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Day 3 Speaker Profiles

Heneka Watkis-Porter

Heneka Watkis-Porter is an entrepreneur, coach, 5x author, international speaker and host of “The Entrepreneurial You Podcast” who has interviewed: Richard Branson, John Lee Dumas, Paul Carrick Brunson, Seth Godin and many other influencers. She is the founder and CEO of Patwa Apparel. Heneka is also the creator of the Caribbean’s first virtual conference and expo: “The Entrepreneurial You Virtual SME Conference & Expo” as well as the Online Health Summit, “Slow Down and Live: Health Is Wealth.”

She teaches leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs the sure action steps for creating a winning podcast, accelerate their growth through Masterminds, Online Summits, Live Events and books to allow them to level up with ease.

She has published five books thus far, to help persons on their journey spiritually, and in life and business. Her most recent is Podcast Power: The Quick-Start Guide to launching and Levelling-Up.

Nerissa Golden

Nerissa Golden is the Founder and Editor of Montserrat’s top digital travel and information platform Discover Montserrat.

A journalist and international speaker, Nerissa is the author of seven books, including The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur: Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Building Wealth and 30-Day Guide to Living Happy.

With more than 30 years in traditional and new media, Nerissa’s company Goldenmedia LLC, develops communication strategies for multilateral agencies, non-profit organizations and governments to tell stories which influence change.

She has received awards for her work as one of the Caribbean’s strongest advocates for innovation in entrepreneurship and technology. Nerissa is a certified facilitator for the World Bank’s Women’s Innovation Network of the Caribbean (WINC) Accelerated Program and a 2016 PitchIT Caribbean winner. She was also named as one of 31 Caribbean Women to Watch in 2016.

Nerissa was a founding member of Montserrat’s National ICT Council and a member of the Board of Directors for the Montserrat Arts Council. She currently serves as an advisor to the Covela Foundation and the Montserrat Tourism Stakeholders Advisory Council and sits on the Fibre Optic Task Force. She is currently creating a learning platform at trulycaribbean.net to mentor a new generation of Caribbeanpreneurs.

Teddy A. Jones

The Rev. Teddy A. Jones also known as Coach T.J., is enjoying the formidable but extremely rewarding task of raising a ‘modern-day Knight,’ his 6-year-old son Zaken’Asiel, alongside his wife Latoya.

He is a Certified Life Coach and Master NLP Practitioner, offering his services through AVID Coaching Services, which he founded in 2020.  Born in Trinidad, raised in Grenada and sharpened in Jamaica, Teddy has authored over 8 books including Let’s Major in the Minors and scores of published articles.

His education and training span the Eastern Caribbean, North America and the African continent.  Likewise, his influence as a young, Christian thought leader has been noteworthy across Jamaica and the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

The Missionary Church Association in Jamaica and Jamaica Theological Seminary provided a platform for his concurrent growth as a Pastor, Leader, Theologian and Lecturer between 2011 and 2017. Roles held include Director of Student Services and Chairman of the MCAJ.  

Coach T.J. is impacting lives globally through his Podcast, “Notewordy with Teddy,” a space where the authority of the Word of God is brought to bear on the everyday life issues common to human existence.

Melinda Belle

Melinda Belle is an author, teacher and financial consultant, who from an early age had a particular interest in money.

Businesses are often birthed out of the business owner’s personal experience and it is with her mistakes, knowledge and experience she desires to see others make sound decisions with their money. Melinda sees her role as that of an architect and is committed to the shaping of financial landscapes of men, women, boys, girls, businesses and nations; teaching families and individuals to manage their money and to create wealth.

Melinda is the Founder and Managing Director of Astrape Finance Inc. in Barbados, with a mission of being the leading, financial education company, providing resources on personal and business financial management in the Caribbean.  

Her book, My Money & Me is a life-transforming book for the individual who wants to change the way they view and manage their money. It is all about making your money grow and work for you by changing your negative behaviours and mindsets towards money. My Money & Me will transform the final state of individuals, males, females, entrepreneurs, small, medium and large business owners!