Lisa Marshall

Lisa Marshall

Lisa Marshall is known for bringing leaders’ stories to life: whether an executive who wants to create new magic in her technology business, an engineer who wants to work in an organization where people honor their commitments, an entrepreneur who wants to spark a renaissance in her community with a brewpub, or the trio who want to start a custom butcher facility for small animal producers.

Before moving into the business world, she spent 12 years producing documentary films on social change.

Lisa is a graduate of Bennington College. She has been coaching and facilitating organizational change full-time since starting The Smart Work Company in 1999, and received her Master Coach Certification from the International Coaching Federation in 2006.  She is the author of Speak the Truth and Point to Hope: The Leader’s Journey to Maturity, and coauthor of Smart Work: The Syntax Guide for Mutual Understanding.

Clients include Intel, EDS, Hewlett Packard, Taiwan Semiconductor, Booz-Allen Hamilton, Capital One, Dell, NASA, The Inter-American Development Bank, several government agencies, and a variety of startups. Her pro-bono work explores ways to create vital, vibrant local economies that can withstand the roller-coaster ride of globalism.

People describe Lisa as tough, frank, insightful and incredibly supportive at the same time.  ‘Unconditional love with an edge,’ one client called it. Whether helping develop leadership presence, navigate organizational politics or tell a bigger story about what’s possible in your organization or for yourself, she goes to the heart of the matter, and invites you to be your most mature, best self without giving away your power.

Lisa has one husband, four daughters and five grandsons. When she’s not with clients or playing with her most recent grandson, she works, plays and gardens in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania.

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