Black Sheep Podcast
By Nicole Letelier
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The Black Sheep podcast is the place to celebrate unconventional lifestyles, working for yourself, and redefining the "american dream" from the perspective of people of color. Hosted by Nicole Letelier, this show and supporting community, were created to create a space to convene, recharge and connect with other women of color like you! Are you a woman who owns her right to design her life celebrating her brown skin but not being defined or contained by it either? Welcome.
||Clean41: Dare to say yes with Leah Lakins||Dani is chatting with Leah Lakins, editor, writer and publisher, or as she sometimes calls herself - a wordy, nerdy, quirky girl from Baltimore. You may have seen her name and words in popular books like Steve Harvey's New York Times Bestseller Act...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean40: Felicia Gibson Jaycox - Daring to find the power within||This episode is part of a series in the Take Over Season where speaker, host and adventure creator Danielle Fontus took over the podcast for chats about living a daring life. Dani is chatting with Felicia Gibson Jaycox, the founder and executive...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean39: Daring to Make a Home with Evelyn Badia||Dani is chatting with Evelyn Badia, the hostess with the mostest. She has been an Airbnb host since 2010 (before airbnb was cool and a verb). When the economy shifted, Evelyn couldn’t find work in her industry as a TV producer. She stumbled upon...||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38: Daring to go deep with Tatiana Dellepiane||Dani is going deep with Tatiana Dellepiane - a sex and relationship expert and tantra teacher. She helps women connect to their sensuality, which she believes is our superpower. She works with them through movements and their body to break through...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37: Daring through Celibacy with Bernice Wooden||This episode is part of a series in the Take Over Season where speaker, host and adventure creator Danielle Fontus took over the podcast for chats about living a daring life. We are chatting with Bernice Wooden - entrepreneur & educator, who has...||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36: The take over with Dani Dares||The Black Sheep Podcast is BAAACK! In this episode you will head from Nicole on what caused the long delay in between seasons, what to expect in upcoming seasons of the podcast and how to get your initiatives, products and services in front of our...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: Better Health with Victoria Akkari||Victoria's company (and her passion) is called Victoria Akkari Organic Culinary Oil. She works with a Women's Cooperative in Aberdare, in the South Western region of Morocco. There, the women make the culinary Argan Oil by hand, in the ancient,...||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34: Listening to Intuition w/ Tanya Brown||If you would like to know what it's like to have psychic abilities, or how a person gifted with clairvoyance or clairsentience uses those talents to help people, listen in and find out, as Nicole's psychic guest, Tanya Brown, shares her story, on this..||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33: Supporting Black Owned Businesses w/ Sharee Johnson-Cammon||If you're interested in finding out about what drives and motivates someone with an active social conscience, join Nicole and her guest, Sharee Johnson-Cammon, on this week's show. Listen in and find out about Sharee and what she does to educate and...||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32: Women Designed + Manufactured w/ Dara Elliott||This chat was super insightful and inspiring. Dara is the founder of Brevity Brand which is launching its first piece of apparel the Do Anything Jacket. In this episode we talk about: The process of designing and producing a piece of apparel...||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31: Unpacking Latino w/ Lupita Santana||This week Nicole brought Lupita Santana her online buddy for a friendly jam on the way we experience being Latinas. The idea for this conversation came when Nicole learned that like her, Lupita was married to someone from a different Latino...||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30: Get Better Sleep w/ Aycee Brown||This week Nicole welcomed Aycee Brown to the podcast to talk to us about the launch of Good Night Darling Co. her company dedicated to helping us get better sleep. In this episode we talk about: Why is sleep so important that she would...||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29: Money, Money, Money||In this week's episode we jam about money. How we manage our money, tools/apps/systems and general thoughts on money. Want help finding awesome women of color owned business? Get on our list to access our latest Buy Brown Guide is coming out...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28: The Break Up||This week we break the news - we are breaking up! Jes is going to be stepping down from the Black Sheep Podcast and the Live Black Sheep brand. We know, we know...shocking! But it's all love and all good. Tune in to hear our...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: Making Decisions||In this week's episode we explore decision making. How do we make decisions, how do we prioritize? Each and every day there are a lot of decisions that need to be made. Join Jes and Nicole in a candid chat about how we approach decision...||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: Being a Woman of Color Owned Business||As we celebrate International Women's Day support the March 8, 2017, called "A Day Without A Woman." We are excited to shared our chat on the joys and challenges of being women of color owned business and certifications that one can apply...||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25: When Life Gets Hard||We don't know about y'all but it has been really intense in these parts! Things have been so busy and intense here at Black Sheep HQ that we paused the podcast release and took two weeks off to get healthy and caught up on the insane amount of...||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: Investing in Ourselves||This week Nicole and Jes keep it light in a fun discussion on ways we can take care of our external selves that serve to support our internal workings (you know feelings, emotions etc :) and yes we talk about money!! Topics discussed: The use of...||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Finding Your Cause and Embedding it Into Your Life||This week's episode is all about giving back in a way that is sustainable to your life and maximizes impact around your cause. This episode has a freebie - The Ready, Set , Do (Good) mini course is designed to help embed giving into your...||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: Creating Content for Social Media||This week Nicole and Jes are jamming about Creating Content for Social Media. This episode is a training for those of you new and seasoned entrepreneurs who want to re-examine and re-commit to your online presence. Other episodes that would be good to..||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: Maintaining Motivation and Momentum||This week we talk about motivation and momentum and what we each need to maintain both. Topics we explore include: What is the difference between motivation and momentum? The important of values-based motivation + doing work that is...||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Being Seen with Danielle Fontus||Welcome Black Sheep! Today we are talking about being seen. There’s no one better to have this discussion with than Danni Fontus. She’s an event concierge and does she ever make an impression! She’s constantly in search of a one way ticket to a...||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: Slowing Down to Go Fast - 2017 Planning||This week on the Black Sheep Podcast we are taking a little Halloween break before we push to end the season and launch a series of projects we are working on behind the scenes to support our tribe. Tune in to hear about what is in store for...||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: The Importance of Allies w/ Leora Edut||We had two special guests this week – Leora Edut, founder of Goddess on the Go http://goddess-onthego.com/ and mother to 15 month old Cariel. As a working momma we invited Leora on the show along with Cariel. There will be background noise and...||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Launching + Loving Your Podcast||In this episode ,we pull back the curtain and take you through the steps needed to launch a podcast by giving you a behind the scenes of launch. If you are considering launching a podcast this episode is a much. It was recorded as a free training...||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Going for Your Dreams…Smartly||This week we welcomed coach and creative, Ariane Hunter to the show for a conversation about going for your dreams. She shares her journey from MBA + corporate employee, to fulltime photographer, to one-on-one life coach at www.arianehunter.com and...||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Live from Toronto: Schedules + Workaholism||When you love what you do, and are in the flow it can be hard to not work, but when does the scale tip into workaholism and unhealthy behaviors? We explore this in a candid conversation that led to Jes having a break through on air as Nicole coached...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: 3 Keys to Success - Risk taking, Failure + Being Vulnerable||It’s Nicole and Jes this week in what ended up being a full-length episode exploring three keys to success for Living Black Sheep. We started off doing an episode on failure but as the conversation evolved we found ourselves needing to also...||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Finding Your Voice with Memoirist + Essayist Patia Braithwaite||Note to listeners! We want to know more about you, who you are, what’s your jam, what can we offer you, and what are you looking for from our community? Leave us a note @liveblacksheep Patia Braithwaite is a memoirist + essayist based in Harlem, NYC..||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Launching a Website in 5 Steps||In this mini episode Jes and Nicole share five steps for effectively launching a website. It is expected that there will be over 1 billion websites launched by end of 2016. Whoa! And while there are a ton of DIY options for those of us with no design...||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Dior Vargas - Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist||This week we welcomed Dior Vargas to the podcast for what was a very important and inspiring conversation. Dior is an American Latina feminist mental health activist and the instigator of a project focused on creating a community to eradicate the...||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Bringing the 'Woo' with Yolanda Shoshana||Early on we mentioned we were going to bring some woo woo to the Podcast. What do we mean by woo woo? Energy work, psychics, angels, spirits and more! For this conversation we invited witch + clairvoyant Yolanda Shoshana onto the show to give us a...||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09: Owning Your Values + Beliefs, Taking a Stand and Keepin’ It Real||In this episode we talk about A LOT. The theme was owning our values and taking a stand for what we believe in. It was the first episode with just the two of us in a few weeks so we covered a lot: We are working on ways to support connections between..||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08: The "Power of We" with Gaby Guzman and Nadia Payan||When we decided to continue our conversation on the power of collaboration and partnering we thought of no one would be better to join us than Gaby and Nadia, our boss besties from Miami. This was a fun interview filled with concrete examples of...||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07: The Business of Self Care with Tara Pringle||Tara Jefferson Pringle is committed to the self care of women. This focus has been evident throughout her entrepreneurial journey. Currently she offers self care to women through her bimonthly subscription box – The Bloom Beautifully Box. More...||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06: Girls Gamers and the Importance of Fun!||We had such an awesome chat with Desi that even after we stopped recording our full length episode we kept right on chatting and had a lively discussion on gaming, fun and play! Lots of laughs and nostalgia as we dish on our favorite games and the...||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05: Owning Your Creativity with Desi Sanchez||This week we welcomed creative entrepreneur Desi Sanchez to join us for an intimate and revealing conversation about owning your creativity and following the road less traveled as a young black sheep who dreamed of being an artist. She is...||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04: Eat in Chef co-founder and CEO Ara Galarza||We welcomed co-founder and CEO of Eat in Chef Ara Galarza who shared the story of how Eat in Chef came to life. Using their tech platform, Eat in Chef has created a local and affordable chef to consumer pipeline. Their goal is to...||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03: Collaboration, Confidence + Partnering||Nicole shares the behind the scenes of the launch of Black Sheep podcast before Jes came on board. How she worked through impostor syndrome and the stalled launch of black sheep through collaboration. And of course some fun! Did you know you...||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02: The Rebrand - Behind the Scenes with JPD Studio||For the past five months months Jessica and her team have been in a process of rebranding JPD Studio. This week Jessica allowed us to record a live check in between her and Nicole (who has been consulting with the team) to see how things are going and..||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01: Meet the Black Sheep||In this episode we introduce ourselves and our work as two Latina entrepreneurs from New York City who are designing our lives and work around our passions. We share the inspiration and purpose of the Black Sheep podcast and community - to...||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
We're all Black Sheep in our own way
I've been listening to Black Sheep pretty much from day one and it's been an amazing journey! A convo on the nuances of being a WOC has been lacking, and Nicole & Jes have done it with such openness and vulnerability that you can't help but relate to every interview and every story shared. In typical Black Sheep fashion, I love how each season gives me a little something different. From interviews with other WOC entrepreneurs, to lifestyle anecdotes, to the takeover season with Danielle Fontus, there's always something new to keep you on your toes. I never really gave thought to being a Black Sheep before, but this podcast has helped me realize that we are all Black Sheep in our own way and owning that is what makes the journey so much more exciting!
Thank you! Best podcast for WOC
Love starting my days off with Nicole and Jess. Their energy is perfect for the long morning commute and it allows me to focus and set some intentions for the week & the day!
Such a special place
I love how Live Black Sheep has created such a special place for people who don't necessarily fit into traditional boxes.
My first listen of this podcast was so comforting and encouraging - hearing the unique stories of other women doing such amazing things. Not only is it validating for my own unique journey but it also so inspiring to hear about triumph over difficulty and the reality of success.
This podcast makes life and success feel very realistic, and I truly appreciate that.