Meet Our Team - Celestial Self Development Centre
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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
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

 

Stacy Lamontagne
Office Clerk

Stacyl@celestialsdc.com 

 

Stacy Lamontagne is a seasoned Office Clerk with over 9 years in the field of Business Management. Having held positions in Hospitality, Food and Beverage, and Commercial enterprises, she has extensive experience executing administrative tasks and operational management procedures. With a history of cultivating key business relationships in diverse industries, Stacy is able to tailor her skills to meet the needs of various clients.

Stacy is a highly organized individual with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and prioritize workloads. Her responsibilities range from the preparation, planning and execution of workshops, to the maintenance of operational efficiency and development of training programs.

Stacy graduated from Monroe College with Honors (Summa Cum Laude) and is certified in Business Management, Human Resources, Occupational Health and Safety Management, Departmental Supervision and Administration.

 

                              Meet Our Associates

Our Associates are self-employed contractors, whose service we engage on a case of need basis. This business model allows us to provide our clients with subject matter experts based on their specific needs.
 
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)

 

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
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

Stacy Lamontagne
Office Clerk

Stacyl@celestialsdc.com 

Stacy Lamontagne is a seasoned Office Clerk with over 9 years in the field of Business Management. Having held positions in Hospitality, Food and Beverage, and Commercial enterprises, she has extensive experience executing administrative tasks and operational management procedures. With a history of cultivating key business relationships in diverse industries, Stacy is able to tailor her skills to meet the needs of various clients.

Stacy is a highly organized individual with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and prioritize workloads. Her responsibilities range from the preparation, planning and execution of workshops, to the maintenance of operational efficiency and development of training programs.

Stacy graduated from Monroe College with Honors (Summa Cum Laude) and is certified in Business Management, Human Resources, Occupational Health and Safety Management, Departmental Supervision and Administration.

 

                              Meet Our Associates

Our Associates are self-employed contractors, whose service we engage on a case of need basis. This business model allows us to provide our clients with subject matter experts based on their specific needs.
 
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)