Lisa Peterson

Principal Consultant


After 30 years of experience in senior leadership roles in Human Resources, focused on talent, organizational development, leadership coaching, employee engagement, 100 Best Employer List applications and communication, HR strategy and governance, as well as mergers & acquisitions work, Lisa was most recently the Vice President of Human Resources Practices for Stryker Corporation, a Fortune 300, global medical device company.  She brings a broad experience to her practice including coaching through all business cycles, leadership assimilation and transition, C-suite interactions, and change management.  Her approach for over 25 years has been to select talent using a strengths-based approach, to maximize talent by matching strengths to best-fit roles and environments, and to build highly engaged organizations that drive customer loyalty and business results.  She has enjoyed leading global multi-discipline teams in direct, remote and matrixed structures.  

Lisa has coached, advised and mentored a range of leaders from Presidents, Executive Directors, other top executives and people-leaders across all business functions.  Her clients appreciate her relaxed yet results-oriented approach using the GROW goal oriented coaching model (Goal-Reality Check-Options-Will [Action].  Her current work focuses on helping clients understand and drive with their strengths and values, achieving clarity in their goals, minimizing derailers and achieving clearly defined results.

Lisa's credentials include: a Masters degree from the London School of Economics (LSE) in Personnel Management with an emphasis on organizational psychology; lifetime SPHR certification from the HR Certification Institute; member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF); assessment tool certifications including Clifton StrengthsFinder​®, Emotional Competence Inventory® Myers Briggs® (MBTI), Brain Map® and 360 degree instruments from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) including Benchmarks®, Executive Dimensions®, and Prospector® as well as specialized training on Advanced Negotiation and Difficult Conversations at Harvard's Program on Negotiation. 

Lisa has served on numerous non-profit Boards including her current role as Director and Board Secretary for World Child Cancer USA and past roles including the Bergen Community College Foundation, the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey HR Advisory Board, the YWCA of Bergen County, the Anisfield School of Business of the Ramapo College of New Jersey, the Angels of Hope and the Girl Scout Council of Bergen County Mentor Advisory Board.