A veteran in the hospitality industry and at the Beaches Turks & Caicos, Marie Noguesse Prospere continues to grow with the resort she has come to value, and firmly believes it is the biggest game-changer in the tourism industry for the Turks & Caicos islands.
A stable leader in the resort’s rooms division, Prospere believes that although her earlier years saw her train in administration, culinary arts and as a medical assistant, she is confident she landed her dream career when she joined the Beaches family in 1995.
“Although my first experience in the area of housekeeping was prior to Beaches when someone entrusted me with the opportunity to care for their living area, Beaches is really where I have honed my craft and cemented myself in the profession,” she shared.
A leader who remains steadfast in her quest to provide the best service not only to visiting resort guests but also to her fellow team members, Prospere is mindful of her responsibility to always give more than what is expected. “Being given that early opportunity has influenced my mindset through the years whenever I have to help in training those I supervise.
“Beaches has seen to my growth and development and I believe in giving everyone around me an opportunity. I have been a room’s division supervisor at Beaches for more than 10 years now and though I remain firm, fair and friendly, I am always ready to help to groom those who show the interest to grow within the industry,” Prospere shared.
Having received her initial formal housekeeping training in Haiti, Marie migrated with her husband, a pastor, and their children to Providenciales back in 1987 and became a naturalized Islander. “Since being a part of the Beaches team, I have been exposed to extensive on the job training but also training in Supervisory Management, Customer Service, Basic First Aid, and I secured my Train-the-Trainer Certification that has enhanced my leadership abilities, allowing me to impart my knowledge and years of experience to those around me.
“ My biggest drive each day is to motivate my team and let them know that their contribution is integral to the success of the entire Beaches team. I firmly believe that it often takes an understanding leader to drive the success of a team and that is who I try to be each day in my area of the rooms division,” Prospere continued.
Housekeeping Manager, Delretha Allen was quick to share her praises, remarking that, “Marie is a stellar leader and motivator who remains humble and committed to all tasks. She is someone who leads by example and is never shy in taking responsibilities or assisting in the grooming and development of those around her. Beaches Turks and Caicos is better off in having Marie as one of the most dedicated leaders who has remained pivotal to the growth and development of the housekeeping team.”
During the resort’s recently concluded Housekeeping Week celebrations, General Manager, James McAnally praised Marie for her commitment and dedication not only to her profession, but also to Beaches Turks and Caicos.
McAnally stated, “Marie is an amicable and dedicated leader who has unreservedly given herculean effort to the housekeeping department and continues to lead by example. With the highest level of consistency, Marie has shown guests and her colleagues the ethos of our founder and late Chairman, the Honourable Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, by giving each guest (and team member) more than what he or she expects.” While sharing that BTC empowers its team members to grow professionally, Prospere highlighted the value added assets that the resort also provides. “The opportunity for volunteerism has allowed team members to give back to the communities and I embrace this wholeheartedly.
This is one of the most pivotal reasons that I enjoy my job, and I welcome and embrace the opportunity to give back while I work as a member of the housekeeping team here at Beaches Turks and Caicos,” Prospere ended.