Following a wide-ranging career in fashion (making custom ‘trick’ clothing for magicians), literature (as a speech-writer, spoken-word artist and book reviewer) and retail (selling books, shoes and lobsters – but not all at once), lisa Schmidt believes if you do what you love and follow your instincts, you will find work that both meets your needs and the needs of the world.
This is what as led her to try several career paths, first in poetry, communications and graphic design, then as a director in hospital administration and now in coaching, facilitation and leadership development.
Her education is equally varied, with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science from McGill University (Montreal), a diploma in Book and Magazine Publishing from
An advocate of life-long learning and trying new things, lisa spends her free time living and gardening at her lakefront cottage, and learning how to silversmith, rock climb and drive motorcycles. She hopes she will eventually lose her fear of jellyfish so she can learn to scuba dive.
lisa is a member of the International Coach Federation and an expert author on e-zine.
Click here to read lisa's most recent articles on career transition, self-improvement and creating psychological safety in the workplace.