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Girl Behind the Hustle

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The podcast created to encourage, inspire & share stories of women behind the hustle. ⠀⠀Each week, host Lu'Cretia Thomas chats with some amazing female founders and CEO's who have agreed to share their story and the truth of what it takes to launch, fund and run a successful business while practicin… read more

55 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Stop Allowing Doubt to Distract You From What You Were Called To Do

June 30th, 2020


In this solo Season 3 episode wrap up, Lu’Cretia shares an empowering message in response to the question “How do you stay focused? Do you ever doubt …

Ada Rojas Founder & Owner of Botánika Beauty

June 16th, 2020


"I started to notice that I was always the Latina girl that they would make sure to check off the box"  Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Ada …

Kara Stevens, Frugal Feminista Healing Your Relationship With Money

June 10th, 2020


Today I'm on the podcast we're chatting with Kara Stevens who is the founder of The Frugal Feminista, a thriving personal finance and personal development company committed to helping women heal their relationship with …

You Need A Social Media Back Right Now!

June 4th, 2020


In this week’s solo episode LC is talking about the importance of taking time away from social media to regroup, realign and refocus on your …

Makisha Booth Founder of Sistahbiz Loan Fund & Global Network

May 26th, 2020


Today on the podcast we're chatting with Makisha Boothe is the founder of the first small business loan fund for black women entrepreneurs in the nation, Sistahbiz Loan Fund as part of  Sistahbiz Global Network.  The …

Elizabeth Dozier Founder & Ceo of Chicago Beyond, Philanthropic Venture Fund

May 19th, 2020


“We are all connected, nothing affects a few that does not ultimately affect us all.”  Today on the podcast we're chatting with Elizabeth Dozier of …

Acceptance. Serenity to Accept The Things You Cannot Change

May 13th, 2020


How do we accept things that are beyond our control so that we can continue to flourish? In this solo episode Lu'Cretia is speaking on the importance …

Danielle Alvarez, Founder of Multicultural PR Agency The Bonita Project

May 5th, 2020


What does it truly look like for a brand campaign to be inclusive and diverse instead of checking off a diversity box? Danielle Alvarez created the …

Behind The Hustle of Creating A CBD Skincare Brand With Andrea Barrera of Gracious Om

April 28th, 2020


After experiencing a stressful period in her life and not wanting to turn to pharmaceuticals to her manage anxiety & stress, Andrea Barrera began …

Here's What You Should Be Posting on Social Media Right Now

April 14th, 2020


Are you wondering if you should be posting or selling right now? Yes, absolutely! In this solo episode Lu'Cretia breaks down what you should post …

Khadidja Toure: Creator of The West African Inspired Skincare Line Kubra Kay

April 7th, 2020


Khadidja Toure  watched her mom make her first million at 24 and was later inspired to launch her company, Kubra Kay Skincare. Her skincare line is influenced by  West African skincare secrets that she learned from her …

First Latina-Owned Hair & Skincare Line for Naturals with Aisha Ceballos-Crump

March 31st, 2020


"I bet on myself and won" After being frustrated with purchasing multiple hair products for her multiracial family, Aisha Ceballos-Crump decided to …

Prioritizing Yourself, Setting Boundaries & Practicing Self-Care Daily With Self-Care Doctor, Dr. Genovia Holmes

March 24th, 2020


"Self-Care is a daily decision to choose and prioritize self. Otherwise, we’ll just put ourselves on the back burner and that puts us in position to always be reactive to every situation that we experience."

Dr Genovia …

How To Work Well From Home While Quarantined

March 17th, 2020


In this solo episode Lu'Cretia is sharing tips on how to work from home while bingeing all 6 seasons of Sex and the City and being productive while …

Going Behind The Science of The Beauty Industry with Lindsay Wray of Eighteen B

March 10th, 2020


Today on the podcast I am chatting with Lindsay Wray the Chief Science Officer of Eighteen B, a skin care company that has developed an amazing product using the power of spider silk. Lindsay recently received the Elle …

From Jet Magazine Editor to Director of Communications at OneGoal Going Behind The Hustle With Career Journalist L'Oreal Payton

March 3rd, 2020


Today on the podcast I am chatting with L’Oreal Thompson Payton. L’Oreal is a freelance writer, motivational speaker and the forthcoming author of Trust Your Dopeness: How to Stop Doubting Yourself & Start Marking …

Katrina McGhee On Understanding The Value That You Bring To The Table

February 25th, 2020


Today on the podcast I am chatting with best selling author, founder of I Am Loving On Me and she recently made her return back to the American Heart Association as the  Executive VP of Marketing & Communications, …

Winning Begins With Serving

February 18th, 2020


In this week's solo episode LC chats about the importance of Servant Leadership. Maybe the reason you aren't winning is because you haven't learned …

Fanny Coste & Chelsi Oestreich: The Power of The Follow-Up

February 11th, 2020


Today I’m chatting with Kinkō Founders, Fanny Coste & Chelsi Oestreich. Fanny is a French cosmetic scientist with over 18 years of experience and has worked all over the world. Chelsi is a 20 year beauty business …

Phylicia Benn: From 1 Pair of Jeans To A Six Figure Business

February 4th, 2020


What do you say to someone who’s first starting out and only has one thing that they want to sell? Do it! That is exactly what today’s guest did. I'm chatting with influencer & entrepreneur Phylicia Benn of City …

Ona Diaz-Santin: Behind The Hustle With The Top Latina, Celebrity Hair Stylist

January 28th, 2020


Today I'm chatting with Ona Diaz-Santin better known to her clients as “The Hair Saint” She is a highly sought-after NYC celebrity stylist and educator. She has styled the tresses of some of your favorite curly women …

Limitless Vision: Get Your Mindset Together Before You Make Those Goals

December 17th, 2019


This week LC is chatting in a solo episode about Limitless vision, faith and goals. What would your resolutions look like if you were to write them …

Kalyn Johnson Chandler: Founder of Effie's Paper

December 10th, 2019


Today I'm chatting with Kalyn Johnson, Creative Founder of Effie’s Paper, Stationery and Whatnot. Kalyn created Effie’s paper as an ode to her grandmother’s legacy who passed on her love of stationery to Kalyn during …

Karina Mora: Change The Narrative

December 3rd, 2019


What do you do when you see the media telling a single story about  your culture & change the narrative.  Today I'm chatting with …

Ashley Williams: Is Your Business Protected?

November 26th, 2019


You’ve put so much energy and time into building your business, but is it legally protected? Today I'm chatting with Ashley Williams,Esq, a New York licensed attorney for Creatives and Entrepreneurs. She has changed the …

Scarcity vs. Abundance Mindset

November 19th, 2019


This week we're throwing it back to a solo episode with LC chatting about the difference of operating from a place of ABUNDANCE vs. SCARCITY. Are you …

Latrice Love: All Things Work Together

November 12th, 2019


Today I'm chatting with the creator of Lip Love, Latrice Love. Lip Love is a vegan makeup line that compliments every complexion. Latrice created the …

Caitlin & Robin: Maximizing Your Bottom Line

November 5th, 2019


Today on the show I'm chatting with the creators of F.Word Consulting, Caitlin & Robin. After realizing the lack of support that small retail …

Jessica Lauren: Stop Asking For Permission. Create Your Own Yes

October 29th, 2019


Today I'm chatting with Jessica Lauren the blogger behind the lifestyle + inspirational blog NoRealJewelry.Com and the host of The Sunday Jumpstart Podcast-- a weekly podcast helping goal getters ditch the excuses, do …

Rashida Gayle: Breaking Barriers and Building Opportunities One Player At A Time

October 22nd, 2019


Today on the show I'm chatting Rashida Gayle. Rashida is the Director of Talent Marketing at GSE Worldwide—a leading talent marketing agency in the sports industry. Her roster includes several high-profile players …

Rilee Acrey: How One Yes Can Give You So Much Opportunity

October 22nd, 2019


Today I'm chatting Rilee Acrey. She is the creative founder of Balloon Works. Riley started Balloon Works after she was asked to create balloon decor …

Season 3 Sneak Peek

October 15th, 2019

And we're back!! I've missed checking in with you guys every Tuesday, but we're back with all new episodes. This season we're chatting with some amazing women who are breaking barriers, saying no to fear, switching …

Lu’Cretia 'LC' Thomas: Going Behind This Hustle

June 4th, 2019


Thank you guys so much for listening to the first season of the Girl Behind The Hustle! We've made it to the final episode you guys! I'm so grateful …

Allison+Kalika of Bold Purpose: Removing The Mask To Connect With Other Women

May 28th, 2019


Today on the show I'm sharing a throwback chat that I had with the women of Bold Purpose, Allison Maxwell & Kalika Blake. We spoke about …

Jasamine Hill: Turning Losses into Lessons

May 21st, 2019


Jasamine Hill is a Life Coach, Author and the Founder of The Fear Hurdler- a brand dedicated to teaching Women to defeat fear and self-doubt so they can take action and do the work that they love. After getting fired …

D'Cher Whitaker: You Can Have A Successful Hustle & Work In Corporate America

May 14th, 2019


Today on the podcast I'm chatting with my friend D’Cher Whitaker who is the creator of Love Peridot, a lifestyle boutique with a curated collection …

Tina Fears: Fearless In The Pursuit of Success

May 7th, 2019


Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Tina Fears who created her first company, Stage Ready, with $100 & a dream after making a tough decision …

Tonie Neshelle Robinson: You Were Created To Win

April 30th, 2019


Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Business Owner, Empowerment Speaker, Entrepreneur, Life Coach, Mentor, and Mother Tonie Neshelle Robinson. Tonie began her entrepreneurial journey with the opening of her childcare …

Michelle Margaret Marques: Turning Your Pain into Purpose

April 23rd, 2019


Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Founder & Creator, Michelle Margaret Marques. After experiencing the loss of her Mother, Michelle began to refocus on loving herself and self-care. She opened several …

Keyonda Pyles: Stay Ready To Secure The Bag

April 16th, 2019


Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Motherhood Lifestyle Blogger, Keyonda Pyles. Keyonda began sharing her daily life of being a Mom & Wife on social media and soon realized the value that she offered other …

Aloni Ford: Quitting With A Plan

April 9th, 2019


Today on the podcast I'm chatting with powerhouse Aloni Ford. If you're considering quitting your job to pursue your purpose, listen in to Aloni’s story to hear how quitting with a plan led her all the way to Good …

Jasmine Lopez: Finding Identity & Purpose

April 3rd, 2019


Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Co Creator of Authentic Adventure & Co Founder of The Firehouse Dream, Jasmine Jazzy Lopez. Jasmine is a storyteller, dreamer and executer. Her story is one of restoration and …

Lauren Bealore: You Belong In That Room

March 27th, 2019


Today on the podcast we're going behind the hustle with political fundraiser guru & co-founder of Young Ambitious and Beautiful, Lauren Bealore. …

Dr. Genovia Holmes: Prioritize Yourself With Boundaries & Self-Care

March 20th, 2019


Today on the podcast we're going behind the hustle with the Dr. Genovia Holmes. She believes that you should never leave home without your …

Celeste + Kelsi of Viper: From Self Funded To Over A Million Dollars

March 13th, 2019


Today on the podcast we're going behind the hustle with the creators of VIPER, Kelsi and Celeste. VIPER is a self-funded company that brought an entirely new concept to the event market. Now valued at over a million …

Christine Michel Carter: The Power of Support

March 6th, 2019


Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Christine Michel Carter. Christine is a writer and thought leader for marketing to young moms and black consumers. She has been called the "exec inspiring millennial moms", a "mom …

Jasmine Dantzler-Williams: You Need To Make Your Move Now

February 27th, 2019


Today on the show I'm chatting with ultimate hustler, Motown bred and raised, Jasmine Dantzler-Williams. Jasmine fell in love with all things …

Ericka Polamco Webb: It's Okay To Switch Lanes

February 20th, 2019


Today on the show I'm chatting with Ericka Polamco Webb. Ericka is the creator of ‘Becoming the Mrs’, a platform created to inspire mothers to get …

Parker: Cultivating Your Circle

February 13th, 2019


Today on the show sharing the real deal behind the Huśtle is Dallas born, Parker of Parker Parker. Parker Parker is a women’s custom fashion line …

Kenecia Lashae: The Huśtle Don't Stop

February 6th, 2019


Today on the show sharing the real deal behind the hustle is Texas native, Kenecia Lashae. Following graduation from Texas Southern University …

Alice Foy: Pivoting into Position

February 1st, 2019


Today on the show sharing the real deal behind the hustle is seasoned event producer, Alice Foy. Alice has the perfect amount of both grit + grace, and an infectious personality that manifests itself through innovative …

Stephanie Flor: Imagining & Executing Your Wildest Dreams

January 21st, 2019


Today sharing the real deal behind the hustle is NYC based celebrity makeup artist, Stephanie Flor. Stephanie has worked with some of the most influential celebrities out there from Mariah Carey to Sting.

Her global …

Season 2 Intro

January 8th, 2019


Did you miss the show? I bet. Season 2 drops Jan 20th. In this episode LC explains the change of the HeyLC podcast to Girl Behind The Hustle. Find out more about the show and Girl Behind The Hustle at

Dr. Tammy Hicks: Support Is An Action Word

March 27th, 2018


LC is chatting with Dr Tammy Hicks who is on a mission to change the narrative in Chicago that women don't support one another. She is the Founder of Chicago “300” BLACK Women which is an organization that encourages, …

Kristen Harris: Can We Kick It

March 13th, 2018


In honor of Women's History month for the month of March, LC has invited a panel of women to chat about Sisterhood. The series kicks off with Author & Mompreneur Kristen R. Harris of The Birthing Plan, Scribe Tribe, …

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