14 episodes

The 'Creative Monday Discussion' show is an entrepreneurial podcast hosted by Mervin Budram that offers personal, practical business growth & life lessons from inspirational people with experiential authority. In each episode, Mervin has deeps discussions with business experts, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and innovative individuals from around the world, who are using their creativity and entrepreneurial innovation to transform lives. You'll be inspired, motivated, and empowered as you learn effective lessons, & strategies to develop yourself, grow your business, and impact your community.

The Creative Monday Discussion Show with Mervin Budram Mervin Budram

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The 'Creative Monday Discussion' show is an entrepreneurial podcast hosted by Mervin Budram that offers personal, practical business growth & life lessons from inspirational people with experiential authority. In each episode, Mervin has deeps discussions with business experts, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and innovative individuals from around the world, who are using their creativity and entrepreneurial innovation to transform lives. You'll be inspired, motivated, and empowered as you learn effective lessons, & strategies to develop yourself, grow your business, and impact your community.

    Sustainable Business Models with Tamu Browne

    Sustainable Business Models with Tamu Browne

    Most businesses don’t possess a deeper understanding of sustainability. From a broader perspective, a sustainable company is one whose purpose and actions are equally grounded in financial, environmental, and social concerns.  

    In this episode, Mervin spoke with growth & innovation coach, Dr. Tamu Browne about sustainable business models to adapt at different stages of your business growth.  Dr. Tamu expanded on how to transition your business for growth, leveraging networks, and tips for building your network. Dr. Tamu explains examples of cultural norms that diminish networking. The conversation transitions to discussing how to set goals that are contextually relevant. 

    Dr. Tamu works at the intersection of education and entrepreneurship as the founder of Innovative Education and Training Solutions and Coaching by Tamu. Coaching by Tamu is the entrepreneurship education component of Tamu’s ventures focused on guiding Caribbean female entrepreneurs to create and effectively manage high-growth, scalable, and innovative ventures. Tamu received her Doctorate in 2018 in Technology Entrepreneurship, having researched strategies that minority female founders use to receive venture capital funding for technology companies.



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    • 54 min
    Transformative Entrepreneurial Mindset with Dana Hayes-Burke

    Transformative Entrepreneurial Mindset with Dana Hayes-Burke

    Our mindset is the underlying mechanism that can expose opportunities and ignite our ambition, engaging our faculties in ways that enable us to flourish and thrive. An entrepreneurial mindset is a specific set of beliefs, knowledge, and thought processes that drive entrepreneurial behavior. An entrepreneurial mindset can be developed and enhanced through entrepreneurial experiences.

    In this episode, Mervin will speak with vision builder, Dana Hayes-Burke. Dana is a strategic planner who loves helping men and women create the map to their vision destination. She focuses on helping micro and small business owners build strong businesses with the capacity to generate big business bucks. Dana Hayes-Burke talks about her journey of starting her business, Who is the Vision Builder, and Building a business that works for us. Ms. Hayes-Burkes expands on having the right business model, Understanding your values and aligning those with your business and The 3 levels every business should aim to reach

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    • 59 min
    Building A Business That Matters with Zach Windahl

    Building A Business That Matters with Zach Windahl

    In this episode, Mervin will speak to Author and entrepreneur Zach Windahl who has helped thousands of people better understand the Bible and grow closer to God through his company, The Brand Sunday. He's the author of several books, including The Bible Study, Launches with God, and the Best Season Planner. You hear as Zach shares about his experiences that shifted his perspective of life, how he Re-discovering his faith and purpose. Defining purpose and finding it within yourself and differentiating between passion and purpose and much more. 



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    • 47 min
    Prioritizing Mental Health In Professional Pursuits with Dr. Maurilee Young

    Prioritizing Mental Health In Professional Pursuits with Dr. Maurilee Young

    In this episode, Mervin will speak to Dr. Maurilee Young a Healthcare Program Navigator, and associate guest Dr. Laura Friesen, a primary care provider, about their experience in Prioritizing Mental Health in professional pursuits as well as available resources in Belize for those seeking help. Learn about Dr. Maurilee’s educational journey, how she created a support system as well as maintained healthy relationships during her years of study. Dr. Maurilee spoke about her exposure to principles and lessons of business and how that impacted her. 

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    Effective communication in balancing work and personal life
    How your ability to function becomes an indication to seek help
    Recommendation for managing your mental health
    Importance of talking about mental health

    Dr. Laura joined the discussion for the last segment of the show to share resources available for Belizeans seeking help. She also gave additional insight for those with varying mental health conditions. 

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    • 55 min
    Crisis Proof Your Business with Tessa Drayton

    Crisis Proof Your Business with Tessa Drayton

    In this episode, Mervin will speak to communications specialist Tessa Drayton to establish exactly what a crisis management plan is, what its essential components are, and why YOU need a crisis management plan today. You will hear about the 3 stages of risk management, classifying risks by likelihood and impact level, creating a risk assessment list, how to share your crisis plan within your organization, and much more

    Tessa Drayton is a communication professional and entrepreneur. She has considerable expertise in public relations and has received academic and professional qualifications, garnering credentials in communication studies, management, and corporate risk and crisis. She believes in upholding integrity in whatever she does and is committed to her mantra to be of service to people in need in any part of the world.

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    • 56 min
    Embracing My Greatness with Ronelli Requena

    Embracing My Greatness with Ronelli Requena

    In this episode, Mervin will speak to Ronelli Requena of Zayvha Saria about her personal & entrepreneurial journey that led her to where she is at now in her life & career; her YLAI experience, and lessons learned. Her perspective on how COVID positioned her to innovate, adjust and expand her services. She will give insights on how she overcame the impostor syndrome and embrace her unique greatness; finally, they will talk about her products, services & the project she was a part of that took the traditional Maya embroidery and merged it with modern design; giving many Mayan women employment.

    Ronelli Requena is a twenty-seven-year-old, self-taught Belizean designer and fashion consultant. She is the owner and fashion designer of the clothing company, Zayvha Sarai. She has been designing custom pieces for the past five years.

    After pursuing her degree in Biology and working an eight-to-five job in that field she decided that was not the life she wanted. She wanted to build something for herself that would allow her to freely express her imagination and creativity. She resigned from her job and became her own boss. In 2019 she officially launched the Zayvha Sarai brand and the first Bridal Studio in Belize. She has built a good reputation for producing well-tailored and affordable gowns for brides all over the country. She is constantly pushing for the growth of the fashion industry in Belize. She has invested in networking with other designers, doing fashion consultancy, learning, and sharing her knowledge on new cutting-edge techniques in fashion. She remains driven by her purpose to grow the Belizean fashion scene and to continue to provide the best service to her client at home and abroad.

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    • 52 min

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