Sophia Brown - Exceeding expectations at JMMB
Sophia Brown, the humble business analyst in the Office of Strategy Management at JMMB Group, has been recognised by JMMB on numerous occasions, including at the annual team member awards ceremony, for excellent performance in her over decade-long career.
She confessed that her stellar work ethic and drive for excellence were dormant in her earlier years, and it was a defining moment along her life's journey that transformed her into the star team member she is today. Brown revealed that her subpar academic performance at the end of high school caused her to have a eureka moment, one that turned her mishap into a teachable opportunity and a stepping stone that catapulted her on a path of always striving for excellence.
The self-professed continuous learner is always seeking avenues to enhance her academic qualifications, which includes a master of business administration from Kaplan University and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Technology, Jamaica, supplemented by several professional certificates in finance and project management. Her quest for knowledge is driven by her insatiable drive to think outside of the box and to always be on the cutting edge.
This approach has served her well in her previous roles as a client care representative and personal portfolio adviser, where she provided expert financial advisory services for clients that helped them to achieve their financial goals, even when they too experienced setbacks in their finances. With excellent problem-solving skills, Brown is patient and has the passion to see her clients achieve their goals. These traits have endeared her to her clients, some of whom have maintained a close relationship with her over the years.
Her strong analytic skills have assisted her to seamlessly transition into her new role, where she is charged with supporting the strategic direction of the company through innovation, monitoring and execution of the JMMB Group's strategy.
Brown's problem-solving skills, pursuit of excellence, passion for others and possibility thinking has steered her on the path of star performance at JMMB Group. She also credits her success to her strong Christian faith, admitting that the words, (Philippians 4:13) "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," has helped her to remain focused and allowed her to excel in the often high-pressure environment.
When not busy assisting JMMB Group to identify solutions, Brown serves as an ordained minister, executing her Christian duty by lending a helping hand to solve the problem of hunger among the less fortunate individuals in downtown Kingston, as part of the Outreach Feed My Sheep Ministries.