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About Lisa Hills

A workplace expert and career strategist, Lisa is a management consultant with over two decades of experience focused on organizational strategy and talent development. Lisa is committed to helping clients tackle workplace issues, guiding them as they navigate everyday challenges and providing them with the requisite tools and practical solutions for success. Working with clients in 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. She provides executive coaching and partners 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.

Lisa frequently collaborates with other strategic partners including: Nanette Fridman, Fridman Strategies,, Faun Zarge,, hiresmarter (formerly Talent Analytics) and is a certified user of Predictive Index (, a robust talent optimization assessment. Most recently, Lisa has joined forces with her colleagues to launch, Working Wonders ( bringing fresh strategies and new approaches to everyday work challenges.

Prior to management consulting, 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. Lisa is a highly engaged member of the Greater Boston Jewish community, devoting significant time to leadership and board positions 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 CEO’s, executive directors 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 is a contributing author to Holding the Gavel (chapter entitled, “Finding Your Leadership Voice,”)She 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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