Lisa Schafer

Executive Coach

Professional Summary

Lisa is an executive coach and registered psychologist with 20+ years of expertise in leadership development, talent management, career development, change management and cultural change. She has 2000+ hours of one-on-one coaching experience.

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Organisational Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certification & Accreditation (Mansee & Sehar)
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
  • Member of Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA)
  • Narrative Coach Enhanced Practitioner


Lisa has a specialised coaching, management consulting and mental health practice based in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this, she held roles in organisational development, consulting and Human Resources for organisations including ANZ Bank, Australian Unity, Monash University, Hudson, PPC Worldwide and Myer.

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

Coaching Approach

Lisa uses a holistic strengths-based approach to help individuals enhance their clarity, confidence, and resilience in the areas of leadership impact, capability development, career transition and navigating professional change. She has worked with clients at all levels in industries including federal, state, and local government, banking and financial services, healthcare, science and technology, real estate, property and construction, law, aged care, education, retail, manufacturing, and media.

Her clients describe her as calm and caring, whilst also unexpectedly challenging and direct, with 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.  She is also seen as someone who can efficiently unveil the unspoken in team environments and tackle complex and difficult issues with compassion and respect.

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