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The Hashtags+Stilettos podcast is like having your own personal publicist in your pocket. Tune in for business, lifestyle and PR insights and interviews from entrepreneur and PR expert Sakita Holley.

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The Hashtags+Stilettos podcast is like having your own personal publicist in your pocket. Tune in for business, lifestyle and PR insights and interviews from entrepreneur and PR expert Sakita Holley.

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Love this podcast! I would love to hear more episodes in 2020!

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This is such an amazing podcast. Great content and information. ☺️

iTunes Ratings

134 Ratings
Average Ratings
114
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2
2
4

We Want MORE

By ebonywelove - Dec 17 2019
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Love this podcast! I would love to hear more episodes in 2020!

Amazing

By ARich Life -Alisha Richard - Dec 08 2019
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This is such an amazing podcast. Great content and information. ☺️
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Hashtags and Stilettos

Latest release on Feb 19, 2019

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The Hashtags+Stilettos podcast is like having your own personal publicist in your pocket. Tune in for business, lifestyle and PR insights and interviews from entrepreneur and PR expert Sakita Holley.

Rank #1: Ep. 32: Be Your Motherf**king Self

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Recently, I asked myself a question that changed everything. I asked: Is there a prize that you've received from purposely being less than who you know yourself to be that you still have today?

The answer was no.

Listen to this episode to learn more about this moment and how I plan to show up in the world, personally and professionally, as my full self from now on.
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Social Media:

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Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/be-yourself

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Dec 21 2016

14mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 23: Olori Swank on Building a Profitable Personal Brand

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Olori Swank is a serial entrepreneur, celebrity stylist, fashion designer and she recently became an author with the release of her first book '101: The Blueprint for a Swank Life,' which she describes as a "fashion and lifestyle advice guide that provides tips on style, dating, finance, entrepreneurship and more.

As a celebrity stylist, Olori has worked with notable names such as Keyshia Cole, Tyrese, Teyana Taylor, Lance Gross, Keke Palmer and others. Using the knowledge she gained from styling, she was able to create a successful online store called SwankBlue.com where she sells affordable, high-end fashion. And in true entrepreneurial fashion, when that business took off she launched a workshop series to teach other people how they could build a success e-commerce shop or make a name for themselves in the styling world.

On this episode, Olori talks about how she's been able to build a recognizable personal brand (yup, we talk about that blue hair!), and how she's been able to leverage her passion and skill set into such a well-connected multi-business ecosystem.

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/olori-swank

Social Media:

Instagram.com/OloriSwank Instagram.com/SwankBlue Twitter.com/OloriSwank Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess

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Jun 06 2016

43mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 33: 5 Things YOU Should Know About Brand Partnerships

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The topics covered on this episode will provide some key insights and hopefully answer any initial questions you may have about securing brand partnerships or extending the brand relationships you already have.

My hope is that I can get you to think differently and strategically about how YOU, yes, YOU, can work or collaborate with brands even if you don't have a blog or a huge following on social media.

Working with and pitching brands is one of my favorite topics to discuss because of the unique vantage point I have as a publicist and a creative. I get to see both sides of the coin and know what works and what absolutely will not fly. Another reason why I just can't stop talking about this topic is because there are so many people who get these interactions wrong every day.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.

Social Media:

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Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/5-things-to-know-about-brand-partnerships

Jan 03 2017

31mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 28: I'ma Throw Shade If I Can't Get Paid

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On this episode, my goal is to give you "invoicing 101" tips to create flawless invoices so that you always get paid on time!

You will learn the questions you should ask a new client or partner before you create or send an invoice. How you should submit that invoice. The pieces of information that should be included and when it's appropriate to follow-up regarding payment after you've sent your invoice.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.

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Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/invoicing-101

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Sep 24 2016

29mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 12: Stop Talking Yourself Out of Sh*t

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A great opportunity lands in our lap or a colleague suggests that we throw our name in the ring for a new job or project and instead of preparing a pitch or application, we instantly disqualify ourselves and make a list of all the reasons it won't work out or why we're not good enough.

This is called rejection committee thinking and on this episode, I share a few tips on how to do away with this terrible habit.

Show Notes: http://hashtagsandstilettos.com/stop-talking-yourself-out-of-shit-podcast-ep-12/

Jan 19 2016

7mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 38: Demetria L D'Oyley is Writing Her Way to a Life on Her Own Terms

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Demetria Lucas D'Oyley is an award winning journalist and author who at 30, leveraged her 'ABelleinBrooklyn' blog into a dream job as the relationships editor at Essence Magazine, guest starred as a relationships expert on her first reality show and landed a book deal with Simon and Schuster.

Safe to say, things were going pretty well. Then, she quit that job she loved so much to pursue a life of entrepreneurship and eventually self-published her second book.

On this episode, we talk about the origins of her blog, her early career moves, why she left Essence, navigating entrepreneurship as a writer and how she's been able to basically write her way to a life on her own terms.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.

Social Media:

Instagram.com/DemetriaLucasDoyley Twitter.com/DLDoyley www.demetrialucasdoyley.com Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/demetria-lucas-doyley

Like this episode? Write a review on iTunes!

May 15 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 3: Why and Where You Should Blog About Your Business

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If you're not already blogging about your brand or business, you should be.

In this episode, Sakita talks about the common excuses entrepreneurs and creatives give for not blogging, the benefits of using blogging to become a thought leader in your industry and the many platform options that exist that make it super easy for you to share your first post today!

Oct 05 2015

15mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 16: Necole Kane on the Risks and Rewards of Business

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Necole Kane is a digital media maven and the editor of xoNecole(.)com, the premiere online destination for millennial women.

xoNecole covers a diverse range of topics such as business, beauty, sex, career and travel and seeks to educate, inspires, entertain and most importantly empower and remind women that not only are you in control of your own life, but you also have the power to rewrite the script at any moment.

On this episode, Necole talks about life after shutting down Necole Bitchie, shares some major business tips and reminds us that in life what you risk reveals what you value.

Have feedback?

Rate and review this episode on iTunes or send Sakita a message on twitter: www.twitter.com/MissSuccess.

Feb 29 2016

51mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 22: Crosby Noricks on the Power of Niche Markets

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Crosby Noricks is the founder of PR Couture, a top editorial destination serving, supporting and celebrating the field of fashion communications. Crosby is also the author of Ready to Launch: The PR Couture Guide to Breaking into Fashion PR as well as an experienced digital marketing strategist and business coach who is currently in the process of establishing the first trade organization for fashion communicators called Fashion Communicators International.

On this episode of the Hashtags and Stilettos podcast, Crosby talks about how she started PR Couture 10 years ago, why she chose to focus on Fashion PR and the power and benefit of focusing on a niche market and audience.

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/crosby-noricks

Social Media:

Instagram.com/CrosbyNoricks Instagram.com/PRCouture Twitter.com/CrosbyNoricks Twitter.com/PRCouture Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess

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May 02 2016

34mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 4: The Permission That You're Waiting For is Not Coming

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Sitting in traffic at a red light the other day made me think about all of the different automated signals we have in our life that enable us to mindlessly go with the flow and how that expectation then seeps into other areas of our life causing us to wait for some type of signal or green light to move forward.

I thought about this in relation to all of the things we say we want to do and accomplish but we never make a move. Why? What are we waiting for?

And what if the things that we’re waiting for never appear?

Oct 06 2015

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Rank #11: Ep. 14: Use the #PowerHour Method to Get More Done

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Whenever I get overwhelmed with work or want to make headway on a specific project or task, I deliberately schedule a #PowerHour on my calendar. Designating some time to be fully present and give my undivided attention to one thing has done wonders for my productivity.

On this episode, I also introduce a new segment called 'PR Problems,' where I discuss a celebrity or company who is in the news with a PR crisis or problem and I prescribe a solution for how they can navigate their way through it.

Show Notes: http://hashtagsandstilettos.com/power-hour-method/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MissSuccess

Feb 19 2016

19mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 11: 5 Thoughts After Five Years as a Full-Time Entrepreneur

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Today marks the start of my 5th full year as an entrepreneur.

I remember the day that I quit my job at the end of 2010 like it was yesterday. It's been an interesting five years full of highs, lows, really tough moments and major triumphs.

I'm so grateful to have made it to this important milestone and wanted to share some of my experience and reflections with you.

In this episode, I'll be sharing 5 reflections, 5 mistakes and lessons learned and 5 things that I'll be taking into the next 5 years.

Jan 02 2016

25mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 5: Should You Pay Influencers For Instagram Posts?

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We live in a world where influence among every day people, bloggers and celebrities is rightfully wielded as a superpower.

Every business and brand wants a piece of that influence and to get the attention of their captive audiences, but when does it make sense to pay cold hard cash for it?

Oct 08 2015

12mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 10: Pay Me What You Owe Me - My Negotiation Fails

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We don't talk enough about money. And we don't talk enough about what happens at the negotiating table, when you're an employee or when you're a business owner.

It's easy to make mistakes when you just don't have the knowledge or experience which is why I wanted to share some of my biggest negotiating fails.

A lot of people are struggling privately when it comes to negotiating (and leaving a lot of money on the table in the process), so I wanted to be transparent about some major ways that I've f*cked up while negotiating, so that you don't make these same mistakes.

Nov 24 2015

27mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 13: Your Brand is What the Audience Says It Is

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I recently joined the Joblogues podcast to discuss how anyone can use branding principles to position themselves for career success. On that episode, I broke branding down to its most basic level: "Your brand is not what you say it is, it is what the audience says it is."

However, I didn't get a chance to go deeper and explain that while this is true, you have a great deal of power to influence how your audience views you and/or your business.

Jan 24 2016

10mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 7: The One Thing You Can Learn From Fake Gurus

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Fake gurus are the people who wake up on any given day and just decide that they are going to be an expert, coach, consultant or thought leader in a particular space, even when they don't have any actual expertise in that area. You can find fake gurus in your current work place, in your industry and especially on social media.

But instead of getting frustrated that they are muddying the waters and making things difficult for people like you, who actually know what you're talking about, you should focus on the one thing that they get right all the time!

Visit HashtagsandStilettos.com for the extended show notes.

Oct 12 2015

9mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 8: What To Do Before You Give Up

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If you've ever felt like giving up, quitting a job or project or giving in, this episode it for you.

Lately, I've been having a lot of conversations with other creatives and entrepreneurs and a common thread seems to be that all of us have reached some sort of breaking point or moment when we're ready to quit projects or our entire business and do something else.

In this episode, I share my own story about wanting to give up and explore the ONE thing we should do when those begin to seep into our minds.

Oct 29 2015

10mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 29: Done is STILL Better Than Perfect

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*Anniversary Episode* Yes, that's right. Today, the Hashtags and Stilettos podcast turns one! It all started a year ago with the first episode "Done is Better Than Perfect," so it's only right that I talk about why that mantra still and will always apply to our lives and how we can apply it.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.

Social Media:

Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/done-is-still-better-than-perfect

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Sep 28 2016

18mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 24: The Sakita Method to Creating Your Own Luck

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On this episode, I reference a 2012 blog post titled the "Sakita Method," and go deep on the tried and true strategies that I've used over the years to create my own luck in my career and in business. I swear by this method and can wholeheartedly say that if you employ the tips that I outline, you will be successful in getting a new job, client or opportunity.

Don't waste another second of your life waiting for things to happen or allowing things to happen to you. You have more power and influence over your life than you realize and its time to put that power to work and begin to create your own luck.

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/the-sakita-method-episode

Social Media:

Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess

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Jun 25 2016

39mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 17: Mattie James on Living What You Love and Making it Profitable

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Mattie James is the editor of the lifestyle blog Mattieologie.com.

Last Summer, after being unexpectedly laid off from her 9-5, Mattie decided to pursue her years-long dream of turning her blog into a full-time business.

On this episode, we talk about the exact moment she was laid off and how she kicked her blogging business into overdrive and is making it both profitable and sustainable.

Show Notes: http://hashtagsandstilettos.com/mattie-james/

Have feedback?

Rate and review this episode on iTunes or send Sakita a message on twitter: www.twitter.com/MissSuccess.

Mar 07 2016

49mins

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Ep. 43: Stop Playing Small

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On this episode, I talk about 5 times or ways that I've caught myself playing small and getting in the way of my own goals. And why I'm no longer going to engage in the same behavior going forward.

Play Next: Ep. 12: Stop Talking Yourself Out of Sh*t

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions or comments.

Social Media:

Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: HashtagsandStilettos.com/​stop-playing-small

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Feb 19 2019

22mins

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Ep. 42: Brand Partnership Q&A Part 1

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On this episode, I​ answer 10 listener questions about how to navigate the waters of brand partnerships.

​I draw from my own experience of having been on both ​sides of the coin, as someone who has successfully
pitched for partnerships for my personal ventures and as a PR agency own who facilitates partnerships
on behalf of our clients.

​Questions Answered on This Episode:

​1. What Do I Need to Start Doing to Become an Authority in My Industry?

2. How Do You Show a Company Your Value With Low Social Media or Website Engagement?

3. Is Having a Media Kit Necessary?

4. Do You Recommend Seeking Out Local Brands or National Brands for Partnerships?

5. A Brand Turned Me Down for a Project, When Should I Reach Back Out to Them?

6. How Do I Introduce Myself to a Brand?

7. What Can I Do to Establish Myself as an Influencer to Brands?

8. Do I Need to Pitch My Full Ideas in the Introductory Pitch Email?

9. At What Point During the Pitch Process Should I Bring Up Money?

10. When Starting a New Podcast or Project, When Should You Seek Out Sponsorship?

Play Next: Ep. 33: 5 Things You Should Know About Brand Partnerships

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions or comments.

Social Media:

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Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: HashtagsandStilettos.com/​brand-partnership-qa-part-one

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Feb 27 2018

35mins

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Ep. 41: Write Your Intentions Down

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On this episode, I talk about how writing your intentions down can alter the course of your life.

I tell this story using a letter that I wrote to myself at the end of 2016 about what I wanted my 2017 to look like. When I opened the letter at the end of 2017, I realized that most of what I had written down in the letter manifested EXACTLY the way that I had written it, reminding me of just how powerful the words we choose to speak over our lives truly are.

At the end of this episode, I invite you to write your own letter and lean into the work that must be done going forward so that you too can begin to realize your wildest dreams.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions or comments.

Social Media:

Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: HashtagsandStilettos.com/write-your-intentions-down

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Feb 12 2018

18mins

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Ep. 40: If You Drop the Ball, Pick It Up

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After a long Summer hiatus, I’m back with a new episode of the #HashtagsandStilettos podcast!

On this episode, I talk about where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to and address a topic that’s been weighing heavily on my mind. It’s about all of the unnecessary pressure and stress that we put on ourselves every single day and how to bounce back after you’ve dropped the ball in your personal or professional life.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

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Social Media:

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Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/drop-the-ball

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Oct 01 2017

20mins

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Ep. 39: Chris-Tia Donaldson's 'Crawl, Walk, Run' Philosophy

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Chris-Tia Donaldson is the founder and CEO of Thank God It’s Natural (TGIN), a company that manufactures all natural hair and skin care products that she launched in 2013.

A few years prior to launching the company, Chris-Tia wrote a book about natural hair after struggling with accepting her own while working in corporate America. The book and the product line were well-received, but Chris-Tia decided to keep her job as senior corporate counsel at a Fortune 100 company while she grew the business.

After years of performing this delicate balancing act and enduring a months-long battle with breast cancer which is now in remission, Chris-Tia finally walked away from that job to focus on TGIN full-time earlier this year and is now pulling back the curtain to share this part of her journey in hopes that other people can learn something from it.

On this episode, I talk with Chris-Tia about her incredible career and entrepreneurial journey so far, how being diagnosed with and surviving breast cancer has influenced and changed her business philosophy and outlook on life, what’s it’s been like working a high-powered job while also running a business that seems to keep growing by the day and so much more.

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Instagram.com/TGINCEO Instagram.com/TGINatural Twitter.com/TGINCEO Twitter.com/TGINatural www.ThankGodImNatural.com Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/christia-donaldson

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May 29 2017

1hr 2mins

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Ep. 38: Demetria L D'Oyley is Writing Her Way to a Life on Her Own Terms

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Demetria Lucas D'Oyley is an award winning journalist and author who at 30, leveraged her 'ABelleinBrooklyn' blog into a dream job as the relationships editor at Essence Magazine, guest starred as a relationships expert on her first reality show and landed a book deal with Simon and Schuster.

Safe to say, things were going pretty well. Then, she quit that job she loved so much to pursue a life of entrepreneurship and eventually self-published her second book.

On this episode, we talk about the origins of her blog, her early career moves, why she left Essence, navigating entrepreneurship as a writer and how she's been able to basically write her way to a life on her own terms.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.

Social Media:

Instagram.com/DemetriaLucasDoyley Twitter.com/DLDoyley www.demetrialucasdoyley.com Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/demetria-lucas-doyley

Like this episode? Write a review on iTunes!

May 15 2017

1hr 12mins

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Ep. 37: Shea Moisture Problems

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About a week ago, Shea Moisture, a company that specializes in organic hair, beauty and body products for multicultural consumers released an ad on Facebook focused on “Hair Hate,” that immediately caused a firestorm of controversy and led to a huge PR fail for the brand.

In this episode, I talk about what happened in the immediate hours and days after the ad was released, dispel some popular myths about the company for context and provide 10 tips for Shea Moisture and any other brand, beauty or otherwise, on how to best market their consumer products to diverse audiences.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions or comments.

Social Media:

Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/shea-moisture-problems

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May 08 2017

37mins

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Ep. 36: How Vivian Kaye Troubleshot Her Way to Seven Figure Success

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Ever wanted to start a business to solve a problem but didn't know where to start and or you don't think you have the prerequisite knowledge to get it done?

Vivian Kaye, the founder of Kinky Curly Yaki, found herself in that position TWICE; but she never let it stop her.

Kinky Curly Yaki, her second business, was one of the first companies to make hair extensions for textured hair and was born out of her own desire to find blendable extensions that didn't compromise her own style.

On this episode, I talk with Vivian about her career and entrepreneurial journey and the steps she took to both of her businesses in industries in which she had no prior knowledge or experience and how she's been able to troubleshoot her way to seven figure success.

Text HASHTAGS to 444999 to join the email list.

Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.

Social Media:

Instagram.com/QueenofKank Instagram.com/KinkyCurlyYaki Twitter.com/KinkyCurlyYaki www.KinkyCurlyYaki.com Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/vivian-kaye

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(Note: Kinky Curly Yaki is a House of Success PR client)

Mar 17 2017

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Ep. 35: Adenah Bayoh on Using Real Estate Development and Franchising as a Path to Entrepreneurship

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Many people believe that in order to become an entrepreneur they have to get struck by lightening and have an amazing once in a lifetime idea, get funding or find other ways to get it out into the world and then they'll be successful.

Adenah Bayoh turns that notion right on its head.

Adenah is the founder and CEO of Adenah Bayoh and Companies, which is the parent corporation that owns IHOP franchises in Paterson and Irvington, NJ and a real estate development portfolio with more than $225 million dollars in urban redevelopment projects.

This Summer, Adenah will launch a signature fast casual, farm-to-table soul food restaurant called Cornbread.

On this episode, Adenah and I talk about how she got started with investment properties and how she used real estate development and franchising as a path to entrepreneurship and what we can and should be doing now if we want to take a similar route.

(Note: The audio on this episode is glitchy. I apologize for that and thank you in advance for listening to Adenah's amazing story!)

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Instagram.com/Ihopfoyafoods www.adenahbayoh.com Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/adenah-bayoh

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Feb 07 2017

1hr 1min

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Ep. 34: Dawn Kelly on Her Journey from Executive to Entrepreneur

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Six years ago I quit my job in order to focus on building my PR firm House of Success full-time. The person who hired me for that last job and who was one of my last bosses was Dawn Kelly.

Dawn Kelly is an OG in the PR world. Over the course of her long and storied career she has worked her communications magic for AARP, served as the director of public relations for York College and spent the last 16 years working in the global communications department at Prudential Financial where she last held the position of Department Vice President of Global Communications.

On this episode, Dawn and I talk about our relationship, how to best bridge the generational gap between Black women in the workplace, how to reinvent yourself as a free agent and entrepreneur after spending 20+ years in the corporate world and so much more.

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Email hashtags@hos-pr.com to submit questions.

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Instagram.com/PRMaven17 Instagram.com/TheNourishSpot Twitter.com/PRMaven17 Instagram.com/HashtagsandStilettos Instagram.com/MissSuccess Twitter.com/MissSuccess
Hashtag: #HashtagsandStilettos

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/dawn-kelly

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Jan 26 2017

1hr 23mins

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Ep. 33: 5 Things YOU Should Know About Brand Partnerships

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The topics covered on this episode will provide some key insights and hopefully answer any initial questions you may have about securing brand partnerships or extending the brand relationships you already have.

My hope is that I can get you to think differently and strategically about how YOU, yes, YOU, can work or collaborate with brands even if you don't have a blog or a huge following on social media.

Working with and pitching brands is one of my favorite topics to discuss because of the unique vantage point I have as a publicist and a creative. I get to see both sides of the coin and know what works and what absolutely will not fly. Another reason why I just can't stop talking about this topic is because there are so many people who get these interactions wrong every day.

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Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/5-things-to-know-about-brand-partnerships

Jan 03 2017

31mins

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Ep. 32: Be Your Motherf**king Self

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Recently, I asked myself a question that changed everything. I asked: Is there a prize that you've received from purposely being less than who you know yourself to be that you still have today?

The answer was no.

Listen to this episode to learn more about this moment and how I plan to show up in the world, personally and professionally, as my full self from now on.
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Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/be-yourself

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Dec 21 2016

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Ep. 31: What if Your Dream is Ugly?

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On this episode, I talk about the realities associated with pursuing your dreams based on an epiphany I had a few months ago at 5am.
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Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/ugly-dreams

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Dec 12 2016

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Ep. 30: Small Business and Career Q&A

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On this episode, I answer another round of small business and career questions straight out of my inbox.

I tackle how to add online courses to your resume, how to pursue a personal passion such as international volunteerism while also wanting to further your education/career, how and why businesses should be responding to customer complaints on social media, why you shouldn't be so quick to jump on the podcast bandwagon just because it's popular and more.
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Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/small-business-and-career-qa

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Nov 24 2016

28mins

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Ep. 29: Done is STILL Better Than Perfect

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*Anniversary Episode* Yes, that's right. Today, the Hashtags and Stilettos podcast turns one! It all started a year ago with the first episode "Done is Better Than Perfect," so it's only right that I talk about why that mantra still and will always apply to our lives and how we can apply it.

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Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/done-is-still-better-than-perfect

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Sep 28 2016

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Ep. 28: I'ma Throw Shade If I Can't Get Paid

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On this episode, my goal is to give you "invoicing 101" tips to create flawless invoices so that you always get paid on time!

You will learn the questions you should ask a new client or partner before you create or send an invoice. How you should submit that invoice. The pieces of information that should be included and when it's appropriate to follow-up regarding payment after you've sent your invoice.

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Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/invoicing-101

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Sep 24 2016

29mins

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Ep. 27: Small Biz Q&A

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On this episode, I answer your most pressing small business and career questions straight out of my inbox.

I tackle the importance of streamlining your business's customer service response system, provide tips on differentiating your online store so that you can attract and retain customers, share alternatives to having interns or employees work out of your home office, talk about the benefits of staying in your own lane in business even when your customers are the ones who want you to branch out and more.

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Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/small-biz-questions

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Aug 10 2016

29mins

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Ep. 26: Myleik Teele on the Lessons Learned While Scaling a Business

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Myleik Teele is the founder and Chief Experience Officer at curlBOX, a monthly subscription service that changed the way women buy and discover products for their curly hair needs. She is also the host of the #MyTaughtYou podcast where she provides invaluable career and business advice to thousands of women.

On this episode, I caught up with Myleik, whom I first interviewed in 2012 a few months after she launched curlBOX, to talk about some of the things she said during that interview and to learn more about the lessons she's learned as a serial entrepreneur about scaling a business and building a dream team.

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Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/myleik-teele-podcast

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Jul 25 2016

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Ep. 25: The Curvy Fashionista on Growing and Evolving with Your Brand

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Marie Denee, better known as 'The Curvy Fashionista' is a fashion blogger, freelance fashion writer and a respected voice and influencer in the plus size fashion arena.

With over eleven years of experience, Marie has made it her mission to continuously show women that they can be Curvy, Confident and Chic. In 2008, Marie founded TheCurvyFashionista.com after realizing that when it came to great stylish clothing for plus size women, options were limited. Armed with an MBA in marketing, fashion experience and pure passion for empowering women of every shape and size, Marie has turned TheCurvyFashionista.com into a must-visit destination for more than 400,000 visitors each month.

On this episode, I talk to Marie about how she's become one of the most recognizable voices in the plus size market and fashion blogging as a whole and we talk about how she's grown into and evolved with her brand.

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/marie-denee

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Jun 28 2016

54mins

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Ep. 24: The Sakita Method to Creating Your Own Luck

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On this episode, I reference a 2012 blog post titled the "Sakita Method," and go deep on the tried and true strategies that I've used over the years to create my own luck in my career and in business. I swear by this method and can wholeheartedly say that if you employ the tips that I outline, you will be successful in getting a new job, client or opportunity.

Don't waste another second of your life waiting for things to happen or allowing things to happen to you. You have more power and influence over your life than you realize and its time to put that power to work and begin to create your own luck.

Show Notes: hashtagsandstilettos.com/the-sakita-method-episode

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Jun 25 2016

39mins

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By ebonywelove - Dec 17 2019
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Love this podcast! I would love to hear more episodes in 2020!

Amazing

By ARich Life -Alisha Richard - Dec 08 2019
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This is such an amazing podcast. Great content and information. ☺️