Nerissa Golden is Founder of Maverick Endeavours. As an award-winning media strategist, business innovations specialist, dynamic speaker, and author, Nerissa has been an advocate for entrepreneurship across the Caribbean for more than fifteen years. In 2016, Nerissa founded Maverick Endeavours which is focused on supporting entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. She was certified by InfoDev-World Bank to conduct an accelerated programme for women on Montserrat and Antigua, and is a mentor with the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship Caribbean. Ever passionate about empowering others to live on purpose, she is a popular speaker at conferences and workshops and has also organized her own events including the Young Entrepreneurship Symposiums across the region and Beyond the Screen – a filmmaking workshop. Nerissa has developed both for profit and not for profit ventures including Victory Christian Academy (VCA) on St. Maarten, now in its eleventh year, and is an established author of six books including Love’s Sweet Joy, and The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur: Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Building Wealth. As the CEO of Goldenmedia, Nerissa helps her clients leverage traditional and new media to build their brands. She lives on the island of Montserrat where she manages two digital media outlets Discover Montserrat and Emerald Vibes Television.
As an award-winning media strategist, business innovations specialist, dynamic speaker, and author, Nerissa Golden has been an advocate for entrepreneurship across the Caribbean for more than fifteen years.
“I love doing things that empower people to live beyond their fears, and go for it!”
“I learned early on that my age (sex or location) was not a limitation.”
Nerissa’s motto: Simply to Amplify. Ask yourself “what is no longer serving you in life or in your business? Let it go.”
Learn from Nerissa how to “sell sandwiches from a Mercedes.” A lesson in resourcefulness and scrappiness as an entrepreneur.
Be strategic in applying to pitch competitions. And, don’t be afraid to throw your hat in the ring in the ideation stage. Great ideas can win!
Writing begins one word at a time. Honor the one word you get without judgement.
On entrepreneurs writing: Find a medium that works for you: podcasts, blogs, video, etc. Potential clients need to see evidence of what you’ve done. Your website is not enough.
“Build your business around the life you want.”
For women: “Be true to yourself. You’ll know what’s right for you.”