Lisa A. Colten is a versatile senior level Human Resources Leader/Consultant and Career Transition Coach/Consultant with extensive experience identifying and solving complex organizational problems and issues. Her corporate experience includes HR leadership roles at American Express where she partnered with business leaders in multiple functions and business lines to drive and implement measurable change and achieve performance results.
She is known for being a strategic, intuitive thinker in varied industry environments including financial services, travel, IT, government contracting and non-profit. One of her key strengths lies in creating positive relationships with business leaders and clients through collaboration and leadership to drive and implement measurable change and achieve performance results. Her expertise includes managing large scale (cross functional, global) project management initiatives. Her key competencies and skills include change management, organizational effectiveness and development, employee engagement, career transition management, mergers and acquisitions, process improvement and reengineering, learning design and deployment, and vendor management and outsourcing. She possesses exceptional facilitation and stand up training delivery skills. She has a passion for sharing knowledge with others and watching them engage, grow and develop as a result of their interaction.
Since leaving American Express in 2004, Lisa has worked as an Independent Consultant, an Human Resources Leader for KnowledgeBank (an HR consulting and outsourcing firm) and most recently as a Career Transition Coach and Consultant for Lee Hecht Harrison. Lisa started there in 2009 which has been considered as one of the U.S’s most challenging economic times. Lisa has prided herself on working with all levels of employees – administrative, professional individual contributors to senior executives in providing career transition advice, strategy and guidance by helping these downsized employees create effective job search strategies in finding new employment.
Lisa began her career with The Pillsbury Company in HR generalist roles. Lisa has an MBA in Human Resources, an MA in Organizational Communication, and a BA in Communication/Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
She is a member of the Human Resources Leadership Forum (HRLF) and Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). She is also involved with a Washington, D.C. based non-profit, where she is a board member for Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY). Lisa has lived and worked in the Washington DC area for 16 years. She currently resides in Northern Virginia.
Many people tell Lisa that she offers insightful practice advice to her clients. That is the cornerstone and philosophy of Éxzeto and the basis of the work, deliverables and advice and counsel you will receive from her.
Additionally, she is a linking pin and a connector for her clients. Through her extensive experience, Lisa makes connections and introductions for people and helping them meet others to achieve their personal and professional goals.
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