Cool Girls Create Podcast With Taniesha "Tee" Westbrook
By Tee Westbrook
This podcast is for the aspiring creative boss and woman entrepreneur.
In each episode, we discuss the mindset, habits, and business strategies that removes the guesswork of how to make money doing what you love.
Listen to the success stories of unstoppable female entrepreneurs, artists, and leaders turning passion into profit.
Learn from our mistakes and missteps as we dive into Boss Up Talk about creativity and entrepreneurship.
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Cool Girls Create Podcast With Taniesha "Tee" WestbrookOct 10, 2023
Disruptive Marketing Secrets and Scaling Wisdom with Marketing by Monrae | Cool Girls Create Podcast
Welcome to the Cool Girls Create Podcast, Taniesha Westbrook, sits down with the brilliant marketing mind, Monrae, the founder of Ghetto CEO Podcast. In this episode, we delve into the heart of disruptive marketing, dissecting the intricacies of Monrae's approach to captivating campaigns and the secrets behind building a thriving business.
The conversation unfolds with Monrae sharing her insights into the art of crafting disruptive marketing strategies. We discuss the common pitfalls entrepreneurs face when launching products and how to navigate these challenges. Monrae's emphasis on the importance of focusing on the transformation offered rather than continually creating new products provides a fresh perspective for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Scaling a business is a journey, and Monrae sheds light on the lessons learned during her transition from six to seven figures. We explore the significance of building systems, understanding financials, and the reality that scaling introduces new challenges and expenses.
The episode offers a deep dive into Monrae's personal routine and organizational strategies for running a successful business. From the importance of tapping into one's purpose to the necessity of leading with strategy, Monrae shares invaluable advice for entrepreneurs at every stage.
This conversation is a treasure trove of practical wisdom for creative minds and aspiring entrepreneurs. Join us for a journey through the realms of disruptive marketing, scaling a business, and the realities of entrepreneurship. Stay inspired, stay tuned, and remember, cool girls create!
Deja Monet, Senior Writer at Hollywood Unlocked, Talks Navigating Creativity, Being Authentic, & Thriving in the Industry
🎧 Cool Girls Create: Navigating Entrepreneurship with Deja Monet 🎧
Embark on a journey of empowerment and inspiration with "Cool Girls Create," the ultimate podcast for aspiring woman entrepreneurs and creators. Host Tee Westbrook invites you to explore the stories and wisdom of remarkable guests like Deja, a writer and influencer navigating the complexities of career and creativity.
Dive into discussions about balancing passion and income, navigating the challenges of adulthood, and discovering the power of authenticity in the competitive creative industry. If you're a woman looking for motivation, community, and actionable insights to fuel your business or career, Cool Girls Create is your virtual mentor.
Dive into the entrepreneurial world with Deja Monet, senior writer for Hollywood Unlocked, on this episode of Cool Girls Create. Gain valuable insights into personal branding, female empowerment, and the ins and outs of the media industry.
From practical business growth strategies to the importance of work-life balance, this conversation is a goldmine for millennial women entrepreneurs and creatives.
Join us for an authentic discussion that will inspire, motivate, and provide tangible tips for your business or creative career.
- Entrepreneurial journeys and success stories
- Tips for building a strong personal brand
- Strategies for business growth and development
- Insights on work-life balance and personal well-being
- Female empowerment in creative spaces
🎙️ Guest: Deja Monet, Senior Writer at Hollywood Unlocked
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Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in Marketing & Entrepreneurship w/ Dr. Contrecia Tharpe
Embark on an inspiring journey with Dr. Contrecia Tharpe, affectionately known as Dr. T, and Cool Girls Create host, Tee Westbrook.
In this engaging and insightful conversation, Dr. T, shares her journey as an entrepreneur, marketer, and agency owner. She discusses the challenges of being your own boss, emphasizing the importance of embracing the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, as well as dispelling misconceptions perpetuated by social media.
Dr. T highlights the significance of authenticity and self-promotion in entrepreneurship, encouraging individuals to overcome self-doubt and showcase their true selves. She and the host, Tee Westbrook, delve into the dark side of entrepreneurship, addressing the struggles of comparison, negative self-talk, and the pressure to conform.
The conversation shifts to marketing, with Dr. T offering valuable insights. She identifies three common mistakes in marketing: focusing on what the audience needs to hear rather than wants to hear, lacking consistency, and attempting to cater to every platform instead of strategically targeting the right audience. Whether you're an aspiring creator, a woman entrepreneur navigating the business landscape, or a woman in leadership aiming for new heights, this podcast offers inspiration, wisdom, and practical advice. Join us for real talk that meets actionable insights to fuel your journey to success.
Day in the Life of Viral Instagram Self-Portrait Model Kimberly Douglas
Step into the fascinating world of Kimberly Douglas, a self-portrait model, and explore the intricate details of her typical shoot days.
Uncover the strategic planning and research she employs to bring her creative visions to life. Kimberly shares candidly about the challenges she faces, from experimenting with new ideas to overcoming unexpected obstacles during shoots.
Dive into her resourcefulness as she navigates the process of gathering props, building sets, and creating unique outfits on a budget.
Join us on this illuminating journey, gaining valuable insights into the dedication, patience, and creativity required for a successful venture in the world of self-portrait photography.
Aspiring creators and business owners, don't miss this chance to learn from Kimberly's experiences and elevate your own creative endeavors!
Empowering Women Creators: Insider Tips from PR Entrepreneur Deja Monee
Join us on this inspiring episode of Cool Girls Create as we sit down with seasoned PR entrepreneur Deja Monee, the founder of Intel Media Group. In this candid interview, Deja shares her personal journey from being a proud graduate of an HBCU to establishing her own successful PR agency. She reflects on her experiences in the creative and entrepreneurial space, offering valuable insights and practical advice for aspiring women creators and entrepreneurs.
Delve into the importance of internships, networking, and hands-on experience, and learn how these elements shaped Deja's career path. Gain valuable insights into the world of PR, marketing, and business development, as Deja highlights the significance of confidence, research, storytelling, and adaptability in today's dynamic creative landscape.
Discover the power of leveraging your unique experiences and developing a compelling brand story to make your mark in the competitive world of entrepreneurship. Tune in to Cool Girls Create for an engaging and motivational discussion that will inspire you to elevate your entrepreneurial game and succeed in your creative pursuits.
Mastering Content Creation: Advice for Aspiring Creators & Women Entrepreneurs | Interview with Jessica Whitaker
In this empowering podcast interview, Taniesha Westbrook engages in a meaningful conversation with Jessica Whitaker, an accomplished photographer and coach with a base in Seattle and New York. Offering invaluable insights for photographers, videographers, models, freelancers, and female entrepreneurs, they explore effective strategies for mastering content creation and cultivating a flourishing business.
Learn how to harness the power of frequently asked questions to craft compelling content, repurpose existing materials, and establish a robust brand presence. Discover essential guidance on maintaining a healthy work-life balance by setting clear boundaries and overcoming emotional hurdles. Gain a deeper understanding of the significance of patience, strategic planning, and laying a strong foundation for sustainable business expansion.
If you're an aspiring creative aiming to amplify your brand presence or an entrepreneur seeking practical advice for business growth, this podcast is a must-listen. Delve into invaluable insights and proven strategies that can elevate your professional journey, regardless of your industry or niche.
Connect with Jessica Whitaker on Instagram at @JessicaWhitaker and become part of her vibrant Facebook community "Build and Bloom" for unwavering support and valuable resources. Stay tuned for her upcoming podcast season, offering expert guidance on navigating the creative industry and achieving your entrepreneurial aspirations.
Explore the art of crafting engaging content, leveraging key questions, and developing subtopics to enhance your brand visibility. Learn how to effectively repurpose content and maximize its reach to a wider audience.
Gain practical advice on maintaining a healthy balance between personal and professional aspects, fostering a positive mindset, and steering clear of the pitfalls of operating solely out of necessity. Dive into the importance of efficient planning and effective task delegation for long-term business success.
Join the conversation on the significance of patience, wisdom, and strategic planning in fostering business growth, contrary to the prevailing culture of immediate gratification. Discover the benefits of establishing a strong business foundation and fostering a supportive network for creative professionals.
If you're ready to take your business to the next level, this podcast is a must-listen! Tune in for actionable advice and pragmatic strategies to propel your business growth in 2024 and beyond.
Journey of 7-Figure Agency Owner: Monchiere Holmes Jones - Amplify Your Brand and Love Your Minutes
Welcome to the empowering world of women entrepreneurship and creativity with Monchiere Holmes Jones, the founder of a groundbreaking Black-owned, woman-owned agency based in Nashville, Tennessee. In this engaging podcast, Monchiere shares her insightful journey, offering a wealth of knowledge and experience for aspiring women entrepreneurs and creators.Join Monchiere as she dives deep into the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, revealing her secrets to building a million-dollar firm from the ground up. With a focus on amplification and branding, Monchiere provides invaluable advice on navigating the challenges of running a successful business while staying true to your purpose and vision.Discover the power of loving your minutes and the importance of cherishing every moment, even during the toughest of times. Gain valuable insights on managing stress, maintaining work-life balance, and handling negative fallout with grace and poise.Whether you're looking to start your own business, grow your brand, or take your creativity to the next level, this podcast is your go-to resource for inspiration, motivation, and actionable strategies. Tune in to learn from Monchiere's wealth of expertise and embark on a journey towards entrepreneurial success and personal fulfillment.
Cool Girls Create Ep. 9: The Rise of Black Girl Sunscreen - Shontay Lundy's Inspiring Journey
In this empowering episode of "Cool Girls Create," your host Taniesha Westbrook sits down with the remarkable entrepreneur, Shontay Lundy, the visionary mind behind the groundbreaking brand, Black Girl Sunscreen.
Discover the compelling story of how Shontay Lundy transitioned from a corporate finance background to become a trailblazing creative entrepreneur. Hear her personal experiences, including the bold decision to move to California with just a few months of savings, and how her faith played a pivotal role in her entrepreneurial journey.
Prepare to be inspired as Shontay shares her journey of recognizing a glaring gap in the skincare industry, where people of color were underrepresented. With determination, she set out to change the game. Learn how she harnessed the power of natural ingredients to create Black Girl Sunscreen, addressing a need that had long been overlooked.
This episode offers valuable insights for entrepreneurs as Shontay emphasizes the importance of acting on your ideas, prioritizing resources, and following your instincts. Hear about her experience of self-funding the initial product and the excitement surrounding the incredible success of Black Girl Sunscreen.
We also delve into the critical aspects of business, such as meticulous financial planning, resourcefulness, and the art of delegation. Discover why striking the right work-life balance is essential as your business scales, and how finding moments of relaxation and introspection can drive your growth.
Shontay's journey is a testament to her unwavering determination and entrepreneurial spirit. She shares her plans for educational outreach, expanding product availability, and attending events to amplify Black Girl Sunscreen's impact.
Whether you're an aspiring business owner, a creative spirit, or someone seeking inspiration, this episode is a wellspring of wisdom and empowerment.
Tune in and join Taniesha Westbrook and Shontay Lundy on this exciting adventure of entrepreneurship, personal growth, and empowerment. It's time to unleash your creativity and embrace the path less traveled.
Subscribe to "Cool Girls Create" for more engaging conversations with remarkable women who are turning their creativity into successful businesses.
Cool Girls Create Ep. 8 - Balancing Acts: Dr. Eva's Guide to Work-Life Harmony
In this inspiring episode of the Cool Girls Create Podcast, join host Tee Westbrook as she engages in a heartfelt conversation with Dr. Eva. Together, they delve into the art of achieving work-life balance, a topic that resonates with moms, entrepreneurs, and students alike.
Meet Dr. Eva, an accomplished Internal Medicine Hospitalist who dedicates her skills exclusively to the hospital setting, focusing on adult medicine. Beyond her medical career, Dr. Eva wears multiple hats with grace and determination. She recently authored the compelling book, "Paging Doctor You," a testament to her expertise and passion. Moreover, she co-owns Dramatically Real, a thriving lipstick company that adds a touch of confidence and flair to the lives of many.
But that's not all—Dr. Eva is a loving wife, a devoted mother of three remarkable kids, aged 12, 9, and 7, and an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs, especially within the Black female community.
Join us for an enlightening conversation filled with wisdom, insights, and actionable tips on balancing the demanding roles of motherhood, entrepreneurship, and academics. Dr. Eva's journey is a testament to the extraordinary possibilities that await those who dare to dream and work relentlessly to achieve their goals.
Whether you're a mom striving to find equilibrium, an entrepreneur seeking to strike the right chord in your personal and professional life, or a student navigating the complexities of education and ambition, this episode offers invaluable advice and motivation. Tune in and discover the keys to harmonizing your multifaceted life from the perspective of a remarkable woman who has mastered the art of balance.
Cool Girls Create Ep. 7 - Building Black Wealth Through Entrepreneurship
In this captivating episode, join Tee Westbrook and Robert “Bobby” Wallace as they embark on an inspiring journey into the realm of building generational wealth through Black entrepreneurship. Despite the social and economic obstacles that may arise, Episode 1 is all about empowering you with the knowledge and strategies to pave the way for a legacy of prosperity.
Generational wealth, the legacy families pass down to their children and grandchildren, can take various forms, from cash and investment funds to stocks, bonds, properties, and even entire companies. Tee and Bobby are here to guide you through the steps and principles that can help you create and preserve this invaluable heritage.
Meet Robert L. Wallace, affectionately known as “Bobby”—a true luminary in the world of entrepreneurship, authorship, business consulting, and keynote speaking. With a remarkable 41 years of industry experience spanning diverse fields like engineering, energy, IT, and executive coaching, Bobby is on a mission to educate and inspire entrepreneurs, executives, and audiences worldwide.
Bobby's journey from the challenging environment of Baltimore projects, marked by poverty and racial segregation, is a testament to his unwavering determination and resilience. His awe-inspiring rags-to-riches story showcases how he overcame societal and economic barriers, guided by the mentorship of trailblazing industry leaders such as IBM, DuPont, and Procter & Gamble.
Leveraging his unparalleled expertise, Bobby founded three groundbreaking companies: BITHGROUP Technologies Inc., a trailblazing cybersecurity and IT services provider; Bithenergy, Inc., an innovative energy services and technology company; and Robert Wallace Media, a hub encompassing RobertWallace.com and EntreTeach Learning Systems LLC.
Join us in this illuminating discussion, where Tee and Bobby delve deep into the strategies, insights, and real-life experiences that can help you unlock the potential of Black entrepreneurship and set your course towards building generational wealth. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, grow, and embark on a transformative journey toward a brighter financial future.
Cool Girls Create Ep. 6 - How To Open A Storefront For Your Creative Business
Topics for the conversation include:
Starting a business in the restaurant industry
Going from food truck to a physical location
Day in the life activities of a Storefront business owner
Entrepreneur tips for women
Cool Girls Create Ep. 5 - How To Start Your Photography Business
Join Tee Westbrook of Cool Girls Create and Sammy Hearn as we discuss how to start a business in photography. Sammy is an entrepreneur that offers photography, graphic arts, creative direction and editing services.
After working in print news for a good portion of her 20s, Sammy decided that she truly wanted to do was create art. She left the news world in 2016 for full-time freelance work and never looked back, and have since shot for NASA, Manuel Couture, Bloomberg Associates, and more. Her favorite shoots are creative, imaginative, dreamy and glamorous, with a touch of science fiction and otherwordly taste.
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Cool Girls Create Ep. 4 - Marketing Your Creative Business on a Budget with J Ivory
Welcome to another exciting episode of Cool Girls Create! In this installment, we're thrilled to feature the incredibly talented Creative Girl Boss, J Ivory. As a creative director, J Ivory specializes in helping women forge deeper connections with their audiences through the captivating realms of beauty, art, and design.
Our conversation revolves around an essential topic for every aspiring entrepreneur and creative spirit: How to effectively market your creative business or side hustle on a budget. With J Ivory's wealth of experience and expertise, we explore invaluable insights into getting your message across on social media and taking those crucial first steps to bring your creative vision to life.
J Ivory's journey is nothing short of remarkable. She embarked on her professional career as a makeup artist and beauty content creator, showcasing her undeniable talent for creating impactful art. However, her passion and creativity couldn't be confined to makeup alone. Drawing from over a decade of experience in digital marketing strategy and possessing a refined design aesthetic, J Ivory assumed the role of a creative director.
Through her work, she bridges the gap between your message and your audience, utilizing the transformative power of beauty, art, and design. J Ivory's portfolio boasts collaborations with prestigious brands and organizations such as Mercedes Benz, Michael’s, DayStar Network, The Potter’s House, Ornelia Kane & Botham Jean Foundation, as well as notable individuals including Kierra Sheard, Pat Smith, Emmit Smith, and some of your favorite lifestyle and beauty influencers.
You may have already encountered J Ivory's extraordinary work with renowned figures like Christine Caine, Priscilla Shirer, Sheryl Brady, Sherri Shepheard, Kym Whitley, and top-tier brands including Lexus, Adobe, KHOLS, Essence, and Lane Bryant.
But J Ivory's impact doesn't stop there. When she's not busy transforming brands, you'll find her sharing her wisdom through speaking engagements, mentoring fellow creatives, and providing valuable resources to help working creatives navigate their professional journeys.
So, if you're ready to dive into the world of marketing your creative business, harnessing the power of social media, and bringing your creative vision to life, grab your notebooks and join us for an insightful and empowering conversation with the incredible J Ivory. Get ready to take your creative endeavors to new heights!
Cool Girls Create Ep. 3 - Creating Multiple Income Streams from Your Side Hustle
Welcome to another exciting episode of the Cool Girls Create podcast, where we explore the inspiring world of creativity, entrepreneurship, and personal growth. In this episode, your hosts Tee Westbrook and the talented videographer/director, Alyx Walker, take you on a journey into the realm of making multiple streams of income as a creative.
Join us as we dive into a range of insightful topics, including the art of freelancing, the exciting world of Airbnb hosting, and valuable tips for achieving side hustle success. Discover tried-and-true strategies for creating multiple streams of income that can help you unlock your full creative and financial potential.
We get to know Alyx and her incredible career, which has evolved through various stages, each marked by a deep passion for what she does. Alyx's approach revolves around the fundamental questions of "Why" and "How can we add value?" These principles have been instrumental in her journey, guiding her towards creating a lasting impact.
Reflecting on her career, Alyx shares the wisdom she's gained along the way. She emphasizes the inevitability of failure, a universal experience that can be transformed into a wellspring of knowledge. Meditation has played a significant role in helping her maintain a level head and navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship.
Alyx's brand story, A. BLACK Creative, originally began as a personal journey but has blossomed into a thriving community. They have hosted numerous workshops that have left an indelible mark on their students, empowering them with skills and insights that last a lifetime. Additionally, their merchandise has become a symbol of unity within the community, transcending lifestyle boundaries.
As A. BLACK Creative continues to grow rapidly, Alyx and her team welcome everyone to join their vibrant and inclusive community. Whether you're an aspiring creative or a seasoned entrepreneur, this episode is filled with valuable insights, tips, and inspiration to help you on your journey to financial and creative success.
So, tune in, absorb the wisdom, and embark on a path towards multiple streams of income, creative fulfillment, and personal growth. The possibilities are endless, and A. BLACK Creative is here to guide you every step of the way!
Cool Girls Create Ep. 2 - Unlocking Financial Freedom: The Art of The Side Hustle
In this engaging episode of Cool Girls Create, Tee Westbrook sits down with Feyi, a multifaceted creative entrepreneur, podcaster, wife, mother, and the driving force behind empowering millennial women to transform their skills into lucrative side hustles.
Feyi's journey began with the launch of her very first side hustle at the tender age of 13, setting the stage for a series of entrepreneurial endeavors. Fast forward to 2013, she made the bold leap from a cushy corporate America job to dedicate herself full-time to her newly established nonprofit. Surprisingly, she didn't draw a salary from her nonprofit for TWO YEARS.
So, what fueled her determination? Side hustles!
Side hustles not only covered her bills but also provided an avenue for her to thrive financially. As she consistently earned thousands of dollars each month, the concept of multiple income sources became crystal clear—a path to the freedom she craved. Over 15 years since her initial side hustle, she recognizes the invaluable gift of unlocking monetizable skills, something she wishes more people would discuss openly.
Driven by her passion to empower others, Feyi created "The Side Hustlepreneur" to guide millennial women in harnessing their most profitable skills to craft income-generating side hustles.
Join Tee Westbrook and Feyi in "The Art of the Side Hustle" as they delve into the tips and tricks that can turn your skills into a successful side hustle. Discover the keys to unlocking your financial freedom through the art of side hustling.
Cool Girls Create Ep. 1 - How To Invest In Your Own Personal Brand
In the inaugural episode of Cool Girls Create, your host Tee Westbrook delves into the essential aspects of investing in your own personal brand. Join us as we explore practical strategies and hacks to elevate your business without draining your bank account.
Here's a glimpse of what you can expect:
- Learn how to invest your time, currency, and effort into yourself and your brand.
- Discover the power of resourcefulness and having a well-thought-out strategy.
- Dive into the world of DIY branding techniques that require zero dollars in your budget.
- Gain insights into Tee's personal hacks for creating content single-handedly.
- Uncover how taking that leap of faith into full-time entrepreneurship can profoundly transform your life.
We wrap up with a summary of key takeaways:
- Boss up by investing time, currency, and effort into your brand.
- Be resourceful, strategic, and consistent in your branding efforts.
- Believe in yourself, your purpose, and your abilities.
This episode is your guide to making impactful investments in your personal brand, paving the way for your entrepreneurial success. Tune in and start building your brand with confidence today!