Meet Your Coach: Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis: Career Coach and Director of Career Change Bootcamp

I’m a career strategy coach specializing in helping ambitious people clarify big scary career decisions and create a laser-like focus in entrepreneurial endeavors.

I’m experienced in managing career transition myself: prior to coaching, I was a marketing executive for a decade. In my tenure in communications, I revived and ran the mid-level employee happiness and retention initiative and served as a regional driver for the company-wide women’s empowerment program. It was in this role that I discovered my skill and passion for coaching.

If there’s a job out there, I’ve done it. I worked and interned in many different sectors and roles throughout my career at the American Cancer Society, Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and CBS prior to starting my own career coaching company in 2015.

I love to coach multi-passionate individuals seeking help re-discovering, prioritizing and honoring their values in their work. The clients that have the biggest breakthroughs with me are multi-passionate and landed their first few jobs but are currently stuck trying to decide their next move.

Favorite Book: 

I LOVE The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwarz. I first read it back in 2011 (way before every guest on the Tim Ferriss show started name-dropping it), and love the way it expands your thinking — and your life! I am also a lover of The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F#ck by Mark Manson, and in fiction, I adore The Name of the Wind.

Fun Fact:

I used to sing Baritone in an all-women barbershop a cappella chorus that competes at the international level. See if you can pick me out of the lineup for our competition package a few years ago in Las Vegas!

Assessments Results:

  • Strengths Finder: Relator, Learner, Analytical, Ideation, Competition
  • MBTI: INTJ
  • DiSC: Strong D, medium C, low I and low S
  • Enneagram: I’m a #1!

Certifications:

  • PIVOT Method trained coach
  • World Coach Institute Professional Coach and Career Coach trained coach
  • MBTI
  • StrengthsFinder
  • Situational Leadership II
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Elevating Feedback
  • Crisis Text Line training participant.

Why you do coaching with HTYC:

I do career coaching work with Happen To Your Career because I believe it’s not just possible, but imperative to be happy at work day-to-day.

I believe you have unique gifts and skills that the economy can recognize and reward.

I believe that sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to take leaps — because smart risks can lead to big rewards.

I believe you deserve to get out of bed and feel really good about how you’re going to spend your day.

And I believe that life is too short to settle for anything less than awesome in your career.  

My signature strengths are in helping you see trends and themes in your past accomplishments, generating ideas for ways to extend your Signature Strengths in new directions or sectors, and strategically positioning yourself as the Dream Candidate for your target role.

Podcast Episodes featuring Lisa

What peeps say after working with Lisa

Lisa has done an amazing job bringing my A+ game out from me, and I feel my big successes so far have gone further because of her guidance. 2 months to two job offers at great companies is a solid success. 

Mike Bigelow

Green Building Practices Engineer

Lisa has been just amazing.  She was invaluable to this whole process for me and without her I don’t think I’d have had the confidence to proceed when I was stuck and therefore would not have had the success that I’ve had.  Don’t get me wrong, your training, knowledge, advice, and encouragement have been amazing as well and are critical to success.  I’ve just had the personal interaction with Lisa and she has really REALLY helped me.

Sarah Hawkins

Operations Manager for a Non Profit, CASA