07 May UNIQUELY BLENDING PASSION WITH MENTORSHIP – CHRISTINE ROBERTS, FOUNDER/OWNER OF CHRISY’s CARE, BARBADOS
“My love and passion for children led me into a space where I’m able to put that passion into action through nurturing children with special needs” said Christine Roberts, Founder and Owner of Chrisy’s Care located in Barbados. Her journey started by caring for a close family friend who had some challenges .
“I also pursued a program in entrepreneurship which focused on knowing your market and niche and that’s when my passion flourished as I knew my niche is caring for children with special needs.”
Established eight (8) years ago, Chrisy’s Care offers an integrated suite of services aimed at ensuring that students become well-rounded to face the world; activities such as social etiquette and external hikes are just a taste of the uniqueness that embellishes the business. Christine believes that young entrepreneurs are always thirsty for knowledge and new business insights such as regulatory guidelines, marketing and finance and that opens the gateway to seek mentorship.
Christine credits a lot of her current success to her mentor Reggie Ramlochan who looks at her business with a holistic eye. As she puts it “Reggie uses the Life Wheel concept which looks at different aspects of the business and recommends the appropriate balance taking into consideration strengths and weaknesses.” Reggie also introduced Christine to the mindfulness philosophy.
Sharing her thoughts on the Sky’s The Limit platform “it was foolproof as I was able to understand and navigate with ease; it also helped in generating a business plan that also assisted with proper direction of my business; it’s also goal-oriented.” She also lauded YBTT on the Group Mentorship initiative which she described as very motivational as it provides an opportunity to exchange learnings. “It helps mentees to build their confidence and grow as an entrepreneur.”
Christine describes her mentorship experience with a Trinidadian mentor as a major cross-cultural opportunity which allows her to look at life and business from a regional perspective.