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Lisa Anna Palmer

Lisa Anna Palmer

Lisa Anna Palmer is the Founder & CEO of Light Your Leadership Inc. She is the international bestselling author of Light A Fire In Their Hearts: The Truth About Leadership, and the creator of the LYLTalks podcast. 

She speaks, coaches, and trains high performing subject matter experts, managers, and executives to shift their mindset. She helps them become the type of leader people love to work with, so that they can learn to love their life as a leader. Lisa helps managers and executives to see leadership from a different perspective so that they can foster more inclusive and engaging workplaces, attract and retain talent, and create thriving organizations.

Lisa uses practical examples and storytelling to help leaders to connect with employees and colleagues at the human level as part of the Light Your Leadership Program. She helps leaders to light a fire in the hearts of their employees by practicing: 

  • The 3 C’s of Connection: compassion, courage, and competence.
  • The 8 P’s of Ignition: profundity, passion, purpose, perseverance, professionalism, play, philanthropy, and prosperity.

With over 25 years in the fields of Leadership and Human Resources & Organizational Development, Lisa has over 25 years of experience as a trusted advisor for managers and executives at all levels, from team leader to CEO. Since she first began her career at the age of 22 with PwC, and spent close to 14 years working with federal employers, including Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation and the Royal Canadian Mint. She has been passionate about helping people at work from day one. She has coached and facilitated workshops for thousands of people during her career. She started her journey as an entrepreneur when she Cattelan Palmer Consulting in 2011.

Lisa is passionate about people having positive and healthy, fun, purpose-driven and productive work experiences so that they can have better lives overall. She has devoted her life and career to advancing compassionate, courageous, and competent leadership within organizations, our communities, and around the world.

Lisa’s fundamental belief is that what sets great leaders apart is their ability to connect at the human level. Lisa is mobilizing like-minded people who care about the state of leadership to grow the Light Your Leadership Community and join this movement so that we can carry this message to the masses around the globe.

Lisa Is also a proud Ambassador of the “She Did It!” Movement 

Lisa's credentials include:

  • Author of international bestseller: Light A Fire In Their Hearts, as well as contributor to five bestselling books from the 365 Days Series by Jodi Chapman and Dan Teck 
  • Over 25 years of experience as a trusted coach, advisor, and trainer for thousands of employees and leaders at all levels of the organization, across industries and in public, private and non-profit sectors 
  • Top 100 Canadian Professionals for 2020 
  • Has shared the stage with globally renowned speakers and has presented to high ranking dignitaries 
  • ProActive Certified Coach 
  • Certified Expert Speaker 
  • Certified Passion Test® Facilitator 
  • Certified Cross-Cultural Change Facilitator 
  • B.A. Psychology plus completed numerous university-level HR courses, advance leadership and professional development programs, in Canada and the US
  • Fluently Trilingual: English, French, Italian 
ProActive Certified CoachPassion Test Certified FacilitatorExpert Speaker CertifiedCertificate for Facilitating Cross-Cultural Change
Top 100 Canadian Professionals for 2020

“Lisa is honored to have been selected as one of the Top 100 Canadian Professionals for 2020” 

In addition to running her own business, Lisa is a member of the Advisory Board for KLIQ.ca, which helps students to navigate the career landscape and attain their career choices.

Read more about Lisa Anna Palmer in Distinctive Women Magazine.  

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