John W. Fraser III, 40’s
BA Practice Lead | Certified Coach | Mentor | Keynote Speaker | Transformational Leader | Focused on Purpose, Impact, and Organizational Success at North Highland Consulting
What racial, ethnic, cultural community or communities do you identify with?
Caribbean / African American.
When and how did your family come to the United States? Where were you born?
I was born in Long Island, NY. My family’s heritage is Guyanese & Trinidadian.
What are the strengths and challenges of being Caribbean and African American?
My family is my STRENGTH. I’ve been taught to lead and that can be seen in situations of darkness. As a Black man, I have experienced racism and bigotry.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Having my 2 sons watch me walk across the stage at Syracuse University.
What is one thing you learned or appreciate from your family growing up?
There is so much... but if I had to pick one, the strength to overcome anything.
Do you speak your family's native language? Why or why not?
Occasional Caribbean accent comes out when I’m with my family.
What advice do you have for the younger generations in your Caribbean and African American community?
As my frat brother, John Lewis, said so eloquently said, “When we see something WRONG, NOT RIGHT, NOT JUST - WE WILL SAY SOMETHING”. BE #GOODTROUBLE.
What gives you the greatest joy in life?
Learning something and my family!
Are there any projects you have created that you'd like to share and promote?
Created a YouTube show with 2 of my best friends, Coffee For Your Soul.
Instagram Handles: @fraser_iii | @SnakeEyes4
LinkedIn: John W. Fraser III
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