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Lisa Sansom’s Bio

written by Lisa Sansom 1 January 2007

Lisa Sansom

Lisa Sansom

Lisa Sansom, MAPP ’10, is the owner of LVS Consulting, an independent consulting firm that helps to build positive organizations. Lisa works with individuals, leaders, teams and entire organizational units providing services such as individual and leadership coaching, team facilitation, effective communications training, Appreciative Inquiry and change management consulting. Clients include a variety of organizations, such as crown corporations, private industry, and educational institutions.

As an accredited coach, her clients include managers and leaders, as well as aspiring leaders, who seek to improve their positive impact in the organizations where they work. Lisa’s style is practical and friendly with touches of appropriate humour, and a drive to get to the “tough stuff”. Her clients are thoughtful, creative and resourceful, and Lisa works with them to bring their natural talents and delights to the surface, while maintaining a highly practical and applied approach.

As a Team Coach with the Queen’s School of Business, Lisa works with newly-formed teams of MBA students to coach them to high performance under intensely demanding conditions. In her own business, Lisa has conducted team facilitation from the executive level, assisting with visioning and strategizing, to the functional team level, helping to uncover team issues and to develop and implement action plans.

Additionally, Lisa has contracted to the Queen’s University HR group in the role of Organizational Development Specialist, driving programs such as engagement surveys and change management for a variety of projects.

She is also the past editor and current book reviewer for Your Workplace magazine, Canada’s authority on work/life issues. She authored a highly successful series on The Change Cycle™, which has become the most requested reprints in the history of the publication. She also authored a five-part series on Appreciative Inquiry, and has spoken at the magazine’s annual conference. Lisa currently reviews business books for this national publication.

Lisa obtained her MBA from the Rotman School of Management, and earned her coaching accreditation from Adler International Learning / OISE-UT. In addition she holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Education from Brock University. She completed her MAPP (Master of Applied Positive Psychology) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010.

Prior to her business career, Lisa taught at the high school level for several years. Her subject areas included English, French, French Immersion, history and science, and she appeared as a guest speaker on Inside Education on TVOntario.

Lisa contributed a chapter to the Positive Psychology News book, Character Strengths Matter.

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