“My real passion is social change and, in particular, addressing inequality. I think that leadership has a vital role to play in achieving social change. I’m so proud of the work we do, making space for people to connect with their values and purpose and then giving them skills and tools to step more confidently and effectively into addressing complex social and organisational issues. I love that people leave our programs with both a deeper sense of the challenges they are working with and a deeper sense of the opportunities for effecting change.”
Lisa Ryan is driven by a commitment to social justice and to facilitating collaboration to achieve real, systemic change.
Lisa’s approach to leadership development is informed by her own experience of exercising leadership, as a young person growing up in a disadvantaged community, as a social worker, as a service manager, and as a senior government bureaucrat. Having occupied multiple roles in the system herself, Lisa has an excellent understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing people in those systems.
With over a decade’s experience in adaptive leadership, Lisa is well-recognised for her skills in building a safe and challenging learning environment. She is an outstanding coach and facilitator, and believes whole-heartedly that building leadership skills is critical in achieving social change.
Lisa’s qualifications include Bachelor of Arts (Politics and History), Bachelor of Social Work (First Class Hons), Graduate Certificate Public Sector Management, Alumna Sydney Leadership Program.