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Our Team

The GPS team has real and advantaged experience in designing and executing enterprise wide initiatives including talent strategy, compliance, hiring and coaching top talent, culture/engagement, HRIS implementation and embedding smart ways of working.

Lisa Soares Lewis

Lisa, a Jamaican national, is our Founder/CEO of Great People Solutions that she created following her Human Resources Director roles in DIAGEO Jamaica (Red Stripe) and North Latin America and the Caribbean (NorthLAC). Her career has spanned 20+ years across a range of local and global businesses in banking, telecoms, and FMCG industries including DIAGEO, Cable & Wireless, Scotiabank and KPMG.  Her roles covered general management consulting, end-to-end human resource (HR) management, corporate and commercial banking and corporate governance.  Lisa is a visionary and a leader in her field.  She is commercially driven and possesses a deep understanding of talent and of unlocking people's potential to deliver competitively advantaged business results. 

Heidi Hanna

Heidi Hanna, our consultant, is a Jamaican national with over 18 years’ experience as a Senior HR Professional with extensive experience in HR and Payroll Outsourcing and HR Shared Services. She started her HR career in Toronto as an HR Consultant in HR Outsourcing but over the years she has worked across multiple industries in multiple countries including Canada, the US and the Caribbean (primarily Jamaica). Her industry experience includes HR Consulting, Professional Employer Services (PEO), Telecommunications, Electricity, Banking, Hospitality, Call Centre and FMCG.  Heidi has a deep passion for business process excellence, maximum service delivery, and critical business outcomes with an overarching goal of elevating the level of the HR profession in Jamaica. She has in depth knowledge and experience of reviewing, re-engineering and implementing service improvements (systems/processes/technology) across the HR function.  

Patrick Parks

An American national, Patrick is our Leadership Development and Coaching Expert. He has been a Leadership Coach and Brand Strategist to Fortune 500 executives, professional athletes, and driven individuals across the globe.  He gained his business performance and coaching expertise in consulting roles with YSC Ltd, IBM Business Consulting Services as a Strategy and Change Consultant, and the CIA as a Leadership Profiler and Intelligence  Analyst.  His global experience, training and certifications cover several specialized assessment tools and coaching methodologies administered across several industries.  Apart from his coaching work, Patrick has hosted TV shows on the CW Network and LESEA Network. 

Celia Gibbings

Celia Gibbings, our Virtual PMO (Programme Management Office) Consultant, is a Jamaican born citizen of Trinidad and Tobago with an extensive portfolio of strategic business projects delivered successfully across the Caribbean. Her career began in business systems development at BWIA (Caribbean Airlines) and she has been a senior team leader for over 20 years. As IT Manager at Century Eslon Limited, a leading Caribbean manufacturing company, she was responsible for developing and maintaining the infrastructure and systems that linked all 7 Caribbean subsidiaries to the head office in Trinidad. In 2005, Celia established a virtual Project Management Office (PMO) through which she continues to prove her expertise in managing cross-functional teams to deliver strategic business improvement projects for a number of Caribbean organisations.