AFETT Members Making Strides
AFETT celebrates the accomplishments of its members', both professional and personal.
Here are some stories about them Making Strides!
One of AFETT’s newest members is making strides in the literary world. Carolyn Correia published her second book titled, “How To Find Yourself & Claim What’s Yours” in June 2015. Inspired by her late father, the book is a memoir of her professional journey over the last 6 years and takes readers through time with vignettes of her experiences working on both islands of Trinidad and Tobago and also her evolution as a writer and entrepreneur.
The book, which was launched in June at NALIS Port-of-Spain and at the Scarborough library in September 2015, targets entrepreneurs, artistes (or those aspiring to be) as well as persons seeking their deeper purpose and a more meaningful life.
It is filled with universal lessons and insights into the human psyche including what many of us think about during our journey. Carolyn uses her talents and gift of expression to internalize and articulate her challenges and triumphs to assist others to cope and transform their life into a work of art.
Marsha Gomes-Mc Kie – Founder of Caribbean Books Foundation cites How To Find Yourself & Claim What’s Yours as “a personal journey which is narrated by the author during her times of self-actualization…The book is genuine as Carolyn, in her desire to make a difference as she lays life lessons at your feet.”
The author who credits Tobago for the bold step into entrepreneurship recalls hosting functions in the sister isle where she experienced her aha moment during a Mother’s Day function. She writes in Chapter 8, “Just Over the Rainbow”, “The activities I asked my colleagues to engage in, elicited a synergy of sharing their most innermost experiences of motherhood….they all listened attentively to one another and were able to relate to the stories of their peers… I also played games with them and while some danced, others laughed and had fun in the moment. While I relaxed on my porch that Friday evening, I called my mother and told her what I witnessed earlier that day. I told her that this is what I should be doing for the rest of my life!”
Those experiences as well as the inspiration from a few people she met while on living on the island manifested itself into a business idea to host workshops around her first book, Thinking out Loud which she self-published in 2011. In 2014, the author moved back to Trinidad to start her own business HIC Omega Consulting which involves motivational workshops and a range of communications consultancy services.
Carolyn is also a freelance writer with publications at home and abroad and is currently working on her third and fourth books.
The author’s books can be obtained on Amazon both kindle and paperback as well as nationwide at all locations of RIK, Metropolitan Booksellers, The Book Sauce (i95 bookstore), Charran’s St. James and Books and Office Supplies, THL Mall Scarborough.
AFETT extends congratulations to Carolyn for her drive and determination and for inspiring others to be all they were meant to be!