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 is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Lisa James and Associates, a consultancy practice based in Trinidad and Tobago. A dedicated 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 has had the distinction of leading a range of consulting interventions, which have included, but are not limited to: Change Management; Strategic Planning; Leadership Development; Action Learning; Training of Trainers; Team Building; Capacity-Building & Institutional Strengthening.
For over 30 years, her career has been dedicated to human resource management and organizational development, within a diverse range of sectors, including the private and public sectors, civil society and academia, having served on the Adjunct Faculty of the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business, University of the West Indies, Barbados, for the last 20 years. She has always had a deep commitment to transforming the civil society sector, and has worked on numerous interventions with NGOs including: Nature Seekers, Veni Apwann, SAD for Toco, and CANARI, on whose Board she had previously served for a period of 6 years. She has also worked with International/Regional organizations such as: UN Aids, UNDP, CDEMA, Caribbean Development Bank and the CARICOM Secretariat. From 2012-2016 she served as Action Learning Coach/Advisor and Facilitator with the Caribbean Leadership Project, funded by the Government of Canada under DFATD, with a mandate to transform the region’s Public Sector Leaders.
She holds the MSc. degree in Organizational Management & Leadership, and has had extensive training and certification in Facilitation, Coaching and Action Learning. In terms of her professional interests, she is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the World Institute of Action Learning (WIAL).