EPISODES
  • Social Media for Introverts with Denisha Cleary

    For Denisha “Denni” Cleary, the rebrand is personal. Denni is a seasoned designer, mom entrepreneur, and intuitive astrologer with over 8 years of professional website and branding experience. Her mission is to guide introverted millennial entrepreneurs and parents in designing a purposeful and authentic life.

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    42m | Feb 22, 2024
  • How Brands and Creators are Leveraging LinkedIn

    Is LinkedIn the new Hot Girl Platform for Creators? In this solo episode, Tiff deep dives into the platform’s engagement opportunities and monetization avenues. What’s covered: strategies for success, how to earn a LinkedIn badge, and a recap of our recent Navigating PR + Media Relationships LinkedIn audio event.


    Interested in a LinkedIn Revamp + Personal Branding Session? Book a 1:1 call here!


    The highlights:

    01:03 LinkedIn's Algorithm and Visibility

    02:17 LinkedIn's Business Professionals and Creators

    02:50 LinkedIn's Guide to Creating

    05:09 Becoming a Leading Voice in the Creator Economy

    06:00 How to Obtain a LinkedIn Badge

    10:03 LinkedIn Branding Session

    10:46 LinkedIn Live Event Recap

    12:32 The Impact of AI on Media

    13:32 Ethical Use of AI in PR and Journalism

    16:42 Nurturing Long-term Connections


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    19m | Feb 15, 2024
  • Collaboration over Competition with Regan Farley

    Collaboration and disrupting industries with PR expert, Regan Farley. From working at FOX, NBCUniversal, and Def Jam to working with entrepreneurs, non-profits, and everything in between— Regan Farley is a multi-faceted public relations professional and industry tastemaker who lives by the mantra “the dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.”

    In this episode, Tiff and Regan discuss their journeys from high school programs and internships into entrepreneurship, as well as goals for the year including collaborations, exploring new industries, and the importance of self-care.

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    Connect with Regan on LinkedIn and Instagram.

    26m | Feb 5, 2024
  • Habits and Mindset Shifts for 2024

    What's your word for 2024? In this episode, Tiff breaks down habit forming, intention-setting and mindset shifts for success in the new year.


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    24m | Jan 11, 2024
  • Entering Your Soft Girl Era with Danni Buie

    Danette "Danni" Buie, Ed.D. is a Life and Wellness Architect, Diversity Coach, and the Founder and CEO of Thrive Limitlessly. She helps underrepresented professionals build fulfilling careers that allow them to feel seen, heard, and valued and aids teams and organizations in fostering inclusive workspaces. In this episode, we discuss strategies to set boundaries, establish self-care regimens, and integrate mindset shifts. Get into it!


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    Connect with Danette Buie on LinkedIn and her website.

    1h 0m | Nov 2, 2023
  • The Reinvention Playbook with Chris Gee

    Tiff and Chris Gee discuss the art of reinvention, transitioning to becoming full-time creators, and how AI tools make life so much easier when you know how to use them.

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    1h 18m | Oct 20, 2023
  • Taking up space with Shanae Brown

    In this episode, Tiff sits down with Shanae Brown a Certified Life & Leadership Coach. Shanae is the Founder of a groundbreaking career development company, No Cream In This Coffee, and is dedicated to creating better workplaces and work experiences for Black women.

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    Connect with Shanae Brown on LinkedIn and on Instagram: @nocreaminthiscoffee.

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    1h 5m | Sep 21, 2023
  • Reclaiming your narrative with Brandi Sims

    Today’s guest is a certified boss who is dropping some major gems about ways to step into your power. Meet PR pro-Brandi Sims, an Austin-based entrepreneur with 14 years of experience helping brands and public figures manage their public relations through publicity events, campaigns, and community outreach.

    In this episode, we delve into finding alignment in the business world, moving with intention, and common misconceptions about public relations.

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    Connect with Brandi on Instagram, LinkedIn, Threads, and Facebook

    Visit Brandi’s website: www.brandincpr.com

    1h 25m | Sep 14, 2023
  • The Future of Freelance Work with Rachel Renock

    Need some serious inspiration? Not sure how to price your services or scope your freelance projects?

    Meet trailblazer Rachel Renock, a former advertising creative who worked with brands like Covergirl and Hershey, who quit her agency job at 25 to launch a freelance studio, scaling it to $1.4M in revenue in 18 months.

    Today, Renock has raised over $14M in VC funding for Wethos and has been featured in Forbes, TechCrunch, Business Insider, and the New York Times for her mission to support independent workers.

    Rachel also hooked us up with this referral link just for Main Character Energy listeners to access Wethos Pro FREE for 30 days.


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    Connect with Rachel on social:

    Instagram: @wethos.co

    Twitter: @wethosco

    Website: wethos.co

    52m | Sep 7, 2023
  • 6 Business Lessons From XO That Elevated My Game

    In today’s solo talk, we’re recapping the one-year anniversary of my Toronto residency with Black HXOUSE, a think tank that is an extension of The Weeknd’s XO brand run by his creative director LaMar Taylor and Ahmed Ismail. I want to share a few lessons with you today that have stuck with me.

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    To learn more about HXOUSE, visit https://www.hxouse.com/

    25m | Aug 10, 2023
  • Black Twitter, Spill vs. Threads, and Protecting Your Peace

    In today’s solo talk with Tiff, we’re getting into the Threads vs. Twitter vs. Spill war, this insane Barbie press run/marketing rollout, and protecting your motherf*cking peace in this crazy world.

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    22m | Jul 20, 2023
  • Reaching new heights of purpose with Brandon Smithwrick

    What we’re NOT doing is chasing algorithms. If you’re team #getthebag, then you’ll vibe with this sit down with Brandon Smithwrick, the Webby award-winning content marketer and creator who is building a powerhouse brand via LinkedIn.

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    Connect with Brandon on Instagram and LinkedIn

    59m | Jun 29, 2023
  • Exploring the digital nomad lifestyle with Ava Beilke

    Are you a stick to the itinerary type or do you go with the flow? In this episode, we’re exploring digital nomad lifestyle and manifesting rich bitxh experiences with social media coach and MORE Podcast Host, Ava Beilke. Tune in for travel tips and our vibe-driven Google review methodology, it could come in handy for your summer travel plans.

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    1h 6m | Jun 8, 2023
  • Securing the bag with Hannah Williams

    Bad b*tches talk about money, period! Today we sit down with content creator Hannah Williams, the Founder and CEO of Salary Transparent Street. With her viral series, Hannah encourages strangers to share what they do and how much they make in an effort to combat discriminatory tendencies in employment and close pay gaps that affect women, POC, workers with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. Hannah uses her platform to educate her community on market research, salary negotiation, and labor laws to understand workers' rights.

    Aren't sure how much you should be making in your current role? Check out STS’s Market Research Guide to find out: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/626ccc8e1e8046b220253e47

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    Connect with Hannah Williams on LinkedIn

    Website: www.salarytransparentstreet.com

    49m | Jun 1, 2023
  • Entering Your Powerhouse Era with Lauren C. Nelson

    It’s almost summer in NYC, so people are wearing less and going out more. Meanwhile on the internet, people are dragging tone deaf beauty brand Tarte for playing in Black creators’ faces yet again.

    This week, Tiff sits down with Lauren C. Nelson (she/her), a coach, speaker, and Founder & CEO of Partner for Impact, a consulting firm making workplaces around the globe more inclusive and empowering. She is the Creator of The Powerhouse Era, a transformative coaching and mentorship program that takes women’s lives, careers, and finances to the next level.

    In 2022, NY Times Magazine called Lauren “The Go-To Branding Strategist to Create Impact”. IKDR. She’s an award winning coach who’s been featured in WomLEAD Magazine, Today’s Purpose Woman, and named one of LA Weekly’s Top 15 Inspiring and Successful Women Entrepreneurs.

    In this discussion, we talk about the power of investing in yourself, celebrating your wins, and intentionally building community for yourself.

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    Follow Lauren on IG: @IamLaurenCNelson.

    Connect with Lauren C. Nelson on LinkedIn.

    57m | May 11, 2023
  • Setting Boundaries + Managing Expectations with Natasha Roberts

    Just in time for our friendaversary, I got to sit down with the elusive, the ever-evolving Natasha Roberts. Between running her agency The Know and curating her second New York City landmark (and tallest residential building in the world) Central Park Tower, Natasha is a branding baddie + main character taking her career to new heights.

    In this episode, we talk about fighting imposter syndrome, managing expectations, and Natasha’s mission to amplify feminist + multicultural initiatives that bring these historically marginalized communities to the forefront. We’re validating each other, talking each other off of a ledge, and reminding each other that we’re that b*tch every step of the way.

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    Follow Natasha on IG: @natashacr.

    Connect with Natasha Roberts on LinkedIn.

    Check out Natasha’s agency, The Know.

    24m | May 4, 2023
  • Redefining Generational Wealth with Kahlil Dumas

    Kahlil Dumas is the CEO of UNSTUCKKD, host of the UNSTUCKKD Podcast, and is a serial entrepreneur who is committed to helping people heal their trauma by redefining what generational wealth and prosperity means to them. We talk about the UNSTUCKKD platform and Kahlil’s philosophy on breaking down habits, the importance of just getting started for 10, 20, or 30 minutes a day.

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    Follow Kahlil Dumas on Twitter + IG: @unstuckkd

    Connect with Kahlil Dumas on LinkedIn

    42m | Apr 27, 2023
  • Spilling Creator Tea with Jayde Powell

    Jayde Powell is content creator and marketer who has been featured in Business Insider, Ad Age, Forbes and beyond. Jayde is currently the host of #CreatorTeaTalk on LinkedIn audio, and also the founder of the Weed for Black Women community. In this episode, Tiff and Jayde discuss creating inclusive spaces for Black women, pitching yourself as a creator, and the power of setting boundaries. No is a full sentence, okay?!

    In this episode:

    • (12:40): The difference between a content creator and influencer
    • (16:00): How Jayde created and curate her own original series
    • (23:23): Cultivating long lasting relationships with brands
    • (40:00): How to negotiate your rates as an emerging creator


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    Follow Jayde I. Powell on Twitter + IG: @jaydeipowell

    Connect with Jayde I. Powell on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaydeipowell/

    Follow Weed for Black Women @weedforblackwomen

    50m | Apr 20, 2023
  • Live from The Aster: From Stuck to Success

    This week’s episode is a live recording from an event I recently cohosted at the Aster in Los Angeles. The Aster is a gorgeous private social club located on Hollywood and Vine with good food, awesome programming, and even better vibes. They invited myself, Corporate Quitter’s Gabby Ianniello, Unstuckkd’s Kahlil Dumas, and Salary Transparent Street’s Hannah Williams to host a discussion on career pivots and taking your brand to the next level.

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    1h 4m | Mar 23, 2023
  • The anatomy of a Main Character

    In this mini episode, Tiff breaks down the elements of a main character.

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    13m | Mar 16, 2023
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