About Lisa

“Lisa Orell is a HOT property.”
Enterpreneur Magazine: This was the opening sentence of a 6-page feature article in their annual “Leadership Issue”. The focus of the article was how companies can better prepare Millennial employees for leadership.

Lisa Orrell, CPC, is globally recognized as “The Employee Dynamics Expert”, and she is passionate about one thing: To inspire employees, of all generations, to better understand themselves and others to create a more positive & productive workforce.

Her FOUR books on Amazon include: “Millennials Incorporated”; “Millennials into Leadership”  and  “Boomers into Business”. Her 5-star rated fourth book, “Your Employee Brand is in Your Hands”, was recently named a finalist in ForeWord Magazine’s 17th Annual Book Awards competition.

As a respected expert, Lisa is also an in-demand Keynote Speaker, Consultant, and Thought Leader hired by many well-known organizations and professional associations. A sample of her client list includes: Wells Fargo, Johnson & Johnson, Intuit, Chico’s, Pepsi, Applied Materials, Paul Mitchell The School (100+ locations nationally), eBay, PayPal, Cisco, USC’s Marshall School of Business, Blue Cross/BlueShield, PBWC, NCHRA, SBODN, and Monster.com.

She was recently even hired by the Brunei Government as a featured speaker in their country at a Millennial Leadership Conference!

Aside from Lisa’s fun, candid, motivating, and engaging presentation style, audiences enjoy her interesting content and perspectives on leadership, communication, employee engagement, and Personal Branding…with the unique “twist” of how generational dynamics greatly impact relationships in today’s workforce.

Lisa went to Brunei to be the keynote speaker at a Milllennlals Leadership Conference, hosted by the Brunei Government.

She offers a variety of popular keynotes and workshops that: Improve generations relations at work; educate Leadership Teams on workforce trends; improve the recruitment, management and retention of Millennial (aka: Gen Y) Talent; and that educate Millennial employees and college students on how to be effective young leaders in the workforce. She also conducts Personal Branding workshops for employees to support their career growth and leadership development (with audiences often ranging in age from 21 – 60+ years old).

In addition to speaking, consulting, and being an author, Lisa is a Certified Leadership Coach who primarily works with Millennial and Gen X employees, entering or currently in, a leadership role at work. She received her Leadership Coach Certification through an intensive training program accredited by the International Coach Federation.

Prior to her current career, Lisa owned a full-service Marketing Agency in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20-years, and her company received over 75 national and international awards for Marketing & Branding excellence. Lisa remains a Marketing & Branding Consultant today for select clients, and in 2013 AND 2014 was voted one of the “Top 30 Most Influential Branding Gurus in the World” by over 22,000 industry professionals. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising with a Minor in Marketing from San Jose State University.

Based on her expertise and notoriety, Lisa has been interviewed by, or written articles for, countless media and research firms, including (partial list): ABC, NPR, MSNBC, CBS, USA Today, The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Cosmo, U.S. News & World Report, Human Resource Executive, The Business Journals (throughout the U.S.), Recruitment & Retention, Universum’s Trainee Guides for Norway, Sweden and Denmark, China’s HerWorld Magazine, Diversity Business, HR.com, FoxBusiness.com, BNET.com, Monster.com, and CareerBuilder.com.


“Lisa Orrell is an expert in this breaking new field of ‘generation relations’ at work.…her seminars and books are resources that every innovative company needs. And I’ve referred her to several of my largest corporate clients who were thrilled with her presentations and expertise!”

– Rayona Sharpnack, Founder & CEO of the Institute for Women’s Leadership, Speaker, Author and 25-Year Executive Coach to Fortune 500 Execs