Lisa Pierosara (B.A., ACC) is a senior professional coach, facilitator, and collaborative program leader with a history of fostering transformative change, and communications excellence. Her coaching style aims clients toward effectiveness while she anchors her clients’ career goals in core values and purpose.
Lisa has over 20 years of professional experience across Corporate Canada and Academia. Her interest and experience in building leadership competencies extends from designing and facilitating career development learning modules within a business school context, to coaching entrepreneurs and mid to senior management on best practices in career growth. She loves to work with clients who choose to grow within this increasingly complex world of work (to quote John C Maxwell, change is inevitable, growth is optional).
After a successful career change into Coaching, Lisa walks the talk of pursuing work that ‘fits’. Her communications and marketing background brings an expertise to her clients’ efforts in creating a strong, relevant personal brand. As a Career Coach/Consultant, Lisa provides guidance and useful support in job search strategies, networking, personal branding, and interviewing skills. As a facilitator, she uses her coaching expertise to instigate crucial discussions and create interactive learning environments.
Lisa is an ICF certified coach, trained through Coaches Training Institute and Adler. She is an active leader in her community, having recently launched an intergenerational mentorship program for women at her church. She lives outside of Toronto with her husband and two teenage daughters.
“…My passions lie in taking care of family, cooking, home decor, entertaining, and parenting. I love to downhill ski, hike, play badminton and get my road bike out for a cycle. Like many, I love continuous learning and hearing people’s stories.”
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“Lisa was an excellent communicator and facilities the exchange of ideas very well. My sessions felt like they were brainstorming events. I have a much better understanding of what I am looking for in my career life and how career /balance should be. Having a career profession acting as your advocate is a very powerful catalyst when looking for a new direction in a persons work life. The system works. It’s effective and provides results.” – Mark G.
“It helps you get unstuck and focuses on yourself more than focused on a career. People get stuck on a career and not looking into what makes you happy as a person. I found everything to be very helpful, especially the Highlands Ability Battery test – this is where I found my weaknesses and strengths.” – Christina E.
“On a personal level I was able to understand my underlying motivating drivers, what I want out of my lifestyle, what I am able to compromise with, and what is an absolute necessity in my life. This was absolutely integral to my success going forward. On a professional level, I’m extremely close to closing an opportunity that fits a lot of my ideals. Having someone there making you accountable for what you do an not do was a great motivator as well.” – Adrian L.
“I found the ability to contact my coach whenever I had a question, very helpful. 1 on 1 work with Lisa was great! I love to be able to ask questions and get a full answer in person. The value of the process for me was changing my mind set. Before I started CareerJoy, I didn’t know where to begin. I felt lost with a useless resume and no ambition. Lisa helped me discover my talents and personality traits and supported me excellently throughout the process… which allowed for confidence and a desire to pursue a career in occupation therapy. I feel like I am moving forward now, thanks to career joy.” – Raymond C.
“My coaching experience has been priceless. It has made all the difference for me in my career search.” – D.S.
“Lisa gets to know you, then assists in devising a plan to help you discover yourself.”
“I have gone through an amazing transformation while working with Lisa, about my future career. There was so much that I didn’t realize about my own decisions or motivations that I have discovered while working with her…the knowledge I gained from my sessions with Lisa have really made my life easier on a number of levels. I strongly believe it is the difference that allows you to love what you do and live for your passion.”
“Very efficient… it helped me!”
– A. Davalu
“Working with Lisa allowed me to set my career search based on my interests and fit. I was able to discover these interests and I’m now in the driver’s seat with my next career. I felt the regular one on one coaching kept me accountable and focused. It kept me grounded during times of uncertainty. The process brought me confidence in times of need, kept me accountable and on track towards being in a marketable position for my career. I discovered my personal values, interests, and passions. The process greatly assisted in preparing for career opportunities by way of a solid professional resume and cover letter. There is tons of value. The program is a small investment in steering a person into a career path that fits.” – T. Frisk