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  • I interviewed Aishwarya Desai, an actress and model who was born in the USA then moved to India to pursue her passions after college. We talk all about dealing with rejection, getting discovered and so much more! Aishwarya’s story is so interesting and I know you will love it just as much as I do!

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  • In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Lucie Fink. Lucie is a YouTuber/video creator based in NYC who left Refinery 29 to pursue her own brand. We talk all about going from majoring in pre med in college to becoming a producer and on camera personality. If you want to know how to take  initiative and take your career into your own hands then this is the podcast episode for you. This was such a GREAT conversation and I know you will all love it!

    Follow Lucie on IG: https://www.instagram.com/luciebfink/

    *YouTube Link:* *https://www.youtube.com/luciebfink* ( https://www.youtube.com/luciebfink )

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  • In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Adrien Bettio and Hyla Nayeri. Adrien and Hyla are the co-founders of 437, a swimwear and clothing line dedicated to making you look and feel your best. We talk all about growing your company and product from the ground up, making meaningful connections and using influencer and social media marketing to your advantage. To anyone who is interested in starting their own business or fashion in general, this is the episode for you!

    Follow 437 on IG: https://www.instagram.com/437/

    *Website Link:* *https://shop437.com/collections/summer-capsule-1* ( https://shop437.com/collections/summer-capsule-1 )

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  • In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Clane Gessel. Clane is a self made New York based art and wedding photographer with an amazing creative eye. In this episode we talk about going from being homeless to having his photo on the cover of National Geographic, getting into wedding photography and so much more! This is truly one of my favorite episodes and I can’t wait for you to listen!

    Follow Clane on IG: https://www.instagram.com/clanegessel/

    *Website Link:* *https://clanegessel.com* ( https://clanegessel.com/ )

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  • In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Majo Molfino. Majo is an author and designer dedicated to guiding women to design their creative purpose. In this episode we talk about what “good girl” mentality is and how to break out of it. We also talk about breaking out of the mold you were given to fit into and how to find your purpose. This is such a great episode and I know you will love it just as much as I do!

    Follow Majo on IG: https://www.instagram.com/majomolfino/

    *Website/Book Link:* *https://majomolfino.com/book* ( https://majomolfino.com/book )

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  • I interviewed the founder of fyb jewelry, Alyssa Kuchta. Alyssa Kuchta launched f.y.b jewelry while a student at the University of Delaware, hosting her first trunk show on campus with her sorority sisters. Upon graduating in 2012, she opened her first brick and mortar pop up shop at the iconic Bryant Park market in Manhattan that holiday season and never looked back.Today f.y.b is sold in 300+ retail stores, has a growing brand ambassador program at college campuses across the country, and has been featured in Glamour Magazine, The Huffington Post, and NYLON to name a few. Recognizing the value of a strong female network in growing her business, Alyssa founded the company’s college brand ambassador program to provide the same sense of community to other young women, allowing them to build their resume in a meaningful way while building confidence in themselves and having access to mentorship and opportunities.

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  • In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Joey Mure and Russ Morgan. Joey and Russ are the founders/partners of Wealth Without Wall Street, a community bringing you strategies to help you reach financial freedom without wall street. In this week’s episode we talk about what financial freedom really is, creating the right passive income for you, the stock market and so much more. This is such an interesting episode and I know you will like it just as much as I do.

    Instagram: @wealthwithoutwallst ( https://www.instagram.com/wealthwithoutwallst/ )

    *Website:* *https://www.wealthwithoutwallstreet.com* ( https://www.wealthwithoutwallstreet.com/ )

    Podcast: https://www.wealthwithoutwallstreet.com/podcast ( https://www.wealthwithoutwallstreet.com/podcast )

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  • This week we have our first recurring guest, Jada Jones! She is a teenager, content creator, dancer, actress, and activist. She has been protesting for Black Lives Matter since 2016 and I am so excited to have her on to talk about the events that unfolded this past week, the protests, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the change she hopes happened. I hope this episode makes you feel like you're just sitting and chatting with a friend.

    I hope this week shows that we have a lot to learn and we need to take a second to listen. Have these conversations, educate yourself, and hold your friends accountable.

    Now go show Jada some love check out her amazing content.

    Jada's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/minwenjones

    Jada's podcast: HighKey Adulteen https://open.spotify.com/show/5ymPZGT3xhMtswkGE1A8LT

    Jada's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jadajonesss/?hl=en

    All funds from this video will be donated to EJI.

    Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org/

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    Here are more places to donate: https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-for-black-lives-matter.html  Justice for George Floyd petition: https://www.wecantbreathenational.org/ Justice for Breonna Taylor: https://www.standwithbre.com/  Arrabon (equips Christian leaders to engage in racial reconciliation within the church): https://arrabon.com/what-is-arrabon/

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  • Today is a solo episode! I am talking about productivity during quarantine and how being productive during a pandemic NEEDS to be talked about. Is it possible to achieve balance? Or is that a myth? Should we be productive or should we use this as time off? I also talk about being a future-driven person during a time where we have no idea how the future will go. And then I introduce Nat Chats- a potential new segment all about the future of the corporate work space. I loved talking about a random topic and would love to add this in. Let me know what you think.

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  • I interviewed Gigi Goldman. Gigi is one of the co-founders of Kopari Beauty, a non toxic and cruelty-free coconut powered clean beauty brand. In this episode we talk all about how Kopari Beauty got started, learning from your mistakes in business, using social media to market your product and so much more. Kopari Beauty is a brand that I genuinely use EVERYDAY and I am so excited to share this episode with you. Use code REALREEL20 for 20% off until May 31.

    Kopari Beauty on IG: https://www.instagram.com/KopariBeauty/ ( https://www.instagram.com/KopariBeauty/ )

    *Kopari Beauty’s Website:* *http://koparibeauty.com* ( http://koparibeauty.com/ )

    Gigi’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/gigi.goldman/ ( https://www.instagram.com/gigi.goldman/ )

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  • In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Christine Howell. Christine is the owner and designer of Dear Survivor, a sustainable fashion jewelry brand located in San Diego, CA. What makes Dear Survivor so special is that a percentage of all proceeds goes to the rehabilitation of human trafficking survivors. In this episode we talk about starting your own business with only $800, providing sustainable goods, finding the perfect manufacturing company and so much more! This is truly one of my favorite episodes and I know you all will be running to support this company and what they stand for after you listen!

    Dear Survivor IG: https://www.instagram.com/dearsurvivor/ ( https://www.instagram.com/dearsurvivor/ )

    *Dear Survivor Website:* *https://dear-survivor.com* ( https://dear-survivor.com/ )

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  • In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Sarah Wang. Sarah is a fulltime hardware manufacturing engineer at Microsoft where she works on their cloud technology. In this episode Sarah gives such amazing advice on how to prepare for interviews, applying to work at big companies and preparing to pitch a product to inventors. Sarah has a wealth of knowledge on so many topics and I know you will be just as excited about this episode as I am.

    Sarah’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/swangxswang/ ( https://www.instagram.com/swangxswang/ )

    Sarah’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdLPr1DIGTTdvNEmCPOKvA ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdLPr1DIGTTdvNEmCPOKvA )

    Sarah’s Website: https://swangswang.com ( https://swangswang.com/ )

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  • This episode is with Emily Anne, a food blogger turned lifestyle influencer living in New York City. We talk about her experience going to college in a big city and attending NYU, quitting your job to do social media full-time and the struggles with that, and living in New York City during a pandemic. We discuss these conversations candidly and we hope you feel like you're just listening in to a conversation with two friends talking about life! Emily's Instagram: @whatsemilydoing https://www.instagram.com/whatsemilydoing/ Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu https://www.instagram.com/nataliebarbu  IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2271117656542941/ Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support

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  • Let's talk RELATIONSHIPS. We are giving our relationship advice that you submitted on our Facebook page + Instagram. Keep in mind, this is just OUR advice. Might not be the best, might not even be great. But if you want to listen to our thoughts, here it is! Also disclaimer: this will not be relevant to all relationships. We can only speak on our own experiences. Hope you enjoy!

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  • In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Brian Chung. Brian is the co-founder of Alabaster Co, a faith based publishing company, dedicated to bringing creativity and imagery to the text of the bible. In this episode Brian and I talk about what it’s like to build a business from the ground up with no money and no investors. We also talk about starting a business with a friend, using influencer marketing and taking the leap of faith to make your side hustle your only hustle. This episode is different from all of the others and you don’t want to miss this one! Brian’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/brianchung/ Alabaster Co.  IG: https://www.instagram.com/alabaster_co/ Alabaster Co. Website: https://www.alabasterco.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support

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  • In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed such an amazing couple, Bianca Franco and Collin Henderson. Bianca is a YouTuber and digital creator and Collin is a film/music video director. In this episode we talk about planning a wedding, moving in together and tips for long distance relationships. We also talk about what it is like to put so much info online and how to deal with judgement and hate. This was one of the most fun episodes to record and I know you will all love it!

    Check out Zeamo by going to https://www.zeamo.com/explore and use code BARBU50 at checkout.

    Bianca’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/biancaxxfranco/ Collin’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/collinrhenderson/ Podcast IG: https://www.instagram.com/easywayorhardwaypod/ Bianca’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/fashionblogger11 Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support

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  • In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Fay Afghahi. Fay is the founder of KeraHealth Hair Vitamins. KeraHealth produces a naturally sourced supplement clinically proven to reduce hair loss. Fay and I talk all about starting your own business, the process of creating your own supplement and getting funding for your business. We discuss how she went from being the editor-in-chief of Elle Magazine Arabia and then taking the leap of faith to start KeraHealth with her husband. This episode is SO interesting and you’re all going to love it. Follow Fay on IG: https://www.instagram.com/kerahealthfay/ Follow KeraHealth on IG: https://www.instagram.com/kerahealth/ KeraHealth website: https://kerahealth.com/ Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support

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  • In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Veronika Abrams. Veronika is a transformation and confidence coach and podcast host. After hitting rock bottom three years ago Veronika completely  turned her life around and started to demand the best from herself. In this episode we get into the steps she took to get her to the point she is now. If you want to know how to become the best version of yourself then this is the one for you. This episode is so inspiring and you don’t want to miss it!

    Check out Zeamo by going to https://www.zeamo.com/explore and use code BARBU50 at checkout.

    Follow Veronika on IG: https://www.instagram.com/veronikaabrams/ Hero Business Academy Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/herobusinessacademy/ Veronika’s website: https://veronikaabrams.com Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support

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  • In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Grace Lee. Grace is a social media strategist and content creator in NYC. We talk all about Grace transitioning from a small town in North Carolina to New York City, taking on blogging as a full time job and taking a leap of faith. We also go into depth about Grace’s personal experience with the growth of social media and it’s pros/cons. This episode was so fun to record and I know you will all love it just as much as I do! Follow Grace on IG: https://www.instagram.com/bygracelee/ All of Grace’s links: https://linktr.ee/bygracelee Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support

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  • In today's episode of The Real Reel Podcast with me, Natalie Barbu, I interviewed Allyssa Dziurlaj. Allyssa is a mental health counselor from Ohio. In this episode Allyssa gives so much information on therapy in general and ways to cope with stress. We also talk about self care, the stigma surrounding therapy and if online therapy is something to consider or not. This episode gives so much amazing insight on a topic not everyone talks about. This episode is one of my favorites and I know you will love it just as much as I do! Follow Allyssa on IG: https://www.instagram.com/allyssa_lpc/ Psychology Today Website:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/allyssa-dziurlaj-kent-oh/433253 Where can you find us? Natalie's IG: @nataliebarbu IG: @therealreelpodcast Join the private Facebook Group Become a supporter: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support -- --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/natalie-barbu/support

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