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Chatting with The Experts with Paula Okonneh
32 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Why I left Jamaica-Marva Riley
When asked why she left Jamaica, Marva Riley says " We came to the United States for economic opportunities, not because we didn't love or beautiful island and the weather and everything that Jamaica has to offer, but for the economic opportunities" Marva Riley is also the author of the book " Eat! Sleep! Meditate! A Nurse's Guide to Health" - Marva Riley. It's a holistic health and wellness book and a memoir.
31 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Corine LaFont from Trinidad to Jamaica
In this episode I speak with Corine La Font who emigrated from Trinidad to Jamaica. She is a PR and Communications Consultant, Podcaster, Speaker, Author and Online Business Coach. Check out what she offers at her website: https://www.lafontandassociates.com/
39 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Alicia Couri - Audacious and Confident
Alicia Couri can be described as an audacious and confident woman. She didn't start out this way and says confidence is something she struggled with her whole life. She related it back to growing up in Australia where she and her sister were the only children in her school with dark complexions. She spoke of leaving Trinidad for Australia with a strong sense of self but returning with very low self-esteem. It took her a long time to recognize what was going on and then to de-program herself from all that negativity - as that low self esteem remained with her even after she migrated to the US. Alicia’s mission when she talks about confidence is for people to help people so that they can become what she is today. Alicia is the Founder and CEO of Alicia Couri Inc - a boutique consulting firm that specializes in helping leaders create audaciously proactive teams that take 100% ownership at every level. She is the Founder/Executive Producer & Host of Red Carpet CEO a platform focusing on media and personal branding and the founder and head stylist of AC Beauty which provides professional on-site hair makeup and wardrobe styling to clients across the United States. She concludes by saying “ my journey to confidence really started with my journey to get to know myself through Christ you know. God was a huge, huge factor in all of this and understanding myself through Christ first was really a big, big part of my journey, and I didn't want to leave that out. “
24 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Nanette Thelemaque - St Barts, Jamaica and more
Nanette Thelemaque's paternal grandmother was from Negril Jamaica while her paternal grandfather was from St. Barts also known as Saint Barthélemy. Her maternal grandfather immigrated to the US from Mexico and is an indigenous Mexican while her maternal grandmother is a mixture of African American, Native American and German ancestry. We talk about the interesting culture found in the household of immigrants and what it felt like being a 2nd or 3rd generation American. Nanette is the owner of InEssence Virtual Assistance and established her company in 2013 with a desire to flex her skill sets and give much needed support to business owners, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and busy professionals.
24 minutes | May 19, 2021
Alexandra Zion An Educator
Alexandra Zion, a young Nigerian woman came to the US as a student in 2018 to continue her education, pursue a master's degree in research in Afrofuturism , post-colonialism, to build relationships with students within and outside the classroom while also preparing to be an educator someday. She considers herself to be a success! Find out why.
21 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
A Nigerian's Struggle To Triumph
Struggle to Triumph is how Tomide Awe, the senior revenue strategy and operations manager at Twitter, founder of Olori - an African fashion brand that celebrates African culture & heritage whilst empowering women and fellow podcaster describes her life’s journey . On today’s episode, she shares her educational and professional journey from living in Nigeria, immigrating to the UK for college and now living and working in the US. If you believe success is a series of never failing - then you will be bowled over by her story.
29 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Puerto Rican or Dominican
My guest Lisa Santiago McNeill is a third generation Latin American, Puerto Rican, and Bahamian who thought for many years that she was Dominican and Bahamian! Listen to her fascinating story as she weaves through the different cultures.
33 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
I Came to America - Aisha Martin
Aisha Martin was born in the United States but was taken by her parents to Germany and lived the first 17 or 18 years of her life abroad. She immigrated to the United States which was essentially her country of birth but felt like an immigrant here.
39 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
From Trinidad - Hope and Forgiveness
Adessa Barker is an attorney, a speaker and a wellness practitioner. Born in the twin island country of Trinidad and Tobago, Adessa moved to the US in her teens with her younger brother to live with her father so that they could have a better life. The transition was rough. As we listen to her story about how difficult life became after migrating to America, we learn about the power that hope and forgiveness brings and see how it changed her life.
19 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Margarita Island to Miami and Success
Carolina Aponte migrated From Margarita Island to Miami when 13 , left and returned when 20 . Her amazing story on how she became an successful accountant is worth your listen.
22 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Angela Spence- British and Jamaican
British born with Jamaican parents is how Angela Spence, CEO, Kensington and Chelsea Social Council describes herself .The youngest of seven children , Angela talks candidly about how her life differed from those of her older siblings and gives tips on how to excel as the child of Jamaican immigrants in England.
45 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Dream Believe Achieve with Tesse Akpeki
Tesse Akpeki dreams, believes and achieves as an immigrant woman in the UK. Her story on how she was able to achieve success and become the CEO of Tesse Akpeki Associates Limited makes a compelling listen.
23 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
From Nigeria to the US
Chinwe Ohajuruka is an award-winning architect, a social entrepreneur and the team leader of Comprehensive Design Services or CDS Housing. She considers herself a citizen of the world as she was born in Nigeria but lived and schooled in England, Nigeria and Scotland.
13 minutes | Feb 23, 2018
056: Kalani Thomas Grow Your Business Coach
The Grow Your Business Coach, Kalani Thomas, works with small businesses to give them the confidence to make decisions that help them grow their business. He does that through anything that has to do with finding, acquiring and keeping revenue. Kalani Thomas has been in sales since 2 days after he turned 14. He has since sold over 150 Million dollars of products and services to businesses all over the country.
28 minutes | Jan 30, 2018
055: Eugenia Cheng - Math in Unexpected Places
Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician and concert pianist. Showcasing Math in Unexpected places is one of her passions as she believes that Math should be a fun project and NOT a Math problem. Transitioning from a "standard academic professor career path" to a "DIY portfolio career” Eugenia is proud of building a freelance career for herself that has no blueprint. She is Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and won tenure at the University of Sheffield, UK having previously taught at the universities of Cambridge, Chicago and Nice. Eugenia holds a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Her first popular maths book "How to Bake Pi" was featured on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and "Beyond Infinity" was shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2017.
14 minutes | Jan 16, 2018
LaShanda Millner-Murphy Professional Style Coach
As a professional style coach, LaShanda Millner- Murphy helps thousands of men and women in the eastern region understand the importance of image and appearance. She helps create their best polished presence. She answers 3 of her frequently asked questions.
29 minutes | Dec 20, 2017
053 : Nora Richardson -What You’re NOT Doing to Attract Clients
Nora D. Richardson, Brand Strategist of Spot-On Branding, operates a successful business where she has been mentioned by the New York Times, worked with big corporations like Kahlua and Northwest Airlines and helps clients daily achieve 6-figure wins. This wasn’t always easy for Nora Richardson. After reaching her American dream by graduating college, she realized that the 9-5 grind was not for her and started her own business.
20 minutes | Dec 8, 2017
052 Stacey Randall - How to get Referrals Without Asking
Helping other business owners to avoid business failure is what my guest Stacey Brown Randall focuses on. She knows all about this – having had her first business fail. This has made all all the difference with her current business’ success and she is sharing all of her secrets by answering 3 of her frequently asked questions.
13 minutes | Nov 2, 2017
051: JJ DiGeronimo's 3 Top Action-based Strategies For Women's Success
JJ DiGeronimo, president of Tech Savvy Women, is a thought leader for Women in Tech and Girls in STEM. She is now a featured columnist for Smart Business Magazine, where she shares her technology, leadership, inclusion, and retention expertise.
13 minutes | Oct 13, 2017
050 : Lianne Hofer - 3 Best Ways to DeClutter
Clutter Consultant Lianne Hofer shares the top 3 ways to declutter an office, a home or a room.
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