Following a successful career in Human Resources with senior posts for Merrill Lynch, European Investment Banking and The Thomas Cook Group, Lis moved into a consultancy career in mentoring and coaching. She is currently Managing Director of Coach Mentoring Limited and the ISMCP Accreditation Chair (European Mentoring and Coaching Council International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes). She was the EMCC UK President from 2015 to 2018.
She was voted: “Mentoring Person of the Year 2011/12” by Coaching at Work magazine in the UK.
Her experience in mentoring programme design and development is now internationally acclaimed, with over 150 mentoring programmes to her name. Lis researches, writes and speaks about mentoring and coaching and this work also informs her practice as an executive coach and designer of programmes. She has written a mentoring column for Coaching at Work magazine since 2011. Her expertise and research is predominantly in the field of designing programmes with regard to talent management, coaching and mentoring women, supervision in mentoring and coaching and mentoring in a VUCA World.
Lis operates as a coach and consultant on a global basis and has over 30 years’ experience of working in cross-cultural environments. She lectures at Sheffield Business School on the MSc Coaching and Mentoring and on Coach Mentoring Ltd’s own Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership in Organisations, in association with Leeds Business School.
She holds an MBA and an MSc in Coaching and Mentoring from Sheffield Business School. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Chartered Management Institute in the UK.