Lisa Ann Edwards

Lisa Ann Edwards

Kirkland, WA


  • US West Coast

Lisa Ann Edwards, a leading expert in the field of coaching, possesses a unique skill set — cultivating excellence in others while delivering tangible results. Her specialized ability to provide measurable return on investment for clients has demonstrated upwards of 251% ROI and lifted employee engagement by nearly 20%.

Lisa is the globally acknowledged pioneer and thought leader on Coaching with ROI, a methodology she developed specifically for coaches to deliver measurable and tangible results in a traditionally unmeasured space, elevating the perception, impact, and importance of coaching worldwide.

As a globally respected collaborator, author, speaker, and educator, Lisa has partnered with WBECS, the renowned authority on executive coaching, to bring to internal and external coaches, worldwide. She has developed a robust portfolio of over 70 tools for coaches to use to measure and communicate coaching performance, with 98% positive participant feedback and likelihood to refer others to her programs, and has educated over 10,000 coaches globally. She drives authentic and evidenced change in people and organizations, with a client roster comprised of a celebrity CEO, Fortune 500 companies, and globally recognized giants in technology, aerospace, travel, financial services, education, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and more.

For over 18 years Lisa has been coaching individuals in effecting positive change. Her expertise in talent development is based on more than 15 years of experience in the printing and publishing, media, and technology industries, as well as her consulting work with Fortune 500 companies. As head of Talent Management for Corbis, a Bill Gates’ privately owned global media company, Lisa designed and implemented leadership development and coaching programs to establish talent engagement and improve retention, while cultivating a talent pipeline.

Lisa has authored, co-authored, or contributed to nine books related to coaching, talent management, and development as well as the measurement of the impact of coaching, and has authored/contributed to over 15 publications, translated into more than 4 languages.

Her current pro bono work includes evaluating the impact of the International Coaching Federation Foundation’s coaching work in collaboration with the United Nations.

Lisa is based near Seattle, WA.


  • Coaching Certification, The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara
  • DiSC
  • Firo-B
  • Five Cohesive Behaviors of a Team
  • Fundamentals of Organizational & Relationship Coaching
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)


  • Master of Science in Experimental Psychology, Southern Methodist University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, St. Mary’s College

Practice Areas

  • Communications
  • Cross-Cultural Coaching
  • Culture Alignment & Change Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Team Coaching & Development
  • High-Potential Executive
  • Leadership Development
  • Management
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Transition Coaching