About

lisagibson

I am a coach, facilitator, writer and systems change consultant. I specialize in helping people and groups bring their whole hearts forward in creating a more just, caring and sustainable world. Through working with individual, organizational and policy misalignments, I aim to embed systemic change, transform belief systems, and construct alliances across diversity.

With over 20 years experience in local and international work at multiple scales - from microenterprise to advocacy to international NGO-level - my work focuses on a range of issues, including:

  • facilitation of complex multistakeholder processes
  • leadership development
    anti-racism, equity and decolonizing processes
  • individual and group coaching
    curriculum design
  • applying mindfulness to changemaking

“It’s no exaggeration to say that Lisa’s coaching and mentorship changed my life. She has an uncanny ability to help shine light in the shadows, identify what may be holding you back and helped me to move forward with purpose. My life began to shift after our first session and I continue to refer back to her wisdom and seek her support.”

Shawna Lawson

“I had the great pleasure to work and learn alongside Lisa, when she designed and facilitated a social innovation lab process focused on growing community connections and resilience. Lisa's talent for holding space for creative, grounded, and inclusive processes is remarkable and rare. She brings her years of experience working across sectors, and her open mind and open heart, to seek co-created solutions to some of the most complex challenges we are facing at this time. She is always learning, curious, reflective, and ambitious in her work, and brings out the best in those around her.”

-Lindsay Cole

Director of the Solutions Lab, City of Vancouver

At the heart of my work, I am passionate about integrating personal transformation and social change to embody new ways of being with ourselves, each other and the earth.

I have a Masters in Gender and Development, a Bachelor of Social Work, and I am a Certified Integral Facilitator. I co-created and co-teach Simon Fraser University’s Certificate in Social Innovation.

I am supported by my beautiful family, the wild garden we collectively tame, the amazing people that I’m surrounded by, and the healing power of nature. As a woman of Irish, Polish and English decent, I am grateful to be based in Vancouver, BC on the unceded Coast Salish lands and waters of the əsəlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), & Sḵwx̱wú7meshsi (Squamish) Nations. I work locally and travel both nationally and internationally.