Lisa Gibson is a transformative coach, facilitator and systems change consultant. With 25 years experience in local and international work at multiple scales, she specializes in working with individuals, organizations and communities to embed systemic change, transform belief systems, and construct alliances across diversity. Lisa’s work focuses on a range of issues, including facilitation of complex multistakeholder processes, social justice, individual and group coaching, leadership development, curriculum design, and mindfulness for changemakers. Through her consulting work in Vancouver, BC, Lisa works with a diverse range of clients including nonprofits, government, and foundations, and has particular expertise in working with diverse multistakeholders around complex social and sustainability issues.
As the Director of Living in Community for 14 years, Lisa supported the development of a diverse group of stakeholders who have grown the idea of finding new ways to address sex work concerns into a powerful methodology for creating communities that are healthy and safe for everyone, while keeping the lived experience and expertise of sex workers themselves at the heart of the work. She also brings extensive experience in developing and delivering transformative education in a variety of settings around a variety of topics from sustainability in Nigeria to women’s equity in Nepal to women’s leadership in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Lisa is a founder and instructor of the Social Innovation Certificate at Simon Fraser University, and Scale Your Impact, a Community Systems Change Certificate based in Vancouver.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria, and a Masters in Gender and Development from the University of Sussex. She is based in Vancouver, Canada with her family on the unceded Coast Salish lands and waters of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Wauthuth Nations.
At the School of System Change
Lisa is a facilitator on Spark Americas courses
I am excited about the ways that new forms of collaboration are sparking new forms of changemaking. Although this is an intense moment globally, I see the possibility for reimagining the unjust and inequitable systems that we currently have. I am also seeing an increased recognition of the importance of inner work as a part of systems change that I believe is critical for our wellbeing and for transforming the ways that we work together.