I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), working in a space that merges organizational learning, theory, and practice related to business and social innovation. I develop strategic approaches to facilitating social innovation and organizational change. I am often described as an innovation consultant, learning strategist, process designer, facilitator, and thinker whose interests include strategy, resilience, systems thinking, design thinking, and complexity. I have consulted with a number of organizations in the private and third sector. Recently, much of my work has been focused on leveraging technology as a way of generating social innovation.
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GLEN D. KIRKPATRICK, JR. and his wife Debbie, make their home in northern San Diego County, CA. He writes about overcoming life's obstacles, faith, and family.
The last three years of life has been quite full for Glen. During this time he and Debbie moved to the coast. Their first grandchild, a boy named Zion, was born. A few weeks later Glen had successful heart valve replacement surgery.
His short story, “Gift of Life” was published on-line at Reimagine.me. Glen wrote two books: "Overcoming Daily: My Story of Surviving Cancer" and “Solana Beach: coastal views” which are available on Amazon.
"Julian Hayes II is an author, fitness & lifestyle consultant, and speaker. He founded the Art of Fitness & Life to help ambitious, creative, nerdy, and remarkable men and women integrate their optimal lifestyle into a sustainable fitness habit, without having to use tricks or lose their identity through the process.
He believes an optimal lifestyle and living the good life consists of fitness keeping you young, music moving your soul, books feeding your brain, and creativity driving you every day."
I am a truly unique individual who is highly focused, decisive and driven. I am extremely clear with what I want from life. My mission is simple: to transform people's lives in a peaceful, powerful and positive way.
I am a master networker. One of my key strength's is extracting the very best from the individuals, teams and organisations that I work with. I am always discovering new, exciting, innovative and effective ways to add value to both individuals and organisations.
I refuse to settle for anything less than my very best, and I always have a positive impact on those individuals who are fortunate enough to be in my life. I live life on my own terms, and I can help you to do the same too. I look forward to connect with you
Fabien was born in Gonzales Village, Guapo, Point Fortin in 1960 to Gloria and Andrew Fabien.Errol, one of nine children, attended Guapo Government School, where his father was vice principal.
He subsequently attended Naparima College for secondary schooling and it was here that he discovered his passion for acting. He became involved in the theater at school where he participated in the secondary school’s drama festival.
In 1978, Fabien joined the West Indian Theatre Company and was introduced to the world of comedy. Fabien stayed with the West Indian Theater Company until 1982, when he began freelancing as an actor. Errol is known for his theatre performances in Monster March, Seasons, Beef no Chicken, The Fantastic’s, Ti Jean and Mariquite, Smile Orange, Adult Suffrage, School’s Out and Accidental Death of an Anarchist to name a few. He is perhaps also lesser known for his film roles in Flight of the Ibis and Secrets of the Shell.
Over the past twenty-five (25) years Errol has been involved in many aspects of the performing arts. He is an Actor, Presenter, Writer, Producer, M.C., Comedian and Director for stage, radio and television. Errol along with his brother Nigel (also a Comedian and M.C.) were the jesters for Courts Furniture Stores and appeared together in many ads and promotions for the furniture chain. Fabien has appeared in over forty (40) plays and has worked with most of the corporate bodies in Trinidad and Tobago. He has also demonstrated his amazing versatility as a performer by entering the calypso arena. In doing so, in 1999 he received the "Best New Male Artist" award at the Sunshine Awards in Manhattan, for his composition Ato Tea Party.
Mr. Fabien has also made a name for himself by writing and producing revues in Trinidad and Tobago in a way that locals could relate to. These include The Young and the Restless, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Michael Jackson Scandal, Tarzan and Jane, In Parliament, Elections 95, The Bold and the Boldface and The Bill Clinton Scandal.
He served as President of the National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago from 1994-1999.
During the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2000 season, Errol co-pioneered the first ever humorous calypso tent, Yangatang, which later became Maljo Kaiso.
For three years Errol was a host to a morning drive-time radio talk show program Mixed Nuts on Trinidadian radio station The Vibe CT 105FM. His then co-host, George Gonzales, would later go on to share the spotlight with him on a live television comedy show, Sunset Strip. He was dismissed in 2015 for contesting a government election.
In February 2004 this artist teamed up with Banyan Ltd and started Trinidad’s first Community Television Station, “Gayelle the Channel”. Today he is the Executive Director of this innovative television initiative.
Errol is also a recovering drug addict, who embraced recovery in March 1988 and has today remained completely drug-free for over twenty-one years. Errol also talks to youths and other recovering addicts across Trinidad and Tobago on a regular basis about his experiences while he was an active Drug Addict.
Errol attempted to enter the world of politics as an independent candidate for St. Joseph, Trinidad & Tobago, however was handed a sound defeat of only 121 votes.
Amanda Jones was born and raised in the south part of the beautiful island of Trinidad in the Caribbean.
She graduated from A levels in 2002. She then worked for a short time at a grocery store before enrolling in an Associate Degree Nursing program with COSTAATT.
Amanda Jones became a Registered Nurse in January 2006 after passing her exams in October 2005. In June 2007 she got married. After having her first son in 2009 she decided to resign. Interestingly fate would have it that after one year and a half she would return to work as a Registered Nurse. In 2014 she had her second son.
Amanda uses poetry, which she writes, as a teaching tool to educate her patients.
She is also a songwriter. Some of the songs she has contributed to were sung by Casandra Jones.
Check out her book Poems For You and Your Neighbour- Health Disorders Simplified
My Name is Daniel Paul Bishop. I was birthed into a musical family so I guess music was a part of my nature. From as early as I can remember I was fiddling with musical instruments, I had my first cuatro at the age of 3 years which I destroyed by hitting it on the step. It cost $300 Trinidad dollars in those days, which was a lot of money not to mention my mom was upset (hahahahaha). Growing up I was overpowered by music, my mum was the keyboardist in church, my dad was and still is the Worship Leader in Church and my elder brother was the bass player, turn keyboardist in my church also. All three brothers and one sister are into music very heavily. My youngest brother Gideon is a member of my band! Coming through school, I always stood out in the music class and from an early age, I had made up my mind that I wanted to be a musician when I grew older. My school days were very easy. Playing the drums was my first love and the first instrument I played in church, if given the chance I’d still be a drummer! The passing away of our keyboardist at the time shifted my elder brother to the piano and I moved from the drums to the bass. Bass playing became something I loved and I can clearly remember in the early 90's being able to play all Abraham Laboriel's songs note for note! Then the shift took place again. My brother began working shift and was absent from church a lot so I was thrown on the keyboard around 1997. I don't know what happened between 1997 and 2007 but I must truly give thanks to the Almighty and Powerful God. Thru this opening I was able to travel the world as a keyboard player. While doing that God blessed me with a home studio where I was able to work with quite a number of the musicians in Trinidad and Tobago-Clifford Charles, Francis Prime, Michael Boothman, Tamba Gwindi, Jerry Howai and may others. For the past 3 years, I was a member of the band Sherwin Gardner and Reflections of Christ. That in itself was another medium where by I was able to travel and meet many people in the ministry to which I can only say Give Thanks to the Most High. In addition, I have been involved with the Local Gospel Song Festival Committee in Trinidad and Tobago working as one of the keyboard players there for the past 7 years. In those 7 years, I saw a lot of the talent and gifts that we have here in this beautiful Island. At present, I’m just focused on producing and recording great listening material for the world. My prayer is that God continue to open doors and to the musicians coming up and want to make this your life, Just keep God in your life and put him first above all others and trust me your gift will make room for you!! God Bless You!
I am first and foremost a Husband and a Father. But when I am not playing dress up, or scaring the Bogey man out of a closet, I am a Kindlepreneur and Online Marketing ninja.
I got my first taste of online marketing about 3 years ago. I started with niche websites and immediately fell in love with the Search Engine Optimization game. From there, I spent hours upon hours researching and improving my game to include SEO, website development, social media marketing, online video marketing, and a whole lot more.
But it wasn't until I starting publishing my own books, that everything just started to come together. Seeing amazing success by linking my online marketing skills to my self-publishing endeavors, I created a consistent steady stream of sales that have made my a CONSISTENT #1 best-selling author on multiple different topics.
In that 3 year period, I now own 27 websites, 7 published books, and multiple youtube channels. But my greatest project is Kindlepreneur.com.
Kindlepreneur is my flagship where I do everything possible to show self-publishers how to harness teh power of the internet to not only help them sell more books, but also build their author name brand.
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I've been a professional musician for over thirty years.I specialize in percussion performance .Presently I manage the Divine Echoes Orchestra which operates under the office of the prime minister.Over the years I've shared the stage with the late Andre Tanker, Ella Andall. Ralph Macdonald, Robbie Greenidge, Andy Narell and many others. I currently Endorse Meinl Percussion Instruments.
Rhonda McEwen is an assistant professor at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology and at the iSchool, at the University of Toronto. She holds an MBA in IT from City University in London, England, an MSc in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado, and a PhD in Information from University of Toronto. Dr. McEwen has worked and researched digital communication media for 15 years, both in companies providing services and in management consulting to those companies. Her research and teaching centre around information practices involving new media technologies - with an emphasis on mobile and tablet communication, new media, social networks, and sensory information processing. CBS 60 Minutes journalists covered McEwen’s research in 2012 & 2013, and she has recent publications in Information, Communication & Society, Computers and Education, Learning & Instruction, New Media and Society, and Library and Information Science Research journals.
I help young professional women create a vision for their future so they can live life with intense focus. As a professional life coach, I encourage my clients to discover who they were uniquely created to be and confidently move towards a successful life that will impact their community and beyond.
Akosua Dardaine Edwards is the founder of the Enabling Enterprise Project. The Enabling Enterprise Project is a progressive and interactive pilot project, which aims to partner Caribbean and international women’s business support agencies, policymakers and women entrepreneurs from all over the world for the enhancement, empowerment, exchange of ideas and experience and best practice of women’s enterprise and entrepreneurship worldwide.
Akosua has worked and lived throughout many countries including Uganda, Tanzania, India, the United Kingdom, and Trinidad and Tobago, with women and youth entrepreneurs combining her expertise of entrepreneurship, empowerment and transformation.
Akosua published her book “What did I Learn Today?Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love”in September 2013(Balboa Press).
Her second book “Nyabo (Madam)–Why are you here? has been published in March 2015.
Akosua has been featured in the Trinidad Express, Trinidad Guardian, The Newsday, Guardian Women's Magazine and her work has been featured in nextwomenmagazine, Kenya Institute of Management Magazine and numerous other periodicals.
Winner of the Canada skills competition in automotive refinishing.
Centennial college skills competition winner
Provincial skills competition winner
National skills competition winner 2009
Judged Provincial automotive refinishing skills competition 2011,2012,2013,2014 and 2015
I’ve been a trainer for almost a decade now. My degree is in Pre-med/Pre-pharm and I am dual certified in exercise science and sports medicine. My training style is different than most – by in large from my diverse background and expertise. With a blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do, certification in lifestyle and wellness, and also doing massage therapy for 3 years; I have helped everyone from weight loss to weight gain – cancer to diabetes – injury rehab to celiac disease – back issues to sports specific training. So whatever your struggle might be, I’ve got you covered! With over 6,000 different exercises in my playbook, we will never repeat a workout and you will never be bored!
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Currently I work at Brooks College Prep in Chicago (#16 in IL) an amazing school with a tremendous staff and even better student population. I am the resident expert on having difficult conversations. I am able to get staff to meet their potential by using the foundation of relationship + accountability. I also lead the marathon team and raise money with our students to provide clean drinking water for kids in Africa. betterleadersbetterschools.com/water
I created Better Leaders Better Schools - an online space that helps school leaders develop their leadership capacity. This site includes consistent blog posts, a weekly podcast, and finally services focused on leadership development.
Jim Rohn is famous for coining the phrase, "You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with."
Do you need to upgrade the people in your inner circle? At Better Leaders Better Schools I connect smart leaders going places in my Education Masterminds. Each week leaders check-in and share the obstacles, barriers, and problems they face.
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Quite frankly, masterminds are not for all, but if you are serious about getting better and accelerating your leadership group then I encourage you to set a 10 min chat with me to see if a mastermind is the right fit for you: https://calendly.com/bauer/quick-chat
My success is determined by your success. What price would you pay for improved relationships, influence, and execution at work? I would be honored to help.
Finally, I encourage you to visit my website and download The Blueprint for School Success for FREE. This report introduces the 6 key reasons schools are successful based on my experiences. You can grab this report for FREE at betterleadersbetterschools.com
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Richie Norton is the bestselling author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid as well as the #1 Amazon download Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It. He is an international speaker and consultant for the corporate growth and personal development industries, a social entrepreneur, and CEO and Founder of Global Consulting Circle.
Richie has been featured in Forbes, Businessweek, Young Entrepreneur, Huffington Post and other national publications both in print and online. The 2013 San Francisco Book Festival namedThe Power of Starting Something Stupid the winner of the business category and the grand prize winner of all book categories in its annual competition. In 2010, Pacific Business News recognized Richie as one of the Top Forty Under 40 “best and brightest young businessmen” in Hawaii.
Richie has shared the stage with bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,Stephen M.R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust and Kevin Rollins, former CEO of Dell Computers.
Richie received his MBA from the world’s #1 ranked international business school, Thunderbird School of Global Management.
A lifelong disciple of Martial Arts, Rondel Benjamin has studied over 24 Different Martial tradition including Muay Thai Thai Boxing , Filipino Kali , Capoeira Angola , Russian Sambo and Brazilian Ju Jitsu. After 10 years of travelling, Rondel returned to Trinidad to pursue a lifelong dream - to discover the Roots of Trinidad & Tobago’s National Martial Tradition – Kalinda.
The depth, richness and present state of the art form lead Rondel with Co-Founder Kegan Taylor to form the Bois Academy of Trinidad and Tobago .The focus of the Academy is to protect the living tradition of Kalinda through archiving, immersion, dissemination and seeking national recognition for the living Masters of the art form.
The Bois Academy team realized the urgent need to revitalize the Iconic figure of the Bois Man in modern culture. They have embarked on several projects to expose key elements of this cultural expression in modern media. BATT has several Music CDs , has been featured in and supported 2 documentaries, authored 1 Book, and developed a very large music, video and literature achieve. The Academy has also performed and contributed to the annual Canboulay re-enactment celebrations at Carnival time.
Rondel has recently assisted in the BFA program at the University of Trinidad and Tobago in the introduction of Kalinda and Capoeira into their dance program. He has also developed a program for at-risk male youth using Capoeira and Kalinda as tools for initiation and personal growth. He pioneered an anti-bullying, bully prevention program based on the No Bully fear Program and traditional African Diaspora Youth development methods.
Rondel is co-owner and Head instructor of Defencelab T&T, Gracie Jiu Jitsu T&T
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We all identify some people as "family". What feeling does that word bring to you? Ashley pushes the limits of your comfort zone and challenges you to create the family you WANT to come home to...by looking inward first.
She takes families from surviving to thriving by helping them uncover how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us. Using personality profiles, step-by-step action plans, and collaboration exercises, she works with mothers first and foremost so they can not only BE the good in the family, but they can SEE the good in everyone.
For the past 12 years, Ashley has headed up the business side of her father's company, www.48Days.com. She speaks on DISC personality styles and developed a coaching certification program that she continues to lead coaches through even now.
Ashley thrives on challenging questions and out-of-the-box thinking. Ashley and her husband Nathan have been married for 12 years (2016) and have three daughters (9, 6 & 3). They unschool their children and believe the world is their school and every person they meet has an opportunity to teach them something. In 2015, she and her family went to Costa Rica for a month to simply explore together. This year, they will start the beginning of their RV adventures, traveling the states.
Ashley's goal is to help people realize the beauty of the people they surround themselves with on a daily basis - and to not simply live for "one day" as we muscle through today, but to embrace each day for the light we find within and see in each other. Namaste!
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