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.
Gloria is a senior project manager, 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 loves to read and is involved with youth soccer as a fan, parent, team manager, coach and referee.
With 10 years of experience in marketing and brand management, Chelsea sees leadership and organizational development as an opportunity for businesses to strengthen their brand through their people. Chelsea joined Success Labs after serving as Brand Manager at Louisiana Economic Development. Chelsea’s expertise includes communications, brand management, strategic planning, digital marketing and workforce technology. Chelsea’s involvement and leadership in a variety of projects have led her to understand communication gaps amongst teams and the challenges businesses face with ever evolving technology. Chelsea brings a unique perspective and insight that can be applied to building and strengthening the professional brand of individuals and identity of businesses. She is also heavily involved in developing the go-to-market strategy for inQ, Success Lab’s proprietary succession and development planning software. When Chelsea isn’t in the field, she’s busy experiencing new festivals around the Gulf Coast, dancing with the Prancing Babycakes of Baton Rouge or playing co-ed softball.
Cay’s experience as an educator for Teach for America and interest in the health care industry has led her to manage a variety of projects at Success Labs such as Woman’s Hospital Clinical Leadership Development program. While consulting and managing projects at Success Labs, Cay is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in HR in Leadership and Workforce Development. Before joining Success Labs, Cay served at the Highway Safety Research Group of LSU. Bringing fresh perspective on organizational development, Cay focuses on managing and supporting clients of Success Lab’s in-house succession and development planning software, inQ.Cay moved to Louisiana in 2015 from Kansas, and has enjoyed being in the Bayou State ever since. When Cay’s isn’t working, she’s enjoying Creole and Cajun cuisine and culture.
Don has spent his career helping others through career counseling, facilitating workshops and coaching. With more than 15 years of experience in workforce development and higher education, Don has established new programs to meet industry workforce needs and has assisted military service members and veterans in transitioning into new careers as public school teachers. Don received his bachelor’s degree in sociology and his master’s degree in educational leadership from Mississippi State University. Don served 16 years in the Army National Guard and US Army Reserve and is a Global Career Development Facilitator and Facilitator Trainer.When Don isn’t developing leaders and assisting people with their careers, he spends time with his wife Verni and their children Hannah and Matthew.
As an executive coach, Vernon helps his clients work through a discovery process that allows them to explore their untapped potential, turn it into focused actions to produce positive results. Vernon’s career in corporate America spans more than 30 years working for multinational, national, and regional companies – holding challenging positions in both field and home office environments. As an executive and manager, he produced excellent results in team building, preparing future talent and the bottom line. Vernon uses those skills mastered in his corporate career to help others achieve their personal goals.Vernon has an MBA, Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and is a Certified Life Coach (CLC). He volunteers and serves on the boards of a variety of non-profit organizations – including social services, mentoring and arts & science groups.
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.When Eddie isn’t working or teaching, he 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.