Who: Marlon Stephen
What: KPDi – Key Partners in Digital Innovation | http://kpd-i.com/
Why: As every consumer touch point becomes increasingly digital and mobile, we partner with our clients to focus their organization’s vision, goals, opportunities and initiatives to maximize the business benefits of digital initiatives in their organization. As an entrepreneurial organization, we often identify opportunities in the marketplace and develop businesses to take advantage of those opportunities in the market.
Where: Toronto and NYC
When: Since 2001
We all have career goals and dreams that we usually pursue and then try to accomplish. Of course, life throws us curves or we change direction for whatever reason and sometimes, it works out better for us long term when this happens and then we shape our lives in a way that we didn’t imagine or anticipate.
This is where Nicole Chaplin enters. After taking the typical college route and landing a position right away, something happened that changed her career path and it has really taken off for the young personal trainer. She has focused in a different direction and not only does it continue to help her, it essentially helps even more people than herself and it is fulfilling for her.
1. You were once an industry executive at Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam and now you are a celebrity personal fitness trainer. How did you first become involved in the entertainment industry and what made you decide to become a personal trainer?
I graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Music Business and Entertainment. I moved to NYC immediately after graduation and by God’s grace I landed an assistant position within a week at Geffen Records. Shortly after, I was at BMI then Roc-A-Fella came about. I decided to become a personal trainer after Roc-A-Fella because I noticed my lifestyle encompassed more health and wellness then anything else and with ease, personal training became a career and it fits me like a glove. Read more…
One of the things that shape our lives is finance (Or the lack of it) and it seems as if a lot of people don’t have theirs in order. You can have intelligence and talent, yet, still fail in terms of keeping and/or making money. It seems that although Blacks have tremendous spending power, we somehow, don’t manage our money in a way that would be even more beneficial for our community.
Ash Cash is a banking professional who is doing his due diligence to not only educate his community on the benefits of being financially responsible but, he is also doing his best to spread motivational inspiration through quotes and statements. An author as well, he is helping to better situate people financially, emotionally, as well as helping people understand how to make their money work for them.
1. As a banking professional, what are the biggest errors you’ve noticed, specifically in the Black community, that people make when it comes to finances? Read more…
Fear, panic and anxiety affects people in various ways. Some aren’t capable of coming back after experiencing any of those, while some bounce back even better after the emotional turmoil. In 2009, Raychelle LeBlanc contributed to an anthology titled “How The Fierce Handle Fear” which detailed her struggles with fear. She won the battle against severe panic attacks and anxiety attacks in the 90s and her strength had been renewed so much that now she became a certified life and wellness coach, helping others along the way.
The PR/Marketing Executive has added author to her resume as she continues to guide those who need to be guided whether through her marketing prowess or if they need life advice that will help put them on the right track. Either way, the Atlanta resident can help you!
1. You’ve been involved in the entertainment industry for a number of years now. What does it take to have longevity in this fickle industry? Read more…