Think Like a Boss Podcast

Think Like a Boss Podcast is a new cutting-edge show focusing on being legendary lead by accomplished award-winning entrepreneur,Alexandra Bernard-Simmons, & her dynamic team of cohost. From 11 am-12 pm Durrena, Latayvia, Catrina and Alexandra dissect current events & cover motivational topics to inspire your business, hustle, health, happiness and more. It’s time to create your ideal life, build your legacy and Boss Up!

Meet the hosts!

Durrena Buchanan

Durrena is an Orange, NJ native, the oldest of 2 on her dad’s side and the youngest of 2 on her mom’s side. She is an artist, flexing her creativity through modeling. As an activist at heart, as our youngest team member, is serving as the voice of the Young People and building her platform to create solutions for our people.

Lastly but certainly not least Durrena considers herself a healer. She is unlearning and relearning the programming of society, leading herself back to Divinity and bringing her community on her journey. Representing the 12th house of the zodiac this Pisces, is translated to an angel on Earth.

Durrena is here trying to put the pieces together, and build an everlasting legacy that will outlive her physical form and serve endless scalp snatching looks with doing it, ya dig.

Latayvia Brown

LaTayvia Brown is the founder and visionary of Professionally Inspired, LLC. As a well-known motivational speaker, LaTayvia prides herself in providing resources to youth and young adults in order to positively impact
their lives. Her reinforced ideas are what create the core principles behind her self-affirmation poster, “You Were Created to Lead.”

LaTayvia is an award-winning social entrepreneur who has been featured in LV Magazine, Faith Grind and Inspired podcast, the First-Gen Lounge podcast, Bronx Community Television, and countless more media. In
May of 2019, she was recognized by Making the Impossible Possible Inc, the Brooklyn Borough President, and various members of Congress as an outstanding citizenship Hall of Fame.

Catrina Alexandre 

“I make magic happen. Let’s make magic together”
Meet Catrina Alexandre, of Beyond the Looking Glass LLC (BLG), who is steadfast in providing the best to everyone she encounters. Catrina runs a multi faceted management company focused on providing clients with meaningful & valuable workmanship. She created BLG because it conveys our purpose to be catalyst for growth in others life. Catrina believes having the right team in your life will affect the altitude of your success. “Teamwork makes the dreamwork !” Utilizing her construction management background, she offers outstanding services including project management, event management, public relations, and more. Catrina
works to strategically mature companies in marketing strategies and public relations.

Catrina is motivated by the passion and diversity of entertainment and art as well. She handles PR for client’s in the private and public sector. Her goal is to provide roadmaps to achieve on-time, successful completion of projects and product development. Catrina works as host/speaker, interviewer, & actress as well. Some notable past projects includes working with Toyota, Acura, Moda Operandi, TheRapfest, NFL, Showtime, HBO, Alcatraz Prison, The Natural Hair Coalition, BET and most recently; Think Like a Boss podcast.

Alexandra Bernard-Simmons

The founder and CEO of Think Like a Boss considers herself a professional dream chaser. Alexandra Bernard-Simmons has mastered both the business and creative world as a successful entrepreneur, author, and entertainer. With her background as a choreographer and overall entertainer, Alexandra has worked with MTV, VH1, BET, Comcast Cable, TRU TV, ABC, and A&E Network to name a few, and she had a role in the Step Up dance movie trilogy. She’s also opened and shared the stage with legends like Bobbie Brown, Biz Markie, Doug-E Fresh, Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature, Mr. Vegas, shot videos with French Montana, and interviewed countless celebrities like Lance Gross, Busta Rhymes, Lamman Rucker, Tobias Truvillian, Yandy Smith, and many more!

Over the years she’s worked with Alec Baldwin, been a guest on Dr.Oz, National TV shows , and been featured by Essence magazine for her fashion sense and traveling spirit via her internationally acclaimed blog @Travelbittenlex. If that’s not enough, she was invited as a contestant on a game show on national TV with Michael Strahan, which she won, showing 6 million viewers that she is a force to be reckoned with!

As CEO of The Evolution of Hip Hop, LLC, she runs her growing Performance Arts company and leads her Think Like a Boss movement. She curates and speaks at events all over the nation , host the Think Like a Boss TV show and Podcast calling upon her experiences in life, corporate America, and the entertainment industry to motivate and inspire individuals to Think Like a Boss!



Who is Think Like a Boss Podcast? Meet the new dynamic host team lead by movement founder Alexandra on the first episode of this hot new show! Find out how they found each other, their stories, and what motivates them to Think Like Bosses !!


Did You celebrate Valentine’s Day ? If so, which love language did you use? Listen to this Think Like a Boss Podcast as our dynamic host discuss the 5 Languages of Love, President’s Day, and other hot topics that are currently leaving us just as flabbergasted as the masses! Then wind down and get some inspiration from our first guest Commissioner of Women Affairs for the city of Newark , Alexis Trusty, as she discusses the direction of women in the City, the great Ras Baraka, and believing in yourself.


Its the last day of Black History Month and the Oscars did not disappoint. Listen to the Think Like a Boss Team as they discuss our big wins in the 2019 Oscars but the concern with racial divide in fashion, schools, and politics that lead into a deep discussion with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Cassandra Hutchins on the state of Black America and mental health.


Interested in the food industry? Want to be a private Chef for the music industries biggest stars like Beyonce, JayZ, or Pharrell? Ever dreamed about getting your own show on The FOOD Network ? Our special guest has done all of these AND MORE! Join us as the Think Like a Boss Team sits down with Ameer Natson Celebrity Chef, Author, and Spiritual Influencer as he walks us through the ways he thinks like a BOSS.

We’re on double duty! We also have a guest appearance by Safiah Sunshine, Trauma Specialist , that came up from Virginia to follow up our talks on Michael Jasckson, R Kelly, trauma happening at our Mexican borders and how her purpose is serving her community!!

Get your double dose of inspiration!


We are in the midst of Women’s HERstory Month and on todays episode of the Think Like a Boss Podcast we’re discussing toxic masculinity with Newark film director Leron Lee! Leron created a piece of work that focuses on rape culture through a man’s point of view and considers himself an ally to women empowerment.



Sometimes you have to agree to disagree right? On today’s episode our Think Like a Boss Podcasters were not seeing eye to eye on the age old question…”Why do good girls, like bad guys?” The team brings in author and public speaker Shelby Parris to diffuse the conversation as he speaks on his latest book that sparked the conversation “A Man Amongst Girls: The thoughts of a good man in a female’s world. Relationship issues is always a tough subject so come tackle it with the Think Like a Boss Team!


Its the last Monday of Women’s HERstory Month and we’re talking about the unfortunate reality of violence against women that has been a recurring theme in today’s news. In addition to that we bring in film maker Khadijah of Newark Speaks To You to discuss her documentary “A Mother’s Cry” and the Think Like a Boss Podcast takes an emotional turn as we talk gun violence. Tune in and listen to what we need to do to heal our communities and how Khadijah’s documentary can help.


After such an important talk last week on gun violence the Podcast team tackles yet another act of violence with the loss of Rapper & Community leader Nipsey Hussle. While grieving such a community staple the team sheds light on the importance of supporting black businesses and putting money back into our communities with our guest Lisa Allen from Bella’s Nail Lounge. Lisa educates the team on the start up process of a nail lounge, being a woman of color in an Asian dominated industry, and gave away some prizes to our live listeners! Tune in and find out how you can win prizes on our future shows.

Episode 9

Health is wealth correct? The Think Like Boss Team is sharing the wealth with the community on this episode of the podcast with certified Trichologist Rochelle Mosley. We discuss Veganism , Dr. Sebi, and a diet that includes eating for your blood type. Not only did she come in to drop gems on the importance your diet has on your hair and skin , she also did live test on the Podcast team! Tune in to get some health tips and hear the teams health results!!


Episode 10

Where are our Mom & Dad Bosses!! During this Think Like a Boss Podcast episode we speak about parenting styles and how your childhood contributes to how you raise your own. The team has a chance to speak to award winning Director and Cinematographer Roc Davis, whose credits include P. Diddy, Naughty By Nature, and more, as he takes on the challenge of Co-Parenting. He decided to use his pain and experience and create a documentary to educate and inspire others on their co-parenting journey.


Episode 11

Why do black women get ignored in the healthcare system? Join the TLAB Podcast team as they dissect horror stories from real women about their healthcare scares due to being neglected. Founder of Melanated Moms Jaye Wilson brings up the alarming death tolls of women of color and childbirth , the work she is doing, and more.

It’s a double guest episode! What are the top 5 reasons businesses are failing? We sure know branding or lack thereof plays a huge role and our guest Shawn Brewington of the Brewingtonhouse branding companies breaks it down.

Episode 12

There is a war against women and their womb. Outlandish abortion rules as swept the nation and the Think Like a Boss Podcast Team weighs in on the mayhem. Our special guest Devyn Abdullah , professional model and winner of Oxygen’s TV Show “The Face”, shares her insight on life, motherhood, and the challenging modeling industry

Episode 13

Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” has the world empathizing with 5 men dubbed the “Central Park 5”. The Think Like a Boss Podcast Team digest & dissects this powerful piece of work with Nikki Donald. Nikki Donald was an actress on set of this amazing film and recalls first hand what it felt like to be in the middle of such a heavy scene.

Listen as the team gives you tips on how to cope with the PTSD & anxiety after the watching the film and walk down memory lane to see how many times a similar occurrence took place in American history .

Episode 14

It’s Pride Month! The Think Like a Boss Podcast Team are huge allies of thr LGBTQ Community. Let’s talk history of the riots that got this movement started and more with our favorite empowered, insightful, Gay Pastor. Pastor Taylor!

Episode 15

Happy Father’s Day Daddies!! Sidebar, are we still mad that people say happy father’s day to single moms? Current Events Sudan, uprising in Memphis, saving black lives with videos.. fashion bits with Lynette Lashawn of Off The Hanger and Religion vs. Spirituality talk with Spiritual teacher Terry Shaw.

Episode 16

Your favorite team is back and we’re talking about music! Join your favorite Podcast team as they cover the BET Awards and music industry topics like Papa Knowles saying some of Beyonce’s success is due to her lighter skin! Do you agree? We bring in special guest Qualhata from Universal Music Group. She discusses issues between the Hip Hop & LGBTQ Communities drawing from her first hand experience in the industry.

Episode 17- Season 2

There is no other love like the love between parent and child. During this episode this love radiates through the speakers as we do a tribute for the son of one of your favorite Podcasters . Melvin’s son Tangelo Pando may have passed away but his spirit and love lives on FOREVER. Listen as his friends and family visit and call in for this touching episode of the Think Like a Boss Podcast.

Episode 18

“Money ain’t a thing” for Jermaine Dupree, we get it, but it may be a thing for female rappers trying to make it in an industry that is not catered to them. Join your favorite Podcast team as they tackle current events and hot topics with Teshaun Glover of the Newark Times.

Episode 19

Join your favorite Podcast team as they cover current events then sit down and chat with celebrity acting coach Wendy Mckenzie. During this episode Wendy drops all the gems for a great acting career as she goes over her famous clients, the film industry, and more!

Episode 20

It’s festival weekend in Newark NJ but unfortunately a festival in California was not so lucky when it was ruined by a mass shooter. During these times It’s time to level up in spirit with our spiritual healer Madison Jaye. Madison touches on different forms of healing, twin flames, and more!

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