Feature Friday: Delia Pena-Gay
Highlighting Our People in Podcasting!
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“ I didn't feel like I had the tools to make a career pivot, so I created a show that provided those things. “
Gotta appreciate someone who makes a lane where there isn’t one. That seems to be what Delia does as she makes it her mission is to help other women in career transitions through her company Deliapg.
When you're in a job for a long period of time it's easy to associate your identity with your job role. And when you decide to make a career pivot it can be overwhelming and make you feel out of place. This pivoting is something that brought Delia into podcasting.
“I wanted a creative outlet. Before the pandemic, I was a Dental Assistant, and while furloughed, I had to think about my next move. I didn't feel like I had the tools to make a career pivot, so I created a show that provided those things.”
So she created Just B You podcast a self-improvement show where her guests either share their self-development story or a tool they have created to help themselves and others. She also interviews coaches about ways a person can improve, communication, making a career move, etc.
Okay show art …It’s the cat in the hat, hat for me ❣️🎩
I’m here for that, someone who uses their platform to help others, but also it seems to help her on her journey as well. I’d never thought about interviewing coaches and in a way holding them accountable to better help themselves and others. Now that’s dope.✊🏾
No one really talks about the gray areas of life, especially in a career, this is why a podcast like Delia’s is important. A lot of times people will say just go do something you love but what about the people who don't know what they love and need to rediscover themselves first? This is why I feel a lot of BIPOC podcasters are needed, we can create spaces that we can all relate to and we can find ways to include those who may need help just figuring things out.
Delia’s doing the work, having started her podcast back in 2021 ….but there were things she wished she knew before he started…
“Growing a podcast isn't solely about numbers, yes big numbers allow you to monetize but you want to build a community. The community is the one that hangs around the longest when sponsors move on the next biggest thing.”
Community is key (remember I’ve said that before 💅🏾) it’s important to find and be a part of a group that speaks to you. There are a lot of communities to be a part of so dip a toe out there and don’t be afraid of trying out different communities, after all we aren’t a monolith.
Delia get’s it , finding your people seems to be a big part of what she’s has learned along this podcasting journey.…
The Black Podcasters Association is a great community for black podcasters. They offer tons of opportunities. Join podcasting networks/communities that align with your values. Have fun with your podcast. Make a plan and be intentional. In today's world everyone wants to monetize everything but your podcast is your creative space so enjoy it, enjoy and your guests and the rest will come
So, what did you learn today? Move this move with intentions, find your communities, make a lane where there isn’t one and Have fun!
Speaking. of fun… it’s ya girl birthday on Sunday 🎁🎉 feel free to show some love!
Until next week
I’m wishing you
Peace ☮️ Love ❤️ Soul💪🏾 -Adell aka @iamadellcoleman on all socials 💋
Oh and a little about me…this is the hard part, talking about myself!
I’m Adell Coleman Chief Operations Officer of DCP Entertainment. I’m a multi-award winning podcast creator, producer, and host. I host and EP the podcast Say Their Name AND The Head Nod I like talking so you may have seen me around at a few conferences!
One of my favorite things to do is to amplify and uplift those BIPOC and marginalized creatives who aren’t just hosts but are doing many different things in the podcast space.
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