Lisa started her career as a technology and strategy consultant working with Fortune 500 companies. She worked with financial service and manufacturing companies as part of Deloitte’s JD Edwards practice, was a Lead Strategist at Caught In The Web working with companies adopting online business models in 1999 and was the country lead for employee online solutions at Hewlett Packard in 2001. Lisa rose through the ranks of HP over a 9 year career ultimately managing the Technical Consulting practice. Working with this team of 120 consultants Lisa found common frustration and malaise related to career planning. She saw enormous untapped potential for non traditional approaches to career change and intrapreneurship and decided to focus on her passion for employee engagement and career satisfaction. Stepping away from corporate life in 2009, she created Challenge Factory Inc.
Today, Lisa is Canada’s “Legacy Career” thought leader offering practical programs and approached for Boomers to find their next career either inside their existing organizations or as entrepreneurs.
Challenge Factory offers experiential career transition programs for all demographics – from new graduates to its Legacy Careers clients in their 50s, 60s and beyond. It combines the latest demographic-based research with innovative career management practice and works with individuals and organizations. Sixty percent of Challenge Factory clients opt to start new businesses as opposed to pursuing posted positions. Challenge Factory and its clients have been profiled in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Brandon Sun, Toronto Sun, HR Reporter, Ottawa Sun, Herald Chronicle, 24Hrs and Canadian Press.
Lisa holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the Schulich School of Business, York University. She currently sits on several not-for-profit boards and is an active community volunteer and public speaker. Lisa lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.