I am passionate aboutI am a firm believer of the power and positive consequences of attaining
personal equilibrium. Once one understands her balance and what are its
triggers they can now influence, guide and lead others.
I am fond of using sport, wellness and entrepreneurship to teach and solidify
discipline, commitment, integrity and honesty. These characteristics are the
corner stone of my existence. I firmly believe that a solid understanding and
execution of these universal truths will always be your compass on the
journey of life. I have discovered that creating and teaching others these foundational life
skills through critical thinking , entrepreneurship and innovation is my
absolute calling in life. I have started two companies while at York University (Toronto) both
importing from China and re-selling to the 40,000 university population. This
process has taught me the importance of unrelenting hard work regardless of
whether literally. I took the profits and open a café in Trinidad and Tobago
within my family’s bakery. This venture was my biggest at age 25. I was
brought to my knees and many lessons have been etched soundly into my being.
These lessons of a young woman entrepreneur, the daughter of a baker needs to
be formulated to many can learn from my mistakes and successes.
ActionsI have represented Trinidad and Tobago at the International Hockey
Federation; the motto was to give youth a voice. My main goal when I was the
representative was to host tournaments for the Under 21 and Under 15. This
forum was organized and executed by a youth committee for youths. It provided
an outlet for underprivileged youth to play the game.
I volunteer at my alma mater and other local NGO’s , mostly at
underprivileged area in Trinidad . I specifically provide role modeling,
motivation sessions and overall leadership guidance to the children at the
primary and secondary level. I was also invited to speak at the country's
leading business school on the topic if ' Entrepreneurship in Small and
Medium Business '.
I worked in the family bakery business, which I am the second generation that
is very conservative. I implemented best human resources practices and in
order to implement and sustain change hired an HR specialist. This resulted
in staff concerns increasing in priority and their needs meet within a timely
fashion. This improved morale and has reduced the curtailed the high turnover
especially in production department.