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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, email (rana@dreamsindrive.com).
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May 15, 2017

What keeps you going? We chat with Maria Karmina Landicho -  journalist and media executive and on-air host at Myx TV - the only English-language multicultural Asian American entertainment cable network in the United States. Maria-Karmina is also the creator of the series "Be My Guest." Maria-Karmina shares her journey of coming to America as an immigrant child, to being homeless with her parents and siblings, to then finding her way in the industry as a half Asian American on-air personality. Maria-Karmina talks leaving her corporate job and giving herself a six month timeframe to figure out how to make her dream come true. Maria-Karmina also discusses the highs and lows she has experienced throughout her #dreamdriving story and what keeps her motivated to keep going. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

SOME OF THINGS WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Karmina as a child
- Growing up in an immigrant household
- How Karmina knew journalism was for her
- Leaving her comfortable corporate career
- How to know when to jump
- Thriving in a male-dominated environment
- How she landed at Myx TV
- The realities of being an Asian American woman in media 
- Tackling personal life issues on your #dreamdriving story
- Leaving toxic and abusive 
relationships
- How Maria-Karmina's life is changing
- Tips for growing your brand & platform

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/maria-karmina-landicho

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May 8, 2017

Sometimes you have a dream, but the dream doesn't always work out how you want it to. What do you do? How do you cope and continue to push on? We chat with McKenzie Dawkins - writer, YouTuber, dancer/choreographer and social influencer whose love for self-love, body positivity, female empowerment, and natural hair care can be seen throughout her work. Mckenzie takes us on her journey post-college and all the twists and turns she has had to navigate. She shares her tips for fighting fear and doubt, accepting your gifts, believing in yourself, refueling her passions, and continuing towards the end goal. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

SOME OF THINGS WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired McKenzie as a child
- Why McKenzie chose to attend Princeton University
- Figuring things out in college + things McKenzie may have done differently
- Lessons learned from internships at Ebony & Elle
- Launching BWPW - a blog centered around female empowerment
- Finding a dance community
- The importance of journaling
- How McKenzie accepted her gifts
- The sneaking suspicion that you're special
- How to believe in yourself even when you don't believe in yourself
- How the term "just believe in yourself" can be isolating
- Why McKenzie started a YouTube channel
- What "hard work" truly means

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/mckenzie-dawkins-interview

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May 4, 2017

How have you worked through challenges and discouragement? I'm back at it with another round of listener questions! This time around we talk moments of inspiration, other inspiring business podcasts I love and recommend, navigating through setbacks, the power of words in branding, and keeping it professional via email. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) using the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

SOME OF THE QUESTIONS I ANSWER/THINGS WE DISCUSS:
- Acting on moments of inspiration
- What are some women in media & podcasts that inspire you?
- What have been some of your favorite wins from starting your career journey?
- How have you worked through challenges and discouragement?
- The power of branding, your words + perception
- How do you keep it professional via email?

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May 1, 2017

 What goes on behind the mic? It's time to answer some dream driver questions! Listen in as I chat staying motivated, my recommended (and favorite) books, getting started, working through plateaus and more! Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

 

SOME OF THE QUESTIONS I ANSWER:
- What's your WHY?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years with Dreams In Drive?
- What motivates you to be consistent?
- What's your self care routine like?
- How do you stay motivated during a plateau?
- How did you get started with Dreams In Drive?
- How do you find a mentor?
- What has been your biggest challenge with building Dreams In Drive?
- How does relocation help your life?
- What books would you recommend for personal growth?

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/episode-81

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Apr 27, 2017

Got an idea, but not sure how to launch and market it? We chat with with NYC based tech entrepreneur and journalist Wize - the Creative Director and founder of Indie Creative Network, an on-demand media production and distribution company. Wize talks about his dream driving journey, going to college in the US, working in Barbados for a while, coming back to New York City and eventually launching his own network. Wize shares the lessons he learned launching and marketing Indie Creative Network from the ground up as well as tips that others creatives and lifestyle entrepreneurs can use as they market their own dreams in drive. As Creative Director at Indie Creative Network, Wize uses his expertise in risk management, podcast production and demographic analysis to produce and distribute 27 talk and music mix shows based in 5 different countries. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
- Why Wize's mother is his biggest inspiration
- The power of Google University
- The importance of researching trying to figure it out before asking for help
- What happened when Wize went back to Barbados to live & work for a year
- Wize's highest paying freelance gig
- Why Wize turned down a glorious West Coast job
- The joys of fatherhood
- The early days of the Indie Creative Network
- Using data to inform your content creation
- Tips for creating your own network
- The importance of SEO in building & marketing to your audience
- The power of hashtags & using different social media platforms
- Monetizing your platform
- Why Indie Creative Network is so important
- Wize's biggest motivation

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/wize-indie-creative-network

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Apr 24, 2017

Being a dream driver isn't only about chasing the dream, but also about keeping up with all of life's many other responsibilities. With life being hectic at times, what are the best ways to truly juggle everything? How can we learn to successfully manage it all? We chat with publicist Alli Rodriguez about her dream driving story and the ways that she has been able to balance the many facets of her life including the 9-5 career, the "dream", family, relationships, school, and self. Though all of our experiences and life circumstances are not the same, it IS possible to find ways to carve out time for our dreams and stay sane. Make sure to join in on the conversation online (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

 

IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
- How Alli knew she wanted to be a publicist
- Creating opportunities for yourself
- Pivotal points early in her career
- Building relationships
- Letting passion drive you
- Taking breaks
- Juggling everything & settling boundaries
- Facing her father's varying position on what it means to be a woman
- Finding herself & distancing herself from toxic relationships + haters
- Building confidence & cultivating strong relationships

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Apr 20, 2017

Think politics don't affect you? Think again! "There are a lot of things taking place at the local, state, and federal level but our voices are not in it...so where does this leave the future of politics if we are not at the table?" In this episode, Lauren Bealore discusses why it's so important to be politically engaged and how having a seat at the table is crucial - especially for men and women of color. Some of the topics we discuss are the state of millennial and politics, the power of having people of influence in lobbying, donor, and policy positions, developing strategic partnerships, the generational gap, entrepreneurial trends we should be taking advantage of, and much more! Lauren is currently the Corporate Relations and Events Manager for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, a national lobbying organization that focuses on protecting conservation issues by holding elected officials accountable. Lauren is also an appointed and elected official, serving as a City Commissioner for the City of Southfield’s Total Living Commission and Precinct Delegate for Precinct 19 of the City of Southfield. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

 

IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
- Why Shirley Chisholm was her childhood inspiration
- Studying social relations & policy at Michigan State
- The state of millennials and politics
- Why millennial voices need to be at the political table
- Why we need more people of color in policy, donor & lobbying positions
- What it's like working at a lobbying organization
- How money controls politics
- Lauren's "houseparties" story (social capital + social enterprise)
- How to yield your upward mobility to benefit others
- Developing thick skin
- Building strategic partnerships & raising money
- Why we need to capitalize on the future of tech
- Challenges Lauren faced in her career
- The generational gap in politics
- How to avoid burnout
- How you can be more politically engaged

Apr 17, 2017

"I want to make impact. I want to help small business owners be successful and feel fantastic about themselves." With a mission like that, how do you make it happen? We chat with Melody McCloskey, co-founder and CEO of StyleSeat, the leading destination for booking beauty and wellness appointments.Melody co- founded StyleSeat in 2011 to simplify the process of booking beauty appointments. With StyleSeat, industry experts are provided a place to showcase their work, connect with clients, and build their business while clients can discover new services and providers and book appointments on the go. Melody opens up about her journey building a top online booking service that not only helps stylists earn more but also serves a huge market need. Building a technology company is no easy feat and Melody discusses what entrepreneurs need to focus on if they want to be successful as well as some of the challenges she is currently facing within the business. To date, StyleSeat has powered over 50M appointments in over 16,000 US cities and has powered over $3 billion in appointments. 

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/melody-mccloskey-styleseat 

IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Melody as a child
- How Melody leveraged her college internship to get a full-time job
- The art of perfecting your hustle
- Curating your friendship circle
- Why Melody sat on the StyleSeat idea for two years
- How to find courage to get started
- How to know when your idea is special
- The importance of validating your idea + surveying your test market
- Basic business fundamentals
- The early days of StyleSeat
- Tips for raising capital + fundraising
- Why obsession + passion for your vision is important
- What Melody tells every new employee
- How to use data to grow your business using the top 5 metrics method
- Switching from a free to paid model
- Navigating challenges
- The importance of looking and feeling your best 

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Apr 13, 2017

When you're starting (or thinking of starting a business), it is crucial to have a strong LEGAL foundation. But how? On this episode we chat with attorney Efe Ukala on the top legal mistakes you should avoid as your pursue entrepreneurship. Efe discusses key legal topics that you need to navigate. It may not be the sexiest of topics, but it definitely is an important one! Efe currently serves as a Vice President of Legal and Compliance at Kuramo Capital Management, an investment management firm, where she manages the firm's legal initiatives. She also currently serves as the Vice President of the Association of Black Women Attorneys New York. Make sure to follow on social @dreamsindrive and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Grab your FREE Dreams In Drive resources at www.dreamsindrive.com/free. Enjoy!

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/efe-ukala

IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
- How Efe knew she wanted to be a lawyer
- The #1 legal mistake many entrepreneurs make
- Why service professionals also need to get their business registered
- When to trademark & protect your brand
- Why you need to check trademarks before you choose a business name
- How to avoid brand infringement
- How to decide the right type of legal structure for your business
- Why you need to be diligent with your contracts + partnerships
- Why you need to always negotiate
- Efe's passion for hair + how she has helped Etoile Blue legally
- Legal tips for working with influencers + marketing your business
- The importance of ethics
- What motivates Efe when she feels like giving up
- The best investment Efe made in herself as a lawyer

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Apr 10, 2017

What do you do when you're super passionate about a specific subject, but can't find a space to engage with a community that shares your love? YOU CREATE YOUR OWN COMMUNITY. How though? Is it even possible? What are the steps to take? We chat with Berry, the creator of the online directory for podcasters & podcasts of color - Podcasts In Color. Berry discusses her own dream driving story, what inspired her to launch Podcasts In Color and how it morphed into a much-needed vibrant, engaged online community that brings together creators of color who might not otherwise have known about each other. Berry candidly opens up about her experience, podcasting lessons she has learned, opportunities + connections she has helped to create, and what excites her about the future of podcasts. Make sure to follow on social @dreamsindrive and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Grab your FREE Dreams In Drive resources at www.dreamsindrive.com/free. Enjoy!

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/berry-podcasts-in-color

IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Berry as a child
- What inspired Podcasts In Color
- Challenges launching the Podcasts In Color website
- Why building a directory is tough
- Handling competition
- The power of the niche + diverse voices
- 3 tips for launching a new podcast
- What launching Podcasts In Color taught Berry about herself
- The power of engagement
- Our mutual love for Myleik Teele's #mytaughtyou podcast
- Monetizing the Podcasts In Color platform
- One thing Berry knows for sure
- Navigating past moments of darkness
- The future of podcasting & Podcasts In Color + listener Q & As

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Apr 6, 2017

How do you build professional connections and mentorship opportunities that last? In this episode, we uncover tips and strategies to use to genuinely network & connect your way to success. As part of our DRIVER'S ED series, we chat with Gabrielle N. Simpson, a communications and media expert (and one of Rana's mentors.) Gabrielle has been recognized for her industry-wide accomplishments, commitment to diversity & inclusion and dedication to sharing global stories on multiple platforms. She is a career mentor and NYU Graduate Adjunct Professor where she teaches integrated marketing, digital and social media, advanced public relations, media relations, corporate communications and event planning courses. Gabrielle discusses how networking helped launch her career, the art of informational interviewing, how to stand out, organic mentorship, and much more! Make sure to follow on social @dreamsindrive and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Grab your FREE Dreams In Drive resources at www.dreamsindrive.com/free. Enjoy!

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/gabrielle-simpson

IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Gabrielle as a child
- Life in New York City as a college student & young professional
- The art of informational interviewing
- How to be consistent in building your network
- How to stand out
- Finding mentors and building sustainable relationships.
- The mistake many millennials make when reaching out for mentorship
- The power of organic mentorship
- Why the professional friendships you make matter too
- How Gabrielle managed working in corporate communications + being a professor
- Challenges Gabrielle is currently facing in her own career & life

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Apr 3, 2017

What's the secret formula for securing press and/or media coverage for your brand or business? Not quite sure how to leverage publicity and make connections with the media? As part of our DRIVER'S ED Series we're chatting with Charell Star- the voice of “Not Just a Girl in a Dress” a lifestyle blog Charell shares inspiring stories and trending news that helps her audience define their own version of success.  Charell talks techniques and strategies you can use to secure press & media coverage for your personal brand or business. On air, you will find Charell speaking about the latest styles, technology and trends as a contributor for Marie Claire, Fox5 – Good Day New York, NBC New York Live, Second Look TV, and various broadcast and digital media outlets. As a journalist, she creates engaging pieces for online and print outlets covering technology, business, fashion, and beauty, providing women with advice and tips they can leverage to enhance their lives. Use the hashtag #dreamsindrive and make sure to follow us on social @dreamsindrive. Download our FREE episode show notes at www.dreamsindrive.com/free. Enjoy!

IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
- The pop star that inspired Charell as a youngster
- How Charell got her start in public relations
- The difference between public relations & marketing
- The 4 questions to ask to know if you're ready for publicity
- How to get press without a publicist
- How to get media contact information
- What to say in a pitch that gets read
- A big pitching NO NO
- The importance of relationship building
- PR lessons learned working at big agencies
- How to leverage social media to build your own community
- What an "influencer" truly is
- Earned vs. paid media
- How to work with brands as an influencer

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/charell-star

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Mar 30, 2017

Fear of failure holds a lot of dream drivers back! Want to learn how to stop letting fear and doubt get in the way of your success? What do you have to do to s start being intentional about your life and goals? On this episode we chat with Dre Baldwin- the world's only Work On Your Game expert. A 9-year professional basketball player, Dre teaches mental toughness, self-confidence and self-discipline to athletes, entrepreneurs and business professionals. Dre has given 3 TED Talks, published 13 books and 150+ basketball programs. Dre discusses his own setbacks and challenges he experienced early in his career. He shares some of the techniques that dream drivers such as yourself can use to work on their personal DREAMS and fight feelings of doubt and fear. Use the hashtag #dreamsindrive and make sure to follow us on social @dreamsindrive. Download our FREE episode show notes at www.dreamsindrive.com/free. Enjoy!

IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Dre as a child
- 2 questions to ask yourself to know when to quit or give up
- Why some people waste their talents
- How Dre discovered YouTube & leveraged it to build his brand
- Dre's struggles becoming a pro basketball player
- How to stay focused despite setbacks & develop mental toughness
- How to know what you should be focusing on in life
- How to provide value that makes you stand out
- Why your individuality is a competitive advantage
- How to stop letting fear & doubt get in the way
- Dre's 3-step process for instilling confidence & motivating yourself
- Why your story matters
- Holding yourself accountable

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Mar 27, 2017

Along your journey, how many people have told you to give up and that you would never "make it"? What did you do? In this episode we chat with Jen Glantz - the brains behind the business, Bridesmaid for hire, the heart behind the blog, The Things I Learned From, and the main character inside of the books All My Friends are Engaged and Always a Bridesmaid for Hire. Jen is also a mentor for New York City women entrepreneurs and a hired speaker for conferences and workshops around the country. Jen shares her dream driving story and how she was able to pursue her dreams of being a published writer and all that she had to overcome to make it happen. Jen discusses getting bullied as a child, facing rejection after rejection in NYC, launching a business whose idea spawned from many of her friends getting engaged, resources that can new entrepreneurs, how to get the word out about your brand, and more.

IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
- Getting bullied as a child & finding self improvement
- Struggling to figure out career choices post-college
- One of the worst jobs Jen ever had
- How a week-long trip led her to a life in New York City
- How launching her own blog helped Jen launch her writing career
- Facing rejection after rejection
- How to keep track and hold yourself accountable to your goals
- Friends' engagements that led to a unique business idea
- Juggling two full-time jobs
- Getting into hustle-mode
- The importance of multiple streams of income
- Why Jen loves her score.org mentor
- Creating services, packages, and charging what you're worth
- The key to getting word out about your brand (getting featured in over 500 media outlets)
- The book publishing process
- How to not give up on yourself

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Mar 22, 2017

How do you go from selling our of your trunk and on the shelves of major retailers such as Target? In this episode we chat with Chris-Tia Donaldson- Chief Executive Officer of Thank God It’s Natural (tgin), a manufacturer of natural hair and skin care products. Chris-Tia is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and the author of Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Natural Hair. Chris-Tia discusses some of major problems she had to solve as she grew her brand -some that may have scared many others and deterred them from keeping on. She shares how she started TGIN, the value in her legal training and how it helped the business, how she managed having a full-time law career, fighting breast cancer, and expanding the brand to major retailers such as Target, Walgreens & Sally's Beauty Supply, the importance of slowing down, core business lessons every entrepreneur needs to know and more. As a breast cancer survivor, she is deeply committed to raising awareness of the condition and the benefits of early detection among women of color. Join in on the conversation using the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/christia-donaldson

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Mar 15, 2017

Can an idea that started out as a passion project lead you to full-time entrepreneurship? YES. In this episode, we chat with - Barbara Jacques - Founder, Creative Director and Chief Formulator at Jacq's Organics, a sustainable bath, body, and skincare line. Barbara is also a a self-proclaimed recovered beauty product junkie, writer and natural skincare expert that is passionate about health, natural beauty, yoga, and traveling. Barbara shares her story of how a health scare during her pregnancy inspired Jacq's Organics, challenges she faced during her early days of business, juggling full-time work, motherhood & entrepreneurship, tips for growing an online business, standing out in the market place, and bouncing back from fear. At the end of it all, remember this: NO ONE CAN DO IT LIKE YOU DO IT. Barbara reveals what keeps her going and how you can use your story to help you define what "success" looks like for you. Join in the conversation on social using the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

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Mar 8, 2017

What does "establishing your money mindset" actually mean? On this episode we chat with Tonya Rapley - millennial money expert and creator of My Fab Finance - where she helps millennials break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can become financially free and do more of what they love. Tonya shares her story and what led her to launching the My Fab Finance Platform. She talks moving past law school dreams, navigating past failed & toxic relationships, her YOLO NYC days and the beginning days of entrepreneurship running My Fab Finance. She discusses selecting your niche, understanding financial policies in this new political atmosphere, working with brands, having multiple revenue streams and more. Lastly, Tonya discusses some of the challenges she is facing in her business today and the investments she is making in her professional & personal growth. If you want to learn  Join in on the conversation online using the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

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Mar 5, 2017

In this episode we chat with writer, author, and motivational speaker Rob Hill on finding your identity and purpose. This chat is originally from a ranacampbell.com BRANDMAKERS interview I did with Rob back in 2015. Though the interview is two years old, Rob shares some timeless gems about what it means to find yourself, why entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone, how to know if you’re really ready for change, believing in & loving yourself, monetizating your brand and more. It’s one of those episodes that will make you think about why you do what you do and how to make sure your identity aligns with your purpose. Make sure to engage using the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

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Mar 1, 2017
Your stories matter. So, how do you leverage them to build community? In this episode, we chat with Nia Phillip - a New York-based content creator, visual curator, and founder of Creative Smart Girl, - a digital media platform whose mission is to inspire ambitious, creative, smart women to do the work to build the career, life, and style of their dreams. Nia and I discuss why sharing our stories are so important and how doing so can help us build deeper connections with our audience and inspire others to do the same. Nia talks about her childhood growing up in Grenada, moving to America as a preteen, her early law school dreams, how they changed over the years, and the journey that eventually led her to building the Creative Smart Girl Platform. Nia shares tips for how those struggling to unearth their stories can do so successfully and what to do if you feel like your story isn't share worthy. If you're interested in participating in the#HERPOWERSTORY March 2017 campaign, share a photo on Instagram + include your story in the caption + use the hashtag #herpowerstory on Instagram and tag @creativesmartgirl and @dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

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Feb 26, 2017

What's the secret sauce to successfully launching a brand in a cut-throat industry? We chat with jewelry designer, fashion entrepreneur, and Flying Solo Collective founder Elizabeth Solomeina about her road to fashion entrepreneurship and some of the lessons she's learned since launching her own line and innovative concept retail location in New York City. Elizabeth discusses the importance of production and manufacturing in the fashion industry, how to stand out as a designer, mentorship, her favorite entrepreneurship books, and why talent alone won't lead your brand to success. Enjoy!

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Feb 22, 2017

Is it possible to launch a successful brand that also has a positive social impact and inspires change within your industry and community? YES. In today's episode, we chat with Rahama Wright, Founder and CEO  of Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty a social impact company she created after serving in the Peace Corps. The DC-based enterprise develops shea butter creams, balms, and soaps that create living wage jobs for 800 women in Northern Ghana. Rahama was also featured on episode 1 of Centric new show highlighting female entrepreneurship- Queen Boss. Rahama shares how she was able to grow her business and why the company's mission will never change. We also discuss what inspired Rahama to enter the shea industry, how she developed the Shea Yeleen business model, why entrepreneurs shouldn't fear standing out, social impact investing, working with Whole Foods, key takeaways from her Queen Boss experience, finding faith, local resources you can use to grow your brand, and more. Enjoy!

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Feb 15, 2017
 At the end of the day, what truly matters? What are you truly chasing or driving towards? In this episode, we chat with Necole Kane - the writer, influencer, entrepreneur and founder of xoNecole.com  and the former celebrity gossip blog Necole Bitchie. Necole opens up and shares some personal stories about her transition from running Necole Bitchie to switching gears and creating a safe place for women online to be empowered and share their stories. Necole discusses some of the difficulties she experienced over the years and how she pushed through pain and some of the negative (and positive) effects this had on her life. Necole talks thinking things are going to get better, navigating dating & relationships, making health and self-care a priority, trusting the timing of your life, the impact of grief/losing loved ones, the "freedom of irrelevancy", and what happiness means for her now. She also shares pointers and tips she's learned about what truly makes any blog, brand, or business successful and how you can RECLAIM & DEFINE your health, legacy, and purpose. Make sure to check the show notes for this episode at www.dreamsindrive.com. Use the hashtag #dreamsindrive to engage online. Enjoy!

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Feb 12, 2017

When you're on a mission to accomplish your dreams, what does it take to get what you really want? How do you hit the pavement successfully, find fulfillment, and achieve success? In this episode we chat with composer, music director, entrepreneur and recording artist Deborah Hurwitz about how she was able to build her 25 year career in show business. From conducting on Broadway in top show shows as Mamma Mia & Jersey Boys, producing live music for Cirque du Soleil Hollywood, to writing scores and songs for hit commercials and series, Deborah's repertoire is impressive. Her journey to getting where she is - is equally inspiring. Deborah discusses the importance of DECLARING your mission statement, networking strategies for building connections and breaking into your industry of choice, building confidence in a world that may not be so receptive to you initially, personal growth, living authentically... and more! Hope you enjoy!


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Feb 8, 2017

The relationship that you have with yourself is one of the most important that you'll ever need to work on - especially if you want to be a dream driver. In this episode, former NFL player, RehabTime founder, and global life coach Trent Shelton discusses why your relationship with yourself can make or break your brand. He shares his own journey to self-awareness and how he was able to push himself to change his life around and start following his purpose. Trent discusses how to create opportunities for yourself, the power or repetition and visualization, using "pain" as power, the formula for creating content that inspires your audience, and more. Make sure to share & enjoy!

 

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Feb 5, 2017

What happens when you get fired from your DREAM JOB? In PART TWO, culinary entrepreneur & future chef Courtnee Futch talks moving on & re-directing your dream. We talk what happened after she was fired (nine days after recording our first interview) and why she didn't let this set her back. Courtnee shares the story of how she was  able to find a new job at a company that ended up being a better cultural fit for her. Courtnee also discusses the importance of stepping out on faith, what to do when plans change, and why she's grateful she didn't put all her eggs in one basket. Remember, "Sometimes walking away means walking towards something." Embrace the journey, dream drivers!

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