027 - The Power of Mindfulness with Makeda McKenzie

November 20, 2018
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Ms. McKenzie is the founder and managing consultant of the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute (CMI). She received her mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) training from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine (UCSD), widely considered to be one of the preeminent thought and research leaders in the field of Mindfulness Studies. MBSR uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, and yoga to help people calm their mind and body to better cope with stress, illness, and pain.

In this episode we discuss:
  • Makeda's Journey to Mindfulness;
  • Meditation;
  • The Science of Happiness;
  • The Power of the Pause;
  • Class: 5 Weeks to Peace;
  • Mental Body Scanning & Self-Awareness;
  • Making Mindfulness a Business;
  • Winning Business: Turning "NO" into "YES"; and
  • Next Steps for the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute.

 

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026 - Doing What You MUST with Nicole Greene

November 6, 2018
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Nicole Greene is the founder and owner of Dream Life Distributors where she sells exquisite 18K fashion jewellery and genuine sterling silver for the sophisticated and fashion-forward lady.
 
She has been in business since 2003 and has been able to drive its evolution within that 15-year period. Nicole often draws from her natural talent of sincerely connecting with people to ensure they look and feel absolutely fabulous.
 
A proud mother of 3, Nicole also provides coaching and guidance to fellow Mompreneurs, and as discussed in this episode; a budding author.
 
 
In this episode, we discuss:
  • The "Ah ha!" moment that led to Nicole's entrepreneurial endeavours;
  • How work ethic can trump formal education;
  • The gap filled by Dream Life;
  • Genius Innovation in selling - Wine & WhatsApp; and
  • Advice for entrepreneurs - doing what you M.U.S.T.
 
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025 - Social Innovation with Candice Lela Rolingson

October 30, 2018
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Here we take a deep dive into Social Innovation in the Creative Sector with Candice Lela Rolingson.
 
Candice is an accomplished innovator and business developer who’s always been passionate about tourism, creative industries, and technology. She has successfully launched ventures in film, fashion, beauty, wellness & lifestyle, in addition to facilitating business model development and branding strategies to various business products and individuals.
 
An international award-winning Executive Producer with a talent for research methods, Candice has developed exceptional skills in project managing the production of documentaries, feature films and commercially-branded entertainment for web & television advertisements, events, media and motion pictures. Moreover, she specializes in Caribbean Film Locations and Tourist Destination Management for international productions.
 
In this episode, we discuss:
  • The concept of Social Innovation;
  • Why Social?;
  • The vision, creation and production process, and impact of the film "Positive and Pregnant";
  • Location Management;
  • "Our Ethiopia" short film series;
  • Building awareness of local creative projects; and
  • The Caribbean's role in Global Diversity.
 
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023 - Much More Than a Host with Hans Des Vignes

October 16, 2018
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In this episode, Kevin is joined by specially invited co-host Osei Wright-Alexis, and our featured guest; Hans Des Vignes, Owner of Hand-to-Hand Productions.
 
As a radio and television presenter Hans Des Vignes is one of the most respected personalities in media in Trinidad and Tobago.
 
He has produced and worked on some of the top shows that promote soca in Trinidad and Tobago from hosting TV broadcasts for Soca Monarch and Machel Monday, as well as hosting and even producing Carnival Acoustic, Promenade Countdown, Synergy TV's De Scene and Synergy TV Soca Star.
 
As an event host/hype man he has also been featured in some of the biggest events in Trinidad and Tobago and has also been hired throughout the region and the world.
 
As a manager of artists and promoter of music he has worked with the HD family as well as helped nurture and promote the next-generation of soca artists.
 
He is also respected as an individual that knows a hit when he hears it.
 
Hans can be heard daily on Trinidad and Tobago's #1 radio station Boom Champions 94.1fm and seen during the Secondary School's football league regionally on Sportsmax and CNC3.
 
Topics Discussed:
  • Awareness and presence of mind
  • Perspective and growth
  • Becoming the greatest version of yourself
  • Ownership, and
  • Building structure in our lives.
 
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022 - Proper Talent Management with Andre Jeffers

October 9, 2018
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How do you go from looking at spreadsheets the whole day at your desk job, to traveling the world touring as the business manager for your favourite recording artists?
 
In this episode, Kevin is joined by specially invited co-host Emma Charles, and our featured guest; Andre Jeffers, Director & Co-Founder of Perception Management.
 
Andre is a graduate of Howard University (Washington DC) with a Bachelors Degree in Finance. Upon graduating at the top of his class, Andre began forging a career on Wall Street where he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions.
 
Following these stints, Andre was then recruited by world-renowned Private Equity firm The Carlyle Group where he functioned as an Investment Associate, focusing on making controlling equity investments in companies within Aerospace and Defense Sector and managing the entire transaction project cycle.
 
Andre returned to Trinidad in 2013 to begin his own business ventures, including the formation of Perception Management with best friend Andrew Bailey. Together, they manage soca icons Iwer George & Alison Hinds as well as rising host & entertainer "Rome".
 
Perception Management is a full-service management company that provides holistic management services across the entertainment spectrum including – talent management, club management, event management, bar management, booking administration and ticketing/gate management. Founded in 2013, Perception has already made waves in the entertainment industry with a deliberate focus on high-end events and clientele, where quality and customer service is most important.
 
In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Andre is a Strategy & Finance consultant who lists many of the region's top companies among his clients.
 
 
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019 - Let’s Talk Mobile with Keron Mc Leish - Part 2

June 1, 2018
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In part 2 of this feature with Keron Mc Leish of Droid Island, we discuss:
 
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019 - Let’s Talk Mobile with Keron Mc Leish - Part 1

May 29, 2018
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More and more, IP and content-based businesses have been popping up as alternatives to conventional brick and mortar businesses.
 
In this 2-part feature, Kevin is joined by specially invited co-host Osei-Wright Alexis of Incentivize Networks, and our featured guest; Keron Mc Leish, Mobile Expert and Founder of Droid Island.
 
Droid Island is a Caribbean based retail company that also provides the latest in tech news, reviews, discussions through its various mediums.
 
In this day in age, nobody buys smartphones based off commercials or brand ambassadors. When new tech comes out, we all run to our favorite tech reviewers to hear their thoughts and get an informed decision on whether we should buy.
 
Droid Island is the fusion between tech reviewer and retailer. The Caribbean now has their own experts that can identify with our unique market and help us make informed decisions on the tech we love.
 
In part 1 of this feature, we discuss:
  • Keron's journey from being a smartphone salesman in Canada for over a decade to being a Mobile Authority in the Caribbean,
  • Content Marketing: its value and how it works, and
  • How to assess value for money when purchasing smartphones in the Caribbean.
 
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