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The Tallawah podcast is the product of many musings on the perception of success. As Jamaicans, Tallawah is a word used in our culture that means strength or fearlessness. The phrase, "wi likkle but wi tallawah" is used often to acknowledge our fellow Jamaicans locally and internationally who are achieving greatness, especially through their passions. This greatness across many domains is what we are featuring through Tallawah, with the goal to inspire others to seek out and achieve their own passion-fueled success.

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Minori Russell – Musician, Songwriter and Arts Performer

OVERVIEW The Tallawah podcast is the product of many musings on the perception of success. How success is typically defined within societies can vary greatly from how an individual perceives success. Tallawah is a venture led by Latoya Wakefield (IG: @latoyawakefield) and Yanique Taylor (IG: @taylored.consulting), entrepreneurs pursuing their own version of success. As Jamaicans, Tallawah is a word used in our culture that means strength or fearlessness. The phrase, "wi likkle but wi tallawah" is used often to acknowledge our fellow Jamaicans locally and internationally who are achieving greatness, especially through their passions. This greatness across many domains is what we are featuring through Tallawah, with the goal to inspire others to seek out and achieve their own passion-fuelled success. We are seeking to help change lives one ear at a time (Shout out to Charles Hyatt, II for the tagline!) EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS In describing herself, Minori says, “Minori Russell is a reasoned being. She is a sister, she’s a friend, she’s a musician like you said. She is this one big kaleidoscope of emotions and love and expression.” “As long as I can remember, I’ve seen myself performing.” Minori credits her family, particularly her brothers as her inspiration for what she does as an artiste. “Music for me is anything that is palatable to the ear,” shared Minori in describing her go-to musical genres which include, jazz, R&B, dancehall, reggae, and lately, Motown music as well. Although in the industry for seven years now, being underestimated and overlooked are challenges that Minori faces as a young, female performer. Minori blessed us with an exclusive spontaneous performance of her new song “Cocoa”. She is dropping a single, “Red Pill”, on March 27, 2020, which is a collaboration with Rize Nation – Nattali Rize out of Australia (www.nattalirize.com) To date, Minori’s achievements include performing and being a finalist on Magnum Kings and Queens, as well as serving as a writer for the Fi Wi Jamaica initiative (https://jis.gov.jm/fi-wi-jamaica-using-music-promote-positive-behaviour/). Minori was also a writer and performer for the Forbidden Fruit musical staged last year. About her personal struggles, Minori shared that her greatest challenge has been maintaining her drive and passion for music after losing her mother, her Queen, Dawn Marie Hall, 4 years ago. She was initially driven to pursue music as a means of supporting her mother so she would not have to struggle in life anymore. As an independent artiste, in a year, Minori hopes to be able to put on a show that she produces and promotes fully. “I feel me vibrating at a higher frequency.” Her words of encouragement for those pursuing their dreams are, “Your biggest enemy is fear. Your second biggest enemy is self-doubt and thirdly, it is always good to have a dream but more importantly, you must have a vision.” RESOURCES IG: @minorimuzic Facebook: Minori Muzic YouTube: Minori Muzic BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

27 minMAR 19
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Minori Russell – Musician, Songwriter and Arts Performer

Shauntel Walters – Founder and CEO, Shauntel Media House

OVERVIEW The Tallawah podcast is the product of many musings on the perception of success. How success is typically defined within societies can vary greatly from how an individual perceives success. Tallawah is a venture led by Latoya Wakefield (IG: @latoyawakefield) and Yanique Taylor (IG: @taylored.consulting), entrepreneurs pursuing their own version of success. As Jamaicans, Tallawah is a word used in our culture that means strength or fearlessness. The phrase, "wi likkle but wi tallawah" is used often to acknowledge our fellow Jamaicans locally and internationally who are achieving greatness, especially through their passions. This greatness across many domains is what we are featuring through Tallawah, with the goal to inspire others to seek out and achieve their own passion-fuelled success. We are seeking to help change lives one ear at a time (Shout out to Charles Hyatt, II for the tagline!) GUEST Shauntel Walters is a photographer, film producer and 3rd year anthropology student at the University of the West Indies. She is also a travel enthusiast. Her foundations in early personal development programmes, such as music, sports and activities within the creative industries, has led to her love for business and the arts, and one product of that, is Shauntel Media House, a company she started in 2018 that aims to offer professional film and photography services for brands through storytelling. When she is not glued to her screen editing, you can find her, cooking, learning new languages, or hanging out or chatting with family and friends. She is currently working on her 2nd short film. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Shauntel describes her company, Shauntel Media House, as a mixture of entrepreneurship and a passion for creativity. Offering professional photography and filming services with a twist of storytelling, Shauntel Media House wants to offer brands the opportunity to tell stories for their products, magazines or anything similar. As a formally registered business since 2018, Shauntel’s company has facilitated projects with influencers for their blogs and personal pages as well as released her first short film in January 2020, Caterpillar Heart (View on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB8Ctv5SJhg). “Keeping that creative part of me ignited when I do my work in Shauntel Media House, whether it’s photography or film, is really important to me and Shauntel Media House has facilitated that really well.” With no formal training in photography or filmmaking, Shauntel shares that she attracts clients by volunteering to offer some free work to help market her skills, especially if she wants to get a project in a genre that is not already a part of her portfolio. She also credits networking in helping to get her business out into the mainstream. About what success means to her, “I would define success as achieving this acceptable satisfaction within yourself.” RESOURCES IG: @shauntelmediahouse Email: shauntel.walters1@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://jm.linkedin.com/in/shauntel-a-8a1679a5 BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest!

36 minMAR 12
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Shauntel Walters – Founder and CEO, Shauntel Media House

Kwame McPherson - Authorpreneur, writer, book coach, poet and publisher

GUEST Kwame McPherson - authorpreneur, writer, book coach, poet and publisher The first Jamaican to be awarded The Bridport Prize writing bursary for flash fiction in 2020, Kwame MA McPherson has made a name for himself as a content creator and marketer, author and international speaker on the Science of Storytelling. During his more than eight years as an authorpreneur, Kwame has created content for articles, blogs and websites for a variety of clients including entrepreneurs, corporations and business owners. He has written a variety of manuscripts (fiction and non-fiction) and also coaches other writers and authors as well as provides ghost writing services. Kwame’s publications include several books and guides including, Deep Roots, Strong Tree, To Our Fallen and Service Please: 10 step guide to a successful restaurant. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Recently published his latest book, A Date with Depression: From Mental Uncertainty to Self-fulfillment, which examines his experiences battling depression. “Men on a whole, and me at the time, we are not taught to express our feelings or thoughts, the stress and the challenges that life has to offer.” He mainly worked in the public sector throughout his career until he outgrew the 9-5 routine and delved into entrepreneurship. He is now fulfilled through his writing career. “I not only write for myself, but I help other people to write and publish. So, that is satisfying.” He first started writing as a hobby, creating personalized poetry for persons to gift to loved ones, then expanded into longer form writing. He never envisioned at the time that writing would be a business for him. “At the time you didn’t think of writing as being a career, as a business, especially back then. But now, since the evolution of the Internet, you can see how you can actually create something from it.” “We are now living in an age of creation, so you can create anything that you’re passionate about because of the Internet.” While still a part of the 9-5 work world, Kwame shared how he became stressed out and sick. He attributed this to the fact that he was still struggling to find and settle on his passion. “It’s trying to get traction behind the passion and having people believe in you,” Kwame said about challenges faced in his journey as an entrepreneur. In speaking about his passion for stories and storytelling, and how they fundamentally reflect how people live their lives every day, Kwame said he realized that his entire world was his market. “My life’s purpose is to touch as many people’s lives as I can through storytelling.” Kwame discussed a new genre in storytelling called flash fiction, in which writers must tell a compact story using a finite number of words ranging from 100 – 5,000. He encourages everyone to identify their passion and purpose and create for themselves. In light of the age we live in, Kwame believes success is what each person is willing to make it, as we can all define what we want to do and achieve in life on our own terms. RESOURCES Website: www.kwamemcpherson.com Shop Window: www.lulu.com/spotlight/baobabtreebooks Email: kwamemamcpherson@gmail.com Twitter: @KwameMA YouTube: Kwame McPherson The Bridport Prize: www.bridportprize.org.uk

37 minMAR 6
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Kwame McPherson - Authorpreneur, writer, book coach, poet and publisher

Kesi Gardner, CEO - The Storyteller Agency

GUEST Kesi Gardner, CEO - The Storyteller Agency An educator, marketing consultant and storyteller who is passionate about empowerment, Kesi believes in standing out above the noise. Her blog, www.kesigardner.com, is hailed as one of the top marketing blogs in the Jamaica. She has a multi-faceted background including experience in the non-profit world, public relations, and marketing for more than 10 years and provides consulting services as Director of The Storyteller Agency which focuses on public relations, content creation, marketing consultation and influencer marketing. Kesi is a commentator and has appeared on national television shows and periodicals including CVM’s In Live at 7 with Simon Crosskill, CVM-TV Sunrise, Global Voices.org, Caribbean Radio.com, Jamaica Observer’s Page 2, Buzz Caribbean, Caribbean Business Report and Philanthropy.com. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Kesi shares why she believes Jamaica is ten years behind in terms of how persons do not maximize the Internet and technology more to elevate business and access to better opportunities. She is a strong proponent of the digital nomad lifestyle. She was always drawn to the creative arts and so decided to focus her educational journey in this area. This was fuelled particularly while living in New York where her mother received a great work opportunity with The United Nations resulting in the family moving from Jamaica. In New York, Kesi attended The Dwight School on Central Park West, a prestigious private school. But after a year, she decided to leave and attend art school to pursue her true creative desires. In discussing her decision to return to Jamaica, Kesi shares that she had a very brief stint at a local agency before deciding to pursue doing business on her terms. “I now have full control of everything creative that I do.” “I’ve always said I want to be paid to be myself.” As a creative, through her agency she is able to focus on community level recognition/branding for herself, influencers and growing businesses. The Storyteller Agency aims to create a buzz online, typically for less mainstream events. Their focus is to create experiential experiences to up-level interest and exposure within the digital space. “For me achievement is being recognized in my community.” Kesi, who has struggled with depression intermittently throughout her journey, credits therapy, meditation and consistently practicing gratitude as essential in keeping her grounded. About success and finding your own path, Kesi states, “You need to find the empty spaces in the market that are not being utilized and that of course depends on your interest and what your niche is.” RESOURCES Email: hello@thestorytelleragency.co Telephone: (876) 881-7830 Instagram: @thestoryteller.agency Facebook: kesigardner Websites: www.kesigardner.com and www.storytelleragency.co BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

60 minFEB 27
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Joel Dean, CEO - Nobi Labs Services Limited

GUEST Joel Dean, C.E.O. – Nobi Labs Services Limited A seasoned software architect and device magician, Joel Dean is Jamaica’s very own tech mogul-in-the-making. At 26 years old, he boasts over 10 years of experience building applications for iPhones, Android phones and computers. Joel has built several tech start-ups and lead Android development efforts, providing solutions even in the most remote areas of the world. He has managed one of the world’s largest data collection platforms, deployed to more than 50 countries, in 40 languages, for more than 1.5 million users. His expertise has impacted Google, Facebook, Apple, Red Cross, and the World Health Organization. Joel is a proud graduate of the Northern Caribbean University and the May Pen High and Preparatory Schools. His unique story of triumph over adversity, lead to a feature interview on the Jamaican talk show Profile, made popular by the late Ian Boyne. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Developed an app, during a competition sponsored by the World Bank and Jamaican Government, called the Pothole Positioning System which allows persons to use their smartphones to detect potholes while they are driving. He calls himself the device magician because “I’m able to push these devices we use every day to the limit to do things that just seem magical”. Inspired by his father who was always into maintenance and technical tasks. Works extensively with several global companies such as GitHub, Google, Facebook and Twitter based on software he has built. “Remote work is really changing the landscape of how talent distribution is able to provide skills and services for companies all over the world without worrying about language barriers, time zones and geographical differences.” “There are persons in Canada that have offered me jobs, people in Germany that have offered me jobs as well and several others, but it’s just not my time as yet. Jamaica will always be my home even if I leave for a few years.” About his initiative, “Code for a Cause” he says “I’m just breaking down how we can convert from consumers to producers.” This initiative helps to expose youth to the opportunities available through using technology creatively. He encourages the local market to support local app developers through the provision of funding and using the applications developed. About Jamaica and its development, “We have to take technology more seriously because technology has been one of the greatest catalyst for improving the quality of life for major cities across the world.” RESOURCES Email: joel@getnobi.com Site: getnobi.com Twitter: @sirjoeldean https://www.linkedin.com/in/joel-dean-0b624537/ https://github.com/jd-alexander BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

25 minFEB 19
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Joel Dean, CEO - Nobi Labs Services Limited

Nicholas Kee, Co-Founder/Executive Director - Next Gen Creators

OVERVIEW The Tallawah podcast is the product of many musings on the perception of success. How success is typically defined within societies can vary greatly from how an individual perceives success. Tallawah is a venture led by Latoya Wakefield (IG: @latoyawakefield) and Yanique Taylor (IG: @taylored.consulting), entrepreneurs pursuing their own version of success. As Jamaicans, Tallawah is a word used in our culture that means strength or fearlessness. The phrase, "wi likkle but wi tallawah" is used often to acknowledge our fellow Jamaicans locally and internationally who are achieving greatness, especially through their passions. This greatness across many domains is what we are featuring through Tallawah, with the goal to inspire others to seek out and achieve their own passion-fuelled success. We are seeking to help change lives one ear at a time (Shout out to Charles Hyatt for the tagline!) GUEST Nicholas Kee, Co-Founder and Executive Director – Next Gen Creators Next Gen Creators is a mission-driven organisation integrating Caribbean tech talent into the global tech community. Through their boot camp, workshops and tech-focused events, Next Gen Creators provides black and Latin American developers with the skills they need to participate in the innovation economy. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS 2016 Queen’s Young Leaders Runner-Up Award Recipient 2017 Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Entrepreneurship Recipient Started coding ‘accidentally’ at the age of 12 because he could not afford to buy anymore video games and was encouraged by his father to create his own game. Working as a freelance developer since the age of 13 with no formal training. Nicholas has been forging his own non-traditional path as a serial entrepreneur, travelling the world, speaking at conferences and developing partnerships through innovative ideas in Silicon Valley. Next Gen Creators is a non-profit that focuses on providing training sessions and events where youth/young adults can engage in learning coding and completing real-world challenges through hackathons. He launched a series of start-ups beginning with the development of a biodegradable resin for use in 3D printing. This material was an outgrowth of his involvement in Junior Achievement Jamaica while attending Ardenne High School, where his company team developed plastic from potato starch. He continues to explore and seek opportunities to influence and contribute to the technology space regionally and globally. RESOURCES http://nextgencreators.org/ Facebook: Next Gen Creators Instagram: @nextgencreators Twitter: @NextGenCreators Email: hello@nextgencreators.com BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

24 minFEB 12
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Nicholas Kee, Co-Founder/Executive Director - Next Gen Creators

Eveth Colley - President/Founder, Jamaica Ambassador Programs

OVERVIEW The Tallawah podcast is the product of many musings on the perception of success. How success is typically defined within societies can vary greatly from how an individual perceives success. Tallawah is a venture led by Latoya Wakefield (IG: @latoyawakefield) and Yanique Taylor (IG: @taylored.consulting), entrepreneurs pursuing their own version of success. As Jamaicans, Tallawah is a word used in our culture that means strength or fearlessness. The phrase, "wi likkle but wi tallawah" is used often to acknowledge our fellow Jamaicans locally and internationally who are achieving greatness, especially through their passions. This greatness across many domains is what we are featuring through Tallawah, with the goal to inspire others to seek out and achieve their own passion-fuelled success. We are seeking to help change lives one ear at a time (Shout out to Charles Hyatt for the tagline!) GUEST Eveth Colley, President/Founder, Jamaica Ambassador Programs (JAP) – “Promoting Education as a Path to Progress.” Jamaica Ambassador Programs is a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization founded by Eveth Colley in 2011 to provide financial and educational support for underprivileged children in developing countries. The organization started its programs in the community of Flower Hill Jamaica, where the founder lived as a child. The goal is to expand to other similar communities in Jamaica, then to other Caribbean Islands and then to other developing and underdeveloped countries. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Her father relocated the family to the United States where she felt the family dynamics changed, but she felt the need to reconnect with Flower Hill in Jamaica. In 2010, she visited the community where her father returned after living many years in the U.S. This 7-day visit would inspire her to create Jamaica Ambassador Programs. Eveth was infuriated by “the prosperity of poverty” she witnessed in Flower Hill. “My spirit was knotted in anger!” “I saw hardships in the mountains, while looking at other people living well.” She credits her faith as what guided her to address the anger and despair she felt from her trip. She views learning and knowledge as the power needed to breakthrough poverty. Eveth returned to the Flower Hill community in March 2011 to register students to receive school supplies after developing and registering her non-profit organization. She views her greatest accomplishment as the transformation of hope in the community. Eveth has been transforming students in Flower Hill through annual missions with volunteers from the U.S. as well as with donations of school supplies. She also awards scholarships to top performing students through the support of donors. JAP will be hosting its 10th mission in 2020. Eveth credits her willpower to stay the course despite many obstacles as a result of God putting her on this path. RESOURCES https://jamaicaambassadorprograms.org/ BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

30 minFEB 5
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Eveth Colley - President/Founder, Jamaica Ambassador Programs

Diana McIntyre-Pike

GUEST Diana McIntyre-Pike, President/Founder, Countrystyle Community Tourism Network & Villages as Businesses Through her work, Diana provides unique community lifestyle experiences through tailor-made travel packages. These packages combine Caribbean culture, heritage and lifestyle using diverse accommodations, unique island attractions, delicious local cuisine and family/community hospitality transportation services. Trained in Tourism Management, Hotel Management, Catering Operations and Marketing, Diana developed the Villages as Businesses programme to empower member villages through tour design, training management and marketing support so their residents can profit from community tourism. She has shared her vision and expertise by partnering with local universities such as the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, as well as through her consulting services in community tourism to several other Caribbean countries. During her over 44-year career pioneering Community Tourism, Diana has received a number of awards, such as a Community Tourism Activist Award in 2016 by the African Diaspora Tourism Network, Atlanta. She was also inducted into their hall of fame. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Jamaica is branded as the home of community tourism by the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT). Diana grew up in the guest house business in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica. She always wanted to do drama – she love dancing and art – but was encouraged to leave behind the dramatic arts and instead pursue a more realistic career in tourism by her brother. Diana became one of the first women to study tourism in Jamaica. She views Jamaica as one of the greatest gems in the world. “Jamaican people are some of the most talented people in the world!” She encourages Jamaicans, including her relatives and friends, living abroad to be marketing ambassadors for the island. “To overcome the difficulties, I just take things day by day.” Despite great personal and financial loss, after losing her hotel, she relied on her spiritual strength to guide her through and maintain her resilience. “Community tourism is not a niche market. Community tourism is the way tourism should be developed.” About success: “When you work, and you work honestly, and you work with passion… if you don’t have passion for what you do, then don’t do it, because it’s not going to come out right.” In partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, Diana now has an accredited online Community Tourism Entrepreneurship Programme which can be taken by students across the Caribbean. Tourism is a lifestyle, not just about hotels and tours. It’s about agriculture, arts, cuisine, culture and much more. RESOURCES www.peacetourism.org/caribbeantours iiptcaribbean@yahoo.com caribbean@peacetourism.org www.villagesasbusinesses.com www.accesscommunitytourism.com BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

38 minJAN 29
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Diana McIntyre-Pike

Morris Sinclair, Travel and Tourism Management Consultant

OVERVIEW The Tallawah podcast is the product of many musings on the perception of success. How success is typically defined within societies can vary greatly from how an individual perceives success. Tallawah is a venture led by Latoya Wakefield (IG: @latoyawakefield) and Yanique Taylor (IG: @taylored.consulting), entrepreneurs pursuing their own version of success. As Jamaicans, Tallawah is a word used in our culture that means strength or fearlessness. The phrase, "wi likkle but wi tallawah" is used often to acknowledge our fellow Jamaicans locally and internationally who are achieving greatness, especially through their passions. This greatness across many domains is what we are featuring through Tallawah, with the goal to inspire others to seek out and achieve their own passion-fuelled success. We are seeking to help change lives one ear at a time (Shout out to Charles Hyatt for the tagline!) GUEST Morris Sinclair, Travel and Tourism Management Consultant based in Accra, Ghana. A Wolmer’s Boys’ High School alum, Morris attended the 2019 Diaspora Conference held at the Jamaica Conference Centre to aid in connecting the dots between Jamaica, Ghana and the rest of the Diaspora. He describes Ghana as his love and Jamaica as his sweetheart. While his parents still live in Jamaica, since 2014 he has made Ghana his new homeland. He has always been interested in travelling, and was fortunate to visit several countries as a young man, even studying in Norway. However, he always wanted to visit Ghana, and when he was finally able to, he was amazed to discover how similar it was to Jamaica as well as the many business opportunities available. On this episode, he shares some of those business opportunities, his experiences in Ghana and how he balances his love for both countries. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Ghana’s currency is currently five Ghanaian cedi to one United States dollar, a reflection of how strongly their economy is performing. Agricultural, cultural and tourism business opportunities are flourishing in Ghana. He advocated to have the visa requirement waived for travel between Ghana and Jamaica, an achievement announced at the 2019 Diaspora Conference. He is working with an airline company to open the gateway between Jamaica and Africa for non-stop flights. About success: “Nobody can tell you what you want to do, but people will always be willing to tell you what you shouldn’t do.” Just do what calls you!! Referencing Sankofa, a Ghanaian Adinkra symbol: “It is important for people to know their roots so they can know where they are going in life.” RESOURCES Twitter: @moresinclair Facebook: Morris Sinclair BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

14 minJAN 24
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Morris Sinclair, Travel and Tourism Management Consultant

Charles Hyatt II, Good News Jamaica

OVERVIEW The Tallawah podcast is the product of many musings on the perception of success. How success is typically defined within societies can vary greatly from how an individual perceives success. Tallawah is a venture led by Latoya Wakefield (IG: @latoyawakefield) and Yanique Taylor (IG: @taylored.consulting), entrepreneurs pursuing their own version of success. As Jamaicans, Tallawah is a word used in our culture that means strength or fearlessness. The phrase, "wi likkle but wi tallawah" is used often to acknowledge our fellow Jamaicans locally and internationally who are achieving greatness, especially through their passions. This greatness across many domains is what we are featuring through Tallawah, with the goal to inspire others to seek out and achieve their own passion-fuelled success. We are seeking to help change lives one ear at a time (Shout out to Charles Hyatt for the tagline!) GUEST Charles Hyatt II, President, Good News Jamaica. Charles shares all things positive about Jamaica through his online news outlet. He is always seeking opportunities to reach people and help in any way he can to enhance their lives in a positive manner. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Talking about his Straight Talk programme that is implemented for youth through the Charles Hyatt Foundation, a subsidiary of Good News Jamaica – “Wouldn’t it be nice to do what you like to do and get paid?” Own your dreams regardless of what others may say or do. “Fail! That’s how you move from being a planner to a doer.” You must understand that you will ‘buck yuh toe’, and the question is what you will do when that happens. RESOURCES www.goodnewsjamaica.com Instagram: @goodnewsjamaica Twitter: @GNJ_Ltd Facebook: Good News Jamaica Mentioned Jamaican inventor of clean energy apparatus – Harlo Mayne, https://maynex.com/ BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

31 minJAN 22
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Minori Russell – Musician, Songwriter and Arts Performer

OVERVIEW The Tallawah podcast is the product of many musings on the perception of success. How success is typically defined within societies can vary greatly from how an individual perceives success. Tallawah is a venture led by Latoya Wakefield (IG: @latoyawakefield) and Yanique Taylor (IG: @taylored.consulting), entrepreneurs pursuing their own version of success. As Jamaicans, Tallawah is a word used in our culture that means strength or fearlessness. The phrase, "wi likkle but wi tallawah" is used often to acknowledge our fellow Jamaicans locally and internationally who are achieving greatness, especially through their passions. This greatness across many domains is what we are featuring through Tallawah, with the goal to inspire others to seek out and achieve their own passion-fuelled success. We are seeking to help change lives one ear at a time (Shout out to Charles Hyatt, II for the tagline!) EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS In describing herself, Minori says, “Minori Russell is a reasoned being. She is a sister, she’s a friend, she’s a musician like you said. She is this one big kaleidoscope of emotions and love and expression.” “As long as I can remember, I’ve seen myself performing.” Minori credits her family, particularly her brothers as her inspiration for what she does as an artiste. “Music for me is anything that is palatable to the ear,” shared Minori in describing her go-to musical genres which include, jazz, R&B, dancehall, reggae, and lately, Motown music as well. Although in the industry for seven years now, being underestimated and overlooked are challenges that Minori faces as a young, female performer. Minori blessed us with an exclusive spontaneous performance of her new song “Cocoa”. She is dropping a single, “Red Pill”, on March 27, 2020, which is a collaboration with Rize Nation – Nattali Rize out of Australia (www.nattalirize.com) To date, Minori’s achievements include performing and being a finalist on Magnum Kings and Queens, as well as serving as a writer for the Fi Wi Jamaica initiative (https://jis.gov.jm/fi-wi-jamaica-using-music-promote-positive-behaviour/). Minori was also a writer and performer for the Forbidden Fruit musical staged last year. About her personal struggles, Minori shared that her greatest challenge has been maintaining her drive and passion for music after losing her mother, her Queen, Dawn Marie Hall, 4 years ago. She was initially driven to pursue music as a means of supporting her mother so she would not have to struggle in life anymore. As an independent artiste, in a year, Minori hopes to be able to put on a show that she produces and promotes fully. “I feel me vibrating at a higher frequency.” Her words of encouragement for those pursuing their dreams are, “Your biggest enemy is fear. Your second biggest enemy is self-doubt and thirdly, it is always good to have a dream but more importantly, you must have a vision.” RESOURCES IG: @minorimuzic Facebook: Minori Muzic YouTube: Minori Muzic BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

27 minMAR 19
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Minori Russell – Musician, Songwriter and Arts Performer

Shauntel Walters – Founder and CEO, Shauntel Media House

OVERVIEW The Tallawah podcast is the product of many musings on the perception of success. How success is typically defined within societies can vary greatly from how an individual perceives success. Tallawah is a venture led by Latoya Wakefield (IG: @latoyawakefield) and Yanique Taylor (IG: @taylored.consulting), entrepreneurs pursuing their own version of success. As Jamaicans, Tallawah is a word used in our culture that means strength or fearlessness. The phrase, "wi likkle but wi tallawah" is used often to acknowledge our fellow Jamaicans locally and internationally who are achieving greatness, especially through their passions. This greatness across many domains is what we are featuring through Tallawah, with the goal to inspire others to seek out and achieve their own passion-fuelled success. We are seeking to help change lives one ear at a time (Shout out to Charles Hyatt, II for the tagline!) GUEST Shauntel Walters is a photographer, film producer and 3rd year anthropology student at the University of the West Indies. She is also a travel enthusiast. Her foundations in early personal development programmes, such as music, sports and activities within the creative industries, has led to her love for business and the arts, and one product of that, is Shauntel Media House, a company she started in 2018 that aims to offer professional film and photography services for brands through storytelling. When she is not glued to her screen editing, you can find her, cooking, learning new languages, or hanging out or chatting with family and friends. She is currently working on her 2nd short film. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Shauntel describes her company, Shauntel Media House, as a mixture of entrepreneurship and a passion for creativity. Offering professional photography and filming services with a twist of storytelling, Shauntel Media House wants to offer brands the opportunity to tell stories for their products, magazines or anything similar. As a formally registered business since 2018, Shauntel’s company has facilitated projects with influencers for their blogs and personal pages as well as released her first short film in January 2020, Caterpillar Heart (View on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB8Ctv5SJhg). “Keeping that creative part of me ignited when I do my work in Shauntel Media House, whether it’s photography or film, is really important to me and Shauntel Media House has facilitated that really well.” With no formal training in photography or filmmaking, Shauntel shares that she attracts clients by volunteering to offer some free work to help market her skills, especially if she wants to get a project in a genre that is not already a part of her portfolio. She also credits networking in helping to get her business out into the mainstream. About what success means to her, “I would define success as achieving this acceptable satisfaction within yourself.” RESOURCES IG: @shauntelmediahouse Email: shauntel.walters1@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://jm.linkedin.com/in/shauntel-a-8a1679a5 BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest!

36 minMAR 12
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Shauntel Walters – Founder and CEO, Shauntel Media House

Kwame McPherson - Authorpreneur, writer, book coach, poet and publisher

GUEST Kwame McPherson - authorpreneur, writer, book coach, poet and publisher The first Jamaican to be awarded The Bridport Prize writing bursary for flash fiction in 2020, Kwame MA McPherson has made a name for himself as a content creator and marketer, author and international speaker on the Science of Storytelling. During his more than eight years as an authorpreneur, Kwame has created content for articles, blogs and websites for a variety of clients including entrepreneurs, corporations and business owners. He has written a variety of manuscripts (fiction and non-fiction) and also coaches other writers and authors as well as provides ghost writing services. Kwame’s publications include several books and guides including, Deep Roots, Strong Tree, To Our Fallen and Service Please: 10 step guide to a successful restaurant. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Recently published his latest book, A Date with Depression: From Mental Uncertainty to Self-fulfillment, which examines his experiences battling depression. “Men on a whole, and me at the time, we are not taught to express our feelings or thoughts, the stress and the challenges that life has to offer.” He mainly worked in the public sector throughout his career until he outgrew the 9-5 routine and delved into entrepreneurship. He is now fulfilled through his writing career. “I not only write for myself, but I help other people to write and publish. So, that is satisfying.” He first started writing as a hobby, creating personalized poetry for persons to gift to loved ones, then expanded into longer form writing. He never envisioned at the time that writing would be a business for him. “At the time you didn’t think of writing as being a career, as a business, especially back then. But now, since the evolution of the Internet, you can see how you can actually create something from it.” “We are now living in an age of creation, so you can create anything that you’re passionate about because of the Internet.” While still a part of the 9-5 work world, Kwame shared how he became stressed out and sick. He attributed this to the fact that he was still struggling to find and settle on his passion. “It’s trying to get traction behind the passion and having people believe in you,” Kwame said about challenges faced in his journey as an entrepreneur. In speaking about his passion for stories and storytelling, and how they fundamentally reflect how people live their lives every day, Kwame said he realized that his entire world was his market. “My life’s purpose is to touch as many people’s lives as I can through storytelling.” Kwame discussed a new genre in storytelling called flash fiction, in which writers must tell a compact story using a finite number of words ranging from 100 – 5,000. He encourages everyone to identify their passion and purpose and create for themselves. In light of the age we live in, Kwame believes success is what each person is willing to make it, as we can all define what we want to do and achieve in life on our own terms. RESOURCES Website: www.kwamemcpherson.com Shop Window: www.lulu.com/spotlight/baobabtreebooks Email: kwamemamcpherson@gmail.com Twitter: @KwameMA YouTube: Kwame McPherson The Bridport Prize: www.bridportprize.org.uk

37 minMAR 6
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Kwame McPherson - Authorpreneur, writer, book coach, poet and publisher

Kesi Gardner, CEO - The Storyteller Agency

GUEST Kesi Gardner, CEO - The Storyteller Agency An educator, marketing consultant and storyteller who is passionate about empowerment, Kesi believes in standing out above the noise. Her blog, www.kesigardner.com, is hailed as one of the top marketing blogs in the Jamaica. She has a multi-faceted background including experience in the non-profit world, public relations, and marketing for more than 10 years and provides consulting services as Director of The Storyteller Agency which focuses on public relations, content creation, marketing consultation and influencer marketing. Kesi is a commentator and has appeared on national television shows and periodicals including CVM’s In Live at 7 with Simon Crosskill, CVM-TV Sunrise, Global Voices.org, Caribbean Radio.com, Jamaica Observer’s Page 2, Buzz Caribbean, Caribbean Business Report and Philanthropy.com. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Kesi shares why she believes Jamaica is ten years behind in terms of how persons do not maximize the Internet and technology more to elevate business and access to better opportunities. She is a strong proponent of the digital nomad lifestyle. She was always drawn to the creative arts and so decided to focus her educational journey in this area. This was fuelled particularly while living in New York where her mother received a great work opportunity with The United Nations resulting in the family moving from Jamaica. In New York, Kesi attended The Dwight School on Central Park West, a prestigious private school. But after a year, she decided to leave and attend art school to pursue her true creative desires. In discussing her decision to return to Jamaica, Kesi shares that she had a very brief stint at a local agency before deciding to pursue doing business on her terms. “I now have full control of everything creative that I do.” “I’ve always said I want to be paid to be myself.” As a creative, through her agency she is able to focus on community level recognition/branding for herself, influencers and growing businesses. The Storyteller Agency aims to create a buzz online, typically for less mainstream events. Their focus is to create experiential experiences to up-level interest and exposure within the digital space. “For me achievement is being recognized in my community.” Kesi, who has struggled with depression intermittently throughout her journey, credits therapy, meditation and consistently practicing gratitude as essential in keeping her grounded. About success and finding your own path, Kesi states, “You need to find the empty spaces in the market that are not being utilized and that of course depends on your interest and what your niche is.” RESOURCES Email: hello@thestorytelleragency.co Telephone: (876) 881-7830 Instagram: @thestoryteller.agency Facebook: kesigardner Websites: www.kesigardner.com and www.storytelleragency.co BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

60 minFEB 27
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Kesi Gardner, CEO - The Storyteller Agency

Joel Dean, CEO - Nobi Labs Services Limited

GUEST Joel Dean, C.E.O. – Nobi Labs Services Limited A seasoned software architect and device magician, Joel Dean is Jamaica’s very own tech mogul-in-the-making. At 26 years old, he boasts over 10 years of experience building applications for iPhones, Android phones and computers. Joel has built several tech start-ups and lead Android development efforts, providing solutions even in the most remote areas of the world. He has managed one of the world’s largest data collection platforms, deployed to more than 50 countries, in 40 languages, for more than 1.5 million users. His expertise has impacted Google, Facebook, Apple, Red Cross, and the World Health Organization. Joel is a proud graduate of the Northern Caribbean University and the May Pen High and Preparatory Schools. His unique story of triumph over adversity, lead to a feature interview on the Jamaican talk show Profile, made popular by the late Ian Boyne. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Developed an app, during a competition sponsored by the World Bank and Jamaican Government, called the Pothole Positioning System which allows persons to use their smartphones to detect potholes while they are driving. He calls himself the device magician because “I’m able to push these devices we use every day to the limit to do things that just seem magical”. Inspired by his father who was always into maintenance and technical tasks. Works extensively with several global companies such as GitHub, Google, Facebook and Twitter based on software he has built. “Remote work is really changing the landscape of how talent distribution is able to provide skills and services for companies all over the world without worrying about language barriers, time zones and geographical differences.” “There are persons in Canada that have offered me jobs, people in Germany that have offered me jobs as well and several others, but it’s just not my time as yet. Jamaica will always be my home even if I leave for a few years.” About his initiative, “Code for a Cause” he says “I’m just breaking down how we can convert from consumers to producers.” This initiative helps to expose youth to the opportunities available through using technology creatively. He encourages the local market to support local app developers through the provision of funding and using the applications developed. About Jamaica and its development, “We have to take technology more seriously because technology has been one of the greatest catalyst for improving the quality of life for major cities across the world.” RESOURCES Email: joel@getnobi.com Site: getnobi.com Twitter: @sirjoeldean https://www.linkedin.com/in/joel-dean-0b624537/ https://github.com/jd-alexander BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

25 minFEB 19
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Joel Dean, CEO - Nobi Labs Services Limited

Nicholas Kee, Co-Founder/Executive Director - Next Gen Creators

OVERVIEW The Tallawah podcast is the product of many musings on the perception of success. How success is typically defined within societies can vary greatly from how an individual perceives success. Tallawah is a venture led by Latoya Wakefield (IG: @latoyawakefield) and Yanique Taylor (IG: @taylored.consulting), entrepreneurs pursuing their own version of success. As Jamaicans, Tallawah is a word used in our culture that means strength or fearlessness. The phrase, "wi likkle but wi tallawah" is used often to acknowledge our fellow Jamaicans locally and internationally who are achieving greatness, especially through their passions. This greatness across many domains is what we are featuring through Tallawah, with the goal to inspire others to seek out and achieve their own passion-fuelled success. We are seeking to help change lives one ear at a time (Shout out to Charles Hyatt for the tagline!) GUEST Nicholas Kee, Co-Founder and Executive Director – Next Gen Creators Next Gen Creators is a mission-driven organisation integrating Caribbean tech talent into the global tech community. Through their boot camp, workshops and tech-focused events, Next Gen Creators provides black and Latin American developers with the skills they need to participate in the innovation economy. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS 2016 Queen’s Young Leaders Runner-Up Award Recipient 2017 Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Entrepreneurship Recipient Started coding ‘accidentally’ at the age of 12 because he could not afford to buy anymore video games and was encouraged by his father to create his own game. Working as a freelance developer since the age of 13 with no formal training. Nicholas has been forging his own non-traditional path as a serial entrepreneur, travelling the world, speaking at conferences and developing partnerships through innovative ideas in Silicon Valley. Next Gen Creators is a non-profit that focuses on providing training sessions and events where youth/young adults can engage in learning coding and completing real-world challenges through hackathons. He launched a series of start-ups beginning with the development of a biodegradable resin for use in 3D printing. This material was an outgrowth of his involvement in Junior Achievement Jamaica while attending Ardenne High School, where his company team developed plastic from potato starch. He continues to explore and seek opportunities to influence and contribute to the technology space regionally and globally. RESOURCES http://nextgencreators.org/ Facebook: Next Gen Creators Instagram: @nextgencreators Twitter: @NextGenCreators Email: hello@nextgencreators.com BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

24 minFEB 12
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Nicholas Kee, Co-Founder/Executive Director - Next Gen Creators

Eveth Colley - President/Founder, Jamaica Ambassador Programs

OVERVIEW The Tallawah podcast is the product of many musings on the perception of success. How success is typically defined within societies can vary greatly from how an individual perceives success. Tallawah is a venture led by Latoya Wakefield (IG: @latoyawakefield) and Yanique Taylor (IG: @taylored.consulting), entrepreneurs pursuing their own version of success. As Jamaicans, Tallawah is a word used in our culture that means strength or fearlessness. The phrase, "wi likkle but wi tallawah" is used often to acknowledge our fellow Jamaicans locally and internationally who are achieving greatness, especially through their passions. This greatness across many domains is what we are featuring through Tallawah, with the goal to inspire others to seek out and achieve their own passion-fuelled success. We are seeking to help change lives one ear at a time (Shout out to Charles Hyatt for the tagline!) GUEST Eveth Colley, President/Founder, Jamaica Ambassador Programs (JAP) – “Promoting Education as a Path to Progress.” Jamaica Ambassador Programs is a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization founded by Eveth Colley in 2011 to provide financial and educational support for underprivileged children in developing countries. The organization started its programs in the community of Flower Hill Jamaica, where the founder lived as a child. The goal is to expand to other similar communities in Jamaica, then to other Caribbean Islands and then to other developing and underdeveloped countries. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Her father relocated the family to the United States where she felt the family dynamics changed, but she felt the need to reconnect with Flower Hill in Jamaica. In 2010, she visited the community where her father returned after living many years in the U.S. This 7-day visit would inspire her to create Jamaica Ambassador Programs. Eveth was infuriated by “the prosperity of poverty” she witnessed in Flower Hill. “My spirit was knotted in anger!” “I saw hardships in the mountains, while looking at other people living well.” She credits her faith as what guided her to address the anger and despair she felt from her trip. She views learning and knowledge as the power needed to breakthrough poverty. Eveth returned to the Flower Hill community in March 2011 to register students to receive school supplies after developing and registering her non-profit organization. She views her greatest accomplishment as the transformation of hope in the community. Eveth has been transforming students in Flower Hill through annual missions with volunteers from the U.S. as well as with donations of school supplies. She also awards scholarships to top performing students through the support of donors. JAP will be hosting its 10th mission in 2020. Eveth credits her willpower to stay the course despite many obstacles as a result of God putting her on this path. RESOURCES https://jamaicaambassadorprograms.org/ BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

30 minFEB 5
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Eveth Colley - President/Founder, Jamaica Ambassador Programs

Diana McIntyre-Pike

GUEST Diana McIntyre-Pike, President/Founder, Countrystyle Community Tourism Network & Villages as Businesses Through her work, Diana provides unique community lifestyle experiences through tailor-made travel packages. These packages combine Caribbean culture, heritage and lifestyle using diverse accommodations, unique island attractions, delicious local cuisine and family/community hospitality transportation services. Trained in Tourism Management, Hotel Management, Catering Operations and Marketing, Diana developed the Villages as Businesses programme to empower member villages through tour design, training management and marketing support so their residents can profit from community tourism. She has shared her vision and expertise by partnering with local universities such as the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, as well as through her consulting services in community tourism to several other Caribbean countries. During her over 44-year career pioneering Community Tourism, Diana has received a number of awards, such as a Community Tourism Activist Award in 2016 by the African Diaspora Tourism Network, Atlanta. She was also inducted into their hall of fame. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Jamaica is branded as the home of community tourism by the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT). Diana grew up in the guest house business in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica. She always wanted to do drama – she love dancing and art – but was encouraged to leave behind the dramatic arts and instead pursue a more realistic career in tourism by her brother. Diana became one of the first women to study tourism in Jamaica. She views Jamaica as one of the greatest gems in the world. “Jamaican people are some of the most talented people in the world!” She encourages Jamaicans, including her relatives and friends, living abroad to be marketing ambassadors for the island. “To overcome the difficulties, I just take things day by day.” Despite great personal and financial loss, after losing her hotel, she relied on her spiritual strength to guide her through and maintain her resilience. “Community tourism is not a niche market. Community tourism is the way tourism should be developed.” About success: “When you work, and you work honestly, and you work with passion… if you don’t have passion for what you do, then don’t do it, because it’s not going to come out right.” In partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, Diana now has an accredited online Community Tourism Entrepreneurship Programme which can be taken by students across the Caribbean. Tourism is a lifestyle, not just about hotels and tours. It’s about agriculture, arts, cuisine, culture and much more. RESOURCES www.peacetourism.org/caribbeantours iiptcaribbean@yahoo.com caribbean@peacetourism.org www.villagesasbusinesses.com www.accesscommunitytourism.com BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

38 minJAN 29
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Morris Sinclair, Travel and Tourism Management Consultant

OVERVIEW The Tallawah podcast is the product of many musings on the perception of success. How success is typically defined within societies can vary greatly from how an individual perceives success. Tallawah is a venture led by Latoya Wakefield (IG: @latoyawakefield) and Yanique Taylor (IG: @taylored.consulting), entrepreneurs pursuing their own version of success. As Jamaicans, Tallawah is a word used in our culture that means strength or fearlessness. The phrase, "wi likkle but wi tallawah" is used often to acknowledge our fellow Jamaicans locally and internationally who are achieving greatness, especially through their passions. This greatness across many domains is what we are featuring through Tallawah, with the goal to inspire others to seek out and achieve their own passion-fuelled success. We are seeking to help change lives one ear at a time (Shout out to Charles Hyatt for the tagline!) GUEST Morris Sinclair, Travel and Tourism Management Consultant based in Accra, Ghana. A Wolmer’s Boys’ High School alum, Morris attended the 2019 Diaspora Conference held at the Jamaica Conference Centre to aid in connecting the dots between Jamaica, Ghana and the rest of the Diaspora. He describes Ghana as his love and Jamaica as his sweetheart. While his parents still live in Jamaica, since 2014 he has made Ghana his new homeland. He has always been interested in travelling, and was fortunate to visit several countries as a young man, even studying in Norway. However, he always wanted to visit Ghana, and when he was finally able to, he was amazed to discover how similar it was to Jamaica as well as the many business opportunities available. On this episode, he shares some of those business opportunities, his experiences in Ghana and how he balances his love for both countries. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Ghana’s currency is currently five Ghanaian cedi to one United States dollar, a reflection of how strongly their economy is performing. Agricultural, cultural and tourism business opportunities are flourishing in Ghana. He advocated to have the visa requirement waived for travel between Ghana and Jamaica, an achievement announced at the 2019 Diaspora Conference. He is working with an airline company to open the gateway between Jamaica and Africa for non-stop flights. About success: “Nobody can tell you what you want to do, but people will always be willing to tell you what you shouldn’t do.” Just do what calls you!! Referencing Sankofa, a Ghanaian Adinkra symbol: “It is important for people to know their roots so they can know where they are going in life.” RESOURCES Twitter: @moresinclair Facebook: Morris Sinclair BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. If you know a Jamaican who is dominating, let us know and they may be our next guest! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

14 minJAN 24
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Morris Sinclair, Travel and Tourism Management Consultant

Charles Hyatt II, Good News Jamaica

OVERVIEW The Tallawah podcast is the product of many musings on the perception of success. How success is typically defined within societies can vary greatly from how an individual perceives success. Tallawah is a venture led by Latoya Wakefield (IG: @latoyawakefield) and Yanique Taylor (IG: @taylored.consulting), entrepreneurs pursuing their own version of success. As Jamaicans, Tallawah is a word used in our culture that means strength or fearlessness. The phrase, "wi likkle but wi tallawah" is used often to acknowledge our fellow Jamaicans locally and internationally who are achieving greatness, especially through their passions. This greatness across many domains is what we are featuring through Tallawah, with the goal to inspire others to seek out and achieve their own passion-fuelled success. We are seeking to help change lives one ear at a time (Shout out to Charles Hyatt for the tagline!) GUEST Charles Hyatt II, President, Good News Jamaica. Charles shares all things positive about Jamaica through his online news outlet. He is always seeking opportunities to reach people and help in any way he can to enhance their lives in a positive manner. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Talking about his Straight Talk programme that is implemented for youth through the Charles Hyatt Foundation, a subsidiary of Good News Jamaica – “Wouldn’t it be nice to do what you like to do and get paid?” Own your dreams regardless of what others may say or do. “Fail! That’s how you move from being a planner to a doer.” You must understand that you will ‘buck yuh toe’, and the question is what you will do when that happens. RESOURCES www.goodnewsjamaica.com Instagram: @goodnewsjamaica Twitter: @GNJ_Ltd Facebook: Good News Jamaica Mentioned Jamaican inventor of clean energy apparatus – Harlo Mayne, https://maynex.com/ BE A TALLAWAH TEAMMATE Thank you for listening! Feel free to email us at tallawahpod@gmail.com with your feedback or questions. We appreciate your support, so do let us know how we can ensure your Tallawah experience is “100”. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @tallawahpodcast Facebook: Tallawah Podcast YouTube: Tallawah Podcast

31 minJAN 22
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Charles Hyatt II, Good News Jamaica
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