Episodes
Yola sits down with Morgan DeBaun to discuss why she left Silicon Valley to start Blavity, the leading media site of Black culture and millennials, growing Blavity into a powerhouse company, codeswitching and the future of Black media.  Morgan DeBaun is a serial entrepreneur and corporate advisor. As the Founder & CEO of Blavity Inc., the leading digital media company for Black culture and millennials, Morgan has grown the company into a market leader for Black media, reaching over 100...
Published 10/06/21
Published 10/06/21
Co-founder of Refy Beauty and influencer, Jess Hunt, joins Yola to discuss her viral beauty brand- Refy. Jess also shares how she balances her own personal brand and running Refy + she gives us insight on how she uses manifestation to reach her goals.    Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod: @isuckatlifepodcast  
Published 09/23/21
Suinana Haldea shattered several glass ceilings in creating her own lane in the private capital space. After garnering over $1 Billion in transactions at her fund Cebile Capital, Suinana was acquired by publicly traded, Raymond James. Suinana shares how she found a white space in the industry, her habits to stay highly productive and advice on getting into the industry. Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod:...
Published 09/16/21
Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of Nudestix, Taylor Frankel, shares will Yola how she, her sister and her mother came up with the concept of Nudestix and took it global. They also discuss minimalist beauty, post-pandemic beauty routines and what's next in the space.    Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod: @isuckatlifepodcast  
Published 09/02/21
Why do we tell ourselves lies about love and relationships? I dig deeper after self-reflecting on the biggest lie I have told myself about love and questioning whether relationships help or hurt your career.   Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod: @isuckatlifepodcast  
Published 08/26/21
Functional Neurologist, Osteopath, Brain Researcher and Co-founder and CIO of Nurosene, Daniel Gallucci, joins Yola to dissect the function of the brain as it relates to athletes, mental health, trauma and aging. Daniel shares his insights on the 4x4 method, sports and mental health, restoring, managing and training brain health through cell regeneration.    Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod: @isuckatlifepodcast  
Published 08/12/21
Gail Becker, CEO and founder of Caulipower, joins Yola to discuss how she took a leap of faith on the idea of Caulipower after leaving her career communications, how she got into big box stores, why Caulipower has the right formula for success and what's new for the brand. Gail also shares the importance of better-for-you foods and advice to anyone looking to get into the CPG space.  Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod:...
Published 08/09/21
Viral app and serial entrepreneur, Prerna Gupta, joins Yola how she is taking on Hollywood by using AI and Data to bring diverse stories to the mainstream with Hooked App.      Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod: @isuckatlifepodcast
Published 07/29/21
Why do some of us not care about our birthdays? Yola takes a look at why birthday's can be uncomfortable and how we can stop the negative associations tied to them.    Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod: @isuckatlifepodcast
Published 07/08/21
The founder of Gigi C, Gigi Caruso, joins Yola to share how she started her company at the age of 16! What initially was a hobby turned into a fast-growth DTC brand with expanding categories beyond swimwear. Gigi also shares her journey with hearing loss and what she is doing as an advocate for the hearing loss community.    Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod: @isuckatlifepodcast
Published 06/17/21
Lindsey Carter, Ceo and founder of SET Active, joins Yola to share why she started the cult favorite athleisure line, how their process makes the collection like no other, new launches for the brand and motherhood. Lindsey Carter had a vision for elevated athleisure that could take her from the office to a meeting to a workout – with confidence and in style. She imagined a concept that included monochromatic matching sets to make it effortless to put together a look that feels functional,...
Published 06/03/21
Medicinal and functional mushrooms have been on the rise over the past few years but what do they actually do? Ashley Southard, the Co-Founder and CEO of Mushroom Design, takes us to Mushroom School explaining all the different kinds of benefits, the dangers of overdosing on mushrooms, the difference by psychedelic and functional mushroom plus why her brand Mushroom Design is patented to be one of the most bioavailable ways to ingest functional mushrooms.  Mushroom Design is an innovative...
Published 05/27/21
Yola finally shares her entire veneer process with her doctors Dr. Pasha and Dr. Ben from Apa Aesthetics. They answer the most common questions about veneers such as how much your teeth get shaved down, what veneers are made of, what makes a good candidate, how often you need to get them replaced, how they attach to the veneers to your teeth, pain and recovery plus more!    To schedule a consultation with Dr. Pasha and Dr. Ben call: (310) 601-4288    Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL...
Published 05/20/21
Tezza joins Yola to discuss how she's turned her passion for photography into the Tezza empire as a creator and with Tezza App, Lello the Lable and Art of Life. Tezza also shares why she went from Tessa to Tezza. Tessa (aka Tezza) Barton, the leading influencer, founder and visionary behind the celebrity-favorite photo-editing app Tezza App and viral By Tezza Collage Kits. With the brand on the cusp of their largest growth to date, I would love to connect you with Tezza to set up a...
Published 05/13/21
Yola sits down with Arian Simone, acclaimed author, philanthropist and co-founder of Fearless Fund - the first VC fund built by Women of Color, for Women of Color. They discuss her entrepreneurial journey and how Fearless Fund is addressing the wide gap that exists in venture capital funding for female/minority-led businesses. Arian’s went from homelessness to running one of the top VCs in the industry, the entrepreneur and advocate is the embodiment of fearlessness. Backed by a $20M...
Published 05/06/21
Dr. Steven Gundry MD   joins Yola to discuss the importance of the microbiome, how food is broken down by our bodies along with hormone health, healing of autoimmune diseases, the root causes behind energy deficiency and his latest book The Energy Paradox.   Dr. Gundry is one of the world’s top cardiothoracic surgeons and a pioneer in nutrition, as well as medical director at The International Heart and Lung Institute Center for Restorative Medicine.  He has spent the last two decades...
Published 04/29/21
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a renowned neuroscientist, mental health, and mind expert known for her studies around recoding and rewiring the brain. In this part one episode with Dr. Leaf she explains the difference between the brain and the mind and how to use mind management and neurocylcing to rewire trauma. Dr. Leaf also explains the ties between depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, etc and the mind and brain.    Buy Dr. Leaf's book Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess   Join The ISAL...
Published 04/22/21
I am not engaged but half of my wedding is already planned thanks to my father. I share all the details so far and why we are talking an untraditional yet traditional approach to the wedding! Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod: @isuckatlifepodcast
Published 04/15/21
Nazanin Mandi joins Yola to share the details behind her new lingerie line, Elle Reve, how she found herself in her 20's, daily routines and astrology.  Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod: @isuckatlifepodcast
Published 04/01/21
Ever wondered how you could become an investor for early-stage startups, become an advisor or sit on boards? Venture Capitalist, Joanna Rees, joins Yola to give all of us insider secrets on how to become an investor, raise a fund, become an advisor and gain a seat on the board.    Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod: @isuckatlifepodcast
Published 03/25/21
Francesca Murray of One Girl One World joins Yola to chat about traveling during Covid, natural hair hacks and her favorite hidden destinations.  Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod: @isuckatlifepodcast
Published 03/11/21
Supermodel, Ashley Graham, joins Yola to chat about her collab with Quay for International Women's Day and their $100K donation to Girls Inc. Yola and Ashley also chat about skincare, veneers, mental health rituals, words of affirmation and motherhood.  Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod: @isuckatlifepodcast
Published 03/05/21
Jamie and Yola catch up to chat about Jamie's new book Believe It. The founder of IT Cosmetics shares the wild but true story of how a once struggling waitress turned her against-the-grain idea into an international bestselling sensation, eventually selling the company for over a billion dollars and becoming the first female CEO of a brand in L’Oréal’s 100+ year history. Faced with self-doubt, body-doubt, God-doubt, down to her last few dollars and told “No one is going to buy makeup from...
Published 02/25/21
Mia and Brittany Rothweiler, sisters and founders of The Range, give us the number one secret to growing a fashion brand, why they left their corporate careers to pursue their passions and how they are elevating basics.    Join The ISAL Newsletter Join ISAL Insiders here. Connect with Yola: @yolarobert Connect with the pod: @isuckatlifepodcast
Published 02/18/21