Culture Soup Podcast


  DALLAS, TX | LOS ANGELES, CA– (Dec 3, 2019) What leadership and business lessons could you learn from a 21-year old?  For Jaylen D. Bledsoe, chairman of The Bledsoe Collective, Inc., the lessons are in resilience, innovation, cultural insight, transformational leadership, entrepreneurship, technology and marketing—but he isn’t just any 21-year-old.  Jaylen has signed with Dallas-based no silos communications group (NSC Group) to connect him with corporations as…

Ep 64: Do You Know the Power of  Your Influence and Your Dollar? with Cheryl Grace

If we can deplete supplies of chicken sandwiches and clear the shelves of sweet potato pies, what would happen if we withheld our influence and dollars? We could kill industries, but we are too busy consuming to know it. Nielsen SVP Cheryl Grace joins me on Thursday’s show to talk black influence and the black dollar. Tune in for our regular edition wherever fine podcasts drop. Oh, and……

Ep 63: #LinkedinLIVE #TCSPCoachingCorner Premiere Episode

Well, it’s a wrap.  We went live for the first time on LinkedIn with the Coaching Corner Episode, and by all accounts, it was good.  A little snag with audio, but you won’t know of it here.  We peel back the onion on personal branding.  Listen in… and my friend Shannon Lanier from CW39 in Houston joined. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast: Play in new…

Ep 62: #ThrowbackThursday The Hidden Figures Episode, Nicole Lynn, Danielle Surency Jones, Andrea Wilson

This #ThrowbackThursday is not only about Hidden Figures, it has a hidden gem in it.  There’s news for you in this edition that includes an editor’s pick harkening back to March 2019, Women’s History Month.  We take a look back at the Hidden Figures event sponsored by the North Texas Black Sports Professionals Network–the first time the show recorded live…because it will happen again in a very special……

Ep 61: Resurrecting an Iconic Beauty Brand with Teneya Gholston

You know, one of the best ways to get to know someone is to be in the trenches with them. In this case, it was the trenches of the beauty business. If you don’t know who this is, you need to. She is the driving force behind the revival of one of the most iconic brands in black beauty culture, and I’m proud to say that I got……

Ep 60: #ThrowThursday Anniversary Edition

We are still celebrating the podcast’s birthday!  I’m going get some gluten free cake!  So I’m re-racking one of the most downloaded episodes of all time, and you may be surprised at which one it is.  Happy listening!  Enjoy! Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Ep 59: Do you know what today is?  It’s our Anniversary!  (Surprise BONUS Episode)

It’s hard to believe that we just made a lap around the sun in the name of tech, culture and business, but we have!  Walk down memory lane with me and listen to a surprise guest…our first true reprise…who is also celebrating an anniversary.  Who could it be? You’ll have to listen to know.  Happy Wednesday, and surprise!!  A bonus episode is here…Turn UP!  Thank you for making……


(iStock/LightFieldStudios) In my work as a professional executive and business coach, I encounter people who are facing career transitions, whether they are vying for another position inside their own company, considering starting a business, looking for a new job, or planning to move into a new industry. This summer, I had the pleasure of meeting some of them at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention and……

Ep 58: Vegan Sexy Cool with Jacque Reid

Who is ready to go all in on the vegan lifestyle?  I talk to one of the gurus out there, TV and Radio journalist Jacque Reid.  It’s more than just a diet.  You need to hear this.  Eat better, do better….feel better. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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