Caribbean Power Lunch with Kevin Valley
014 - Just Do It feat. Toni Thorne

014 - Just Do It feat. 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 feat. Rankin Morgan

013 - DAZZLE Magazine feat. 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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