Trusting The Process
17. Part 2 - Hustle, beauty & building community with Florence Adepoju

17. Part 2 - Hustle, beauty & building community with Florence Adepoju

October 11, 2019

Back again with the much-anticipated part 2 of our conversation with Florence Adepoju, founder of acclaimed makeup brand MDMflow and beauty brand Flow Beauty Co. In this candid talk, Florence opens up about how she bounced back from a business low. Staying true to the mantra we always share here which is that “you are allowed to change your mind”, we discuss the art of the pivot in business. When is the right time to change your strategy? And how do you deal with the shame that people sometimes try to project onto you? Florence shares how a text message birthed the transition from running her businesses full time to saying yes to a 9-5.

Looking ahead we discuss the future of MDMflow and how Florence will manage her new role at Fanbytes with building her own brand.

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17. Hustle, beauty & building community with Florence Adepoju

17. Hustle, beauty & building community with Florence Adepoju

October 1, 2019

A long-awaited conversation, I sat down with girl boss, business owner and beauty obsessed Florence Adepoju of MDMflow and Flow Beauty Co. From humble beginnings in retail to formulating her own lipsticks at home - Florence has successfully built the iconic hip-hop inspired makeup brand MDM Flow. Gaining international attention from heavy weight publications Vogue, Elle and Grazia, to name a few, Florence shows how self-belief, faith and hard work can make anything possible. 



In part one of our chat, we talk about where it all began. How does one make the transition from their 9-5 and actually raise capital to start their own business? Are VC investments always a good idea? A true marketer, Florence identifies the importance of understanding who your audience are and who they are not. Finally, she shares how the best way to dispel the fear is by doing the work. Stay tuned for part 2, coming soon!

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16. Leaning into joy and the value of relationships

16. Leaning into joy and the value of relationships

July 16, 2019

Aloha! Happy to be back today with this solo episode for a good ole one-on-one chat about lessons from this current season I am navigating. In this episode I talk about the many ways that we prohibit our own joy; knowingly and unknowingly. A lesson I am passionate about - I offer some ways that we can actively and intentionally divorce self-sabotage and begin to truly lean into joy.

I also share how investing in the quality of our relationships can dramatically improve the quality of our lives.

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15. Part 2 - Medicine, art and managing your mental health with Sutra

15. Part 2 - Medicine, art and managing your mental health with Sutra

June 28, 2019

Continuing our conversation with doctor, artist and writer Sutra, we pick things back up from the near-death experience that changed everything. Bravely, Sutra shares the realities of the effects of burnout and depression and how her mental health had hit an all-time low. But she didn't stay there. We discover how what looked like a tragedy became the turning point in her journey of practicing self-care and maintaining her well being. Discussing the importance of being honest with yourself first, and then others, we learn how opening up, faith and love brought Sutra back to life. Be sure to join the conversation by sharing your thoughts across all platforms @debrachosen (instagram.com/debrachosen) and on Instagram @trustingtheprocesspod (instagram.com/trustingtheprocesspod). And don't forget to spread the word and leave a rating! Questions, sponsorships and collaborations? Send me an email at info@trustingtheprocess.co.uk Sign up to my weekly newsletter here: bit.ly/TTPnewsletter Follow Sutra: instagram.com/sutra_____/ Follow Poll Therapy: https://www.instagram.com/polltherapy/ Connect with Sutra's music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1IwePsGHiNhUNBrUuUcguM Purchase Marrow: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marrow-SUTRA/dp/1388208210

15. Medicine, art and managing your mental health with Sutra

15. Medicine, art and managing your mental health with Sutra

June 24, 2019

With Mental Health in the black community being so close to my heart, it was important for me to have this conversation with the phenomenal being that is Sutra. Sutra is the founder of the platform that is making vulnerability cool again, Poll Therapy (instagram.com/polltherapy). Doctor by profession, artist by nature (including music and literary work) Sutra boldly revels in being many things - and does it with grace.

In episode 15, we sat down during Mental Health Awareness week to have an honest conversation around experiencing a loss of joy. How a close dance with death changed everything and the role of art and faith in her own healing process.

We talk about discovering her creative voice in medical school. And delving deeper into topics within Sutra’s debut book “Marrow”, we unpack identity and what home looks like for Ghana-raised Sutra.

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14. Part 2 - Building your own business with Dorothy Tamuno

14. Part 2 - Building your own business with Dorothy Tamuno

May 17, 2019

In this second part of our conversation with social media and photography queen Dorothy Tamuno, we talk all things relationships. What does the wedding planning process reveal to us about our friendships? How can we better manage our expectations to avoid inevitable disappointment? Reflecting on her upbringing, Dorothy talks about spending the most part of her adolescence without her father, and the impact that had on her approach to affection. We delve deeper into what running a business with your husband is like and finally, Dorothy and I discuss the concept of waiting and why it’s entirely necessary for our growth.

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14. Building your own business with Dorothy Tamuno

14. Building your own business with Dorothy Tamuno

May 13, 2019

For this intimate episode, I sat down with none other than social media/photographer extraordinaire and my friend - Dorothy Tamuno, co-founder of Social Media Live and the face behind some of Instagrams hottest shoots. A highly requested conversation, I knew I had to have Dorothy on the podcast to share her story from quitting her 9-5 in the corporate world, to building her own creative business which she runs with her husband Precious Tamuno. Now 4 years on since leaving the Finance world, Dorothy is the definition of booked busy and blessed and you may or not be surprised to find that God's guidance had a LOT to do with it.

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13. Part 2 - Pursuing your passions with Hannah Ajala

13. Part 2 - Pursuing your passions with Hannah Ajala

April 16, 2019

Continuing this intimate conversation with BBC journalist and all round go-getter, Hannah Ajala. In this episode we open up about our experiences with imposter syndrome and talk about ways to overcome that mindset on the way to the top. Exploring the rise and popularity in black travel, Hannah shares more about her organisation Black British Travel Meet Up as we discuss why community is so important. Digging deeper into our love for travel we talk about favourite locations, how to travel on a budget and solo travel as a method of healing. Not to mention how to pursue your passions and still achieve work life equilibrium!

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13. Pursuing your passions with Hannah Ajala

13. Pursuing your passions with Hannah Ajala

April 5, 2019

Every so often I meet someone who embodies excellence in all that they do. Hannah Ajala is one of those people. Since having the pleasure of hosting her launch party for We Are Black Journos, I have been honoured to have front row seats to the growth and journey Hannah is on.

With 5 years under her belt at the prestigious BBC, at the age of 25 Hannah recently joined the BBC Africa team where her passion and creativity are making waves in sharing our stories. When she's not slaying news reports and creating viral documentaries - Hannah is a self professed "Jack of all trades, master of all". Founding movements and organisations such as mentorship programme "Pursue Your Passion", black travel community, "Black British Travel Meet Up" and women's Christian fellowship, "Ladies Who Fellowship", it's fair to say that she has her hand in many pots.

In this episode (part 1 of my conversation with Hannah) we explore just how she balances so many passions and why it is important that we do the things that make us come alive. We talk about the face of journalism and ask what moves are being made in diversity and inclusion, and we also unpack what it takes to do a TED Talk, and find that rejection is often God's form of redirection.

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12. A Seat At the Table LIVE with Dior Bediako #TTPlive

12. A Seat At the Table LIVE with Dior Bediako #TTPlive

March 25, 2019

On Wednesday 6th March, over 50 people gathered together for the very first #TTPlive event, in partnership with the amazing people at Bumble. For me, the entire evening was a dream come true.

From talking about a topic dear to my heart - The Courage to Take Up Space and interviewing the refreshingly brilliant Dior Bediako live, I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to share this with you. If you were there on 6th, then you'll know just how juicy this conversation with Dior of Pepper Your Talk and The Junior Network was. Now I'm giving you the opportunity to sit in the room too, because we're all family!

From what it really takes to launch a business to navigating the workplace as a black woman - we cover it all. So plug in, pull out your notebook and get ready to digest some guaranteed gems.

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