer-curated colors, and the best painting supplies—all delivered to your door.

Nicole has been featured in top media outlets such as HGTV, The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America and more. She appeared on the Emmy Award-winning Home Made Simple on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, for three seasons as a designer helping deserving families re-imagine their living spaces. 

On today’s episode, we will get into what inspired her to pivot and how she got herself prepared to launch, secure funding, and now scale.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play

This episode is brought to you by:

Mented Cosmetics. Side Hustle Pro listeners get 15% off of all their Mented purchases! Head over to www.mentedcosmetics.com/sidehustle or use code SideHustle at checkout.

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Clare Paint - @Clarepaint

Nicole Gibbons - @nicolegibbonsstyle

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Nov 28, 2018

Today in the guest chair, I’m back with another Q&A episode.

This was inspired by a Q&A I did on Instagram stories the other day. By the way, if you are not following me on Instagram, I’m @sidehustlepro, I jump into my stories often to show you the behind the scenes that don’t always end up making it to the feed. So follow and subscribe to updates so you’ll also know when I go live. Today, I get into:

  • When I realized I could do this full time
  • What I invested in first: marketing or PR
  • What I miss about my corporate job
  • How bschool helped me become an entrepreneur
  • The RIGHT way to pitch yourself as a guest on Side Hustle Pro (hint: It’s not in the DMs)
  • And so much more!

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This episode is brought to you by:

Mented Cosmetics. Side Hustle Pro listeners get 15% off of all their Mented purchases! Head over to www.mentedcosmetics.com/sidehustle or use code SideHustle at checkout.

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Nov 21, 2018

Today in the guest chair, we have Jessica Spaulding, Founder of Harlem Chocolate Factory.

Jessica grew up in a home where sugar was not on the menu in no shape or form. But putting her entrepreneurial skills to the test early on, she struck a deal with her mother: if she could make her own candy, then she would also be allowed to eat it. As a Food Network enthusiast she learned to make all types of chocolate at just 10 years old, a passion that would inspire her to eventually launch Harlem Chocolate Factory.

At Harlem Chocolate Factory, Jessica produces bars and brownies inspired by the rich ethnic heritage of her native Harlem community. Jessica emphasizes quality, handcrafting her products and responsibly sourcing her chocolate.

Now, outsiders discouraged Jessica from starting her own business, saying that there was no money to be made. She was determined, however, and in college decided to take a shot at starting a chocolate company. While she was not successful at first, it encouraged her to take time to learn core business skills, a step that has paid off in the long run. On today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Jessica bounced back from business failure and created success from the ashes
  • The resources and competitions she participated in to buy supplies and make samples
  • How she connected with a mentor that helped her prepare for competitions and think through elements of her business
  • How she found partners that gave her the financial stability to build her dream and take her business to the next level
  • And how she is continuing to develop her business as a young entrepreneur working through challenges and missteps

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Nov 14, 2018

Today in the guest chair we have Brittany Hennessy.

Brittany is a marketer and the author of INFLUENCER: Building Your Brand in the Age of Social Media. She was the first-ever Senior Director of Influencer Strategy & Talent Partnerships for Hearst Magazines Digital Media, and the co-founder of Carbon.

Before reaching out to Brittany, I read her book and I found it extremely helpful. This year, I found myself on the receiving end of more requests for brand collaborations, partnerships and influencer posts that I ever had before. I used the INFLUENCER book templates to confidently negotiate counter offers or decline opportunities that were not right for my business without burning a bridge. So, as usual, when I discover something useful, I want to share it with you guys.

I think that anyone can benefit from Brittany’s knowledge about influencer marketing. Especially if you have plans to build out and monetize your personal brand or ever work with another brand for any reason, for example having them sponsor an event, a podcast, a blog, or if you are invited to speak on a panel, this will be the episode to consult.

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This episode is brought to you by: WIDOWS, the movie

WIDOWS is a modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption from Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. The film stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson.

Widows arrives in theaters on Friday! Watch more here.

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Nov 7, 2018

Imagine coming up with a marinade that had guests at your bbq forming a line for second and thirds. That’s exactly what happened when today’s guest Monique Wilsondebriano and her husband Chevalo threw a BBQ at their home in Charleston, South Carolina.

What they thought was just a secret recipe formed out of their love of food and experimentation, has grown into the nationally acclaimed Charleston Gourmet Burger Company.

Their All Natural, Gluten Free Charleston Gourmet Burger Marinade and Gourmet Burger Sauce is currently available in hundreds of retail locations across the country such as Whole Foods Market, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Kroger Supermarkets, and The Market at Macy’s.

In today’s episode, we get into how a company that started by accident has grown into a legacy building endeavor.

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This episode is brought to you by: WIDOWS, the movie.

WIDOWS is a modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption from Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. The film stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson.

Widows arrives in theaters on November 16! Watch more here.

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Oct 31, 2018

On today's episode I am back with my entrepreneur diaries, updating you on what's been going on since I checked in in September. In today's episode, I get into:

  • My experience searching for the right therapist
  • My life-changing appointment with a nutritionist
  • How I am "doing it scared"
  • And so much more!

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This episode is brought to you by:

WIDOWS, the movie.

WIDOWS is a modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption from Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. The film stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson.

Widows arrives in theaters on November 16! Watch more here.

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Oct 24, 2018

Today’s guest is Jereshia Hawk. Jereshia is an Income Strategist and recent Corporate Dropout who helps content creators, coaches, and consultants 4X their revenue through online positioning and sales strategy.

Before starting her own business, Jereshia was a Civil Engineer on the leadership track to become the next generation of leadership at her company. She was the lead engineer on a $400M pipeline project. She had no plans to leave her corporate job to become an entrepreneur.

But as she learned to package her corporate training into lessons that could help other entrepreneurs sell their service based business, she shifted her career plans.

Today, she teaches others her PROVEN process to build a 5-Figure business selling your services online.

On today’s episode we get into:

  • How to develop your signature service
    How to determine how to price your services
  • Why she continued to side hustle after booking her first $60,000 in sales
  • And so much more!

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This episode is brought to you by:

WIDOWS, the movie. 

WIDOWS is a modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption from  Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. The film stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson.

Widows arrives in theaters on November 16! Check out the trailer here.

This episode is also brought to you by Skillshare. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time offer of 2 months of Skillshare for just 99 cents. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/hustlepro

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Oct 18, 2018

Today in the guest chair is Catherine Soliz-Rey. Catherine is a Self Transformation Strategist for Women and the founder of the Fiercer Woman brand, where she empowers and motivates women with ways to get past their blocks and become their fiercest selves in life and business.

Fun fact, when I first started my blog back in 2015, Catherine was one of the first people I come across. I came across Catherine when I was starting out in side hustling. I was attracted to her authentic approach to sharing marketing and content creating tips. She is personally someone I have purchased content from and learned from, and I always like sharing some of my best kept secrets with the side hustle pro audience, so I had to have her in the guest chair.

Today, I still look to Catherine for motivation to not let fear of what might go wrong hold me back and just do it.

Catherine has used her marketing expertise to train hundreds of entrepreneurs how to build their brand and do the personal development work necessary to breakthrough. She has done this through online training programs, courses, and live speaking events. Helping women elevate so they can step into their true potential, and live to the fullest is her primary goal.

On today’s episode we get into:

  • How to overcome the mental barriers that keep you stuck and stagnant
  • How to create habits that move the needle
  • How she overcame her rock bottom moment and is now able to inspire other women to step into their greatness

Now, let’s get into it

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Oct 10, 2018

Today in the guest chair is the one and only, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a Licensed Psychologist, Speaker, and the host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, her Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Arkansas State, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Georgia.

Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black
women and she specializes in creating spaces for Black women to have fuller and healthier
relationships with themselves and others.

She has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Bustle, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Women’s Health, BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, and Essence. This episode is so important to me because I am passionate about breaking the stigma of mental health. Like any other part of our body, we need to take care of our mind. And as Founders, sometimes we think what we are experiencing is unique to us, so we go through a lot of internal torment trying to figure things out on our own. As I talk about with Dr. Joy, sometimes I have felt like, I don’t need to speak to anyone, it’s not that serious. But on today’s episode we get into:

  • Why you shouldn’t wait to reach a breaking point before seeking support
  • The truth about self care and why you can’t “self-care” yourself into not going to therapy
  • What self sabotage looks like and how to overcome it
  • How to thrive as a black founder

As a reminder, this episode is in no way a substitute to seeking help from a licensed therapist in your state.

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