Lisa is a trailblazer intent on challenging outdated career thinking. She understands what's driving the Future of Work and her company—Challenge Factory—tackles every aspect of the issue with real world solutions.

The talent revolution is Lisa’s second wave of innovation. In the 1990s she led strategic and technical projects when early-adopting institutions moved their back-end processes onto the nascent Internet. Today, she offers a dynamic perspective on how workforce-focused innovation offers organizations a similar opportunity to transform outdated business models and gain strategic advantage. In 2014, Lisa was recognized as one of Canada’s top women city builders by the Urban Land Institute. In 2015 she was awarded Canada’s “Outstanding Career Leader” by Career Professionals of Canada.

With an MBA in Strategic Management and Public Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Lisa was a senior consultant with Deloitte and held Practice Lead, National Managing Principal and Global Team roles with Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co. She sits on a variety of Boards and is a frequent conference keynote speaker and media commentator.

Popular Talks

The 5 Drivers Shaping the Future of Work: Shifting Perspective

It is easy to believe that the world of work today is chaotic, precarious and unpredictable. It would be understandable if we were to hunker down, stick to proven practices and wait for the dust to settle. And, in doing so, we will have missed the greatest opportunity to impact society. The future has not yet happened and we are not passive in how it unfolds. We are currently living through talent-focused revolutionary times shaped by five trends. Using a variety of tools, analogies and examples, this talk will challenge outdated thinking and explore how you and your team can be revolutionaries, myth-busters and sense makers. From demographics to new models of career ownership, the freelance economy and new business models, we will explore how to make sense of what the workforce of 2020 and beyond will look like.

Social Rituals, Longevity and Legacy

At work, the rituals we celebrate feel empty over time. Think of the office birthday cake: fun for employees in their 20’s, but awkward for employees in their 60’s. Rituals exist to acknowledge accomplishment and connect people. Yet, while we have rituals to mark life’s beginnings, what about life’s middles or transition points? The middles are where real life and real legacies are created. This talk reveals the untapped opportunity to ritualize lifelong accomplishment and legacy building.

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