About Lisa Hills

Lisa Hills has over twenty-five years of experience as an organizational strategist and expert in talent management. Working with clients who encompass both the private and not-for-profit sectors, Lisa focuses on issues including: leading successful organizational change; developing team talent; creating high-performing teams; and, designing strategies for individual and team success. Lisa has long-term relationships with clients, partnering with them through the implementation of practical, high impact solutions as well as guiding them through management and leadership challenges. She provides executive coaching and will work with clients to navigate performance issues, hone communication skills, and enhance management/leadership effectiveness. Lisa also helps clients through the recruiting, on-boarding and developing of emerging talent.

Recently, Lisa has joined forces with other top-notch, high-energy consultants to create Working Wonders, a collaborative dedicated to high-performing teams, leadership skill building, talent development and organizational strategy. In order to ensure best practices and innovative thinking, Lisa frequently partners with other thought leaders and strategists including: Fridman Strategies; hireSmarter (formerly Talent Analytics), Faun Zarge; and, Create-a-Cook,, (high-intensity team building challenges)

Prior to launching Hirsch/Hills, Lisa served as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Brandeis University where she was involved in policy making and strategic planning for the institution and served as the Director of the Hiatt Career Development Center. While at Brandeis, Lisa served as the University’s representative to the Waltham and Greater Boston communities. She was a founding member of the Bridging Education and Technology (BEAT) program, a partnership between the City of Waltham, Brandeis University and local technology corporations.

Lisa holds a masters in public administration with a specialization in management strategy and corporate public policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Brandeis University. She has held numerous leadership positions throughout the Greater Boston Jewish community including serving as President of Temple Emanuel of Newton (the largest Conservative synagogue in New England) where she remains deeply involved with the synagogue’s vibrant community. Lisa has chaired countless searches for executive director and clergy positions throughout the Jewish community, has been instrumental in the on-boarding of Jewish professionals in new leadership roles, and has been involved with many strategic planning initiatives. Lisa was recently featured on the podcast, “It’s Who You Know,” is a contributing author to Roads Taken, was the executive producer for Good Job, and was involved with the production of The Recruiting Game.

Consulting Areas

Organizational Strategy

  • Leading and Managing Effective Organizational Change
  • Designing Effective Strategic Planning Processes
  • Understanding Your Organizational Culture

Talent Development

  • Developing High-Performing Teams
  • On-Boarding/Launching New Hires
  • Identifying Emerging Talent
  • Leveraging Team Talent

Executive Coaching

  • Understanding Leadership Effectiveness
  • Developing Your Best Leadership Self
  • Translating Your Leadership Vision into Action
  • Communicating with High Impact and High Resonance

Student Success

  • Understanding Today’s Student
  • Designing Student-Focused Services
  • Navigating Student Transitions and Key Pivot Points

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