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The We Take Note Podcast

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The We Take Note Podcast is hosted by Ashley Coffey and features insightful conversations with inspiring people. Currently in its second season, the show features creative entrepreneurs like the editor-in-chief of one of the hottest hip-hop sites, Beyoncé’s former guitarist and even a brand strategist who has been featured in Forbes. During each episode guests discuss their journey to success and what it takes to make it in the hopes of motivating others to do the same. New episodes will be available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.

The We Take Note Podcast is hosted by Ashley Coffey and features insightful conversations with inspiring people. Currently in its second season, the show features creative entrepreneurs like the editor-in-chief of one of the hottest hip-hop sites, Beyoncé’s former guitarist and even a brand strategist who has been featured in Forbes. During each episode guests discuss their journey to success and what it takes to make it in the hopes of motivating others to do the same. New episodes will be available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.

Location:

United States

Description:

The We Take Note Podcast is hosted by Ashley Coffey and features insightful conversations with inspiring people. Currently in its second season, the show features creative entrepreneurs like the editor-in-chief of one of the hottest hip-hop sites, Beyoncé’s former guitarist and even a brand strategist who has been featured in Forbes. During each episode guests discuss their journey to success and what it takes to make it in the hopes of motivating others to do the same. New episodes will be available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.

Language:

English


Episodes

Flow with Fay (Teaser)

9/27/2019
WTN is testing a new podcast format. Let us know what you think of it by emailing info@wetakenote.com. The short segment features social entrepreneur Fay who works with Uncle Ed's Damn Good Vodka as well as Public Project, a hemp-derived clothing brand. She went from being a lawyer to an entrepreneur after moving from the the UK to CA; it's been a meandering journey, but she has succeedbed by incorporating more "flow" into her life. To accent that, we added binaural beats courtesy of...

Duration:00:03:07

Hustle vs. Flow - Safiya & Fay

9/12/2019
This episode of the podcast features Safiya, from earlier in the season, and Fay. Both are amazing female entrepreneurs who met with host Ashley Coffey at CENTRL, a cool co-working space in Little Tokyo. Fay was a corporate lawyer in the UK, but decided to make a career change in the US so that she could make a difference by leaving the 9-5 hustle behind her. She wanted to build her life so that it was a reflection of her fundamental values. Then Public Project (a hemp clothing company) and...

Duration:00:38:10

Hustle vs. Flow - Maxine

8/30/2019
This episode of the We Take Note podcast features Maxine Goynes, a high-spirited entrepreneur in the health and wellness space. When she isn't sharing her #MGMethod with her clients, this former Division I athlete is exercising, eating healthily or traveling the globe. She recently went to Europe and shared her insights on the gastronomy there vs. the United States. When host Ashley Coffey met up with Maxine for the podcast in Brentwood, CA, the two chatted about her time playing soccer, her...

Duration:00:28:03

Hustle vs. Flow - Celina

8/16/2019
During this episode of the podcast Ashley met up with Celina Rodriguez a creative director, make-up artist, and entrepreneur. She’s usually booked and busy working on FM28 so we’re glad we were able to link up with her while she was free. She’s often somewhere between Los Angeles, NYC, and Miami, but work often takes her internationally too. Our UK listeners may have even spotted her in London last year. In addition to traveling, Celina donates her time to worthy causes and has even mentored...

Duration:00:38:45

Hustle vs. Flow - Victoria

8/11/2019
On this episode of The We Take Note Podcast Ashley met up with Victoria Cassinova, a talented visual artist. She has collaborated with OBEY founder Shepard Fairey and was recently featured in his Power to the Parks group show at Subliminal Projects. She was also on a panel alongside him for We Rise LA, a 10-day immerse event highlighting mental health awareness. When she creates with brands, like Reform Alliance, created by Jay-Z and Van Jones, she thinks of it as putting on different "hats"...

Duration:00:30:12

Hustle vs. Flow - Mariella

7/31/2019
Out of all the people WTN has featured on the podcast, we've known this guest the longest. We'd be biased if we didn't say that she's one of our favorite people too. Her name is Mariella Angela, and some of you may have seen her work at ComplexCon, on the cover of LA Weekly, or inside your favorite rapper's house. Did we mention she did a sponsored collaboration with the movie, "Creed II" in Atlanta at prolific producer Mike WiLL Made-It's spot? Clearly, she's a talented oil painter. But...

Duration:00:27:49

Hustle vs. Flow - LP Giobbi

7/23/2019
Thanks to our last podcast guest, Madame Gandhi, we were able to link up with an effervescent pianist / creative named LP Giobbi. We talked about the time she DJ'd Diplo's pool part at Coachella, her dream job working with W Hotels, and the power of manifestation. So listen to this episode, sponsored by organic CBD company Equilibria Women, and get familiar with this multi-instrumentalist before she hits the stage for HARD Summer.

Duration:00:38:04

Hustle vs. Flow - Madame Gandhi

7/16/2019
We're back from our hiatus - did you miss us? Well, from here on out we'll be releasing our next round of podcast episodes every Tuesday until the end of the season. This episode features the incomparable Madame Gandhi who was gracious enough to allow us into her artist loft in DTLA to record our latest episode. We talked about her time touring with M.I.A., her activism and her tips for aspiring creatives. This episode is sponsored by Tampon Tribe as well. So if you'd like to flow on your...

Duration:00:35:21

Hustle vs. Flow (Bonus) - Elijah & Nipsey

7/12/2019
This season of the We Take Note podcast focuses on the theme of hustle vs. flow. Whereas season one was strictly about entrepreneurialism, now, all eyes are on mental health and the importance of finding balance in our lives. So when host Ashley Coffey saw the correlation between what happened to Elijah Al-Amin and Nipsey Hussle, she decided to speak her peace about it before full episodes of the WTN podcast drop July 16.

Duration:00:06:56

Hustle vs. Flow - Safiya

4/17/2019
In this episode of The WTN Podcast our guest Safiya, a talented entrepreneur, yoga teacher, and community builder, chats with our host Ashley Coffey. They met up in Little Tokyo discussed mindfulness, productivity, meditation, and the benefits of living authentically. Safiya now works as part of I Am Well Community. After working in TV for several years and feeling unfulfilled by the hustle she decided to launch I Am Well Community. She realized she wanted to teach others about mindfulness...

Duration:00:38:33

Hustle vs. Flow - VIAA

3/7/2019
In this episode of The WTN Podcast our guest VIAA, a talented musician, chats with our host Ashley Coffey. They met up in Little Tokyo at a coworking space called CENTRL.If you want to check it out, it can be booked through an app called Deskpass. The two discussed the music industry, Surviving R.Kelly, the power of being a woman and her forthcoming tour. She’s set to perform in states like Montana, Washington, Oregon and of course California. So follow her on Instagram to stay up to date on...

Duration:00:28:23

Hustle vs. Flow - Jacqulyn & Casha

2/11/2019
In this episode of The WTN Podcast features Jacqulyn Whang and Casha Doemland. Both are talented writers and advocates who enjoy meditating on their down time. Jacqulyn is also an educator in Compton, CA. Listen to their candid discussion with host Ashley Coffey where they discuss breathing techniques, the power of writing and advocacy work.

Duration:00:54:44

The Hustle of an Entrepreneur and a Writer

1/1/2019
In the last episode of season one, we met up with Monica Lin and Shirley Ju at the Times 10 Offices in Burbank. The night before we recorded the episode, Marcus Hyde, Kanye’s go-to photographer, had a party which Ye and his wife Kim attended. So it was safe to say our podcast location had a certain type of vibe to it. In the episode we talk with Monica about her time building Popular Demand and her own brand Eyelust Eyewear then Shirley breaks down what it’s like to work for Power 106, one...

Duration:00:33:47

The Hustle of a Lead Guitarist

12/18/2018
In episode 6 of the We Take Note podcast we sit down with Francesca Simone who has been the lead guitarist for Beyonce and Kehlani to name a few. Her talent is apparent, whether she's performing with Grammy-Award winning artists or not. Just listen to her track, "Still" and you can't help but be enamored by the way she shreds. We're not the only ones who have taken notice either. Publications such as Billboard have highlighted her talents as well. So if you can't get enough of this...

Duration:00:27:55

The Hustle of an Event Curator

12/4/2018
In episode 5 of The We Take Note Podcast we sit down with Ash Katch, a content creator who launched her first event series: Cheap Seats Society. The idea for the series came about after she travelled to Australia. Upon her return she wasted no time following her dream and ultimately launched the event and a denim line of the same name. As a whole, The Cheap Seats Society lifestyle is modeled after Katch's desire to bring people together and provide them with the best experience possible.

Duration:00:29:24

The Hustle of a Multitalented Creative

11/6/2018
In episode 4 of The We Take Note Podcast we sit down with Vanessa Acosta a multitalented creative who travels the world to get inspiration. She has shot BTS footage for SZA, product shots for Bruno Mars, started her own clothing line Wasi Clothing and also does the graphic design for our site and socials.

Duration:00:29:14

The Hustle of a Video Producer

10/24/2018
In episode three of The We Take Note Podcast we feature Matt Zolly, the Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Snow Beach. During this week's episode we discuss his video production company and the roster of clients he's worked with including Adidas, The Weeknd & Kehlani to name a few.

Duration:00:19:49

The Hustle of a Platinum-Plaque Winning Producer

10/8/2018
In episode two of The We Take Note Podcast Platinum-Plaque winning producer Mike Free, who recently produced "Open Safe" on Lil Wayne's long-awaited "Carter V," sits down with host Ashley Coffey.

Duration:00:33:09

The Hustle of an Independent Artist

9/24/2018
In episode one of The We Take Note Podcast artist/engineer Farrah Fawx fka Audra the Rapper sits down with Trent Clark, Editor-in-Chief of HipHopDX. The two discuss streaming platforms, various revenue streams for artists, industry parties and Trent even reviews one of Farrah Fawx' songs live.

Duration:00:31:55