Following a wide-ranging career in fashion (making custom ‘trick’ clothing for magicians), writing (as a speechwriter, spoken-word artist and public speaker) and retail (selling books, shoes and lobsters – but not all at once), lisa believes everything you want to be or do is on the other side of your imagined fears.
This is what has led her to explore several career paths, first in performance art, communications and graphic design, then as an organizational development director in two Toronto academic teaching hospitals, and now in catalyzing personal and professional transformation in individuals and teams through coaching, public speaking and facilitation.
Her education is equally varied, with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science (McGill University), a diploma in Book and Magazine Publishing (Centennial College), a master’s degree in Adult Education (UofT) and her Professional Coach Certification from Adler International. She has taught creativity and mindfulness at the Haliburton School for the Arts, received Canada Council funding for her writing and was invited to the Banff Centre for the Arts as one of six poets in residence.
An advocate of life-long learning and trying new things, lisa spends her free time landscaping her lakefront cottage, traveling to far flung places and reading obscure murder mysteries.