WHO WE ARE

About Us

Since 2005, Caribbean Catalyst Inc. (CCI) is recognised as a company that provides premier human resources advisory services within the English-speaking Caribbean.

Based in Bridgetown, Barbados, our progressive, dynamic and innovative methods helped to improve both public and private businesses locally and regionally.

VALUE SYSTEM

The values that define how we operate are:

At CCI, the team is guided by a value system (our core values) that ensures the seamless delivery of quality services to clients.

Integrity

We operate from a sound moral foundation, with honesty, transparency and a principle-centred focus as our hallmark.

Leadership

We promote personal and organisational leadership; achieving and developing through people.

Mutual Respect, Trust & Openness

We respect each other by building on our differences, encouraging openness and trusting each other.

Client-Driven

We listen to our clients, understand their needs, deliver service excellence and add value every time.

Teamwork

This is the foundation of our success as we purposefully leverage our collective wisdom for the benefit of our clients.

Spirit

Enthusiasm and joy are our differentiators. We enjoy working with people on a daily basis and cherish laughter in our environment. In living the value of Spirit, we focus, not only on our collective harmony, but also the lives of those in our community.

Our Benevolent Fund allows each employee to contribute monthly towards assisting “our extended families” at least three times a year for Easter, back to school and Christmas activities. All contributions are matched by the company.

THE CCI

Team Members

Our team of HR specialists are the catalysts for change your business needs. They offer versatile perspectives, practical experiences, and people-centric work ethics that consistently deliver the results your business deserves.

My Catalyst

Building a team of professionals to provide vital talent development services for Barbados and the region that will far outlive me; my LEGACY.

Rosalind Jackson, ACIS, CCP

Founder & Managing Director

Telephone: (246) 266-1946
Email address:

  • Over forty (40) years’ HR generalist experience with a focus on Leadership Development and Strategic Planning
  • Facilitates Strategic Planning using the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results) approach
  • Facilitates Executive Leadership and Talent Development
  • Lends expertise to Recruitment and Selection for Executive positions
  • Designs Performance Measurement and Improvement Systems focused on developing talent
  • Conducts HR Audits
  • Collaborates on Compensation and Benefits Advisory Services
  • Supports consultants on Job Evaluations
  • Frequently speaks and writes on transforming human resources to be genuinely strategic

  • Certificate (Distinction) in the Foundations of NeuroLeadership with the NeuroLeadership Institute
  • Certified Facilitator of the renowned “The Leadership Challenge” Workshop, based on the research of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation through WorldatWork.
  • An Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS) in the United Kingdom.

My Catalyst

My motivation is my family. I strive to show my children that we all have a greater purpose in life and must strive to make a difference in our community and the world we live in.

Jacqueline Elias, B.Sc., MBA, CCP

Director

Telephone: (246) 256-1880
Email address:

  • Over fifteen (15) years’ HR generalist experience with a focus on compensation and benefits
  • Provides advice on Compensation and Benefits packages for executive and non-executive positions
  • Leads industry - wide Compensation and Benefits Surveys
  • Conducts Job Evaluations for various industries throughout the Caribbean
  • Develops Performance Incentive Plans across various industries
  • Designs Performance Measurement and Improvement Systems focused on developing talent through stretched and measurable goals, aligned to the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Facilitates Strategic Planning using the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results) approach
  • Leads targeted Recruitment and Selection for Executive and Non – Executive positions
  • Facilitates training programmes such as Customer Service, Delegation of Work Assignments and Recognition and Reward
  • Assists in providing Immigration Services such as Work Permits, Extension of Stay,
    CARICOM Skills National and Student Visa applications.

 

  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation through WorldatWork
  • Master in Business Administration, General Management (Distinction) from the Cave Hill School of Business
  • Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Hospitality and Tourism Management, with a concentration in Hotel, Resort and Food Service Management from Lynn University in Florida, USA

My Catalyst

Be your brother’s keeper – each one help one.

Laura Husbands, B.Sc., MBA

Director

Telephone: (246) 234-1031
Email address:

  • Over thirty (30) years’ HR generalist experience as an internal practitioner and in a consulting capacity with exposure in different industries
  • Leads targeted Recruitment and Selection for Executive and Non – Executive positions for local and regional clients with international reach
  • Provides HR advisory services related to employment practices and labour legislation
  • Facilitates Strategic Planning using the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results) approach with development of strategic objectives in the Balanced Scorecard framework
  • Designs Performance Measurement and Improvement Systems focused on the co - development of measurable objectives aligned to the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Performs Gap Analysis with a particular focus on development plans for employees highlighted for succession
  • Designs and facilitates Employee Opinion Surveys, including the Barbados’ Best Employers Programme, interprets feedback and provides recommendations for improved leadership effectiveness, employee engagement and productivity
  • Facilitates training programmes

  • Master in Business Administration, General Management (Distinction) from the Cave Hill School of Business
  • Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Management Studies from The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

My Catalyst

My North Star is, “All things are possible to him that believes”.

Althea Browne, Dip., MBA

Senior Consultant

Telephone: (246) 256-1879
Email address:

  • Over eighteen (18) years’ HR generalist experience with a focus on Immigration, Training and Outplacement Services
  • Leads and manages Immigration Services
  • Leads targeted Recruitment and Selection for administrative positions
  • Co - ordinates and facilitates training programmes
  • Assists in the administration and facilitation of the Leadership Challenge Workshop
  • Leads Outplacement Services which includes one-on-one counselling, career planning, development of résumés and preparation for job interviews
  • Provides HR advisory services related to employment practices and labour legislation
  • Development of Employee Handbooks
  • Performs the role of Office Manager with oversight outside of administration for Caribbean Catalyst’s office

  • Master of Business Administration from the University of Surrey
  • Diploma in Management Studies, Human Resource Management from the Barbados Institute of Management And Productivity
  • Certificate in Principles of Labour and Administrative Law from the Barbados Institute of Management And Productivity
  • Certificate in Holistic Counselling from the Grace & Truth Critical Incident Training & Consultancies
  • Administrative Professional Secretaries’ Certificate from The University of the West Indies School of Continuing Studies

My Catalyst

To leave a legacy of helping, sharing, donating, and giving back.

Jennifer Hinds, B.Sc.

Senior Consultant

Telephone: (246) 826-1088
Email address:

  • Over twenty (20) years’ Tax and Payroll experience
  • Lead Consultant on payroll services for our local, regional and international clients
  • Provides advice to expatriate clients with regard to their remuneration packages
  • Prepares and provides guidance with respect to severance calculations
  • Prepares gross - up calculations and personal tax returns for local and expatriate individuals
  • Facilitates training in payroll
  • Assists with Compensation and Benefits Surveys
  • Manages accounting, payables and receivables for Caribbean Catalyst

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (First Class Honours) in Accounting (Special) from The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus
  • Associate Degree in Accounts and Law from the Barbados Community College

My Catalyst

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Junelle Brathwaite, B.Sc.

Consultant

Telephone: (246) 260-2861
Email address:

  • Twelve (12) years’ administrative experience, with in-depth working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Assists in the Recruitment and Selection of talent through various media, shortlisting candidates, conducting preliminary interviews and reference checks and verifying academic qualifications.
  • Assists with processing payroll services to small, medium and large local, regional and international companies.
  • Manages and updates Caribbean Catalyst’s website and social media accounts.
  • Co-leads Caribbean Catalyst’s community outreach programme – The annual Kregg Nurse Memorial Scholarship Award.
  • Administers Employee Opinion Surveys and Psychometric Assessments.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus
  • Associate Degree in Office Administration and Management from the Barbados Community College
  • Diploma in Office Administration from Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic
  • Certificate in Labour and Administrative Law from Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity

My Catalyst

“Learning has no limits” … I am inspired by this quote, as I believe that once you adopt a growth-mindset you can constantly learn.

Angela Boyce, Dip.

Consulting Support

Telephone: (246) 836-6754
Email address:

  • Thirteen (13) years’ experience providing administrative support
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of talent using various processes - searches through recruitment databases; pre-screening, conducting preliminary interviews and providing assessment reports on candidates; conducting reference checks and verifying academic qualifications
  • Assists in preparing and setting up customised training and public training workshops
  • Prepares and facilitates training for administrative and office staff across various industries through the Ideal Administrative Support Workshop
  • Manages Caribbean Catalyst’s recruitment database
  • Administers Employee Opinion Surveys and Psychometric Assessments
  • Co-leads Caribbean Catalyst’s community outreach programme – the annual Kregg Nurse Memorial Scholarship Award
  • Manages the office supplies and maintenance schedules for office equipment

  • Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity
  • Certificate in Principles of Microsoft Office from the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity
  • Certificate in Business Studies from the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Kregg Nurse
Memorial Scholarship
Award - APPLY NOW!

Each year, the Kregg Nurse Memorial Scholarship Award is presented to a disabled person who successfully completed at least one year of post-secondary school education, in any field. The awardee must also confirm the continuation of their formal education at a tertiary institution.

Since 2005, Caribbean Catalyst Inc. has spearheaded the selection and recognition of scholarship awardees in honour of Kregg Nurse. Nurse was a former employee of Ernst and Young who never allowed his disability to become an inability.

Ros Jackson, Managing Director of Caribbean Catalyst Inc. and former partner at Ernst & Young, was instrumental in hiring Kregg and
recalled that when she met him in 1997, he was an amazing source of inspiration for her to “get more involved” in working with people who are differently abled.

Kregg Nurse from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounts and subsequently became a Certified General Accountant. Kregg was intelligent and excelled in his studies, always determined to never allow challenges to deter the achievement of his goals.

Kregg was also known for his fun-loving nature as he enjoyed socialising and often brought vibrancy to the events he attended. Kregg sadly passed away in 2004 at the age of 27.

Caribbean Catalyst Inc. remains committed to celebrating the memorable life of Kregg through this annual scholarship and its beneficiaries. In collaboration with his mother, Mrs. Linelle Nurse, our goal is to use Kregg’s legacy to encourage students with disabilities to continue their education and preparation for meaningful employment opportunities.

Since establishing the Kregg Nurse Memorial Scholarship in 2005, we have supported 16 recipients, some of which are:

Felicia Nicholls

2007 Winner

Ryan Dalrymple

2009 Winner

Elivis Maloney

2012 Winner

In Memory of Wesley King – 2006 Winner of Kregg Nurse Scholarship Award

He was committed to his professional and personal development. Wesley pursued his Bachelor’s degree at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

Despite challenges as a quadriplegic, he successfully graduated with a distinction in Information Technology. Wesley would be remembered as an ‘incredible young man’ who like Kregg, showed “that his physical disability in no way limited his ability to achieve his goals.”

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES

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