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The E Project
94 minutes | Aug 29, 2018
Ep 49. Joshua Tubbs - “Be intentional in everything you do”
Joshua Tubbs, is the founder of a digital media and film agency called Customatic. From a very young age Joshua knew he was destined for greatness, he was extremely creative and whatever he put his mind to he excelled. He began his creative journey with traditional drawings, but eventually began his move to airbrush art medium. His love for movies at the tender of four is where his love for film was born. Since then Joshua has been obsessed with storytelling, documenting, and creating original video content with friends and family. He has grown a successful brand that has worked with fortune 500 companies, major brands, celebrities and more. In this episode, Joshua talked about the importance of being intentional in your work, knowing your strengths and maximizing on that and identifying who needs what you have to offer, knowing your ideal client, educating your client, and so much more. Listen to his full story here!
70 minutes | Aug 15, 2018
Ep 48. Kelsey Williams - “Procrastination doesn’t pay the bills”
Kelsey Williams aka KillaKels is one of Toronto’s top DJ’s! Her love for music drew her to follow her passion and take that leap of faith to pursue her DJing career. After completing Scratch Lab, and The Remix Project, the rest is basically history. Kelsey’s roster of clientele (Nike, GAP, Samsung, Old Navy, Telus, to name a few) is quite impressive and proves she is the go-to DJ in the city. Kelsey is also an amazing mother that is setting the example for her son that no matter what you do, do it with passion, hard work, consistency, and dedication. In a male-dominated field, Kelsey has faced her fair share of misogyny, and sly remarks, but she does not allow that to deter her from doing what she loves to do. Kelsey talks about the reality of not always knowing when your next booking is going to be, the importance of doing your research, manoeuvring social media, and so much more! Listen to her full story here!
91 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
Ep 47. Jackie Clarke - “Learn how to sell a feeling, not just the product!”
Jackie Clarke is the founder and CEO of The Well Connected; a fashion, beauty & lifestyle communications agency that specializes in swag bag curation, interactive events and PR. Jackie shares her journey in the PR world, and what she’s learned along the way. She talks about the importance of consistency, being authentic when reaching out to brands, knowing how to sell a feeling and not just focusing solely on the product, and how commenting and showing genuine interest will build real online relationships. Jackie stresses that when interacting with brands you must do so in a human way and remember that there is a real person on the other side. It’s not just about getting their attention, be real and honest to ensure it’s a good fit. Jackie gave so much juice in this weeks episode! To Hear her full story listen here!
92 minutes | Jul 25, 2018
Ep 46. Thomas Cumberbatch - “Impact is the key to success!”
Thomas Cumberbatch is the founder and CEO of Godzspeed Communications, an international team of makers who create strategy and creative solutions for brands with soul. They are Ottawa’s leading creative branding agency. Thomas shares his journey on building an amazing creative agency and how believing in himself, and his faith brought him to where he is today. Thomas talks about how important it is to know your purpose, impact being the key to success, understanding your clients’ needs and not confusing that with their wants, building a team, and so much more! Listen to Thomas’ story here!
76 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
Ep 45. Kelly “DirectedbyKells” Fyffe-Marshall - “Busy, is just an excuse”
Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, also well known as “DirectedbyKells” is one of Toronto’s top directors. Kelly shares her journey as a director and what she’s learned along the way. Her most recent short film “HAVEN” has garnered her 10 nominations! One of which was SXSW Film festival, being one of the biggest film festivals in the world! We talked about the unfortunate reality of fellow seasoned film directors disregarding her, Toronto’s known attitude for not helping their own talents, how to survive on a dime, giving up never being an option, and not taking no for an answer! Kelly is truly someone that has worked hard to be where she is today, and has such a huge heart for helping others in their journey. Listen to her full story here!
63 minutes | Jun 27, 2018
Ep 44. Jenius Level - “Longevity over CLOUT!”
Jenius Level is a 16-year-old producer that is killing the game! He is the youngest person I have ever interviewed, but when I tell you age is just a number, Jenius proved that time and time again throughout our interview. He has worked with major household name artists and producers such as; Tory Lanez, DJ Plugg, Wondagurl, and so much more! Jenius spoke highly about how important it is to find your sound and be confident in it, clout is only a moment, but longevity, consistency and talent is what’s going to make you stand out. He spoke about the appreciation he has for his dad being his manager, and the values both his parents have taught him. We talked about the reputation of Toronto culture and the stigma the city has on not wanting to help one another, and how its slowly starting to change. Not being afraid of putting yourself out there and reaching out to people and making those connections. Jenius also talks about how accessible it is nowadays to do so many things, and [...]
108 minutes | Jun 19, 2018
Ep 43. The E Project Live Podcast Panel Event - “ALIGNMENT!”
Hey guys! This episode is very special because it’s our first ever live podcast! We had four amazing panelists; Mike Rousseau, Cleo Ellis, Tristan Barrocks, and Pauleanna Reid. Also, moderated by Adrian Wallace! We discussed the importance of building and maintaining relationships, balancing a 9-5 and entrepreneurship, and alignment. We dove deep and kept it 100% real about how we al handle entrepreneurship, mental health, stresses of social media, believing in yourself, not expecting everything to just come to you and really putting in the work, labels, and so much more!
69 minutes | Jun 13, 2018
Ep 42. T’kehya Prentice-Cupid - “You can create the LIFE that you want!”
T’kehya Prentice-Cupid, CEO and founder of TK Natural Hair Wigs. Her company creates wigs and extensions that are made to resemble naturally curly and kinky hair. After quitting her job in February 2016 to pursue her creative passions full-time, TK Natural Hair Wigs was born. T’kehya shares her journey on what it has taken to build her business to where it is today. Her passion for making women feel confident in her wigs and just naturally who they are is what she is all about. After taking the leap and reaching out to Citytv news station, she was then interviewed to share her story and talk about the importance of donating naturally kinky hair for women of colour afflicted with alopecia and cancer. She emphasizes the importance of connecting with her clients and giving them an experience they will never forget. T’kehya’s is the girl boss you want to know! Listen to her story here!
56 minutes | Jun 5, 2018
Ep 41. Kevin Gentle - “DISCIPLINE is the key to unlocking everything!”
Kevin Gentle is a digital marketing consultant, CEO and founder of Majesty Marketing Solutions. Kevin and I talked about his journey in the digital marketing world, the importance of disciplining yourself in order to succeed, networking, prioritizing your time more effectively, balancing home/family, and business, mentorship, investing in your business, knowing when to cut back in order for your business to thrive, and so much more!
77 minutes | May 3, 2018
Ep 40. Sunandini Verma - “There’s no such thing as FAILURE!”
Sunandini Verma is one of those people that radiates confidence and just draws you right in. From a very young age, her parents instilled in her that she could do absolutely anything she put her mind to. Business/entrepreneurship has been apart of her life for as long as she could remember. Sunandini shares her journey from working in the corporate world and realizing it just wasn’t for her, she felt unfulfilled. Her strong will and determination led her to set out and do something she knew would make her happy, AMREV Media was born. Her company offers a wide array of services from; media promotion, web development, digital marketing, app development, eCommerce development, software development and more! Sunandini knew in her heart that she could do this, and took her experience and knowledge to develop and grow a successful company that would make herself proud. Listen to her full story here!
66 minutes | Apr 24, 2018
Ep 39. Mazz Amini - “It’s all about reverse engineering”
Mazz Amini also known as Grillzbymazz, is one of Toronto’s top custom grill makers and hi-end hip hop jewellers. Mazz shares his story of how he came up into the industry with little to no knowledge, and how he learned very quickly that he would need to learn the tricks of the trade on his own. With having a business degree Mazz was already one step of the game and used that to his advantage to create a successful jewellery business. His client list consists of many well known Toronto favourites to international artists. Jae and Trey from 4YallEntertainment, model Winnie Harlow, Jus Reign, King Bach, Christian DelGrosso, and Roy Woods to name a few. To hear more of Mazz’s story listen here!
83 minutes | Apr 10, 2018
Ep 38. Jebril Jalloh - “Building & Maintaining Relationships Is Key!”
Jebril “Fresh” Jalloh is the CEO and founder of ‘The Get Fresh Company’. At the tender age of 15, he had a vision of owning his own store called ‘The Get Fresh Company’, and he never lost that. Jebril has gone from hustling clothes from the trunk of his car to owning his own store, which is a major staple in Toronto, located on Queen St. West. Being the first Toronto brand to collaborate with PUMA, Jebril is making the way for the next generation. He shares his journey and talks about not allowing his circumstances to define his future, the importance of building real relationships, his passion for community/youth, and so much more!
95 minutes | Mar 28, 2018
Ep 37. Tristan Barrocks - “Create Your Own Opportunities, No Excuses!”
Tristan Barrocks also known as the Digital Storyteller is the CEO and founder of Felicity Moments, an international luxury wedding cinematography company. His passion for telling stories is something he has had for as long as he could remember. Tristan has been in the arts for over 12 years and with his experience, he has created a successful business that caters to elevating brands, and weddings to the next level. Tristan has a gift when it comes to capturing special moments, hence the Digital Storyteller being so fitting. Tristan shares his story of how he began into this industry, creating opportunities for yourself and not just depending on people coming to you, the importance of putting your ego aside and being professional when working with others you may not like, picking up the pieces when you’ve hit rock bottom, and so much more!
62 minutes | Mar 20, 2018
Ep 36. Chanile Vines - “We Are Not All Just One Dimensional”
Chanile Vines is the creator and founder of Vines Play, a Toronto-based Event & Marketing Firm specializing in the wine industry. She is also the president of The Ontario Wine Society, the first minority to lead a 25-year-old group. Chanile has worked hard, faced and overcame many obstacles to get to where she is. She is now finishing her Masters in psychology with a focus on geriatric mental health. Chanile works on a research team at Baycrest that is investigating the efficacy of a volunteer-administered cognitive stimulation program in long-term care homes. She currently has a dedicated following of new wine enthusiasts seeking more knowledge about wine and organizes the Toronto wine meetup group, which has over 5000 wine lovers. Chanile is marking her path and leaving behind a legacy that will be recognized in a tremendous way! Hear more of this amazing women’s story here!
55 minutes | Mar 7, 2018
Ep 35. Louise Mangalino - “Never Compromise Your Prices For Clout”
Louise Mangalino, also known as “The Head Barbie In Charge” is the founder and creator of Burger Pawty. Her love for burgers evolved when she started her own burger blog, BURGERS AND BARBIE$, back in 2010. Through that blog, Louise was able to channel her love for food, fashion, music and photography all in one place. After some time of doing burger reviews, she had yet to see a pink style burger and she was ready to be the one to bring it to life. The opportunity was hers for the taking and nothing was going to hold her back. Louise knew that she wanted to create something that was unique, cute, tasty and of course, pink. Louise did just that and now Burger Pawty is known all over the city! Get to know more about Louise’s story here!
53 minutes | Mar 1, 2018
Ep 34. Julene Chung - “Don’t just expect to get all the answers, put in the work!”
Julene Chung is the founder and creator of the lifestyle magazine Curated Life, and the event series MASTERCLASS. Curated Life is an empowering lifestyle magazine published for and by women entrepreneurs. Filled with inspirational and informative content, the magazine features business, beauty, travel and health content. Her event series MASTERCLASS connects attendees with a community of peers and the resources required to start and/or grow a prosperous business. Julene shares her story of how and why she began the magazine and MASTERCLASS events. We talked about doing your research, not always relying on others for the answers, building relationships and so much more!
49 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
Ep 33. Mary Young - “If you want Vogue quality, you have to have Vogue money”
Mary Young is a Toronto based lifestyle brand, that specializes in making lingerie and loungewear. Her designs are focused on comfort and freedom from restriction, as each garment is intended to move with one’s body, all while maintaining high quality and style. I had the pleasure of interviewing Mary back in 2015, which also happened to be the same year as her brand launched. Fast-forward three years, and her brand has blossomed into this powerhouse. Mary has made it her mission to promote and cater her brand around self-care, body confidence, and most importantly filling the gap and providing women with comfortable, sexy undergarments that embodies the modern women’s lifestyle. We sat down and discussed the importance of marketing, branding, investing in quality visuals for your brand, curating your socials, and so much more! Listen to her full story here!
53 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
Ep 32. Reesee Zigga Zagga - “It’s not all about the final product, it’s the process”
Reesee of Zigga Zagga Studio, is one of the kindest souls I have had the honour of meeting. She is a photographer, director, interviewer, and community organizer. Her story of overcoming past abuse is not only powerful but proves that when you face your fears head on, and reclaim that power, anything is possible. Reesee’s ongoing healing event called “Reclaim Your Voice”, Est in 2012, offers a safe space for stories of abuse to be shared. Listen to her full story here.
62 minutes | Jan 22, 2018
Ep 31. Adrian Wallace - “Challenge yourself, commit and execute!”
Storyteller, comedian, film director, and all around dope creative entrepreneur, Adrian Wallace is the guy to know. Adrian shares his story on creating one of Toronto’s most talked about web series (courtside series) on youtube. He began this series to share a story about community, youth, the reality of what teens face when having to choose between the hustle and education, and so much more. Adrian’s love for storytelling stemmed from a young age, and it was a way for him to express what he experienced, sometimes in a comedic aspect, which is where he can easily express himself. Adrian’s story is not only inspiring but shows it doesn’t matter where you come from, success is built from within. Listen here for his full story!
52 minutes | Jan 12, 2018
Ep 30. Aisha Ebony - “Be one step ahead of the GAME, at all times!”
Aisha Ebony is the founder of MuseHB hair studio (hair & beauty bar). Aisha and I sat down to talk about her journey as a hair professional. Her journey hasn’t been easy, but nothing worth it ever is. Aisha had many humble beginnings but with all of her hard work it has paid off to now owning her very own salon! Aisha’s list of high-profile clients such as Ayesha Curry, and Sessilee Lopez-Holmes, to name a few, has proven time and time again that consistency, hard work, and dedication will get you to where you want to be. Listen to her full story here!
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