You’re talented and ambitious. Starting out, headed up, or starting over. Wherever you are in your career, you could use some additional  insight to guide your ascent. To help you get to where you want to go. Quickly.

I bring a strengths-based focus to unlocking your leadership promise. As a certified, coactive coach, I work with women who are committed to busting open doors, shattering ceilings, and transforming what's possible for themselves and everyone they touch.

If you want to refine your career strategy, develop your leadership presence and influence, build your storytelling chops, tackle your communication and management skills, or exercise your productivity muscles, you're in the right place.

Here are some of the challenges and opportunities we can tackle:

“I need to take stock of my strengths and skills so that they point me in the direction of my next career move.”

“I want to be able to talk about myself without sounding like I’m bragging.”

“I need to manage the daily papercuts of bias and be seen as leaderly, not angry.”

“I want to be more visible and acknowledged for my brilliance.”

“I’m ready to leverage my next move and I need help gaining the the support of influencers.”

“I want a seat at the table so I can influence strategy.”

“I want to engage my team around my vision and become a better coach.”

“I want to develop my storytelling chops to grow my influence, engage my people, and win business.”

“I want to gain control of my time and energy so that I’m focusing on the right things.”

And here are your coaching options for tackling those opportunities:

Praise for Lisa

"Lisa Gates is a knock-out coach. Her humor combined with razor-like insistence in accountability makes her one of the most powerful coaches I've ever met. She goes deep, makes me take responsibility, calls me on my BS, and stands for my leadership at work. An amazing process."

- B. Anderson, HR DIrector


"Lisa is a fantastic coach for men and women in multiple career paths including my area of academic medicine . She changed my approach, perspective, and helped me achieve goals that I did not previously consider attainable."  

- Tina Schade Willis, MD


"It's not every day that you get a 100% raise, but with Lisa's coaching that's what happened for me. I went into our process frustrated and hoping to leave with the skills to ask for a reasonable raise, and then Lisa suggested a much bigger ask. In addition to the jump in salary, I also successfully negotiated a title change, an assistant, and a firm date to discuss my next pay increase. Every woman owes it to herself to work with Lisa."

-  Maryn Taylor, HR Director


"Working with Lisa was a real eye-opener. She taught me how to identify my strengths and more importantly, how to sell them to potential employers! I learned how to negotiate what I was worth in a way that appealed - and it has paid off as I have recently signed for my dream job."

- Liz. O, Security and Compliance Engineer


"LIsa's insight and gift for connecting with people makes her a powerhouse coach. So inspiring!"

- Cathy Sanders, Healing Arts Professional