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Lisa Edwards

Philosophy Statement

Lisa Ann Edwards is the world’s leading expert in the measurement of success and ROI of Coaching and has been coaching leaders to effect positive change for more than 15 years. Her coaching work is focused on helping clients produce tangible, measurable business results through deep awareness and behavior change, and has generated returns-on-investment as high as 251% for clients and lifted employee engagement by 20%.

Lisa’s most recent research is about how people become catalysts of change in the workplace.  She has presented her research at global conferences and has been coaching individuals in effecting positive change since 1999, when she created her proprietary group and individual coaching program.

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Areas of Expertise/Results

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership / Talent Development
  • Team Performance and Development
  • Strategic Visioning, Planning, Goal Setting


  • Organizational Development / Change Management
  • Career Reinvention
  • Performance Assessment & Improvement
  • Effective Communication

Experience/Selected Projects

As head of Talent Management for Corbis, a Bill Gates’ privately owned global media company, Lisa was responsible for designing and implementing effective talent development solutions such as leadership development and coaching programs to ensure talent engagement, improve talent retention and serve to feed the talent pipeline.

Lisa is a frequent contributing author to trade publications and has authored or contributed to the following books: Creating an Internal Coaching Program (2014); Measuring the Success of Coaching: A Step-by-Step Guide to Measuring Impact and Calculating ROI (2012); Retail Coaching. La gestione operativa della rete vendita secondo le logiche dello sport (2011); ASTD Handbook for Measuring and Evaluating Training (2010); Talent Management Handbook (2010); Creative On-boarding Programs (2010); Keep Looking Up (2010); Managing Talent Retention: An ROI Approach (2009) and ROI in Action Casebook (2008).


  • MS, Experimental Psychology, Southern Methodist University
  • BA, Psychology, St. Mary’s College
  • Coaching Certification, The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara
  • Fundamentals of Organizational & Relationship Coaching
  • Accredited Coaching Certification, International Coach Federation
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified
  • DiSC Certified
  • Firo-B Certified

Selected Clients

From the high-profile CEO, to front-line customer employees, to senior executive team members, Lisa loves coaching engagements that are especially challenging, and has supported leaders in the Aerospace, Technology, Consulting, Media, Print Publishing, Healthcare, Construction, Financial Services, and Pharmaceutical industries.

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