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
Sisters, I give you permission to grow beyond your circumstances. Your journey does not end where you have started.
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?
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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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
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)
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
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
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
By: Shanoy Coombs While the discussions around millennials (those born approximately between 1982 and 2000) and some communication challenges have been ongoing, recent conversations in the local space shows that the challenges continue. This again brings to the fore the need to highlight how best to communicate with "the millennials". Indeed a Jamaica Gleaner article dated… Continue reading The Millennials: Understanding and communicating with them
To boost their competitiveness globally, Caribbean Nationals NEED to learn a second language.