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10-MINUTE MANAGER: Elmonda Chase-Grant


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Elmonda Chase-Grant

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ARE YOU WHERE you’ve always wanted to be?

No. I am happy where I am but it’s not my intention to remain at this point.

What is your biggest professional challenge?

Knowing that I have a great product, but not the finances to fully see it through at this point. So staying focused in the circumstances can be difficult.

What is your biggest life challenge?

Remaining true to God, self-identity and family in a dynamic and changing environment.

What is your favourite pastime?

Reading and gardening.

What is your favourite meal?

Yam pie with a mouth-watering flying fish filling.

On Saturday nights, where are you most likely to be?

In the pool at the Aquatic Centre, followed by being home relaxing.

What upsets you the most?

Dealing with insincere persons and lawless driving.

When you look into the future, what do you see?

I see myself where I want to be, that is, integrating herbal medicine and orthodox medicine in a way that is safe, effective and beneficial to the client. I also see myself as being able to help clients who have diabetes avoid the complications of diabetes through a holistic education and lifestyle programme.

What is your guiding philosophy?

If life gives you a lemon, make lemonade. You sure can’t eat the lemon but lemonade is palatable.

If you had to manage Barbados for a day, what would you do?

I think I would take the general public into my confidence by listening to them and talking with them, then I would implement the changes in our social and economic system that are best for the country.