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How do I elevate my creative passion to the next level? How do I become a successful creative in entertainment, business, fashion, design, or the arts? How do I leave my 9-5 job to pursue my passion full-time? And the biggest question – can I make my dreams a reality? Welcome to the Creative Breakthrough podcast where host Shereen Kassam aka FunnyBrownGirl will help you answer these questions by bringing you in-depth conversations with successful creative leaders of color, across TV, film, music, literature, and beyond. Guests will share inspiration and real-life strategies for turning creative passion project to full-time careers. Shereen will also share stories and strategies that she used to step outside her 9-5 to become an internationally touring stand-up comedian, radio personality, actress, and now podcaster. Hear from experts, get inspired, and drive your creative career forward! Join us on this journey to help each other win! For inspiration Instagram - @funnybrowngirl Shownotes - www.funnybrowngirl.com/podcast

How do I elevate my creative passion to the next level? How do I become a successful creative in entertainment, business, fashion, design, or the arts? How do I leave my 9-5 job to pursue my passion full-time? And the biggest question – can I make my dreams a reality? Welcome to the Creative Breakthrough podcast where host Shereen Kassam aka FunnyBrownGirl will help you answer these questions by bringing you in-depth conversations with successful creative leaders of color, across TV, film, music, literature, and beyond. Guests will share inspiration and real-life strategies for turning creative passion project to full-time careers. Shereen will also share stories and strategies that she used to step outside her 9-5 to become an internationally touring stand-up comedian, radio personality, actress, and now podcaster. Hear from experts, get inspired, and drive your creative career forward! Join us on this journey to help each other win! For inspiration Instagram - @funnybrowngirl Shownotes - www.funnybrowngirl.com/podcast
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How do I elevate my creative passion to the next level? How do I become a successful creative in entertainment, business, fashion, design, or the arts? How do I leave my 9-5 job to pursue my passion full-time? And the biggest question – can I make my dreams a reality? Welcome to the Creative Breakthrough podcast where host Shereen Kassam aka FunnyBrownGirl will help you answer these questions by bringing you in-depth conversations with successful creative leaders of color, across TV, film, music, literature, and beyond. Guests will share inspiration and real-life strategies for turning creative passion project to full-time careers. Shereen will also share stories and strategies that she used to step outside her 9-5 to become an internationally touring stand-up comedian, radio personality, actress, and now podcaster. Hear from experts, get inspired, and drive your creative career forward! Join us on this journey to help each other win! For inspiration Instagram - @funnybrowngirl Shownotes - www.funnybrowngirl.com/podcast

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Episodes

Episode 18: How to Publish Your Story with NYT Bestselling Author Jasmin Darznik

1/17/2019
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Today, Jasmin Darznik, the New York Times bestselling author joins us to answer questions on writing your story, developing a portfolio, finding an agent and much more! Jasmin Darznik’s debut novel Song of a Captive Bird is a fictional account of Iran’s trailblazing woman poet, Forugh Farrokhzad. It was selected as a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” as well as one of 2018’s “Best Books” by Vogue, Ms. and Newsweek. Jasmin is also the author of the New York Times bestseller...

Duration:00:37:41

BONUS EPISODE Jasmin Darznik on her NYT bestselling novels

1/14/2019
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In this bonus episode, we continue our conversation with New York Times bestselling author Jasmin Darznik. She shares insights and her thoughts on her bestselling books The Good Daughter and Song of a Captive Bird. Jasmin Darznik’s debut novel Song of a Captive Bird is a fictional account of Iran’s trailblazing woman poet, Forugh Farrokhzad. It was selected as a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” as well as one of 2018’s “Best Books” by Vogue, Ms. and Newsweek. Jasmin is also...

Duration:00:40:48

Episode 16: NYT Bestselling Author Jasmin Darznik: Tell Your Story

1/10/2019
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Jasmin Darznik’s debut novel Song of a Captive Bird is a fictional account of Iran’s trailblazing woman poet, Forugh Farrokhzad. It was selected as a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” as well as one of 2018’s “Best Books” by Vogue, Ms. and Newsweek. Jasmin is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life. Her books have been published and are forthcoming in seventeen countries and her essays have appeared in numerous...

Duration:00:35:14

Episode 15: Goal Setting to Win

1/3/2019
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Welcome back to another episode of the Creative Breakthrough! Happy New Year! I love the start of a new year. It’s a time to restart, reenergize, and redo! And I love setting new goals! But before we begin, couple of announcements… My website got spammed! Somehow someone subscribed over 1,000 new emails to my website. At first, I thought, wow, I’m popular but then I realized they were all the fake yahoo and Hotmail email addresses. That said, I wiped my entire email list clean. So, if...

Duration:00:15:42

Episode 14: The Best of 2018

12/27/2018
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Welcome back to another episode of the Creative Breakthrough! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend and had time to rest, relax, and spend time with your friends and family! As 2018 comes to a close, I want to say thank you to all of you for listening, sharing, and subscribing! Canada – I see you! We made the top 200 podcasts in Canada last week! This week I decided to mash up all the best insight, stories, and advice from the past 13 episodes into one creativity crash...

Duration:00:30:09

Episode 13: Creativity with Shereen Kassam and Nike's Precious Hannah

12/20/2018
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Precious Hannah (from episode 12) is back to talk to us about her creative process and where her inspiration comes from when she is designing a shoe. A footwear designer at Jordan/Nike, the lessons Hannah shares are on point and relatable to any creative on their journey. Links Mentioned: Pensole Academy Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed):...

Duration:00:13:52

Episode 12: Jordan Footwear Designer Precious Hannah – Build Your Network

12/13/2018
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Precious Hannah is currently a Footwear Designer for the Jordan Brand. She started her career at Nike as an intern and worked her way to footwear design – her passion and her goal. She is also a Pensole alum, a design academy that educates and challenges the next generation of product creators to be successful in the industry through classes and competition. In Hannah’s words, “Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon”. Tell her she can’t do it- challenge...

Duration:00:39:26

Episode 11: Time Management

12/6/2018
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Episode 11: Time Management with Shereen Kassam, Funny Brown Girl Many of you reached out after Episode 09 on Work Life Balance with additional questions, mostly about time management. So here you go! Here are my 5 keys to success for time management. Links Mentioned: Passion Planner: www.funnybrowngirl.com/passionplanner Post-it Notes: www.funnybrowngirl.com/postit Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play Click here to subscribe via RSS feed...

Duration:00:15:45

Episode 10: Award-Winning Vocalist Laurin Talese: Embrace Yourself & Be Unstoppable

11/29/2018
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“I felt I was living on 10% battery life” Laurin has performed in a host of national and international venues such as The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia's Academy of Music, The National, and, most recently, in front of a sold-out crowd at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, among many others. She frequently collaborates with a host of internationally celebrated recording artists including Bilal, Robert Glasper, Vivian Green, and Christian McBride. Her first album, entitled...

Duration:00:41:41

Episode 09: The Secrets to Work Life Balance

11/21/2018
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It cost Shereen thousands of dollars in medical bills to realize she didn’t have a mysterious disease that kept sending her to the emergency room; it was the stress of her job that was wreaking havoc on her body. In this episode, Shereen will share with you how she transformed her life and her career by setting boundaries, working smarter (not harder), and believing in herself. This episode will focus on the necessary tools needed to create a better mental and physical state for...

Duration:00:20:01

Episode 08: Outsourced's Rizwan Manji - Persistence Pays Off

11/15/2018
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Rizwan Manji is best known for playing Rajiv, the hysterically officious, scheming assistant manager of a call center in the NBC comedy OUTSOURCED, part of the network’s prestigious Thursday night comedy lineup. This groundbreaking TV show was the first American sitcom to be based in India and feature a predominantly Indian cast. Rizwan has also appeared on many popular TV shows including GLEE, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, ANOTHER PERIOD, WITHOUT A TRACE, 24,...

Duration:00:36:48

Episode 07: The Power of Yes

11/8/2018
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I’m a big believer in saying YES. In this episode, I talk about the positive impacts of saying YES even when you're not sure you can do it. I challenge you to say YES to something new, fun, exciting, or different this week and then drop me a line and tell me how it made you feel! Now go flex your creative muscle and keep winning! Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed):...

Duration:00:11:36

Episode 06: Radio Personality Laura Diaz - Hustlers and Haters

11/1/2018
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Laura Diaz is a former news anchor and reporter. She decided to switch careers to radio because of the depressing environment that local news gravitates toward. She found herself not being able to shake it off after getting home from a long news day. Now that she's in radio, everything is different. It's light-hearted, fun and she doesn't have to stick to a script. Laura's been married to the love of her life for 8 years and they share 2 children. She's an Orlando native. Last year, Laura...

Duration:00:33:26

Episode 05: Find Your Passion

10/25/2018
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What’s your passion? If you are unsure, this episode is for you! Stop spending money and time on expensive courses, books, and Instagram quotes. Instead tune in to this episode of Creative Breakthrough where Shereen Kassam aka Funny Brown Girl will provide you tips and advice on how to find your passion. Join the conversation! Key Questions answered by Shereen Kassam: Shereen discusses: Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play Links mentioned on...

Duration:00:22:31

Episode 04: Comedian Maz Jobrani – Follow Your Dreams

10/18/2018
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Hear how Maz Jobrani went from being a PhD student to an internationally known stand-up comedian. Maz discusses the importance of following your dreams, practicing your craft, and making opportunities for yourself. Maz Jobrani has been seen on CBS’s SUPERIOR DONUTS and is a founding member of THE AXIS OF EVIL COMEDY TOUR. Maz Jobrani stared in the CBS sitcom SUPERIOR DONUTS, opposite Jermaine Fowler and Judd Hirsh. You can check out his first original standup special “IMMIGRANT” on...

Duration:00:48:49

Episode 03: You are Enough

10/11/2018
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In episode three, Shereen talks about the importance of believing in yourself, pursuing your passions wholeheartedly, and not listening to the doubters. Talking about her challenges pursuing acting, Shereen discusses how she had to believe that she is enough and to stop doubting herself. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode com com com YouTube Instagram Google Bloggercom What am I missing? Let me...

Duration:00:14:50

Episode 02: Queen Sugar’s Tina Mabry - It Only Takes One Yes

10/11/2018
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A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, Tina Mabry graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts with an MFA in Film Production in 2005. A true hyphenate, Tina is a writer, director, and producer for television and film. She is currently a writer and producer for Fox’s upcoming series, PROVEN INNOCENT. She was a co-producer, writer, and director for the second season of USA’s hit drama QUEEN OF THE SOUTH. Tina was also a producer, writer, and director on OWN’s...

Duration:01:03:35

Episode 01: Meet Shereen Kassam aka FunnyBrownGirl

10/11/2018
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Welcome to Creative Breakthrough! Thank you for checking out this show! In this introduction episode, I share with you who I am and why I decided to start this show. I share with you my corporate journey, and how my career inspired me to pursue my creative passion and turn it into a profitable brand. I also talk about the inspiration of this podcast. I have spent countless hours looking for mentors and a network of creatives to provide advice, mentorship, and real-life strategies. And I...

Duration:00:12:24

Introducing Creative Breakthrough with Shereen Kassam

9/22/2018
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Join stand-up comedian and radio personality, Shereen Kassam for in-depth conversations with creatives from across TV, film, music, radio, comedy, literature, and beyond to learn real life strategies to help you on your creative journey. Subscribe today! Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): https://funnybrowngirl.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive creatives who...

Duration:00:02:57