About Magdalene Cooman



Magdalene Cooman is the founder for www.tuneinandstepup.com and the author of ‘Live Your Future Now’ an e-magazine, which is a product of her blog. She is also the Director of Employer Engagement at LASI World Skills, a non-for-profit organization in Ottawa which supports the economic integration of newcomers to Canada.  She has spear headed and collaborated with partnering organizations to implement several initiatives in Ottawa which has resulted in employment for hundreds of newcomers.  As an entrepreneur, she is the owner of Simplified Training and Facilitation, a company which provides training and facilitation services to the community. She has authored and co-authored several curriculums which has benefited hundreds of front line staff as well as newcomers to Canada.


She is a Saint Lucian National who is a graduate from the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and the Mico University College in Jamaica, with Honours in Special Education.  She is also a new graduate with a Practical Master’s of Business Administration, from the Caswell’s Corporate Coaching Company.


Magdalene has received several awards:


  • Distinctions in English and English Literature at Secondary School and awards for History and Geography

  • 4 Distinctions and awards from the Mico University College

  • Distinction in Executive Management from the Institute of Business, Saint Augustin Campus, University of the West Indies

  • Gold Award Winner for the Best newcomer talent for the M&C’s Fine Arts Awards in Saint Lucia, 2001

  • Recipient of Community Leadership Award from the Immigrant Women Services, Ottawa

  • Recipient of Award from the Telfer School of Management for supporting international students

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The management of Gems of Saint Lucia has positioned its concept to differentiate it from that of its competitors. This differentiation is driven by the marketing channel which is St. Lucian nationals globally with the focus placed on a single destination, St. Lucia. As a result of this strategy, the marketing consultants working with Gems of Saint Lucia will:

a)  use their knowledge of the island to sell with greater precision and passion -

b) be conscious that they are contributing to the socio-economic development of the island,hereby creating economic opportunities for their relatives and friends at home.our own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

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