About the author: Shaunda Necole

Shaunda Necole & The Soul Food Pot

I’m Shaunda Necole, a Las Vegas-based podcaster, author, and soul food blogger, making life easier + more soulful one recipe at a time.

Join me as I share food, fun, travel, and life hacks that make you feel like you won the jackpot!

Shaunda Necole Ideas Are The Currency Of Life- Butterfly Garden

I’m a social butterfly turned social media influencer with a knack for turning natural conversations into serious cash. I split my time between my homes in Virginia Beach and viva Las Vegas – and love being an East Coast girl with a super sunny West Coast heart!

My professional career kicked-off as an executive at a Fortune 500 company. After I left (ahem: fled) from the corporate grind, I started my own business in the cheerleading space and never went back to that sad, gray office again! 

Not long after, I opened my first cheerleading retail store in a local shopping mall and quickly scaled it to 7-figures. My store became the first of its kind to secure a distribution deal with Amazon!

On a whim, my daughter created an Instagram account for me to enter a contest for one of my favorite brands – MacKenzie-Childs. (Have you seen their dinnerware?? Swoon!)

My Instagram account exploded to over one hundred thousand followers in less than a year. (Thanks, daughter!) I took the reins and added a website and blog that attracted lucrative brand collaborations and partnerships. I also took ownership in other areas of my life, investing in real estate and earning fantastic passive income from my properties. 

Today, my lifestyle content on food, travel, health, Black Lives Matter, social justice, and more attracts four million monthly Pinterest viewers, millions of annual site visits, and over 100K Instagram followers!

My advice has been featured in glossy magazines like Forbes, Cosmopolitan, and Fast Company and top-rated lifestyle websites like Refinery29


Shaunda Necole & The Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City


Some of my high-profile brand partnerships include:

– Bumble Bizz with Serena Williams investing in women-owned businesses

– Joe Biden for President and The Biden-Harris 59th Presidential Inaugural Committee digital partnerships team

– Instant Pot & Save the Children in response to COVID-19

– Walgreens for women’s hysterectomy care package tips

– Bravo TV for the premiere of their most ethnically diverse franchise, The Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City

– I’ve  also received praise from Arianna Huffington for my inspirational and healthy habits articles on Thrive Global

Shaunda Necole making life easier + more soulful

It may seem like I’m kinda obsessed, but I do 97% of my cooking in my Instant Pots!

I wish everyone knew how easy Instant Pot cooking is for busy households – one-pot… straight to plate!

If you’re serious about saving time, money and eating well with high-quality meals that don’t require stewing over a hot pot all day…

Click the button below to get my Instant Pot Cooking Times chart.

Thank me later 😉 

Here are a few of my faves


Soul food & most things gourmet




Beaches & Purple Rain


Las Vegas & Los Angeles


Target (aka Tarjay, dahhlinggg!) & Anthropologie


Kris- I know, she’s technically a Jenner, but “favorite Jenner” just didn’t sound as fun!


Red, hot pink & turquoise- No way I can pick just one!


Prince, Mariah Carey, Drake and Bruno Mars (duh!)


– Blackish

The Real Housewives franchises (ALL OF THEM!)


Inner Engineering by Sadhguru, Untamed by Glennon Doyle, & Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Be sure to check out my site dedicated to food, TheSoulFoodPot.com.

My podcast, The Soul Food Pod.

And my Las Vegas travel site, VegasRightNow.com.

Want to book me for a speaking gig? Check out my speaker page –> HERE

Interested in a brand partnership? Please contact my agent at: Johanna@JohannaVoss.com

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