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Meet our Founder

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About Lisa

Lisa is the founding Director of Elevate Advisory, working with entrepreneurs to support business growth. She previously founded Purpose HR a niche HR consultancy focused on the technology and life sciences sectors which she sold to the AAB Group in 2021. Following the acquisition Lisa continued to lead Purpose HR as CEO, and operated as a Partner and member of the AAB Leadership team, until August 2023 when she exited following an earnout period.

She has achieved Chartered membership of the CIPD, is an experienced executive coach and NLP practitioner, a Scotland CanB certified Impact Coach, and an alumni of the Saltire Fellowship programme. 

Lisa is a proud Ambassador for Women's Enterprise Scotland championing women in business, a Board member of Entrepreneurial Scotland and of Prosper (formerly Scottish Council for Development and Industry, and a mentor for Codebase, the UK's largest technology incubator.

A mum of 3 (2 girls age 12 and 7 and a boy age 1) Lisa lives in North Berwick East Lothian and in her spare time enjoys reading, cooking, wild swimming and walking her cocker spaniel Lola.

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