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Check Out Chrisrichard JeanBaptiste’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chrisrichard JeanBaptiste.

Hi Chrisrichard, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I am a first-generation Haitian American who was born in New York. My parents, Esther and Isidor JeanBaptiste moved to the United States in the 1980s to escape the poverty and violence in Haiti.

They were looking to build a life that would grant multiple opportunities as they worked hard to feed four children. (I played football in high school and went to college to further my education).

During the pandemic, I noticed America was becoming divided more than ever. This beautiful country that I grew up in was falling apart. The environment my parents escaped from in Haiti was developing in America.

My close friends and neighbors were bickering nonsensically over political and medical stances. It broke my heart that rather than uniting during these hard times we were moving apart. I came up with the name Project Mercury, as Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. I would like this project to represent light being brought to the people of this country during these dark times.

My three children have inspired me to push forward with this project as when I leave this planet my children and great-grandchildren will be here. The desired outcome of this project is to invigorate America and its people out of its downward spiral. To bring America to the glory and magnificence that we all know she is capable of.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The struggle we had with this project is having people see that America is falling apart. Helping people see that division does not have to be our norm.

A lot of people are so lost in the constant back and forth that they have lost the way of our forefathers, “United we stand, divided we fall”.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I work as an Operations Manager in Supply Chain and manage more than 100 workers. I am known for my leadership and organizational skills. I provide motivation and a zest for my employers to work safely every day.

Are there any books, apps, podcasts, or blogs that help you do your best?
A few books that I would recommend are Book 1 Lessons by Totukani Amen, The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, and The Art of War by Sun Tzu.

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