Rudi Page, Founder, ONELINK.TV, a source for global knowledge sharing and understanding, has been applying the dynamics of “cultural synergy” for over 30 years across Private, Public, Voluntary, Faith and Diaspora sectors. He has a unique approach to providing the means of access, communication and engagement that enable individuals and their institutions to collaborate, build trust and co-operate in the interest of all stakeholders. He has provided mentoring, coaching and enhanced leadership support for numerous individuals from all backgrounds. His disciplined approach to experiential learning ensures that knowledge, skills and expertise is comprehensively transferred between communities, organisations and institutions.
His Cultural Journey began June 1981, as the sales & marketing manager for Dyke & Dryden Ltd, London reporting to Tony Wade, at the time the largest importer of hair care and beauty products for African and Caribbean Communities in the UK and Europe. His marketing mentor was J.C. Douglas from the USA. Following a visit to “Bronner Brothers Show, Atlanta, USA, during July 1982, as part of Dyke & Dryden Ltd Trade & Hairdresser’s Trade mission to Bronner Brothers, Exhibition, Atlanta, USA. He coined the title and co-ordinated the original “Afro Hair & Beauty, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London W1, 19th-20th March 1983 organised by Dyke & Dryden Ltd, opened by lady Pitt who said “Black is beautiful and we must never be tired of saying so or showing how true that is”. He followed that success through Haircare & Beauty ( Europe) with the HAIREX’86 and HAIREX’88 the biggest hairdresser-led shows combining high quality hairstyling techniques, dance, theatre and education. He travelled widely throughout the USA, meeting the founders and senior executives of the major African American Manufacturers and the leading Hair stylists of the era.
He devised and facilitated the internationally-recognised NLTEC/Business Link Synergy Project which provided the model for an unrivalled number of effective and innovative staff, patient and community engagement programmes within the NHS, Higher Education, International Trade, International Development and Community Development sectors. The “Synergy Model” encompasses cultural understanding, technical expertise and all stakeholders must be involved approach to achieving organisational and institutional objectives and goals. The Synergy Model has recently been successfully transformed into ELI (Enhanced Leadership Insights) designed to meet the challenges of organisational and system leadership.
Commerce, Culture and Learning ( Exhibitions, Festivals and Events )
2017 Diaspora Connect Fest, Montego Bay, Jamaica
2012 Passing the Baton Festival ( Awarded the coveted London 2012 Inspire Mark )
2007 Creative Futures: Achieve Your Potential
2007 Mary Seacole Knowledge Sharing Symposium, Spanish Town, Jamaica
2005 Mary Seacole Bi-Centenary Celebrations
1997 North West London Centennial Festival of Culture, Commerce & Education
1996 Diwali Celebrations, Harlesden, North West London
1996 London Domino Festival, London
1995 2nd IDF Domino World Cup, Maypen, Jamaica
1995 2nd Nations Cup, Santiago De Cuba
1994 IDF Nation Cup, Santiago De Cuba ( Cuba v Jamaica v England )
1993 IDF Domino World Cup, Kingston, Jamaica
1988 Hairex 88, Astoria, London
1986 Hairex 86, Kensington, London
1983 Afro Hair & Beauty’83, London
Articles and Essays
Business, Education and Conferences
Caribbean Health System, Programmes and Networks
Diaspora Delivery System
UK Health System, Programmes and Networks