Lisa is a unique combination of talent, creativity, and business savvy rolled into one energetic body. She describes herself as “mentally ambidextrous” – able to quickly move from heady, creative conversations into structured, rational deal making in a split second. Her ability to identify opportunities and execute complex projects is only paralleled by her passion and breadth of knowledge. Because of this, Lisa and her work have been seen in more than 50 press outlets including Forbes, Reuters, Mashable, Essence, and The Huffington Post. Women 2.0 named Lisa a Strong Entrepreneur to Follow while the Los Angeles Business Journal named her a Woman Making a Difference. Her other awards and nominations include the Cable Positive Award, the NAACP Theatre Award, and the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
As an on camera talent and brand ambassador, Lisa has starred in campaigns for PBS, Women in Film, and K-Swiss. Lisa previously hosted Inspired Life Radio where she earned a following of more than 10,000 listeners as she interviewed celebrities, entrepreneurs, and change makers. Her other film and television credits as an actress, writer, and producer include Lifetime’s What Should You Do?, the award-winning film Walking on Sunshine, the book turned film The Legacy Letters, and the critically acclaimed docuseries The American Dream Revised. Behind the camera, Lisa has created, developed, and produced multiplatform content ecosystems and engineered engaging digital campaigns.
Prior to starting her current company, Lisa founded Inspired Girls International, a for-profit social enterprise that reached more than 400,000 girls throughout the U.S., Australia, South America, and Africa. The company worked with major brands and companies such as Luna, Bellaboo, Lionsgate, and the Alliance for Women in Media to create powerful personal development content that empowered and inspired young women ages 13-19.
Named a Speaker to Watch by American Entertainment magazine and a Hot Speaker Pick by Campus Activities magazine, Lisa regularly speaks on national and international stages as delivering her signature mix of inspiration, information, and humor. She has spoken at high profile venues and events including Google, TEDx, South by Southwest (SXSW), Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO), UCLA, USC, Georgia World Congress Center, and S.T.R.A.W. Bahamas.
Lisa holds a degree in Business Law from California State University, a Princeton Review Best Business School. She also attended UCLA where she completed coursework in production management and entertainment business affairs.
Lisa is currently represented as commercial talent by Imperium 7 and a speaker by Talent Plus Entertainment. Her plans for 2013 include development on new entertainment properties and launching two new divisions of Inspired Life Media Group. Additionally, Lisa is a global ambassador of a Singularity U and Google sponsored book, Innovating Women: Past, Present, and Future, that includes a campaign to crowd-create a book featuring research, stories and perspectives about women’s global participation in the innovation economy.
When she isn’t working, Lisa can be found flying planes, globetrotting, or taking trapeze lessons.