Dr. Jeannine CommaAssociate Consultant

areas of expertise
  • Organisational Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • George Washington University in Washington D.C.
  • University of the Virgin Islands

Dr. Jeannine Comma is the former Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management. Under her direction, the school grew to become the centre of excellence for Caribbean knowledge at the forefront of higher education in business. Dr. Comma’s long list of outstanding achievements includes this turnaround of the business school to ensure programme relevance, financial sustainability and growth. Dr. Comma’s leadership has successfully equipped over 2,000 regional managers and executives with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve their professional goals.

Jeannine is a graduate of the George Washington University in Washington D.C. and of the University of the Virgin Islands. Her academic background paired with wide-ranging experience in both the private and public sector has developed her into an expert in Organisational Development, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Quality Management and Corporate Governance. Furthermore, her work has allowed her to facilitate Executive Leadership Retreats and workshops for Boards of Directors centring on Leadership Development and Transformation Management.

Jeannine’s extensive experience and practical insights have led her to be selected for the Board of Directors for several prominent organisations in Barbados: Sagicor Financial Corporation, Sagicor Life Inc., The National Initiative for Service Excellence, the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. and the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation. Furthermore, her career has allowed her to share her knowledge on a global scale with published works and conferences in Singapore, Delhi, Morocco, South Africa, Ghana, England, Canada and the Caribbean.

Dr. Comma is an Executive, an Academic, a Consultant and a Leadership Development Expert. She is a Certified Executive Coach, a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner and an Emotional Intelligence facilitator. Her prior management experiences include Illuminat and the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC) and she has lectured at universities in North America and the Caribbean. Above all else, Dr. Comma is a results-driven and visionary leader with strong abilities to set a direction, develop and implement initiatives and garner a targeted outcome. She leads by example and utilizes best practices to direct strategy, manage finances and leverage human capital for organizations.

how can we help you?

UTDS welcomes the opportunity to CONSULT with you and help to CONCEIVE and CREATE high performance solutions for your organization.

I have had the good fortune to work with Ms. Joan Underwood of Underwood Talent Development Services (UTDS) in the capacity of fellow coach and facilitator specifically in the areas of Talent management and human resource development. Joan’s understanding of the primal context of human resource development is second to none. This coupled with an intimate and grass root feel of the socio-political frameworks which undergird our Caribbean region, makes Joan and her practice, the go to firm for organisation’s who really want to hone and realize the potential of their human capital.

The business of talent development is not one that is often given much attention by organisation’s until crisis stage at which time the ask is often for a quick fix. With UTDS the focus is not only on just in time solutions but timely and sustainable solutions that are created with the client in mind. The environment created through the UTDS programmes are punctuated with best practice methodologies with high doses of common sense intended for practical application. For this reason, what is shared by Joan and her team not only sticks with the participants engaged in the training/coaching but transforms and modifies their outcomes – a true mark of success in human behaviour modification.

Marsha Lewis, Principal, Human Capital Development Division, LCI Inc.
Principal, Human Capital Development Division, LCI Incorportaed

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