Join us for the first InnovateWork virtual Caribbean event on July 30th at 2 EST / 3 PM EDT as HR, talent and tech pros come together to be educated, engaged, and inspired about innovating in our rapidly changing workplace.

The virtual event will present high-profile speakers from Jamaica, Cayman Islands, St Lucia, Barbados, the US and Canada. Following the presentations, attendees with get an opportunity to ask questions as part of an interactive panel discussion.

InnovateWork started in 2017 in Canada and has quickly grown into a global movement. We're happy to welcome you to our growing community and ask that you share the love on social media (#innovatework) to help us reach more professionals in the region.


9-minute talks to educate and inspire us.

Julie Turney

Julie Turney

Human Resources Manager & Talent Scout

Hyuna International Ltd

Torin Ellis

Torin Ellis


The Torin Ellis Brand

Joanna Virtue-Markman

Joanna Virtue-Markman

Director, People & Culture

Seafire Resort and Spa, Kimpton Hotels

Simon T

Simon Trevarthen

Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer

Elevate Your Greatness


Thecla C. Deterville

Managing Director

Celestial Self Development Centre


chris bailey

Chris Bailey


PwC (Advisory)

Rob Catalano

Rob Catalano


InnovateWork and WorkTango

Bill Banham

Bill Banham

Co-founder at InnovateWork and Editor at The HR Gazette

Aldeen Simmonds-Thorpe

Aldeen Simmonds-Thorpe


Aldeen Simmonds-Thorpe Consulting Inc.

This InnovateWork Webinar is Free for HR, Talent and Tech Pros!

Sign up today and join us on July 30th at 2 EST / 3 EST for the next #InnovateWork virtual event as HR, Talent, Tech and C-level pros come together to be educated, engaged, and inspired about innovating in our rapidly changing workplace.

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Torin Ellis, Principal at The Torin Ellis Brand

Torin Ellis is a Human Capital Strategist, focused on the art of recruiting diverse talent using various creative methods. Torin has an accomplished background that includes 17 years of human capital efforts, military service, several Board of Director appointments and unwavering spirit of giving back to the community and emerging youth. He is the author of “Rip the Resume: Job Search & Interview Power Prep.” Torin is the host of “Career Mix,” which airs each Sunday on SiriusXM Urban View.

Joanna Virtue-Markman, Director, People & Culture at Seafire Resort and Spa, Kimpton Hotels

With 15+ years of HR experience in diverse industries, Joanna has developed a considerable skillset in HR operations, Talent Acquisition, HR Information Systems, Conflict Resolution and Change Management during a successful career covering several industries. These industries include public sector pensions, financial services, retail, manufacturing, distribution, food and beverage and hospitality. Being involved in the local business community, through memberships and board appointments, has fostered a keen understanding of issues facing businesses in the Cayman Islands specifically in areas of talent acquisition, staff retention, HR information systems and HR strategy and practice.

Julie Turney, Human Resources Manager & Talent Scout at Hyuna International Ltd.

As an HR influencer, Julie works with leadership to create people-first cultures by designing customer-focused work that inspires people to bring their best self to work. As a coach, she works with HR professionals to transform analogue cultures by upgrading their mindset, skillset, and performance so they can lead with a purpose.

Simon Trevarthen, Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Elevate Your Greatness (EYG)

Simon helps individuals, teams and organizations uncover the secrets of success. With more than 15 years’ experience helping create great leaders in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Simon’s global viewpoint hits home.

Elevating your greatness is about reaching higher ground. The view from the top is more breathtaking, more inspirational. Horizons open up and perspectives change. Suddenly, everything is clearer, and you see your way forward. The potential for greatness exists in everyone. Sometimes, it just needs a little help. Reach your leadership potential—jump start your transformation, overcome your challenge, be successful when your world is changing.

Thecla C. Deterville, Managing Director at Celestial Self Development Centre

Thecla C. Deterville, Managing Director of Celestial Self-Development Centre, franchise holder for FranklinCovey East Caribbean. She is a certified life coach and a former St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year. She spent over 20 years of her business career in the leadership of an International Hire Purchase/Retail Company. With that organization she served in various capacities including Credit Comptroller, Operations Manager, Human Resource Director, Human Resource & Corporate Affairs Director, Operations Director and General Manager.

Thecla served as President of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for two consecutive terms. She lives by the principles of FranklinCovey’s 7 Habit, “Sharpen the Saw” and make learning a lifelong passion. 

Chris Bailey, Director at PwC (Advisory)

As a Director in PwC’s Advisory business, Chris uses his vast amount of experience covering several jurisdictions over 15+ years, to help international businesses solve complex people issues. During this time, he has gathered an impressive network and is a consummate business developer which has led to him leading several Corporate Finance transactions. He continues to develop the corporate finance team in Grand Cayman alongside the growth of the People & Organization service line. Chris is also Past President at Cayman Islands Society for Human Resources Professionals (CISHRP).

Aldeen Simmonds-Thorpe, Founder at Aldeen Simmonds-Thorpe Consulting Inc.

Aldeen is a Transformation Business Coach, Strategist and Speaker. She empowers employees to become entrepreneurs and early-stage entrepreneurs, MSMEs, and SMBs to optimize their operations, people, and processes to grow successful businesses. With over a decade of experience in HR, Operations and Strategy, Aldeen has earned the title of a trusted advisor from business owners as a result of my ability to successfully combine strategy, planning and action to create real results. Aldeen focuses on empowering my clients to combine People, Process , Policy and Technology to support business strategy.

Bill Banham, Co-founder at InnovateWork

Bill Banham is Editor and Publisher at The HR Gazette magazine, Co-Founder of the InnovateWork event series for HR, Talent and Tech pros and President at Iceni Media Inc. He has 13+ years experience in B2B publishing and events. Bill’s previous roles include Editor at HRreview magazine and Marketing Manager at Sprigg, the performance management tech platform.

Rob Catalano, Co-founder at InnovateWork

Rob Catalano is passionate about helping companies succeed – by helping them focus on their employee experience. With his unique experience in HR Technology as a founding employee at Achievers, Rob co-founded WorkTango – software that helps give employees a voice and companies actionable insight. He has recently been named as a 2019 Top Global Employee Engagement Influencer, and is the Canadian Chairperson for The Enterprise Engagement Alliance, with a mandate to lead and help educate corporate, government and not-for-profit management on a formal process for implementing engagement across the enterprise community. 



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