August 13, 2021
Conferences, Cannabis, and Mushrooms.
These seem disconnected, right?
Well, actually, there’s one common factor…
“Five or six years down the line, if I do nothing… have I really been a good Caribbean citizen?” – Douglas K. Gordon.
Douglas is the founder of CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo, an annual business event that connects top cannabis industry experts, and CEO of Silo Wellness, an alternative, and holistic health company focused on functional mushroom and psychedelic opportunities.
In this episode, Kevin Valley speaks with Douglas K. Gordon about the business of natural medicine business while addressing misconceptions and misinformation about cannabis and functional mushrooms.
Controversial? Perhaps. Informative? Yes!
This conversation uncovers:
- Strategies used to create, maneuver challenges and expand a premier Caribbean event.
- The story behind the legacy collaboration with the Marley brand.
- The mind, body, and soul… Rest, resetting, and restoration through nature.
May 1, 2020
As business owners during these trying times, we are constantly being advised to ‘go digital’ in order to be sustainable and agile. However, putting that into action does not look the same for everyone. Should we start with a website or build an Instagram following? How much does it cost?
In this our first Become Investible RoundTable discussion, we discuss how to utilize different digital tools to manage, market, and grow a business, and analyze and leverage data to make the most of digital investments. Both Shelly-Ann Gajadhar and Keron Rose have built and grown their own businesses using different digital strategies.
Tune in to learn from their experiences and get the information needed to build out an effective digital strategy for any business.
June 12, 2019
Kevin Valley gets interviewed on radio station WPFW 89.3FM in Washington DC by the folks of Timba Republic.
May 2, 2019
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.
February 26, 2019
The man behind TEDxPortOfSpain.
Keita Demming helps companies identify and implement plausible innovation opportunities. In his line of work, he transforms companies into places and spaces that are idea-driven and people-centered. These companies foster cultures that embrace design, accountability, foresight, strategy, and innovation. High performing organizations have highly engaged and effective employees. They are wonderful places to work, play, and belong.
Keita is also a Partner and Head of Innovation and Development at The Covenant Group (TCG); Keita also founded the Disruptive Conversations podcast, where he unpacks how people who are working to disrupt a sector or system think.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Challenging the Status Quo;
- The Road-map to Identifying and Catalyzing Plausible Innovation Opportunities; and
- 2 Things Fundamental to Success in Innovation.
February 5, 2019
A former state prosecutor, Shelly-Ann Gajadhar is a career and professional development coach who specializes in helping people discover their purpose in life, and walking boldly into that purpose through her company Alphastute.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Shelly's key tips for finding purpose in our lives
- Shelly's personal journey of finding her own purpose
- Education vs. Academics
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