Lisa Silverberg is an OD Consultant, facilitator and coach who brings passion and experience to her work with organizations advocating for justice.
More than 20 years ago, Lisa started working to build capacity of activists and justice-seeking organizations so they might be both more humane and effective people and organizations. Lisa helps clarify personal and organizational goals, co-creates conversations and processes that move people into action, and supports people so they can bring their most creative and resourceful selves to the hard work of advocating for social, economic and racial justice.
Technically, Lisa brings skills in capacity building, leadership development, planning, facilitation and coaching; personally she brings contagious optimism, steadfast commitment, heartfelt honesty and abundant humor--not always in that order! Lisa also leverages recent findings in neuroscience and somatics to help leaders focus not only on what they are DOING as leaders, but who they are BEING as leaders.
Lisa has served on the faculty of the leadership development program at SEIU, and as a coach with the Novo Foundations Move to End Violence program. To live more fully into her commitment to racial justice, she is practicing reflective work on white privilege in caucus spaces in SEIU, and Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ).
Lisa has worked with the The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Womens Refugee Commission, The Veterans Administration, The American Society for Clinical Oncology, The Partnership for Working Families, University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Research Program, and many more local, state and national groups, including multi-stakeholder coalitions. Lisa served on the selection committee for the Washington Post/Center for Nonprofit Advancement Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management for 5 years.
Lisa is a graduate of both the Georgetown University certificate program in Organizational Development, and the Coaches Training Institute. She holds a graduate degree in Sociology from American University and has also taken coursework with NTL, the Strozzi Institute, and Wendy Palmers Leadership Embodiment program. Most recently she studied with Doug Silsbee, Founder of Presence-Based Coaching. Lisa is certified in several self assessment instruments including MBTI, ILS, and FEBI.