Designing Your Life Certified Coaches
As a leadership coach and facilitator, I bring authenticity, warmth and positive energy to assist you in getting unstuck and accelerating your growth. I happily credit the DYL process for my pivot to executive coach. I am a graduate of Georgetown University’s flagship program in Leadership Coaching and hold International Coach Federation (ICF) and Leadership Circle Profile™ certifications. For sixteen years, I created transformational leadership development experiences for executive education clients. My early career was in consulting and financial analysis after graduating from the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. My husband, Jim, and I are proud parents of four adult kids.
My favorite quote, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away,” reveals my belief that each one of us can create an energetic and inspiring life. I get really excited about living on purpose, cultivating a positive outlook and exploring our resistance to change.
Lisa Hamilton is the Associate Director for Exploratory Career Coaching at the Career Development Center at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN where is oversees the training and professional development of the career coaching staff. She specializes in working with exploratory students, self-assessments, and experiential learning practices, and has developed curriculum, classroom presentations, and workshops that encourage self-awareness, career exploration, and well-being. Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in education. She is a certified MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory Practitioner, an AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop Facilitator, a Certified Designing Your Life Coach, and a certified health coach. Lisa has presented at several conferences, including the National Career Development Association Global Conference, the National Mentoring Symposium, and the Career Development Professionals of Indiana (CDPI) Conference. Lisa serves as an adjunct lecturer for the Kelley School of Business in the Communication, Professional, and Computer Skills Department. She also serves on the CDPI board.
I have worked in a large corporation for nearly 25 years as a supervisor of small teams and as a Director of large diverse teams in positions focusing on leadership, technical expertise, project management and human resources. As a leader, my passion has been for developing people. I have a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University. I have completed certifications for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory, and I have completed the ICF accredited Career Management Coach Certification through the Academies, Inc. I am excited about being able to offer the Designing Your Life framework to my career coaching clients.
My career spans 40 years in diverse roles within two different industries: pharmaceutical manufacturing and higher education. I started my work life in the Chemistry lab, before moving into various human capital roles such as recruiting, L&D, and change management. My HC experiences prompted me to earn an MS in Organizational Development from Loyola University Chicago. From there, I moved to Higher Education to support a new MS Program at Northwestern that aligned with my interests. I started as employee #4 and stayed for 15 years. I moved back to Indiana five years ago to join Indiana University Kelley School of Business to be a support for aging parents. Experience has taught me success strategies that I coach students and alums to consider: network to build connections, cultivate a board of advisors, and make choices that hold with your values and that enable you to always be evolving, whether that is by moving up into positions of leadership or, in my case, finding interesting environments that encourage new and better ways to create value.