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  • True up and strengthen your foundation from values to vision
  • Set inspired goals and activate serious accountability muscles
  • Call BS on the stories that keep you stuck and trade them in for passionate action
  • Clarify and lean on your strengths to meet and exceed your goals and aspirations


You can hire me monthly, or you can save $$ by opting for a 3-month commitment. Click on the "I'm Ready" button for fee detail and to get started.

On the fence? Try one of Lisa's 90-minute Strategy Sessions for $495:
  • Career Capture: A deep dive into your values, strengths, accomplishments and next steps.
  • The Big Brain Dump: Annual Goal Setting from the Inside Out.
  • What's Your Story: Developing Career Narratives that Rock.

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Lisa Gates

Negotiation Consultant and Executive Coach

My Strengths: Strategic, Activator, Relator, Maximizer, Ideation

You are talented and ambitious, or you wouldn't be reading this...and now it's time for some serious strategy and accountability.

You just landed the job of a lifetime or a leadership role and now you need to show up big and produce results, and somehow navigate the gender bias landscape. I can help you build a strategy for that.

You’ve been working your tail off in your business or career, but you're feeling like you're not appreciated, and definitely not rewarded. And you need a plan. A strategy that gets you seen and heard.

You’re feeling like things are flatlining and you think a chunky lateral move or new job would shake things up for you.

You work with some touchy personalities—the silent and underhanded, or the constant interrupter, or the gladhanding dude who takes credit for your work and calls you “cutie”—and it’s time to learn how to deal with conflict and bias.

You're feeling like things are out of balance in your life and work and it's time to tweak your productivity muscles and get off the hamster wheel.

I help ambitious, over-achieving women get what they want, now.

When you hire me as your coach you will connect your self worth with your net worth. You will true up and strengthen your foundation--from values to vision--and set inspired goals that bring meaning and purpose to your daily life.

If you run your own business, I will help you build or refine your rates, retainers and packages so you can move from surviving to thriving.

If you are a careerist, I will help you build a tailored strategic plan to achieve those goals of yours. Goals that will put you in the driver's seat of your career. 

If you are ready to call BS on the stories that keep you stuck, say, "I'm ready" and I'll be your accountability partner for the road ahead.

Praise for Lisa

"What Lisa does is pure genius! Her insights, knowledge of the material and thoughtlful consideration of the situation are first rate. I could not recommend her more highly. Worth every penny!" 

- K.A., Therapist

"Lisa is a fantastic consultant for men and women in multiple career paths including my area of academic medicine . She changed my approach, perspective, and helped me achieve goals that I did not previously consider attainable."  

- Tina Schade Willis, MD

"Lisa is an outstanding facilitator and coach, teaching classes that pay for themselves. When I enrolled in one of her mastermind groups, I learned that she is also an insightful marketer. Her comments about my website brought in business that contributed to tripling my income. Hire this woman."

- Linda Gryczan, Mediator

"Every cent I paid Lisa for negotiation coaching before talking to my new bosses about salary was money well spent. I believe that my investment will have paid over a 1500% return in the first year at this job...based on the difference between their initial offer and our eventual agreement." 

- C. Businelle

"Lisa Gates is a knock-out coach. Her hilarious sense of humor combined with razor-like insistence in accountability makes her one of the most powerful coaches I've ever met. She goes deep, makes me take responsibility, stop blaming others, calls me on my BS, and stands for my leadership at work. Coaching is an amazing process. Just do it."

- B. Anderson, HR DIrector