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Beyond Sa'k Pasé Podcast

Beyond Sa'k Pasé Podcast

By Graham Pierre-Louis
Graham Pierre-Louis sits down for an in-depth conversation with today's most influential people in the Haitian-American community.
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Shirley Dor: Marketing Guru, Therapist, & Renaissance Woman
In this week's episode of Beyond Sa'k Pase, I interview Haitian-American Influencer Shirley Dorsainvil, better known as Shirley Dor. An enthusiastic serial entrepreneur leveraging social spheres to maximize the online presence of small businesses nationwide. The proclaimed Renaissance Woman has over 5 years of multi-industry expertise in integrative marketing, social media and network strategy, brand development, fundraising, and crisis management. In 2017, Shirley applied her corporate expertise in telecommunication marketing into an expanded digital presence through her online community Haitians Who Blog. What began as an online hub for over 23K global followers and 2.5K email subscribers transformed into a digital hub reframing the image of Haiti while educating creatives via online products and resources. The Top 20, Under 40 digital strategists flourished a passion to accelerate the growth of small and mid-sized, minority- owned businesses via Dorsainvil Creative Group in 2019. The minority centered agency focuses on creative and brand management with specialties in talent acquisition, marketing, and branding. Overall, providing private consulting services, online courses, and management where brands and influencers can educate themselves by engaging in their workshops. When “The Marketing Therapist” is not growing her brand, she is spending her time servicing minority children with developmental disorders and educating minority communities via social mediums on mental health in Black and Caribbean populations. If you like this episode, listen to the upcoming episodes and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast player. Please leave us a review to let us know what you like so far, and how we could do better. Follow us on Twitter, and on Instagram submit your questions to mrpuzzetta@gmail.com Note: This podcast is produced and edited by Graham Pierre-Louis of Gruncle Media Group. - Music by www.purple-planet.com  All Rights Reserved -  Beyond Sa'k Pase Podcast
47:22
June 7, 2021
David & Gewaldine: Leading A HAitian Coffee Renaissance Through Kafe 1804
On this episode of Beyond Sa'k Pase, Graham chats with David & Gewaldine, a young couple with whom he shared a vacation 3 years ago in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Graham remembers David spoke passionately about coffee and how David hoped to own a coffee business in the future.  A few months ago, David & Gewaldine started Kafe 1804, a business dedicated to sell coffee from Graham's country of birth Haiti. Graham being Gewaldine's great-uncle, invited her and husband David to sit down and talk about what it took to make this dream come true so quickly. David & Gewaldine, talked about the importance of getting the world re-acquainted with coffee from the Caribbean nation known as the first ever black republic; which once contributed up to 50% of the coffee consumed in the world.  After listening to this episode, visit Kafe 1804 for more information on  how to order and how to support this young couple's business. If you like this episode, listen to the upcoming episodes and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast player. Please leave us a review to let us know what you like so far, and how we could do better. Follow us on Twitter, and on Instagram submit your questions to mrpuzzetta@gmail.com Note: This podcast is produced and edited by Graham Pierre-Louis of Gruncle Media Group. - Music by www.purple-planet.com  All Rights Reserved -  Beyond Sa'k Pase Podcast
28:13
June 1, 2021
Naomie Pascal: Building A Haitian Community One Step At A Time
On the first episode of Beyond Sa'k Pase, Graham interviews Haitian-American Naomie Pascal. A Radiology Technologist by trade who has made it her life mission to bring together the largest network of Haitian immigrants in Charlotte, NC and other states and cities in the Southeast. Born in Haiti and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Naomie is at first an introvert and admits she's not always the one who makes the first move. However, once people befriend Naomie, she becomes a reliable friend for life, and she inspires a sense of loyalty and unconditional friendship. During this interview, Graham attempts to explore Naomie's upbringing, her background, her core beliefs and her motivations to be so patient, and passionate about the Haitian community in the diaspora. Naomie is also a founding member of Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti, a Haitian-American non-profit organization which became one of the very first groups to bring humanitarian and medical aid to Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake which struck Haiti in 2010. Graham & Naomie also chat about parenting as Haitian-Americans and breaking the generational habit of corporal punishments.  If you enjoy this episode of Beyond Sak Pase, please leave us a comment on Apple Podcast or whichever is your favorite podcast app. Please subscribe for future episodes. Follow Graham on social media: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. If you'd like to nominate a Haitian-American you know who is making a difference in their community, please don't hesitate to email Graham at mrpuzzetta@gmail.com. 
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May 24, 2021
Beyond Sa'k Pasé Trailer
Trailer for upcoming podcast Beyond Sa'k Pasé. Season premiering on May 18, 2021
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February 27, 2021