Rana Campbell of Dreams in Drive on the Carry On Friends Podcast with Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown

COF 046: On My Terms – The Drive to Succeed with Rana Campbell


In this episode, Rana Campbell of Dreams in Drive podcast shares how she driving success on her own terms while navigating the demands and pressures of Caribbean Parents. She also shares some branding tips and best practices.

Rana’s story will resonate with a lot of people because she grew up in Orange, NJ with Jamaican parents and went to the public school system up until the 6th grade. From there she went to a prestigious private school and then on to Princeton University. Despite her great educational background, after school she felt like she was living a “double life”, trying to do what her parents wanted while trying to live her own life.

Rana’s love is for marketing and branding allowed her to successfully build ranacampbell.com and launch the Dreams In Drive podcast. All this, while learning the many ups and downs of first time entrepreneurship and managing the expectations of her Jamaican parents.

Rana’s e-book “SHINE” has 33 branding/marketing tips for newbie entrepreneurs.

Rana’s story highlights something that most children of immigrants struggle with because “you don’t want to disappoint them because they’ve sacrificed so much.”


Connect with Rana:

Rana Campbell | Twitter | Facebook

Dreams in Drive Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

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Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown is Founder & host of Carry On Friends one of the first podcasts dedicated to the Caribbean American Experience. She is leading the way for Caribbean Podcast as the founder of Breadfruit Media, the first Caribbean podcast production company; and founder of the Caribbean Podcast Directory a place to discover podcasts by people of Caribbean Heritage.