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Caribbean Mentors is a podcast for Caribbean people or persons interested in Caribbean businesses and the people behind them. Every Monday Joel Millington would be interviewing industry experts from the Caribbean as they highlight their journey. If you are looking for inspiration, motivation and advice from persons who are from the Caribbean then this podcast delivers.

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Caribbean Mentors is a podcast for Caribbean people or persons interested in Caribbean businesses and the people behind them. Every Monday Joel Millington would be interviewing industry experts from the Caribbean as they highlight their journey. If you are looking for inspiration, motivation and advice from persons who are from the Caribbean then this podcast delivers.

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By Platinumk4 - Aug 08 2018
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Someone once said learning from the experiences of others could help you reach your goals faster in life. It is so true. You also get inspiration as you hear the overcomer stories from very successful people in all walks of life. This podcast is like a university where the lecturers teach you about many of life principles. Definitely worth a listen!

A MUST listen for EVERY Caribbean national!

By Calabash Condos & Villas - Jan 27 2017
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Caribbean Mentors podcast is a ground-breaking initiative that brings me tremendous pride. I stumbled across CMP because I was starved for motivational Caribbean content. I wanted to create but then I discovered that Joel had already done it! He is a pioneer and this is the future of learning, entertainment and engagement. If you want to hear motivational stories from successful people who started where you are today and even further behind - this is it! I guarantee you will be enlightened and HOOKED! Joel you are my hero - keep going brother!

iTunes Ratings

5 Ratings
Average Ratings
5
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0

Inspirational Content

By Platinumk4 - Aug 08 2018
Read more
Someone once said learning from the experiences of others could help you reach your goals faster in life. It is so true. You also get inspiration as you hear the overcomer stories from very successful people in all walks of life. This podcast is like a university where the lecturers teach you about many of life principles. Definitely worth a listen!

A MUST listen for EVERY Caribbean national!

By Calabash Condos & Villas - Jan 27 2017
Read more
Caribbean Mentors podcast is a ground-breaking initiative that brings me tremendous pride. I stumbled across CMP because I was starved for motivational Caribbean content. I wanted to create but then I discovered that Joel had already done it! He is a pioneer and this is the future of learning, entertainment and engagement. If you want to hear motivational stories from successful people who started where you are today and even further behind - this is it! I guarantee you will be enlightened and HOOKED! Joel you are my hero - keep going brother!

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Caribbean Mentors

Latest release on Oct 23, 2018

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Rank #1: CMP 113: Harness the Power of Your Team; featuring Gabriel Faria - CEO T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce

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Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has a varied and extensive career. He’s a former managing director at Guardian Media Ltd and also held key positions at Carib Brewery Ltd, Angostura Holdings Ltd, SM Jaleel & Co Ltd, Neal and Massy Trinidad Ltd, T Geddes Grant Ltd and Mecalfab Ltd. Today he serves as the CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce. Ladies and gentlemen Mr. Gabriel Faria.

Gabriel's Background

  • Grew up in Besson Street, Port of Spain
  • Attended Bethlehem Boy's RC and Queens Royal College
  • Taught Accounts and English out of school
  • Started a business buying and selling cars
  • Advice - 
    • Be open to learning
    • Have a clear understanding of what you don't know
    • Leadership is not about knowing the answers
    • Leadership is about human resources and emotional intelligence
    • Perfomance is the only measure for advancement

Super Over

  • Stop saying "I Know"
  • Clarity of Vision; Sharpness of Focus
  • Most Rewarding - Competing Globally
  • Success - Giving back
  • Book - Good to Great and Shoe Dog
  • Alternate Career - Teaching

Favorite Song

Oct 23 2018

35mins

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Rank #2: CMP 112: You Are Who You Are; featuring Golda Lee Bruce - Deputy Head of News at CNC3

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Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a communicator with a passion for telling Caribbean stories. She’s also on a mission to use her voice to encourage and inspire the world.

Today she is the Deputy Head of News at CNC3 a division of Guardian Media Limited

Ladies and gentlemen…please enjoy the conversation with Ms. Golda Lee Bruce.

Golda's Background

  • Grew up in Diego Martin (Trinidad)
  • Mom has a PhD but never pressured her educationally
  • Wanted to do International Relations but got into Media in UWI Mona
  • Got a job at CNC3 and built her career there
  • Advice - 
    • Find something that you're good at and work hard at it
    • Write down the vision for your life
    • Be teachable and willing to learn
    • Don't be defined by one thing
    • Opportunities are often disguised as failure

Super Over

  • Learn to Fail
  • Relax 
  • Most Rewarding - Motherhood
  • Success - Being in the Arena
  • Book - Daring Greatly
  • Singing

Favorite Artist

Jul 08 2018

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Rank #3: CMP 111: Let Your Work be Your Recommendation; featuring Professor Dr. Eudine Barriteau - Principal of UWI Cave Hill

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Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has over 30 years experience as a Caribbean scholar and Senior University administrator. She was the first woman at UWI to be appointed Campus Coordinator in the School for Graduate Studies and Research and the second woman to be appointed Deputy Principal at the Cave Hill Campus. Today she serves as the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the UWI Cave Hill Campus.

Ladies and gentlemen…Professor Dr. Eudine Barriteau.

Dr. Barriteau's Background

  • Was born in Grenada
  • Moved to Barbados with her mother
  • Developed a love for reading at an early age
  • Got a job at a printing company
  • First in her family to attend university
  • First job was as a teacher at 17 years
  • Resigned the teaching job to pursue her degree
  • Got scholarships to do her Masters and PhD
  • Advice - 
    • What you say to young people can motivate or crush them
    • Do your very best at whatever you're doing
    • Set goals in whatever job you're in at the moment
    • Respect your income (save, invest and give back)

Super Over

  • Worry Less
  • Opportunites 
  • Fair and just and believe in creating opportunities
  • Recommended Book - Dreaming to Some Purpose
  • Birth of her Son
  • Curiosity

Favorite Artist

  • Black Stalin

Apr 05 2018

38mins

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Rank #4: CMP 110: Every Disappointment has Multiple Seeds of Rewards; featuring Sheldon Powell - CEO of The Billionaires' League

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Our special guest is a young entrepreneur who is on a mission to empower a new generation of investors by giving everyone the opportunity to be financially free. He is the founder and CEO of The Billionaires League. An app that identifies changes on the global stock markets and gives insights into some of the world’s wealthiest billionaires in real time.

Ladies and gentlemen…let’s meet… Mr. Sheldon Powell

Sheldon's Career

  • Grew up in an orphanage
  • Got adopted. Childhood was difficult
  • Started working as a mechanic at age thirteen
  • Got a job at a printing company
  • Didn't get to go to college
  • Started researching and investing in the financial markets at an early age
  • Formed The Billionaires' League
  • Advice - 
    • It's good to cry
    • Tell yourself, better is coming
    • Find the lessons in disappointments
    • When pitching to investors focus on what's your Value Proposition

Favorite Song

Mar 19 2018

37mins

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Rank #5: CMP 109: Get Yourself Ready First; featuring Georgina Terry - MD of BPD Associates Ltd

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Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is the Managing Director of Business & People Development Associates Limited.

With over 20 years of outstanding results, delivery and experience, she uses her skills and knowledge globally to help people achieve previously unrealized business and personal goals.

She is the author of the best-selling book ‘The Amazing Race to Entrepreneurial Freedom’ and is considered to be a Passions to Profitability Expert.

Georgina's Career

  • Grew up in London
  • Accountant by profession
  • Met some consultants and decided to pursue the field
  • Came to Trinidad on a project and decided to stay
  • Couldn't find an adequate job so decided to start a business
  • Georgina's Business - Business and People Development Associates Limited
  • Advice - 
    • You must be able to speak about your business
    • Listen to your Market
    • You must have passion and be resourceful
    • Tap into your personal network
    • You business is new but you are not new
    • People listen to benefits

Favorite Song

Feb 14 2018

36mins

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Rank #6: CMP 108: The Seeds You Sow; featuring Ethan Quant - Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist

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Our special guest is an entrepreneur who started his business after personally changing his body and mindset to be healthier. In 2014 he won the Mr. Bahamas Men’s Physique. Today he is Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist, a Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach and Speaker.

Ladies and gentlemen…let’s meet… Mr. Ethan Quant

Ethan's Career

  • Grew up in Bahamas
  • Attended the University of Bahamas and studied Marketing
  • Opened a Mortgage Brokage Firm 
  • Was overweigth at the time and wanted a life-style change
  • Got into fitness and got passionate about it
  • Sold the Brokage and started his Fitness and Wellness Consultancy company
  • Advice - 
    • The better you feel, the better you look, the better you perform
    • Meet clients where they are
    • What steps can you take today towards your goal
    • Tap into your personal network
    • Always follow up with clients until they tell you not to anymore
    • You must invest in your personal brand
    • Embrace Social Media

Favorite Song

Jan 28 2018

35mins

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Rank #7: CMP 107: You Get What You Believe; featuring Carla Parris - Entertainment and Sports Lawyer

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Our special guest and emerging mentors is an Entertainment and Sports Lawyer who runs a boutique Entertainment & Sports Law practice in Trinidad & Tobago. Her firm focuses solely on providing Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark and Business law advice to clients in the entertainment, sports and corporate sectors in Trinidad and Tobago and across the Caribbean.

Ladies and gentlemen…Ms. Carla Parris

Carla's Career

  • Grew up in Maraval and West Moorings (Trinidad)
  • Comes from a legal family so law was somewhat mandatory
  • Moved to England to discover herself and to work in the media field
  • Did a Masters in Entetainment Law, then came back to Trinidad and Tobago
  • Opened her own legal practice
  • Advice - 
    • Diversify your income streams
    • You don't have to be traditional
    • Be connected to your industry to determine your next step

Super Over

  • Moving on sometimes means you win
  • Success - Freedom
  • Accomplishment - Connect Caribbean talent to the wider world
  • Defining Trait - Persistence 
  • Book - What Should I do With my Life
  • Emotional Intelligence 

Favorite Song

Jan 14 2018

38mins

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Rank #8: CMP 106: You CAN be Consistent; featuring Kaylan Bartholomew - Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Yoga Instructor

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Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor focuses her energies on the nourishment of the body, heart and mind. She spent the first part of her career in the Banking sector where she rose to the position of VP – Corporate and Investment Banking. Today she runs her own business as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Yoga Instructor

Ladies and gentlemen… Ms. Kaylan Bartholomew

Kaylan's Career

  • Grew up in family of teachers
  • Wanted to do Accounting
  • Got a job with PWC as an auditor while studying ACCA
  • Got into Banking
  • Worked on Wall Street (USA) for 4 years
  • Moved back to Trinidad
  • Free e-Book - You CAN be Consistent
  • Advice - 
    • Take the time to figure out your next move
    • It may be scary but Jump into your Purpose
    • Health is beyond diet; it's also mindset

Super Over

  • Trust in God
  • Don't allow your fears to hold you back
  • Accomplishment - Helping clients and connecting with love ones
  • Success - Living your full potential
  • Book - A New Earth and The Miracle of Mindfulness
  • Compassion

Jan 01 2018

36mins

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Rank #9: CMP 105: Be Patient when Growing; featuring Renuka Rambhajan - Criminal Lawyer

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Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has been building her reputation in the very competitive legal industry.

She served as a Senior State Counsel at the Office of the DPP and appearing for the State in a number of trials in both the High Court and Magistrate's Courts of Trinidad and Tobago.

She also lectures and works with the Children Authority

Ladies and gentlemen…Ms. Renuka Rambhjan

Renuka's Career

  • Attended Caroni Hindu School and Warrenville Presbyterian
  • Attended St. Augustine Girls' High School
  • Got a scholarship to attend Law School
  • Always wanted to be a Lawyer 
  • Worked at the DPP's office
  • Advice - 
    • If you think you can do it; do not let anyone else tell you otherwise
    • You cannot be a good leader if you cannot be a good follower
    • Develop your Art and Build your reputation
    • Be Patient when Growing

Super Over

  • It would get better...be yourself
  • Be a good follower to be a good leader
  • Lunch with Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King
  • Book - The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
  • Winning the Scholarship
  • Aternative Career - Teaching

Favourite Song

Dec 26 2017

31mins

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Rank #10: CMP 104: Get-Up and Show-Up; featuring Michelle Low Chew Tung - Owner and MD of INVENI Business & Technology Ltd.

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Our special guest and Caribbean mentor is determined to leave her mark as a successful entrepreneur.

She has used her knowledge and skills in International Marketing to offer services like Business Development consulting and Event Management

She’s the owner and MD of INVENI Business & Technology Ltd.

Ladies and gentlemen…Ms. Michelle Low Chew Tung.

Michelle's Career

  • Grew up and went to Primary School in Morvant (Trinidad)
  • Studied Business subjects. 
  • Entered the working world after A' Levels
  • Worked with Republic Bank for 12 years
  • Always had a desire to pursue entrepreneurship 
  • Advice - 
    • Get a business mentor to assist with planning and general guidance
    • Put yourself out there...join organizatons...build social media following
    • Have all your contracts in place
    • Welcome advisers

Super Over

  • You are Enough
  • This situation is temporary
  • Book - Soaring From Within
  • Daughter
  • Aternative Career - Traveling Blogger
  • Believe in Yourself

Favourite Song

Dec 10 2017

36mins

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