Having first qualified as a general nurse and subsequently as a midwife, Lisa has worked in a diverse range of clinical settings including Beaumont Hospital Dublin, street clinics in Calcutta, King Edward VII Hospital and the Royal Marsden Clinic in London, and GP practices in Dublin. A move to the administrative side of healthcare included roles in the Blackrock Clinic, Lowell House, and the Irish Practice Nurses Association where she managed a successful application for charitable tax exemption, drafted governance policies for Board to approve, mentored rotating Board Members, and coordinated clinical awards and bursaries. In 2016 she qualified as a Business, Executive and Personal Coach, later completing Train the Trainer. Since then she has become a Certified Just Culture Champion and has completed Principles and Practice of Restorative Just Culture with Northumbria University. She is an accredited Coach of Excellence with the Professional Standards Consortium. She is also a licensed EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 practitioner.
Lisa’s in-depth nursing knowledge of human physiology is interwoven with proven coaching approaches along with emerging evidence from the world of neuroscience. Managers in safety-critical or risk-averse sectors (who want to become Restorative Leaders and build a culture of psychological safety and learning at work) particularly benefit from her unique mix of skills i.e. Coach, Trainer, Certified Just Culture Champion, Nurse, Midwife and founder of two successful businesses. She uses proven frameworks and models in her coaching and training, including Micro-Resilience (proven, research-based tools and rejuvenating behaviours that take seconds to implement and lead to immediate improvement in energy), the Five Levels of Leadership, Just Culture, Conversational Intelligence, and others.
She is on a number of private, semi-state, cross-border and international coaching and mentoring panels. Her R.E.A.L. Leadership online programme is accredited for 7 CPD points with the CPD Standards Office. She gives talks and workshops on resilience to community and patient groups, business teams, at seminars and networking meetings.