Trent Out Loud, the award-winning entrepreneur and founder of Exclucity, helped lay the groundwork for sneaker culture in Canada with his retail chain of sneaker boutiques. 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 a delinquent troubled youth to bankruptcy and welfare, to changing his life around and becoming the founder and CEO of one of the most successful brands in Canada.
From selling Long Tees and Du-rags out of the trunk of his car to building a national brand with over 100 Million Dollars in sales, and employing over 1000 people, everybody wanted to know how he did it. October 2021 on the 15th anniversary of Exclucity Trent released his books and told the unfiltered truth. Both of Trent's books made it onto Amazon's top 10 list, and Book 2 broke the top 5, landing at the #4 spot. Both books are a must read!
Adding to his portfolio, this serial entrepreneur has recently branched out into media, launching The Trent Out Loud Podcast. A daily show uniquely discussing Pop culture, Entertainment & Headline news. Trent's past experience in music, acting and modeling, mixed with his outspoken, loud and witty delivery makes his show stand out amongst a crowded industry.
You can listen to the Trent Out Loud Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts or you can watch it on YouTube. New shows are available weekdays at 7pm.
Trent is the recipient of the 2022 RBC Royal Bank Young Entrepreneur x BBPA Harry Jerome Award.
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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.