Dr. Terri-Karelle Reid: From Veterinarian to Media Mogul – A Journey of Unstoppable Success

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Dr. Terri-Karelle Reid, the veterinarian-turned-media personality, has emerged as a leading figure in the Caribbean’s event hosting industry. Not only is she an award-winning Media and Communications practitioner, but she is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, TV personality, author, and community builder. With her captivating presence and magnetic energy, Terri-Karelle has become a force to be reckoned with in the world of events and entertainment, earning her a well-deserved place on the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) Class of 2023 Global Top 100 list (40 under 40).

Throughout her career, Terri-Karelle has established a reputation anchored in excellence and integrity. This dynamic individual possesses an innate ability to pay attention to detail, solve problems, foster great relationships, exceed expectations, and advocate for causes she is passionate about. Her mastery of communication, online branding, and storytelling has enthralled audiences across the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and the USA.

Terri-Karelle made history on September 25, 2021, when she delivered her groundbreaking TEDx Talk titled “Untapped Conversations With Kids” at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. As the first Jamaican woman to deliver a TEDx Talk in that territory, she shattered barriers and inspired countless individuals. It is worth noting that her talk took place during the pandemic, making it one of the few TEDx Talks held in person. The powerful impact of her presentation led to its publication on the TEDx platform in January 2022, reaching an even wider audience.

In addition to her impressive public speaking engagements, Terri-Karelle has also demonstrated her literary prowess. As part of the University of the West Indies’ 75th-anniversary initiatives, the institution announced the “75 books you should read during 2023.” Among the esteemed authors featured on this list is Dr. Terri-Karelle Reid, with her highly regarded self-help book, “My Brand Compass: The 13C’s to Building Your Personal Brand.

” This book offers valuable insights into personal branding and places Terri-Karelle among the ranks of notable authors such as Former US First Lady Michelle Obama, Former Jamaican Prime Ministers Michael Manley, Edward Seaga, and PJ Patterson, Jamaican National Hero Marcus Garvey, and renowned Jamaican poet Louise Bennett-Coverley.

Expressing her gratitude, Terri-Karelle stated, “It’s truly an honor. Many of these books on this list are some of my favorites growing up, and others have made it onto my yearly reading list. To be given this recognition as a first-time author is certainly humbling, and I don’t take the recognition for granted at all.” Her humility and appreciation for this achievement highlight her genuine character and commitment to continuous growth.

The University of the West Indies, which opened its first campus in Mona, Jamaica, 75 years ago, remains at the forefront of celebrating its rich history and embracing the challenges of the present while envisioning a promising future. The 75th-anniversary initiatives aim to reflect on the university’s past, address the realities of today, and outline plans for growth across all five campuses, as well as through international partnerships and affiliations.

As Dr. Terri-Karelle Reid continues to leave an indelible mark on the world stage, her dedication to excellence, her passion for community building, and her unwavering commitment to empowering others make her an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and thought leaders everywhere. Terri-Karelle’s journey exemplifies the power of pursuing one’s dreams, overcoming obstacles, and making a lasting impact in one’s chosen field.

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