Based in Halifax, NS, serving organizations across Atlantic Canada
Lisa is currently the Learning Manager and a Social Enterprise developer for CGS and has invested the last 30 years in community development in NS. Helping people envision and build business models that create a better world one organization at a time keeps her young.
As the third person in Canada to be certified as an APEC-CBC small business counsellor in 1996, Lisa brings 30 years’ experience working for and with start-ups in the for-profit and non-profit sectors in Nova Scotia. She became the Learning Manager for the certification program training business counsellors across the country to improve professional standards while taking a client centred approach.
Having worked in the sector and lived in rural Nova Scotia her entire life, Lisa particularly understands the challenges in building strong business models in small markets. Her work in the start up community has allowed her to create a strong network that can help connect you to the right people to help grow.
Other recent and relevant work in the sector includes:
Advisory to the creation of the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia
Jointly contributed to the OneNS Economic Commission report
Co-presenter at the Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise 2012
Focus Group facilitator for Social Sector SE research leading to provincial SE strategy
Nova Scotia Health, CMHA Kings, Cape Breton Pathways
Grow Happy Food, Art Happening, Interpersonal Insights, Roxanne Walsh