About Lisa Montanaro

Productivity Consultant
Success Coach
Business Strategist

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~ Jane Goodall

Helping others be the best versions of themselves gets me jazzed!

I’ve worn many hats in my lifetime—often at the same time—while enjoying fulfilling careers. I’ve been a performer, teacher, sign language instructor, lawyer, career counselor, law professor, coach, consultant, mediator, entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, writer, and author (you can learn more about my work as a writer and author at LisaMontanaroWrites.com). 

I’m an eternal optimist and life-long learner, constantly researching ways to improve personal and professional effectiveness. And it brings me great joy to then pass on the results of that persistent curiosity to my clients and audiences. 

Of all the career hats I’ve been privileged to wear, my favorite is owner of this business since 2002. Why? Because it provides me the opportunity to work with wonderful organizational and individual clients. On any given day, I get to connect deeply with audiences, work with dedicated teams, improve workplaces, watch clients have a-ha moments, and know I’ve made a difference in their lives and careers. And that is very satisfying. 


Lisa Montanaro is President of Lisa Montanaro Global Enterprises, LLC, founded in 2002, which offers productivity consulting, success coaching, business strategizing, and speaking services to individuals and organizations.

Lisa has a unique background, having traveled the path of a performer who didn’t want to be a “starving actress” so said no to Broadway, worked as an instructor and interpreter of Deaf students to put herself through law school, and became a lawyer specializing in employment and labor law for 9 years. She then “defected” from the practice of law and started her business on the heels of the 9-11 tragedy.

Lisa is an inaugural Certified Professional Organizer® and a member of the National Speakers Association. She delivers presentations on productivity, peak performance, life-work balance, personal and professional branding, entrepreneurship, public speaking, conflict resolution, personality and generational differences in the workplace, and career development.

Her speaking and training clients include corporations, professional associations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities. Lisa offers straight talk in a down-to-earth humorous style so that participants leave her presentations with a can-do attitude ready to get started.

Lisa received her BA in Psychology, Speech and Political Science from Hofstra University and her JD, magna cum laude, from Pace University School of Law. She is the author of the books The Ultimate Life Organizer: An Interactive Guide to a Simpler, Less Stressful & More Organized Life and DECIDE to be Organized: An Empowering Process for Change. Her work has been featured in numerous online and offline publications, and she has been interviewed on television and radio.

A born and bred New Yorker now living in Northern California with her veterinarian husband, Lisa is a community theater geek, an avid cyclist, a voracious reader and persistent writer, a world traveler, and the rescuer of two crazy, but lovable, mutts!

If you’re committed to achieving Center Stage Success,

I’ll help get you there.