In this episode of Lean the F*ck Out, we talk with Mar Yvette, an LA-based lifestyle writer, editor, on-air host and founder of the online platform Homegirl Talk. Mar talks about the platform she built and the importance of creating a space for women of all walks of life to keep it real and share stories, struggles and successes.
This week on the podcast, we talk with entrepreneurs Chanelle and Simone John, chief operating officer and chief creative officer respectively of Hive Soul Yoga. Hive Soul Yoga is a community-based business in Boston, MA that aims to make yoga accessible to people of all shades, sizes, ages, abilities, and identities. Specifically, the woman, who are advocates for people of color outside of yoga too, have built a space of healing and safety for people of color in their community. The two talk about the journey they’ve had in building the studio and finding ways to grow their classes, bootstrapping on their own and without going to business school. Their advice to other entrepreneurs is “Have confidence in your vision and keep going. You have what it takes.”
This week we talk with entrepreneur Giovannie Espiritu about how to market yourself. We talk about how we can gain the clarity and confidence needed to run our businesses successfully. Gio also offers the advice to “develop your inner ‘old white male’ to stop giving any fucks about what other’s think about your work.
Gio is founder of the SF Actors Workshop, a school for kids and adults who are serious about working in film & television, and Academy Award Nominee for the Best Supporting Actress at MethodFest.