David Pierre was raised in a very large Christian Haitian family. In a family of 6 brothers, he is the youngest and was mostly picked on but also the most loved. He is very humorous and passion driven. As he grew up he saw the need in the community and developed a strong burning desire to be a huge help and voice for his people. He took action by creating an orphanage and started an association for the disabled which led him to become the National Volunteer Director for the Special Olympics. As a result of this much involvement, he was able to help many people in his community and became the community leader. Fast forward to the present, he has now made America his home, has a beautiful family, and has started a business called Lavni Products with the sole purpose of impacting Haiti and hopefully other underserved countries.
In this episode, Jenny and David talk about courage, strength and what it means to face our fears head on for our maturity and the societal impact that comes with it.
Praise Santos is the founder behind the photography studio ComePlum and has a love for puns, pretty things, and people. She lives in San Francisco where she does silly dances to loosen up female entrepreneurs during their Personal Brand photoshoot, builds her Google map locations of colors around the city to create eye-catching content for brands such as Lululemon and Adidas, and leads workshops for organizations such as the Golden State Warriors and BEI Hotel. Her photos have been featured in Vogue, Forbes, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Praise encourages creatives to use their skills for positive impact. Her project Ethical Weddings won a 20 On The Rise award by the 60,000+ member Rising Tide Society.
When she’s not photographing, teaching, or playing with her pup Bubs, she tries to play Chance the Rapper songs on her ukulele.
In this episode, Jenny and Praise talk about setting boundaries and standing strong by them to find a balance in following our passion and building sustainable personal brands.