Kerage is an organizational performance and leadership design agency that focuses on improving results delivered by companies and individuals.
Meet the team that makes it all happen. Our leadership team are also coaches who live and breathe what we teach.
Karen bravely goes towards the areas of business that others tend to avoid, rolls up her sleeves, and addresses issues head on to achieve higher levels of leadership confidence and performance.
With a strong background in strategic and operational leadership, Karen has successfully managed teams through complex projects and organizational evolutions. She helps teams assess situations, address challenges, and execute plans, while providing managers with guidance and tools to help them perform at their very best.
Karen proudly partners as an Associate at Contexis Ltd, a GuruDeveloper at Market Force®, and an Associate with vNacelle™.
Prior to starting Kerage, Karen worked with DMS for 9+ years. In her role as Senior Vice President, Karen served as a leader of leaders building operational efficiency. Karen graduated on the Dean’s List at Dalhousie University, in Nova Scotia, Canada, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She continued her pursuit of education and personal growth through her past Project Management Professional designation, current Coaching Certification, and her leadership in Human Dynamics education.
Karen loves working with courageous leaders that dare to go where they have not gone before; leaders that want to achieve more for themselves, for their businesses, and for the people in them.
Here's what people have to say about working with Karen:
“Karen uses her excellent communication and leadership skills to translate strategy into action. She intuitively senses gaps, and proactively identifies how best to fill them. In short, Karen creates successful teams that everyone wants to join.” - Nancy Ewing, President, Brac Informatics
“I'm not sure I know exactly how to describe what Karen does. What I do know is that it is rare and extremely valuable to work with someone who can combine business skills, empathy and overall value the way she does. Karen operates with mutual faith, trust and respect and that is a refreshing way to do business. I give Karen a 100% recommendation.”
- Scott C. Richards, Founder, Casa International Inc.
Sara is passionate about working with organisations and people that want to achieve their higher purpose. She helps by creating clarity around the objectives, building teams that work, and ultimately assisting in fitting the pieces of the puzzle together.
The outcome of working with Sara is the creation of environments that allow people to be successful.
Sara was raised in Trinidad but ended up in Canada. After completing her Bachelors in Physical Education, she started her career as a competitive swim coach and was fortunate enough to work with talented athletes across Canada. For the next 15 years she was driven by the quest to understand ‘what factors create success?’
This quest lead her to her embark on her Masters in Business Administration after which she started her entrepreneurial journey by growing a small gelato factory in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As she achieved entrepreneurial success and looked at what she was doing along the way, she became more convinced that the same factors that create success with athletes were also the best formula for creating success in business.
For the past ten years she has been bringing her passion for creating success to off-shore law firms by leading projects and teams that are implementing significant change to achieve aggressive growth, and managing the new opportunities that arise from that growth.
Sara currently lives in the Cayman Islands with her large extended family. When not designing new cocktails she enjoys swimming in the pristine Caribbean waters, meeting friends for dinner and being the loudest cheerleader at her nephew’s football games.
Here's what people have to say about working with Sara:
“Sara shows real ability to keep projects and people on point and motivated. She is able to take our vision and make all the moving parts work together to get the results we want and is able to provide valuable input at the management table.”
- J. Ross McDonough, Senior Partner and Managing Partner Hong Kong, Campbells Law Firm
Scott has built, restructured, sold, and acquired businesses for over thirty years for himself and others. Deeply passionate about strategy and culture, Scott focuses on the big picture.
Born in Canada, Scott has worked worldwide and resides in the Caribbean.
Awarded “50 Best Managed Companies” Award by Deloitte four different times
Awarded “Top Ten Young Entrepreneur” in Canada by the Business Development Bank of Canada
Harvard Business School: Advanced Management Program
St. Mary’s University: Bachelor of Commerce
Deemed a renaissance woman, Cheryl-Dean has embraced many roles – executive coach, consultant, speaker, educator, mentor, therapist, leader, facilitator – all to unleash the power and potential of others.
She has provided tailored solutions for personal and professional growth for over thirty years. Now, as the Chief People Officer for Kerage, she offers her experience and expertise to those within Kerage who are fine-tuning their abilities as they work together collectively to enhance the lives of others as ambassadors.
Cheryl-Dean has been fortunate to work with those who excel within their spheres of influence and want to take their impact to the next level. They exhibit a “consciousness in action” that is powerful and they reside in many fields including telecommunications, engineering, education, entertainment, health, leadership and business, to name just a few.
Cheryl-Dean has held numerous leadership positions within these fields and enables her clients through mentoring, coaching and consulting to co-create individual and organizational transformations. Cheryl-Dean’s expertise and background in psychology, as a past clinical counsellor, enables her to work with clients and organizations on any level. Whether working through personal blocks or accelerating action, based on a true understanding of self, she bridges the many worlds so that they may operate in a holistic and integrated way to achieve the impact they want in their lives.
While her way of being infuses everything, Cheryl-Dean also revels in the lives of her talented and diverse family who bring wisdom and play in the diverse fields of stand-up comedy, psychology, performing arts, construction, leadership, municipal government, business, education, kinesiology, sports, gaming, and so much more. Dancing with the diversity and offering our gifts to the greater whole puts a smile on her face.
Nerissa Hosein, our Coordinator Extraordinaire, is the one who makes it all happen. She brings life and joy to the team within Kerage as well as to our clients and colleagues worldwide.
Working tirelessly, Nerissa aims to make life as easy and fluid as possible for all clients and coaches at Kerage. As our coordinator, she makes it her number one priority to make sure she understands the needs of clients and then gets to work making sure those needs become a reality. With over 10 years in customer service and relations, she is committed to the highest level of satisfaction for all involved.
Based in Trinidad, West Indies, Nerissa brings her expertise to a global team that spans the Cayman Islands, the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. As a talented Virtual Assistant and freelance writer for two magazines, she’s adept at connecting with people from all walks of life.
When Nerissa isn’t working her magic at Kerage, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two sons, exploring nature, and taking care of her four cats. A true lover of adventure, you can often find her near the ocean, soaking up the beauty of her tropical surroundings.