Dr Nicole Grimes of Caribbiznetwork on Carry On Friends The Caribbean American Podcast

Dr. Nicole Grimes: Embracing Fear to Birth a New Vision

“The unknown is very, very scary. But you know, what’s more scary, living an unfulfilled life, not doing all the things that you want to do not executing all those ideas in your head…”

Dr. Nicole Grimes

People are often afraid of the unknown, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Dr. Nicole Grimes shares her story about how she learned to embrace fear and uncertainty when it came time for her career change from academia into small business ownership. She found success by pushing through with what made sense even when she experienced fear, doubt, imposter syndrome and a pandemic. 

Fear is a powerful motivator. If you embrace fear and allow it change your life for the better. All of my best ideas came from taking risks and following them up by embracing any possible consequences that might arise in order to work towards achieving something worthwhile.

About Dr. Nicole Grimes

Dr. Nicole Grimes is a proud Trinidad & Tobago-born native now residing in New York City. She is an alumna of The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) where she received a Ph.D. in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science and Technology.

A former NYC high school principal, she has been a fervent university adjunct Assistant professor, STEM educator for near 20 years working across public, private & charter schooling. She earned an M.A. in Secondary Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University & a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University.

She is an award-winning published academic author and has given dozens of talks led professional development workshops across both domestically and abroad. In 2018, Grimes resigned from her post in school leadership to become a full time consultant.

Her passion for Caribbean culture and supporting her colleagues led her to firstly starting Carib Biz Network as a mere hobby. Over time, CBN grew organically, day-by-day slowly building its platform, establishing itself as a legal business development entity in 2019. CBN dedicates itself to constantly finding ways to serve Caribbean American freelancers, small business owners and those aspiring to join the entrepreneurial world.

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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.