32 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
International Recording Artist Deevine Music -From Barbados to London
It is nothing short of bittersweet that The Business of Soul Searching podcast is coming to an end. Not only is this episode the last episode of the season, this is also the final episode EVER. With COVID-19 and Racism at an all time high Erin has decided to focus all her anger, pain and frustration in a different direction for the summer. To stay connected make sure to shoot us over an email In this episode Erin interviewed an international music recording artist that she met in Barbados. Deevine explains growing up in Barbados and moving to London UK with parents. She travels back and forth between the two promoting her career as a singer, writer and dancer. We talked scariest moments as an artist and how to date in the music industry. Facebook- Deevine Artist IG- Deevine Music Email-
14 minutes | May 13, 2020
How to Pivot During Quarantine?
Amber, owner of The Black Leaf Tea and Culture Shop, shows us what happens when we blend the audacity and tenacity of Chicago with health and wellness. Amber's unwavering bravery has earned her a spot in the Providence Journal and an honorary nomination for The Urban Professionals Network 40 under 40. Amber let's us know how the power of black history influenced her journey to Rhode Island and how it helps her stand out. She also threw in a travel story for good measure. For all things Black Tea and Culture Shop please visit; IG Facebook
13 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
DJ Franchise ; Tales of a DJ
Erin, our beloved host, takes a moment to interview a Providence, Rhode Island staple DJ Franchise. Many Providence natives grew up listening to him on 101.1 FM, one of the popular radio stations in town. Erin starts the interview off clearing the air as there always seems to be an indescribable "tension" between the two of them. As many interviews as Erin has done and as many stories as she's heard from all over the world, they pale in comparison to these entertaining DJ stories. Tune in as they roller blade down memory lane. To connect/ book DJ Franchise; App- WBRU360 to listen to radio show
34 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Let's Talk Sex with Myi Matthews
Due to COVID-19 forcing people indoors with as much as a few weeks to prepare Erin decided to drop a very informative interview with sex therapist, television producer and cannaprenuer, Myi Matthews. Myi has made it her mission to help women of color develop their own sense of lifestyle, emotional wellness, sexuality and beauty. For those of us who have found ourselves with a bit more time on our hands check out this interview to learn about sex positions, the reality of sex club/ parties, how to set boundaries in a polyamorous relationship and the soul searching journey that binds them all together. For more information on the dynamic Myi Matthews here is her website and you can also download her app on iPhone and Android!
22 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
Barbados Fertility Centre
Erin, our CEO and host, has finally returned from her “happy place”, Barbados. Two weeks felt like a lifetime, didn’t it!? Although she has many stories to tell, she wanted to start with the stories of the island. Barbados Fertility Centre is a patient centered fertility clinic located in Hastings, Barbados. IVF is one of the many treatments that they offer, at a fraction of the price. Since 2002 people have traveled from all over the world to seek treatment here in paradise. The quality of BFC is evidenced by their success rates down patient relationships. If you are interested in IVF treatment in Barbados email firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.barbadosivf.com Barbados Fertility Center, Seaston House, Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados
22 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
Derry Travel ; Hustle, Travel and Soul
In this episode we feature world traveler, Brianna Derry from Derry Travel. She tells us one of the funniest travel stories we've heard in four seasons, drops some travel gems and lets us know what sets her apart from the Travel agents. IG: Facebook: Website:
33 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
Our host and CEO, Erin had the pleasure of flying out to Barbados to meet with T Barnes Beauty on the next step of her Global Brand. Erin and T Barnes sit down and discuss what it took to build and establish a global property in Barbados, the importance of travel and providing quality service. T. tells all about her soul searching journey through business which results in one of the most entertaining travel stories we have heard thus far. If you are interested in building your own global property or just need a moment to yourself to take SPACE and travel, this is the episode for you. To view Barbados Bungalow; To follow T. Barnes for all things organic skincare, vegan cosmetics, apparel & retreats ; Make sure to keep us updated on your soul searching journey, please send any applicable soul searching stories for a chance to be featured;
12 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
Your Body Is a Masterpiece
Erin takes an introspective look at her up and down relationship with her body over the years. She talks about wanting plastic surgery when she was 19 and why. Why are we so consumed with how we look? Why do we care about our body weight? Is there anything wrong with plastic surgery? Is it still body shaming if we shame ourselves? Find out here. #Body #Bodyshaming #SelfLove #SelfCare We want to know how your soul searching is going. Please send your soul searching stories to Follow us on Facebook Follow us on IG
34 minutes | Aug 17, 2019
Michelle from Valiant Arts Studio
The Business of Soul Searching welcomes an old friend back to the show. Our newest guest ,Michelle Aubourg, is the Artistic Director of Valiant Arts Studio located in Pawtucket, RI. She comes on to talk about how her imagination, dedication and faith in God lead to her dream space. She calls it her "happy place". She educates us on the art of dance therapy, Haitian culture and so much more. P.s. She has me singing karaoke on my own show, I couldn't ask for a better episode! To find out more check out more about Valiant Arts Rhode Island . For a chance to be featured on the podcast or to send in a soul searching story please email,
13 minutes | Aug 9, 2019
Is this a meltdown or a makeover?
Erin goes deep in this episode to explain what happens when we hide and suppress our trauma. She illustrates a flashback she had from her childhood and what it taught her. Soul searching is much more than "the glow up", it's also about what sparked the journey. We want to know how you all are doing with your soul searching! Please send soul searching stories to for a potential shoutout. From our soul to yours.
26 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
Island People Carnivals
This episode is quite special considering it was taped LIVE IN BARBADOS. That's right The Business of Soul Searching finally made it back out of the country! Erin, hostess, interviews owner of travel company Island People Travel Group. Maurice takes his time to detail that his rise to success was less than ideal. He had to cut out toxic people and even sleep on the floor of his business. It makes you wonder how much you're willing to risk for true authentic happiness. We also get into some of the best travel stories I've heard so far! If you're interested in sharing a fun soul searching story, please e-mail to have a chance to be featured.
47 minutes | Jun 14, 2019
The Soul of the Yoni ; with Satta Jallah
Erin connects with an old friend to talk all things Yoni and Soul. State Jallah comes aboard to tell her story as a woman of color preparing for and giving birth. She also delves into the importance of "Yoni" care and addressing womb trauma with past sexual partners. For anyone interested in finding out more on her services of "Mama Prana" (post natal care) or to join her Yoni and Yoga groups here are her links; Part 1; How did we met again? What year? Where would you travel if you could go anywhere? Learning your blackness and words to live by! Part 2; Black women are statistically public number one in the delivery room. Make sure to check out "Sacred Woman" By: Queen Afua Waking up at 4 am for a salt bath while pregnant? Part 3; How to rejuvenate your prenatal lifestyle Bishop Tricia- Started the nap ministry (Taking naps on lunch break in Atlanta area) The benefits of Yoni work and healing womb trauma Please make sure to stay connected on social media Don't forget to e-mail your fun Soul Searching stories to for a possible shoutout!
54 minutes | Jun 6, 2019
" I Had to Die to Live" by Tapia
The Business of Soul Searching makes it's highly anticipated splash back into the Podcast World! It's been a long year and a half but we are back and better than ever! We start off Season 1 with a very special guest. In this episode you get to know Tapia; Taino Chief, Tapia; War Vet, Tapia; "street dude", and Tapia the Soul Searcher. Part 1: How does our self worth impact our pending habits. Part 2: Finding his true value between street life and military life. Part 3: Why include culture in your work? To keep in contact with our guest; To keep up with podcast please follow like, share and subscribe on YouTube, Spotify, iHeartradio, iTunes and Google Play. Please email your fun soul searching stories to;
31 minutes | Dec 28, 2017
Season 3 Finale
For the season finale, I had to find a sensational guest to wrap the season. Brooxana, the youngest artist from The 101 Collective record label, stops by to talk about being from Brooklyn, music and of course growing up in the church. The second half of the episode I prep listeners for what to expect in Season 4 as well as my trip to Bali! Wish me luck on my soul searching journey. To get in touch with the record label; Brooxana Facebook; Brooxana Instagram; @Brooxana
37 minutes | Dec 20, 2017
Create Your Seat At The Table
Kobi Dennis, "The Community Guy", stops by to talk about his road to being elected mayor of the city of Providence. He dropped gems about educating the black community on how to vote, being authentic for the community as well as being an example for his family. We also got a chance to hear from Kyng Cyrvs, a Rhode Island artist and creative director of AV8A Ent. , as to why he created his smash hit "Like I'm Kobi" and more. Youtube Video Facebook- @KyngCyrvs @KobiDennis @KobiForMayor
21 minutes | Dec 13, 2017
"Do you know who changed my tire when I was single?"
Michelle Jean Francois from M.Visions , a Cape Verdean American artist tells her story of being raised by a single mother and how it influenced her art and creativity. Michelle's style varies from still life to abstract acrylic paintings. She is currently an exhibiting member of PAC. She is inspired by artist such as Bob Ross, Andy Warhol, Michael Basquiat, Friday including new age artist such as Brionya James and Derwin Scott. In this chat we talk about Michelle balancing her business, motherhood, as well as being a newlywed. How do you keep your perfectionism in tact and still have time for self care? Find out in this episode. To view Michelle's awe inspiring paintings, she can be reached at; Facebook - M.Visions401 Instagram- M.Visions401
34 minutes | Dec 7, 2017
When Queens Come Together
Is it possible for women to come together and establish and sustain a flourishing company? Joanne and Francisca and Joanne, board members from Queens Company came on Boss podcast to answer that very question. Queens Company is a community organization that supports and empowers black businesses in the Boston area. We chat about keeping it real with your team, balancing running a separate business aside of Queens Company, and of course the Toy Drive taking place in Boston, MA December 7th, tickets to be found at . Come out and donate! Facebook: Instagram: queens.company
41 minutes | Nov 29, 2017
I've Overcome Life Itself
Jerrell Grimes came on the Boss Podcast to talk about the release of his mixtape coming up in 2018. He also talked about his bout with cancer during his early childhood and how it has shaped his motivation for business/music. Entrepreneurship is not for the weak of heart. Jerrell leads listeners through his career journey involving homelessness, college education, losing loved ones, brand transitions and more. Introductions 2:50 Jerrell talks about his fight with cancer as a child. 7:30 How does your experience with cancer impact your motivation towards business? 10:00 How was Ten19 Media Group birthed? 14:30 What can we expect for your next mixtape? 16:30 Being diagnosed with PTSD. 21:30 Sometimes confidence is confused with cockiness. 22:30 Who did you collaborate with on this mixtape ? 26:06 Break time (Get Tha Money teaser) 27:25 Jerrell talks about leaving school and putting his entire focus on music and writing. 30:00 If people are unsure if they should leave school or not. 30:00-31:21 Advice for people considering leaving school 33:40 Wrap Up/ Game Time To get in touch with Jerrell Grimes IG; @theejerrellgrimes FB ; Facebook.com/theejerrellgrimes Look out for his mixtape, to be released in 2018!
72 minutes | Nov 22, 2017
We Are Family!
The Thanksgiving episode features the eclectic and hilarious personalities of Spark Up PVD podcast. For those of you who aren't familiar with them when it comes to SparkUp pod anything and everything is fair game for discussion. We chat about how communication is key with balancing 4 radio personalities on a weekly show. The team gave me insight on whether or not I should bring on a co host to Boss Pod or not. I put the team in the hot seat with questions like, what is their favorite episode and who brings what to the group? What were their responses, you have to listen in to see! 1:30 What are the members of #SparkUpPVD doing for Thanksgiving? 4:00 My Mom is stressing me out about my first Thanksgiving as a married woman ! 5:26 How did SparkUpPVD come together as a group? 5:40 What does everyone bring to the group? 8:20 Regina pretending she wasn't meant for radio! 9:00 How to balance four personalities ? 11:15 Doing business with your friends 15:00 Should I bring on a co host? 20:00 Rubanz playing the devil's advocate 21:30 What shows are similar to #SparkUpPVD? 27:30 What was your favorite topic/ episode so far of #SparkUpPVD? 30:30 People will address me differently because I'm married. Stop! 32:15 Rubanz lies and says that he agrees with Regina and Cristina all the time. Lies! 36:00 What are my thoughts on Mental Health and Tyrese Gibson? Break-side bar with Spark Up PVD 55:00 What is coming up for #SparkUpPVD in 2018? 1:07:55 Which podcast would you rather listen to? If you would like to get in touch with any if not all of the podcast hosts you can find them at; Instagram- Cristina @flacita91 Rubanz @therealrubanzpvd Regina @reginasarah_ Rob @djlocura_401 Also, if you loved this episode make sure to give us a review and subscribe to stay Loc'd in!
39 minutes | Nov 15, 2017
"The Time I Woke Up and My Hair Had Fallen Out"
Why are we still chemically straightening our hair when we know how harmful it is to our hair and health? What are our alternatives? Kesterlyn from Wall Flower Naturals stops by BOSS podcast to promote her hair care line and educate us on the dermatology aspect of hair/skin care. She utilizes her pre med/ biology background to thoughtfully put together an authentically natural spin on her product. On top of the gems she drops on skin care, she also talks about how her Liberian/ Nigerian culture impacts her schooling and choice in business. Make sure to stop by Kesterlyn's site and show her some love! Link below; Please make sure to Subscribe, Comment, and Review your favorite episode!