This week, we celebrate the 40th year of that glorious moon walk. While it is good to reflect, a perilous future confronts our near term journey. It calls for new innovation, new pioneering to provide our economy with high octane fuel. For this to happen, the underutilized human potential need to be energized and new dreams and possibilities given birth.
A new set of alchemists are needed to encourage this process, and guess what folks, I think they are here!
What do you get when you combine the energy of a social entrepreneur, a master teacher, and a motivational speaker?
You have a wining team dedicated to change young lives through the catalyst of entrepreneurship. Meet the fantastic partnership of:
- Toniette Wheatle , the founder of Wheatle Peart, which is a social consulting business. www.WheatlePeart.com
- Shonika Proctor , founder of Group Interactive & Renegade. www.renegadeceos.com
- Alphonso Roundtree , former NFL player and global guest speaker. www.ARoundtree.com
These folks have joined capabilities to partner with business institutions and go into under served communities and get youngsters excited about entrepreneurship. They are growing young CEOs in some places written off by many. They have designed the teen CEO blueprint with much success. This blueprint is being deployed in North America, Asia, Africa, and of course, Jamaica.
The current economic situation has left us reeling. Finding work for many is as frustrating and elusive as catching a duppy (a ghost for you non-Jamaicans ). Being able to truly appreciate one’s potential, develop partnerships, products and services in a global oyster will serve us well going forward.
“Innovation is the creation of the new or the re-arranging of the old in a new way.”