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This event occurred on
March 10, 2018
George Town, Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

University College of the Cayman Islands
168 Olympic Way
George Town, Cayman Islands, KY1-1107
Cayman Islands
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Andre Gooden

Throughout my life I have always been in search of my 'true self.' I have now entered a space that provides me with the energy and the means to accomplish what I feel is my destiny (reconnecting myself and people with the Earth). This journey started when I became a farmer which has also lead me into the field of carpentry where I can provide people of all ages with the means to grow their own food which will in turn feed us both physically and spiritually.

Antoinette Gayle

Ms. Antoinette Gayle is a senior lecturer at the University College of the Cayman Islands teaching all areas of chemistry. As a child, she was exposed to members of the deaf community and has since used sign language to communicate with deaf persons and also her son. She currently teaches sign language as a volunteer at the Cayman YMCA after-school programme.

Chanda Glidden

Chanda works closely with her clients to unlock their leadership capabilities allowing them to become authentic leaders of the highest caliber. Having spent a significant portion of her life as a lawyer, mediator, entrepreneur, parent and friend, partnering with others to achieve dynamic results comes naturally. She is an intuitive navigator of breakthroughs and a powerhouse for personal growth. She coaches with an enthusiasm that empowers her clients to make sense of the confusion, bring it to order and open the door to possibility and solutions. Her clients include young professionals, business owners, emerging talent and executives; she helps them achieve their goals. Areas of interest for many of her clients have included career transition, time management, life balance, self-prioritization, self-confidence building, leadership development and self-empowerment.

Joy Baldridge

Joy Baldridge is a renown self‐management expert who helps the best companies in the world become even better at increasing revenue and productivity while decreasing stress and frustration. She began her speaking and training career at birth. She was born into a family of driven entrepreneurs and dynamic educators. Her parents founded the Baldridge Learning Center in 1956. Her first official speaking engagement was at the White House, at the age of 19. She got there by cold calling the president. In 1992, Joy founded Baldridge Seminars International, a professional development organization that focuses on management, leadership, sales, communication and priority management skill development. In her seminar and keynote presentations Joy shares innovative ways to adapt to change while increasing revenue, productivity and profitability. Her keynote presentations and seminars are highly entertaining, extremely informative and completely customized. They are known for producing immediate, positive, and tangible results.

Linda Hayles

Linda Hayles is a Relationship/Dating Coach and Business & Personal Development Coach. She has a degree in Psychology and Human Behavior. She is an author, blogs for the Huffington Post, and is a mom. She became a mom at the age of 16 and her parents pulled her out of high school because they didn't want to be embarrassed to have a pregnant daughter. She ended up getting a General Education Diploma (GED) and got married. At the age of 34, she was divorced, unhappy and unfulfilled in life. So she went back to college and in 2011 graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Psychology. Never in her wildest dreams did she think she could achieve the things she has in life...and literally all in the past 8 years.

Ronald Forbes

Born April 5, 1985, this 32-year-old from the north side of the Cayman Islands is a graduate of Florida International University. He is a three-time summer Olympian representing the Cayman Islands, his native land. He has been a professional track and field athlete for 10 years.

William Schonberg

Professor, Civil Engineering
Professor of Civil Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 1986. M.S. Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 1983. B.S. (cum laude) Civil Engineering, Princeton University, 1981. Recent Industry/Consulting Experience: -NASA Engineering Safety Center -NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory -USAF Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB -NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Organizing team


George Town, Cayman Islands

Alina M.

George Town, Cayman Islands
  • Belinda Blessitt Vincent
    Team member
  • Charles Lewinson Jr
  • Denardio Marsh
  • Erica Gordon
  • Flip Du Plessis
  • Julie Belton
    Team member
  • Kimberley Antonette Conolly
    Team member
  • Kristel Sanchez
  • Lydia Ebanks
  • Tamara Robinson