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Millennial Dreamers is hosted by attorney, author and motivational speaker, Kourtni Mason, who profiles successful millennial entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, and thought leaders who are living the unconventional life of their dreams and profiting from their passion. She also gives listeners easy-to-implement action steps to help you take the leap of faith and go after YOUR dreams.
 
Practicing while Black shares the experiences of black lawyers and serves as a platform to inspire and share strategies to accelerate career and business success.
 
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It is a fact of life that we have the ability to make our biggest dreams a reality, and ironically, it doesn't necessarily start with gargantuan effort. It really just takes one seemingly insignificant decision that is repeated consistently, like deciding to take a multi-vitamin every day. In this short episode, I discuss how this played out fo ...…
 
Have you ever taken a look at your credit report and wanted to bang your head against a hard surface? BEEN THERE! Well, this episode is one that you want to grab a cup of coffee, a notebook and pen, and put your student cap on for because today's guest essentially gave a masterclass on how to repair and improve your personal credit and build yo ...…
 
Nothing makes me question whether I'm adulting correctly more than a 20-something who has fast-tracked his success in less than 5 years. *weeps in what have I been doing* Chef Robinson is a native New Orleanian, who decided early to follow in the footsteps of his mother and grandmother and join the world of culinary arts. After he finished culi ...…
 
If we're honest with ourselves, sometimes we are the thing that stands in the way of our success. And, ironically, we may not even realize it. There could be certain qualities that we've not yet mastered or character traits we need to improve. Yet, we're slow to get a handle on those things. But what if I told you those qualities have a direct ...…
 
Have you ever had a moment where you felt completely unqualified for a position you held? Or maybe you can a recall a time when you felt as if you weren't as smart as people thought you were? The anxiety that comes with feeling like you don't measure up and might be exposed for it can be crippling. Today, we're talking about that very thing. It ...…
 
If you suffer from even the teensiest bit of praise addiction, because if we're honest we all do to a certain degree, this episode is for you. In it, I talk about what experts have said about millennials, in particular, and why we are so wrapped up in other people's approval. I also address how praise addiction impacts our careers and personal ...…
 
If there is one thing we can all be certain of, it's that difficult times will come. Today's guest, Cora Jakes Coleman, is all too familiar with enduring and overcoming such times. Cora is the eldest daughter of Bishop T.D. and First Lady Serita Jakes. While she has no doubt learned a great deal from her world renowned parents, it was her own s ...…
 
In this solo episode, I share (based on recent experiences) why it is so important to "go with the flow," even when all your plans fall through. What I've learned is that when you don't resist what is, you put yourself in a better position to pivot. Sometimes good things fall a part so better things can fall in place. I also recommend a book th ...…
 
Our host discusses why you should make strategic investments in yourself and three questions to ask yourself. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
During the weekend of Essence Music Festival, I had the opportunity to sit down with the amazingly talented girls group June's Diary. We were introduced to these ladies on the BET original series "Chasing Destiny" in 2016, where they were handpicked by Kelly Rowland and Frank Gatson, Jr. to form the next group of chart topping singers. Five wom ...…
 
On this episode our host discusses the four questions that she asks herself in order to manage fear. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcast
 
Several months back, in February of this year, I sat down with Brittney Floyd-Mayo, best known as "Trap Yoga Bae" to talk all things yoga, self-care and healing. Brittney, a native of Oakland, California, began yoga in college as a means of channeling her energy in a productive and non-confrontational way, and found her way back to yoga years l ...…
 
Despite entering into the legal profession, Attorney Kourtni Mason did not give up her passion for dancing. Instead, she secured an opportunity to dance for Beyoncé during Super Bowl XLVII (47) as a practicing attorney and became the author of a children’s book series focused on dance. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcast…
 
There's something to be said about a well-dressed gentleman and lady. Today's guest has lots to share on the topic because he personally sees to it that his clients step out in style for every occasion. Brandon "BJ" Gray left his corporate finance career a few short years ago to immerse himself in the world of design and fashion. He is now a ce ...…
 
On this episode, our host discusses the five reasons that you need a squad. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
During Cinco de Mayo weekend, I was in Cancun, Mexico for a very specific purpose - to connect, learn and grow with a room full of beautiful strangers at the My Taught You (MTY) Retreat. This was not just any group of strangers, though. This was a group of ambitious, like-minded boss women who came with open minds and open hearts to experience ...…
 
After being denied partnership, despite bringing in a half of a million dollars in business to the law firm where she worked, Attorney Allison Williams eventually opened her own law firm, which is now a multi-million dollar practice. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
Malcolm “MJ” Harris is an internationally recognized financial services CEO and motivational success teacher. He has built a multi-million dollar enterprise, National Care Financial Group, which has become one of America’s largest African-American owned financial services firms. He's been featured by: Oprah, USA Today, Black Enterprise, Huffing ...…
 
In today's episode, I sat down with Jon Renthrope, the founder, CEO, and brewmaster of Cajun Fire Brewing Company, New Orleans’ first black-owned brewery. We talk about why he chose the craft beer industry, misconceptions about it, the lack of diversity within it, Cajun Fire's multi-million dollar land development project that will bring the br ...…
 
Despite initial difficulty getting admitted to law school, Attorney Ashley Kirkwood used her hustle and drive to land positions in multiple big law firms. However, after negotiating her way to a $287,000 yearly salary, Attorney Ashley Kirkwood left it all to be a full-time entrepreneur. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcast…
 
The Hip Hop community has been rocked by the untimely death of rapper, visionary, and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle. He was 33 years old. Not only did he make great music (his latest album "Victory Lap" was nominated for a Grammy), but he was a beacon of light for his Los Angeles community and supporters worldwide. He was a mogul in the making, an ...…
 
On this episode, our host talks about the importance of strategically positioning yourself towards your purpose. Access show notes at www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcast and join the Legal Influencer Virtual Workshop Series at www.practicingwhileblack.com/liworkshops .By Delania.
 
It has officially been ONE YEAR since the first episode of the Millennial Dreamers Podcast was released. In today's episode, Kourtni talks about the journey from then until now. She also dives into today's topic, which is all about shooting your shot. As we enter into the second quarter of the year, it's time to reassess our goals. No playing s ...…
 
Have you ever met someone you instantly clicked with? That was the case in my very first conversation with today's guest, Nina. She is an on-air radio personality on multiple stations in multiple cities. You will hear how she got her start in radio broadcasting, some of the surprising challenges she's faced thus far, and why she believes her co ...…
 
Attorney Reyna Walters-Morgan left her comfortable government job to work on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. With no regrets, after the loss, Attorney Walters-Morgan opened her campaign law and compliance firm. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
Attorney Kimberly Bennett speaks about moving the legal industry forward and applying business principles to create innovative and modern law practices. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
Happy Valentine's Day!! In the midst of the excitement of the day, I wanted to talk to you about the most important form of love you can experience - self-love. In this bonus episode, I share a few ways you can make this day enjoyable, regardless of your relationship status. Let's get into it. You can connect with me on all things social @kourt ...…
 
Criminal defense attorney, Natasha Scruggs discusses the opening of her law practice, her goal to create a bail fund for public defender-eligible defendants, and her Future Lawyers Camp. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
We need to talk about mental health. I know it’s not the most comfortable topic to discuss, but it’s relevant. And, in today’s episode, we take a dive into the murky waters to understand how our experiences and our respective communities impact our mental well-being. I’m chatting with Frederick Walker and Keia Stepter of Walker Family Services ...…
 
Entertainment and entrepreneurship attorney, Dayna Thomas, discusses her process for opening and growing her law practice, including how to hire or contract attorneys and other support. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
In today's episode, we sit down with tech maven in the making, Janeya Griffin, the Lead Technology Transfer Specialist contractor for NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. Known as The Commercializer, Janeya is also a strategy consultant, who focuses on helping aspiring entrepreneurs, universities, and small businesses build wealth by moneti ...…
 
In the very first episode of 2019, I sat down to chat with serial entrepreneur, Sevetri Wilson. Sevetri is the founder and CEO of Solid Ground Innovations, a strategic communications firm, which she started in 2009 and grew to a 7-figure company. As the ever-evolving business woman, she did not stop there. She later went on to start her second ...…
 
On this episode, our host talks about the importance of strategically positioning yourself towards your purpose. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
On this episode, Dr. Alicia Little Hodge provides listeners with information to empower them to take control of their mental well-being. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
In the very last episode of the year, I want to discuss a few habits we should adopt to make the New Year so much better than our last one. Let's get into. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook for updates on all things Millennial Dreamers: @millennialdreamers.
 
On this episode, Dr. Berry Pierre provides listeners with information to empower them to take control of their physical health. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
Attorney Tiffani Hawes served as a real estate paralegal prior to and during law school, which prepared her to open her own law firm the day after passing the bar. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
There's something about grit. Grit and determination combined will take you further than your talents alone ever could. Kayla Williams is proof of that. Toronto's very own (*Hey, Drake!*) got her start as a weekend news anchor right out of college, but a series of setbacks and detours took her down a divinely orchestrated path towards realizing ...…
 
Sports and entertainment attorney, Jaia Thomas, created “Diverse Representation”, the first ever comprehensive database of African-American attorneys, agents, managers and publicists who work in the sports and entertainment industry. Access the show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
This topic was requested by one of our listeners, and it's one that we've probably all experienced - negativity in the workplace. In this episode, I give tips on how you can avoid getting sucked into office drama and prevent it from killing your vibe. Follow Millennial Dreamers on all things social: @millennialdreamers.…
 
After practicing law, friends and attorneys, Blessed Dele-Michael and Nneka Norville, decided to come together to found the More Than Esquires Network to create a community for lawyers, JDs, and law students who have made the decision not to practice law or who are considering transitioning out of, or not entering, the practice of law. Access t ...…
 
I'll go ahead and prepare you in advance: this episode contains a lot of laughs and a LOT of inspiration. I sat down with Krystal Franklin, Senior Producer of Digital and Social Media at TV One, to discuss her path to becoming a producer, the grit and grind it took to get there, and the growth she’s experienced personally on her journey. We had ...…
 
When now-Attorney Andrea Harvey was passed for a promotion in a corporate job and asked to train the person who got the job, her faith led her to stop looking for another job and to establish her own law practice. Access the show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
Last year, I came across a book entitled “Ego is the Enemy” by Ryan Holiday. I heard Ryan on a podcast discussing this book, and there were so many “ouch” and “aha” moments that I had to get it the same day. It’s an easy read and one that I needed to remind me that ego can be one’s downfall. I discuss a few points from the book in today’s episo ...…
 
As a former creative, Attorney Merlyne Jean-Louis has a passion for helping creatives to protect the work that they develop. Access the show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
When now-Attorney Bianca Gay Jordan initially did not pass the bar, she found herself overqualified for many non-attorney jobs, as person with an MBA and JD. This led to underemployment and temporary homelessness. On the next try, she passed the bar and hung her own shingle on a dollar and a dream. Access show notes at: www.practicingwhileblack ...…
 
If we’re honest, we’re constantly tuned in to our phones, our emails, our work, etc. At some point, we must take some much needed time to disconnect and refocus. I'm doing just that. Currently taking a highly anticipated vacation through Thailand. Score!! I'm thrilled. But, before I immerse myself in all things Thai, I've recorded this brief ep ...…
 
Attorney Kwame Christian merged his interest in psychology with his background in law to found the American Negotiation Institute. Access the show notes by visiting: www.practicingwhileblack.com/podcastBy Delania.
 
There is something to be said about a woman who knows what she wants and is not afraid to go get it. That is today's guest through and through. Kandice Guice is a Louisiana-based lifestyle and beauty writer, attorney, and founder of the #MoreThanPrettyCampaign. She joins us today to give us the deets on why she became an attorney, what motivate ...…
 
Gregoire "Greg" Tillery is the owner of the widely popular and rapidly growing wing shop, WeDat's Chicken and Shrimp. Though business is booming, he will be the first to tell you that success came after much adversity. Through it all, he has relied on his faith in God to keep him centered. On this episode, Greg shares the early challenges of hi ...…
 
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