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I won! Intercultural Dialogue competition about listening & understanding differences

  It was May 2020 and in the midst of COVID-19 quarantine, the Black Lives Matter protests were on in earnest. Admittedly, I was affected. I couldn't verbalise how exactly but in many ways my mood took a serious dive and every protest, every video made me sad, outraged, achy in an often inexplicable way.… Continue reading I won! Intercultural Dialogue competition about listening & understanding differences

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Featured: Balancing remotely: Business, Books and Baby…

Just recently, after hosting the week long #ThatRemoteLife interview series, I was simultaneously interviewed via national television on the top 5 ways I manage my business remotely and another IG live interview where I shared more detailed remote work  tips then featured in a national paper on balancing remotely. While the feature zoomed in how… Continue reading Featured: Balancing remotely: Business, Books and Baby…

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5 keys lessons from hosting a #ThatRemoteLife Interview series

Just last week, I hosted a #ThatRemoteLife interview series which pulled together Digital Nomads, Homeschooling advocate, online tutoring CEO, A work from home director mom, an E commerce wiz and a TedX Speaker and Cultural Communications coach. What we all had in common was that we had been ahead of the COVID-19 induced #workfromhome curve… Continue reading 5 keys lessons from hosting a #ThatRemoteLife Interview series

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That Remote Life: Weeklong series with global remote work strategists

The world is abuzz with a mix of COVID-19, pandemic and everything remote. Indeed, more than ever before, there has been a surge in all things virtual as businesses, individuals, parents, students and entrepreneurs operate indoors and online. Yet, for some of us who have lived and loved the remote life, this started off as… Continue reading That Remote Life: Weeklong series with global remote work strategists

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That Remote Life: Path to productivity in a pandemic

The term Covid-19 conjures images of lock downs, shut ins and self isolation. Admittedly, this is an important move at this time to prevent the spread of a pandemic riddled with uncertainties. Yet with the rush to move indoors, many companies, schools and other organizations have rushed to move their product and service offerings online… Continue reading That Remote Life: Path to productivity in a pandemic

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#SheSpeaks Interview with Shanoy Coombs

Cami Speaks

Sisters, I give you permission to grow beyond your circumstances. Your journey does not end where you have started.

Shanoy Coombs

Who are you?

Go-getter, inspired to inspire and committed to using communication to effect positive change as a development communication practitioner, teacher and speaker.

Did you always dream of being where you are today? If no, then what was your dream?

Yes.

What moment or conversation changed your life?

From an early age my mother has imparted key lessons such as being greater than your circumstances and seeing hurdles as JUST stumbling blocks. She further noted that for each stumbling block you overcome, you will be stronger to face others. Importantly, my mother was a giver. As an educator, she used her role to act as stand in mother and mentor to so many. I saw the difference she made in the life of others and how much she…

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5 Key tips for dealing with disappointments

It's so easy to be disappointed, but so hard to get over it. Take it from me, I know this. As someone who is fiercely competitive, I have gone through several stages to get to a point of being able to handle disappointments in a healthy way.  Yet without a doubt, disappointments are as much… Continue reading 5 Key tips for dealing with disappointments

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Communication lessons from Meghan and Harry’s exit (Megxit)

  Fire them! Absurd! Ridiculous! unstately! "good for them" the headlines have all but screamed since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their intention to step back from their roles as "senior royals".   While the media and indeed the global public focuses on what could have finally pushed the hardly… Continue reading Communication lessons from Meghan and Harry’s exit (Megxit)

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Intercultural Communication: understanding and engaging-the Mayan experience

  During a recent supervisory mission to Belize, our team of Community Engagement, Monitoring and Evaluation and Project Management specialists assesed a project around Climate resilience in  Mayan communities in the southern region. The occasion provided the opportunity to experience a time hop and experience first hand the benefits and significance of Intercultural Communication. Intercultural… Continue reading Intercultural Communication: understanding and engaging-the Mayan experience

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The power of the YES Manifest

Happy New Year! Cheers to new communications goals and new communications targets! So I wanted to share a slightly different post today which is the perfect feel good vibe to kick off a new year with a tip or two on how to live the very best version of your life. So here's the thing,… Continue reading The power of the YES Manifest