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    “Challenge Factory brings intelligence and new thinking to every initiative. A team you can count on.”

    Ontario Nurses Association

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    “Lisa is a visionary person with strong leadership qualities and a keen ability to work seamlessly across business unit boundaries to achieve the desired outcome.”

    Global IT Company

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    “Lisa, and the whole Challenge Factory team, is the best strategist I know... I would always want her on my team.”

    IT Services Company

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720 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2R4



About Challenge Factory:

  • Challenge Factory helps both employees and employers embrace the Future of Work with solutions and strategies to supercharge workforces and capitalize on today’s trends. 

  • Challenge Factory is research-based, tracking five critical workforce drivers.

  • Challenge Factory offers new thinking and tools to organizations looking to understand the Future of Work and capitalize on today’s Talent Revolution.

  • Challenge Factory works with industry associations, businesses and organizations who seek actionable strategies to address today’s most challenging workforce trends. 

  • Challenge Factory powers the Centre for Career Innovation. An online platform of robust, research-backed courses and learning experiences to prepare you for what lies ahead, in your own career and as an organizational leader. The Centre for Career Innovation approaches workplace learning differently.


Recent Media Mentions:

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Company Stats


Women-led organization


National team members


Advisory board members with expertise across 9 sectors


National research projects


Lines of business: Research - Consulting - Training


Published books by President, Lisa Taylor


Online training platform dedicated to the Future of Work

 Lisa Taylor

Company Profile:

Challenge Factory focuses on building talent equity inside organizations by elevating strategic thinking and using career management as a catalyst for change. We believe industries are in the midst of a talent revolution in which job roles, employee roles, and talent roles are changing rapidly. Successful organizations stay one step ahead of current workforce trends, prepared to grow and incorporate new thinking, models and methods.

Our lens is the future of work, we focus on identifying problems, organizing studies /using our own existing research, and sharing the results with our clients. Together, we implement change that will take leaders, organizations and champions in the talent revolution to new levels and prepare for future success. We don't just advise – we do.

Our beliefs:

Challenge Factory achieves its objectives based on three foundational beliefs.

  1. hyper collaboration: we see creative partnership opportunities at every turn and know how to make them work
  2. co-creation: we lend our knowledge and expertise to build the Future of Work together with our clients and partners
  3. capacity building: we develop talent trailblazers and resilient organizations who capitalize on today's changing workplace

Leadership Profile

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor is the President of Challenge Factory, helping both employees and employers embrace the “Future of Work” with solutions and strategies to supercharge workforces and capitalize on today’s trends.

Lisa offers a dynamic perspective on the Future of Work and how demographics, the freelance economy and new market dynamics present opportunities to gain strategic advantage.

Lisa is the author of “Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business” and "Retain and Gain: Career Management for Non-Profits and Charities, two sector-specific playbooks choc full of low-cost and no-cost activities for managers.

Lisa is a Canadian Special Operations Forces Regiment Association Board Member and a Member, Dean’s Advisory Council, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. Lisa sits on the Board of Directors for CERIC and co-chairs the Marketing Committee. She is a member of the Canadian Council of Career Development Associations (CCCD) Standards and Guidelines stakeholder committee and a member of Team Canada for the 2019 International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy symposium in Norway.

Lisa is a sought after expert, speaker and columnist. Her clients rely on her invaluable insights and real world know-how. Lisa’s expertise is widely recognized in the Globe & Mail, the Wall Street Journal, CBC, TVO and other major outlets.

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Community Involvement:

Since 2011, Challenge Factory has been a supporter and partner of Homeward Bound, a unique program delivered by WoodGreen Community Services. Homeward Bound assists single, female-led families who are living in unstable conditions to make a successful transition to sustainable employment, permanent housing and independent living for themselves and their children.

“Own the Interview” is a specialized workshop co-hosted by Challenge Factory and Woodgreen Community Services that helps career transitioners sharpen their interview skills.

Coffee and Careers is a monthly community-driven conversation on top-of-mind topics lead by the ever changing Future of Work. Challenge Factory has been holding these conversations for five years and is excited to be bringing this energizing and truth-focused event to the Centre for Social Innovation.



©  2019  Challenge Factory. All rights reserved.

©  2019  Challenge Factory. All rights reserved.

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