The New Hollywood Amazing Men Series
The New Hollywood is all about creating community, support and partnership. More importantly TNH wants to inspire all men and women to Rise Higher, Shine Brighter and to Give Back! As a group of shepherds, not sheep, we feel it’s an important want to also highlight men we respect who consistently add tremendous value to the world. Welcome to TNH Amazing Men Series. We are honored to have them share their wisdom with all of us.
Our next man featured in the TNH Amazing Men Series is fitness trainer Dolvett Quince. Enjoy!
1. Please tell us who you are and what you do?
My name is Dolvett Quince and I’m a trainer on NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ and the New York Times bestselling author of ‘The 3-1-2-1 Diet’.
2. What other amazing men would you nominate? Why?
I would nominate Boris Kodjoe, a personal good friend of mine. Not only is he an astounding actor and former model, but more importantly he’s a great father, husband and role model. I would also nominate Nick Lachey for those very same attributes.
3. Who was/is the most profound male influence in your life and why?
The most profound male influence in my life would have to be John Palmer. John is a cereal entrepreneur and has a company that feeds the military and armed forces. He and his wife are active philanthropists who consistently give back to their community through work with huge corporations and educational institutions such as Coca-Cola and Spellman, just to name a few. Not to mention he has impeccable style and a great love for art. He makes me want to emulate his lifestyle but most importantly his character.
4. Most influential woman in your life and why?
The most influential woman in my life would be my mother. She worked day and night to keep food on the table, clothes on our back, and raised the bar when it came to having morals and standards while keeping education a priority. My hat goes off to my mom.
5. What is your personal motto/mantra?
“How you do anything is how you do everything.”
6. What advice would you give young men (that you wish you had received)? What advice would you give to young women?
My advice to young men is that chivalry is not dead. Honoring a woman means honoring yourself. Open the door for a lady, take out her chair, listen. When you’re doing business, have a firm handshake and look a man in his eyes. Mean what you say and say what you mean.
As for young women, never lose your self respect.
7. What causes are your passionate about and why?
As an adopted child, I’m very passionate about foster care organizations, especially to those pertaining to placing children in homes. As a single father, I am passionate about young men mentoring programs. Helping to cure childhood obesity will always be close to my heart as well. These issues are important to me because each of them have a personal effect on my life in one way or another, and I will see to it that I impact and make a difference in all these areas.
8. How do you contribute to your community and why?
I’m an active supporter of nonprofit organizations such as CHOA – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, The American Heart Association and Got Your 6, which helps veterans transition into civilian life.