Episode 38

Published on:

10th Dec 2020

Go Beyond Yourself, with Antoine Boynton

Amplifying Black Voices, with Antoine Boynton, MBA

Antoine is Executive Director of Public Relations and Institutional Development at Athens Technical College. He shares with us the pivotal moment within him when he realized enough is enough: the heart-breaking atrocity of George Floyd. That's when he found himself rising to ensure his and other voices were no longer silenced.

Antoine authentically shares his experience facing hateful rhetoric. He expresses his love, passion, and pride for the Country, as an American. He shares values his parents instilled in him to “treat everyone right, walk with respect, show respect. We just need to talk to each other”. 

Antoine suggests that we all get out of our comfort zone, walk around and meet people, talk to people, humanize everyone. Do something you would not usually do.

Change is on the horizon, the hope of the younger generation not having the same prejudices, where color of the skin does not matter. Antoine offers ideas to further expand the youth’s potential to change the racial inequality. He says, "Keep your kids connected to extra-curricular activities where they are exposed to different people with different point of views."  

Key highlights:

  • Respect other’s opinions
  • Have honest open discussions
  • Open your mind’s to new viewpoints
  • No more yelling and hateful words
  • Try to understand others and in doing so proceed with kindness. 
  • Meet your neighbors
  • Join a group you wouldn’t normally
  • Expand realm of experience to try to understand where others are coming from.

Connect with Antoine at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoineboynton/


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Entelechy Leadership Stories
Leaders with a higher vision to achieve their full potential
A series of unique interviews with successful people in many fields. Leaders who are innovating, building, and guiding organizations, with a higher vision and how they put their values into practice to achieve the full potential, of themselves and their organizations.

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Mark Stinson

Mark Stinson has earned the reputation as a “brand innovator” -- an experienced marketer, persuasive writer, dynamic presenter, and skilled facilitator. His work includes brand strategy and creative workshops. He has contributed to the launches of more than 150 brands, with a focus on health, science, and technology companies. Mark has worked with clients ranging from global corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups. He is a recipient of the Brand Leadership Award from the Asia Brand Congress and was included in the PharmaVoice 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life-Sciences Industry.