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Professional Troublemaker Podcast

A platform for truth tellers, change agents and trailblazers.

Total Downloads: 4 Million+
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Monthly Listeners: 100K+

Creating a life that is authentic, bold, and purposeful takes audacity. It takes disruption. That is what it means to be a Professional Troublemaker. Join New York Times bestselling author, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, as she brings perspectives, conversations and deep dives about culture, business and leadership.

Her guests are world movers and change agents who have gotten where they are through their tenacity, their truth telling and commitment to making good trouble.

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Latest Episodes

Episode 6 - Season 5

Manage the Mental Load with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D.

In this episode, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist, speaker, author, media personality, and host of the award-winning podcast ‘Therapy for Black Girls,’ joins the conversation to share practical strategies on maintaining mental health while navigating the pressures of managing a business.

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Episode 5 - Season 5

Brave the Fallout

In this episode, Luvvie sets the scene for her journey to rebuilding. She dives deep into The Fallout post-Crumbling, and reveals the full truth about the aftermath of the chaos. She reveals the gaps she’s had to fill, the holes she’s had to fix, and the implications of all the mess to her personal and entrepreneurial life, including the erosion of her trust, the dark days she’s had to sit through, and what kept her going. In navigating through her toughest business year, she emphasizes the importance of finding one’s courage, the role of faith, and the love and support from one’s village.

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Episode 4 - Season 5

Pull the Weeds

In this episode, Luvvie is joined by Sally Thornton, HR Consultant and the Founder of Forshay, to give her insider perspective as ‘team gardener’ on the dysfunction, blind spots, and the necessary overhaul of Awe Luv Media.

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Episode 3 - Season 5

Experience The Valley (How I Almost Went Bankrupt)

In this episode, Luvvie dives deep into ‘The Crumbling’ – the most tumultuous period of Awe Luv Media – as it faces operational chaos, underperformance, and financial distress in the first half of 2023. Luvvie recounts experiences of unexpected challenges, including unmet deadlines, poor productivity, and critical financial losses that brought the company to the brink of bankruptcy.

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Episode 2 - Season 5

Build The Foundation (How I Built a Team)

In this episode, Luvvie begins pulling back the curtain on the rollercoaster ride of transitioning from being a ‘solopreneur’ to becoming a business empire.

Meet the Host

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Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a 4x New York Times bestselling author, speaker and entrepreneur who thrives at the intersection of culture, business and leadership.

She has written 4 critically acclaimed bestselling books (including her banner book Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual), establishing her as a literary force with a powerful pen. A 20-year blogging veteran, Luvvie writes on, covering all things culture with a critical yet humorous lens. A prolific writer, she’s also contributed to 5 published anthologies.

Known for her trademark wit, warmth, perpetual truth-telling, and ability to put into words the thoughts few dare to say, Luvvie has graced stages around the globe for some of the world’s most innovative companies and conferences, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, MAKERS, SXSW and the Obama White House. Her wildly popular TED talk “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable” has over 9 million views and climbing.

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