Welcome to She Leads Podcast Season 6, Episode 4! This episode of She Leads Podcast features Nadege Fleurimond founder of ROAR Consulting. Nadege is an Author, Business Strategist, and Chef who leads her life like the Boss she is. To hear Nadege’s leadership journey, check out her interview as she shares a glimpse into her life story with us!
Nadege has been an entrepreneur for nearly two decades, which has given her a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. She offers great advice on how to reinvent yourself and your business when times get tough, based on her experiences surviving the 2008 recession. This information is extremely timely for our current situation dealing with the Corona Virus, and trying to figure out how to pivot our businesses considering today’s landscape.
Nadege Fleurimond is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and business strategist living life in New York City. Utilizing her Haitian culinary background as a guide, As a chef, Fleurimond pulls a world of flavors from Asian, Latin American and European Cuisines to create tasty events that inspire, motivate and unify. Her catering company, Fleurimond Catering has catered for companies and institutions such as Ann-Hauser Busch, Columbia University, New York City Hall, BET News, and The Colbert Report, as well as notable individuals such as Vivica A. Fox, Al Jareau, and Dr. Mehmet Oz’s organization Healthcorps. Nadege has also catered at the White House.
Nadege is the author of two books. Taste of Life, part cookbook, part memoir, Taste of Life offers readers an opportunity to view their own lives through a culinary lens and appreciate the beauty of food, family, friends, and tasty pleasures. The book is a humorous journey into the life of Nadege Fleurimond as she navigates her way through the world of food and the personal experiences with her family, friends and acquaintances she encounters. Her latest book,Haiti Uncovered, is a culinary travel coffee table cookbook that delves into the Art of Haitian Cuisine and brings into focus the beauty of Haiti through its diverse culinary traditions there by offering Haitians and non-Haitians an opportunity to explore and learn. The beautifully bound and illustrated, hard cover book, presents and represents the dishes, recipes, and cooking traditions, from all the 10 geographical Departments.
Nadege graduated with a degree in Political Science from Columbia University. She is the recipient of the New York Media Alliance’s Ethnic Press Fellowship for 2010, and the 2011 Feet in Two Worlds Food Writers Fellowship from NYC Media. Nadege has appeared on Food Network’s Chopped and has received a US Embassy grant to provide Culinary Diplomacy work utilizing the culinary arts as a tool for empowerment, entrepreneurship, and self-esteem.
Through her own quest for self-discovery, Nadege has learned and wants to reinforce, that the sky is indeed the limit. Who you are is not tied to a job title. Your true self will manifest no matter where you place yourself. Thus, through her ROAR (Reach, Organize, Act, Realize) Living method, she encourages a life of passion and purpose.
“Be Empowered and Empower On” – Nicole Walker