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 10 am-12 pm Melvin, Brandy, Durrena, 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!

Brandy Sharrock – Miller

As a Benefit analyst, Brandy does more than sell insurance. With more than 11 years of voluntary and health insurance experience, she’s passionate about creating lasting relationships with new and existing clients. She works with small to medium employers to educate their employees on the usage of their current medical plans, while mitigating risks to both the employer and employee. Through her many roles in the health insurance industry she has worked with both brokers for companies and directly for businesses. Her experience is wide ranging from the public to the private sector, she has done it all. Each client has a unique experience customized for them.
When she isn’t working, you’ll find Brandy reading in a closet to hide from her twin 10 year old boys, 7 year old daughter and husband. Her other hobbies include bike riding, obstacle course running, hanging out with her 5 BFFs, non-profit work (feeding the homeless, raising funds for college bound students and Rotarian work) and scrolling Facebook.

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.

Melvin Sykes

As a real estate ­professional, fashion guru, Pop Up Shop Curator ,and lifelong resident in this Newark, Melvin’s goal for Newarkers is to rewrite the narrative and shift their thoughts to key words within real estate, relationships, fashion, and more!

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 females 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 reoccurring 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 griefing 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 bloodtype. 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, whos 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.




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