I have experience as an Advisory Board Member for a number of startups at various stages of development. Working closely with the CEO and C-Suite executives to strategize, innovate and develop the appropriate focus & next steps. Acting as an Advisor and Mentor for Leadership teams coaching them through important decisions. Proactively identifying and anticipate problems, challenges, and opportunities before they occur.
Your Current State tells a story. I have the ability to interpret the story behind your current state culture, leadership, employee & customer experiences. What are your gaps? What opportunities can you address? What impact will future changes have on operations? How will changes made differentiate your brand? I can help you see the truth of the way things are and let you know what to do about it.
Instead of continuing with the status quo, following copycat strategies of others or adopting long held traditional approaches that don’t fit today, I can help you define leadership, employee & customer strategies and deploy & align them to galvanize your company around your purpose and values and move you in a common direction and drive growth. Rather than building a company that is stuck in the past, you can create one that differentiates around creating experiences employees & customers want to have again and again.
If you need an Advisor, I have experience advising startups and businesses of various stages. From strategy, culture, team building & development to leadership development, employee & customer experience, crisis & change management, and COVID-19 navigation to organizational development and simplifying operations.
In my 25+ years of leadership experience, I have worked with companies from startups to mid-markets & enterprises with siloed organizations, poor employee & customer experiences, and under-performing operations & growth. I have helped them create cultures, systems, structures, and accountabilities necessary to support positive employee & customer experiences & customer driven growth. All company’s reach a level or status quo where existing strategies need to change. I will help identify your company’s needs and facilitate strategic actions to galvanize, align and move you in the right direction.
Seasoned executive with deep experience building and deploying talent management strategies including Competency Models, Performance Management, Succession Planning, High Potential Development and Learning and Development. Created multiple talent management strategies for companies and aligned existing and new programs and systems to ensure the sustainability of a high performance company.
Lisa Benson is an Emmy award-winning journalist and diversity, equity, and inclusion specialist. During her seminars, Lisa draws from her life and career to stimulate thoughtful conversation on the roles we each play within our communities and organizations, leaving attendees with memorable takeaways on the power individuals and companies have to make meaningful and lasting change. Lisa's understanding of the racial inequities that diminish productivity was enriched by her study of diversity and inclusion at Cornell University. She also earned her bachelor's degree in Mass Media Arts from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. After working in corporate America for more than two decades, Lisa triumphed in federal court over a national media company. Jurors unanimously found the media giant guilty of retaliation. These life-changing experiences coupled with her Ivy League education uniquely qualify her to speak honestly and courageously about the implicit biases, microaggressions, and racial hierarchies in the workplace that drain corporations of money and top-notch talent.