Destiny Creators podcast series is all about having open conversations with inspiring people, that are embracing their now on various paths in life and doing what they love. They share their experiences and challenges, as well as their thoughts on different topics ranging from business to entertainment, sex, religion, politics and all things about life as they know it. All with the aim to inspire you the listeners, to create your own destiny!
We hope you will enjoy listening listening to it and please do get in touch if you have any questions, or wish to join us for a chat on a future episode.
Series 1 of the Destiny Creators Podcast
Episode 1: Embrace Your Now!
So sis that light bulb moment you have been waiting for your entire life can been tapped into within those amazing qualities you possess and so freely sow into others – Embrace YOU now! Have a listen as we start our Destiny Creator Podcast Journey.
Listen to Episode 1: Embrace your Now
Episode 2: Building A Healthy Relationship with Self
As we live in a society that sets standards on who we are supposed to be. Sometimes prioritising what is best for ourselves can be challenging. That’s why building a healthy relationship with self, is so important. But how do we go about owning and setting the values you want for yourself in all areas of your life?
This episode we are joined by the inspiring Charm Lawrence via telephone. Charm is a Positive Relationship Coach supporting women in developing their relationship with self in order to build and maintain relationships with others.
You can connect with charm on social media @lovefromcharm or visit her website.
She also write’s motivational blogs and creates workshops that impact positive change.
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Episode 3: Pushing past fear
The more you progress past limiting beliefs and stop allowing fear to get in the way of your future. You open the door for you to soar in this journey called life sis. Yes it can be hard when we are faced with the unexpected obstacles of life. But you have the ability to overcome. In a world where we could be anyone let’s not limit ourselves and breath life into the areas you most need courage.
Having overcome her own challenges with limiting beliefs. Vanessa Speaks joined me for a discussion about pushing past fear.
Vanessa is a successful Lecturer of Business, Wife, Mother, Christian Content Creator and all round fierce female.
You can connect with Vanessa Speakss on Instagram, or via her blogs Precious Earnings and Precious Godliness.
Please be aware that some topics discussed in this episode are of a sensitive nature to anyone that may have been affected by sexual violence. If anyone listening particularly that might have experienced any form of violence and would like to speak to someone please contact the national domestic abuse 24/7 helpline on 0808 2000 247. They offer practical support and advice. All services continue to be open during this period of isolation.
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Episode 4: Just be braver!
Showing up and being truly present for ourselves requires us to be brave at times. Some of our most courageous moments in life have the power to push us into stages of growth and fulfilment.
So what are the things which might be stopping you from taking those steps that are in need of your action? This episode we caught up with female philanthropist and fashion designer Thandi for a discussion about being braver with yourself and what is waiting to greet you once you take steps towards creating space for your mind to breath, experience balance and rest!
You can connect with Thandi on social media @tandi.fashion or visit her website
Please be aware that some of the topics discussed are of a sensitive nature to anyone that may/have been affected by Mental Health. If anyone listening particularly that might be experiencing challenges with your Mental Health and would like to speak to someone. Please contact the Samaritans 24 hour helpline on 116 123 or you can access the Uk’s free messaging service SHOUT by texting 85258. For anyone, anytime, anywhere. If you are struggling to cope and you need immediate help!
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Episode 5: Light at the end of the tunnel
It’s carers week and so we wanted to shine a light on the experience of an inspiring Young carer Angela Awuah. Who has been faced with and overcome many challenging moments as carer.
Angela has a combined passion for mental health amongst young people – informed by her experience as a young carer for a close family member with paranoid schizophrenia – the arts and her faith drives her work.
As the Founder and Director of Mental Health The Arts – an early intervention creative arts academy for young people between the ages of 13-25 with a direct and indirect experience of mental illness. Angela helps young carers and those suffering from mental illness by providing organisations with talks, workshops and The Arts Programme.
The Arts Programme educates, equips and empowers young people to cultivate creative coping mechanism to use when going through challenging times.
You can connect with Angela on Twitter: @mh_thearts, @Angela_Awuah or Instagram: mh_therarts, angelaawuah
If anyone listening particularly that might be experiencing challenges with your Mental Health and would like to speak to someone. Please contact the Samaritans 24 hour helpline on 116 123 or you can access the Uk’s free messaging service SHOUT by texting 85258. For anyone, anytime, anywhere. If you are struggling to cope and you need immediate help!
Episode 6: Overcoming unresolved trauma
Joining me for a discussion about overcoming unresolved trauma will be Penny Jarrett.
Penny is a female writer, mentor, wellness coach, speaker & mental health advocate.
You can connect with Penny on social media @pennybelle or visit her website
Episode 7: Focus on your purpose
This episode of the #DestinyCreators Podcast I caught up with the inspirational, role model & founder of Ariatu Public Relations , Ronke Lawal for a lovely discussion about focusing on your purpose.
Ronke is a PR & Communications guru, public speaker & thought leader.
Along with her successful business she is engaged in a number of activities; she mentors for The Cherie Blair Foundation, The “Success Looks Like You” Initiative and the BME PR Pros Initiative.
In 2011 Ronke was also awarded a Precious Award for Inspirational Leadership. She was also awarded the prestigious Alumni Award in 2019 by Lancaster University.
You can connect with Ronke on social media @ronkelawal or visit her website
Episode 8: Always be you!
This episode of the Destiny Creators Podcast we were joined by Shikayla Nadine, an inspiring, successful, young creative entrepreneur.
You can expect some real talk discussions about relationships, mental health; her journey to becoming a successful Artist Manager in the music industry; and the importance of always having confidence in yourself. That no matter what happens, your gonna get to the place your destined to be!
You can connect with Shikayla on Instagram @Shikayla_ or Twitter @ShikaylaNadine
Episode 9: You are stronger than you know
This episode of the Destiny Creators Podcast I am joined by the super humble and beautiful soul that is Lillian Ogbogoh.
We had a great discussion about challenging the strong black female stereotype that causes many black females to not speak openly about their challenges with mental health & accepting support from those that care, hypnotherapy and her amazing new e-book called The 7 Habits That Rob Us of Our Power, which focuses on the habits that stop women from owning their power, making an impact in their business or career.
You can connect with Lillian on social media @Lillianogbogohor or her website
Episode 10: Imperfections are great
This episode of the Destiny Creators Podcast we’re joined by Shanice Mears, an inspiring successful young female co-founder of Advertising company – The Elephant room, Dance Teacher, and Kingston University Lecturer.
We talk about the importance of spending time with family, becoming a successful advertising specialist, saying no to maintain a healthy life balance, mental health & the missed opportunities by the system to help our young minds.
You can connect with her online @shannieloves or her website
Series 2 of the Destiny Creators Podcast Series
Episode 1: Know your worth & value it!
Its great to be back with season 2 of The Destiny Creators Podcast series. We’ve been busy recording since November 2020 & excited to share episode 1 with you. We were joined by Start-ups in London Libraries SME Champion for Greenwich Loretta Awuah. For a discussion about her passion for social equality, inclusion, and building business communities which support under-represented entrepreneurs to access networks and resources which enables them to reach their business goals.
Connect with Loretta by email, on social media
@mrsawuah @founderhustle or Loretta Awuah on Linkedin
Episode 2: Find Something your passionate about
Interested in politics, racial equality & building skills within the community to improve social economic inclusion? Then we got you, with our latest episode of Destiny Creators Podcast. We caught up with the inspirational Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald, Deputy leader/Cabinet Member for Economy & Skills at Royal Borough and University Lecturer at London’s Southbank University.
Have a listen to hear all about her journey into politics & journalism, overcoming mental health challenges, inequality & building skills within the community to improve social economic inclusion.
You can get in touch with Denise by emailing Denise.Scott-McDonald@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or connect with her on social media @dscottmcdonald.
Episode 3: Know your greatness!
Super excited to release a special #internationalwomensday2021 episode 3 “Know your greatness” of the Destiny Creators Podcast series.
This episode we are joined by the incredible queen, co-founder of Phenomenal Women Renée Davis. An award-winning creative, journalist and founder of Out the Box, a community of 1000+ young creative entrepreneurs, and black professionals in various fields.
Renée has a passion to see young people thrive & provides a series of events, workshops and online content. Through community building, her aim is to inspire and equip the next generation of young creatives and professionals to execute their dreams and passions.
Renee also consults on diversity, community management and growth for various organisations. She has helped clients such M&C Saatchi Saturday School to reach 3000 people in just over a year, as well as being a part of the development of the widely recognised Mentor Black Business programme which currently has over 1000 participants.
You can connect with Renée on social media at
@renee.cd @outtheboxuk (Instagram) @renee__cd @outtheboxuk (Twitter).
Episode 4: Focus on your dreams!
This episode we caught up with Brixton born and raised Telixia Inico. A Published Author, Public Speaker, Podcaster, Spoken Word Artist, Poet & Creative Entrepreneur.
We had a great discussion finding out about Telixia’s experience of navigating the education system as a dyslexic, how this later gave birth to a powerful coping mechanism found in writing poetry at 11 years old and at 16 her words became the way that manoeuvred her experience with gang culture. Leading her to finally come out from the shadows at 23 when she allowed the world to hear her story.
In 2015 she hit the ground running with her first poetry collection ‘TheNakedTruth‘ published by Xlibris Publishing, followed by numerous high profile performances around London which includes headlining Apple’s ‘TodayAtApple’ event for International Women’s Day 2019, Telixia is determined to make noise in the creative industry by using her unique style as a Spoken Word Artist.
2020 saw the release of P.O.E.T a collective of Spoken Word pieces created to encourage conversations & enhance the thinking of the masses. Each piece is based on real life events and common issues that we face daily within our society. This project is inspired by her reality & personal emotions which has enabled her to create a powerful body of work, based around thoughts and feelings, with the hope that everyone will have a chance to relate.
Fast forward to 2021 with a wide range of experience under her belt within the creative industry has led her to open Croydon’s first Creative Hub & co-working space LDN Creates.
You can connect with Telixia Inico on social media via Instagram @ldn_creates & @Telixia_Inico on Instagram & Twitter.
Listen to Episode 4: Focus on your dreams!