S2 EP4 // Former Model and Love Islander, Jamie Jewitt

25May

At just 15 years old, Jamie Jewitt became a model shooting some huge career boasting campaigns for the likes of Calvin Klein, Tods, Emporio Armani and Tom Ford, however, he walked away from it all to try and find more purpose in his life. He caught the eye of TV producers and starred in a NYC based reality show Taking New York before eventually being cast again by the same TV producers for one of the UK’s most popular reality shows, Love Island. He now leads a more authentic life working with charities including Help the Refugees and only working with brands that align with his core values. In this episode we delve into men's mental health; we discuss how he overcame his own demons, what he really thinks about the term "influencer" and why social media can become toxic if you let it.

In this series, we'll dig deep to get to know the real person behind the digital fame. Shanie will introduce you to some incredible people, with amazing journeys and stories that you can either relate to, learn from or be inspired by.

S2 E3 // YouTuber and Influencer, Nakita Johnson

28Apr

On this episode of the 'Influence Me' podcast, Shanie Ryan is joined by YouTuber & influencer Nakita Johnson. With an impressive 880,000 followers on Instagram she promotes health and fitness across her channel's which led her to release her very own e-book, “No Excuses”. She opens up to Shanie about how different life was in her native South Africa and what it was really like relocating to London. She talks about choosing to keep her personal life off social media and reveals the daily habits that help her achieve her goals.

In this series, we'll dig deep to get to know the real person behind the digital fame. Shanie will introduce you to some incredible people, with amazing journeys and stories that you can either relate to, learn from or be inspired by.

S2 EP2 // Laceinne & Coupe Talk Vegan Lifestyle, Water Fasting, Free Birth & Holistic Pregnancy

6Apr

On this episode of 'Influence Me', Shanie Ryan is joined by The Pink Coconut curator, holistic pregnancy coach, doula & blogger Laceinne & her husband Coupe DC who is a personal trainer, water fasting coach & nutrition expert.

This episode is so varied and speaks with not one but two expert guests. Laceinne opens up about her personal experience with free birth / unassisted birth, she shares how to experience a holistic pregnancy, and discusses her choice to raise her baby on an entirely plant-based diet. Coupe has a wealth of knowledge in both health & nutrition, he coaches hundreds of people online on water fasting and its benefits and speaks to his knowledge as a personal trainer on making healthy lifestyle choices. Combined they have over 100,000 followers and their lifestyle choices both intrigue and inspire.
 
In this series, we'll dig deep to get to know the real person behind the digital fame. Shanie will introduce you to some incredible people, with amazing journeys and stories that you can either relate to, learn from or be inspired by.

S2 EP1 // World’s Strongest Footballer, Bayo Akinfenwa

17Mar

Footballer Bayo Akinfenwa is a celebrity in his own right, in part due to infamously being the strongest player in the FIFA video game series, in part to his clothing range, Beast Mode On. He has over a million Instagram followers, owns a successful YouTube channel and has an autobiography. Despite his fame in other areas, he still plays for Wycombe Wanderers FC. In this episode, he delves into his multifaceted career, gets personal about his family life and describes his experiences of being a footballer and dealing with racism.

In this series, we'll dig deep to get to know the real person behind the digital fame. Shanie will introduce you to some incredible people, with amazing journeys and stories that you can either relate to, learn from or be inspired by.

S1 EP10 // Artist and Instagram Star, Sophie Tea

2Mar

Sophie Tea is a painter on a mission to disrupt the art world. Her fresh approach to selling paintings has seen her reach brand new customers via her instagram account. She sells limited edition abstract pieces to her fans on affordable price plans - this has led her to become a hit with traditional art lovers and newbies to the scene. Her latest show "Send Nudes" was a sell out and in this episode of Influence Me, she explains how she's revolutionising the art world and what she's planning to do next. 

In this series, we'll dig deep to get to know the real person behind the digital fame. Shanie will introduce you to some incredible people, with amazing journeys and stories that you can either relate to, learn from or be inspired by.

S1 EP9 // YouTuber, Diversity Spokesperson & Rimmel Campaign Star, Lewys Ball

17Feb

Lewys Ball proves that “makeup is for everybody to wear.” With nearly a quarter of a million followers on Instagram and over 28 million views on YouTube, his DIY beauty vlogs have earned him lots of fans and the attention of leading cosmetic brands who want to work with him. In this episode, he tells Shanie how vulnerable he felt posting his first videos, what it's like to walk into a shop and buy a make-up haul as a guy and how he deals with online trolls. 

In this series, we'll dig deep to get to know the real person behind the digital fame. Shanie will introduce you to some incredible people, with amazing journeys and stories that you can either relate to, learn from or be inspired by.

S1 EP8 // Fashion, Lifestyle & Travel Blogger, Charlotte Hole

3Feb

Charlotte Hole is a blogger, YouTube creative and self-love advocate. She has recently appeared as a host on Channel 4's 'Naked Beach', helping people with low self esteem to accept their bodies. In this episode of Influence Me, she delves into her own struggles with an eating disorder and describes her journey to self acceptance. Charlotte and Shanie also talk about the benefits of meditation, vision boards, crystal healing and setting goals. 

In this series, we'll dig deep to get to know the real person behind the digital fame. Shanie will introduce you to some incredible people, with amazing journeys and stories that you can either relate to, learn from or be inspired by.

S1 EP7 // Model and Former Love Islander, Jourdan Riane

21Jan

Jourdan Riane is a 24-year old model from Essex who graced the villa for the fifth series of Love Island. Since leaving the show, Jourdan has amassed over half a million followers on instagram and uses her platform to showcase her successful modelling career. Her journey hasn't all been glamorous or easy and in this intimate interview she opens up for the first time about being bullied and being a bully.

In this series, we'll dig deep to get to know the real person behind the digital fame. Shanie will introduce you to some incredible people, with amazing journeys and stories that you can either relate to, learn from or be inspired by.

S1 EP6 // Xavier the Life Coach

6Jan

Xavier is a life coach to both celebrities and regular people. Via his 'XavierTheLifeCoach' instagram page, he offers daily nuggets of information for free to his 46k followers. His account is private, to encourage real connections with real people. His ethos is to challenge people's thoughts and help them to get into a positive mindset. In this episode he delves into personal happiness, relationships and how we can make our own luck.

Influence Me digs deep to get to know the real person behind the digital fame. Shanie will introduce you to some incredible people, with amazing journeys and stories that you can either relate to, learn from or be inspired by.

 

S1 EP5 // No Bull Business School Founder, Influencer and Mum, Sarah Akwisombe

23Dec

Sarah Akwisombe is the founder of the No Bull Business School. NBBS has over two thousand students signed up to the fun online courses which promise to help build the brands of the future. Sarah also teams up with other experts - one of her most successful collaborations is with the Money Coach, Jen McFarlane, together they run the Money and Manifesting School. In this episode of Influence Me she sits down with Shanie and discusses confidence, money, motherhood and of course, building a no bull business.

Influence Me digs deep to get to know the real person behind the digital fame. Shanie will introduce you to some incredible people, with amazing journeys and stories that you can either relate to, learn from or be inspired by.

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