Show Notes

Air Date: 4/27/2021

Supporting Maine’s newcomers and diversity in business

Alyne Cistone joins Nancy on this episode of The PR Maven® Podcast to share her inspiring story, her passions and her vision for the future. Originally from Kenya, Alyne describes how she ended up in Maine and what she loves about the state. She also talks about the work she is doing to help newcomers and diverse groups thrive, including the new television series Elevating Voices, which she co-hosts. Alyne offers some tips to people coming to live in Maine and explains her vision for the future.

3:39 – Alyne talks about how her work has been influenced by who she is based on her experience and passion.

5:54 – Alyne explains why she came to the United States and ended up in Maine.

8:15 – Nancy and Alyne describe Alyne’s TED Talk and her amazing story.

12:27 – Nancy askes Alyne how she was able to do a TED Talk.

14:53 – Alyne talks more about Elevating Voices.

21:06 – Alyne shares what inspires her.

26:54 – Alyne explains her vision for the future.

29:58 – Alyne shares some resources that have helped her.



“You can own a piece of my success, intended or unintended, by acceptance equally by your rejection. That’s one of my favorite lines. People don’t realize that by creating opportunities, we actually create a community where we all come in and enjoy and benefit.” – Alyne Cistone, founder and CEO of Global Tides Consulting LLC



Elevating Voices and Greenlight Maine

Blackwoods Campground

Alyne’s TED Talk: Navigating “The Sea of White” in Maine as a Kenyan

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

C. Love Cookie Project

Bangor Savings Bank


Understanding Your Potential by Myles Munroe

Integrative Inquiry


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About the guest:

Alyne Cistone has two decades of experience working in law, government and the non-profit sector. She is currently the founder and CEO of Global Tides LLC, a Maine-based consulting firm providing a wide range of consulting services to individuals, businesses, nonprofits and governments. Alyne serves on various boards including MCV/MCA, Flying Kites, Open Table MDI, Harambee Entrepreneurship Alliance and is also currently a member of the Board of Trustees at College of the Atlantic where she co-chairs the Board DEI Taskforce. She resides on Mount Desert Island.


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