December 9, 2019

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

Dr. Maya Angelou

Deliberate First Impressions: Giving and Getting

In anticipation of starting a new job, delivering a presentation to the board or meeting company officers for the first time, we often think carefully about making the...

October 8, 2019

So, if seeing the world through rose-colored glasses is all about optimism and filtering out the negative, I guess the opposite might be wearing “jade-colored (jaded) glasses" or the concept of viewing a situation in a particularly negative way due to inherent personal bias.

Just this past week, I en...

August 7, 2019

Congratulations, you’ve been promoted, again!  As you exhale and begin to look forward at your new role and transition, be aware of the unanticipated pitfall it may bring – leadership isolation.

Because of your increased responsibility, visibility, decision-making and influence, employees and pe...

June 6, 2019

Ever felt like there are simply not enough hours in the day? You’re not alone – most leaders, regardless of organizational level or tenure, have expressed a similar sentiment at some point (or even repeatedly). Because leadership is multi-dimensional, there is simply so much to be done and never eno...

April 2, 2019

It is simply human nature that as we get to know people and develop relationships, we grow increasingly comfortable around them.  As relationships grow, we become even more candid, transparent and authentic.  We may offer opinions more frequently, complain at times and share perceptions of events, i...

January 30, 2019

In business, there are teams and then there are “teams.” Teams are those formally assigned to and accountable for the work of the team. “Teams” consist not only of traditional teams but expand the envelope to include the loose network of stakeholders around the team who are invested in the outcome...

November 19, 2018

There are leaders who enjoy short-term success because of relentless focus on the advancement of self.  They are routinely architecting their network with deliberate intent, mapping out interim milestones to achieving their next desired role and self-promoting. They determine where to engage and inv...

September 20, 2018

When it comes to change, all executives (including seasoned ones) fall into one of two camps:  

  • those who embrace change and 

  • those who don’t.

Discomfort which arises from the risks associated with change is normal.  The reactions of those uncomfortable with change are reasonable – un...

August 22, 2018

Not Enough Hours in the Day

Do you get to the end of the day, week or month and wonder where your time has gone?  Do you feel like you’ve spent the week responding to others’ requests?  Do you feel that you’ve made meaningful progress against your own highest priority initiatives? Or, do you spend yo...

July 24, 2018

Sense of Self is Typically Inside-Out

As individuals, we have the advantage of knowing what we’re thinking, what motivates us, the history that has contributed to our judgment and style and the intent of our actions. When disappointments arise, we seek to understand why by combing through our own ins...

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During my career there were twists and turns, but Lisa’s mentorship helped to guide me along the winding path to success.


She was able to hear my goals, challenge my vision to make it more compelling, more enticing and more achievable, and help me formulate a plan for positive outcomes and personal growth.

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Fortune 500 Company


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