About this podcast
Welcome to "Unfiltered" the podcast show where we call it as we see it.
About this podcast
Welcome to "Unfiltered" the podcast show where we call it as we see it.
- Season 5
Sonia Noel Foundations- 365 Invaluable Life Experiences Guest Mae Dixon & Alicia Daniels
Mae Dixon is also the Founder/President of A Will & Way, Inc., a non-profit organization for Women and children survivors of Domestic Violence. She attended the public schools of Escambia County and Earned the Certificate of Real Estate from Univ. of West FL, Graduate of Florida’s Realtor Institute (GRI), Earned Retail Sales and Clerical Certificates at George Stone Voc Tech. Alicia Latoya Daniels was born on July 28, 1983 in Georgetown, Guyana. She is a poet, teacher and entrepreneur. She is a trained primary educator and has been involved in primary level education for over a decade. Her early years of schooling were spent at Freeburg Primary and North Georgetown Secondary . It was in sixth form at the Bishop's High School that she completed her Caribbean and Communication studies at C.A.P.E.
- Season 4
Sonia Noel Foundation-Women Across Borders Anthology Guest Ms Andrea Adams-Edwards
Andrea Adams Edwards Andrea is a mom of four who loves reading, dancing, picture taking and roller coasters. She finds complete tranquility in savory foods and beautiful sceneries whether from the big city lights or by a lake in the woods. She is the co-founder of the KEG (Knowledge, Empowerment, Growth) Book Club and enjoys sipping wine and chatting with some of her favorite gals about a good book. She is an entrepreneur by heart and is the founder of “adornami” a line of virgin hair extensions, eyelashes, etc. The concept was formed when she asked God to lay a name on her heart that reflects self-love. It took her many years to adorn herself and recognise that one of her purposes is to promote self-love and self-confidence. One of her goals is to become an empowerment coach. She has recognized that many young persons struggle with unspeakable self doubt and lack of self confidence. Her intention is to help persons to recognize that they are their greatest resource, and they must “adornami” (Italian for ‘adorn me’) in order to give the world their best. Andrea is the first born to Diane Hinds and Andre Sampson. She is compassionate and has an innate love for people. She has participated in the A21 walk for freedom and displays a keen interest in the A21 campaign a global non-profit, non-governmental organization that works to fight human trafficking, including sexual exploitation & trafficking, forced slave labor, bonded labor, involuntary domestic servitude, and child soldiery. She spends an average day bookkeeping, cooking, exercising, and taking care of the kids. Her favorite quote is: “Work smart, play hard”
Sonia Noel Foundation-Women Across Borders Co-Author Ms Penny Castle
Ms Penny Castle is an Happiness Whiz, Anxiety Expert, Fortune 10 Coach, Best Selling Author and a Speaker. She is an Happiness Whiz because she knows happier persons are more effective. Ms Castle spent most of her career( either as an employee or consultant) being the person who arrives to clean up the mess when the consultants leave. She is a certified ICF Coach with a decade's worth of coaching experience working at all levels. Added to that she have two decades of corporate experience leading process, systems and HR interventions. Ms Castle wrote a memoir titled "Cultivating Happiness".
Sonia Noel Foundation- Women Across Borders Anthology Co-Author Ms Jean Jones
Ms Jean Jones is a Guyanese born mother of two wonderful children. She is also a Co-Author of "Women Across Borders-Soaring To Greater Heights", an administrator and also the founder of A&J Creative Designs Plus. Ms Jones has years of experience in both the public and private sectors, doing what she does best-administration. Ms Jones also does community outreach by networking with her local church family to bring hope to the less fortunate. She has written a booklet titled "The Love Of God-9 Steps" that encourages others in the love of God so that their faith can arise.
- Season 1
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Mr. Jason Harewood
Jason Harewood is a Barbadian and have been married for 18 years with one son who is 13 years old. The Name of his business is BECRE8TIVE. He specializes in laser engraving and cutting...Graphic design is his core with also desktop publishing and signage. Jason is also a visual artist and it's his passion to draw, paint or design.His other hobbies are doing research, meeting people, motivating and teaching. Jason's main goal is to create systems for him to make money while asleep. Some of his other up coming businesses are Nut8t...which sell a range of nuts and seeds. Nate N Dad Chickens...which focuses on selling whole chicken and parts...Btech creative carts and trailers... building and rental of trailers and Carts.
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Ms.Rhonda Baker-Stansberry
Rhonda Baker –Stansberry is an American author, singer, and songwriter born September 27, 1959 in Jacksonville, Florida and is the eldest of six siblings. She was professionally trained as a vocalist by Eleanor Boaz of Boaz Studios and is a force to be reckoned with! Rhonda’s sultry smooth vocal styles sound resonates like no other. As a graduate of Barbizon School of Modeling, Rhonda’s personal development and self-confidence expanded her development in the business. Rhonda’s piano, guitar and the viola skills has separated her from the rest. She has co-written songs with Kenneth Andres of Amaze-Mix Media LLC formerly TWC Music. She has now embarked on her new project a tell all book entitled: Numbers 35& 53“The Case of the Brown Paper Bag,” based on the life of racketeer Frank Price “Chico” Baker. Rhonda, a straight shooter who believes that there are no gray areas in life, because “it is what it is!” Rhonda’s work reflects the inspiration she finds in past experiences, day to day life, words and people that inspire her foundation spirituality, the power of positive thinking, the drive to achieve as well as the belief that “Nothing is impossible.” Rhonda’s formal education includes an Associate Degree from Florida Junior College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, Management and Human Resource Management from the Historic Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida.
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Ron D'Avilar
Ron D’Avilar is a BSc Mass Communication graduate of the University of Guyana and a well know presenter on 104.1 Lite FM. He was also a semi-finalist of the US President’s Young Leaders of the Americas Programme (YLAI) for his work in science and technology journalism in the Caribbean & Latin America. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, Ron brings a whole lot of energy to daytime radio in his home country while he keeps his listeners engaged, entertained and informed about the world around them.
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Ms. Tiffany Jones
Tiffany Jones is an internationally trained HR practitioner with experience across a myriad of industries. She has a proven track record of success in several areas of strategic and operational human resources, including employee engagement and recruitment and selection. In 2018, Tiffany founded The Job Connect, an HR consultancy that offers supporting services to job seekers as they endeavour to effectively utilize and refine their professional skills. The company also provides recruitment and HR Compliance services to companies. Her passion is helping her clients secure employment and establish careers that allow them to achieve their goals; while assisting companies in recruiting the best talent and streamlining their operations. Tiffany holds a BSc in Social Work (Hons.) from the University of the West Indies and an MBA in Human Resources Management from Edinburgh Napier University.
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Alicia Latoya Daniels
Alicia Latoya Daniels was born on July 28, 1983 in Georgetown, Guyana. She is a poet, teacher, entrepreneur and most recently a published author of "A Poet's Mind". She is a trained primary educator and has been involved in primary level education for over a decade. Her early years of schooling were spent at Freeburg Primary and North Georgetown Secondary . It was in sixth form at the Bishop's High School that she completed her Caribbean and Communication studies at C.A.P.E. She is the holder of an Ordinary Diploma in Commerce from the Government Technical Institute and completed computer studies at Global Technology. She later attended the Cyril Potter College of Education where she completed her training in Primary Education. It is her dream to complete her ABE Business Studies at Nations School of Business and Management. Writing poetry is a part of her life and this is what she does in church for events such as birthdays, anniversaries among others. During the early 2000's she wrote and submitted poems to the then known Guyana Christmas Annual. Her first published poem was at 18 years old in 2001 when she submitted "Morning Light" to the Annual. In the 2002-3 edition she submitted " My Life- A personal reflection " and "A Guyanese Experience " both of which were published. She was also a finalist in the adult category of the Trafficking In Persons, Guyana Poetry Competition in June 2020.To date she has over 51 poems. She has compiled twenty- five of her poems in her first book of poetry and has done another twenty six for the second part of the book. Alicia is also one of the founders of A & J Creative Designs Plus. A company that offers unique products such as poetry books, plaques, bookmarkers, cakes and services like landscaping, swimming pool and property maintenance. She is a contributor in the 365 Invaluable Life Experiences book to encourage that one life that needs to read it. Alicia's favourite Quote is: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13- NKJV)
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Phil Umoru Iko Ojo
Phil Umoru Iko Ojo one of Nigeria's most passionate motivational speakers whose core interest is motivation, capacity building and building winners from adversity. He is a lawyer, Motivational Speaker, Author,capacity builder, business consultant and the Executive President of the Phil-Umoru Iko-ojo inc. An avid reader, creative writer and award winner, 'Phil exudes extra ordinary logical dispositions, huge confidence and excellent oratorical prowess'. He is a member of numerous national and international professional organizations and bodies, Including the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, a former President of the Christian Business Leader Forum International , Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International among others. He has written several articles and contributions and has attended numerous motivational conferences . He is also a privileged recipient of Zig Ziglar's Prestigious Flea Training Certificate , and has had the rare privilege to be personally mentored by Celebrated Authors some of which include Les Brown , Samson Zee and Amazon Best Selling Author, Sonia Noel. He loves travelling, writing, meeting people, talking to young minds. In this exciting book, he brings to mind, how anyone can rise from the ashes of the past to attain greatness. "The Script", remains a formidable piece that everyone must read and its lessons, remains what everyone must imbibe.
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Mishala Scott
Mishala has been teaching Universal Pre-K in New York for the past 5 years. In that time she has created lasting relationships with families. Since she is a mother of three vibrant boys, some of those professional relationships has blossomed into relationships similar to that of family. She is one semester away from graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education, with a concentration in Children and Youth Studies. Mishala also possesses an Associate Degree in Education studies from Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn New York . She is a first generation college student fulfilling her desire to become a teacher like her late mother. Since she was a little girl growing up in Mahaicony Village on the East Coast of Demerara, Guyana, South America she always dreamt of becoming a teacher. Today she is on tract pursuing that dream.
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Dr Juanita Foster
Dr Juanita Foster Juanita Foster is a life coach, international leadership and team development speaker, trainer, and consultant. She is the lead consultant and CEO of Educate Motivate Elevate Consulting, LLC, located in Delaware. Juanita conducts workshops and seminars for corporations and individuals, and has provided training in the childcare industry for over twenty years. Some of her topics include: How to Lead and Profit with Confidence Develop Your Leadership Brand How to build and grow a successful business Achieve Your Vision Personal Life She is a mother of three children and grandmother to three grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and is known as the family event planner.
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Nikita Boston-Fisher
Nikita Boston-Fisher is passionate about health education and health promotion. She has a Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Master of Public Health. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Over the past ten years she has worked in various health organizations including non-profit, government, contractual and academic settings on a wide range of topics, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Tuberculosis (TB). Nikita is an active volunteer in several professional organizations. Currently she is a Project Administrator in the School of Population and Global Health (SPGH) at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her work centres around the creation of the first five-year strategic plan for the SPGH which is a new school. Recently she founded a podcast and blog called The Good Health Café, the place for casual, candid, conversations about how to navigate the healthcare system and how to take care of your health in plain, easy to understand language. - www.thegoodhealthcafe.com
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Chike Henry Izeugbu
Chike Henry Izeugbu is a second class honor graduate of law and political science working in a law chamber in Nigeria with the goal of using law as a social instrument to advance the good of the society. Chike was admitted to the Nigerian bar on 26th, November, 2019 as a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He is a member of Institute of Business Advisors, Ibadan (IBA). Associate Member: Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (ISMN). Graduate Member: Nigerian Institute of Management (Chattered) (NIM). Member: Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). Ambassador for Malaysia at the Nigerian International Model United Nations Rapporteur of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the Nigerian International Model United Nations [NIGIMUS] Chike is also a private research consultant working with both local and international companies.
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Justin Went
Justin had no idea his life would have gone in this direction. He started out wanting to be one of the greatest chefs only to realize after college that it wasn't his calling. Through Justin's frustration he found his passion in telling the stories of others through his lens and this has dramatically changed Justin life for the better - both personally and professionally. He goes by this slogan "What's your story? I'd love to tell it!"
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Sharifa Yard
Ms. Sharifa Yard A dynamic, enterprising young woman who is a member of Toastmasters International – The Police Alliance Toastmasters since 2015. She enjoys serving others and is also a proud owner of a growing bakery called Sweet and Special which specializes in Cheesecakes, Bread Puddings, Brownies and Apple Crumbles. Sharifa will continue to hone her skills by attending, visiting and participating in toastmaster activities regularly as well as utilize client feedback from product purchases from the bakery. For sure, Sharifa would love to continue serving others and enhance that skill of being a great leader and baker.
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Anika Abel
Anika Abel the proud owner of Nick’s Phonics Centre that was opened in 2015. She has been teaching children ages 2 years old to adult for over twenty years in the private system. In 2017 she received second prize for her business pitch at Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative – YLAI (Guyana) local competition hosted by Abbigale Loncke. In 2018 she won first prize at the Business Plan Pitch Competition hosted by the School of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation in Guyana (University of Guyana). In 2019 she received a Brand Youth Award for her outstanding contribution towards molding Guyana’s children at the Forty Under 40 Entrepreneurial Award ceremony. In 2020 she is the first Guyanese who won the AIM Startup Competition in Guyana. She is currently the Vice President of Education for Cacique Toastmasters Club.
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Cherryann Greene
Treat others as you wish to be treated”. By this mantra she lives each day of her life, for it guides her every interaction with persons she meets, work and relate to. She is Cherry-Ann Greene; she is energetic and passionate about every aspect of life and is always ready for a challenge. Cherry-Ann holds a Diploma in Commerce, single subject Diplomas in International Communication, Organizational Behaviour, Business Management and Administration, Office Procedure and Administration, Diploma in Spanish, Certificate in Events Management and his currently studying Mandarin through the University of Guyana. Born on 7th October 1984, she is a Libra working diligently to attain her success. Born the 2nd of two daughters, she was raised in a household that instilled deep values for family, God and pursuit of education. She is a fledging entrepreneur and is the proud Owner and CEO of Ride Along GY Bicycle Rental and Tour Services. Her passions include travelling, reading, and helping persons. Cherry-Ann is a ‘people person’ who enjoys meeting new persons, learning new cultures and networking. Cherry-Ann aspires to develop herself and build her business to provide a service of high quality to the Country and its visitors. She aims to become a recognised Brand in Guyana’s Tourism arena and so become an agent which adds to the development of the country she loves.
Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest Hon. Wilfred Abrahams
Hon. Wilfred Abrahams is the Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs for Barbados. He is also the former Minister of Energy. He is the Member of Parliament for Christ Church East and an Attorney-at-law for over 24 years and counting. Hon. Abrahams is an avid sports person who represented Barbados in Fencing and Shooting. He is very charitable minded and spent most of his professional career representing and fighting for the rights of the most vulnerable in society. Hon. Abrahams is the husband of a beautiful wife. In his leisure time (which is very rare, because of work commitment) he enjoys going to the beach and chilling with friends. He lives by this mantra "Those who have, have a duty to help those who don't".
Unfiltered Podcast Guest Keon Smith
Mr. Keon Smith is a Director at ActionINVEST Caribbean Inc. and Certified Business Coach under the ActionCOACH Guyana franchise. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Business (Australian Institute of Business), Degree in Business Management and a Diploma in Accountancy (University of Guyana) and he is currently reading for his Master’s Degree (University of South Wales). - He is an active member of Cacique Toastmasters Club since October 2009, - Past Toastmasters Area Director in charge of four clubs in Guyana. - Caribbean District 81 Impromptu Speaking Contest winner in 2013. - Vice President of the East Ruimveldt Development Association (E.R.D.A) - A IVLP Alumni (International Visitors Leadership Program) - Member of YLAI (Young Leaders of America Initiative) - Recipient of the 40under40 Award for Entrepreneurship (Brand Youth).