Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses - Dr. Margaret Mitchell Armand

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Discover Haiti's Entrepreneurs & Businesses:
Dr. Margaret Mitchell Armand : Author, Conflict Mediator and Peacemaker

margaret mitchell armandDr. Margaret Mitchell Armand is a lifelong ambassador of Haitian Vodou tradition and culture. She advocates understanding and respect for the culture of Haitian people, which she believes must be fostered by a national education program and political platform rooted in decolonization and peace building.

As an author, her latest book "Healing in the homeland - Haitian Vodou Tradition", locates the historical oppressive conjuncture at the root of the persistent Haitian national division and offers peace building solutions. She believes that "Haitians need to define themselves in their own terms. As long as Haitian people are afraid to take ownership of their traditional practices and values, they will not be able to reclaim their nation."

5211653In 1980, Margaret was the first Haitian-American certified teacher to be hired by Broward County School System in Florida. She ran for political office in 1998 and is currently a member of the Broward Cultural Council. Throughout her career as an educator, licensed psychotherapist and Supreme Court family mediator, she has used her conflict transformation skills to empower individuals and families.

Margaret was born and raised in Haiti and, as an adult, has lived in New York, Pennsylvania and Texas before settling in Haiti and Plantation, Florida in 1979. She earned a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University.

To purchase her books and for more information visit: www.margaretmitchellarmand.com

 


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Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs and Businesses, a feature developed by the Embassy of Haiti, introduces readers to the many talents that Haiti offers. The Embassy will regularly highlight Haiti’s entrepreneurs and businesses. Inclusion in this feature does not imply an endorsement of the person, business or service. If you would like to nominate a Haitian entrepreneur for this feature, please submit their name and bio along with your contact information using the comment section of our website feedback form. Thank you for your continued support.

Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses - Nadjejda Chapoteau

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Discover Haiti's Entrepreneurs & Businesses:
Nadjejda Chapoteau : Career Transition and Wellness Coach

Nadjejda ChapoteauHaitian-American Nadjejda Chapoteau was born in Boston, MA, grew up in Haiti and has been living in the U.S. for over 22 years. She currently lives in Washington, DC after living in Miami, FL for over 18 years. Nadjejda is a Certified Professional Coach and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practioner through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). She’s passionate about life, people and making a difference. Nadjejda also has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and leadership. Prior to taking the entrepreneurial route, she gained over 12 years experience working with diverse populations in the profit and nonprofit sector as a Credential Evaluator and Case Manager.

Nadjejda’s passion of empowering people to live a life they love is what led her to coaching especially after taking a trip to Haiti in 2011 where she visited a camp and met these 2 Haitian kids that looked up to her and wanted more out of life. She always wanted to make a difference in Haiti and realized she wans’t making a difference where she was currently working. “I believe we all have a life purpose and fulfilling it makes us feel alive which has a positive impact on the world.”

Nadjejda Chapoteau pic1Nadjejda gets really excited helping people find their own voice, explore their life purpose and fulfill it. To her, discovering and fulfilling our purpose is our way to share our unique light with the world. Her own journey to her calling hasn’t been a straight line and she shares it with others to inspire, empower, motivate and encourage them to step out of their comfort zone to create and have the life they desire.

Nadjejda combined her passions of coaching, yoga and zumba and founded her business Light of Haiti in late 2012. She offers primarily life and wellness coaching services through Love Light Coaching, the coaching section of Light of Haiti. As a Certified Zumba Instructor who is currently not teaching regularly, she will have zumba classes in her own events and will offer those services to nonprofit organizations looking to add some additional fun attraction to their fundraising events. As a Yogi and aspiring yoga teacher she plans on having yoga and meditation retreats in Haiti in the near future.

Nadjejda Chapoteau pic2Light of Haiti stands for empowerment, transformation and life balance. It is spreading love, light and transformation through life, career transition and wellness coaching. Light of Haiti’s mission is to equip people with empowering tools to create and have a life they love by getting out of the dark and stepping into and remaining in the light.

As a coach, Nadjejda works with individuals who are committed to themselves and are ready to step out of their comfort zone in order to create a life they love. Her specialties are helping professional women find their own voice, create and have a life and career they love and helping people who struggle with having a healthy lifestyle and a spiritual practice.

Nadjejda’s coaching approach is a holistic one. Looking at the whole allows her to look at every area of her clients' lives as one affects the other. She incorporates spirituality into her coaching practice with clients who are open to it.

Nadjejda Chapoteau pic3She is known for her contagious energy, fun, determined, giving and passionate personality. Her coaching style is compassionate, caring, inspiring, fun and creative. She offers her clients a safe place to share their deepest thoughts and desires as this allows them the ability to show up as their true selves. As a result, people who work with her feel fulfilled, empowered and get in action creating a life they love.

In addition to doing one-on-one and group coaching, Nadjejda also works with organizations wanting to expose their employees to wellness and especially those who serve at risk youth. She conducts workshops and speaks on wellness, values, life purpose, the importance of having a spiritual practice and other life and wellness related topics.

Nadjejda takes her work seriously and one of her visions for her business is to be able to make a difference in Haiti by giving back in sponsoring programs that empower Haitians.

“I believe that if everyone has a life and career they love, our world will be a better place and through my work, I’m contributing on making a world a better place. The world needs more love.”

As over 80% of coaching is done over the phone, Nadjejda has and is able to work with people all around the world via Skype.

Nadjejda Chapoteau, MPA, CPC, ELI-MP
Career Transition and Wellness Coach
Light of Haiti, LLC

Web: www.lightofhaiti.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lovelightcoaching
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoveLightCoach 

 


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Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs and Businesses, a feature developed by the Embassy of Haiti, introduces readers to the many talents that Haiti offers. The Embassy will regularly highlight Haiti’s entrepreneurs and businesses. Inclusion in this feature does not imply an endorsement of the person, business or service. If you would like to nominate a Haitian entrepreneur for this feature, please submit their name and bio along with your contact information using the comment section of our website feedback form. Thank you for your continued support.

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