By: Shanoy Coombs It's 2021 and I hate being reactive, but in a recent tweet a 'tech guy' highlighted some of the challenges Caribbean nationals experience when they relocate to 'big cities' such as New York or London. This he called getting lost when faced with the big pond effect. I replied by indicating that… Continue reading Cultural Differences and Cultural Awareness Training Matters in 2021
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
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…
By Shanoy Coombs Back in April 2018, while a delegate at the International Social and Behaviour Communication Change (SBCC) summit, I sat engaged, involved and ever so active as presenter after presenter spoke about the varied Social and Behaviour Communication Change projects they were implementing in their countries. You see, I was generally intrigued about… Continue reading The Global MenCare partnership & what it could mean for Jamaica
By: Shanoy Coombs The recently concluded International Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) summit in Bali, Indonesia brought together well over 1200 delegates from 429 organizations and 92 countries across the globe to interact and engage around all things SBCC. Under the theme: Shifting Norms, Changing Behavior, Amplifying Voice What works? with a focus on Entertainment-Education,… Continue reading The Social and Behaviour Change Communication mandate and the Caribbean Voice
Cyber bullying can affect anyone, unprovoked so its heartening to see such positive awareness initiatives in the local space.
To boost their competitiveness globally, Caribbean Nationals NEED to learn a second language.
By: Shanoy Coombs A few weeks ago, I was invited on a panel to assess a series of University behavior change campaigns. I sat, intrigued and engaged as varied final year students went into the strategies and tactics they intended to use to reach their different audiences. As one group presented, they went into how… Continue reading Communicators know: The “General Public” isn’t so “General” after all…
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