We’ve been helping companies with their people strategy for nearly 30 years. We’ve seen it all – mergers and acquisitions, waves of new technology and processes, changes in workforce demands, and transitioning organizational cultures and structures. And through our work, we’ve developed a deep understanding of what it means to be successful – for your organization, your teams and your leaders.
The Success Labs team is just that – a lab consisting of problem solvers, forward thinkers and possibility seekers. Individually, we bring expertise through years of experience in industry and leading teams. Together, we help hundreds of companies and their people explore and achieve their potential.
We believe it can be a simple process that requires a proactive approach and effort to meet the existing and future demands of our ever-changing business world.
Devin has been helping people successfully manage their careers, teams and organizations for 20 years. She leads the Success Labs team of eclectic consultants with the primary focus of partnering with local and global companies to create custom leadership development, talent management and succession planning processes to meet their unique cultures, and short and long term talent development needs. While Success Labs works across industries, Devin has a particular interest in helping healthcare and petrochemical manufacturing clients meet the upcoming talent crunch through great people strategy. Devin’s tenacious spirit and innovation led her to co-build inQ, a succession and development planning software. Devin is on the Board of Directors for Neese Industries and the Baton Rouge Gallery and she is a member of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club. She was the 2013 Baton Rouge SHRM Professional of the Year and a Business Report 2016 Influential Women in Business recipient. She speaks locally and nationally on the topics of succession planning, HiPo development and knowledge transfer including the National SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Expo.
In Devin’s spare time, she likes being outdoors and is an avid bike rider. She is also the mother of gainfully employed triplets who reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Nashville, Tennessee; and London, England.
Senior Consultant & Executive Coach
Gloria is a senior consultant, highly experienced facilitator and consultant with a diverse client portfolio including companies like CF Industries, Newtron Group and Shintech. With over 15 years of experience in supply chain, people and human resources management, Gloria served 11 years at Intel Corporation working with factory, corporate and supply chain partners spanning multiple levels of global management. Gloria was recognized as an expert people manager who maintained high employee morale and effectiveness. Later, in her role as the first human resources manager for Tony’s Seafood and Louisiana Fish Fry Products she developed the HR department, instituted team and organizational development programs, facilitated and improved the performance review and compensation processes, and consolidated benefits administration. Gloria uses these real-life work experiences when consulting with clients and facilitating workshops across the Gulf Coast.
When she’s not working, Gloria is an avid reader and loves everything soccer and spending time with her family and beloved dog, Jack.
Eddie’s leadership philosophy is to be self-aware and make a decision – and helps emerging leaders learn how to do this at Success Labs. Eddie recently earned his Ph.D in human resource and leadership development with an emphasis in organizational development from LSU. Eddie brings both an academic and industry background in process and strategic management to Success Labs. Eddie served six years in the United States Marine Corps and has more than 10 years of business management and leadership development experience which he shares as an adjunct professor at LSU. Eddie earned a B.A. in liberal arts from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. While at Tulane, he studied abroad in Shanghai, China. Eddie has been published by the Academy of Business Research and has presented at various academic conferences.
Eddie serves as a board member for the Wilson Global Initiative and is active in the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce.
With her commitment to accuracy, attention to detail and organization, Tamara fits perfectly into her role managing the business organization and operations at Success Labs. For 12 years, Tamara managed daily business operations for Woman’s Center for Wellness Fitness Center/Spa. She applies her expertise in accounting, management and overall business organization to helps Success Labs run smoothly and efficiently on a daily basis.
Tamara is also an entrepreneur and a Certified Zumba instructor. She still teaches weekly classes at her gift and fitness boutique in Prairieville, Monet & Emily’s Unique Boutique.
Consultant & Coach
Kim is a consultant, trainer and coach at Success Labs. She has extensive experience in building, developing, and maintaining diverse teams in schools and not-for-profit organizations. In her previous work with Teach For America she managed and facilitated leadership development for teachers, managers, teams, and executives seeking to broaden their skillset on culturally competent coaching and leadership. She has an undergraduate degree from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Columbia Teacher’s College.
Kim moved to Louisiana from California in 2009, and has called Baton Rouge home for 6 years. When she is not working, Kim enjoys searching for craft coffee, beer, and cider and spending time outdoors with her husband and dog.
Joanna supports Success Labs’ mission by developing excellent written content and devising strategies to engage new audiences. Her work in strategic communications and community engagement spans multiple industries, including public health, education, digital media and real estate. She graduated with a degree in History from Louisiana State University, and holds graduate degrees from Boston University and the University of Oxford.
A South Louisiana native, Joanna loves to travel, cook, jog, and patronize new cafes and bookstores.
Sydney is currently a senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in Human Resources and Leadership Development with a minor in Psychology at Louisiana State University. She brings her experience as a student athlete and her passion for leadership development to her role as a student intern at Success Labs.
As a Division I athlete Sydney is no stranger to balancing the demands of school, sport and life. Her experiences have taught her the value of team work, leadership, and engaging closely with community in the pursuit of excellence. She moved from Cincinnati, Ohio four years ago to attend LSU and loves living in the south. When she is not working Sydney enjoys watching movies, biking, and spending time with friends.
Consultant & Coach
Melissa is a consultant and trainer with extensive experience in communication theory and practice, public speaking, emotional intelligence, and talent development. She has previously served as as Director of Talent Development at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Director of Communications at Baton Rouge General Foundation. Additionally, Melissa is a founding member of the TEDxLSU production team and teaches at the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from LSU and an MA and PhD in Communication Theory from the University of Memphis.
Originally from Searcy, Arkansas, Melissa has called Baton Rouge home for the past 7 years. She enjoys spending time with family on Lake Bruin and hanging out with her dog, and is a member of Delta Gamma, Forum 225, and the Junior League of Baton Rouge.
Our Three-fold Philosophy
- understand the global and local environment and future, and the impact on business and its people,
- create innovative, yet practical strategies tailored to your business needs,
- implement meaningful experiences and pragmatic solutions that result in action through change, improvement and growth. This is not only our mission, but our sole focus which allows us to dive into our niche and be experts in our field.
To do this, we offer companies across the country guidance and training on leadership development, executive coaching, organizational development, talent management strategies, succession planning and experimental learning workshops and seminars, and strategic planning.
Our team of consultants uses research-driven, competency-based processes and offers inventive ways for companies of all sizes and industries to develop leaders of all levels. In 2016, Success Labs made the LSU 100 List as one of the 100 fastest-growing companies throughout the world owned by LSU graduates.
Industries we serve
Our work is applicable to all sectors and can be seen across a variety of industries. Below is a snapshot of industries we serve regularly.