Meet Our Team
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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.

Meet Our Team
Thecla Deterville

MBA, CMC, Certified Life Coach, FranklinCovey License Facilitator

Managing Director

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.

Our Staff

Patricia Joseph

Administrative Assistant

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 Primus-Regis

Office Assistant

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. She has been employed with Celestial Self Development Centre since 2015.


Her main roles are providing administrative assistance and support to the CSDC team, associates and cooperate clients and serving as the Client Service Coordinator for FranklinCovey East Caribbean, franchise of FranklinCovey Co.


In 2018, Princess was awarded a Certificate of Completion from FranklinCovey for successfully completing Helping Clients Succeed: Qualifying Opportunities, Filling Your Pipeline, and Closing the Sale, a course designed for sales professionals.


Princess responsibilities include, assisting region sales tracking, and communication with external clients and other administrative duties as needed; coordinate accurate and timely delivery of various aspects of company seminars: seminar materials, appropriate presenter, assessment tools, materials, etc; prepare and design event flyers, proposals, manuals/guides/handouts and PowerPoint Presentations for public and private work-sessions;  and support clients by researching and answering questions regarding curricula, pricing, facilitator training.


Princess possess a number of excellent and resourceful skills and competences which helps her to carry out her professional duties effectively. She is proficient in the use of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Princess is a quick learner who over the years she has developed the ability to learn through action and observing others.


Princess is a graduate of Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and holds an Associate Degree in Applied Arts – 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



  • MS Environmental Management
  • Certified General Accountant (Chartered Accountant)
  • Economics& Management (Honors)
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.

Trescia Jeanine Fricot-Mortley – Strategic Human Resource Consultant (HRC)

Jeanine has over 20 years of experience in the management and development of the most valuable resource of any organization – its People, which has leveraged her to add value at both the strategic and operational levels of management. She has a passion for understanding human behaviour in organizations. This passion is coupled with extensive experience working in the field of human resources and general management within the region, in the tourism public and private sectors, as a Management Consultant at Grace Thalma Associates (Trinidad) and a Trainer at the Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.


Jeanine has a degree in business management and certifications in human re-source development, with a strong background in developing HR policy, procedures, and processes, as well as monitoring and evaluating HR operations.


Jeannine is a recent addition to the cadre of highly skilled associates of Celestial Self Development Corporation and will lend her skills and expertise in Human Resource Management and Development to the execution of our mandate “Developing Human Potential.