Lisa’s business experience
I founded It’s Time for Change in 2011 after a career in psychology, psychotherapy and teaching. I am all about enabling people to be their best and I’m a firm believer that if we all start to do things a little bit differently, we’d achieve huge results. My experience and interest in mental wellbeing and working with organisations to become awesome places for people to be part of, sparked my transition into the world of business. Being a chartered psychologist gives me a point of difference to understand what’s going on and enable change to develop great employee experience.
Five questions, five answers…
What has been your most pivotal moment in business?
Working with Dave Greenaway who stopped me going off in all directions and spreading myself too thin. He gave me the confidence to believe in myself and stick to me being me. It’s Time for Change has made so much more impact and has been so enjoyable since!
If you could send a text to yourself the day you started out in business what would it say?
Start as you mean to go on – take care of yourself, be clear about what’s important, and be brave. Forget the want to get everything right and make an impact quickly. Instead, enjoy the journey. After all, you’ve decided to do this so you are in control!
Who has been your biggest inspiration and why?
I struggled to choose between two people who shaped my early career. The leader in my first job as a teacher very much prioritised people over politics. His genuine care to do what was right was so powerful that I followed him when he moved school! Then in my first role as a psychologist I was lucky enough to be partnered with an exceptional role model who provided me with the lens through which to view my work. This was significant in defining how I engage with people in my career to date.
What book should all business owners read?
Nine Lies About Work by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall. It turns many myths and traditional practices on their head by asking the ‘why’ and questioning their impact. Why do things just because that’s how they’ve been done in the past? That’s why I’m all about!
What is your favourite quote?
“Life is like a camera… focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives. And if things don’t work out then take another shot.”