We had the good fortune of connecting with Jonathan Dalberiste and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jonathan, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
Being a parent is a major responsibility. I take pride in making sure I’m setting the best examples in all aspects of my life. Whether it’s showing my kids the value of a happy and healthy marriage, or showing them that hard work and perseverance can pay off. Letting my kids know that it’s ok to fail sometimes as long as you’ve tried best. Failure is only a stepping stone to success. It’s also very important that my kids know that they don’t have to be put in a box. My kids get to see that daddy wears many hats. One day dad is a Dental Hygienist, another day he can be a Realtor, and on a different day he can be a Choir Director, singer/songwriter, vocal arranger and producer. But the one thing that is constant and the most important, is showing and telling them that none of it is possible without God.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
So earlier I mentioned that one of the more important things to me when it comes to raising my kids is showing them that they don’t have to be put in a box. I consider myself to be a man of many talents. I’m a licensed Dental Hygienist, Realtor, Choir Director, singer/songwriter, vocal arranger, and producer. Although I wear many hats, it was not easy to get to this point. It took a lot of hard work and dedication. I’ve been blessed to travel different places through my music and bless so many with my ministry (Jonathan Dalberiste and Relentless Overflow Choir). I’ve also been able to help people find their dream homes through Real Estate, as well as improve peoples confidence by giving them a happy and healthy smile through dentistry. With everything I do, the main thing is being able to make a difference and leave a positive impact on peoples lives.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
So I love music, water, good food, and having fun. I’m from South Florida so we would definitely have to go to the beach to do some water activities; jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing etc. I would also take them to some museums, (maybe The Museum of illusions). We’d also have to do a couple of different activities like axe throwing, an aerial ropes course at Tigerlake in Dania Beach (scary, but really fun). As for food, I’m Haitian American so I like a lot of home cooked meals, so we would probably visit different friends and family homes to eat. I do love a good brunch so I would also do “First Watch”, or if we’re in the mood for some soul food as well, I’d take them to “Just Spoons” (great brunch) or “The Rabbit Hole” (vegan but you can’t tell), both which are black owned. And lastly, we’d have to go check out some good live music. Anywhere we can listen to some Neo Soul, R&B, Jazz, would work.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’ve been blessed to grow up with a great foundation. I was fortunate to have parents (Renold and Marlene Dalberiste) who instilled good morals and values in me at a very early age. I was raised to be respectful and to work hard in everything I did. That great foundation continued at Tabernacle SDA church where I was able to see great examples of God fearing black men, as well as happy marriages.

Throughout my childhood, I’ve been fortunate to have so many great examples. Music is one of the most important things to me and it has been apart of me my entire life. From 6th grade up until college, I played in the school’s Marching band, Jazz band, and Symphonic band. That enabled me to get a full scholarship to play in the band at Jackson State University. Being in the band taught me discipline, dedication, and determination. I’m appreciative of all the levels of music that I went through because each level impacted me in a different way, but my time playing in the band at Miami Northwestern Senior High school probably made the biggest impact on my life. During my time there, I learned so many life lessons from my band director Mr. Christopher Dorsey that would help shape the rest of my life.

Lastly, I’m thankful for love and support. A great support system is important to being successful. My wife has been my biggest supporter. Her love, encouragement, and cheerleading have kept me going. She’s an amazing person and entrepreneur in her own right. Without all of these experiences, I wouldn’t be the man I am today.

Website: https://jonathandalberiste.hearnow.com/

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