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The Facade Project

Summary: Starting the conversation on the real struggles of your journey to success. How do you break the facades you post on social media showing that you have it ALL together? The Facade Project highlights that all that glitters isn't gold! NEW Episodes up every SUNDAY!! @breakthefacades across all platforms!

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 20 Things I've Learned Since Starting A Podcast!! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:50

20 Things I've Learned Since Starting A Podcast 1.) You don't have to see the whole staircase to take the first step 2.) Create what you want to be a part of 3.) Research your guests 4.) Know what questions you want to ask your guests 5.) Study your space 6.) Utilize your network 7.) There is room at the table 8.) The time will never be perfect, so you can only make perfect use of your time 9.) You need 10,000 hours of practice before you can truly master your talent 10.) Someone believes in you more than you believe in yourself 11.) Fail Forward 12.) Check in on yourself 13.) Bring the kind of energy that you want to attract 14.) Support those in their process 15.) A job gets you a check, a career gets you a lifestyle 16.) You have to be who you are 17.) All ideas must be rooted in practicality 18.) Views/Likes/Engagement aren't going to get you customers...initially 19.) Macro patience, micro speed 20.) The key is CONSISTENCY!!!

 Ep. 21 - "Relationships are the only currency that matters" w/ Brand Strategist - Precious Azuree | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:15

introducing Precious Azuree, a Houston, Texas native. Precious is a creative entrepreneur, a brand strategist, and a millennial business coach who has spent the last 7 years cultivating marketing and business development strategies to serve and support small businesses and millennial entrepreneurs. I connected with Precious on so many levels as we both pledged the same business fraternity in college but she simply has a hustle like no other and that becomes apparent all throughout this episode. Fun Fact: she got denied about 40 times by corporate America before she decided to do things her way. In this interview, Precious talks about how she found a love for business, her journey into the influencer and branding world, working with OWN Network’s very own Stacey Ike and how she stays grounded, centered , and purpose centered through it all. Precious was ready to break the facades! Are you? Instagram: website: Don't forget to follow us!! Instagram: Facebook: Twitter:

 Ep. 20 - I think it’s okay to make it up as you go w/ Dancer/Stylist - Nicolette Alberti | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:09

Introducing Nicolette Alberti! A Dancer & Stylist who moved to LA from Staten Island, NY to turn her dream into a reality! We go through the ups and downs of being a dancer in LA and break down some of the facades within the community of dance and beyond! She has a great sense of style and and focus for her goals and aspirations. Make sure to follow her on the gram @styledbynycolette and @nycolette.a Keep it locked every Sunday night for your weekly episodes and please go rate/review this podcast on Apple iTunes! Love all of your support so much and always remember to break the facades! --- iTunes: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

 Ep. 19 - Mental Health isn't Black or White w/ Licensed Mental Health Clinician Don'Nika Jenkins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:30

Ep. 19 - Mental Health isn't Black or White w/ Licensed Mental Health Clinician Don'Nika Jenkins by The Facade Project

 Why You Can't Be a Bystander | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:21

Hey Facaders, I have been MIA this past week but I promise to get you a new guest this week and just had to break the facade and let you know what I was going through. In this episode I talk about the Parkland shooting, mental health, and my thoughts on bystanders. I hope you know that being a bystander is never ever okay and if you see something you have to say something so these atrocities don't continue to happen and people don't harm themselves or others. Have a great week and always BREAK THE FACADES! xoxo - Kiara

 Ep. 18 - First of all, Imma Do Both w/ Dancer/Director/Producer - Chenay Barnes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:47

What’s up Facaders! Hope you are having a good start to your February! If you noticed my instagram game getting stronger I want to say thank you for following and if you haven’t well you need to follow the facade project on instagram at break the facades! I am starting to post videos of topics that I feel strongly about with this week being how to network properly so make sure you head on over to insta to hear my personal thoughts. I just want to start breaking the facades of the quotes and start showing you all my personality a bit more. This week I am talking with Chenay Barnes, She was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, works in LA doing production, directing, producing and dancing and knew her purpose in life at a young age. She was a military brat, dealt with a lot growing up but knew she had to hustle to get to where she wanted to be. She listened to other people who told her what she should be doing with her life, and then hit a breaking point to where she needed to listen to what she knew all along. In this interview she opens up to me about some traumatic experiences that she had growing up, the moment she realized God’s purpose for her life, networking and getting to LA but then the hardships that occurred while living here. She works hard and has determination to get to where she wants to be and our conversation taught me that we can make excuses, and we can wallow in self-pity and we can complain or feel down and out but we can also get up and we can keep going. And we can cry about and then handle it. What’s that one quote “are you gonna cry about it? Or are you gonna boss up?” First of all Imma do both. And I titled this episode “first of all imma do both” because this entire conversation just reminded me that there’s nothing wrong with that at all. You can feel your emotions fully and handle your business at the same damn time. @chaineb

 Ep. 17 - I never thought I questioned who I was w/ Actress & Comedian Alexa Vellanoweth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:28

What’s up Facaders! It is the last Sunday in January and I don’t know about y’all but I feel like this month dragged on. But I am ready to hit that reset button and go into February with a fresh start, fresh intentions, and fresh attitude. I’m taking things step by step, quarter by quarter this time around and if something didn’t quite go the way you hoped, just know that there is always a new day on the horizon. My guest this week is a California Native, Alexa Vellanoweth and I am so stoked to say that she is the first guest who reached out to come onto the podcast after hearing The Eskimo Sisters join me in breaking the facades so that was a pretty cool feeling. Alexa is an actress, comedian, singer and dancer. She talks to me about being super involved growing up from sports to acting, finding a true passion for theatre versus film, and realizing her privilege and wanting more people to do the same. Alexa and I have a lot in common as far as how we were raised and some inner battles we tend to struggle with but her vulnerability in this podcast with me was one of the most appreciated because I hadn’t even met her in real life in doing this episode so it’s kind of cool to see someone who belives in what you’re doing and is willing to be so open and transparent with their journey. Alexa has some pretty interesting things to say about facades being that she grew up with LA in her backyard, She was ready to break the facades. Are you? @allexavellanoweth @breakthefacades

 Ep. 16 - "Imperfect is also Perfect" w/ Singer/Song Writer - Lexi Loccisano | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:30

What’s up Facaders! This week is a female empowerment type of episode. I talk with my very good friend, Lexi Loccisano, who moved out to LA at the same time as I did to work for the show Shark Tank. We went to college together and applied for the same internship not expecting for both of us to get it but when we did we were filled with joy because we knew that when the going got tough, we would have a friend to lean on. A friend who you can lean on in LA especially is so important because not only do they remind you of home and that you’re not alone in a huge city, but they kind of keep you grounded and understand how you’re feeling with certain things for example when happy hour here is normal priced items in Florida… but anywayss Lexi is a singer/songwriter who hopes to inspire and create change with her songs. We talk about relationships, tinder, being pressured to do things sexually that almost no one would be comfortable with, mental health and taking back our power as women and people to protect our most vulnerable moments in life. I think there’s a lot of outside pressures on situations sometimes to do the right thing or almost a question of why would you do something that you’re not comfortable with but the double edged sword with that is you don’t know what you would do in certain situations, whether you freeze up, do something out of love or even just do it and are regretful after the fact, we as females need to be there for each other to listen, help process, and help out where needed. This episode taught me that our feelings are valid and important, sometimes we don’t have and answer as to why we do something but it’s better to focus on what we learned and took away from the situation in moving forward with our lives and then I also learned that we have to be vulnerable with ourselves first. Knowing what we want and who we want to share our deepest desires with and waiting for that moment in doing so. Loving ourselves first is the top priority and if we can’t do that, we start to spiral into these feelings of negativity, self-loathing, comparing and eventually depression. Lexi was able to break down some of these feelings with me and I am so glad she was willing to because I think some of this is going to be relatable for so many of us women. I know it was for me. Lexi was ready to break the facades, are you?

 Ep. 15 - "We Have No Patience Anymore" w/ Fitness Influencer, Jordan Morello | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:13

What’s Up Facaders! We are now half way through January 2018 and I don’t know about you but I have already taken a couple L’s in the new year. You know it just goes back to what I said in the previous week’s episode. Hardships and struggles will always occur no matter what exciting things a new year can mean for you and you just have to take it with a grain of salt and keep it pushin. This week’s guest knows all about keeping it pushing. Mostly pushing weights but he has definitely been through some ups and downs in his life but you wouldn’t know that by looking on his social media! Introducing Jordan Morello. A businessman, youtuber/model and fitness influencer with over 80 thousand organic instagram followers. Seriously Jordan does it all and aims to inspire the masses to get off their assess. I literally just made that up but Jordan really is such a positive, inspirational, hard-working young man who knows what he wants and doesn’t let anything get in his way. In this episode, Jordan opens up in this interview about having Dyslexia, turrets and ADHD and how that affected his schooling and helped him find a new love and appreciation for fitness, his new youtube series Anchors which features incredible individuals who share what grounds them, his company that he started called Complete Wellness, and his purpose to just be the reason why somebody smiles. I think I was so excited during this interview because Jordan is the type of person who communicates extremely well, is just a nice human being, despite the fact that he is good looking and has so many followers on instagram which can go to a lot of people’s heads and honestly is so focused on his goals that it just inspired me and made for a really great conversation. I hope you all feel like you can take on anything after listening to this episode because you really can. with that being said, Jordan was ready to break the facades, are you? @jordan_morello

 Ep. 14 - My purpose is bigger than me w/ Celebrity Publicist - CJ Carter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:14

Hey Facaders! I Hope you are having a great start to 2018! If you aren’t having a great start I hope that you know that you can get through anything in your life if you realize that change is going to happen, hardships will always arise, and a little positivity can go a long way. Speaking of positivity my first guest of the New Year, CJ Carter, radiates positivity and good vibes as soon as he walks into a room. I got the opportunity to meet CJ at a networking event where he actually taught me a very important lesson. We were in a circle introducing ourselves and what we all did for a living and when it got to me I was just kind of like oh I’m an assistant on the show Shark Tank in a very brushing it off type way and he pulled me aside and told me to always speak confidently on what you do. Needless to say I had to find out more about this guy and nag him to finally come on my podcast. CJ Carter is one of the most sought after and in demand Celebrity Publicist. He is an influencer and one of my inspirations to keep up my grind. From the day I met him I knew I had to know more about CJ’s story. CJ represents a multitude of A-List celebrities including Bruno Mars, Migos, Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj just to name a few! He got his first foot in the door with an opportunity to work with Usher and now works with numerous musicians, athletes and product brands. Through everything that he's been through in life, the entertainment industry, and LA, he remains humble and uses social media to shed light on the truth of the field that he’s in while motivating others to accomplish their dreams and speak their truth as wll. It was such a pleasure to talk with CJ about his upbringing to working and creating his brand and show you not only what he has done but what he continuously does support his community and creatives worldwide. HE was ready to break the facades, are you? @iamcjcarter

 5 Things To Remember In 2018 w/ Kayla Harris | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:10

Happy New Year Facaders!! My sister Kayla joins me for a very special podcast where we look back at our year and let you know the 5 things to remember in 2018. When a new year approaches we always get that clean slate feeling. We look forward to new opportunities for example, finally getting our health together, traveling, working on our financial growth, or just doing something that we have never done. Kayla and I delve into all of this in this exclusive episode. A lot of times we want to put whatever struggles or failures we went through the prior year behind us, BUT the reality is, the low points are one of the main points in our lives that cause growth. They are a huge part of our story and no matter how much we want to put the struggles we went through behind us to start fresh… new struggles are always going to arise. Of course the Facade project’s goal is to show the beauty in all of our struggles because we wouldn’t be the person that we are today if we didn’t learn how to get through our low points. In this podcast Kayla and I just kind of talk about how we got through our low points in 2017 and what we hope to accomplish in the new year. We have 5 tips for you to remember heading into 2018 and something very exciting popping off on January 1st, 2018 so make sure to listen until the end. NOW Let’s break some facades! @kharisss

 Ep. 13 - Nobody’s a millionaire or billionaire by themselves w/ Entrepreneur Darius Feaster | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:20

Darius Feaster is a Wisconsin transplant who moved to LA for a job opportunity but also to get out of his comfort zone and have a change of pace. He works in medical sales and hasn’t just found what he wants to do career wise yet but knows whatever he does, he wants to incorporate making an impact on youth in his community. Darius opens up to me about what it means to be a leader, why he gives back to his community and what he thinks is important to remember at the end of the day. He broke down his facades of all his party and travel pics on the gram to tell me who he is and what he hopes to accomplish in this world. I learned from this interview how important it is to stay grounded in a major city like LA and honestly how important paying it forward is in general. I don’t know about you but I always feel so much better when I am helping others where needed. I think sometimes we forget that we don’t always have to help financially but a little time, a little energy and a little effort goes a long way. Darius was ready to break the facades. Are you? @feastthebeast

 Ep. 12 - Im constantly thinking "whats the next step" w/ Model/Artist Dre Davis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:33

Ep. 12 - Im constantly thinking "whats the next step" w/ Model/Artist Dre Davis by The Facade Project

 Ep. 11 - I’ve been carrying crowns for all these great people for so long w/Brand Manager Don | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:47

Ep. 11 - I’ve been carrying crowns for all these great people for so long w/Brand Manager Don by The Facade Project

 Ep. 10 - I found things that actually bring me joy w/ Writer Sara Lane | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:06

What’s up Facaders, my next guest is Sara Lane. She is a freelance writer currently living in Orlando, Florida. She moved to LA right after graduation to work in a public relations and advertising firm. While living in LA, she had a lot of trouble getting adjusted, and simply found out that LA was not the place for her. She moved to Seattle for a bit and then eventually took a job offer back home in Florida. Through all of the ups and downs, Sara doesn’t really find too much trouble breaking the facades in her life which is great to see especially when there are many of us who don’t show what’s real, who put up that front without breaking the facades. I think that this interview taught me that your mindset is everything. When moving to a new place thats out of your comfort zone, where you are starting over, and trying to make your way, it’s important to note the things that you value and stay true to those things whether professionally or personally. Sara is ready to break the facades, are you? @slane34


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