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The podcast that takes you from where you are to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Every week Imrie is joined by a groundbreaking guest to discover the tools and techniques that have set them up for success in their personal or professional lives.
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Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! a behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get towhere you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel MorganShoutout to you for listening to last week’s episode with the incredible Coco Khan who was just phenomenal.I screamed at my phone when I got the calendar invite for today’s guest! Today I’m speaking with Lolly Adefope. Lolly is a comedian and actress. Lolly specialises in Character comedy. She’s appeared in a number of British TV shows including Sick Note, This Time with Alan Partridge, Ghosts and Shrill. In today’s episode Lolly talk about role models and representation in entertainment. SHe shares how she got started in comedy. She takes us through her audition process. We find out how she determines if something is funny or not. We talk about big breaks and if she feels that the US has more opportunities than the UK. It’s a goodie so let’s go. I loved chatting with Lolly! What you didn’t get is all the great jokes we had before recording the episode, so sorry! You can watch Lolly right now in Shrill on BBC iPlayer and it’s available on Hulu as well. You should definitely be following her on Twitter and Instagram @lollyadefope where she posts consistently entertaining content.For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. As always huge love and hugs to Ellie Clifford for making sure this recording was right and tight for your ears today.AND thank you for listening!
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! a behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get towhere you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel MorganShoutout to you for listening to last week’s episode with the incredible Jamelia Donaldson.Today’s guest is Coco Khan, Coco is a journalist, and an incredibly talented writer. She’s the Commissioning editor for The Guardian B2B as well as being a columnist for The Guardian Weekend. Coco has also contributed to two hugely successful books The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla and Not about the Burqa edited by Mariam Khan.In today’s episode we talk about how Coco came to be a successful journalist, we touch on representation and why it’s sometimes tokenistic. Coco shares how she was able to develop her writing style and develop a confident voice. We touch on how external validation can be normal and healthy as a motivator. Let’s dive in!I had so much fun recording with Coco on this episode. She’s an absolute blast, if you’re now as enamoured with her as I am you definitely need to check out her work in The Good Immigrant and It’s not about the Burqa Also absolutely go and and follow her @cocobyname on Twitter.For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. Much love as always to my talented producer Ellie Clifford who pulls these together week to week!AND thank you for listening!
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! A behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get towhere you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel MorganThank you all for taking the time to check out the episode with Lauren Currie. Be sure to check out Stride if you’re interested in levelling up your leadership skills. Which I’m sure you’ll want to do after this episode.Today’s guest is Jamelia Donaldson. Jamelia is the Founder of Treasure Tress Europes first and largest natural hair product discovery box. Jamelia is a force, she’s an accomplished speaker, podcast host of She’s Obsessed and she’s the co-creator of The Teen Experience personal development workshops with Simone Powderly.In today’s episode, you’ll come to understand what it means to become an entrepreneur and to run a business that makes it to year 4. Jamelia shares how she developed her business and leadership skills without a formal business degree. We talk about the startup ecosystem and how to navigate the inevitable changes to you, your business and your team.Ah, how great is Jamelia! Make sure you follow her on Instagram @Jameliaisobsessed and her amazing brand @treasuretress. Her feed is pure inspiration and delight! Be sure to check out her podcast She’s Obsessed as well.For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. Much love as always to my talented producer Ellie Clifford who pulls these together week to week!AND thank you for listening!
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! a behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get towhere you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel MorganThank you all for taking the time to check out the episode with Arlan Hamilton. Be sure to get a copy of her book ‘It’s about Damn Time’ available for purchase now.Today’s guest is someone I’ve known for a little while now and I think you’ll adore. Her name is Lauren Currie, Lauren is the Founder of Upfront which she set up to help women get comfortable with public speaking and being on stage. She’s the CEO of Stride a digital platform that will transform and democratise leadership training and she’s a very established speaker oh and she holds an OBE. In today’s episode, Lauren shares where her love of design came from and how following that path led her to starting her own service design agency. Lauren shares how she turned her frustration into action and created Upfront to directly tackle the lack of women on stage at design conferences and seminars. She also reveals how she balances her workload with motherhood. There’s all of this and so much more, let’s get into it.If you didn’t come away from this episode taken by Lauren I’m not sure you were listening. She is definitely THE person you need to be following right now. You can find her on Instagram @_laurencurrie_. If you’re interested in leadership you can find out more about Stride and join their beta at stride.incFor updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. A huge thank you to Ellie Clifford for making these home recording edits work!Thank you for listening!
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! A behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get towhere you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel MorganThank you all for taking the time to check out the episode with Elaine Welterwroth last week. It’s one of the most listened to episodes of the season and I’m not surprised. Elaine spoke nothing but the TRUTH!Today’s guest is Venture Capitalist and Backstage Capital Founder Arlan Hamilton. Arlan was the star of Startup a podcast by Gimlet media in 2018. Arlan has been dedicated to raising funds to support underestimated founders. She’s been incredibly vocal about the discrimination faced by black founders in particular women when it comes to accessing venture capital. She’s now the author of a book called ‘It’s about damn time’ which will be released in the UK and the US on May 7th.In today’s episode, Arlan shares what inspired her to go after a career as a venture capitalist. She reveals some of the discrimination she faced on her journey. She shares how she was able to write her book while maintaining her day to day work with Backstage. Stay tuned at the end for her ‘best advice’ which left me speechless. Let’s go!A huge thank you to Arlan who very generously gave me her time for this episode. You can pre-order her book from ItsAboutDamnTime.com which drops on May 7th. Proceeds from the book go towards Backstage Capital which funds ‘underestimated founders’ Follow Arlan on Twitter @arlanwashereFor updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. A huge thank you to Ellie Clifford for making these home recording edits work!
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! A behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get towhere you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel MorganThank you all for taking the time to check out episode 101 with Celebrity hairstylist Lacy Redway. If you missed it, you know what to queue up after this episode is done. Go listen to it of course!Today’s guest was a dream and a pinch me for me! Elaine Welteroth is a journalist, Editor and New York Times Bestseller. You might recognise Elaine because she was the former Editor-in-chief for Teen Vogue. She was the second youngest Editor-in-chief of a Conde Nast publication as well as the second black woman to hold the title of Editor-in-chief in Conde Nast history. Elaine was responsible for steering Teen Vogue into politics, social justice some would say she made it WOKE.In today’s episode Elaine talks about her role model, how she landed her first opportunity with her role model. We switch it up and talk about what it means to be audacious, intentions and self-care. Elaine also shares why she no longer overworks and so much more. You’re gonna love it!A huge thank you to Elaine who was an absolute joy to interview! 1) go and get her book ‘More than Enough’ available in all good bookstores and on Audible. And 2) follow her @elainewelteroth on Instagram her feed is pure joy!For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. A huge thank you to Ellie Clifford for making these home recording edits work!
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! a behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get to where you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel Morgan.Thank you all for taking the time to check out episode 100 with Malorie Blackman. If you missed it, definitely go back and check it out.Today’s guest is Lacy Redway! I was so excited to speak to Lacy as I had been following her for a while. Lacy is a celebrity hair stylist, she’s worked with Tracee Ellis-Ross, Tessa Thompson, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, FKA Twigs the list goes on and on. Lacy has been featured in a number of publications from including Essence, Allure, Glamour, Cosmopolitan. She was one of Refinery29’s 13 Most influential female hair stylists.In today’s episode Lacy shares the origin of her passion for hair, how she began to learn about celebrity hair styling, where and how she got her first opportunities. Lacy also generously shares why she’s always booked and busy so that you can be too!A huge thank you to Lacy! If you haven’t already searched for her on Instagram @lacyredway go and follow her for a serious case of hairspiration.For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. A huge thank you to Ellie Clifford for making these home recording edits work!
Hello and welcome to the 100th episode of the Wanna Be Podcast! a behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get towhere you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel MorganShoutout to Andy Ayim for dropping gems and gems in last week’s episode- it’s a must listen for entrepreneurs in the making.I am so pumped to introduce you to my 100th episode guest! Malorie Blackman OBE is a bestselling young adult and Children’s author. Malorie holds over 15 awards for her writing, she was the Children’s Laureate from 2013-2015. Malorie’s most notable work is the critically acclaimed Noughts and Crosses book series which was recently adapted for TV by the BBC. Malorie has written over 70 books, including Pig Heart Boy, she’s written for Byker Grove, co-written on Dr Who, and much more. Malorie’s books helped me understand my place in the world and gave me the opportunity to have conversations about race, in a way I was unable to before reading. I couldn’t think of anyone more fitting for this episode and I’m so honoured by her generosity to sit and record with me and share what she’s learned in her 30 odd years of writing with us today. In today’s episode Malorie shares her daily routine, what gets her creative juices flowing, and how she assesses what good writing is. We explore the value of traditional publishing for new writers of colours. She explains the differences she experienced writing for TV and how she’s handled both the positives and negative responses to the BBC Adaptation of Noughts and Crosses.. Malorie also reveals her goals for the next 10 years.As it’s the 100th episode we wanted to leave all the good stuff in so it’s slightly over 30 mins but I think you’ll appreciate it! Let’s get into itI’m still pinching myself about this! A massive thank you to Malorie for her generosity, her advice will stick with me and I hope it resonates and sticks with you too! You can watch Noughts and Crosses on BBC iPlayer. I highly recommend reading the books first as they are remarkable and you can find them in all good bookstores. Visit MalorieBlackman.co.uk to find out what she’s up to next. If you’ve enjoyed this episode tell us about it by commenting on our Instagram post and using the the hashtag #WannaBePod on Twitter. If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts do leave a rating. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter. For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.
Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel!The response to Tori’s episode was insane. Her quote “my self-worth is not my accomplishments and my accomplishments are not my self-worth.” is about to be framed and put on my wall as a reminder!Today’s guest is Andy Ayim! Andy is the co-founder of Mixtape Madness, and former MD at Backstage Capital. Andy by his own admission has a portfolio career occupying the roles of Management Consultant, Product manager, Business Analyst at companies like Ernst & Young, Elixirr, WorldFirst and Investec Bank. The Financial Times names Andy as one it’s Top 10 most influential BAME tech leaders.In today’s episode Andy shares what it means to have a portfolio, the difference between an Angel investor and venture capitalist. He breaks down the different types of funding founders can tap into and the TWO questions you have to nail to secure funding. Notebooks at the readyA huge thank you to Andy for sharing this invaluable knowledge with us. If you’re interested in breaking into a new career download his ebook by the same name at andyayim.com WHile you’re there you can learn more about his angel investing school and follow Andy on Instagram where he generously shares a wealth of knowledge for Founders, side-hustlers and budding investors.For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. It has been lovingly edited and put together by Ellie Clifford.
Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel!A huge thank you to you if you listened to last week’s episode with Elijah Lawal. I hope you got a chance to check out his book The Clapback afterwards!Today’s guest is Tori Dunlap, Tori is a money saving boss! She’s a finance coach for millennial women. Here’s why you should listen to Tori, she saved $100,000 by the age of 25, she believes that financial education is women’s greatest form of protest. She negotiates every opportunity and her budgeting methods don’t include a spreadsheet.In today’s episode Tori shares the number ONE thing you must do right now to take control of your money. We talk about the negative money attitudes and behaviours that keep us in brokesville and the tools we can use to get out. Tori also shares how we can get true happiness through spending.Make sure you’ve got your notebook ready!A huge thank you to Tori for sharing a wealth of knowledge on this episode. I know many of us are thinking about money right now so I hope this proved useful to you. You can find out more about Tori and her work at herfirst100k.com and on Instagram @herfirst100kJust a reminder that I’ll be opening a members-only recording studio for podcasters in Peckham! If you’re interested head to contentisqueen.org to join the waiting list.For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. It has been lovingly edited and put together by Ellie Clifford.
Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel!A huge thank you to you if you listened to last week’s episode with Gabby Edlin. I was so energised off the back of our chat and I hope you were too!Today’s guest is Elijah Lawal. Elijah used to be a lawyer before he became the PR manager at Google. He’s passionate about helping people from underrepresented groups get into creative careers. He’s on the board of Creative Access- a platform that helps young people get their start in the creative industries. Elijah has written a book called  ‘The Clapback- Your guide to calling out racist stereotypes’.In today’s episode we talk about stereotypes and the ways we can banish them with education, Elijah shares how to transition into a creative career and why it’s important to leave a good impression at work! Let’s get into it!A huge thank you to Elijah for being so candid and open with me about his life and his experiences that brought him to writing an incredibly entertaining and educational read. I highly recommend buying his book The Clapback which is available in bookshops, Kindle and on Audible.Just a reminder that I’ll  be opening a members-only recording studio for podcasters in Peckham! If you’re interested head to contentisqueen.org to join the waiting list.For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your  friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com.This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. It has been lovingly edited and put together by Ellie Clifford.
Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel!Guys! How good was Natalie Lue’s episode on people pleasing, trying vs efforting and taking a step back last week! HO- My god the messages I got afterwards were a joy! If you missed it go and circle back to it now!I’m very excited to share this week’s guest’s story. Gabby Edlin is the founder of ‘Bloody Good Period’ a charity that helps collect and distribute sanitary products to asylum seekers. Gabby has been at the helm for 3 and a half years and the movement and support she has garnered just keeps growing.In today’s episode, Gabby shares her thoughts on what it means to be a professional, feminist, navigating anti-semitism, the pitfalls of a career in the arts, and what it takes to turn a movement into a business. We also explore whether activism pays? Check it out!Gabby is a phenomenal person with an amazing story. You simply have to follow Bloody Good Period on Instagram @bloodygoodperiod and visit bloodygoodperiod.com to support the cause. If you’re interested in getting paid for speaking consulting or just contributing to discussions check out the F U Pay Me group on Facebook!Just a reminder that I’ll  be opening a members-only recording studio for podcasters in Peckham! If you’re interested head to contentisqueen.org to join the waiting list.For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your  friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com.This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. It has been lovingly edited and put together by Ellie Clifford.
Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel!Thank you for listening to last week’s episode with Mary Otumahan, she was dropping so many gems of wisdom. It’s easily the most practical episode of the season.Before I get to this week’s episode I have updates. So I mentioned last week that we’re building a studio in Peckham, before we go live we’re offering founding member rates at £50 per month for 4 hours. We’ve had so much interest I’m blown away so if you’re starting a podcast or have one and want somewhere cosy and professional to record head on over to contentisqueen.org.2nd quick announcement! Content is Queen Women’s Podcast festival is back on June 6th at Kings Place!This week’s guest is Natalie Lue and if you don’t know about this woman you’re about to know! Natalie is a friend and mentor, she’s the Founder of Baggage Reclaim the ultimate source for banishing your emotional baggage, navigating emotional availability in relationships, and communicating your needs. Natalie has been blogging for 16 years, and has over 1400 blog posts on Baggage Reclaim, Natalie has been featured in Glamour, Broadly, Girlboss. She writes for In The Moment Magazine. She has sold over 100,000 ebooks and is just an all-round boss.In today’s episode, we talk about adapting to social media, taking a step back, finding your purpose, getting rid of activities that no longer add value or serve you. We also tackle people pleasing and whether or not it’s important to be likeable.Natalie is a mind-blowing individual, if you aren’t following her then what are you doing! Head on over to baggagereclaim.com and follow @natlue on Instagram.Just a reminder that I’ll  be opening a members-only recording studio for podcasters in Peckham! If you’re interested head to contentisqueen.org to join the waiting list.For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your  friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com.This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. It has been lovingly edited and put together by Ellie Clifford.
Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less.Shout out to everyone that listened to last week’s episode with Miranda Cromwell. She’s  It was so good! I want to know what you took away from the episode, let me know in the comments on Instagram @contentisqueenhqSo life has come at me a bit fast, as is the way when you set clear intentions! We’re opening a podcast studio in Peckham in a few weeks! It’s a dream come true for me. We’re opening up 20 places to start. Prices are £50 per month for 4hours. If you’re interested. Head on over to contentisqueen.org to join the waitlist for our space and be the first to know about the launch.Ok, let’s get into it! Today’s guest is Mary Otumahan. Mary set up the social enterprise called RecordShop, which provides a free recording studio programme that aims to make music opportunities accessible to those aged 16 – 25. The RecordShop run's four 10 week projects per year, where participants get the opportunity to create music, attend music workshops and events, and secure work placements.Mary’s work has received a number of awards including being named Young Social Entrepreneur Of The Year (2019) by Anjool Malde Memorial Foundation and the Precious Awards. The Mayor Of London’s Culture Seeds Awards: People Powered Culture and New Entrepreneur Mind Of The Year (2017) by Basic Business Initiative UK.Growing up, Mary identified that there were not enough opportunities available for young music artists to grow and develop, so she was determined to create a platform for upcoming musicians.In this episode we talk about writing funding bids, building your empire from scratch, and preparing for big pitches. It’s a goody y’all!Honestly, Mary made me rethink my life choices and I had to question why I sat around not trying to raise money to make my dreams happen! Are you feeling energised to get those funding applications and pitch decks done? Then show Mary some love! You can learn more about the RecordShop by visiting therecshop.co.uk. You can follow them on Instagram and Twitter @the_recshopJust a reminder that I’ll  be opening a members-only recording studio for podcasters in Peckham! If you’re interested head to contentisqueen.org to join the waiting list.For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your  friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com.Thank you to the team at the Red Bull Amaphiko for arranging this interview! This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. It has been lovingly edited and put together by Ellie Clifford.
Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less.Thank you so much for tuning in last week to Mercedes Benson’s episode. It was so good! I want to know what you took away from the episode, let me know in the comments on Instagram @contentisqueenhqA quick notice for any aspiring or current podcasters listening, if you’re looking for a cosy and affordable professional studio space head on over to contentisqueen.org to join the waitlist for our space.Today’s episode is a little bit different. Last year I had the privilege of doing a live show at the Underbelly festival on the Southbank. Today I’m pleased to be sharing this episode with you.My guest is Miranda Cromwell. Miranda is a Theatre Director and she’s probably most famously known for co-directing Death of A Salesman with Wendell Pierce which started at The Young Vic before moving to the West End. Miranda has an enviable career starting out in teaching in Theatre and dance before progressing to directing shows as the Young Company Director at Bristol Old Vic. Miranda has been writing for the Bush Theatre, Talawa Theatre and Company Three. In today’s episode we talk about what drives her ambition, how she injects her core values into her work, working as part of a team and most importantly starting from the beginning and paying your dues.Leggo!A huge thank you to Miranda for doing the live show. She was a fantastic guest and I loved how honest and direct she was about her journey to date. She’s definitely someone you should be following. You can find her on Twitter @MirandaCromwellJust a reminder that I’ll  be opening a members-only recording studio for podcasters in South London! If you’re interested head to contentisqueen.org to join the waiting list.For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with your  friends via your insta-stories. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter.To get extended show notes listing any of the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com.Thank you to the team at the young Vic for arranging this interview! This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. It has been lovingly edited and put together by Ellie Clifford.
Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less.For any of you listening I have a simple request. Get your phone out, head to Instagram and search @Contentisqueenhq and check out our new branding, typography and colour palette! I want to know what you think of it so leave comments or emojis on your fave colour combos. I love Indigo and Oatmeal.A quick notice for any aspiring or current podcasters listening, if you’re looking for a cosy and affordable professional studio space head on over to contentisqueen.org to join the waitlist for our space.Right, time to get onto what you came here for. Today’s guest is the personification of a multi-potentialite (refer to episodes 11 and 12 with Emilie Wapnick to learn more about multipotentialites). Back to Mercedes- Mercedes is the Brand Partnerships manager at Complex, a host and personality on Heels Off, a DJ- she’s DJ’d for some of the biggest names in the industry including Jaden Smith and Tiwa Savage and she’s an influencer and the Founder of Social Fixt.Mercedes inspiration to start this business was built out of frustration. At the age of 24 she had the most amazing opportunity to work for the biggest tech company in the world. Once she arrived she realised very soon that she would be 1 of 1. Mercedes wanted to see other people like herself in boardrooms and in the ideation meetings. To solve this problem, Mercedes founded Social Fixt which uses social media to list jobs in the creative industry in the Facebook group and on the website. She also hosts events that encourage the BAME community to 'know their worth'.I caught up with Mercedes at Red Bull Amaphiko to get the tea on how she finds the team to do it all and then some. In this episode we talk about focus, time management, diversifying your income, growing a brand, embracing being watched by others and behind the scenes of being an influencer. Let’s dive in! When Mercedes said people can be watching you to big you up, I was immediately  in my feelings! Isn’t that the absolute best way to look at life. There are so many people that want to see you win, yet social media will have you feeling scared to step out and share your gifts. No more- you’ve got this! You can find Mercedes on Instagram @mercedesfbenson and Social Fixt on Facebook Twitter and Instagram @SocialFixtJust a reminder that I’ll  be opening a members-only recording studio for podcasters in South London! If you’re interested head to contentisqueen.org to join the waiting list.For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share it with a friend via your insta-stories.To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com.Thank you to the team at Red Bull for arranging this interview! This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. It has been lovingly edited and put together by Ellie Clifford.
Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less.It’s been so long since I’ve been on-air and I’ve truly missed speaking to you! It’s been a crazy couple of months with some monumental changes for me and my career.For anyone that follows me or the podcast on social media you’ll know 2 things! 1) I’m no longer at the ShoutOut Network. 2) I’ve started my own company under Content is Queen and given everything a revamp. That’s right the colours logos everything is different.I am beyond thrilled to bring you today’s episode! Today’s guest is the infamous Keke Palmer- yes, that’s right. There’s no gag here! While I personally think Keke needs no introduction, but I’ll give her one anyway because her resume stacked she is still out here working hard.Keke Palmer is an actress, singer and television host. She’s actually the youngest woman to have her own TV show. Keke made her acting debut  Barbershop 2: Back in Business. You might have caught her in Akeelah and the Bee, Madea’s Family Reunion, and Scream Queens.Keke most recently starred alongside Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu in the movie Hustlers!- If you haven’t seen it yet you can watch it via Amazon Prime, Google play and Apple. In today’s episode Keke and I talk about what she does to look after herself when she’s on set- so if you’ve got a busy lifestyle, be sure to take notes! Keke shares the important difference between justifying behaviour vs having empathy for the actions of others. We also get some insight on why she uses humour to manage anxiety and trauma. For the goal-getter in you we tackle what changes when you start to achieve your hopes and dreams. Just a quick note about the audio, we ended up using our back up recording as the original didn’t capture Keke’s side! So my apologies in advance it was too good to not put out plus it’s short and sweet so you’ll get past it. Let’s go!I hope my fangirling over Keke didn’t distract you from all of the wisdom she dropped on this episode. She was an absolute dream to interview! If you’re a fan or just became one be sure to check her out in the movie Hustlers! I’ve seen it and really enjoyed it. You can follow Keke on Instagram @keke or on Twitter @kekepalmer. Thank you so much for listening in.Now that I’m now proudly running Content Is Queen- which you might recognise as the name of the women’s podcast festival I launched with ShoutOut a little over a year ago! I’m so pleased I get to carry on producing this vitally important event so stay tuned for the date on the next one. I’ll also be opening a members-only recording studio for podcasters in London! If you’re interested head to contentisqueen.org to join the waiting list.Be sure to keep up to date with Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @contentisqueen.If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes.To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com.Thank you to the Cameo team for arranging this interview! This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production, It has been lovingly edited and put together by Ellie Clifford.
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where You Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening in.You can subscribe for free and catch a brand new 30-minute episode every Wednesday if you enjoy this episode tell a friend, tweet me @wannabepodcast or screenshot and tag @wannabepodcast in your insta story. This week’s guest is Nels Abbey author of the funny new book Think Like a White Man, Nels is a British-Nigerian writer and media executive, and a graduate of the Penguin WriteNow scheme. In a previous life, Nels was a banker. Much of the book was inspired by his direct experience of trying to build a career in white-dominated areas – first in the city and later in the media. This is his first book which is described as a satirical self-help book skewering the prejudices of the modern day British workplace, by explaining the rules by which mediocre white men continue to get ahead. It publishes on May 16th. In today’s episode, Nels will show you what to expect from working in all-white environments. Nels shares why it’s important that you have a creative pursuit outside of your corporate job. We talk about what you might want to do if you’re the only one in the office. Listen, recording with Nels was a whole vibe. Make sure you go and get a copy of Think Like a White Man when it drops on May 16th. You can follow Nels on Twitter @NelsAbbeyThank you so much for listening in. If you’re listening via the Apple Podcasts app please do me the small favour of spending 5 seconds to leave a rating.Also do get your career, brand, or marketing questions in for the mailbag episode. You can do this via wannabepodcast.comAlso, we have a new social media manager that’s really setting a new tone on Instagram so be sure to follow @WannaBePodcast on Instagram.If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.ukAlso, the ShoutOut Network has just announced that we’ll be doing the Content Is Queen Women’s podcast festival on May 18th in London. If you’re a woman interested in starting a podcast this is the place to be. Visit solivefestival.com for more information.Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
This episode is brought to you by PRX and Google: PRX is accepting applications for Round 2 of the Google Podcasts creator program. It’s an accelerator designed to get more underrepresented voices into podcasting. Selected teams will receive seed funding and participate in an intensive training program. Apply by April 28 via googlecp.prx.org! Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening in. You can subscribe for free and catch a brand new 30 minute episode every Wednesday if you enjoy this episode tell a friend, tweet me @wannabepodcast or screenshot and tag @wannabepodcast in your insta story. This week’s guest us Kerstin Cable, Kerstin is the writer and educator behind www.fluentlanguage.co.uk, a website helping everyone build a language learning habit. Kerstin is a native German speaker and comes from the Moselle valley in Germany. Kerstin studied 6 languages in Germany and has since added another 3 with her most recent language crush, Welsh. She is the host of the Fluent Show podcast, and author of the guides Language Habit Toolkit, Fluency Made Achievable and The Vocab Cookbook. Kerstin also co-organizes the Women in Language online conferences, amplifying and celebrating the voices of women in the language learning community. Kerstin has been running www.fluentlanguage.co.uk since 2012, starting out as a German tutor with a bigger message. Over the last 5 years she has built her reputation as an advocate of independent and creative language learning, created retreats, coaching packages and courses, been featured in the Guardian, the Cut, and on BBC Radio, and worked tirelessly to change how the world sees language learning. In today’s episode, Kerstin shares with you her process of learning new languages. You’ll learn 3 different techniques to overcome your language learning blocks, she also shares the best way to tackle grammar when learning a new language. We cover the best way to achieve language immersion when you don’t have the money to travel and so much more. Kerstin gave so much to this episode it’s been incredible. You can find out more about Kerstin via her website fluentlanguage.co.uk. Subscribe to her podcast the Fluent Show and follow her on Twitter @fluentlanguage Thank you so much for listening in. If you’re listening via the Apple Podcasts app please do me the small favour of spending 5 seconds to leave a rating. Also do get your career, brand, or marketing questions in for the mailbag episode. You can do this via wannabepodcast.com Also we have a new social media manager that’s really setting a new tone on Instagram so be sure to follow @WannaBePodcast on Instagram. If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.uk Also the ShoutOut Network has just announced that we’ll be doing the Content Is Queen Women’s podcast festival on May 18th in London. If you’re a woman interested in starting a podcast this is the place to be. Visit solivefestival.com for more information. Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabepodcast. 8mJ71BhLorv8Bvw4qgwM
Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening in.You can subscribe for free and catch a brand new 30 minute episode every Wednesday if you enjoy this episode tell a friend, tweet me @wannabepodcast or screenshot and tag @wannabepodcast in your insta story.This week I’m joined by my dear friend, confidante and advisor, Sarah Ozo-Irabor, also known as Books & Rhymes, is a culture critic and digital content creator. Sarah utilises new media to engage in honest, insightful, and accessible discussions about literature and reading culture. She is the creator and host of 'Books & Rhymes, the podcast' where she explores the intersection of literature and music launches on the April 29th! If you’re taken by her you can also find her on the incredible ShoutOut Network podcast Not Another Book Podcast. Sarah is also an extremely talented photographer so get to know her! She documents and platforms literary works by the African Diaspora on her website, booksandrhymes.com.Thank you so much for listening in. If you’re listening via the Apple Podcasts app please do me the small favour of spending 5 seconds to leave a rating.If you like how this podcast is made and you think you can do what I do, then you need to reach out to the ShoutOut Network find out more about membership by visiting shoutoutnetwork.co.ukAlso the ShoutOut Network has just announced that we’ll be doing the Content Is Queen Women’s podcast festival on May 18th in London. If you’re a woman interested in starting a podcast this is the place to be Tickets for workshops are less than a tenner until April 8th!. Visit solivefestival.com for more information.Be sure to follow Wanna Be on Twitter and Instagram @wannabep For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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