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About Lisa Coleman

Lisa has over 30 years of diverse corporate and consulting experience in the field of leadership and human capital. She specializes in executive coaching, leadership development and transition coaching, helping individuals navigate professional transitions, new leadership roles and careers. Her work with organizations focuses on designing and improving succession plans to support successful leadership transitions.


Lisa is committed to helping clients achieve their goals through a structured and practical approach. Her coaching and development work has helped leaders at public and private companies ranging in size from large multinationals to early stage ventures and large non profits including Central Garden & Pet, PVH, Discover Financial Services, Invesco, Spotify, Warner Bros. Discovery, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Tampa General Hospital, University of Florida and Northwestern University.  


Prior to starting her firm, Lisa served as a Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global executive search and leadership development firm. Along with providing leadership assessment and recruiting board, C-suite and executive level talent, she developed the firm’s onboarding program to mentor and coach new consultants. Earlier in her career, she served as Human Capital Partner for Maveron, a consumer only venture capital firm, and as a Partner at Korn/Ferry International. Lisa also worked as a Career Advisor at Rice University. 


She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT), a leading consumer products company in the garden and pet supplies industry, where she is a member of the Audit, Compensation, and Talent, Capabilities and Succession committees. She also serves as a Talent Advisor for Vocap Investment Partners, a technology focused venture capital firm.


She earned a BS in Psychology from the University of Florida and completed graduate studies and an Organizational and Leadership Coaching Certification at Northwestern University. She holds a Coaching Credential through the International Coaching Federation and is certified in Hogan, Clifton Strengths, Center for Creative Leadership 360 Benchmarks, and PrinciplesYou assessments. 


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