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Speaker Bio

Known globally as “The Chief of Change”, Lisa is an in-demand Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Certified Leadership & Success Coach, and award-winning Author of four books. As such, she is an expert on Leadership Development and Personal Branding…and how the two work together to develop a next-level Leadership mindset and creates positive changes in workplace culture.

 

PLUS, Lisa focuses on EDU-tainment, so her audiences learn a lot AND have fun!

 

As a result, she is booked, often repeatedly, by many well-known organizations, such as: Pfizer, Salesforce, Wyndham Worldwide Resorts, eBay, Blue Cross/BlueShield, Wells Fargo, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi, PayPal, SHRM, and the National Diversity Council. She was even booked by the Government of Brunei, to speak IN Brunei, at their first-ever Women in Leadership Conference.

 

In addition to being a Keynote Speaker and Author, Lisa is a Certified Leadership & Success Coach who works with Professional Women. She received her Coach certification through an intensive training program accredited by the International Coach Federation.

 

Her four popular books on Amazon include: Millennials Incorporated; Millennials into Leadership; and Boomers into Business. Her fourth book, Your Employee Brand is in Your Hands, was named a finalist in ForeWord Magazine’s Annual Book Awards competition, in the highly competitive Leadership books category. Lisa’s books are often ordered in bulk by organizations to use in their Employee Learning & Development training programs.

 

And, based on her topic expertise and notoriety, Lisa has been interviewed by, or written articles for, countless media and research firms, including (partial list): ABC, NPR, MSNBC, CBS, The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Human Resource Executive, The Business Journals (throughout the U.S.), Recruitment & Retention, Universum’s Trainee Guides for Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Diversity Business, HR.com, Monster.com, Recruiter.com, and CareerBuilder.com.

Keynote Topic #1

MAKE YOUR LEADERSHIP BRANDING OUTSTANDING!

eBay has booked Lisa for this over 25 TIMES! Why? It inspires & motivates employees from all generations to evaluate themselves, and their leadership skills, by focusing on their Personal Brand. There’s NO downside to employees wanting to develop a more positive Personal Leadership Brand…it positively impacts your workplace!

Keynote Topic #2

RE-VIEW, RE-COMMIT, RE-TAIN!

55% of workers will search for a new job (during/post Covid) as they RE-assess their Employers…are your front-line Supervisors well-equipped to RE-tain them? This high-impact keynote provides solid RE-tention tips AND will RE-energize their leadership mindset to strengthen their Personal Leadership Brand. Remember: People don’t leave companies, they (typically) leave people!

Keynote Topic #3

RESILIENCE TO RISE & THRIVE!

Almost HALF (48%) of employees said their mental health has impacted their capacity to work effectively…that’s DOUBLE the amount from early-2020! Burn-out, stress, anxiety and depression are rampant. And this timely, uplifting & info-packed keynote will help your employees better address adversity, stick-it to stress, reinvigorate their resilience, and will lend their Personal Brand a helping hand!

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  • Event Coordinator
    12/15/2021 at 12:00 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that I heard great things about Lisa Orrell, the speaker who conducted the Leadership Seminar at your college. My daughter was one of the students who attended it and was very impressed by Lisa’s message and delivery. It was great to see her inspired this way! Thanks for making arrangements for this event and for hiring such a terrific speaker.

    – An E-mail Sent to the Event Coordinator at Black Hills State University from the Mother of Student Who Attended Lisa’s “Get A Grip On Leadership” Seminar

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  • Kelly Powers
    12/14/2021 at 1:24 pm

    “Lisa was the Keynote for our Hotel Council of San Francisco’s Annual Member Meeting.
    The subject was working, motivating and retaining Millennials in the workplace.
    She was fantastic. She gave a presentation that was funny, engaging, data driven and inspired. And several attendees asked me for her contact information to hire her for their companies. I will definitely book Lisa again!”

    – Kelly Powers, Hotel Council of San Francisco, Director of Marketing & Membership

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  • C. Young
    12/08/2021 at 12:00 pm

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!! You were terrific.

    It was great having you speak to our HR group last Thursday! Thank you so much for your time, energy, humor and talent to “tell it like it is.” You came across with credibility, experience and knowledge — a winning combination. The wisdom you shared was extremely helpful — there have been several emails going back and forth about your meaty information. Thank you again!

    – C. Young, Senior Director, Leading Employment Agency

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  • Cathy D
    11/03/2021 at 12:01 pm

    I am attaching a letter of request to invite you to speak at the Professional Business Women of California Sacramento Conference. You were one of the most memorable and motivating speakers at PBWC’s San Francisco Conference this year (attendance was over 6000!) and we would like you to please consider speaking in Sacramento. You really were awesome!

    – Cathy D., Associate Producer of the PBWC Conference

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  • Rayona Sharpnack
    10/20/2021 at 1:30 pm

    Lisa Orrell is an expert in this breaking new field of generation relations.…her keynotes, workshops, and books are resources that every innovative company needs!

    Rayona Sharpnack, Founder & CEO, Institute for Women’s Leadership

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  • C. Serene
    10/12/2021 at 1:27 pm

    “Lisa Orrell ROCKED! Every college student, and employees from ANY generation, should be required to attend her ‘Personal Branding’ presentations!” – C. Serene, College Student Who Attended Lisa’s Presentation.

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  • Judy S.: Sr. Director
    10/10/2021 at 12:00 pm

    Feedback on your Personal Branding keynote has been fabulous! The buzz is out there and many people are waiting to watch the video on our company-wide intranet. Also, we’d like to order 30 more copies of your ‘Personal Branding’ book so everyone on the planning committee will receive one. Thanks again! You helped make our Diversity Day 2015 a huge success!!!

    – Judy S.: Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition and Diversity/Inclusion, Fortune 500 Technology Company

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  • E. Wainwright
    09/22/2021 at 1:29 pm

    Everyone loved you! There is so much excitement and ideas surfacing since you presented your 2 seminars. In addition, you have such an engaging personality and terrific speaking style that it feels like I’ve known you forever!

    – E. Wainwright, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan Vice President, Workforce Diversity & Inclusion

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  • Morley Winograd
    09/15/2021 at 12:00 pm

    The single biggest challenge America faces over the next decade is managing the transition from a Boomer led country to one dominated and led by America’s next great generation, Millennials. In her book, “Millennials Into Leadership”, Lisa Orrell provides members of that generation their first practical ‘how to’ advice on succeeding when faced with leadership roles at work. Hopefully, many Millennials will read this book, take her advice, and lead our country, and our companies, into their next era of excellence.

    – Morley Winograd: Co-author of the Bestselling Book: “Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube and the Future of American Politics”

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  • Mark McCrindle
    08/11/2021 at 1:29 pm

    Even down here in Australia we’ve come across Lisa Orrell and her world-class analysis of the Millennials. As leading social researchers analyzing generational trends across Asia, I can tell you that the issues addressed in ”Millennials Incorporated’ are indeed global challenges. Lisa speaks with authority on these emerging employees and she offers excellent insights into this global generation.

    – Mark McCrindle

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  • Lindsay F
    07/11/2021 at 1:28 pm

    “Many of our GenNEXT chapters throughout the U.S. & Canada have hired Lisa because she’s amazing!” – Lindsay F.: Enterprise Global Chair, Gen Y Diversity Group, Johnson & Johnson.

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  • Allison Boyette
    04/20/2021 at 1:28 pm

    “Our conference attendees rated your Keynote, ‘Improving Communications Across the Generations’, as ABOVE EXCELLENT! And they shared comments, such as: ‘Loved it! and Powerful message and very entertaining!’ Thank you so much.” – Allison Boyette: Programs Director, NC Health Care Facilities Association.

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  • Colleen M. Jones
    03/22/2021 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve been responsible for hiring MANY speakers and trainers over the years, and it’s rare that we hire them repeatedly. But Lisa is an exception! We fly her in a lot as a keynote to kick off various events we do, as well as for conducting training workshops. Plus, I’ve referred her to divisions all over J & J and they all rave about her, too! She is personable, hilarious, and witty, plus her content is always SO informative and useful. – Colleen M. Jones: V.P. of Operations, The Vision Care Institute, Johnson & Johnson

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  • Lisa Barefield
    11/22/2020 at 1:33 pm

    We have booked Lisa twice to be the keynote speaker at our Annual ADOMA Leadership Conference, and she is always a big hit! Not only does she deliver interesting insights on generational dynamics at work and effective leadership, she entertains everyone in the process with her wit and humor. If she wasn’t great the first-time we booked her, we definitely wouldn’t have asked her back a second time! – Lisa Barefield: Executive Board Member, Auto Dealers Office Managers Association (ADOMA)

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  • Natalie Bédard
    09/24/2020 at 1:10 pm

    “Hi Lisa. Thank you for yesterday! We debriefed with everyone and your session was by far the hit of the Summit even outvoting my session : ) xo – Natalie”
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    Natalie Bédard, M. Ed.
    Senior Training Manager/ | Chef de la formation
    Global Commercial Operations, North America
    Pfizer Canada ULC

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  • Marlene Williamson
    02/18/2020 at 1:34 pm

    Lisa is a pro. Your audience will be impressed and learn a great deal. She has an engaging personality that makes learning fun and interesting. – Marlene Williamson: CEO & Board Director, Watermark

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  • Cathy Andrews
    02/12/2020 at 1:34 pm

    I was fortunate enough to attend your presentation at our Annual Sales Manager’s Meeting in Park City, UT. I discussed your presentation with our HR, L & D, and Management Group here in Montreal, and they’re very interested in booking you to come speak for our division here! – Cathy Andrews: National e-Sales Manager, Pfizer Canada

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  • Ms. Sarah Roberts
    10/22/2019 at 1:32 pm

    The feedback is off-the-charts from the attendees at our Salesforce Leadership Summit! They loved you. Some of them are going to see about having you speak for our entire Chicago office. You crushed it! – Ms. Sarah Roberts: VP of Solutions Engineering, Salesforce (and Committee Member for their Annual Leadership Summit in San Francisco)

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  • Yvonne Wu
    09/12/2019 at 1:33 pm

    Lisa came to our company as a keynote speaker for a mixed-generation audience with a talk entitled “Improving Communications Across the Generations.” She delivered very insightful concepts of what makes members of different generations unique while disproving common stereotypes. She also provided several eye-opening statistics on the evolving workforce and numerous stories of relatable mishaps and miscommunications stemming from the generational gaps. Based on audience engagement and feedback, she was very well received. Overall, Lisa was a pleasure to work with and extremely accommodating, tailoring specific topics upon our request. We hope to host her again at future events! – Yvonne Wu, Ph.D.: Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

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  • Winn Claybaugh
    07/12/2019 at 1:32 pm

    Lisa has been a featured keynote speaker at our Annual Summits FOUR times and she always delivers! When she discussed Personal Branding this year at our Leadership Summit the audience of 400+ people when nuts. They’re still talking about her presentation and how valuable it was. Lisa is truly one of our favorite speakers and we consider her to be a member of our big Paul Mitchell family! – Winn Claybaugh: Co-founder, Owner, and Dean of Paul Mitchell Schools International Motivational Speaker & Author of: “Be Nice (Or Else!)”

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