Caribbean Power Lunch
023 - Much More Than a Host with Hans Des Vignes

023 - Much More Than a Host with Hans Des Vignes

October 16, 2018
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

022 - Proper Talent Management with Andre Jeffers

October 9, 2018
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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021 - CASH FLOW with Roger Moore

021 - CASH FLOW with Roger Moore

October 2, 2018
Today is all about CASH FLOW - based on the famous Rich Dad, Poor Dad - authored by Robert Kiyosaki.
 
In this episode, Kevin is joined by specially invited co-host Emma Charles, and our featured guest; Roger Moore.
 
 
Roger Moore is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a passion for franchises that generate high monthly cash flows. Since 2005, Roger has embarked upon a personal mission to educate the masses through a technique known as simulation-based learning. He does this through his entrepreneurial endeavours such as:
  1. Cashflow Club (Trinidad and Tobago), which uses the six-time New York Times Bestseller “Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ to demonstrate the simplicity of the CASH FLOW concept which has proven to be highly successful worldwide;
  2. Mad Science – Eastern Caribbean, a leading science enrichment provider that delivers unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational; and
  3. RE/MAX Caribbean, part of an international Real Estate Franchise with over 6,700 independently owned and operated offices across the globe.
 
In this episode, we discuss:
  • The nexus between athletics and business strategy;
  • Simulation-based learning vs. classroom learning;
  • The need for proper financial training;
  • The value in the franchise model;
  • Reframing how we look at assets and liabilities; and
  • The business case for legalizing Marijuana.
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020 - Social Entrepreneurship with Sian Cuffy-Young

020 - Social Entrepreneurship with Sian Cuffy-Young

June 5, 2018
Sian Cuffy-Young has worked in the environmental field for over 13 years in two of the most challenging sectors in our industry - waste management and mining and have gained a wealth of experience there.
 
In this feature, Kevin is joined by co-host Zahra Alleyne, and location sponsor Irvin Davis of Davis Ecolife, as we discuss Social Entrepreneurship with Sian, through her company Siel Environmental Limited.
 
This innovative, education-centered company provides clients with products and services that protect the environment.
 
The core of the business focuses on Environmental Education Campaigns, Solid Waste Management Consulting, Land Rehabilitation services specific to quarries and mines, and the sale and distribution of VegwareTM compostable/biodegradable products.
 
The company caters to the following clients:
  • Quarry Operators,
  • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs),
  • Businesses,
  • Schools, and
  • Environmental-based companies.
 
The company's mission is to foster partnerships that will create positive behavioural change towards environmental issues through environmental education and consulting.
 
In this feature, we discuss:
  • Sian's journey and reason for becoming an environmental entrepreneur,
  • Reframing her mindset from student and employee to business owner,
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Environment and Business Case,
  • How to get started without funding #IdeaToAction,
  • An introduction to landfilling, and
  • What's next for Siel Environmental.
 
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018 - Small Business 101 with Emma Charles

018 - Small Business 101 with Emma Charles

May 22, 2018
On Caribbean Power Lunch Podcast, we love to talk about going from #IdeaToAction. The inspirational (and sometimes transformational) entrepreneurs we interview always advise budding business owners to JUST GET STARTED.
 
But what about after we have started and proven our concept and want to go official?
 
How do we go about incorporating our business?
 
What measures do we need to put in place to stay out of legal trouble?
 
How do we protect our company's intellectual property from lazy thieves?
 
What about taxes? 😫
 
Consultants? Freelancers?
 
Today, Kevin is joined by Emma Charles, Attorney and Small Business Coach as we discuss:
 
  • Small Business Simplified - How it works,
  • Why incorporate a limited company versus being a sole trader,
  • How to register as a limited company,
  • Important legal contracts to protect your business,
  • Protecting yourself as a freelancer or consultant,
  • Protecting your intellectual property,
  • Emma's secret to success, and
  • One World, One Legal System?
 
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017 - Comedian Not Clown with Keevan KEEVO Lewis

017 - Comedian Not Clown with Keevan KEEVO Lewis

May 15, 2018
Today, Kevin is joined by Salene Griffith as we sit and have a laugh with comedian Keevan "KEEVO" Lewis who has built his fame from the ground up by strategically using social media as a platform to not only showcase his comedic wit, but also to create a business in and of himself.
 
In this episode, we discuss:
  • Couple Up TT: Keevo's new romance web series;
  • The mission behind Keevo's comedy and why he keeps it clean;
  • Content creation inspiration and process;
  • Recovering from a bad day on stage;
  • BLAC Sheep Barbershop: Business, Leadership, Awareness and Charity;
  • PUMP: Business Networking Events and Boat Rides :D
  • How to build a following - organically;
  • Event Hosting;
  • Aligning with the right brands; and
  • Practical advice for listeners. 
 
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016 - Bringing Silicon Valley to The Caribbean with Kyle Maloney

016 - Bringing Silicon Valley to The Caribbean with Kyle Maloney

May 8, 2018
Today we talk about bringing Silicon Valley to the Caribbean.
 
In this episode, Kevin is joined by specially invited co-host Osei-Wright Alexis of Incentivize Networks, and our featured guest; Kyle Maloney - Co-Founder of Tech Beach Retreat, ChefMade, Nous Tech, and F1RST Media.
 
Technology and Entrepreneurship have the power to catapult the Caribbean Region. Tech Beach is bridging the gap between the Global Technology Leaders and the Caribbean; empowering more people and companies in the Caribbean to act locally, but think globally.
 
ChefMade is a healthy and delicious food service company in Trinidad & Tobago that focuses on making well balanced meals at an affordable price.
 
In this episode, we cover:
  • How ChefMade works;
  • Kyle's relationship with his brother Nicolas;
  • Entrepreneurial mindset from a young age;
  • Novus Tech Limited - Sustainable Energy;
  • The value of being over-prepared;
  • The reality of the Silicon Valley Boys' Club;
  • Tech Beach Retreat conference series;
  • The power of having a strong "Why";
  • The future landscape of tech in the Caribbean;
  • The rise, fall, and reincarnation of F1RST; and
  • Harnessing the power of fear.
 
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015 - Making Life Easy with Quick Delivery St. Lucia

015 - Making Life Easy with Quick Delivery St. Lucia

May 1, 2018
In this episode, Kevin is joined by guest host Zahra Alleyne, and our featured guests - Gregory Sydney (Founder) and Carissa Daniel (Consultant Team Lead) of Quick Delivery SLU.
 
Quick Delivery specializes in saving customers time and providing them with convenience through the delivery of:
  • Restaurant Food,
  • Groceries,
  • Medication,
  • Bill Payment & Courier Services.
Today we discuss:
  • How the Quick Delivery service works,
  • How the Quick Delivery platform was built,
  • How the company manages the logistics,
  • Why you need a Business Coach,
  • Fostering a customer service culture,
  • World domination, and
  • Why you should always listen to your customers.
 
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Branding School with Jamila Bannister

Branding School with Jamila Bannister

April 28, 2018
 
Today, Kevin is rejoined by Branding Consultant, Jamila Bannister as we discuss:
 
  • Her new website and branding academy,
  • Getting the most value out of your website,
  • Going from being invisible to being influential,
  • The Sponsorship Environment and how it has changed,
  • Methods of collecting data on potential customers, and
  • How to be consistent with your social media engagement without being annoying.
 
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014 - JUST DO IT featuring Toni Thorne

014 - JUST DO IT featuring Toni Thorne

April 24, 2018
Today we get straight to the point.
 
In this episode, Kevin is joined by Toni Thorne, founder, and host of The Toni Thorne Show, which is broadcast in over 30 countries as well as on social media.  
 
She is an award-winning young entrepreneur & Barbados National Youth Awardee with degrees in Economics, Accounting and Law.
 
She was the first person of African or Caribbean descent to sit on the Global Youth Leader’s Summit in Europe and qualified for World Debating Championships at the age of 18.
 
Toni was a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and traveled from South America to Asia representing the region's youth at various WEF events.
 
As a shaper, she was handpicked from more than two thousand of the world's youth to interview the President of Coca-Cola and the President of Panama.
 
A former clothing designer, Toni now designs handmade sandals for what has now been referred to as "The Caribbean's sweetest sandal", Sweetheart Sandals.
 
She is also the owner of the lifestyle curation magazine, Pompasette.
 
She is the current Vice president of Variety The Children's Charity - Barbados' largest charity dedicated to children.
 
 
In this episode, we discuss:
  • Magazines: Paper vs. Digital;
  • Why content is evergreen;
  • The importance of asking for help;
  • Quality vs authenticity;
  • Embracing challenges;
  • Building and trusting your team;
  • Walking in your own shoes;
  • Creating, Innovating, and Making It Happen; and
  • Avoiding analysis paralysis.
 
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013 - DAZZLE Magazine with Rankin Morgan

013 - DAZZLE Magazine with Rankin Morgan

April 17, 2018
Today, we spread love to the St. Lucian family as Kevin is joined by guest host Salene Griffith and our featured guest - Rankin Morgan,  widely known as the award-winning founder and publisher of DAZZLE Magazine.
 
The Dazzle Magazine is a free bi-monthly publication that features young professionals and entrepreneurs. The magazine aims to inspire and empower St.Lucian and Caribbean youth.
 
The magazine caters to a demographic that ranges between ages 18 – 50 with an island-wide reach of 36,000 and a digital reach of 57,080 St. Lucians, and has franchised out to neighbouring islands St. Vincent and Barbados.
 
In this episode, we discuss Rankin's exciting entrepreneurship journey including:
 
  • Life in London
  • The origin story behind Dazzle Magazine
  • Branding vs. Naming
  • Getting buy-in from the masses
  • Paper vs. Digital
  • The content creation and publication process
  • Rankin's other ventures, and
  • The St. Lucian Government & Entrepreneurship.
 
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004 - How I Became a Multipreneur with Jerome Precilla

004 - How I Became a Multipreneur with Jerome Precilla

January 23, 2018

Today, we talk about how to systemize your way into a successful and stress-free life - both personally and professionally.

 

In this episode, I am joined by guest host Salene Griffith and our featured guest - Jerome "ROME" Precilla,  known for his various ventures including:
- Event Management,
- Event Hosting,
- Soca, Parang, and Chutney Soca, and
- Quik Slice Pizza.

All while being a full-time Mechanical Engineer Superintendent overseeing 20+ staff members.

 

 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Building a solid foundation through a good education.
  • Rome's passion for music from a young age.
  • How to run an award-winning food joint without being able to cook - the secret recipe.
  • How to get your songs played on the radio as a new Artiste - think outside the box.
  • Speaking your goals into existence.
  • Why you should get a professional to host your wedding.
  • Effective time management skills to make you more productive and socially present, and less stressed out.
  • Importance of team support.
  • Staying humble in the midst of success.
  • Practical advice for listeners. 

 

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