Natasha Nurse is a DEI professional, coach, author, podcaster, and content creator. She has coached in the DEI, business, career, media, and mindset space for over 6 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from The Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. Outside of her busy schedule, she loves enjoying the Arizona weather with her husband, young son, and dog J.J.
Tell us about your podcast in 3 sentences or less!
WokeNFree is a podcast brought to you by Kahlil and Natasha Nurse, who are interested in being honest and real with each other and the world. Get a glimpse into the minds of a couple with a different take on hot topics.
What’s a quote or piece of advice you try to live by?
Learn something new and meet someone new every day!
My ability to make people laugh and happy when I speak.
One thing on your bucket list:
To own a farm with cows, pigs, and llamas.
What was your first job?
Babysitting neighborhood kids in NYC.
Any unusual hobbies?
I like to workout early in the morning (2-5 AM)
Biggest Pet Peeve
People chewing and eating loudly.
What inspired you to start your podcast?
I was motivated to build a platform with my husband that was both entertaining and educational from the perspective of a dynamic millennial black couple.
Tell us more about your work/life outside of your podcast.
Outside the podcast, I manage Dressing Room 8, a web-based resource where women can gain personal and professional empowerment through my fashion and lifestyle-focused blog, consultation, and coaching services. Dressing Room 8 helps women think with clarity, dress confidently, and live with purpose.
What is your show’s USP?
We are consistent and dedicated to having meaningful and enjoyable conversations around topics of global interest.
What is one of the greatest challenges you have personally faced with your podcast?
Building brand awareness around the podcast
What was one of your favorite episodes you’ve ever done? Why does it stand out?
Our most popular episode (https://www.wokenfree.com/e/episode-261-what-s-the-leading-cause-of-death-in-america/) seemed to resonate with our audience due to the interest in learning about high death cases in the US due to substance abuse.
What is one thing you have accomplished with your podcast thus far that you are most proud of?
Being sponsored by Podbean this year was one of the biggest milestones this year!
What is one major milestone that you would like to accomplish through your podcast in the next year?
We would love to have 50,000+ downloads next year.
What is a trend or development in the podcast industry that you foresee happening in the next few years?
Bridging content creation with sellable items like swag (https://www.bonfire.com/store/wokenfree-designs/) and NFTs
What is one of the best pieces of podcast-related advice you’ve ever received & why?
Never stop learning and creating content. Podcasting is a space that will keep evolving and growing. To make an impact, you have to be open to ongoing change and growth.
What is one of the worst pieces of podcast-related advice you’ve ever received & why?
People discouraging others around podcasts because “there’s so many out there.” You can always make a splash regardless of how small or large the competitive space.
What are some of your favorite women-hosted podcasts (besides your own)?
Can you tell us about a time when you took a huge risk/did something you were scared to do, and it totally paid off?
I first saw my husband when I was a freshman at Penn State University. I approached him and I was very nervous to hit on him, as I never did something like that before. 18 years later, we are together with our bold, beautiful, and brilliant son and this is proof that my decision to “shoot my shot” was the best decision of my life.
Are there any great podcast-related resources you love that you would like to share?
Sure! Our monthly newsletter: https://medium.com/@wokenfree/wokenfree-october-report-2022-b41000735eec
How do you feel you’re making a positive impact and generating change through your podcast?
By encouraging our audience to look at life with a WokeNFree perspective is changing lives each and every day!
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