“A powerhouse, enthusiastic, passionate, vibrant”
These are just a few of the words that Bridgette’s friends use to describe her.
My friendship with Bridge B began in 2010 when I walked into a presentation that she was delivering. She is a woman, who like many of us, is always on the go juggling the many hats of life –
a woman of God, daughter, aunt, friend, sister, entrepreneur, blogger…
I sat down with Bridge B to get a better picture behind the woman who has such a genuine love for life and a drive to help people succeed.
Bridgette was born to parents Godwin (Bunny) and Barbara. She grew up in Kingston Jamaica with her two younger sisters Cathy and Marsha. She attended Ivy Campbell Preparatory, The Queens High School and The University of the West Indies.
When I asked her what was the most important thing to her, without hesitation her response was “God!” Whatever she does, she does unto Him first and her relationship with Him helps her with her other relationships.
When asked to describe herself, she threw her head back in laughter and exclaimed between outbursts:
“Yuh tink a now mi a try sum up Bridgette Bucknor?!”
When the hysterical laughter subsided, she managed to say:
“I try to understand things, such as why do people break up, why don’t people say what they mean, why do some people succeed. I am always exploring the functions of outcomes and behavioural things.
I always share and teach what I have learnt.
There are many facets to me and it is difficult to use just one sentence. At my core, I try to always do the right thing and I love a good joke.”
What drives her to get up everyday?
Like most of us, Bridge B has seen some ups and downs along her journey. In the past, she from serious pain and struggled to get out of bed.
Now, she is just so thankful that she is no longer in pain and her passion for life gets her up everyday. She sees everyday as a new opportunity to impact her world.
The one thing she would love to be able to do
“Save underprivileged people.”
She said with such great conviction.
It is Bridge B’s view that network marketing can provide her with significant disposable income that she can then use to help people who are really experiencing hardships.
“Imagine anonymously paying school fees, or paying hospital bills, or fixing peoples’ houses. There are people out there who just cannot afford these things. To help these people is a real dream of mine.”
“Also, I want to show the children who you are always seeing on the streets and at the stop lights that they can dream again. By ascertaining and fostering their skills set, talents and gifts, they can see life differently.”
“We can redirect our youth from a life of crime and prepare them for the workforce by building their self-esteem, providing supplemental education, personal development, creative and critical thinking and encouraging and empowering them.”
As a child, what career did she want to pursue?
“Yuh want di list in alphabetical or age order?”
She asked with humour and sarcasm.
“I wanted to be a vet, a lawyer, a sports medicine physiotherapist, an entrepreneur, a pilot. I wanted to do everything except what I am currently doing.”
Bridge B currently owns and operates a traditional business in custom broking – Glocal Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders.
She also distributes products for major lifestyle diseases such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes through her franchise with Unicity International.
In closing, she offered these words of encouragement: the price for success is dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things that you want to see happen.