Dr. Nilda Perez I believe I was raised to be a foresight strategist Dr. Perez has more than six years’ experience in foresight strategies and holds a Doctorate of Global Business & Strategic Foresight, a MSW in Clinical Social Work and a BS in Social Science. She is a Certified Coach specializing in Business Strategies, Executive and Professional Coaching. She is also an active member of the Association of Professional Futurists. Her aim is to prepare entrepreneurs and organizations to become thought leaders. She works with those who desire to create breakthrough ideas, initiatives and implement proven business strategies to catapult their business.   What is your background and where did you grow up? I am a native New Yorker from Latino descendent Peruvian (mom) and Puerto Rican (dad). My dad and mom met in New York and raised myself, the eldest, and two other daughters. Dad was a construction contractor but when I was about five years old he decided to start his own business. He found a locale that had burned down and he thought that would be a great pastry and coffee shop. He stood in front of the locale and would talk to people and asked them if they thought it would be a good idea to have a pastry and coffee shop in this venue. My father did market research in the 1960’s way before small businesses even thought about this. He built it and it was very successful. This made him do it again and again. By the time I was ten years old my father owned five businesses in pastry, pizza, caribbean spanish food, and travel. All of which he did very successfully. [...]

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