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Episode 407 : K. Elle Jones – Filmmaker & Media-Savvy Expert

K. Elle Jones is an Amazon Bestselling author, award-winning entrepreneur, Personal Brand Consultant, filmmaker, and media-savvy expert, with more than 25+ years experience in media, entertainment, branding, marketing & advertising, working with top brands including Victoria’s Secret, Bath + Body Works, and Cigna Healthcare.

In addition, her brand positioning, presence (on-and-offline), and messaging has helped her land lucrative brand partnership deals, and garnered her both local and national media attention. Including CBS, The Tamron Hall Show, VoyageLA, LA Talk Radio, and more.

She’s currently in production on her live Docuseries, “The Beauty Behind The Brand Live,” a 12-episode, original television series produced by, ELLEvate NOW Creative Media, her production company, and LMK Entertainment.

Elle consults with entrepreneurs, business owners, female founders and community leaders on how to build a powerful, legacy-driven personal brand, share their message with more people, and elevate their credibility, impact and profitability, leveraging the power of storytelling, video, brand marketing + distribution.

On This Episode We Cover:

On This Episode We Cover: 

  • Navigating the middle of the journey 
  • Losing a job and pivoting careers 
  • Branding & PR with Creatives – What that looks like
  • Next Steps when you don’t know what to do

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You can learn more about Elle and her creative agency + video production company at or on Instagram 

You can learn more about TCO and their production company at or on Instagram 

Episode 406 : Lamide Akintobi – Broadcast Journalist, TV Presenter/Producer & Documentary Maker

Lamide Akintobi is an award winning journalist and television personality with several years of experience in front of and behind the camera. She has a B.A in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish from Texas A&M University – Commerce, and an M.A in International Journalism from City University, London, where she was a British Council Chevening Scholar.

In addition, she has worked as a news anchor, producer and reporter at Channels TV and TVC News and as a Presenter/Producer with Ebonylife TV, which broadcasts across Africa and in the UK. She also worked with Red Media as a host on the show “Church Culture” and has worked as a freelance producer for CNN International since 2018. Lamide has also served as a producer/coordinator on independent documentaries and as a project/content acquisition manager.

She has moderated panels at the Nigerian Entertainment Conference, Ake Festival, Union Bank Annual Education Conference, & She Leads Africa Festival, among many others. In addition, she is an event host, working with clients such as Union Bank and Google Nigeria, a content consultant, and documentary maker.

On This Episode: 

Finding your Footing as a Storyteller

Networking & Connections 

Producing out of Necessity 

Freelance Production 

Your Responsibility as a Storyteller 

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Lamide Akintobi : Instagram Website

The Creative Outsiders : Instagram  Website 

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Episode 403 : Marlena Banks – Author of Big Idea Food

On today’s episode we hang out during our Creative Community Chat where we discuss navigating during Covid-19 we had the pleasure of having Marlena Banks who I like to think of the mindset queen.  

Marlena is a Christian Startup Coach Author of Big Idea Food: A Weekly Devotional for Entrepreneurs, Side Hustlers & Dreamers. Big Idea Food™ started in 2018 as a paperback devotional for entrepreneurs that serves up dope biblical nuggets to energize your hustle. Since then it’s grown into a lifestyle brand for dope Christian entrepreneurs that features a private online community, a YouTube channel, and weekly devotional emails. Together, all these resources work to feed your spirit with God’s word in a voice you can relate to so that you are empowered to execute the ideas God has given you.

On This Episode we Discuss 

  • How do you deal with fear? What does that look like practically. 
  • Why are we not doing what we’re supposed to do? 
  • What mindset work do we need to do to get rid of our excuses and produce?
  • Wanting to collaborate but I’m full of comparison how do I handle that space

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Marlena Banks Big Idea Food  Instagram 

Shivawn Mitchell Website Instagram 

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