Alisa is an executive coach who works with senior executives and high potential leaders to help them create permanent positive shifts in their leadership impact and the results they achieve. She also works with founder/CEO’s of startups and other high growth companies to help them lead for scale. Alisa also designs and facilitates offsites for senior teams.
Her areas of specialty include: Executive presence; Power, influence and charisma; Decision-making; Corporate politics; Personal mastery.
Alisa was named one of the Top 100 Speakers for 2018 by Inc. Magazine. Alisa was selected as one of the top coaches by Marshall Goldsmith in his 100 Coaches project. She was selected as one of the Top 10 Coaches by Women’s Business, which called her “absolutely brilliant,” and “a super hero.”
Some of Alisa’s clients include: Microsoft, Dell, Google, Pfizer, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Sony Music, Bloomberg LLP, Foursquare, Venmo, Etsy, InVision, Silver Lake, IBM, Calvin Klein, Fidelity Investments, Harvard University, KPMG, and The New York Times. She has also worked with several public figures and politicians.
Alisa a columnist and “Expert” for Worth Magazine and Forbes.com where she writes about leadership and entrepreneurship. She was featured in the books Reinventing You and Entrepreneurial You, both by Dorie Clark. Alisa has been quoted in publications such as the New York Times, the Wall St. Journal, and various other regional and national business publications.
Alisa is a member of the Cornell Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. She is on the faculty of the “Runway” program at Cornell Tech – an accelerator which focuses on helping post-docs commercialize their research and build companies. She is an angel investor in and advisor to a number of start-ups both in the US and developing countries.
Alisa is a regular invited lecturer at Harvard University and Cornell University as well as in the Naval War College’s accelerated leadership program. She is a coach for the Linkage Global Institute for Leadership Development and for political leaders from areas of conflict at the Center for Inclusive Security at Harvard University.
Prior to starting her coaching practice, Alisa was an executive at two startups: she was the CFO of Clairvergent Technology Partners and head of strategic partnerships at Corporate Alumni. She was a strategy consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Monitor Group. A CPA, Alisa earned her MBA from Cornell University where she was awarded the Fried Fellowship for Leadership and Academic Excellence. Alisa is known for her high energy and enthusiasm along with her practical, results-oriented approach.
Session length: 45 minutes
Do you ever wonder how to gracefully move from a conversation to close? Do you wish you could close a higher percentage of your prospects? Do you worry you will come across as “salesy” or get anxious about maybe hearing “no?” Learn how to gracefully move an exploratory conversation to the point where someone wants to hire you and dramatically increase your close rate.
1. How to set up the close from the very beginning of the interaction
2. Specific words and phrases that will lead to closing
3. How to articulate your value
Session length: 90 minutes
Start ups and other high growth companies are fascinating places to work. Since they move fast and are so small you can often see the results of your coaching immediately. Since they are so intense you can often have deeper relationships than in larger companies. At the same time, these environments can be at times loose, informal, and tough to navigate for the coach. And coaches need to adjust their style to meet the needs of a young, new leader and executive team. This session will showcase the differences between start ups and large corporations and give ideas about how to adjust.
1. How to break into startups as a coach
2. Common pitfalls of coaching in a start up when you’re not experienced with then and how to avoid them.
3. Elements you need to think about to adjust your style as a coach to meet the needs of startups