When Lisa’s not paragliding off mountains, dancing, or consulting someone on health, you may find her at Big Speak, Inc., her latest adventure.
An extensive background in sales and advertising, Lisa was not a stranger to fast pace environments and assisting companies in achieving great solutions. Born and raised in the midwest, Lisa’s dedicated work ethic and sincere drive shine through in her daily encounters. She lives her life with the consistent motto and famous Zig Ziglar quote “Help enough people in life get what they want; you’ll get what you want.” She cares deeply for people, and receives great pleasure in making them happy!
A Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lisa graduated with honors in the School of Business and Communications. Directly after graduation and a summer spent abroad, she accepted a SAE position with a National Direct Mail Company. After enjoying a lucrative career at Advo-System, Inc. for eight years, she was passionately pursued by an International Field Marketing Company based in Chicago. The next five years she learned the metropolitan ways of Chicago (adopted the Sinatra song, “My Kind of Town…”) and traveled extensively throughout the U.S and Western Europe. Advancing her career further, she gratefully moved to San Francisco at the height of the Tech boom in the late 90’s. Living at the top of the famous Greenwich steps amongst the arboretum, 360 degree views and historic Coit Tower… she was convinced life couldn’t get much better. Moving over to Marin County for a couple years, she found it actually can get better! Thoroughly enjoying the West Coast and benefiting from all its opportunity and beauty… Lisa knew she was here to stay.
Her entrepreneurial ways kept at her, however, she left the corporate world for a short stint to start a bagel business! Four locations and three years later… well you’ll just have to ask her!
Married her grade school sweetheart, (and next door neighbor at 10 years young!) who just happened to move to CA with his family when he was twelve… stayed in touch over the years and met up again at the Santa Monica pier 20+ years later… now share a beautiful son, named Michael… as they say… the rest is history! Think she’ll settle in this time for awhile!
Lisa’s goal at Big Speak is to continue to transform lives. Inspiring, motivating, and providing the world’s greatest speakers and consultants while exceeding expectations. Her revenue stream over the years as a National Sales Director came from various Fortune 1000 clients such as, Keebler, Coors, PepsiCo, MCI, L’Oreal, Whitehall-Robins, and House of Blues. She looks forward to making an even larger impact at BigSpeak, Inc.