Lisa JamesAssociate Consultant

areas of expertise
  • Organizational Development
  • Executive Coach
  • Human Resource Management
  • Learning and Development Specialist
  • MSc, Organizational Management & Leadership, Springfield College
  • B.A, Sociology, Psychology, Language & Linguistic Studies, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

Lisa A. James is an organizational development consultant, executive coach, and learning and development specialist, with a focus on human behaviour and transformative change. She brings a unique tapestry of experience, knowledge, skills and passion to her work. A dynamic facilitator, known for her engaging, energetic style, she seamlessly infuses a global perspective with a Caribbean aesthetic, and in particular, the joie de vivre characteristic of her Trinidad & Tobago heritage. In the process, she has managed to create a unique brand that embodies the essence of ‘Lisa James’. For over 30 years, her career has been dedicated to human resource management and development with a particular emphasis on leadership development. She has worked within a diverse range of sectors, including the private and public sectors, civil society and academia.

As a Consultant, she provides sound professional advice and engages her clientele in co-creating highly customized, needs-driven interventions, geared towards driving performance change and organizational results. A committed regionalist, she has worked extensively throughout the Caribbean, in support of her passion for sustainable economic and social development for the region and its people. She holds a MSc. degree in Organizational Management & Leadership, and has had extensive training and certification in Facilitation, Coaching, Action Learning and the MBTI. Among her other areas of core competency for which she is highly regarded, include: change management, team building, strategic planning and developing learning and development professionals. Her current passion involves spreading the philosophy and methodology of action learning in transforming the Caribbean.

She applies her business acumen as an entrepreneur, serving as a Co-Owner and Director for a highly successful family owned business, operating in Trinidad & Tobago.

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

We are ready to CONCEIVE and CREATE. Are you ready to CONSULT us?