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Caribbean Power Lunch

Caribbean Power Lunch

Author: Kevin Valley

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Kevin Valley uncovers the stories of black entrepreneurs and business owners in the Caribbean and Diaspora.
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Kevin Valley gets interviewed on radio station WPFW 89.3FM in Washington DC by the folks of Timba Republic.  
Selwyn is the Founder and Creative Director of TEN Habitat, which is the entrepreneurship hub located in Barbados and producer of the signature event - Caribbean Startup Summit.The Caribbean Startup Summit is TEN Habitat's flagship annual event. It brings together a global team of startup experts, founders and entrepreneur resource providers to help empower startups in the region. The event is designed to inspire dreamers and empower ideas.Selwyn's brand development work has been featured on several international campaigns to create new brand identities and increase market penetration and has also been immortalized on the Guyanese $5 coin which he designed.Turn up the volume and enjoy this discussion as we dissect Selwyn's formula of Mindset | Skillset | Reset as the key to sustainable success in business. 
Storm Saulter is a filmmaker and visual artist from Negril, Jamaica, on a mission to create universal stories wrapped in the complex social and cultural dynamics of the Caribbean. Storm served as writer, director and cinematographer on his award-winning feature film “Better Mus’ Come,” hailed by critics as signaling a fresh new movement of independent filmmaking throughout the Caribbean. His latest movie "Sprinter" is set to release on April 24th.  SPRINTER tells the story of Akeem Sharp (Dale Elliott), who is set to be Jamaica’s next big track-and-field sensation. Akeem hopes a rise in the track-and- field world will take him to the U.S. to reunite him with his mother (Lorraine Toussaint, Orange is the New Black), who has supported the family while living as an illegal resident for over a decade. But Akeem’s rising star is weighed down by turmoil at home: a volatile father, and an unruly older brother who insinuates himself into Akeem’s career as a means of escaping – or perhaps enhancing – his scam artist hustle. Not only does Akeem have to prove to himself and to everyone that he can succeed, but also overcome the struggles that may ultimately bring him down. The film is Executive Produced by Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith along with NBA Veteran and NBA Personality Richard Jefferson.
Georgina Terry, FCCA PMP – The Passions to Profitability Expert – is a business and career coach with a difference – a qualified accountant, mentor, change management consultant, local /international inspirational speaker, International Labour Organizational (ILO) certified trainer, Project Management Professional and author of the bestselling book ‘The Amazing Race to Entrepreneurial Freedom’. Before moving to Trinidad in 2001, she worked for The Economist and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Georgina is also on the following boards:Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago,British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, andShift! Caribbean. Georgina, who is originally from London, England, is MD of Business & People Development Associates Limited (BPD). BPD provides career and business coaching, cost management and business transformation services to aspiring entrepreneurs and established businesses. In this episode, we discuss: - Georgina's personal journey from Passion to Profitability;- The Amazing Race to Entrepreneurial Freedom;- Sales & Marketing vs. Product Perfecting; and- Remaining Relevant in the rise of Technology.
Keron Bascombe is an Agricultural Journalist and Enthusiast who founded the company Tech4Agri to act as a platform awakening the public to the multitude of technological applications that exist in agriculture, as well as highlighting the work of young "Agripreneurs". Tech4agri has won numerous awards over the years and has provided Keron the opportunity to travel to over 30 countries across all continents to continue his work; focusing on technology, innovation, and climate change.In this episode, we discuss:Food security and sustainability, The current lack of scale and investment in Agriculture, and what can and must be done to rectify this.
Kerra Denel migrated to Toronto from Trinidad and Tobago at the age of 12. Today, she continues to fly the Caribbean flag high through her event "Caribbean Women's Power Lunch" (not related).Kerra has integrated her business management expertise with her passion for Caribbean culture to drive marketing, media and promotional campaign strategies reaching millions of people. She has developed a strong reputation for professional quality event production, artiste management, public relations, marketing and consulting in geographically dispersed locations.In this bonus episode, we discuss:- Identity struggles of a Caribbean person living abroad;- The most authentic way to build a vast network; and- Why "Caribbean Women's Power Lunch"?
Trena De Landro's mission in life is to live better through technology. She is a digital media strategist, innovator, and the founder of Lazy Mas. Lazy Mas is a digital platform which brings Carnival service providers and masqueraders together making vacation bookings easier, by providing safe and secure transactions with vetted Carnival vendors.Lazy Mas is an IATA Accredited Travel Agency that helps customers create and customize the Carnival experience they desire.Trena is also the CEO of Nerdy Accent, a digital media firm that develops and executes effective and measureable, social/mobile/online marketing strategies. Her expertise is in driving profitable consumer engagement and behavior through integrated marketing campaigns.In this episode, We discuss:- Affiliate marketing;- How digital platforms can make Carnival tourism more efficient; and- Tips on targeting millennials.
Kheston Walkins is a Neuro-Innovator and co-founder of the company Allegori that teaches students how to focus and improve academic outcomes through its Focus Clinic. Kheston has a background in neurophysiology, cancer informatics, and experimental neuroscience. He studied Medical Neuroscience out of the University of Sussex in Brighton England and is a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular Genetics at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. He also has over 7 years' experience in marketing and interactive advertising. He is passionate about Caribbean innovation in technology. In this episode, we discuss: - The Impetus for Neuro-Innovation in the Caribbean;- The Story Behind CommuniCare; helping stroke patients communicate with doctors and visitors;- How Allegori came about; and- Other Exciting Neuro-Innovative projects that Kheston and his team are working on.
Charles Bobb-Semple is the man behind FUSION ADVENTURE RACE.FUSION ADVENTURE RACE is an annual physical and intellectually challenging sporting event that demands courage, commitment, fortitude, stamina, and teamwork.The event, which recognizes three categories, namely Male, Female and Mixed, takes competitors through mountain trails and other terrains, offering the opportunity for persons to discover the veiled treasures of the island from a unique perspective.Fusion has earned its place as the premier adventure race in Trinidad & Tobago and takes competitors through mountain trails, offering the opportunity for athletes to discover the veiled treasures of the island from a unique perspective. Additionally, it offers intrigue as participants are only informed of what is required of them at each successive stage; emphasis is placed on teamwork, rather than individual achievement.In this episode, we discuss: - The Genesis behind the creation of Fusion;- The Severe level of logistics and planning that goes into this event; and- Why crossing the finish line will help you learn more about yourself.  
Kaylan Bartholomew helps busy people make healthier choices for themselves and their families creating a balanced and joyful life. She is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a Hatha Yoga Instructor who uses a holistic approach, recognizing that real food and exercise are only a part of what brings us balance and helps her clients explore all areas of their lives – love, relationships, career, money, spirituality and the environment. She incorporates her training as a yoga instructor to bring mindfulness, breathing techniques, energy awareness, meditation and yoga postures to help relieve stress, a significant contributor to our health. Her clients have been able to boost their energy, lose weight, diminish cravings, improve chronic health conditions, reduce stress, get the kids to eat healthier and overall improve the family connection. Kaylan graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the largest nutrition school in the world, where she learned practical lifestyle management techniques and over 100 dietary theories. Kaylan received her hatha yoga certification through Bliss Yoga Trinidad’s 200-hour Teacher Training Program. Kaylan is also a licensed instructor for the Springboard Women’s Development Programme, a revolutionary personal development program for women. In this episode, we discuss: - 21-Day Detox: Revive, Renew, Restore;- Why True Health Involves the Body, Mind, and Soul; and- Being Clear on Your Health Goals.
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