Trent Out Loud, the award-winning entrepreneur and founder of Exclucity, helped lay the groundwork for sneaker culture in Canada and his autobiographical debut as an author, “How Sneakers Saved My Life: Book 1”and "How Sneakers Ruined My Life: Book 2", gives you an up close and personal look at the man behind the brand. A child of Jamaican immigrants that went from being on welfare, to CEO of one of the most successful brands in Canada.
From selling Long Tees and Du-rags out of the trunk of a car to ten store fronts that have employed over 1000 people, everybody wants to know how he did it, and now on the 15th anniversary of Exclucity he’s telling the unfiltered truth. Anybody can talk to you about how to get money, how to be a success, but few are willing to be open enough to show you the toll it can take on your soul and mental health to get there.
Trent Out Loud is standing in his truth and his courage will allow many to do the same.
Trent is the recipient of the 2022 RBC Royal Bank Young Entrepreneur x BBPA Harry Jerome Award.
Interviews with Trent
It's a MUST READ book!!!
This book is all about being generous with our story and being brave enough to face our own shadows and transform it into something beautiful to the world! It's all about loss, mental health, and business. Trent reached so deep into his vulnerability, captured his raw emotions into his heart, and translated them to all of us into his book. It's like a 'conversation with a friend', super sensitive, it's real!
Trent spoke out loud his story, fears, and challenges in a moment that we should talk more about these things. His journey is a profunding reminder that there is beauty in our struggle and how we can impact other lives positively with our actions with his entrepreneurial journey.