Lisa Gable, a former US Ambassador, best-selling author, a Distinguished Fellow, UN Delegate, and author of a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, “Turnaround: How to Change Course When Things Are Going South,” is a leader who has led many companies to exponential growth. With her versatile analytical skills and realistic leadership combined with vast experience and a high level of commitment, Lisa has single-handedly led many failing organizations and transformed them into the successful brands of today. Her love for her work is unparalleled and gives her a sense of purpose and fuels her passion to get up and make every day worthwhile. A leader who dares to challenge conventional business practices and sets her own rules, Lisa is a role model for many.
Let us deep-dive into the fun and fulfilling journey of this dynamic leader and understand how she changed the face of the business world.
Turning the tide
Lisa Gable: “For more than 30 years, I have been called to turn around failing organizations—businesses, teams, non-profits, political campaigns, and government projects—and solve seemingly intractable problems. Over time, I learned the key to course-correcting when things go south is applying the discipline of process engineering—carefully re-evaluating everything your organization does and how it does it—with diplomacy and humanity, taking care of relationships, and forging strong partnerships. As a CEO, former US Ambassador, and advisor to Fortune 500 companies, I have orchestrated the successful turnarounds of private and public organizations in all industries.”
The goal is to help
Lisa Gable: “When I stepped down as the CEO of FARE, a medical research organization, I announced I was entering my third phase of life. For me, Phase 1 was my credentialing phase—college, grad school, and first jobs at top-tier institutions. Phase 2 was my impact phase—taking the credentials and skills I learned to help organizations move to the next level. Phase 3 is deploying the plethora of experiences with which I have been blessed to be enabled through speaking engagements, mentoring, and advisory roles. My goals are to support the next generation of leaders and those who are investing in solutions to solve big problems—impact investment, health equity, climate tech, health, and wellness. The conversations I am having today are around “big hairy audacious goals” with an eye towards implementation, sustainability, and measurement.”