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Top-Rated Apple Podcast focused on creativity! Creative Breakthrough will help you jumpstart your creative journey!
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Best Podcast for Creative Entrepreneurs

Creative Breakthrough where passion meets hustle. Find out how to take your creative passion to the next level.

Best Creative Entrepreneur Podcast

Creative Breakthrough: Jump start your creative career

 

How do I pursue my passion?  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 projects into 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!

 

Creative Breakthrough is the first and only podcast to spotlight people of color who have scaled from passion project to profitable careers.  As a woman of color, I believe these are important stories to share and can bring inspiration and motivation to creatives on their journey.

 

Interviewees include creatives from Will Packer Productions, OWN’s Queen Sugar, Schitt’s Creek, Netflix’s Brown Nation, Nike/Jordan, and iHeartMedia.

 

Whether you are looking to liven up your commute, inspire creativity, or be more creative – this podcast is for you! Every creative should listen to his podcast on how to get creative and pursue your passion.

 

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I’m back from Africa, where I had the opportunity to speak about creativity and my podcast, facilitate improv workshops, and perform comedy.  In this week’s episode, I talk about my experience, how I landed this once in a lifetime opportunity, lessons learned, and advice for creatives looking to share their creative content with a global......

There is a stigma around quitting.  We are scared people will judge us or that we are not worthy of the opportunity.  But guess what?  Winners quit all the time.  Being flexible is a key trait of a winner, and sometimes that includes quitting.  Today, I open up for the first time why I left......

Do you struggle getting to work?  Are you afraid to show your work to others? Do you believe your work is not good enough?  This is creative anxiety. Also known as self-doubt.  Or your inner critic.  Today, I want to walk through some steps to help you quiet your inner critic so you can continue......

Abi Varghese recently launched his third TV comedy series – Metro Park. You may also know him as the writer and director of the popular Netflix series Brown Nation. Abi talks with us about writing a TV script, pitching to Netflix, and the process of writing, selling, and producing a TV show! He also shares......

No matter how long you’ve been pursuing your creative passion, it is important to promote yourself. In this episode, Shereen shares how she promotes herself to maximize her exposure which in turn leads to more opportunities. If you need advice on how to promote your creativity and talent, this episode will break down the tactics......

Chaunte Wayans is a comedian, writer and actress who proudly represents the new generation of Wayans’ legacy making its mark in Hollywood.  In this episode of CREATIVE BREAKTHROUGH, Chaunte opens up about her ordeal with alcohol, as well as other trials and tribulations she has faced in life.  Chaunte also shares advice on the importance of......

Over the past week, two pop culture stories have taken over the airwaves – the story of Jussie Smollett and the story of Jordyn Woods and the Kardashians.  Both these stories highlight the importance of giving thanks for your opportunities.  This week, Shereen discusses the importance of being grateful and not allowing anger and jealousy......

Anyone can pursue a passion or a hobby, but how do you soar?  On this week’s episode I discuss how to take your passion project to the next level! We talk dealing with critics, asking for help, managing anxiety, and more! If you are serious about your passion project then this episode is for you!......

Sarah Thawer is a self-taught drummer based in Toronto, Canada. She started playing drums at age 2 and her first stage performance was at age 5. Sarah is currently freelancing, touring, recording and performing with international artists playing various genres including jazz, fusion, latin, gospel, funk, r&b, hip hop, Indian and world music. She studied......

Fear stops many of us.  It stops us from telling someone we love them.  Or taking a new job in a new city.  Or even taking the first step towards our new-found passion. Fear can debilitate us.  It can give us an excuse.  It’s strong enough to derail us. It plays with our minds.  It......

Ed grew up on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. The youngest of 6 siblings, Ed was determined not to be another hopeless statistic from the inner city. In High School where he gained a reputation for Singing, DJ’ing and being a class clown, Ed also knew he wanted more out of life. Using his......

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!  Tune in to learn more on how to publish a book!      Jasmin Darznik’s debut novel Song of a Captive Bird is a fictional account of Iran’s trailblazing woman......

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.......

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......

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. ......

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......

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......

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......

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. Be passionate Set Goals Be Organized Prioritize Reward yourself! Links Mentioned: Passion......

“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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play   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......

  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify and Google Play   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......

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 meetup.com......