WHO IS LISA STEPHENSON?
Touted as ‘one of the most influential, authentic coaches in the game’, Lisa Stephenson is the Founding Director of Who Am I Projects, author of Read Me First, and one of Australia’s foremost success coaches.
As a writer, keynote speaker, success coach and CEO, Lisa’s core purpose is to guide others in navigating and mastering their most critical project – themselves. From high-pressure boardrooms to public auditoriums, Lisa has earned a reputation for her unmatched curiosity, intuition and ever-compassionate approach.
Lisa is committed to not only inspiring, but challenging and enlightening her clients and audiences. An eclectic career has taken Lisa across the globe, with stints traversing vast industries; from telecommunications and banking to health and education.
Established by Lisa in 2008, Who Am I Projects is now one of the leading coaching consultancies in the country delivering programs across leadership, high performance and talent development. An enviable client list spans government, not-for-profit and ASX enterprises such as CommBank, Westpac, Treasury Wine Estate, Macquarie, Telstra, Hesta, Australian Unity and NAB.
Regularly appearing in the media, Lisa’s first book Read Me First attracted acclaim for its authentic, pragmatic style and widely celebrated ‘witty Stephenson candour’. Coverage to date has included spots on TODAY Extra (9), The Daily Edition (7), ABC Radio National, and print features in the Financial Review, Weekend Australian, Mamamia, Herald Sun and News.com.au.
With a love for crafting stories and a killer knack for ‘holding the room’, Lisa delivers keynotes on topics such as Emotionally Intelligent Living, Understanding Human Behaviour, Drivers of Individual Success, and Learning in an Era of Hyperconnectivity.
A self-confessed 80’s junkie with an insatiable appetite for Australian beaches, fine wine, all things Italian and quality time with her three children, Lisa is a natural leader, a generous giver of sage advice and sharer of her own (self-admittedly ‘flawed’) stories.
From Professional athletes to CEOs, entrepreneurs and a diverse list of exceptional individuals in between, building trusted connections and powerful life pathways with fellow humans is one of the greatest privileges of her work.
A few examples from the corporate sector
For National Australia Bank, Lisa developed the highly regarded ‘Thrive’ developmental experience for their most valued senior leaders in Australia and Asia. As a result, she is often asked to speak with large groups on why corporates need to stop, do a full life audit and consciously choose their best way forward.
For Treasury Wine Estates, Lisa delivers a hugely successful global talent and leadership program that has seen her regularly since 2015, speaking and coaching in Australia, Asia and America.
For Telstra, Lisa has delivered a high impact program appropriately titled ‘The Dynamic’. This program identified high performers who then participated in various events and coaching experiences to learn the art of corporate story-telling. In doing so they explored values and integrity, and how to bring the best version of themselves to all that they do.
For Australian Unity, Lisa has developed programs and relationships over many years, speaking particularly on topics to do with change management, understanding behavior, creating positive culture and building leadership from within.
For Macquarie Bank, Lisa’s ‘Shine’ program focusses on building the potential, brand, and emotional intelligence of participants. This is deeply personal work that requires participants to be accountable for their own growth, health, success, and relationships.