She is the founder and CEO of Inspired Life Media Group, a Los Angeles-based international content development and production firm that works with a diverse cross-section of venture-backed startups, high profile individuals, and Fortune 500 brands. Leveraging her gift for gab, she currently hosts a weekly podcast, Behind the Brilliance, where she delivers funny and inspiring musings on life and interviews smart, creative people about their lives and work. The show is licensed and distributed by CBS via their Play.It network.
Lisa created, directed, and produced The American Dream Revised, a digital docuseries that follows a diverse group of young entrepreneurs. The series was licensed to Procter & Gamble as a part of their multiplatform Rising Tide campaign with Russell Simmons. Lisa is also the creator, editor, and executive producer of The Legacy Letters, an anthology featuring 30 women writing letters to their younger selves. Lisa adopted eight of the letters into monologues for a live show and taping which was presented to a sold-out crowd in 2012. In addition the Legacy Letters anthology, Lisa is the author of Divine Inspirations and a contributor to books such as End Sex Trafficking, Confessions of an Entrepreneur, and The Path Redefined.
She previously earned a NAACP Theatre award nomination for the stage play Deal Breakers, which she wrote, directed, co-starred in and co-produced. Her other work on camera includes Lifetime’s What Should You Do? and the Cable Positive award-winning film Walking on Sunshine. She has served as a brand ambassador and influencer for a variety of brands and networks such as Tide, K-Swiss, and PBS. Expanding her reach to the stage, Lisa has spoken at national and international universities, conferences, and events including TEDx, UCLA, Google, USC, and South by Southwest (SXSW).
Lisa’s past business ventures include startups in technology and content. After launching her first company at 19 years old, she later started a for-profit social enterprise that reached more than 400,000 girls around the world with active programs in Liberia, England, Brazil, and the US.
Lisa holds a degree with honors in Business Law from California State University and completed additional entertainment business coursework at UCLA. In her spare time, Lisa serves as an adviser to various technology and entertainment startups. Any given weekend, she can be found flying a Cessna 172 or campaigning for The Wire to win a retroactive Emmy.