On Purpose Podcast

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Inspirational conversations with people bold enough to pursue their dreams. What can you learn from their journey to create YOUR best life?



Join host Isha Cogborn every week as we provide an educational self-care boost to help you make your mark on the world while doing work you love. Visit the show notes for each episode for links to resources mentioned during the show.


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You Can Change Your Life with Pamela D. Smith

Do you feel like there’s more to life than what you’re experiencing right now? Are you feeling stuck because you don’t know where to start? In this episode with Certified Life Coach Pamela D. Smith, we talk about how you can change your life without quitting your job, hitting the lottery or some unique twist of fate.

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Ita Udo-Ema

Video Trends with Ita Udo-Ema

Ita Udo-Ema is a video producer, a strategic storyteller, and the founder of the studio View From Above Entertainment. In this episode, Ita discusses storytelling on video, recognizing how his skill set would be of value to businesses and balancing the business impact of videos and films vs his creative side.

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Personal Branding

Perfection is an Illusion

Do you feel like you’re not pretty or polished enough to build a platform? Working in media, Sarah R. Adams has had a front-row seat to the insecurities we often have to work through when our work puts us on stages, in front of the camera or behind the microphone.

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Building Your Business on Your Own Terms

La’Vista Jones is the Founder and CEO of 31 Marketplace, where she helps entrepreneurs bring order to the chaos of business and life by blending systematization and self care. In this episode, La’Vista discusses when the notion of self care became real for her as a person on the fast track in her corporate career and the day she, in her own words, “lost her mind” and how 31 Marketplace was born out of that experience.

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Inside the First Year of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Erika Brown of Dr. Erika By Design walked away from Corporate America a year ago to launch her business and reclaim control of her mental health. She soon discovered that the rules for success she was used to following in the workplace didn’t always apply to entrepreneurship.

During our conversation, Dr. Erika speaks vulnerably about entrepreneurship, being able to see the vision, overcoming roadblocks and celebrating successes while giving yourself grace to “figure it all out”.

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