CMP040 - Create your own path with Lisa Wickham - President and CEO of Imagine Media International Ltd

2016-05-02

Tags: female film media trinidad tv producer entrepreneur

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image Our special guest and Caribbean mentor has a winning personality which she has used to build a successful career in film and media. Appearing on television since the age of six (6), she successfully made the transition from children’s television to adult contemporary television, creating, hosting, producing and directing a series of successful television productions including a daily morning prime time television show on national television in Trinidad and Tobago and the popular E-Zone entertainment TV Magazine show which has been syndicated throughout the Caribbean and in the US on BET J. In 2007 and 2008, she was the Artistic Director and Producer (for both stage and television) of the highly acclaimed Annual COTT Music Awards, including the COTT Foundation Awards Dinner. In 2009, she was also the Producer-Trinidad for the UNICEF-MTV HIV/AIDS awareness film Tribes shot in Trinidad. She followed this up in 2010, as the Associate Director for the Best of Caribbean Tales Film Festival, Symposium and Film Market in Barbados. She is the holder of a Bachelors (Hons.) from the University of the West Indies and an MBA (Distinction) from Warwick University, UK. She is the founder of Imagine Media International Limited, a multi-media production, event management & PR entity, based in Trinidad and Tobago. She is also the founder-publisher of E-Zone the Mag! and the Caribbean Film and Media Academy. Ladies and gentlemen…let’s meet Ms. Lisa Wickham

Show Notes

Lisa's History

Career Path

  • Worked for a year after secondary school before attending university
  • Initially wanted to become a Psychologist 
  • Was always involved in media and television during the teenage years
  • Formed a company after completing an MBA in England
  • Started managing various Soca artists
  • Started EZone the Mag

Mentality and Tips for Success

  • Lisa's Book - On a Positive Note: Words of Inspiration
  • Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  • Do things because of the Joy of doing it...
  • Work in areas that you enjoy and try to do something different
  • Continue believing and be self-motivated. Read and write positive thoughts and affirmations
  • Be careful who you share your dream with

 

Lisa's Company

 

Super Over Answers

  • Don't be afraid to do what you want to do...just do it
  • Surround yoursef with strong and positive people
  • Loves to travel
  • Great Book: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
  • Daughter
  • Career Tips
    • Don't think you can wing it. Know the technical and the creative
    • Get your accounts in your business rightt from day one
    • Hire properly
    • Know what's going on in your business
    • Read as much as you can

 

Favourite Song: Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack 




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