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'I'm Not Yelling! I'm Dominican' podcast is hosted by Nachi and Damaris, two sisters raised in The Bronx, New York, by amazing Dominican parents. They experienced growing up in two separate cultures, which sometimes brought conflict when adapting to American traditions. Still, at the same time, they took much pride in their roots. Through bi-weekly fun conversations with friends and family, they will explore everyday life topics that have shaped their lives and talk about alternatives to vib ...
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Discover the vibrant soul of the Dominican Republic with "The Simply Dominican Podcast" your weekly podcast escape hosted by Simply Dominican. Dive into a realm where the tropical rhythm of the Caribbean meets luxury, where every episode unfolds the island's hidden gems, breathtaking landscapes, and the exclusive luxury villas awaiting you. From the tranquil retreats in Punta Cana to the adventure-laced pathways of Jarabacoa, each week, we unveil destinations to ignite your wanderlust. Indul ...
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Wondering about the name? It's from Jesus' parable in Luke 17:7-10 and reminds us that the essence of missions is service to others. The Worthless Servants podcast is a product of the Church of the Nazarene that emphasizes God’s mission, culture, and healthy church. Join us for 30 minutes every two weeks as missionaries and missions leaders serving in Latin America and the Caribbean provoke learning and conversation on a local and global level.
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A podcast by missionaries for missionaries, pastors, and laypeople giving them a front-row seat to mission work in the Dominican Republic. The purpose is to encourage believers in their walk of faith and give practical missional ways to reach their own community.
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The Travel Agents podcast details the experiences of hosts Brian and Will as they travel around the US and the World. Brian and Will are travel agents for a family-owned business with over 100 years of experience. Their aim is to provide practical information on each location such as what to see, where to go, the prices to expect, and some other helpful information you might receive from your local travel agent in a fun and entertaining way.
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Welcome to this engaging audio series designed to guide new, aspiring, and experienced local Chiefs of Party and other project leaders through the essentials of leading a USAID-funded project with foresight and excellence. Whether you're navigating the USAID landscape for the first time or seeking to sharpen your skills, we're here to provide the guidance you need to navigate the unique challenges of this role. Each episode in this series distills the essence of effective project management, ...
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to episode two of Travel Talk on The Travel Agents podcast! Today, we'll cover everything you need to know about planning the perfect cruise vacation. We'll dive into the key components of how to plan for a cruise: Cruise Line Differences: Learn how different cruise lines, like Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Carniva…
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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Dominican Republic, a Caribbean paradise brimming with diverse attractions. From the historic streets of Santo Domingo’s Zona Colonial to the pristine beaches of Punta Cana, this guide covers the top 15 must-visit destinations. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Samaná Bay, explore the lush landscap…
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode of the Travel Agents Podcast, hosts Brian and Will discuss their recent experiences in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. They highlight Punta Cana's beautiful all-inclusive resorts, stunning beaches, and excellent service. Brian shares his first visit to Punta Cana, despite it being a top seller at Chima Travel…
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Corporate America isn't your family—it's a team and, sometimes, a battlefield. In this episode of "I'm Not Yellin' I'm Dominican," Nachi and Damaris navigate the complex realities of being Black women in the workplace. We shatter the myth of corporate loyalty, sharing personal journeys and highlighting the importance of self-advocacy and strategic …
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Discover the ambitious "Vision 2030" plan by Grupo De Valle, a leading hospitality company in the Dominican Republic. With a projected investment of US$500 million, they aim to build over 20 hotels and add 4,500 rooms across the country by 2030. This initiative will not only boost the local tourism sector and create thousands of jobs but also intro…
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Send us a Text Message. In our first episode of Travel Talk, Brian and Will talk about all you need to know about European trains. How early should you arrive at the station? What's the difference between international trains and regional trains? What do I do with my luggage? How to protect yourself from scams, and so much more! Check out our blog …
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Send us a Text Message. Tracing your family roots back to Italian towns and discovering how a $12 Aperol Spritz can signal an expensive restaurant is a rare experience. In this episode, Brian and Will are joined by special guest Nick Finelli of Finelli Ironworks. They explore what it's like to uncover your family heritage in a foreign country, with…
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Unlock the secrets to radiant skin and a healthier you. Our enlightening chat with Ericka Nicole, founder of luxury skincare brand Silken, traverses the often-neglected ties between nourishment and skin vitality. From our struggles with food allergies and their influence on our complexion, we underscore the importance of a skincare routine that's a…
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In this enriching episode, we delve into the literary influences that have shaped the ministries of Gary and Jason. Both of them agree with the adage that "leaders are readers." Numerous authors have profoundly impacted their approach to ministry, with a special focus on the late Henry Blackaby, whose works have left an indelible mark on their spir…
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This episode brings you a very exciting update from Iglesia Bautista Evangelica de Macoris, which embarked on a bold mission in October 2023 to reach an unreached area of San Pedro de Macoris. Under the leadership of missionary Doug Hodges, the church has been diligently ministering to this community for the last six months. Despite the slow start …
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Discover the upcoming renovations at Teeth of the Dog Golf Course, Casa de Campo. Starting January 2025, this iconic course will undergo major enhancements, blending historical charm with modern playability. Learn how these changes will boost tourism and benefit the local community. ▶▶ CLICK BELOW TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE https://simplydominican.co…
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Unlock the secrets of modern medicine's evolution and the dominating presence of Big Pharma as we, Nachi and Damaris, guide you through the transformative era post-Flexner Report. Uncover startling truths about the pharmaceutical industry's foundation on petrochemicals, spurred by industry giants like John D. Rockefeller. We dissect the intricate r…
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When it comes to celebrating your dream wedding, few destinations can rival the enchanting allure of the Dominican Republic. This Caribbean paradise offers an unbeatable combination of natural beauty, affordable luxury, and rich cultural traditions that make it the perfect choice for couples looking to tie the knot in an unforgettable setting. ▶▶ C…
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In this exciting episode, we spotlight the remarkable journey of missionary Gary Hale, who has served for decades as both team leader and pastor of Iglesia Bautista Evangelica de Macoris in San Pedro de Macoris. After years of dedicated service, Gary felt God's call to step down and pass the pastoral baton to Carlos Rijo, a national pastor. This tr…
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Learn why leading with compassion is critical in the high-stakes world of international development and humanitarian assistance. Discover ways chiefs of party can foster supportive, human-centered workplaces through deep listening, validating emotions, kind gestures, compassionate policies, frequent check-ins, and more. When people feel cared for, …
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“A COP’s Blueprint for Impactful Communications” is your strategic guide to mastering impactful communication in USAID projects. Donna Vincent Roa provides the blueprint to craft messages that resonate and drive action. This episode is essential for leaders looking to inspire, engage, and align their teams and stakeholders. Effective communication …
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“Strategic Spending Mindset: Making Every USAID Dollar Count” delves into the strategic nuances of USAID project budgeting. Join Donna Vincent Roa to learn how to optimize every aspect of your project’s financials. This podcast is essential for chiefs of party who seek to turn USAID funding into lasting impacts. Mastering the allocation and managem…
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Step into the world of strategic foresight with “Navigating Uncertainty: Mastering Risk in development and humanitarian assistance Projects.” Donna Vincent Roa equips you with the insights and tactics to anticipate and mitigate risks in your USAID projects. This episode is essential for every chief of party seeking to convert challenges into opport…
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In “Data to Story: Reporting Your Impact Narrative,” Donna Vincent Roa transforms the concept of USAID reporting from a procedural task to a powerful storytelling tool. This essential episode empowers chiefs of party to craft reports that resonate with stakeholders, turning data and objectives into a compelling narrative of development and humanita…
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This episode offers a deep dive into the chief of party role, emphasizing the power of stakeholder engagement in USAID projects. Donna Vincent Roa brings actionable insights on transforming stakeholder networks into strong project alliances. Ideal for leaders looking to drive meaningful development and humanitarian assistance outcomes, this podcast…
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“Goals That Grow” is your five-minute masterclass in engaging teams with SMART goals for USAID projects. Dr. D. offers invaluable insights into making goal-setting a shared journey that motivates and mobilizes your team. This episode is essential listening for new chiefs of party seeking to craft a clear, actionable roadmap to success. Tune in and …
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Dive into “Roots of Resilience: Strategic Local Collaborations” for a masterclass in fortifying your USAID project through powerful local partnerships. Dr. Roa offers a blueprint to elevate your chief of party role beyond transactional interactions, transforming local alliances into enduring pillars of success. With real-world examples, she paints …
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Step into “The Agile Leader: Infusing Startup Energy into USAID Projects,” a compelling narrative designed for new chiefs of party ready to embrace innovation. Dr. D. guides you through instilling a startup mentality and design thinking in your project, creating a resilient and adaptable culture. This episode is a treasure trove of actionable insig…
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As a USAID chief of party, you are the primary storyteller of your project. Crafting a compelling narrative that resonates with stakeholders is key. Identify your core impact. Use data and testimonials as foundations. Share relatable human stories that evoke empathy. Structure your narrative with a beginning, middle, and end. Use accessible languag…
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This is a five-minute masterclass for chiefs of party dedicated to the high-impact world of USAID projects. You’re more than a leader; you’re a human navigating the demands of an intense career while striving for personal fulfillment. This episode offers a tapestry of strategies to weave work-life balance into your daily routine, ensuring you lead …
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Embark on a journey to master the art of public speaking with “Speak with Impact: The Leader’s Guide to Compelling Oratory.“ This narrative is a treasure trove for chiefs of party seeking to voice their vision with clarity and passion. Learn to craft compelling narratives, use silence strategically, and engage your audience with empathy. Discover h…
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Fostering strategic relationships with your home office amplifies impact. Establish clear communication channels. Align goals through collaborative planning. Address challenges together. Deliver quality work and celebrate shared achievements. Deepen bonds by instituting new touchpoints like virtual workshops. Let partnership lift potential. The con…
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Discover how to tap into intuition and emotions as a leader strategically. Regain balance by complementing data-driven decisions with your innate wisdom. With reflection and a willingness to listen inward, your intuition and feelings reveal powerful insights to guide you. ******* Created exclusively for new and aspiring Chiefs of Party, this microc…
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Dive into “Make Your Mark: The Art of Bold Decision-Making,“ a must-listen to episode for USAID-funded project’s chiefs of party looking to elevate their leadership. Discover how to blend data with intuition, seek diverse perspectives, and communicate decisions with conviction. This episode is not just about making tough calls—it’s about learning t…
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Tune into “Leading the Charge: What it Takes to Be a Rock Star Chief of Party“ for a backstage pass into transformative leadership. This episode hits the high notes on how to harmonize USAID’s structure with your team’s creativity. Learn actionable steps to inspire, engage, and celebrate your way to success. Whether you’re a new COP or looking to a…
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Dive into the decisive first 90 days of a chief of party’s journey, unlocking strategies to deliver quick wins and foster trust in USAID-funded projects. This narrative offers a treasure trove of insights. It’s packed with actionable advice, empowering you to lead with vision, establish credibility, and inspire your team from the get-go. Tune in to…
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This episode takes a deep dive into the often-overlooked mental and emotional toll of missionary work. Serving on the mission field isn't just about spreading faith and building communities; it also involves constant cultural and linguistic navigation that can lead to severe mental exhaustion. We explore how everyday tasks, such as a simple visit t…
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In this heartfelt episode, we delve into the deeply personal and often painful experience of serving as a missionary abroad while dealing with the health decline of parents back in the United States. Through candid and personal stories, Jason and Gary explore the emotional and logistical challenges that come with being oceans away during such criti…
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Join us as we explore the exciting new venture of our mission team, DR Vision, which is constructing a mission villa designed to host visiting groups in the Dominican Republic. This episode dives into how the villa will not only serve as a retreat but also as a strategic hub for spiritual enrichment. The intentionally immersive environment aims to …
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Learn how to engage your COR for compliance and as a strategic thought partner for project success. Discover tips like consistent communication, collaborating on plans, involving CORs in decisions, and elevating them to trusted advisors. Let these lessons from CORs unlock stronger partnerships and leadership impact! ******* Created exclusively for …
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Indulge in the ultimate high-end escape in the Dominican Republic, where luxurious experiences await at every turn. Explore Defining Luxury In The Dominican Republic today. ▶▶ CLICK BELOW TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE https://simplydominican.com/unveiling-the-essence-of-luxury-in-the-dominican-republic-what-sets-it-apart/ ▶▶ CLICK BELOW TO CONTACT US ht…
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This episode explores the world of branded residences, offering insights into their unique appeal, financial performance, regulatory landscape, and the role of property management companies in delivering a luxurious living experience. ▶▶ CLICK BELOW TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE https://simplydominican.com/uncover-the-luxury-of-branded-residences-what-y…
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Immerse yourself in unparalleled opulence at the Dominican Republic's premier golf courses. Find your slice of heaven amid the lush fairways and pristine greens. ▶▶ CLICK BELOW TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE https://simplydominican.com/elite-golf-courses-dominican-republic/ ▶▶ CLICK BELOW TO CONTACT US https://simplydominican.com/contact-us/ ▶▶ CALL US N…
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Uncovering the ideal beach club in the Dominican Republic is a journey worth taking, given the country's selection of unparalleled, exclusive beach clubs. This guide lights the path to these exceptional spots, showcasing the best in lively vibes and opulent comforts. ▶▶ CLICK BELOW TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE https://simplydominican.com/exclusive-beac…
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Experience the best of the Dominican Republic's North Coast, from idyllic beaches and heart-pumping water sports to captivating historical sites and vibrant cultural experiences. Book your dream Caribbean vacation today! ▶▶ CLICK BELOW TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE https://simplydominican.com/mark-wahlberg-home-dominican-republic/ ▶▶ CLICK BELOW TO CONT…
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The relationship you build with your COR or AOR is the bedrock upon which project success is built. This episode offers insights and strategies and the inspiration to transform a bureaucratic necessity into a dynamic partnership. Tune in to become a chief of party who doesn’t just manage but leads with connection and collaboration at the forefront,…
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USAID-funded project Chiefs of Party must expertly navigate the agency’s elaborate policies, procedures, and personnel to steer projects successfully. This podcast reveals insider tips for harnessing USAID systems-from immersing in ADS guidelines to collaborating with Agreement Officers, Contracting Officer's Representatives, and Activity Managers.…
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Welcome to the "Chief of Party to Chief of Party - Success in Your First 90 Days" microcast. Hosted by Dr. Donna Vincent Roa, a certified development project director, this series is your go-to for daily bursts of leadership insights tailored for USAID-funded project leaders. Today’s episode sets the stage for the crucial first 90 days, focusing on…
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