Lisa SchaferWorkplace Psychologist and Executive Coach


    Lisa is a workplace psychologist and executive coach with 19 years of experience and expertise in leadership development, talent management, career development, change management and cultural change.

    Lisa understands complex organisations and team dynamics, and works with clients to facilitate the alignment between business strategy, team trust, performance, and leadership impact.

    When coaching, Lisa uses a holistic, strengths-based approach to help individuals enhance their clarity, confidence, and resilience. This contributes to improvements in areas including leadership impact, capability development, career transition, and navigating change.


    Lisa has worked with clients at all levels in industries including financial services, healthcare, education, science, law, retail, real estate, manufacturing, media, and government.

    Her clients describe her as calm and caring, while also unexpectedly challenging and direct. Lisa has the ability to build strong relationships quickly, ask brave, powerful, and intuitive questions to uncover underlying issues and blind spots, and move clients to action effectively. Clients also see her as someone who can efficiently reveal the unspoken in team environments, and tackle complex and difficult issues with compassion and respect.

    Lisa’s career also includes roles in organisational development, consulting, and human resources for organisations including ANZ Bank, Australian Unity, Monash University, Hudson, PPC Worldwide, and Myer.


    Lisa holds a Masters of Organisational Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, Bachelor of Science and Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. Lisa is a professional member of Career Development Association of Australia, the International Coaching Federation and the College of Organisational Psychologists Women in Leadership group. She is a Narrative Coach Enhanced Practitioner, and also accredited in a range of psychometric assessments and career profiling tools that support her work.

    For coaching-related inquiries, please call Lisa on 0419 668 808 or visit the Schafer Group website for more info.

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