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Meet Our Team

We approach business, professional and personal development holistically, ensuring that each CSDC intervention is designed to retain relevance within a dynamic workplace or marketplace. Therefore, ours is a multidisciplinary team of experts fielding a range of specialisations. This enables us to consistently provide a level of customization to our client services that makes success assured.

 


Thecla Deterville (Click Here)
Recipient of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture Award for Business Person of the Year 2007, Thecla Deterville is recognized as a compelling force in the Saint Lucian business community. Her in-the-field experience in Operations, Human Resources and Credit Management over thirty years has given her a practical perspective on business management, and this knowledge complemented by an MBA from the University of the West Indies, has secured her the high regard of both the private and public sectors.

 

After a tenure with Barclays Bank International, and the legal firm Deterville and Associates, Thecla Deterville began a dynamic career with Courts St. Lucia Ltd. in 1983. Over the course of 23 years, she maintained an upward trajectory within the organisation moving from the position of Credit Manager, Operations Manager, Director of Human Resource & Corporate Affairs, and then General Manager in 2006. The experience has afforded her a practical understanding of day to day operations, as well as the benefit of policy making proficiency, a big-picture perspective, and workforce mobilisation skills.

 

She has served on several boards of directors, including Courts (St. Lucia) Ltd. Bank of Saint Lucia, National Development Corporation, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, St. Lucia Employer’s Federation, and the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce where she was President for two consecutive terms. She has also served on the Credit Committee of National Research & Development Foundation and was a member of the National Training Committee. She recently served on the Board of Bank of Saint Lucia International Limited and the Water and Sewerage Company.

 

Thecla Deterville has a proven record of success as a trouble shooter, workforce motivator and efficiency and productivity specialist. Her intervention record reflects increased sales, improved productivity and enhanced customer service. A force of character, she is herself intrinsically motivated and disciplined and driven by a commitment to integrity and excellence.

Meet Our Support Team

Our Staff

Cleopatra Ismael

Office Manager
cleopatrai@celestialsdc.com

Cleopatra Ismael is a reliable, success-driven and competent professional, with working experience of over 12 years in the administrative field. She has been employed with Celestial Self Development Centre since the company’s inception in 2008 as the Administrative Assistant.  Ms. Ismael handles the public relations and marketing needs of the office including CSDC social media presence.

 

Cleopatra is a detail-oriented professional, comfortable at multi-tasking, with experience of more than 4 years in implementing administrative systems, research, organisation procedures and policies, and monitoring projects, producing and reviewing reports. She is highly motivated with strong interpersonal skills. Along with being flexible she also has excellent and advanced software knowledge and skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

Cleopatra has worked on a number of projects in the capacity of research and Administrative support during her tenure as Administrative Assistant for Celestial Self Development Centre. Since being employed with Celestial Self Development Centre she has provided administrative support on several projects including the European Union Special Framework Project (Community-Based Eco-Agro Tourism Project), organizational assessment and Capacity Building initiative under the auspices of the European Union ACP Fish 11 to name a few.

 

She has undertaken numerous professional development courses and holds a diploma in Web designing from the Penn Foster Career School International, and is a graduate of the Castries Comprehensive School.

Patricia Joseph

Administrative Assistant
patriciaj@celestialsdc.com

Mrs. Patricia Joseph is a dependable, determined, empathetic and well-organized administrative assistant, with extensive experience in providing clerical support. She has responsibility for the book keeping functions and day to day office administration. Highly approachable individual who has a pleasant attitude and a willingness to assist other. She has had over 12 years’ experience in Business Administration having been employed with Courts (St. Lucia) for over 27 years in administrative and Management positions.

 

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • She has the ability to maintain accounting records as well as all other aspects of project record keeping.
  • First-hand experience in organizing and scheduling appointments and planning details of meeting
  • Qualified to develop and maintain filing systems in accordance with the company’s established procedures and protocols
  • Competent in acting as a sole point of contact for both external and internal agencies and clients

 

Professional Skills & Areas of Expertise:

✓ Reports Reconciliation
✓ Bookkeeping Support
✓ Scheduling
✓ Vendor Liaison
✓ Inventory Management
✓ Correspondence Handling
✓ Calendar Management
✓ Banking Relations
✓ Documentation
✓ Communication

Princess Regis

Office Clerk/Assistant
princessr@celestialsdc.com

Princess is a self-driven, reliable and competent individual who always focuses on the task at hand. She has gained her experience and expertise through working in previous administrative positions for various private businesses. Her main roles at Celestial include recruiting and assisting persons with online education through Education for Advancement (EfA). She has been working with Celestial SDC from 2015 and provides assistance and support in soliciting clients for FranklinCovey East Caribbean business training solutions programs.

 

Princess possess a number of excellent and resourceful skills which helps her to carry out her professional duties effectively. Her skillset includes correspondence handling, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. She has the ability and learned skillset to assist in designing flyers for, planning and executing successful public and private events. Princess is a quick learner who over the years she has developed the ability to learn through action and by doing and observing others.

 

Princess is a graduate of Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration.

Meet Our Associates
Geraldine Lendor–Gabriel – Ms, BSc, CMC

Mrs. Lendor-Gabriel has designed and facilitated numerous workshops and training programs in the areas of finance, credit union management and supervision, environmental management, health and safety and human resource development.

 

Geraldine Lendor- Gabriel is a versatile and adaptable trainer and consultant with strong leadership and inter-personal skills. She is a passionate, enthusiastic, confident and highly motivated individual with a background in learning and development, coaching, mentoring and management in general.  She has had extensive experience working at both a senior strategic and operational level within several organizations and has been able to work alongside a team to ensure the achievement of business objectives.

 

Over the last three years Mrs. Lendor-Gabriel has worked alongside the Celestial Self Development Centre in  providing learning opportunities and career counseling to individual and organizations  to enhance job performance, skill development and the persons overall effectiveness in their jobs and in the society. She  have been able to help organizations and individual meet these challenges through a variety of half- and full-day programs covering diverse topics such as customer service, communication, productivity, supervisory skills, performance management and emotional intelligence.

 

She is experienced to offer services in a number of key areas relevant to this assignment:

  • Internal Controls and Auditing
  • Accounting and Financial Services
  • Inventory Management and Control
  • Human resource management and planning
  • Training and capacity development
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Project Management

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MS Environmental Management
  • Certified General Accountant (Chartered Accountant)
  • Economics& Management (Honors)
Prisca Eristhee-Delice – MA, BSc

Ambitious, creative, dedicated, industrious, intrinsically-motivated, result-driven, trust worthy and proactive Human Resource executive with over fourteen (14) years expertise in building and leading dynamic performing teams.  Proficient in handling labour   issues and regulatory measures. Adept in directing and performing all HR functions including: recruiting, talent development, employee relations, policy design and implementation. Applying and utilizing internet technologies to improve organizational performance.  Exceptional skills in the areas of: leadership, relations management and training.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES/AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Professional

HR Operations Management, Short and Long Term HR Strategy Design, Budgetary Planning/ Compensation,  Process Re-engineering and Change Management, Employment Law, Labour Relations, Recruiting and Staffing, Training and Leadership Development, Benefits, Diversity, Compensation  Administration, Regulatory and Legal Compliance, Corporate Safety and Security, Talent Attraction and Acquisition, Mediation and Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, HR Competency Modelling, Audits (HR and Safety), Performance Management, HR Policy and Procedures, Job Analysis/ Evaluation, Motivational Mapping, Payroll Management Services, Induction, Head hunting Services, Employment Law, Orientation and On boarding, Organizational Development, Data Analysis, HRIS Application (Micro pay, Kronos, Star Track)

 

Adult Learning Training at all levels. Ability to guide and manage a strategic planning processes.

 

Individual

Excellent Presentation Skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher;   Effective Communication Skills; Strong Organizational Skills; Coaching, Mentoring and Guiding Skills. Strong Analytical Skills; Strong Negotiating Skills; Excellent Team Building Skills; Attention to Detail, Consulting and advising, Health and Safety Training, Multitasking, Conflict Management.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M A Business and Management, University of East London, Duncan House, High Street, London United Kingdom, (1996- 1997);

 

  • BSc Industrial Management, University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, (1991 – 1994).
Lydia Anslem-Leonce, MSc

Mrs Anslem Leonce has an Advanced degree in Management Studies with over 15 years’ experience as a Human Resource Manager. She is also a veteran trainer with over 20 years’ experience in workshop design and facilitation, extensive experience in strategic planning, having conducted such exercises in-house and on behalf of employer, and as a Trainer/Facilitator shepherding other organisations through the process. She has experience in managing operations, people and projects and highly experienced in the conducting of strategic reviews, management audits and policy review and redesign. Mrs. Anslem Leonce is the holder of the following qualifications: Master of Science Degree– Management Studies (with a specialty in Human Resource Management.  Bachelor of Science Degree—Management Studies her field of expertise are in the following areas Human Resource Management, trainer training, strategic planning, business counseling, personal development training, organisational development, team building, change management, workshop and training facilitation, human resource development, administration, and business administration training.

 

Lydia Anselm-Leonce a former Civil Servant  has worked in the field of   Human Resource Management, trainer training, strategic planning, business counselling, personal development training, organisational development, team building, change management, workshop and training facilitation, human resource development, administration, and business administration training.

 

Mrs Leonce worked at Saint Lucia Air & Sea Port Authority as the Personnel Manager from 1992 -1995. Mrs Leonce managed the Authority’s Human Resource Management functions to include recruitment and hiring, compensation management, industrial relations, training and development, maintenance and separation, for a staff contingent of approximately 400 established and 1,000 casual workers. She also worked with the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of the Public Service for five to six years and provided technical assistance and business counseling to owners of small and medium sized business for the clientele of the Small Enterprise Development Unit.

 

Mrs Leonce has also conducted Management Audit of the Security Service provided by the Ministry of the Public Service and Human Resource Audit for Saint Lucia Civil Service Association and also a facilitates workshops in the field of Communications.

Keith Milliar

Mr Keith Millar has more than 12 years of management and tourism consulting experience acquired through working with the St Lucia Heritage Tourism Program, the Office of Private Sector Relations and a number of private undertakings. Prior to being a consultant he worked at a senior level in large organizations including, Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, Manager of the City of Castries and as Executive Chairman of the St Lucia Marketing Board. Mr. Millar currently provides of Business Support Services to local and foreign businesses, Associations and Community Groups. This includes Market Research, Market Planning, Feasibility Studies, and Strategic Business Planning.

 

He has also provides training and mentorship to entrepreneurs in rural communities to help them maximise their business potential and expand economic activity within their respective communities.