How To Be A Great Mentor

Mentoring is one of the most valuable ways that you can contribute to your organization and grow the career of a younger colleague simultaneously. I’ve been lucky enough to have had several great mentors over the course of my career. These relationships are vital to not only my professional development, but my personal development as … Continued

Addressing Diversity in Austin Tech

At the end of September, I had the opportunity to participate in the Diversity In The Startup and Tech Industry Summit hosted by the University of Texas Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth and Renewal. I was part of a panel moderated by Preston James II with Barbary Brunner of Austin Technology Council, Charlie Jackson … Continued

October Leadership Links

While I don’t have as much time as I’d like to dig into all of the great resources for leaders that pop up every day, I make a point of staying aware of and involved in the ongoing conversations about leadership, management, diversity and inclusion and the other topics that I work with my clients … Continued

Lisa at Women’s Fund of Central Texas Keyholder 2016

On October 25, I’ll have the honor of being a member of the Keyholder Host Committee for Women’s Fund of Central Texas Keyholder 2016. This great event will focus on the way that women are uniquely able to be key economic drivers within their community. Hosted at the ZACH Topfer Theatre, Keyholder 2016 will feature … Continued

Spare Yourself A Lunch and Learn with Reverse Mentoring

I’m a major proponent of mentoring in my work with executives and organizations because of its many benefits when it comes to growing and developing one’s career. Having been a mentee and a mentor myself, I believe that it can be truly transformational. Mentoring is a two way street. When you serve as a mentor, you … Continued

Leadership Vs. Management

The working world is full of managers of every rank and title. You can be a manager even if you’re not terribly great at (or even interested in) managing people. As an executive coach, my goal is to reduce the number of managers in this world and instead create leaders. Effective leaders have a number … Continued

Change Management Comes From Within

I’ve experienced the challenges of change management, both as a leader at a company undergoing a period of major transition and as an executive coach brought in specifically to help leaders navigate change management within their own organizations. There are numerous change management models and tools (and I’ve seen them all). Despite this abundance of … Continued