This show is for those who aspire, who dream beyond what they are told they should do to see the impact they can make for themselves and for their communities through business.
056: Do Better Things feat. Sian Cuffy-Young
It is not always about doing things better, but sometimes we simply need to do better things.
This belief is near and dear to the heart of Sian Cuffy-Young, a social entrepreneur who is driven by the need for environmental change and waste management education.
In this episode, 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,
An introduction to landfilling, and
What's next for Siel Environmental.
Sian recently launched her book "Ky's Magical Adventures" to teach children about waste management and awaken the Eco-Hero within them.
055: The Serial Entrepreneur feat. Osei Wright-Alexis
Let's talk about Serial Entrepreneurship.
From music to catering to tech to events, Osei Wright-Alexis has brought his business start-up formula to bear on numerous ventures over the last 15 years. Hear him explain how he knows which idea is going to be next, and when it's time to move on.
Once the challenge is gone, serial entrepreneurs are always looking for the next business spark to develop. Bringing an idea to fruition is exciting, but making sure a business is ready before you move takes focus, patience, a thorough understanding of the market, and then sometimes tedious formulation of the systems and processes that underlie successful operation.
Osei walks us through his successes, failures, and lessons, and drops some serious wisdom for those of you who have too many ideas and don't know where to start.
054: Bringing Silicon Valley to the Caribbean feat. Kyle Maloney
Mind. Your. Business.
When breaking out on your own, there is no such thing as being overprepared.
If you want to start a business and you think you are either too young or too inexperienced, this conversation with Kyle Maloney will show you that none of that matters as much as knowing your business better than anyone else.
His research-based borderline obsessive approach impressed investors who may have been skeptical of investing in a few 20-somethings and underpinned his ability to learn from mistakes to grow a series of better, stronger, successful businesses.
In this vault episode of Caribbean Power Lunch featuring Kyle Maloney, we discussed how ChefMade works, the value of being over-prepared, the Tech Beach Retreat conference series, the future landscape of tech in the Caribbean, the plight of F1RST, and harnessing the power of fear.
053: All In Fitness feat. Kerrie-Kim Kirton
Leading an active lifestyle from a young age, fighting early-onset diabetes, becoming an academic scholar – Kerrie-Kim Kirton left his secure corporate job in December 2015, to turn his passion for lifestyle fitness into the business known today as All In Fitness.
In this episode, we discussed:
Why Kerrie is called the ‘fittest diabetic’
Kerrie’s 9-month search for employment after successfully completing 2 degrees in Economics
Leaving the ‘safety-net’ of the corporate world to pursue your passion
Building customer loyalty & repeat clientele
The philosophy behind the All In Fitness brand
Practical advice for those who believe they are “too busy” to exercise. Yes, YOU.
An update on what Kerrie is up to now, and
Top Tip for entrepreneurs.
Are You Ready for the Recession feat. Gerard Edwards and Maria Daniel - Become Investible RoundTable Series
What does the word “recession” bring to mind? For many, it evokes saving, shrinking, and worrying about job loss and rising debt. After listening to this conversation with finance professional Maria Daniel and business owner Gerard Edwards, though, you will have a different understanding of the possibilities that a financial downturn can bring for business growth and transformation. In accepting that life in the “new normal” will not be the same, business owners can be empowered to adapt intelligently, making decisions that create opportunities instead of obstacles.
You will learn strategies to reach new customers, how to identify your customers’ problems, and how to understand your numbers in a way that puts you in control of your business’ future.
052: Don't Play Small feat. Dr. Terri-Karelle Reid
This is a long one, but it is worth every minute. Terri-Karelle graciously sat with us for over three hours and shared her wisdom and experience on turning failures into opportunities, the importance of being genuine, and how to find power in being your authentic self. From immersing herself in an academic program taught in a language she did not speak in order to pursue her dream, to overcoming the opinions and criticisms of others by standing in her own confidence, Terri's path has at times been far from what was expected, but it has definitely been inspiring.
Terri's zeal for life, her faith in her purpose and gifts, and her comfort with being uncomfortable, have all contributed to the success she has achieved so far, and with her approach the sky is truly the limit. Get your notebook ready, because the gems are truly overflowing from this one!
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I’ve really appreciated listening in on what feels like sincere conversations about our lives and chasing our dreams. Sometimes I find our regional affect within the Caribbean trends towards a really stubborn opacity, so the utterly human and relatable vulnerability in these shows is like a breath of fresh air. I feel motivated to keep going every time I listen. Thank you!
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Great interviews, with interesting people! Worth the listen!