Reuben & Sherri Johnson


Affectionately known as the FlyDuo™, Reuben and Sherri Johnson have built a brand inspired by bold individuals and badass brands. As co-founders of Fly Media Productions, a boutique digital agency embodying the sensual and unapologetic nature of its founders, Reuben and Sherri offer their clients a distinctly empowered approach to digital storytelling. Their expertise lies in delivering lush editorial digital experiences, uniquely aimed at authentically connecting sensually chic and culturally defiant brands with audiences across digital touch points.

With over 16 years experience, some of their past clients include an R&B Diva, Bravo and ABC TV co-hosts and a number of internationally renowned beauty, fashion and lifestyle professionals, to name a few.

Reuben and Sherri are also co-hosts of the upcoming Struggle Food podcast, a refreshingly raw and honest interview series that explores the often left out journey of entrepreneurship.

Reuben is a self-proclaimed peace lovin’ revolutionary. He loves dope music, intellectual debates and anything that moves “the culture” forward. His passion for the web and technology stem from an innate desire to create meaningful, relevant, emotional connections that shape culture, build communities and bridge the gap between culture and commerce.

Sherri is a self-proclaimed urban hippie. She loves overalls, bare feet, big hoops (to match her notoriously tall wedges), good food and helping brands meaningfully connect with their clients and customers in the digital space. She prides herself on helping female founders to unapologetically be themselves, own their badassery and to build strong, beautiful and hugely successful brands while doing it!

Get in touch with Reuben & Sherri:

Twitter: @FlyDuo (or @YaGirlSherriJ + @YoBigRube)
Instagram: _flyduo


Remembering Your ‘Why’: How to Persevere When the Universe Isn’t Playing Fair

As business owners, our journeys are mostly very different from one another. But one thing we’re pretty much guaranteed to have in common is tough times. Whether you’re dealing with a lack of funding, the loss of a large client, a bad business deal, tough economy, failing health, family crisis, etc., you’re not alone. Chances are one or more of us has been through similar situations—sometimes more than once, oftentimes simultaneously.

It’s been said that as entrepreneurs and business owners we’ll want to quit and close up shop at least once. More realistically, though, you’ve probably wanted to quit at least a couple dozen times already.

So, then the question becomes, how do we persevere? How do we not quit, especially during those times when it seems everything is stacked against us?

If there’s one thing Reuben and Sherri have repeatedly faced throughout their 17-year business journey, it’s hardship. During this talk they’ll share some of those experiences with you, letting you in on how they continue to use their ‘Why’ to help them face some of the toughest challenges the universe could throw at them— and how you can too!