Whether degree or executive education programmes, clients have engaged Lisa’s services for a variety of different programme activities.

From early on in developing proposals and pitching, through to interviewing stakeholders in the needs analysis phase, through design and development to delivery, finally to post-programme evaluation and follow up. With a multi-disciplinary background, Lisa’s key strength is the ability to communicate the ‘red thread’ journey and enable participants to make an immediate impact on returning to their workplaces. As a certified executive coach, Lisa is skilled in engaging effectively with participants to ensure they maximise their learning opportunities.

Case Studies of Assignments include:


MOOC Development

IESE – 2014

For the past year I have worked With IESE to develop MOOCs on the Coursera platform. Our first programme was with Prof Pankaj Ghemawat for his GLOBE Globalization of Business Enterprise course. Our second, with Prof Javier Estrada for his Corporate Finance Essentials course. These have given me a deep insight into MOOCs, particularly using the Coursera platform, how to engage with students in order to ‘humanise’ the MOOC, and maximise the learning opportunity.


Best Practices In Developing Executive Education Programmes

SaĂŻd Business School, University of Oxford – 2014

On behalf of their client Nexen, I interviewed and researched best practices to develop executive education programmes for senior leaders. This assignment looked across the programme value chain to identifying/recruiting the participants, senior leadership support, ensuring the right faculty, speakers and curriculum, inter-modular and post-programme learning and impact, and evaluation.


Executive MBA Programme

AALTO EE – 2013-2014

Acting as project manager, my role was to negotiate with the European partner, Aalto EE, Finland, to launch a high quality, international EMBA in Iran. While local programmes existed, this EMBA was highly differentiated for its use of international faculty, practical and theoretical pedagogical approach, and accredited by triply accredited Aalto EE. Involvement included developing the program syllabus, identifying faculty for core electives, financial modelling, developing recruitment/admissions plan, working with external marketing/PR partner, developing infrastructure and programme management procedures, acting as liaison between Aalto and IBS, advising the IBS Academic Advisory Board, trustees and sponsors.


Innovation Leadership Programme

IESE – 2012

Working for a client of IESE, I worked with both the client’s HR, sponsor and stakeholders to develop an innovation leadership programme. This included needs analysis and then working with faculty to develop the programme. During the programme, I facilitated a couple of the project groups to develop their post-programme action plans.


Emerging Talent Programme

IMD – 2012

As the programme manager for this 9 month programme, my key role was to coach the participants throughout their learning journey. With 3 face-to-face modules, and online learning, as well as action-learning projects directly sponsored by the organisation, the task involved managing the interaction between faculty, participants, and HR client. One particular aspect was developing materials for the online inter-modular aspects. A significant role was to leverage my consulting skills as the 5 teams undertook industry analysis and business plan development for their projects, ready to present, after 6 months work, to their project sponsors and the CEO.


Talent Pipeline Programme

IESE – 2010

For IESE’s clients, one of the largest financial services firms in the world, Lisa was part of the team from initial pitch through to final development of this top talent pipeline initiative. This took a selected number of hi-potential employees at three entry points – graduate, mid-career, and senior – through a series of formal learning (executive education programmes), digital learning opportunities, job placements and rotations, project assignments in order to cultivate a future C-suite team.


Masters In Management

London Business School – 2008-2009

Together with Prof Julian Birkinshaw, then the Dean of Programmes, we developed a business case, business plan and implemented the pre-experience Masters in Management degree for students from any discipline with a maximum of 1 year’s post-graduate work experience. This project involved all aspects of building a new business/programme from inception through to welcoming the first cohort of students through the door (initial first cohort target was 60-70, we attracted more than 100). The programme added approximately £1.8+ million to annual revenues. In addition to developing the programme, I was involved in marketing, recruitment and admissions, particularly interviewing participants.