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Dreams In Drive

Learn how to take your dreams out of PARK and into DRIVE. Host Rana Campbell and weekly guests share their personal #dreamdriving stories and keys to success that have allowed them to successfully create lives full of fulfillment and passion. We chat entrepreneurship, small business advice, professional & personal development, success, branding, marketing, motivational, and general life tips that you can use as you put your #dreamsindrive. Follow us on social @dreamsindrive. For guest pitches, visit www.dreamsindrive.com/pitch.
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Now displaying: March, 2018
Mar 26, 2018

Meet Chioma and Uchenna Ngwudo - two fly sisters who created Cee Cee's Closet NYC - a brand that celebrates the beauty of West African print though fashionable accessories and clothing, handmade by tailors and artisans in Lagos, Nigeria. These Barnard and Columbia alums design all of their fair trade goods, which include headwraps, leather bags, clothing, and waistbeads.

On this episode we dive into what goes into building and developing a brand that your customers LOVE! What I loved about this interview was the energy of Chioma and Uchenna - the respect and love for each other and the passion that they have for what they do is so evident and inspiring.

ON THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
- The sisters' most vivid childhood memories
- Launching a company together
- What the two learned from participating in their first pop-up shop
- The importance of customer feedback & customer emails
- Guerilla marketing strategies
- How to develop a brand (and use your network to do so)
- Working through big challenges
- Partnering with influencers
- What to do if you don't have a mentor in your industry
- What you need to research
- Managing finances in a capital intensive & bootstrapped business
- What you can learn from competitors in your market
- Building a brand identity
- Personal growth...and more

Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and make sure to use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/uchenna-chioma-ngwudo-ceecees-closet

ENTER TO WIN A CEE CEE'S CLOSET HEADWRAP: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/win

JOIN OUR DREAM DRIVER FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/facebook

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Web:http://www.ceeceesclosetnyc.com

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Mar 19, 2018

How many of us had the titles author, pianist, and producer checked off by the age of 10?! Brothers Connor and Logan Littlejohn are a duo with BIG DREAMS and plenty to show for it. They are the epitome of what it means to be a DREAM DRIVER. Listen in as the two share their #dreamdriving journey (which is just beginning) and their plans for putting these dreams of theirs in DRIVE! They talk their early inspirations, advice on not giving up, dealing with haters, publishing their work, entrepreneurship, the joys of working with your sibling...and more!

Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and make sure to use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/connor-logan-littlejohn

ENTER TO WIN A DREAMS IN DRIVE TSHIRT: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/win


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FIND CONNOR AND LOGAN ON:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/derpykidlolo &  https://twitter.com/djconnorb
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/connorlittlejohn

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/dreamsindrive
Web: http://www.dreamsindrive.com

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/rainshineluv

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Mar 15, 2018

You can't be scared to take the leap...because you never know what will be on the other side! Meet Manouchcar (Missy) Pierre-Val, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C - a Nurse Practitioner, former NFL cheerleader and the Founder of Scrub Angels - an online community that educates and supports nurses in finding fulfillment in their lives and careers. After being a nurse for over 7 years, Missy noticed nurses within her community were becoming easily burned out, lacked support and mentorship and felt lost in their careers...so she decided to do something about it.  Listen in as she talks her #dreamdriving journey including the lessons she learned during her NFL cheerleader days (and why she sued them!) to moving across the country and launching her own nurse practitioner group. One theme that stands true is this: When you lean in and listen to your intuition, great things will come - even if you have to figure things out along the way.

Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and make sure to use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/missy-pierre-val

ENTER OUR NUYU $100 GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/win

SHOP DREAMS IN DRIVE GEAR: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/shop

ON THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Missy as a child
- How Missy ended up as a NFL cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Suing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for equal pay
- Launching Scrub Nurses & the steps she took to grow the business
- Being unhappy in her career & starting over
- The importance of relocation & change
- Why we have to practice self-care
- Living without regrets
- Challenges building her nurse practitioner group
- Getting outside your comfort zone


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FIND MISSY ON:
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/missythenp
Web: http://www.scrubangels.com

FIND DREAMS IN DRIVE ON:
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dreamsindrive
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dreamsindrive
Web: http://www.dreamsindrive.com

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Mar 12, 2018

What's the best way to stand out and create a product or service that's attractive to potential customers? Finding a gap in the current market and building something that stands out and fits a unique need! We chat with Tracy Buescher - Founder and President of nuyu clothing line - a company she launched in 2015 after finding that the  most collegiate affinity wear items were designed with men in mind. The industry fashion vet - whose past gigs include sales , design and manufacturing at top brands Jacadi, Calvin Klein Jeans, and Tahari - launched nuyu to create clothes designed specifically for the fun and fashionable woman.

Over the last two years - the nuyu clothing line has grown to include more than 35 items featuring logos of more than 30 different colleges nationwide. Tracy shares how she was able to identify a gap in the market and create a must-have product for a specific, identifiable niche audience. You'll take a peek a into Tracy's story as well as learn her insider tips for succeeding in fashion and any entrepreneurial endeavor. 

Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and make sure to use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

ENTER OUR NUYU $100 GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/win

SHOP DREAMS IN DRIVE GEAR: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/shop

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/tracy-buescher

ON THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Tracy as a child
- How Tracy convinced her father to support her fashion school dreams
- Getting her start in fashion
- How Tracy knew that she would always be an entrepreneur
- Challenges launching a company pre-internet
- The collegiate wear apparel problem
- Learning the licensing business
- Creating a niche your customers don't even know they need
- Funding
- 3 Tips for successfully launching your own clothing line
- Figuring out your customer profile...and more


JOIN OUR DREAM DRIVER FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/facebook

FIND NUYU ON:
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nuyubrand
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nuyubrand
Web: http://www.wearnuyu.com

FIND DREAMS IN DRIVE ON:
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dreamsindrive
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dreamsindrive
Web: http://www.dreamsindrive.com

FIND RANA ON SOCIAL:
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/rainshineluv

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BOOK A PODCAST COACHING SESSION: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/session

Mar 5, 2018

"It's better to be ready and not needed than to be needed and not ready."  We chat with Janeshia Adams-Ginyard - stuntwoman and actress - who currently stars in  Marvel’s Black Panther, as the stunt double for lead actress, Danai Gurira’s character Okoye, and as one of the eight Dora Milaje. Janeshia opens up about her path to Hollywood - and how these words from her mother helped keep her mentally prepared to conquer any challenge or goal that came her way. If you're looking for motivation to keep going even when the road's end cannot be seen, this episode is for you.

Janeshia's work can be seen in Avengers: Infinity War, FOX’s 9-1-1, Godzilla: King of Monsters (2019), The Mindy Project, FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke & Cult, Disney’s K.C. Undercover, HBO’s True Blood. Janeshia is a an alumna of the University of California Berkeley, fluent in American Sign Language and trained in Taekwondo. She made history on the U.S. National Bobsled team as brakeman on the first All-Black Female United States Bobsled duo. Janeshia also is the founder of Hyphy 4 Christ, an entertainment organization  that inspire and empowers wthrough faith-based content.

Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and make sure to use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

ON THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Janeshia as a child
- How janeshia's love for athletics affected her career
- The importance of communication in relationships
- How Janeshia got into the stunts industry
- Manifesting success
- Building mental toughness
- Challenges Janeshia experienced throughout her career
- How Janeshia got the Black Panther opportunity
- What it was like to be part of Black excellence & some fun behind the scenes question
- Listener questions answered!
- How to break into the stunts industry..and more!

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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hollywoodladyj 

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BOOK A PODCAST COACHING SESSION: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/session

Mar 2, 2018

A quick solo episode because this week was AMAZING in all senses of the word. Here's how I had the ultimate BLACK PANTHER week - meeting Chadwick Boseman, getting on The Tonight Show, and some more #dreamdriving takeaways. Enjoy! 

*WATCH THE TONIGHT SHOW VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=expKmfdoo28

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