About Lisa


 
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My name is Lisa Mitchell and I am the Principal of Green Apple Consulting. 

A certified Leadership Coach (ACC), I help high-achieving, overwhelmed leaders get clear on priorities AND lose the overwhelm. 

I am also a Master Facilitator and Talent Management Consultant, helping progressive organizations create a powerful employee and customer experiences through the design and facilitation of high-impact leadership training programs and strategies.

Why work with me?  What do I bring to the table?   I bring over 20 years’ experience as a Corporate Leader and Executive. I get it.  I am known for my strategic yet highly practical approach.  Genuine and empathetic, I listen closely and ask GREAT questions to help both you and me figure out what you need and want to accomplish.  Then I help you get there through strong process and facilitation  skills.

I believe the employee experience drives the customer experience – and that a strong employee experience is cultivated through mindfully-built practices around attraction, recruitment, onboarding, and people development.  

I honed my skills in progressively senior HR and Organizational Development roles in large Canadian and Global companies.  My industry experience covers contact centres, outsourcing, finance, retail, and senior’s housing (a blend of healthcare and hospitality). In my last corporate role, I was Vice President, Talent Management of a large Canadian organization with over 13,000 employees.

When not coaching and consulting with my incredible clients, you can find me enjoying life at home with my amazing son, husband and senior citizen dad, digging into my latest book, or planning our next trip!

Why the name “Green Apple”? I facilitate learning for my clients both as a Coach and as a Facilitator. Few things are more symbolic of learning than a beautiful, crisp, whole apple. And green is the colour of growth, energy and vitality – key outcomes of learning and coaching done well!

 
 
 
I am thrilled with my decision to work with Lisa. Our time together has been invaluable in helping me work towards achieving my goals. I now book coaching sessions as though they are meetings for a client. I’m the client in this case and I don’t feel guilty for taking the meeting.
— Karen Merrifield, Creative Director, Polychrome Creative & Fern & Moon (Coaching Client)
Working one-on-one with you is one of the best investments I’ve made in myself. I wasn’t kidding when I said that it was serendipitous that we met.

— ML, Coaching Client
I feel I have my feet back under me and a path.
— Lynne Ivanovich, HR Professional (Coaching Client)
I had the absolute pleasure of hearing Lisa speak at an event held by Avanti Women for International Women’s Day. From the very beginning she shared her journey from the corporate world to the entrepreneurial world with honesty and openness. What I like the most about Lisa is her reachability - she has always been available to me via various social media platforms to bounce ideas off of. She is very encouraging and uplifting in all of her messages.
— Florence Casuga, Retail Manager (Conference attendee)
One thing is for sure, I now understand the value of working with a coach to help keep things moving in the right direction. If I hadn’t started working with Lisa, I’d probably still be feeling as stuck today as I did 6 months ago.
— Scott (Coaching Client)
“Lisa is an incredible life and business coach. Her balance of presence, support and powerful questions continue to help me tackle and sort through life’s challenges and changes one at a time with a goal of achieving what I really want.”
— Jacquie R, Coaching Client
“Lisa has been a tremendous help for me. I came in with a completely different expectation for what having a coach would be like. One thing that I really appreciated was the initial discussion around what my expectations are and what exactly Lisa could help me with. We discussed the 3 pillars of coaching, Awareness, Choices and Trust in Self. I feel that she has helped me in each of these areas. I have gained a new awareness and I am able to have more confidence in the choices I make and trust that they are working for me. Thank you Lisa.”
— Kenny B, Coaching Client
“Lisa helps me be accountable to myself and my goals. She coaches from her head and her heart. As such she is a compassionate listener who takes the thoughts and feelings of her clients and builds them into action plans. She is also the type of coach who challenges her clients to reflect on their commitments. I have grown as a person and a professional with the support of her coaching expertise.”
— Kimberley A, Coaching Client