Lisa Taylor is a trail blazer intent on challenging outdated career thinking. She understands how demographics are driving strategic changes to today’s workforces and her company – Challenge Factory – tackles every aspect of the issue with real world solutions.
Lisa identifies the aging workforce as a catalyst for innovation and challenges corporate leaders to initiate talent revolutions within their organizations.
The talent revolution is Lisa’s second wave of innovation. In the 1990s she led strategic and technical projects when early-adopting institutions moved their back-end processes onto the nascent Internet. Today, she offers a dynamic perspective on how demographics and talent patterns offer organizations a similar opportunity to transform outdated business models and gain strategic advantage. Lisa is the author of “Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business”, a unique playbook published by CERIC and designed for the busy Canadian business owner, as well as a second book to be published by University of Toronto Press (UTP-Rotman imprint) in 2017 with a working title of “The Talent Revolution”.
With an MBA in Strategic Management and Public Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Lisa was a senior consultant with Deloitte and held Practice Lead, National Managing Principal and Global Team roles with Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co. In 2014, Lisa was recognized by the Urban Land Institute as one of Canada's Top 100 Women for her work in the areas of leadership, employment and city building. Lisa is an instructor at the Schulich Executive Education Centre in Toronto, and is a Canadian Special Operations Forces Regiment Association Board Member and a Member, Dean’s Advisory Council, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University.
Lisa is a sought after expert, speaker and columnist—the go-to resource for helping companies recognize and adapt to changing career timelines and demographic composition. Her clients and audiences rely on her invaluable insights and real world know-how. Indeed, Lisa’s expertise is widely recognized and regularly cited in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Sun Media, CBC, Zoomers Media, Rogers and other North American media sources.