Meet Your Coach

About  Lisa Prior, Principal Prior Consulting LLC


A recognized authority in leadership development and culture change, Lisa Prior has worked for two decades with leaders at all levels, from start-up to Fortune 100 organizations, serving the healthcare, biopharma, biomedical, academic, financial services, asset management, retail, and non-profit sectors. Lisa’s mission as a leadership coach and culture change consultant is to enable leaders to bring out the best in themselves and their people so they create win-win relationships with one another and the organization.

Practical and results-oriented, Lisa works with leaders and teams at all stages of growth and transition, both personal and organizational. Clients say they value the unique combination of Lisa’s powerful questions and organizational experience that leads to useful insights, actionable steps, and measurable outcomes. Lisa customizes her approach to address what is needed and serves as:

  • Leadership and Executive Coach. Lisa coaches individual leaders and executive teams to crystallize a vision, learn deeply about themselves and one another, and turn these insights into a roadmap of action. Clients achieve the positive change they seek.
  • Change Consultant. Leaders must quickly adopt new approaches as their organizations grow and change. Lisa helps leaders define the culture they need for success, design the organization, and build pools of talent for today and tomorrow to promote innovation and be relevant in today’s volatile and uncertain market.
  • Expert Facilitator. With more than 10,000 hours of expert facilitation experience, Lisa helps senior teams get to the heart of the matter for outcome-oriented, strategically important conversations. Lisa facilitates board discussions, team development sessions, and strategic planning conversations.
  • Keynote Speaker. Consistently top-rated at conferences and keynotes, Lisa’s engaging and highly-interactive sessions on the future of work, leadership, teams, executive performance, and culture leaves audiences with new perspective and practical tools.

Lisa’s book on lifelong career development, “Take Charge of Your VIEW: Career Advice You Won’t Get from Your Boss” was released in June 2017 and has been featured in Forbes, The Economist, NBC News “The Take with Sue Connell,” Success Magazine, and iHeart radio’s “CEO Money,” as well as other media. A guide for career-seekers of all levels, the book is enabling leaders and employees to take charge of career self-direction while creating win-win outcomes for themselves and their organizations. Lisa is published in the volume, Research in Management Consulting, and her research summary of career development strategies was published by Boston University’s Graduate School of Management.

Lisa serves as a board member of the Massachusetts Economic Assistance Coordinating Council, a governor-appointed body that oversees Massachusetts’ Economic Development Incentive Plan, is an active member of the Strategic Planning Committee of The Boston Club, and is a member of WITH-Women Innovating Together in Healthcare, a European-based organization that promotes entrepreneurism. She has served as a coach in the Executive Education Programs of both Harvard University Business School as well as MIT Sloan School of Management.  Lisa served as a Steering Committee of the Executive Development Roundtable at Boston University and brings a unique blend of line management and leadership development experience. At Bank Boston (now Bank of America), she honed her leadership skills as Chief of Staff, Corporate and Community Affairs, where she acted as the business officer for an 80-person, $25 million division of the bank. The group’s best practices won it the US Department of Commerce’s Ron Brown Award for Corporate Responsibility.  She also served in other roles at Bank Boston, including Human Resources Project leader for a major merger. Previous to consulting, she was responsible for leading research projects at Harvard University and served as a resident advisor to undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A lifelong learner, Lisa is a certified executive coach with expertise in numerous leadership assessments and approaches, including the Hogan Assessment, the Leadership Versatility Index, the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory and the Corentus Team Coaching methodology. She spent time in Helsinki, Finland and Lisbon, Portugal, earning certifications in cross-cultural communication and quantitative organizational culture measurement. Most recently, she is studying leadership embodiment with leadership-presence pioneer Wendy Palmer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Fairfield University and Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from Boston University and lives in Newton, MA with her husband and two children.  She recently completed her first marathon.