Episode 80: Quddus


On true allyship, the names we need to keep repeating, the necessary healings and breaking through.

  • Integrity [4:44]
  • Founding Ally Now [6:25]
  • Quudus’s early career [12:06]
  • Allyship, brokenness and grace [15:48]
  • Coaching. The mentoring relationship [18:14]
  • Quddus’s coaching framework [29:48]
  • Taking inventory [34:10]
  • Collective grief. Reckoning with racism [38:38]
  • Inventory, Shifting our Identity, Intention and Impact [50:41]
  • The value of simple structure in teaching [54:00]
  • The story of how Quddus got his job at MTV [58:08]

Quddus (Q) is a veteran TV host, acclaimed celebrity interviewer and breakthrough media coach. Q is a former host of MTV’s iconic show Total Request Live (TRL), has produced projects with the likes of AOL, Yahoo, and YouTube, and worked in artist development for Interscope Records. Q has spoken for audiences at the United Nations and Global Citizen Festival but a trip to his father’s homeland, Haiti, inspired him to focus on directly helping others. As the founder of Media Mastery Academy, Q supports entrepreneurs and creatives to own their voice, share their story and master their brand. Q is currently based in Boulder, CO, working on his new podcast and writing his first book.

Resources

Quddus
Ally Now
Jesse Israel
Lewis Howes
Conversations with God, Neale Donald Walsch
Black Effect, The Carters
Ben Barry
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