Meet Your Host

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Jamila Bannister

Summit Host and Panelist

Jamila Bannister is Personal Branding Strategist based in Trinidad & Tobago. She works with entrepreneuers who want to leverage personal branding as a marketing strategy to amplify their message and grow their business.  She helps her clients by creating the systems and strategies to grow their brands, on helping people use content to grow their online presence and build their industry authority and leverages communications and PR  to increase their network and and create mass appeal for their brands.   She is the editor-in-chief of PERSONALITY Magazine, a digital publication deciated to teaching and educating entreprenerus about personal branding, a speaker and an author with her first book “The Branprint” being published in 2020.

Meet Your Speakers

Image of Amy FazioAmy Fazio

Easy way to make social responsibility a part of your personal brand

U.S.A

I’m Amy and I’ve been helping nonprofits and communities build their tribe, raise money, and supercharge their impact for 25 years. I was the CEO of a national trade association and even ran for state office in PA which convinced me to share my love and expertise of community building. I’m currently an elected school board member and teach civic engagement at Penn State Beaver. What gets me fired up about community building and fundraising is bringing people together around things they care about to make BIG CHANGE HAPPEN.  And we need everybody including entrepreneurs and businesses!

Image of Ann HarikeerthanAnn Harikeerthan

How to use your stories to create a brand people like and trust

India

Ann Harikeerthan is a doctor turned writer from India who helps people be heard using the power of the personal story. She's a short story writer and poet. And she teaches entrepreneurs to tell stories from their life to build their brand and business.

Image of Bernadette BoasBerndette Boas

How to choose a content style that works for your personality "

U.S.A

Bernadette Boas is a ball of fire business transformation and success coach for powerhouse female maverick business owners who are ready to break through the money and time ceiling into 6 or 7 figures. Bernadette is also a keynote speaker, radio/TV personality, and author of her first in a series of books; Shedding the Corporate Bitch, Shifting from Bitch to Rich in Life and Business.

Image of Brenda AdelmanBrenda Adelman

Mastering self-expression to build a powerful personal brand

U.S.A

Brenda Adelman is an award winning critically acclaimed one-woman show performer and international speaker who has presented on stages from London to Los Angeles. She is the recipient of The Hero of Forgiveness award. As a digital course creator, workshop leader and mentor she gives people who are the face of their business the craft, the courage and the stage to confidently and creatively share their stories to stand out, make an impact and grow their income. She's been interviewed on over 200 media outlets including CBS, FOX TV, NPR and Reinvention Radio.

Image of Carla Williams JohnsonCarla Williams Johnson

How to own the conversation in live media interviews

Trinidad & Tobago

Carla Williams Johnson is an award winning Media Marketing Specialist based in Trinidad & Tobago.
She helps both business owners and entrepreneurs gain the clarity and the confidence to unapologetically make their mark in the world. She's been named one of the top marketers to follow and has been featured in global publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, Thrive Global and BuzzFeed to name a few. Her inspiring story and her desire to help others has taken her around the world to places such as China, Australia, India, The USA, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and across the Caribbean.

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CJ Washam

How to monetise your content through brand partnerships 

U.S.A

CJ has created multiple online business streams of income and signed numerous sponsorship details leveraging content on social media. If you're looking to monetise your content through brand partnerships, you need to meet CJ the #1 "Digital Creative Marketing Coach on Instagram".

Image of Dyer OttleyDaya Ottley

Finding your personal brand voice as an introvert

Trinidad & Tobago 

Daya Ottley is a Trinidad-based Voice Communication Expert whose experience extends beyond the Caribbean. What began with a five-year-old boy standing in front of a mirror, microphone albeit a deodorant bottle in hand, has grown into a successful career in voice communication training, audio production and voice-over acting, spanning 20 years. Today, he provides training to others in Trinidad and countries across the globe.
Daya’s introduction to broadcasting came in 1996 as an employee at the National Broadcasting Network in Trinidad. There, Daya would hone his early skills in broadcasting under a local newscaster. After more than 2 decades in voice. Daya has garnered these many of years of training and experience to become the creator and lead trainer of a developmental Voice Communication Business called Vocalyze®—a highly interactive program designed to teach Individuals to effectively use their voice.

 

Image of Etienne CharlesEtienne Charles 

Panelist: "Making your mark by walking the unbeaten path"

U.S.A/ Trinidad & Tobago

 

Hailed by The New York Times as "an auteur" (Ben Ratliff) and by Jazz Times as a, "daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism" (Bill Milkowski), Trinidad born Etienne Charles has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide. Perhaps more than any other musician of his generation or Eastern Caribbean origin, Charles brings a careful study of myriad rhythms from the French, Spanish, English and Dutch speaking Caribbean to his compositions.His dedication to the preservation of artistic traditions in his homeland inspired him to form and lead the carnival bands, “We the People” (2017) and “Street Party” (2018) which featured a full live brass band on a truck going through the streets of Woodbrook and Port of Spain playing vintage calypso and soca. He understands his role as Artist citizen and sees live music as a way to uplift all peoples and is dedicated to bringing it to those who aren’t able to attend concerts.He currently serves as Associate Professor of Studio Music and Jazz at University of Miami Frost School of Music

Image of Faine RichardsFaine Richards

Panelist: "Making your mark by walking the unbeaten path"

Trinidad &Tobago

Faine Richards is a former newsroom editor and broadcaster who transitioned into a career in communications when she joined the United Nations. After 11 years in journalism, she left newsrooms behind in September 2020 and became the Development Coordination Officer for Programme Communications and Advocacy at the United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office. During her career in broadcasting, Faine used her talent as a storyteller to shine a spotlight on the needs, challenges and strengths of the people of Trinidad and Tobago. In her role as a news editor, she was at the forefront of an integration of print and television newsrooms into a digital-first operation. She forged a reputation for solid, balanced, fair and accurate reporting and interviewing, replete with the context and background required by the audience to interpret the information in a way that brought meaning to their lives. Faine now brings her skills in crafting captivating and dynamic multimedia communication to the work of the UN. She shapes the public outreach and media messaging of the Resident Coordinator's Office to showcase the impact of the UN's work on the people of T&T.

Image of Favour Obasi-ikeFavour Obasi-ike

SEO Hacks to Help your Website Rank in Search

U.S.A

Favour Obasi-ike, also known as Flaev Beatz, is the founder of Work & PLAY Entertainment as a seasoned entrepreneur, musician, and creative business owner focused on inspiring, nurturing, entertaining, and educating small to mid-size businesses and brands with search engine optimization, digital marketing, and content strategy.He loves to create products & services that solve problems and improve the lives of creatives focused on longevity.

Image of Francis Wade Francis Wade

How to own the stage and establish your credibility with virtual speaking events

Jamaica

Francis Wade is the President of Framework Consulting and the founder of CaribHRForum, an online community and summit for Human Resource professionals. His degrees were completed at Cornell University after which he formed his own company which focuses on interventions related to breakthrough strategic planning and individual task management.  He wrote Perfect Time-Based Productivity, an Amazon Top 10 best-seller in time management. Francis authors a bi-weekly column in the Gleaner business section.

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Greta Klaas

Using non verbal cues to communicate confidence and authority

U.S.A

Greta K. works with 7+ figure entrepreneurs as well as 6-figure business owners looking to scale their way up. She has coached, trained, and mentored nearly 3,000 business owners in mindset, messaging, and marketing as they launch and grow their brands and offers and step into their authority.

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Juma Bannister

Moving past the Crickets: Creating Content that Excites your Audience and Builds you Brand Authority

Trinidad & Tobago

I’m a Content Creator, Creative Director, Educator, Business Leader and Mentor. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years. I’m also good friend, good father and good husband. I teach useful things about content creation, help people build their businesses and tell their own stories and I believe with all my heart that IT’S GOOD TO RELATE.

Krystal Bowen

What you need to know before sending your pitch to a journalist to ensure your story gets published

Barbados

Krystal began her communications and media career in a financial institution in 2011. Since then she has worked with several advertising companies, charities, and a health event business. Her specialties are copywriting, social media management, content creation and event promotion and planning. She has spent almost five years in media with the Barbados Advocate as a press journalist.

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Maria Ransome

Secrets to creating visual branding that captures your personal brand

Trinidad & Tobago

Maria Ransome is a visual artist and content creator based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her work focuses on visual branding, graphic design and content creation for personal branding and social media.

Image of Marlon HillMarlon Hill

Panelist: "Making your mark by walking the unbeaten path"

Jamaica/ U.S.A

Marlon Hill is a business lawyer, strategist and legacy builder for entrepreneurs, family owned companies, non-profit organizations, and artist entrepreneurs, especially in hospitality, tourism, entertainment/arts, and media industries. Born in Jamaica and raised in Miami, Marlon is a double graduate of Florida State University in international business/finance and law and a past president of the Caribbean Bar Association, trustee of The Miami Foundation, and an active member of the Orange Bowl Committee. Marlon host a weekly commentary on Saturdays, 4pm, on CaneRadio.com, titled "D' Peoples Politics".

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 Michele Gordon

Why great branding plays a key role in successful, consistent sales conversion

U.S.A

Michele Gordon is a New Orleans-born, Southern California-based Online Business and Sales Consultant. Michele leverages 20 years of corporate operations, pricing, sales, and leadership success to help small and medium-sized businesses uncover their revenue blind spots and develop sustainable business and selling strategies that consistently drive revenue growth. She is passionate about helping her clients differentiate their company, product, or service to create trust, relevance, and longevity.

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 Michele Griffin

Influencer vs Thought leader: How should I position my brand?

U.S.A

Michelle Griffin is an international personal brand strategist and founder of BRANDthority, Inc, personal branding and thought leadership consultancy. She helps leaders & founders build impactful personal brands on LinkedIn for greater visibility, authority for greater professional opportunities and business growth. Michelle is also a frequent speaker, guest contributor and podcast host

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 Robert de Gannes

Choosing the social media platform that works best for your brand and business

Trinidad & Tobago

Robert is a digital native, educator and consultant whose experience has run the breadth of digital marketing from social media management to full scale digital sales funnel management. He works with entrepreneurs and companies to design digital solutions to achieve their business goals.

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 Rachael Spiewak

Leveraging Facebook groups to grow your tribe

U.S.A

Hi! I'm Rachael Spiewak, Digital Community Architect and Facebook Power Admin. I help business owners build wildly engaged and profitable communities online. I’m also a DJ and a former nonprofit director with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Building community is what I do, and I make everything a party.

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Roz Edwards

Go small to go big - What you need to know to find your market niche.

United Kingdom

I help people launch and grow wild sustainable businesses. Founder and Director of Mannakin Ltd, a company based in the UK that diverts mannequins from landfill.

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Sarah Inglefield

Panelist: "Making your mark by walking the unbeaten path"

Trinidad & Tobago

The first brand Sarah Inglefield fell in love with was Brand Trinidad and Tobago. After taking up a 6-month offer from her uncle, David Inglefield, founder of Inglefield Ogilvy and Mather, Sarah met her true love, advertising.
Here, she got the opportunity to work on some of the country’s biggest brands and later would move to London and work at Ogilvy’s hub office. From there, she moved to its offices in South Korea and Hong Kong. Her broad experience gained her the recognition to join Geometry Global, the largest global activation agency in the world as an Account Director.
Sarah returned to Trinidad in 2018 as the COO for Ogilvy Caribbean, with a mandate to leverage her global experience to bring disruption to the market. Promoted in 2020, she became the youngest CEO for any major advertising local company and one of the only women.

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Tamara Mon Louis

How to use data to plan your next content strategy

Trinidad & Tobago/U.S.A

Tamara Mon Louis is Caribbean born US based digital marketing strategist and business developer. She has helped grow multi-million dollar businesses in the hospitality, travel, healthcare, and education sector for over 15 years. She’s developed digital marketing strategies to grow brands such as Hilton Worldwide and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Tamara leveraged that experience and founded Monivan Digital Marketing Solutions, a digital marketing agency where she serves as the Executive Director of Digital Strategy. Tamara is passionate about helping businesses to grow into mega-business through the use of proven digital marketing strategies. Monivan Digital is fast establishing a record of outstanding commitment in helping clients to identify new opportunities, build an online presence, foster engagement, and build loyalty with their customers.