Sample of Recent Publications

2022: The Liminal Loop: Twelve Tales of Transformation (contributor)

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

2021: “From Surviving to Thriving: Coaching as Disruption in Disruptive Times,” Choice Magazine

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

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

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, OH


Rotation each year

MAKING THE CASE – A case study-based group coaching seminar

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.

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

How you get it: participation in 8 2-hour Zoom sessions via link sent one day prior to the meeting. Materials will be available for download for your permanent use.

Cost: $450 (scholarships available)

Number of peer participants: limit 8.

Deadline for registration: rolling

Contact Lisa for more information:
Certificate of Completion for 16 hours of leadership development

“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.

Torie F. – Clergy

“Making the case provided me with an excellent opportunity to think through some of the stickier issues that have arisen for me in pulpit work. Having the feedback and reflections of colleagues was truly wonderful…I am grateful to have been part of this special group.

Rabbi Aura Ahuvia

Happening Right Now!

Spiritual Conversation Groups 1.0 and 2.0 – 6 months, new groups starting bi-annually

Group Coaching – Mountain Sky Conference – 8 weeks per cohort

Group Coaching – East Ohio Conference

Individual Coaching – Customized for clients based on needs

Consultations and Teaching – Conflict in organizations, Stakeholder development and strategic emergence, Purpose clarification, Resilience-building

Prototyping start-up initiatives in small teams – Caribbean (Syntegra, ESG)

Consulting in higher education – Vancouver, Canada

Guild for Engaged Liminality co-founder


Leading in a VUCA world – Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy (business owners and entrepreneurs, online)

Next Generation Leadership Initiative – United Church of Christ (instructor and consultant, online)

Making Mission Possible course (professor) – Bexley-Seabury Seminary (Chicago)

Conflict Management webinars

Team coaching in small businesses and religious organizations

Speaking and publishing

Ongoing Options

1.Group Coaching: 8-week groups based on themes.

Description: Learn how to bring your work situations into a group coaching dynamic for discussion and analysis – theme suggestions welcome.

2. Team Coaching available upon request for teams within one organization. Terms negotiable.

3. Individual Coaching for life-dilemmas, desired changes, or simply a new perspective. Various packages available.

4. Trainings, Workshops, Courses based on leadership development, conflict management, and team development. Offered periodically and upon request. Terms negotiable.

5. Consultations with organizations for scenario-building, strategic planning, next-step visioning, and managing dilemmas. Terms negotiable.

6. Facilitator for prototype work with groups and teams base on Theory U, Neuroscience for Change, Positive Intelligence.

Contact Lisa for more information:

As a colleague, Lisa has been exemplary: professional, encouraging, and a non-anxious presence. As a coach, Lisa’s best qualities are engaged and expanded; she is perceptive, wise, patient, non-judgmental and very kind.

L.M., professor and author – columbus, Oh

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.