Carry On Friends The Caribbean American Podcast

Carry On Friends The Caribbean American Podcast
Unapologetically Caribbean, Carry On Friends The Caribbean American Podcast is where you’ll find fresh, funny, inspiring stories and perspectives on culture, heritage, career, entrepreneurship and everyday life that make up the Caribbean American exper?

Radicalization in the Caribbean
Dec 10 • 41 min
Kiran Maharaj is the Managing Director of Caribbean Lifestyle Communications Media Network. She’s also the Co-Founder/Director - Caribbean Investigative Journalism Network and President - Media Institute of the Car…
Give Thanks
Nov 26 • 13 min
Giving thanks should be a consistent part of our daily living.
Leveraging a Recruiter for your job search
Nov 11 • 41 min
Haitian American Gaelle Mair has been in the recruiting industry for over 10 years. She is CEO of Ucare Staffing, a company that specializes in direct hire staffing solutions while giving back to the community. In this episode she discussed ho…
Building Up Non Profit Organizations
Oct 29 • 53 min
Barbadian American, Nic Campbell is the founder of Build Up Advisory Group; a firm that specializes in improving governance, grant making, and organizational design for philanthropies, and nonprofit organiza…
Clear Communication Starts with Self-Awareness
Oct 15 • 56 min
Bahamian American Monique Russell is an Executive Communications Coach. Key takeaways:Start where you can get in to start developing your emotional intelligence, building self awareness by using the journal, or the DISC assessment.Communication and…
Caribbean Dance Moves, Choreography and the Law
Oct 1 • 32 min
In this episode Haitian American entertainment lawyer and dance law commentator Merlyne Jean-Louis Esq. and Mikelah Rose of Style & Vibes discuss what U.S. law protects and doesn’t protect when it comes to Caribbean Choreography or Dance moves.
A Necessary Check-in
Sep 17 • 14 min
It’s almost 4th quarter of 2019 and I wanted to do this check-in because we’ve covered a lot of important content the last couple months. Notably:Ep. 116: The Facts about the Census with Keshia Morris Ep. 117: Understanding Who you are to develop…
Barrel Children: Migration & Family Separation
Sep 3 • 71 min
Filmmaker, Meschida Philip; Award Winning Journalist, Melissa Noel; and Multimedia Storyteller Lisa Harewood join this episode of the podcast to talk about “Barrel Children” and the effects of migration and family separation in the Caribbean Community.…
Success is a Long Game
Aug 20 • 25 min
Success is a long game that requires you to show up regularly and consistently over time. How do you do this? Listen to this episode to find out 4 ways to stay in the long game.Mentioned in episodeMark Anthony Hill interview part 2 - Submit questionsBklyn…
Understand Who You Are to Develop Confidence
Aug 6 • 72 min
Mark Anthony Hill is a Jamaican high school soccer phenom, former Jamaican Bobsledder turned prolific artist.In this episode I talk with Mark about his:Artwork, including his recent collection commemorating the 100 year anniversar…
The Facts About the Census & Why the Census is Important
Jul 23 • 35 min
Keshia Morris the census and mass incarceration Project Manager for Common Cause, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to upholding…
Follow Yuh Mind (Follow Your Instincts)
Jul 9 • 24 min
How many times have you thought to yourself or said out loud “I should’ve followed my mind!”Our Instincts give us clues all the time. but why don’t we do it more often?When it comes to following yuh mind, it takes bravery, courage, practice, trust,…
Moving back to the Caribbean
Jun 25 • 36 min
Here’s a story that you won’t see on HGTV. Janice Sutherland was born in the UK to an Antiguan mother. She moved back to the island where she worked her way to become the first woman CEO of a telecom…
Tackling Stress & Toxic Environments at Work
Jun 11 • 40 min
Anim Aweh is a licensed clinical social worker and health educator. In today’s episode we discuss:Tacking stress at work, toxic work environments and managing side hustles on top of that.Strategies to combat stress, burnout and other experiences at work.
Rest & Restoration requires Intention
May 28 • 13 min
In this episode I share my experience of being intentional about rest and restoration.CITE SummitIn celebration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month CITE (Caribbean’s in Tech and Entrepreneurship) is hosting their 3rd annual celebration. This…
Caribbean Island – U.S. Territory: Perspectives on Heritage & Identity
May 14 • 42 min
The Caribbean is made of of 30 countries; 13 are sovereign states and 17 are territories of other countries:France (3)Netherland (7)United Kingdom (5)United States (2)In this episode, guests, Ashlee, Cory & Jamie represent the 2 US Commonwealth countries…
The Key to Making Impact in Our Communities with Marlon Hill
Apr 30 • 45 min
Marlon Hill is a Jamaican American corporate lawyer and business strategist based in Miami FL. He is a past president of the Caribbean Bar Association and trustee of The Miami Foundation. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Orange B…
Build & Leverage Your Social Capital with Bie Aweh
Apr 16 • 29 min
Haitian American, Bie Aweh Bie is a learning and development professional with a lens for equity and inclusion. Bie has nearly a decade of experience in building sustainable partnerships, designing and facilitating training, fostering long-term prof…
Hear the call: Caribbean American Voices in American Theater
Apr 2 • 19 min
Magaly Colimon-Christopher is a Haitian-American actress, playwright, director and producer. In this episode, she shares why she started Conch Shell Productions, Hear Her Call Theater Festival - featuring new plays by Caribbean American women and th…
#LWTFConcert’s Cultural Importance
Mar 19 • 32 min
The first show of Buju Banton’s highly anticipated #LWTFConcert in Jamaica lived up to the hype.In this episode, let’s look at the concert’s cultural importance in light of Kingston’s UNESCO designation as a Creative City and UNESCO’s Designation of…
Gimme a break
Mar 5 • 12 min
In this episode:2019 Listener Survey - Please take about 15 minutes to complete our listener survey. Getting your input and feedback is an important element in the growth of the show. The first quarter of 2019 is almost over and…
Bonus: Commentary on Heritage & Identity
Feb 26 • 11 min
This is post show commentary on Episode 105: American Born Caribbean Raised. Since episode 105 has been released, the response has been grea…
American Born - Caribbean Raised
Feb 12 • 32 min
In this episode we tackle the issue where those born in America to Caribbean parents often are told how to self-identify by others. And often times it’s that they shouldn’t consider themselves of the island country heritage of their parents. Here’s the…
Live Fit, Live Life, Live Love with Sharon Feanny
Jan 29 • 33 min
Considering a lifestyle change? Whether you’re considering or have begun to exercise more, eat healthier or practice more self care this episode is for you.Sharon Feanny, Jamaica’s leading wellness, clean eating and yoga master shares how she…
Set it, Then align it
Jan 15 • 20 min
It’s still early in the New Year and it’s typical that we are still in setting goals, resolutions etc. So I want to know - are last New Year’s goals still good in the New Year? Is it being lazy?
2019 Trailer
Jan 1 • 4 min
What is Carry On Friends?Carry On is a reference to “take with you, to continue to live, work, have fun or whatever you’re doing. When you add “Friends” it refers to a way of life, a support system that understands the duality of the Caribbean American…
Reflections & Anticipation
Dec 18, 2018 • 13 min
Can you believe that 2018 is almost over? It is the time of year to reflect and to look in great anticipation for renewal in the form of the New Year.
Staying True to Self: To Discover a Career & Business You Love
Dec 4, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, Nicole Bent - an IT Project Manager by day and the founder of Bent Beauty & Hot Gyal Lashes shares how by exploring opportunities she stayed true to herself and ended up finding a career and a business she loves.
Journey to 100 Episodes
Nov 20, 2018 • 12 min
This is the 100th episode of the podcast! In the episode, I share my gratitude, the importance of Caribbean American representation, a new initiative inspired by my work with the podcast and more. Plus I will be sharing a playlist with the “best of the…
Jamaica Love: Owning the narrative around the culture and its global impact
Nov 6, 2018 • 25 min
Sharine Taylor, founder of BASHY Magazine realized early in her professional writing career that the conversations surrounding Jamaica’s cultural production was hardly ever talked about by Jamaicans. She created BASHY as a response and aims to shift…
Inspiration from the Unexpected
Oct 23, 2018 • 14 min
Inspiration often comes from the unexpected but usually at the right time. In this episode, I explore both sides of the unexpected, when one side is inspiration and the other side is advice or a suggestion that’s not for you. I offer you phrases you can…
Getting Started in Cryptocurrency with Corey Stedman
Oct 9, 2018 • 41 min
Corey Stedman is the founder of Node Capital & DEI a company that provides Data Science solutions to individuals and institutions that are involved in Cryptocurrency trading.In this episode, Corey gives us the basics of getting started in Cryptocurrency.
Determined & Destined for Success with Rochelle Willis
Sep 25, 2018 • 39 min
When Rochelle was young her mother left her in Jamaica and moved to Boston. Later Rochelle and her brother reunited with her parents and as expected it was a culture shock but Rochelle was determined to make her parents proud and be successful in whatever…
From Makeup Artist to #Utilitybae with Renee Baptiste
Sep 11, 2018 • 21 min
When I met Renee 4 years ago, she was a make up artist. She was on set of photoshoots and she was a beauty contributor for a digital magazine. I also interviewed Renee as part of a 2015 Caribbean Heritage Month Series.This episode is the Career Change…
Caribbean Culture: Life not Trend
Aug 28, 2018 • 21 min
“Caribbean culture is popping…Caribbean culture is it right now”In this episode, founders of Shuga N Spice Magazine - Alissa Jacques and Shari Stiell-Quashie, talk about Caribbean Culture in main stream; starting a print magazine in a world that’s going…
Jamaica To America: A 25th Anniversary Immigrant Story
Aug 14, 2018 • 22 min
What’s your immigration story? August 2018 marks 25 years since I moved with my family from Jamaica to the United States. To celebrate this milestone, I decided to do something new but you’ll have to listen. I really enjoyed recounting this small piece of…
Unwind with a book or playlist
Jul 31, 2018 • 10 min
I’m still in a summertime vibe and in this episode I discuss how I unwind with books and music. Also, how the commute to and from work are not for working. Check out the Essential Soca playlist on Spotify, curated by Jo Wheeler. In addition, you can read…
Read & Carry On
Jul 17, 2018 • 14 min
It’s the summer and it’s a good time to talk about taking a break. Do you have plans to unwind? I love Caribbean literature and that’s why I’m getting lost in these 3 recommended books for summer.A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. NaipaulFingerprints of…
Rethinking Success, Work & Life to Birth Our True Self
Jul 3, 2018 • 34 min
Lisandra Rickards is the CEO of the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship - Caribbean.In this episode Lisandra shares multiple insights on rethinking success, work & life birth our true self. How are you living? Are you working to live or are you living to…
These are some serious times…betta mus come
Jun 26, 2018 • 8 min
A reflection on current events in light of Caribbean American Heritage Month and Immigrant Heritage Month.
Caribbean American Heritage Month Settings
Jun 19, 2018 • 7 min
June is Caribbean American Heritage Month and we’re still celebrating! Check out this episode hear the latest. Mentioned in this episode:CITE Week - Register at citeweek.comInterview with Style & Vibes. Listen on Apple | WebsiteUpcoming interview guests.
How Big Data creates Opportunities for Caribbean Music & Entertainment Artists & Entrepreneurs
Jun 12, 2018 • 31 min
While listening to a song by soca superstar Machel Montano - Ravi ask himself a question, a question that ultimately lead him to start his company, “Find My Fans”.Ravi Ramkeesoon represents Trinidad and in this episode he shares how soca inspired him to…
Why Narratives Matter for the Social Progress of Caribbean Americans
Jun 5, 2018 • 36 min
On this episode of the podcast, Judithe Registre explains:Narratives are more than the stories people tell or write and pass on - they are the truth that shape or lives.How to be mindful of these narratives, their impact and how they are simultaneously…
Evaluating your Career & Opportunities (with Dr. Shelly Cameron)
May 22, 2018 • 34 min
Dr. Shelly Cameron is a HR/Organization Development Consultant with over 20 years of experience. She is also an author, speaker and coach.In this episode we discuss factors that should be taken into consideration when evaluating your career or job…
Being Caribbean in Tech with Georgie-Ann Getton McKoy & Malcolm Paul
May 8, 2018 • 17 min
Georgie-Ann Getton McCoy is the founder of CITE Collective, Illicit Mind and Malcolm Paul is a product manager and full stack developer. Both are Caribbean Americans in Tech and in this episode we discuss:The importance and benefits of community Being a…
BONUS: Believe in those who Believe in You
May 1, 2018 • 9 min
A bonus episode made from spilled over energy/excitement from recording a forthcoming interview with Judithe Registre of . Kerry-Ann She has been writing a book that she decided to put on hold but wanted to share an overview of the chapters…
Career Change - How to Transition into a New Industry
Apr 24, 2018 • 41 min
Kerry-Ann shares her experience transitioning out of the legal industry after 16 years and provides tips on transitioning into a new career by switching industry.Plus new segment called “Money Changer.”Episodes mentioned:
Stick With It, Flex With It
Apr 10, 2018 • 27 min
This episode is about going all in by sticking with it but flexing with it. Listen to hear how these 3 things affect whether you stick with it:AdviceDistraction & Second GuessingGetting to the real reason(s) Plus new segment called “Money Changer.”
Being Caribbean American in the Workplace with AlysiaSimone and Deanna Dyschick
Mar 27, 2018 • 51 min
AlysiaSimone of the Caribbean American culture blog, Rewind And Come Again; and Deanna Dyschick, Soca party blogger at Dyschick, join Kerry-Ann for a conversation on Being Caribbean American in the Workplace. Do your coworkers know that you’re Caribbean…
Celebration + Updates
Mar 13, 2018 • 10 min
Carry On Friends The Caribbean American Podcast celebrates Women’s History month and all the Lioness’ On The Rise. In addition, Kerry-Ann welcomes a new addition to her family as well as to the Carry On Friends Team.Listen for more details and updates…
Together Forward - Collaborating with Caribbean Millennials to Address Barriers & Drive Growth.
Feb 27, 2018 • 36 min
This episode features guests Jameela Hollingsworth of The HR Boss (Barbados), Carey-Lee Dixon of For Women to Women (Jamaica) and Mikelah Rose of Style & Vibes (NYC). Are North American Millennials were better than Caribbean Millennials? Even though the…
Caribbean Americans & The American Political Process with Joanne Antoine
Feb 13, 2018 • 35 min
Joanne Antoine is all about fostering political engagement amongst people of Caribbean descent. In this episode, we discuss the current state of Caribbean Americans’ engagement in the American political process, challenges faced and what we can do to be…
(Part 2) Demystifying Mental Wellness in the Caribbean Community with Shawna Marie Aarons-Cooke
Jan 30, 2018 • 39 min
Shawna Marie Aarons-Cooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist who knows the stigma of mental wellness in the Caribbean Community. In part 2 of this 2 part series, Shawna Marie answers audience questions including tips for…
(Part 1): Demystifying Mental Wellness in the Caribbean Community with Shawna Marie Aarons-Cooke
Jan 16, 2018 • 41 min
Shawna Marie Aarons-Cooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist who knows the stigma of mental wellness in the Caribbean Community.
New Year: Get Your Questions In
Jan 2, 2018 • 7 min
Welcome to another exciting New Year of Carry On Friends The Caribbean American Podcast. This episode reviews the various way you can submit questions to be read and answered on the show.
New Year Habit - Minimize Comparison
Dec 19, 2017 • 14 min
We often take cues from people as to what our lives should be. Which causes us more stress. Instead we should focus on the unique experiences we create for ourselves by following our own path and not let our joy get stolen because we are constantly…
Key Goals & Habits to Incorporate In the New Year
Dec 5, 2017 • 17 min
As we approach the New Year, let’s make ourselves, our physical, mental and emotional health a priority by incorporating these new habits and key goals.Reclaim TimeTake inventory Embrace the spacesPermission To Relax
What You Should Know About Harassment, Hostile Work Environment & Retaliation with La Toya Barrett
Nov 21, 2017 • 50 min
In this episode of the podcast, guest La Toya Barrett, an employment attorney sheds light on the basics of what you should know about harassment (including sexual harassment), hostile work environment and retaliation.
Take Charge of Your Professional Development
Nov 7, 2017 • 24 min
Professional Development is our individual responsibility because we are in control of our careers. Why? because learning is necessary for survival not only naturally but professionally.In this episode, Kerry-Ann discusses:Six (6) different types of…
How Do You Navigate Your Career While Pregnant?
Oct 23, 2017 • 30 min
October is National Work and Family Month. Host, Kerry-Ann is expecting her third child and talks about her experiences with working and being pregnant. She asks the question about why there aren’t more discussions about strategies to manage or navigate…
Shifting The Image of the Caribbean to a Business Destination with Kirk-Anthony Hamilton
Oct 10, 2017 • 43 min
Most persons see the Caribbean as just a tourism destination. However, that’s not the case, and Kirk-Anthony has been dispelling that myth. He has designed two platforms, The Destination Experience and Tech Beach Retreat, aimed at elevating the best…
Next Steps on Caribbean Hurricane Relief and Recovery
Sep 26, 2017 • 12 min
The Atlantic Hurricane season have given the Caribbean a beating. Now the relief and the recovery efforts begin, what can we do to help?
New Season, Power in a Pause & Regrouping
Sep 12, 2017 • 14 min
Welcome to a new season of the Carry On Friends Podcast. The show is back from the summer break. It’s good to take a break but after an extended break I realize that I need to get help so that while I’m on a break things are completely at a standstill and…
Seasons: A time for everything
Jul 11, 2017 • 7 min
“There’s a time for everything under the sun.” In this minisode I discuss the importance of seasons and a slight change to the show.
BONUS: What You Should Know About Podcasting
Jul 4, 2017 • 23 min
Things you should know and consider before you start a podcast. Plus your questions answered about podcasting.
How to Launch & Run a Successful Service Based Business with Tasha Morris
Jun 27, 2017 • 47 min
Tasha Morris is the co-founder of Benchmark Creative Group a marketing agency. In this episode Tasha shares how she launched her business with a co-founder and tips to consider if you’re considering starting your own service based business.
The Search for a New Generation of Leaders with Dr. Claire Nelson
Jun 20, 2017 • 27 min
Dr. Claire Nelson is the President and Founder of the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) and is one of the architects of the initiative that lead to the creation of June as Caribbean Heritage Month.In this episode she shares the desire to find a new…
Launching & Running Multiple Businesses with Rohan Gilkes
Jun 13, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode, Kerry-Ann chats with Rohan Gilkes serial entrepreneur and founder of Innclusive on what it takes to launch and run multiple businesses. And the lessons he has learned from his successes and failures.
Caribbean American Heritage Month + The American Success Dream
Jun 6, 2017 • 10 min
June is Caribbean American Heritage Month and this minisode, Kerry-Ann talks about the challenges in pursuit of the American Success Dream. She also shares her abbreviated immigrant story in celebration of #CAHM
Launching Your Idea with Jesse E. Owens II
May 23, 2017 • 62 min
This is part 3 of a 3 part series on developing and launching your idea with senior product leader Jesse E. Owens II. In this episode we cover:How to build a an MVP (Minimum Viable Product);Establish your go to market strategy
Cultivating Your Idea with Jesse E. Owens II
May 16, 2017 • 58 min
This is part 2 of a 3 part series on developing and launching your idea with senior product leader Jesse E. Owens II. In this episode we cover:Applying Design PrinciplesCreating a prototypeConducting usability studies t…
Developing Your Idea with Jesse E. Owens II
May 9, 2017 • 66 min
This is part 1 of a 3 part series on developing and launching your idea with senior product leader Jesse E. Owens II. In this episode we cover:Validating your idea by testing and analyzing the results of your ideaValue Propositi…
Something Yet to Learn
Apr 25, 2017 • 9 min
“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.” - George SantayanaAre you afraid of these other 3 words - “I don’t know?” Are you afraid to ask questions you perceive to be “dumb”?In this episode I discuss the importance of asking questi…
Setting SMART Financial Goals with Steven Hughes
Apr 11, 2017 • 39 min
Caribbean American, Steven Hughes a certified financial educator, Founder and Chief Financial Educator of Know Money Inc. Steven has worked with thousands of students, individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to …
Building a Successful Online Business with Ashlee Douglas
Apr 4, 2017 • 46 min
Ashlee Douglas is the founder of MerchCarnival, an online platform that connects fans to Caribbean Culture and the Carnival Experience. In this episode, Ashley shares some of the strategies, challenges and lessons that she’s learnt on the way to bec…
Fostering Entrepreneurship in Women & Girls in Emerging Markets with Jo-Ann Hamilton
Mar 28, 2017 • 49 min
Jo-Ann Hamilton is the founder of Secret Birds an emerging market entrepreneurship community that empowers, encourages and supports women in the pre-startup and startup phases of their businesses.Jo-Ann discusses the importance of supporting …
Marching Forward - Don’t Let Obstacles Keep You Down
Mar 21, 2017 • 22 min
Obstacles are part of life. In our pursuit of our goals and dreams there’s no such thing as smooth sailing. We can march forward when we understand the difference between setback and failure. When we understand and accept that obstacles were meant t…
The Importance of Self Care in Your Career Growth with Joyel Crawford
Mar 14, 2017 • 36 min
Jamaican American Joyel Crawford is a certified career & life coach. We’re always working and wearing many hats to make ends meet. But we don’t always pay attention to the potential burnout.In this episode, Joyel discusses how putting yourself first,…
Relationship Building & The Art of Negotiation with Kwame Christian
Feb 28, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode, attorney Kwame Christian shares elements that are important when it comes to negotiation. Of all the elements relationship building: learning and understanding people is the most important to get more of what you want.Listen to find out…
How To Communicate Effectively to Reduce Relational Tension
Feb 14, 2017 • 39 min
Jamaican American, Kingsley Grant is a corporate trainer, licensed marriage and family therapist as well as a relationship & career change coach. In this episode, Kingsley discusses the importance of communicating effectively with the people aro…
The Importance of Telling Authentic Caribbean Stories
Jan 31, 2017 • 46 min
Melissa Noel is an award winning multimedia Guyanese American Journalist. In this episode Melissa shares the importance of telling authentic Caribbean, Caribbean American cultural stories.
Hard work, Hustle + Faith
Jan 17, 2017 • 61 min
Haitian American Jacques Bastien is the founder of the Marketing Agency Boogie and several other companies. He’s also an instructor at the University of Albany, a speaker and soon to be author. He’s doing all this and taking names and he’s still und…
Fresh Starts & New Possibilities
Jan 3, 2017 • 6 min
January, the start of a new year offers a fresh start and new possibilities. We’re looking forward to 2017 being the year that more goals are accomplished and more dreams are realized. We would love for all our listeners to experience a …
A #Bussoutyear - 2016 Year in Review
Dec 27, 2016 • 18 min
In this episode, Kerry-Ann reflects on 2016, her first #bussoutyear why she decided to step out of her comfort zone. And the steps to take to get to your own #bussoutyear in 2017. Join the convo online using #cofpodcast…
Finding Your Tribe
Dec 13, 2016 • 13 min
In this episode, Kerry-Ann shares her experience being part of a tribe, even as an introvert. This episode offers tips for finding your tribe.
Coping with Life after a Death
Nov 29, 2016 • 22 min
In this episode, Kerry-Ann gets personal about losing her Grandmother and how she’s coping with moving on with life, entrepreneurship and career after the death of a loved one. Read more about on
Documenting the System for Enhanced Productivity
Nov 8, 2016 • 12 min
Lately I’ve been having a lot of discussions around productivity, creating and documenting a system. In this episode I go over my process for documenting a system or “how to”. Read more about on
On My Terms - The Drive to Succeed
Oct 25, 2016 • 50 min
In this episode, Rana Campbell of Dreams in Drive podcast shares how she driving success on her own terms while navigating the demands and pressures of Caribbean Parents. She also shares some branding tips and best practices. We’d love t…
More Questions Answered - Investors & Job Offers
Oct 11, 2016 • 19 min
In this episode, more audience questions on career and entrepreneurship including when to seek out investors and how to choose between job offers.To submit your questions, email [email protected]
The Importance of Being Strategic In Your Career
Sep 27, 2016 • 46 min
Caribbean American, Jesse Owens II (no relation to Jesse Owens the Olympian) - is a Product Enthusiast with a Love for Culture, History, and Education. He is also the Senior Product Manager of Digital Payments at MasterCard. In this episode he shares his…
Preserving Caribbean Culture Through Dance
Sep 13, 2016 • 35 min
Candace Thompson, a Trinidad and Tobago native, is a dancer, choreographer, certified fitness professional and owner of Candace Dance Fitness. She’s also the Artistic Director of
Originality + Impostor Syndrome
Aug 30, 2016 • 7 min
It’s another minisode - short and sweet. If you’ve battled with originality and/or impostor syndrome, take a quick listen to this episode. These amazing resources can help you as well:Originality -
Your Questions Answered
Aug 16, 2016 • 15 min
The first episode where I answer listener questions!!When is a good time to quit your job to follow your dream?How important is strategy when starting or running your business?I also answer a listener question asking what I miss…
I’m focusing on the good
Aug 9, 2016 • 7 min
A minis ode about choosing what to focus on when there’s negative feedback.How do you deal with negative feedback? Let us know via social: Carry On Friends - Twitter…
Summer + The Importance of Taking a Break
Aug 2, 2016 • 16 min
Summer, summer, summer time! In this episode, I talked about why I had to unplug from technology for an entire weekend. How, taking smaller time away is more helpful and how to cut back on some thingsRead more of the
Taking Leadership Risks in Your Career + Business
Jul 19, 2016 • 35 min
In this episode, Rashida Geddes - coach, mentor and TV personality explains what is leadership and why it’s important for us to take leadership risks in our career and business. Rashida offers this free resource on
Takeaways & Action Items - Happy Hours + Balance
Jul 5, 2016 • 16 min
Takeaways & Action Items - a new mini series within the podcast. In this episode I recap some of the amazing lessons & action items from the past guests on creating more happy hours and a work life balance. Re…
(Part 2): Trademarking your Business & Protecting your Brand
Jun 21, 2016 • 20 min
In this episode of the podcast we have Guyanese Attorney Romola Lucas. She works with “solopreneurs” and “artistpreneurs” doing everything from IP and business formation support, to business suc…
(Part 1) Starting A Business & Protecting Your Brand
Jun 7, 2016 • 28 min
On this episode of the podcast we have Guyanese Attorney Romola Lucas. She works with “solopreneurs” and “artistpreneurs” doing everything from IP and business formation support, to business suc…
When The Unexpected Happens
May 24, 2016 • 12 min
In sharing our journeys we also have to share a little bit of our challenges and struggles. Life happens and the unexpected will come. What you do with the unexpected when it happens is more important than the unexpected itself. R…
The Art of The Start: Finding Your Way as an Entrepreneur
May 10, 2016 • 31 min
In this episode, Jamaican American Tech Entrepreneur Georgie-Ann Getton-McKoy discusses The Art of The Start: Finding Your Way As An Entrepreneur. Georgie-Ann is the founder of Illicit Mind, an in…
Takeaways & Action Items - Confidence + Connections
Apr 26, 2016 • 13 min
Takeaways & Action Items - a new mini series within the podcast. In the episode 32, I spoke about when too much learning hinders action and at the end of that episode I said that this episode would be dedicated to recapping some of the amazing l…
Paralysis by Analysis - When Learning Hinders Action
Apr 12, 2016 • 17 min
It is common for entrepreneurs to seek out as much knowledge as possible to discover new strategies and tactics to take their business to the next level. Unfortunately, too much learning can also get in the way of your growth. Growth comes from taki…
Developing Confidence - The Struggle of You vs. You
Mar 29, 2016 • 33 min
Chris Kazi Rolle is a Bahamian American Strategist & Matchmaker known for helping people create winning strategies for business, life & love. In this episode:Developing Confidence -…
UnApologetically Caribbean American & Why It Matters
Mar 8, 2016 • 44 min
This episode’s guest is AlysiaSimone, founder and editor of the Caribbean Culture Blog, Rewind And Come Again.Alysia is no stranger to the podcast,…
Creating a Healthy Work Life Family Balance with Eva Wilson
Feb 16, 2016 • 38 min
In this episode with talk about “Creating a healthy work, family/life balance so you don’t lose yourself” with Trinidadian American Eva Green of Including:Common myths or lies we tell ourselve…
Making Worthwhile Connections in Love & Business with Paul C. Brunson
Feb 2, 2016 • 51 min
Jamaican, Paul C Brunson is host, author and professional matchmaker, host of #MentorMonday, and author of
Organizing Your Freelance Money with FreshBooks & QuickBooks Self employed
Jan 26, 2016 • 22 min
Whether you call yourself a freelancer, an entrepreneur, a soloprenuer, sole proprietor or a side-hustler, accounting, managing your finances, justifying expenses and doing taxes get harder.In this episode, I talk about my experience tr…
#BussOutYear & 30 Things
Jan 12, 2016 • 31 min
2016 has been officially dubbed the #bussoutyear. Listen to find out what it means. Also get to know your host Jamaican, Kerry-Ann a little better as she talks with these 30 fun random things about her.
Creating more Happy Hours with Jullien Gordon
Dec 1, 2015 • 37 min
Jamaican American, Jullien Gordon is a speaker, teacher, coach and the founder of The Focused Group. In this episode Jullien speaks about creating more happy hours; tracking our happy hours and too…
How Writing Helps You Live Meaningfully, Build Stronger and Achieve Abundantly
Nov 17, 2015 • 29 min
In this episode Kerry-Ann talks about the benefits of writing in a journal and taking notes.
Kamilah Campbell creator of The Pink Locket
Nov 3, 2015 • 43 min
Today’s guest on the podcast is Kamilah Campbell the creator of The Pink Locket, a handmade jewelry brand. Kamilah and The Pink Locket is part of Amazon’s Inaugural launc…
Meet Shelli-Rai James the Creative Genius behind #StraightFromYard
Oct 20, 2015 • 39 min
The Interview Series returns with Shelli-Rai James of the brand Straight From Yard - which artfully packages gift crates with the finest handcrafted Jamaican products. Shelli-Rai and Kerry-Ann d…
The Interview Series Returns
Oct 6, 2015 • 8 min
The Carry On Friends Interview Series returns from the summer break. The Interview Series features Caribbean and Caribbean American Entrepreneurs across a variety of industries. Enjoyed the show? Please remember to
Blogalicious Recap
Sep 22, 2015 • 14 min
This episode of the podcast is a recap of Blogalicious 2015. The theme of this year’s conference was Build Your Own Empire #BYOE15. Included in this recap are my key takeaways, favorite break out sessions and …
Does Multi-Passionate mean you should be a Multi-Entrperneur
Sep 8, 2015 • 26 min
This episode of the Podcast discusses whether having multiple passions mean that you should pursue all of them as a business. Be WARNED, following your passion DOES mean you will have to work hard. …
5 Tips for Managing Your Career
Sep 1, 2015 • 38 min
Take your career to the next level with these 5 Tips for Managing Your Career.After focusing on entrepreneurs and side-hustles we didn’t want to level out members of our community who are focused on their c…
Top 5 Things to Think About When Deciding to Work with Friends
Aug 11, 2015 • 29 min
This episode of the Carry On Friends Podcast Mikelah Rose of Style & Vibes continues the summer take over where we discuss the Top 5 Things to Think About Whe…
Is a Side-Hustle Right For You?
Jul 28, 2015 • 33 min
In this episode we ask the question: Is a side-hustle right for you? Inspired by the post “The Rise of The Side-Hustle”. We discuss good reasons to start a side hus…
Work Life Balance
Jul 14, 2015 • 60 min
Mikelah Rose from Style & Vibes joins Kerry-Ann “in studio” for the first episode in a new summer series. In this episode Mikelah and Kerry-Ann discuss Work Life Balance.
Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month
Jun 30, 2015 • 21 min
This eposide of the Carry On Friends Podcast celebrates June as Caribbean American Heritage Month with AlysiaSimo…
Brian Brown - Entertainer Entrepreneur
Jun 16, 2015 • 47 min
This episode features multi-talented Branson Center Entrepreneur Brian Brown, of LiveWireACT and Bee Line Brand - a marketing consultancy and entertainment services portal and the other an apparel brand. In …
These Books Will Help You Get Clarity
Jun 2, 2015 • 22 min
Have you ever started off with a passion, get unclear, then doubt yourself. Perhaps you don’t know what you want to do or maybe you’re afraid to do what you want to do. If you are thinking about entrepreneurship, you’re already an entrep…
Ginger-vee Carter of Champs de Fleurs
May 19, 2015 • 28 min
This episode features Ginger-vee Carter, organic and natural bath & beauty skin care creator at Champs de Fleurs. Check out part one of Ginger-vee’s interview were she shares her definition of success.
How to Push Through When You’re Not Feeling Up to It
May 5, 2015 • 22 min
This milestone episode of the podcast, is a follow up to COF 008: What to Do When You’re Not Feeling Up to It.In the episode I discuss how I was a…
Vibing with Mikelah Rose of Style & Vibes
Apr 21, 2015 • 36 min
On this episode of the Carry On Friends Podcast, I interview Mikelah Rose, the founder and Fly Caribbean Editor in Chic behind Style & Vibes, a Caribbean-American li…
What to do when You’re not feeling up to it
Apr 7, 2015 • 6 min
On this episode I address the issue when you know what you have to do but there are just some days you don’t feel like doing it. So what to do? Act your way into it.John Maxwell said “You can act your way into feeling long before you can feel…
Interview with Nadia Vassell of Nadia Vassell Salon
Mar 24, 2015 • 15 min
This episode features Celebrity Beauty Stylist Nadia Vassell. She is the owner of the popular Nadia Vassell Salon in NYC and Hair Freaq, a hair extensions line. Listen as Nadia gives advice to aspiring stylist and…
Keep on, Keep doing
Mar 10, 2015 • 8 min
This episode of the Carry On Friends Podcast offers some motivation - To keep on, keep doing. The results of all your work will pay off one day. The small steps will lead to a big accomplishment.
Meet Social Entrepreneur Tanayia Woolery
Feb 24, 2015 • 21 min
This episode features social entrepreneur Tanayia Woolery of the Woolery Kitchen. Check out part 1 of Tanayia’s interview were she shares her most important tip for anyone start…
Interview with Andrew Clarke of Braata Productions
Feb 10, 2015 • 21 min
This episode features the first guest of the podcast and the Carry On Friends Interview Series, Andrew Clarke of Braata Productions - an award winning performing arts company. The goal of the Int…
Self Discovery
Jan 27, 2015 • 16 min
You can only be good at being you. Don’t look at what everybody else is doing because that’s the surest way to ensure that you’re stuck. In order to be good a being you, you must uncover who you are by going through the process of self discovery.&nb…
Meet Kerry-Ann & Get to know Carry On Friends
Jan 13, 2015 • 6 min
Carry On Friends is a new bi-weekly podcast hosted by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown. The podcast focuses on business and career resources for the Caribbean American.
4 Steps to Setting and Achieving Goals
Jan 13, 2015 • 16 min
This episode is inspired by the blog post, “Say No to New Years’ Resolutions and Yes to Goal Planning in 2015.” In this episode, I discuss 4 steps you can take to start setting and achieving your goals. I also go into my lessons learned from these 4 steps…
Accountability is the Key to Achieving Your Goals
Jan 13, 2015 • 12 min
When it comes to setting goals, most people are either overlooking or under utilizing this important step. Writing down goals is not enough to achieve your goals. The power lies in being held accountable by an accountability partner.