Lisa Lorenson, CareerJoy Career Services Specialist

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Lisa is an intuitive Career Services Specialist and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) with 16 years’ experience working with clients in career transition. It is her joy to be a catalyst for others to reach career success. Lisa consistently provides career transition coaching, resume writing and LinkedIn training that fully informs, guides and develops clients’ career transition process and skills. She naturally treats every person, question and need with the utmost dignity and respect, an approach that allows clients to easily trust her professional expertise and guidance. Her gift in working with clients is in her delivery, as clients gain increased insight into the value they bring to prospective employers, and learn how to fully communicate that to meet their career goals.

“If only I could … I’d be the happiest person alive”

Fly! – soar in the air like birds do and travel from beautiful place to beautiful place, exploring.

Top 5 favorite movies?

Oliver – fabulous story and songs I still love

Jesus Christ Superstar – saw it at a very instrumental time, can still sing most of the songs

August Rush – a lesser known Robin Williams film, inspiring, beautiful, touching

Dead Poet’s Society – inspiring in a seize the day kind of way…

The Holiday – sweet, romantic, funny and believable

If you could be a character from Star Wars, who would you be and why?

Yoda – I am a huge fan of wise quotes and he had several.

“To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose. Give off light, or darkness, Padawan. Be a candle, or the night.”

What’s your favorite thing to do on a hot summer day?

Be on a beach near the ocean with family and a good book.

What’s your most endearing quality?

My openness and ability to listen…others find it easy to be open with me.

What’s one of the most daring things you’ve done?

Beyond 2 international moves (within North America) and some fabulous travelling, what is most memorable is going gliding. Being up in the air in a small plane with no engine, just moving on the air drafts – so peaceful and exhilarating at the same time. Next is hang gliding!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A translator – I wanted to speak 3-4 languages and travel a LOT! Alas I still only speak one.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Children who whine and parents who encourage it by not answering them – UGH.

What’s your idea of a great vacation?

A stunning beach during the day with family and friends, and great restaurants and dancing at night…especially on the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever had for breakfast?

Breakfasts have been rather typical… lately more into green smoothies: spinach, romaine lettuce, carrot and apple or pears. Even cucumbers are fabulous in a smoothie.

What’s your favorite unhealthy snack?

Brownies, anything dark chocolate and really good baklava.