Lisa Cresswell


Lisa is a professional coach and trainer who works with C-Suite Executives, business owners and managers helping them become the kind of leaders people cannot wait to work for.

A former nurse and midwife, Lisa has worked in a diverse range of clinical settings, the administrative side of healthcare and non-profit groups. In 2016 she qualified as a Business, Executive and Personal Coach, later completing Train the Trainer. Her TEDx talk on psychological safety was the 2nd most watched talk in the world in September 2021 and was elevated to the platform in March 2022.

Lisa has in-depth nursing knowledge of human physiology is interwoven with proven coaching approaches and emerging evidence from the world of neuroscience. Managers in safety-critical or risk-averse sectors who want to build a culture of psychological safety and learning at work particularly benefit from her unique mix of skills and expertise.

In coaching she facilitates learning and growth in her clients through coaching in its purest form. She coaches the individual in front of her, holding up a mirror so that they can safely examine their strengths, values and what blocks their progress. Her coaching approach is person-centred, kind, non-judgemental, supportive, championing while challenging, and anchored by unconditional positive regard for each client (Carl Rogers).

She is on numerous coaching and mentoring panels in private, semi-state, cross-border and international bodies. Her R.E.A.L. Leadership online programme is accredited for 7 CPD points by the CPD Standards Office. She gives talks and workshops on resilience to community and patient groups, business teams, at seminars and networking meetings. She is a regular guest on radio shows. She has contributed to nursing and medical journals, websites and blogs, writing about interventions that enhance health literacy. Her core values are dignity, respect, diversity, non-judgement and compassion.

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