VALUESJAM CO FOUNDER, TRANSFORMATION COACH & CONSULTANT
Hi! I‘m Lisa Birtles
My core values are:
Harmony – I look for the common ground that allows us to celebrate our differences
Trust – I’ve got your back and I will keep my promises.
Respect – I treat people as they’d like to be treated
Openness – I am willing to share and have an open mind
Learning – I am so curious and love to explore
Fun – work doesn’t have to be serious. Let’s find opportunities to laugh and smile
I didn’t have any idea how values-driven I was until much to the dismay of my husband I made a couple of very bold and seemingly impulsive decisions regarding my career. In other words, I walked out of not one but two well paid corporate jobs without another one to go to!
Fast forward to the present day when I now know that values were and always have been at play in my decision making. This is why I now enjoy coaching and mentoring others to discover and live their core values every day whether I am doing my day job in corporate consulting or working with one of the three charities where I volunteer as a non-executive director.
I passionately believe that all people have the right to be respected and to discover their purpose, strengths and potential no matter what.
I love my family and friends, food, fresh air, good books and Netflix.
I have always loved music since I got my first record player aged 12 and if I am not at a gig at a small venue in my beloved Manchester I can often be found dancing in my kitchen with Alexa supplying the tunes. In my opinion, there’s not much that can’t be solved by great music: “When in doubt dance it out”.
My first gig was Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark at the Manchester Apollo and my most recent gig was Hacienda Classical at the Castlefield bowl! There have been many more in between and a big highlight was seeing INXS live in Paris!
I haven’t published any books – yet! I’ve written many inside my head but none have made it to the page so far.
I live just outside Manchester with my husband, two amazing teenage sons and mischievous cats.