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 Caribbean culture, Caribbean heritage, career, entrepreneurship and everyday life that make up the Caribbean American experience. Carry On Friends is hosted by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown.

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September 13, 2021

In this episode my guest and I explore the dynamics of being a Caribbean multi-national, and how working in corporate America influences business, even in the Caribbean. We dived into all of this with Guyana-born businessman, Jay Warde, who resides in both St. Lucia and America. With years of experience in corporate America, he shares his greatest lessons in business.

Jay believes that business is not for the faint of heart and it i...

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This is a follow up to the “Summer Time & Self Care” episode because the struggle with self-care, focus, productivity, stress and creativity is real.

In this episode, in addition to recognizing burnout and struggles with creativity and productivity I share 3 strategies I have been using to be productive and build more self care into my routine.

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How can I truly serve my community?  Knowing that not everyone’s call to service is the same. What does service to the community look like to in a time like this?

Listen to this quick episode and share your thoughts. 


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In this episode, Kerry-Ann shares reflections on what self-care looks like during the summer and yes, during a pandemic. Plus Kerry-Ann looks back at an earlier episode Rest & Restoration to determine if the principles in that episode is still applicable.

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  • Strictly Facts - The History behind Carnival
  • Bridge To U featuring Terri Karelle-Reid

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    In our latest episode, Kerry-Ann and Chris talk with Clive Williams and Mikelah Rose on friendships. 

    Mr. Williams explains that in friendships you not only go through good and bad times, but you must also face them together. 

    In addition to poor communication, misunderstandings and inconsideration, Mr. Williams pointed to the fact that friendships typically dissipate due to promises not kept and expectations not met.

    But, though chal...

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    In this episode we explore the Caribbean film industry and the challenges Caribbean filmmakers face in reaching their audience.

    We chatted with Jamaican-born, Rachel Osbourne, who is dedicated to helping Caribbean filmmakers reach their audience through her media platform JulieMango.TV.

    According to Rachel, the major issue the Caribbean film industry faces is not a lack of good films, but a poor distribution and marketing system for ...

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    "...the unknown is very very scary. But you know what's more scary? Living an unfulfilled life, not doing all the things that you want to do." ~ Dr. Nicole Grimes.

    People are often afraid of the unknown, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. Dr. Nicole Grimes shares her story about how she learned to embrace fear and uncertainty when it came time for her career change from academia into small business ownership. ...

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    Cavel Khan is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of Tumblr responsible for global revenue, revenue operations, business marketing, and revenue strategy company-wide. 

    In this episode we discussed:

  • The value of advertising.
  • Building brand connection
  • The Marketability of the Caribbean
  • How Caribbean Brands, Influencers, Celebrities and Musicians (Dancehall, Soca etc.) can leverage Social Media Platforms.
  • Marketing and advertising offers a vari...
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    Dalan Vanterpool is a financial educator, private banker podcaster and now author from the British Virgin Islands. He helps modern professionals connect their career moves to their wealth goals via his blog and podcast - Careers and Cash Flow . His focus is on helping others build extraordinary careers,  master their personal finances, and create additional income streams so they can live a life of freedom.

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    When describing what she does, Jennifer Tomlinson would say, "She helps people find pathways to their aspirations through her strengths of communication and teaching".  She is able to live for this purpose as a professor and interim dean of learning support at Valencia College. Jennifer is a product of the Pine Hills community in Orlando Florida, but also has roots in New York and Miami, and she is a proud descendant of Jam...

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    Hailing from the small beautiful island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dr. Anne-Louise Lockhart is pediatric psychologist, author, parent coach speaker and business owner of a thriving practice in San Antonio, TX: A New Day Pediatric Psychology, PLLC. She is Board Certified in Clinical Child, and Adolescent Psychology.

    In this episode Kerry-Ann and Chris chat with Dr. Ann Louise Lockhart about parenting during a pandemic a...

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    Jamaican born Marlon Anguin, is an engineer leading a product team at Verizon with a focus primarily on sports and technology.

    In this episode we talk about 5G, or as he coined it, the fourth industrial revolution. As well as his team at Verizon’s partnership with the NFL to produce an innovative, technological, in and out of stadium fan experience due to Covid-19, for this year's Superbowl.

    We touched points on how impactful the...

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    Trinidad born, D'shawna Bernard has spent almost a decade shaping a career that is dedicated to progressive politics and partnerships. Her passion for public service has allowed her to work across a range of issues within the public and private sector, all of which have been rooted in equity, accessibility and justice. 

    In this episode D'shawna and I talked about:

  • Post Election/Political fatigue, trauma and self care. 
  • Evaluat...
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    Gizelle Riley is a communications strategist, author of MASTER YOUR MESSAGE LIKE A BOSS BABE, and the founder of DigitalBOSSBABE, a Caribbean podcast turned copywriting studio for mission-driven brands.

    In this episode Gizelle and I talked about:

  • Who an introvert is and isn't
  • Why personal branding is important for everyone, especially introverts
  • Practical tips and activities to build your personal brand. 

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    In this bonus episode - Christopher Williams flips roles to be a guest host on the podcast. Today he is interviewing the regular host and founder of Carry On Friends, Kerry-Ann.

    Tune in and listen to Kerry-Ann being in the guest chair of her own show.  

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    Debra Sandler, Founder of Mavis Foods, LLC, a startup of Caribbean sauces and marinades. Debra has over 30 years of innovation experience as a seasoned Corporate America Executive at PepsiCo, Johnson & Johnson, most recently as the Chief Health and Wellbeing Officer at Mars. She notably assisted in the launch of innovative products such as Splenda no calorie sweetener and Pretzel M&Ms and also created successful marketing c...

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    February 16, 2021

    What would you do if you got a second chance at life?

    Christopher Williams is CEO of Rockstone Media Group and Associate Publisher of WhereItzAt Magazine. And in this episode we talk about his life changing experience and the message he wants to share with Caribbean Americans.

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    Dr. Kari-Lee Grant is an educator and entrepreneur. She is the president and CEO of the Center for Research and Equitable Development LLC, which offers coaching and consulting services to help educators, students, and personnel in education-based community organizations achieve research and equity goals.

    She is a 19-year veteran teacher in a public school district in Long Island, where she serves as a Teacher of English to Speakers...

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    January 19, 2021

    What happens when you've set a goal and achieved said goal? Why do we put pressure on ourselves to figure out the next thing to conquer?

    In this episode I ask - What Now?


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    January 5, 2021

    Happy New Year and Welcome to the 2021 Season of Carry On Friends!

    The new year brings some familiar things and some new ones but I want to hear from you! What topics would you like to hear? Which guest should I interview? Something else? Let me know by completing this form.


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