Lisa Marie Platske left her action-packed life as a Federal law enforcement officer to become the CEO of international leadership training and consulting company, Upside Thinking, Inc.
An award-winning leadership expert, Lisa Marie takes her law enforcement journey which began on the piers in New York and ended post 9/11 and shares what exceptional leaders do differently, why connection is the new currency, and how to build a winning strategy to get big opportunities.
A certified leadership master coach, Lisa Marie has coached multi-million dollar entrepreneurs, start-ups, and seasoned executives from 3 continents and in 20+ different industries (healthcare, real estate, clothing design, IT, financial planning, law, insurance, etc.) on how to position themselves so that they are seen, heard, recognized, and rewarded as an expert in their field. Her proven success strategies have resulted in her clients getting 6 and 7-figure opportunities, bonuses and promotions, tripling their income, and finding up to 21 “extra” hours in each work week. Simply put, she creates effective leaders.
Her partial past client list includes corporate and government entities such as Honeywell Aerospace, State Farm Insurance, BAXA Healthcare, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Pacific, Gas & Electric, Ontario Convention Center, and Perry Ellis, delivering leadership training and coaching managers and executives.
She earned a BS in Criminal Justice and a MA in Human Resources Training and Development coupled with a certification in leadership and is the author of Designing Your Destiny, Connection: The New Currency and Turn Possibilities into Realities which became an international best seller in March 2015. Lisa Marie lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her loving and supportive husband, Jim – and their two pet foxes.