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Welcome to Ujana (pron. Oyana) : A Teenager's & Young Adults Journey to Self Love

86 EpisodesProduced by Carol OakleyWebsite

Join Carol as she talks to inspiring teens/young adults and mature adults from all walks of life about their journey. Covering a broad range of topics to help teenagers/young adults and parents navigate their way through life and connect with their inner self. A space to hear and celebrate other peo… read more

86 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

S2: EP:20 Bonus Episode : The Art of Letting Go

February 4th, 2022


I share my heartfelt farewell message

Thank you for listening x

S2: EP49: Connection Before Correction

December 23rd, 2021


This is the last episode this year, and I will be taking a break in January, with the plan to come back in February with more great stories and content.

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement.  I've loved …

S2: EP48: Colourless Desires

December 17th, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to speak with  Kimberley Gowdy, author of The Colorless Womb and Founder of MOBY (Mommy Older Baby Younger)

Born in …

S2: EP47: Surviving Comes From Planning

December 9th, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to speak with Retirement Strategist and Financial Advisor, Jefflyn Dangerfield.


Jefflyn speaks passionately, about …

S2: EP46: Keys to Clarity

December 3rd, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to speak with Lucy Abigail, a young businesswoman, and fulfillment seeker.

Growing up, Lucy struggled to know what she …

S2: EP45: Success Left A Clue

November 25th, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to speak with Robert Riopel, who is an international best-selling Author, App Creator, Entrepreneur, and Life Transforming Trainer.

After going from $150,000 in debt and stressed to completely …

S2: EP44: Creating a Positive Image

November 19th, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to speak with Lacey C. Clark!, Creator of the 8 S’ Empowerment System, Phenomenally U” A Young Women’s Guide to Being …

S2: EP43: Start Somewhere

November 11th, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to speak with Adam Legister who is 32-years young and an avid gym-goer.

Adam’s journey has been interesting. Peaks and troughs from being a chubby child (his words) to getting in and out of …

S2: EP42: Digging in Deeper

November 4th, 2021


Today, I have Jonathan Nazario who is an 18-year-old self-published author who has written a self-help book called ‘The World in Which We Live’ .

S2: EP41: Behind Closed Doors. Dealing with Narcissistic Abuse

October 28th, 2021


Today, I have a deep conversation with Raj Montage who is an Empath Coach from Michigan, US.

Having grown up in an unstable family, Raj didn't feel free to be himself at any time. Instead, he was viewed as a flawed and …

S2: EP40: The Career Toolkit

October 21st, 2021


Today, I have a thought-provoking conversation with Mark Herschberg from NYC.

Mark is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success …

S2: EP39: Your Message Matters

October 14th, 2021


Today, I have a fun and engaging conversation with Tyler Foley from Calgary, Canada.

Tyler is an accomplished film and stage performer and has been …

S2: EP38: Creating a Culture of Possibility

October 9th, 2021


Today, I have a beautiful, thought-provoking and soul-stirring conversation with Michael Phillips, from Dallas, Texas. He is the founder of Life Prep …

S2: EP37: Are You On The Right Train?

October 1st, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to speak with Sam Thiara from Vancouver, Canada.

Sam is Founder and Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream Coaching …

S2: EP36: Video Gaming Demystified

September 23rd, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to speak with Jed Schaffer from Detroit.

Jed is here to share his love of video games, to help a new generation of parents that grew up with video games on how to be a gamer and a parent, and …

S2: EP35: Connecting the Dots

September 11th, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to speak with Ben Corkery. Ben is a teacher turned podcaster and writer who explores ideas around the importance of …

S2: EP34: There's Always A Way

August 29th, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to speak with Rhea Watson, Founder of Scholarship Solutions. a premier Scholarship and College Consulting Firm. Dedicated …

S2: EP33: I'm Not Weird!

August 20th, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to speak with Kelly Coons who is an Autistic Author writing about Autistic protagonists. Her book ‘All Ways’ was released in April 2021.

Kelly is also an autism advocate. Before she was …

S2: EP32: How To Build Your Own Startup

August 12th, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to speak to Hugo Pickleford-Wardle, co-founder of Startup Sherpas.  A collective of amazing people striving to help teens …

S2: EP31: Redefining Your Normal

August 5th, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure and honour to share a space with Justin and Alexis Black,  Authors of  ‘Redefining normal:  How two foster children beat the odds and discovered healing, happiness, and love’.

Alexis and …

S2: EP30: Laughter is the Best Medicine

July 29th, 2021


I had the pleasure to share a space with 9ine Degrees.  Who are nine entertaining guys from London that decided to turn their group banter into an animated black British series on Youtube called Pass the Meerkat.  They …

S2: EP29: Yoga for Teenagers - The Amazing Benefits

July 23rd, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to share a space with Trishan Haughton, Mother, Nurturer of Mom & Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga.

Join me as Trishan talks passionately about the benefits of yoga for teenagers. …

S2: EP28: I'm Not A Label

July 16th, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure to have Ola Adesanoye, Founder of Study Skills Lab, on the show. Ola is an academic life coach for preteens and teens.

Ola is a mum of 3 and her background is in Pharmacy. She stopped working …

S2: EP27: School's Out! How children can start a business during their summer break

July 9th, 2021


I have a great conversation with Kymone Hinds, Business Coach, Entrepreneur, and Speaker, on today's show.

Kymone is the host of the Ideas to Life Podcast, where business owners share their stories and the lessons …

S2: EP26: A Passion For Medicine

July 1st, 2021


On today’s show, I have a wonderful conversation with Dr Shemmassian, CEO of Shemmassian Academic Consulting and one of the world’s foremost experts …

S2: EP: 25 Food for Thought

June 24th, 2021


On today’s show, I have a powerful conversation with Michelle May, former family physician, recovered yo-yo dieter, Founder – Am I Hungry? Mindful …

S2: EP:24: One Step For Mankind!

June 17th, 2021


On today’s show, I have a great time talking with Jane Reid, Mum, Teacher, and Entrepreneur.

Jane always wanted to be an astronaut. She studied Aerospace Engineering and graduated at the height of the recession and …

S2: EP23: Wonder and Wellbeing

June 10th, 2021


I thought I'd share with you an interview I did on the Wonder and Wellbeing Podcast, hosted by the lovely Carla Magdalene.  I interviewed Carla last …

S2: EP22: A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

June 4th, 2021


On today’s show, I had a beautiful conversation with Savia Rocks, Writer, Professional Photographer, and Founder of the Us People Podcast.

Savia’s …

S2: EP21: How to Market Yourself

May 27th, 2021


On today’s show, I have the honour to talk with Jette Stubbs, who is a Career and Business Coach, and Host of Happy Career Formula Podcast with …

S2: EP20 It's Okay to Get Things Wrong

May 20th, 2021


This week on my social channels, I’ve been posting inspirational content about failure and the power of your words. So to continue in the same spirit, on today’s episode, I speak with Gemma Edwards, co-founder of So …

S2: EP19: Finding Your Own Voice

May 13th, 2021


On today’s episode, I had such a great conversation with Dennis Morrison, who is an Entrepreneurial Creative and Founder of Audience Magnet.

Dennis has worked in the Film & TV industry for over 30 years, and has …

S2: EP18: Identifying Your Child's Strengths

May 6th, 2021


On today’s show, I have Nadia Lewis-Gorton, Educational Consultant, Windrush Educator, Home Schooling Mother, Online Tutor and Mother of 2 boys.

I …

S2: EP17: How To Raise a Conscious Adult

April 29th, 2021


In today’s episode I’m flying solo! I share my powerful ‘C’ Framework. ‘How to Raise a Conscious Adult in 7 simple steps.

I share tips and advice to …

S2: E16: The Power of Communication

April 22nd, 2021


S2: EP16:  ‘The Power of Communication’

On today’s show, I have the pleasure of talking with an extraordinary young lady, 22 year old, Alex Guillot.

S2: EP15" Carve Your Own Path

April 15th, 2021


‘Carve Your Own Path’

On today’s show, I have the pleasure of talking with 21 year old, young author, Cady Hammer.

From the time she was eleven, Cady …

S2: EP14 Patience is a Virtue

April 8th, 2021


Today, I have the pleasure of talking with 15 year Isabella Signs who teaches the world sign language with her brother Lucas aged 8, who has Down Syndrome, her sister Indiana aged 7 and her brother Alexander aged 11 who …

S2: EP13 Finding Your Hustle

April 1st, 2021


‘Finding Your Hustle’

Continuing with the theme of young trailblazers, today I have the pleasure chatting with Haroun Kiza, Co Founder, Future Talent Management.

Haroun’s outlook on life is breathtaking. I was taken …

S2: EP12: 'Flipping Your Duvet!'

March 25th, 2021


Today I have the pleasure chatting with Jack Parsons, UK’s Chief Youth Officer, The Youth Group.

Jack is an incredible young man. A young adult, …

S2: EP11: The Art of Listening

March 18th, 2021


The Art of Listening

Today I have the pleasure of talking with Bernardo Salcido, Founder of Connecting with Teens. Bernardo is a Principal, Father of 2 and Parent Coach. He has 2 decades of experience helping thousands …

S2: EP10 Proactive and Intentional Parenting

March 11th, 2021


On today’s show I have the pleasure of talking to Kira and Deana, founders of Future Focused Parenting, an organisation that helps families start …

S2: EP9: Discovering Your Path

March 4th, 2021


On today’s episode, I have the pleasure talking with Clare Ford, Expert Educator and Wellbeing Entrepreneur.

Clare is an education expert with over 15 years’ teaching experience, runner up of the 2019 MPower Legacy …

S2: EP8: Five Powerful Habits To Become An Effective Teenager

February 25th, 2021


On today's show, I have the pleasure speaking with Angie Karanja, psychologist and parenting expert, who has been empowering teenagers and young …

S2: EP7: How Your Passion Can Make An Impact

February 18th, 2021


S2: EP7

How Your Passion Can Make An Impact

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing an incredible young lady, 16 year old, high school student, …

S2: E6: - Creating Financial Joy by Designing your Life's Vision

February 11th, 2021


Today I have the pleasure speaking with Ken Okoroafor, Co-founder and CEO of the Humble Penny and Financial Joy Academy.
Ken has a wonderful and …

S2: EP5: UK Student Finance Demystified!

February 4th, 2021


I have the pleasure speaking with Yvonne, former Student Ambassador for the University of Essex.

Yvonne explains and shares her insights into how UK Student Finance works. A process that sometimes can be complicated and …

S2: EP4: Raising Passionate Teenagers into Fulfilled Experts No Matter Who Your Parents Are!

January 28th, 2021


Today’s episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Joshua Oshowo, Africa's No 1 Business Automation Consultant and founder of Smart Teens Global. …

S2: EP3 Why Teens and Young Adults should be thinking about their financial future NOW!

January 21st, 2021


Series 2, Episode 3

Finance January – Helping teenagers/young adults to make responsible choices

On today’s show, I have the pleasure of speaking …


January 14th, 2021


Series 2, Episode 2

Finance January – Helping teenagers/young adults to make responsible decisions

Gavin Cameron, Car Buying Guru shares his insights …

S2: EP1: Mum, Dad, Please Can I have Some Money?!

January 7th, 2021


Happy New Year.  Wishing you a great 2021.

Amanda van der Gulik shares her story and her passion for teaching children the art of money management. …


December 23rd, 2020


Join me as I reflect and celebrate Ujana’s journey. I also share my plans for Ujana.

Thank you for your support and love.

Wishing you all a peaceful …

EP36: Always Take Your Lunch Break

December 17th, 2020


I had the pleasure interviewing Michael Earle who is an award winning Well-being Consultant, Speaker, Trainer & Mental Health Complex Needs …

EP35: All Will Be OK

December 10th, 2020


Michael Byrd,  Real Estate &Mortgage Broker, and Writer.

Michael shares his harrowing, painful and dysfunctional childhood.  Daily life was a …

EP34: Own Your Space

December 3rd, 2020


Siam Hurlock-Noel, Therapist.

I had the pleasure to interview my childhood friend Siam, who is an amazing lady.  Siam battled with self esteem issues in her teens, always taking a backseat and not owning her voice or …

EP33: Free Yourself From The Shackles Of Your Mind

November 26th, 2020


Winco Chau, Air Veteran, Counsellor, Executive Coach and Lifestyle Coach.

I had the privilege and the honour to chat with Winco Chau who is a Air Veteran, Counsellor, Executive Coach and Lifestyle Coach. 

Coming from a …

EP32: What Value Do You Bring To The Table?

November 19th, 2020


I had the honour to interview Clare Rudo, Global Category Leader Real Estate and Facilities, and Founder of

Clare is an …

EP31: Holding Onto Your Dreams

November 12th, 2020


Jackie Daley – Teacher, Motivator and Mother shares her wonderful story:

· How she held onto her childhood dream to become a teacher.

· Being in a …

EP30: Don't Lose Sight Of Who You Are

November 5th, 2020


Rachel Frei Bandieri, Outdoor Explorer, Author and Mindset Mentor shares her story.

As a child, animals, especially dogs and horses were Rachel’s best friends. At the age of 13 she developed severe eating disorders, a …

EP29: Destruction Creates New Opportunities

October 29th, 2020


Veronika Winski, founder of The Dream Life Formula shares her story and insights into living a purposeful life.

Veronika was born in America but grew …

EP28: Beauty Starts Within

October 22nd, 2020


Jazee Womack, Cosmetologist, Owner and Founder of Just Jazee Beauty, shares her story about resilience and determination. At the age of 13 she found …

EP27: When Hope is Crushed, the Heart is Crushed

October 15th, 2020


Telma Dias de Brito, Student Language Teacher.

Navigating through her childhood and teenage years wasn’t an easy feat.  Born in Portugal, Telma was …

EP26: Insightfully Humble

October 8th, 2020


Nelson Beltijar, Life & Executive Coach worked hard all his life. Climbed the career ladder, reached the top, became very successful, and then …

EP25: Finding Love and Finding Your True Purpose

October 1st, 2020


Lenita Reeves, Purposehouse Publishing shares her story.

Lenita’s childhood and teen years were formative. After her parents divorced when she was 7 …

EP24: How Poetry Saved My Life

September 24th, 2020


I had the pleasure of interviewing Telixia Inico who is a Spoken Word Artist, Published Author, Public Speaker, Creative Entrepreneur and Founder and …

EP23: Life Isn't A Steady Progession

September 18th, 2020


Sir John Hegarty, Founder and Creative Director of Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) and Founder of The Garage Soho, shares his wisdom and knowledge about how he navigated through life to build one of the most admired global …

EP22: Your Circumstances Do Not Have To Define You

September 10th, 2020


Radojka Miljevic, Management Consultant shares her interesting story.   Growing up as a daughter of Serbian migrants (fleeing the Second World War) …

EP21: Being on the Other Side of the Table.

September 8th, 2020


Diana Kaufman, College Advisor and Host of College Advice in Nanoseconds interviews me about my journey and Ujana.  

EP20: You Are Enough and The Art of Communication

September 3rd, 2020


Desiree Panlilio, Teen Life Coach shares her passion and mission to empower teenagers to reach their full potential.   Her mantra is communication, …

EP19: The Importance of Self Care and Giving Back

September 1st, 2020


Dionne Lackey, Life Solutions Coach and Massage therapist shares invaluable tips about self care by taking a wholistic approach.   She also explains …

EP18: Life as a Teenage Parent and Acceptance

August 28th, 2020


Carla Magdalene, Business Coach, Consultant and Creator of learning content for Parents and Educators.  Carla shares her journey from growing up in a …

EP17: Who Are You Hanging Out With?

August 25th, 2020


Amika Ezer, Radio Promotions Executive at Universal Music label talks about the importance of having a good set of friends and having an open communication with your parents.  Also the importance of networking, as well …

EP16: Letting Your Children Express and Explore Themselves

August 21st, 2020


Mary Tapa, Transformational Life Coach and Speaker, talks about her childhood in Cameroon.  Now living in America.  She shares lots of insights.  From the importance of listening to your children, to overcoming limiting …

EP15: Doing what you Love

August 18th, 2020


Rick Elgood, Director, takes us along his journey from growing up in Yorkshire, to walking the artistic road and making an impact in Jamaica.   He also shares his latest initiative in Africa, teaching children to tell …

EP14: Why kindness goes a long way

August 14th, 2020


Diana Kauffman, College Advisor, talks about her life in Caracus, Venezuela and about the importance of Personal Growth and Kindness.

EP13: The Value of Being Different, Distinctive and Authentic

August 12th, 2020


Jim Carroll, Advertising Planner, Former Chairman of BBH, UK and Brand Consultant, talks about his life.  Stressing the importance of creativity, …

EP12: Fighting your own battles and being bold

August 6th, 2020


Gin Godden Visual Effects Producer offers great advice about the importance of communication, self exploration, respect and how to navigate within …

EP11: Investing in your Creativity

August 6th, 2020


Rania, Creative and Creative Coach talks about growing up and living in Ghana.   Also, championing the importance of inventing and recreating …

EP10: Be the change that you want to see in the world

August 6th, 2020


Adrian Grant, Entertainment & Media Producer speaks openly about his journey.  Despite facing and overcoming obstacles, he  has produced magazines, books, records, videos, television, concerts and theatre shows.  He …

EP:9 My Story - Just Being Me

August 4th, 2020


Having a conversation with my son Omari.  Connecting with him and you on a deeper level.

EP8: Learning to love yourself

August 4th, 2020


14 year old Maddie Seal, host of the podcast 'The Flowering Compass:  A Teen's Journey to Self Love' talks about her life.  Learning to love herself …

EP7: It's never to late to re-Invent yourself

July 29th, 2020


Jackie Benjamin, Educator talks about her journey about becoming a Head Teacher.

EP6: Using your creative compass to help you achieve your goals

July 28th, 2020


Anthony Thomas, Content Creator, talks about how he navigated his way to becoming a successful Director.  

EP5: Facing resistance while keeping your eyes on your goals

July 27th, 2020


Nina Lewis - Educator, shares her story about the obstacles and challenges she faced while studying and at work.    Offering powerful advice along …

EP4: The Power and Value of Self

July 24th, 2020


Jamaal takes us on a journey about finding self and making a difference in the world.

EP3: Finding Self and Being Authentic

July 21st, 2020


Helen Powlette, Executive TV Producer speaks candidly about her interesting journey.  Sharing her words of wisdom and love.

EP2: Hanging out with my niece Lennicia. From Young Carer to Tour Manager

July 17th, 2020


Lennicia tells her story about the challenges she faced when she was a young carer to trying to follow her dream to work in the music industry.

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