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Executive offers InspireCon testimonial – The Royal Gazette

By November 17, 2022Sports events

Created: Nov 17, 2022 09:19

Pleasantly surprised: Michelle White, owner of Executemps (file photo by Nhuri Bashir)

A workshop at InspireCon 2022 left a big impression on entrepreneur Michelle White.

Ms White, Principal and Owner of Executemps, the immigration consulting and administrative services company, was initially hesitant to attend the event presented by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation in partnership with Driven Society, based At New York.

She said: “To be honest, I wasn’t going to go because I thought it was for young people. But then I thought, ‘What do I have to lose? Maybe the young people can teach me something”.

“I was blown away at the end of the day.”

American entrepreneurs Arianna Rose and Soleil Laurent, founders of The Equality Education, shared their journey of building a business to help turn limiting beliefs into empowering beliefs.

Ms White said: ‘I call them the dynamic duo. They finish each other’s sentences; they clapped.

She participated in an element of their workshop, standing in front of the audience to assert her assertion in a mirror.

Ms White said: “I actually volunteered not knowing why I was volunteering. The general lesson was about transformation and self-affirmation.

“I don’t know if you talk to yourself in a mirror, but I don’t. It was very powerful and you felt the message.

Ms White said her message was about “finding time for myself; I am an entrepreneur and I work from sunrise to sunset.

“The takeaway from this is that I’m cutting out little chunks of time right now until I get to the point where I can structure it.”

InspireCon also featured presentations from Songe LaRon, who quit a desk job as a corporate attorney to build reservations software for the 109,000 hair salons in the United States; and entertainment executive Brandon Pankey, founder of Artist Presented Experiences, a new video network dedicated to curated programming for and by musical artists.

Then, Ms White said, she connected with all the presenters on LinkedIn so she could follow their journey.

She added, “That’s how impactful the whole workshop was.”

Jamillah Lodge, Director of Communications and Development at BEDC, said: “BEDC partnered with Driven Society in 2019 to bring the first InspireCon to Bermuda. This event received rave reviews and then Covid hit and as a result we were forced to go live for two years.

“We were thrilled to be able to bring InspireCon back to Bermuda in person this year. InspireCon creates opportunities for Bermudian entrepreneurs to network and connect with young American entrepreneurs to encourage them to think big and dream bigger.

InspireCon was part of BEDC’s Global Entrepreneurship Week activities.

InspireCon 2022: Soleil Laurent, left, and Arianna Rose (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

InspireCon 2022: Soleil Laurent, left, and Arianna Rose (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

A cut above: Songe LaRon, co-founder of Squire Technologies (file photo provided)

In tune: Brandon Pankey, founder of Artist Presented Experiences (file photo provided)