J A M A I C A (But It Doesnâ€™t Have to Be)
The Courtleigh Auditorium 8 St. Lucia Avenue, New Kingston
Saturday, November 2, 2013 6 p.m to 8 p.m.
Paul Carrick Brunson (PaulCBrunson.com) | In the last three years, Paul (also known as Oprah’s Love Guru and The Modern Day Matchmaker) has become internationally recognized as one of the most successful matchmakers and life coaches. As a former investment banker turned world’s first African American matchmaker, Paul has served over 500 clients directly and collectively through live events and social media and matched over 3,000 people on dates.
In 2012, he received a NAACP Image Award nomination for his first book entitled: It’s Complicated: But It Doesn’t Have to Be – A Guide for Finding and Keeping Love, which made the bestsellers’ list in four months.
More About Paul
He is a Dell Inspire 100 honoree and a Georgetown University alumnus (MBA). Paul was recognized as iDate’s Best matchmaker and Best Relationship Coach as well as receiving numerous other accolades in the field. A talk show favorite Paul has appeared on shows including The Talk, an un-precedented 5 times in 5 months, as well as the Wendy Williams Show, Anderson Cooper’s show, Dr. Drew’s Life Changers, Katie Couric, Rachel Ray and Good Morning America, to name a few. He has appeared on two shows on the Oprah Winfrey Network: Lovetown, USA and Oprah and Rainn Presents: SoulPancake. In addition, Paul Brunson is a blogger for Essence Magazine and appeared alongside T.D Jakes, Oprah Winfrey and other influential personalities at the 2013 Megafest in Texas.
Paul, The Family Man
37-year old Paul Brunson, a proud Christian, is happily married to Jill (for twelve years). They met as college students at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Jill is his business partner and together reside in Washington D.C, U.S.A with Kingston, their three year old son. The Brunson family’s newest addition (another son) will make his entry at the end of November 2013. The former investment banker comes from a long line of nuclear family structure dating as far back as slavery. Paul is proud of his maternal Jamaican heritage and ‘plugs’ Jamaican favorites such as ackee and saltfish, coffee and Red Stripe beer every chance he gets.
Paul C. Brunson, The Jamaican Story
Paul is connected to Jamaica through his mother, Pauline Brunson (nee Lewis), and his grandmother who was raised in Keith, Discovery Bay, St. Ann. Pauline later migrated to the United States of America where she met and married Curtis Brunson, an American from South Carolina. Paul, along with Jill, paid homage to his maternal roots by visiting the Keith community during a recent trip to the North Coast. As a child Paul would visit the city of Kingston to see his grandfather. The outings to the ‘big’ city inspired Paul, coupled with stories told by his grandfather about the city, so much so his firstborn bears the name (Kingston). Brunson’s visit to Kingston, Jamaica on Sat., Nov. 2 will have special meaning for many reasons including: 1. He will be re-discovering the place seen as a young child. This means Nov. 2nd will be Paul’s first trip to Kingston as an adult! 2. It will be one of the final overseas trips (a world wide tour) before welcoming his second son (end of November 2013) and before returning to a hectic Christmas/New Year; and 3. A special opportunity to give thanks at his 2013 Thanksgiving family dinner;
Paul, the Philanthropist
Philanthropist Paul was also honoured with the JAMPACT* Impact Award in New York City on June 29, 2013 for cofounding and chairing a foundation that focuses on school rehabilitation in the U.S. and Jamaica (Keith town in Discovery Bay, St. Ann, the birthplace of his mother and grandmother). About JAMPACT*: Jamaica Impact Inc. (“JAMPACT”) is a certified 501(c) non-profit organization in New York City consisting of a diverse group of young Jamaican professionals, students and friends of Jamaica. It aims to use its collective energies, intelligence, and resources as an impetus for progress in Jamaica.
Paul, the Author
Book Publisher: Gotham/Penguin Group Paul’s best selling book is available at: Amazon, Walmart.com & Barnes & Nobles. In Jamaica, Paul’s book “It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be)”is available at Bryan’s Bookstores Ltd – Kingston, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay.
THE PLACE TO STAY
S PA N I S H CO U R T H OT E L 926.0000 1 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica www.spanishcourthotel.com
Courtesy of Mayberry Tel: 929-1909 www.mayberryinv.com
Relationships: It's Complicated JAMAICA (But It Doesn't Have to Be). The event featured Oprah Winfrey Network(OWN)'s Paul C. Brunson | http...