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Lisa Sansom


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Lisa is a certified leadership coach who is also a skilled trainer, speaker and consultant.

Lisa's first career was as a high school French teacher. This means that Lisa still has a great passion for education, and that she is afraid of nothing.

Lisa's second career, after completing her MBA, was in Organizational Development. Lisa worked on projects such as employee engagement, leadership competencies, 360 leadership assessments, leadership development, change management for different programs, and other topics that she found to be quite interesting. As a trainer, Lisa has presented to diverse corporate audiences on effective interpersonal communication, how to lead change, introduction to coaching skills, leading high performance teams and many other different leadership skills and traits.

Lisa's third career, which is a very apt confluence of all that has come before, is as the owner of LVS Consulting. Lisa specializes in creating positive organizations through her speaking, training, coaching and consulting, working with individuals, teams, managers and leaders.

Lisa now works in Organizational Development at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. Lisa incorporates positive psychology into all aspects of her work. Lisa is on the founding board of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association where she serves in the role of Vice Chair. She has served as the VP (2010-2012) and the President (2012-2014, 2015-2017) of the MAPP Alumni Association.

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LVS Consulting
Job title
Positive Interventionist
Primary Focus
Organizational Development / Coaching / Positive Organizations / Positive Leadership
Professional Area
  • Business
Active Professional Interests
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Business
  • Coaching
  • Consulting
  • Family/Parents
  • Human Resources
  • Secondary Education
Professional Skills
  • Consulting
  • Facilitating groups
  • Leadership development
  • Speaking
  • Writing
ICF Certification
Coach Training
  • 60+ Hours Coach Training
  • Professional Certification
Fluent in Languages
  • English
  • French
Certified Coach - ACPC, with Adler International

PCC with the International Coach Federation

OCT (Ontario Certified Teacher, "retired")

Change Cycle instructor
Shift Positive 360 coach
Prosci Change Management
Certificate in Process Management (Excellence Canada)


Degrees Before MAPP
BA - University of Waterloo - 1992

B.Ed. - Brock University - 1992

MBA - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - 2000

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Speaking Experience

Interested in Speaking Referrals
Speaking Topics
Introduction to Positive Psychology (PERMA-V)

Positive high-performing teams

Leadership Development

Personal and Organizational Resilience


Positive Psychology in Organizations

Positive Psychology and Coaching

Change Management

Leading Positive Change

Building Positive Teams

Contact me - I can tailor to your organization's needs
Experience speaking to large audiences
Video Clips and Recommendations
Please contact me directly and/or check out my LinkedIn profile (https://ca.linkedin.com/in/lisasansom) and/ or check out my website (http://www.lvsconsulting.com)

Thank you - I look forward to hearing from you!


Book 1 Cover
Book 1 Title
Character Strengths Matter (contributing author)
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101 Activities for Happiness Workshops (contributing author)
Capstone title and abstract
Confident Parenting This isn't really an abstract, but I wrote a book proposal for a book titled "Confident Parenting" that will provide support to new and expecting parents. I am drawing a great deal on work that has built on Bandura's self-efficacy theory - did you know there is a whole bunch of research on Parental Self-Efficacy? (PSE) It has been linked to numerous positive parenting outcomes, which in turn lead to positive developmental, social and academic outcomes for infants, toddlers, school-aged children and adolescents. I'm happy to share more information with anyone who wants it and was posted to the Scholarly Commons.

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  • Canada

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