That's How We Role

Avis Boone

Hi, I'm Avis Boone, the host of That's How We Role podcast, where we talk with women making an impact as entrepreneurs, business owners, creatives, artists, actors, entertainment industry professionals, advocates, solopreneurs about their businesses and careers. Their motivation and inspiration all while serving as role models and mentors for those wanting to create their own path in their career journey.We will discuss ways to connect on all levels from real-world business to the entertainment business. No topic is off limits. We just want to entertain, inspire, motivate, inform and have fun.Follow me on social media:Instagram: @avis.booneTwitter: @avisbooneWebsite: https://avisboone.com

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Welcome to That's How We Role
Feb 26 2021
38 seconds
Don't Be Afraid To Ask with Writer, Producer & Director, Lauren FlickTurn Your Obstacles Into Opportunities with Entrepreneur, Business Coach & Podcast Host, Ina CoveneyHow Do You Get To Carnegie Hall? with Award-Winning Composer, Charu SuriCreate Your Own Blueprint with Author, Award-Winning Poet & Educator, Patrice Juah
​​This week’s guest on That's How We Role podcast is Patrice Juah, an accomplished author, award-winning poet, education entrepreneur and former Miss Liberia.  She is the founder of the Martha Juah Educational Foundation, based in Liberia, West Africa. The Foundation launched the Sexy-Like-A-Book initiative, designed to inspire young women and girls to improve their perspective on reading, literacy, and education. She is a firm believer in the transformative power of education. Among MANY things, Patrice is a Mandela Washington Fellow for President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative.Patrice’s desire is to motivate and empower young women by supporting local non-profit organizations to educate women on HIV/AIDs, teenage pregnancy, and education.So let’s find out more about this incredible woman and her amazing accomplishments and platforms, as we welcome Patrice Juah.LINKS TO PATRICE - https://linktr.ee/p-atricejuahPatrice Juah is a Communications and International Affairs Professional. As founder of the Martha Juah Educational Foundation, she champions girls’ education, leadership, and digital and information literacy through the foundation’s Sexy Like A Book initiative. The initiative takes a social and academic approach to address some of the barriers to girls’  education in Liberia.Patrice works to improve girls’ perspectives on literacy and education by fostering creative expression and cultural awareness. Through public speaking workshops, mentorship meet-ups, and social excursions, girls not only enhance their capacity to tackle academic rigor but are equipped with the confidence and voice to write and speak about taboo topics in their communities. This approach of embedding Social Emotional Learning into girls’ education empowers girls with the social-emotional skills to think critically and make informed decisions as socially conscious young leaders.Explore Sexy Like A Book’s Enchanting Voices Anthology (Book One), written by the first cohort of young writers. Proceeds from the book support the provision of scholarships and educational resources to girls in rural Liberia. A second anthology, written by cohort two, will be released later in 2021.An accomplished author, award-winning poet, former Miss Liberia, and a firm believer in the transformative power of education, Patrice is a Steering Committee Member of Karanga - The Global Alliance for Social-Emotional Learning and Life Skills. She also supports the Liberia Literary Society as a board member and editor. Patrice is a Deutsche Welle Global Media Fellow, a Kistefos Scholar, and a Mandela Washington Fellow for President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the IE School of Global and Public Affairs at IE University, in Madrid, Spain.  A perpetual knowledge seeker, she has a fascination for languages and enjoys fostering global collaborations. More on Patrice’s work can be found here: https://linktr.ee/p-atricejuahDonate to Sexy Like A Book here.Enchanting Voices echoes stories of a Liberia that could be but struggles in the now. It echoes stories of hope and dreams; of courage and resilience; of possibilities and a future waiting to bloom. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ThatsHowWeRole)
Sep 28 2021
33 mins
Life Is A Soap Opera with Actor, Singer & Songwriter Ilene Kristen
This week’s guest is best known for her roles as Delia Ryan from the soap opera, Ryan’s Hope and her two-time Emmy-nominated performance as Roxy Balsom on another soap, One Life To Live and she is Ilene Kristen.  Ilene is an actress, singer, songwriter, cabaret performer, and one-time cinema owner. Even though she may be better known for her soap opera roles, Ilene has many Broadway, Off and Off-Off Broadway credits as well as primetime television shows and movie credits.  She originated the role of Patty Simcox in “Grease” and portrayed the infamous Leona Helmsley in “Mayor”. Her album of original songs “I’m Not Done With U Yet” is available on Amazon and iTunes.A native New Yorker, Ilene is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Delia Ryan on "Ryan’s Hope," and her ten-year stint as the gambling, beer-guzzling and always-inappropriate hairdresser Roxy Balsom on "One Life to Live", for which she received two Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actress.  Ilene portrayed the de, dems and do Norma Gilpin on "Loving" and wannabe socialite Madeleine Thompson on "Another World." Currently she is reprising the role of Delia Ryan in a character crossover on "General Hospital."Ilene made her Broadway debut as a dancer in Henry, Sweet Henry.  She originated the role of Patty Simcox in Grease and portrayed the infamous Leona Helmsley in Mayor.  Off-Broadway shows include Acts of Providence, All That Glitters, Light Up the Sky, The Dolphin Position, Cowboy, and Trust. She also appeared in The Gig at Goodspeed and Marvin’s Room at the Helen Hayes in Nyack. An Ensemble Studio Theatre member since 1984, Ilene has performed in five of their Marathon of One-Act Plays including Saxophone Music, Naomi in the Livingroom, Cosmo's in Love, Degas, C'est Moi, A Dead Man's Apartment and the comedy revue Strange Behavior. Recent film appearances include Tinseltown, Signs of the Cross, Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe, Luscious, Knock, Knock,  and Manhattanites. Night time TV sightings include  Deception, Unforgettable, HBO's Show Me A Hero, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU,  The Good Policeman, Third Watch, The Sopranos, Family,  and The Black Donnellys.In addition to a full-time performing career, Ilene also co-founded of The Jean Renoir Cinema, a film theatre showing independent and foreign films. While affiliated there, she produced the award-winning short The Aftermath. In 1997 she was a producer of the feature Angels with Angles, starring Frank Gorshin and Rodney Dangerfield.  As a songwriter, Ilene has penned album cuts for teenage phenom Kaitlyn Lusk and jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb, as well as producing for the label Tuxedo Records. A regular on the club circuit, Ilene has recently recorded her first CD of her own original songs, which is expected to be released sometime this year.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ThatsHowWeRole)
Aug 19 2021
55 mins
Getting Your Film Made with Producer & Writer Jane Applegate
Hey there beautiful people and welcome back to another episode of That’s How We Role, a bi-weekly podcast where I talk with motivating and inspiring women who are professionals, entrepreneurs, organization leaders, artists and so much more!!And leading the pack in all things fabulous is this week’s guest, Jane Applegate, a writer, producer, coach and creator! Jane is a writer and producer that is all about highlighting women. She has written and produced award-winning independent films primarily written, produced and directed by and about women! She is currently working on a hybrid feature documentary, Left Bank, which  tells the untold story of four remarkable feminists who supported Irish author, James Joyce. But wait, that’s not all! Jane is a teacher and an author of four books on small business success….but she is not done! Her fifth book, Hair on Fire: An Insider's Guide to Producing for the Big and Small Screen, is available on Amazon. She is also co-founder of Showbizing.com, a career coaching and production consulting company she co-founded with producer, Julie Crosby. Please welcome THE woman's woman about town, Jane Applegate! IG:  @janedoryapplegateTwitter: @janewapplegateWebsite:  https://www.leftbankthefilm.comJane Applegate is a writer and producer of award-winning independent films, primarily written,  produced and directed by and about women. Her current hybrid feature documentary, Left Bank, tells the untold story of four remarkable feminists who supported Irish author, James Joyce, so he could write his banned, burned and censored books. It will be shot in France, Ireland andthe U.S. It will be released in 2022 to mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses, which was made possible by American ex-pat book shop owner, Sylvia Beach. Jane teaches the business of film class at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College. She is the author of four books on small business success. Her fifth book, Hair on Fire,  is a guide to independent production. It is available on Amazon. She is also co-founder of Showbizing.com, a career coaching and production consulting company she co-founded with producer, Julie Crosby.Jane is an active member of New York Women in Film and Television and serves as the chair of external relations committee for the Women Independent Producers group.  She lives in a 100 year-old house in Verplanck, NY with her husband, son, daughter and son-in-law. The Left Bank: Jane Applegate: Producer & Co-WriterJane has produced several award-winning features and documentaries, including Erica Fae’s To Keep the Light, a period drama about a female lighthouse keeper. Beauty Mark, won the Ultra-Indie Award at the Woodstock Film Festival. Jane teaches the business of film at Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Brooklyn College.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ThatsHowWeRole)
Jul 27 2021
41 mins
Life Is Not A Tuna & White Bean Salad with Filmmaker & Screenwriter Sophia Romma
Sophia is a playwright, screenwriter, and a film & theater director.  She is a producing artistic director of Garden of the Avant-Garde Productions and she’s also a member of the New York City Bar Association, working in human rights.She was the screenwriter and producer for the international arthouse film Poor Liza, which won a Garnet Grand Prix award. The film starred Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Ben Gazzara and Emmy & Academy award winner Lee Grant. Sophia has written and directed three films for New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program.Outside of film, Sophia has written fourteen different stage plays which have been produced either off-Broadway or “off, off Broadway”.Sophia’s latest project, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime is Used and Borrowed Time. It is a 2020 time travel film about an aging actress who is magically returned to the year 1965 in segregated Alabama. Sophia penned screenplays and directed three films for New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program.  She also wrote and directed a series of cutting-edge short films for the New York Film AcademyPornography!" and "Commercial America in the 90’s." She wrote the screenplay for the documentary "Call Girls for Hire: The Sex Slave Trade Epidemic in Eastern Europe," for which she was honored with Moscow’s Social Awareness Documentary Film Award at the Moscow Women Make Documentaries Film Festival.  Romma also wrote and directed a series of cutting-edge short films for the New York Film Academy: "Underneath Her Make-Up" (unveiling the stigmatized and hounded LGBTQ community in India) and "The Frozen Zone" (shedding light on the supernatural healing powers of ancient shamanism and its infinite wisdom).Dr. Romma is the author of fourteen stage-plays, produced Off-Off Broadway/Off-Broadway, three of which were produced at La MaMa E.T.C. Her play, “The Past Is Still Ahead” which she wrote and directed, ran at the Cherry Lane Theatre, at the Midtown International Film Festival and toured Montauk, London, Moscow, Montreal and Seoul. The Negro Ensemble Company presented “The Mire” at the Cherry Lane Theatre; it was heralded by the New York Times for “grinding down stubborn cultural borders with love’s symphony.” Romma’s “Cabaret Émigré” was lauded by The Villager for "delving deep into the dislocated émigré’s soul in erotic quantum verse.”Romma graduated from Tisch School of the Arts, earning her B.F.A. from the Dramatic Writing Program and her M.F.A. from the Dramatic Writing and Cinema Studies). She holds a Ph.D. in Philology from Maxim Gorky Literature Institute and a Masters of Law from Fordham University School of Law.gardenoftheavantgarde.comgardenoftheavantgarde@gmail.com Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ThatsHowWeRole)
Jul 5 2021
28 mins
Turning Your Passion Into Wine  with Owner of Oceano Wines, Rachel Martin
Jun 22 2021
39 mins
Just Be Your Authentic Self with Actor & Writer Jill Dalton
Jill Dalton is a actor and writer.  Jill’s memoir, My Life in the Trenches ofShow Business: Escape to New York - Act 1  onAmazon.com.  It has a five star rating and was #1 in Acting andAuditioning for several days. Her essays have been published in AuntieBellum Magazine, Delmarva Review, Evening Street Review, TheMacGuffin, Pine Hills Review, and Progressive Activists Voice.Her plays, Collateral Damage (2014) and Whistle-blower (2015)were both semi-finalist in the Eugene O’Neill National PlaywrightsConference. Her solo play, Lizzie Borden Live! was commissioned bythe East Lynne Theater Company in Cape May, NJ, where it had itsworld premiere (August 2007), and a successful and critically acclaimedsix-week run. Tony and 4 time Emmy winning Orchestrator andComposer, Larry Hochman, did original music for the piece, and Ms.Dalton won the 2007 Jacoby Award for her portrayal of Lizzie.Jill has also written and performed two other solo plays: MyLife in the Trenches and Calling on God. These works wereperformed at: Surf Reality, Dixon Place, Womenkind Festival, SoloArts, Hudson Guild, The Field, New York Fringe Festival,Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Int'l, l Midtown Festival (best of thefest), 78th Street Theater Lab, the Kitchen Theatre (Ithaca, NY).Her acting credits include: FBI, Things Heard & Seen, The LoomingTower, Succession, Braid, Too Big to Fail, Law & Order, All MyChildren, As the World Turns, Another World, One Life to Live,Saturday Night Live, Veronika Decides to Die, Rachel GettingMarried, and Oliver Stone’s Wall Street.She consulted with William Hurt on his portrayal of Hank Paulson in theHBO film, Too Big to Fail and he was nominated for an Emmy.She spent 4 1⁄2 years honing her skills as a stand-up comic, and is therecipient of the Mary Jo Comedy Show Award for most promisingnewcomer in NYC.In 2019, Jill was selected to be a part of the PERFORMING ARTSLEGACY PROJECT (PAL) developed at the Actors Fund. PAL is anonline platform to document and represent performers’ careers and saveour national legacy.https://performingartslegacy.org/daltonPrior to coming to New York she was an Artist-in-Residence with theMetropolitan Arts Council in S.C. Her mime troupe, HOMEMADEMIME, toured the southeast and Puerto with grants from the NationalEndowment for the Arts and the S.C. Arts Commission.Jill is a member of SAG/AFTRA, AEA, and the Dramatist Guildof America.https://jilldalton.nychttps://www.jilldaltonwriter.comhttps://performingartslegacy.org/dalton/My Life in the Trenches of Show Business: Escape to New York - Act 1You'd Be Great At What I DoI Was a Cheerleader in Hitler’s Stadium (Will appear in a year in Evening Street Review)No Business Like Show Business  (Will appear in Vol. 14 - November ’21 of The DelMara Review)What’s Your Porno Name?  (Will appear in Vol. 37.3. of The MacGuffin)The Performing Arts Legacy ProjectSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ThatsHowWeRole)
Jun 8 2021
34 mins
Heading Out Into The New Normal with Host Avis BooneStepping Into Your Purpose, Passion and Personal Power with Certified Mindset Life Coach Beata Zdanowska
Stepping Into Your Purpose, Passion and Personal Power with Certified Mindset Life Coach Beata ZdanowskaThis is definitely the time for a reset of the mind and  Certified Mindset Life Coach, Beata Zdanowska is the one to help us through it. Beata is extremely passionate about guiding clients through life blocks and  their struggle to find ultimate fulfillment. She helps her clients find their alignment, their purpose and their passion and teaches them to take action. She accomplishes that through building confidence, self-esteem, emotional intelligence, setting healthy boundaries, creating healthy lifestyles and alignment with intuition and goals.She now applies these lessons in her coaching program to help others avoid those unnecessary struggles and be more productive with their time. Her goal is to guide others to their highest potential. Her mission is to inspire millions to act with purpose and passion.She received her Master Mindset Life Coach certification at the Transformation Academy, an ICF accredited program with focus on Confidence, Emotional Intelligence, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT).She immigrated from Poland in 1989 and went through many life blocks and difficulties to get to the fulfilling mission as a life coach. From telemarketing, through managing million-dollar estates, to having the life of an entrepreneur, life has taught Beata many lessons. She now applies these lessons in her coaching program to help others avoid those unnecessary struggles and be more productive with their time. Her passion is to guide others to their highest potential. Her mission is to inspire millions to act with purpose and passion.She is a spiritual meditation practitioner, yogi, tango dancer, sustainability supporter, proponent of a healthy body and healthy mind, and most of all a lover of nature and the great outdoors. Want to reach Beata?  Website:  https://bit.ly/33zh5rYInstagram: @beata.zdanowska.coachingFacebook: https://bit.ly/33zUXNTLinkedin:  https://bit.ly/3hhZ1ucFollow me on social media: Instagram: @avis.booneTwitter:  @avisbooneWebsite: https://avisboone.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ThatsHowWeRole)
May 11 2021
51 mins
Finding Value and Inspiration In Your Craft with Actor & Filmmaker Ura Yoana Sánchez
Apr 27 2021
39 mins
Strength, Resilience & Growth, the SRG Fitness Way with Certified Personal Trainer, Sophia, Rose Gigante
Sophia Rose Gigante is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist, and owner of SRG Fitness. She has recently added author to her accomplishments, with her book, “Strength, Resilience, Growth: How I Defied Physical and Mental Limitations and Took Control of My Future.” Sophia was born with a brain disorder and was told she would face multiple limitations in her life. But at  just 22 years old, Sophia created her own business, SRG FITNESS, which is a personal training and nutrition counseling wellness studio located in Westchester, New York.  She builds training programs and nutrition plans that are specifically tailored to each individual. And brings all aspects of health and wellness into her clients’ lives. She has also expanded her business worldwide through virtual training.Sophia believes that everyone is entitled to health and wellness. She wants everyone, especially the “underdogs,” to always feel strength, resilience, and growth when walking into SRG Fitness. Sophia has been featured on News 12, and in many publications including The Hydrocephalus Association Blog, which we will discuss in more detail in a bit. Sophia Rose Gigante put the SRG in SRG Fitness.Get Sophia Rose’s book is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3wrIQ2NFollow her success on social media: Instagram:  @srg.fitFacebook:  https://bit.ly/3moKjCiYouTube:  https://bit.ly/2Q0Va9BLinkedin:  https://bit.ly/3sZmraRFollow me on social media: Instagram: @avis.booneTwitter:  @avisbooneWebsite: https://avisboone.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ThatsHowWeRole)
Apr 7 2021
23 mins
The Magic of Appreciating Everything About You with Actor Vivienne JuradoFinancial PPP - Planning Prevents Problems with Financial Advisor, Rhonda SchwartzPaint Your Scene with Scenic Artist Jessie WalkerWelcome to That's How We Role