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Lisa Codispoti, Director, Consulting at ERC

Lisa Codispoti

Director, Consulting at ERC and Keynote Speaker

Lisa is ERC’s Director, Consulting and is responsible for our Consulting services which include the full cycle of the Employee Experience. She has over 25 years of Human Resources and business leadership experience spanning multiple industries. The companies for which she has worked include GE, KeyBank, Outsourcing Solutions and Sage Software.

From her experiences, Lisa has four main areas of distinguishing expertise. First, she is a strategic partner to senior executives, helping them drive business results by bringing the people equation into strategic and operational discussions. Her assignments as a commercial leader allow her to combine the operational and people components into strategic organizational discussion. Secondly, her background in change management has allowed her to help organizations reshape their cultures by aligning people toward the organization’s vision and business imperatives. Next, Lisa has hands-on experience reshaping individual Human Resources functions to increase their effectiveness and ensure sustainable results are delivered. As well, Lisa has senior level advising capabilities in organization development and coaching which make her a trusted resource to business leaders with whom she works.

Lisa was most recently with Sage Software as the Chief People Officer both in North America as well as globally. Sage is a $2 billion global technology business with five million customers and 14,000 employees operating on six continents. She earned the reputation of being a dynamic leader who built and developed winning Human Resources and business strategies. Lisa provided leadership continuity at Sage during six CEO transitions in eight years. As well, she implemented talent management programs, realigned employee related policies and programs, introduced Continuous Improvement, and revamped compensation systems and benefit programs. At Sage, she also led a global leadership development program for the top 200 leaders across the world. In addition, she spearheaded the creation of the Sage Academy, a global learning and development program for all employees including sales training, management development, product training, change management, customer support training, English language skills, and digital skills training.

Prior to joining Sage, Lisa worked as a CHRO for Outsourcing Solutions and earlier owned her own training and consulting business for four years. Lisa spent six years at KeyCorp holding roles in both Human Resources and the commercial business. She worked with Key’s CEO and Senior Executive Committee to refresh and realign the company’s values and also built Leadership Development programs for career progression. As a commercial leader at Key, she had operational and P&L responsibility for a $30 billion line of business with 5500 employees in 968 branches across the US. Lisa started her career at GE Capital and performed in both operating roles and Human Resources with GE for nine years.

Lisa received her Bachelor’s Degree from Walsh University and her MBA from Case Western Reserve University. She has completed Ph.D. course work in Human and Organizational Development from The Fielding Institute. Lisa has two teenage sons and is actively involved in her sons’ schools and soccer teams. In addition, Lisa is an adjunct professor at Walsh University and Kent State University’s business schools. Lisa currently serves on the Board of Meals on Wheels for Stark and Wayne counties as well as the Stark County Catholic School Board.

Contact Information:

Lisa Codispoti
Director, Consulting

Phone: 440-947-1311
Email: lcodispoti@yourERC.com

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Lisa Codispoti's Keynote Speaking Presentations for Organizations


Leading with Authenticity

Developing Your Personal Leadership Style

Successful leaders strike a balance between their personal leadership style and the leadership style of their organization. Authenticity is key in having a confident leadership role. This session explores this dynamic, giving participants not only awareness about their own impact but also confidence in to be an authentic leader in facets of life.


Organizational Change is Constant

How to Lead and Embrace Change

Organizational change continues to accelerate with the many factors that drive it: technology, globalization, leadership transitions, and more. All while employees are expected to consume significant change and deliver exceptional customer experiences. Though people can make or break any initiative, many organizations do not attend to the people-related elements of change. Leaders have a great responsibility to actively lead organizational change in order to ensure employees are engaged and results are achieved. This session explores the change acceleration process, common pitfalls of change management, the people-factor, and leadership strategies and tactics for success.

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