Sample of Recent Publications

2021: Crossing Thresholds: A Practical Theology of Liminality (co-author)

2020: Leadership in Unknown Waters: Liminality as the Threshold to the Future

My work as a leader, trainer, and consultant has been profoundly and positively impacted by Lisa’s insights on leadership, organizational dynamics, and transition. Her 2020 book demonstrates her ability to engage the reader’s interest by writing with depth and clarity about the challenges of leading during times of chaos and transition.

Dr. S.S. – entrepreneur, trainer, consultant, former Fortune 500 c-suite – cleveland-akron

2011: Alienation and Connection: Suffering in a Global Age (editor and co-author)


Forthcoming – May 2021

1. Leading Through Difficult Change

Featuring Lisa Withrow – Webinar Leader

Description: Learn how to deal with difficulty via the following topic and your own case studies.

What you get: grounding and support time, teaching time, leadership challenges with a plan of action between each session, integration of material – AND peer engagement alongside facilitator expertise.

How you get it: participation in 6 2-hour Zoom sessions via link sent one day prior to the meeting. Materials will be available for download for your permanent use.

When you participate: Dates to be set soon.

Cost: $1200 (scholarships available)

Number of peer participants: limit 10.

Deadline for registration: May 1.

Contact Lisa for more information:
Certificate of Completion for 12 hours of leadership development

2. Coaching available for groups, individuals, and teams upon request

September 2020March 2021

1. Making the Case: September – March (TBD)

Featuring Bill Kondrath, priest, retired professor at Episcopal Divinity School with expertise in intercultural connection and anti-racism work along with systems development and emotional intelligence; and Lisa Withrow (bio on “About” page).

Description: Learn how to bring your work situations into a group coaching dynamic for discussion and analysis through informal case studies and skill building.

What you get: group coaching and conversation regarding your particular concerns in your work setting – facilitator insights from expert coaches and consultations ALONGSIDE the wisdom of peers accompanying you on the journey. Additional one-on-one coaching is available upon request and with private contract.

How you get it: Participation in 6 2-hour Zoom sessions sent via link one day before the meeting.

When you participate:

Meeting pattern is the second Thursday of each month, 1.00 – 3.00 pm (Eastern U.S.)

Dates: September 10, October 8, November 12, (December break), January 14, 2021, February 11, March 11.

What it costs: $57 per session/$342 for the whole program. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE: $300 paid in full by August 31.

Number of peer participants: limit 7.

Deadline: September 8, 2020

Making the Case” encouraged me to set aside time each month to purposefully look for God working in various ministry settings.  The cohort approach helped build a safe and supportive environment for colleagues to share and learn together.  I highly recommend this course to anyone needing a break from the day to day to strengthen their ministry and collegial support.

rev Torie F., Clergy

Contact Lisa for more information:
Certificate of Completion for 9 hours of leadership development

2. Coaching available for groups, individuals, and teams upon request

Insights from Lisa

A Great Fullness

Originally published at for the Guild of Engaged Liminality (July 2020) Photography has long been my solace and my escape from everyday stresses and expectations. I have fussed with apertures and shutter speeds, filters and special effects.  Ultimately though, it is my interaction with the natural world itself that co-creates the picture, with technicalities …


We are well into our third month of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  I don’t know about you, but I am busier than ever – my inbox can’t be contained, my writing opportunities are fast-increasing, and I am suddenly aware of the home clear-out possibilities that could be done right this very second.  Building a coaching and …

See for ongoing blogposts.