Lisa Gaines has always been fascinated by people and what makes us tick. She is passionate about improving Emotional Intelligence and communication to create better leaders and more psychological safety in the workplace.

Over the past decade, Lisa has worked with thousands of clients throughout Australia and internationally, teaching cutting edge, neuroscience-based, communication skills to create more harmonious, high performing teams. She has worked extensively as a Leadership, Executive, and Business Coach with clients from all over the world, helping them achieve their goals, reduce stress, enjoy their roles, motivate their teams, implement systems and sustainable practices and initiatives, increase profits and grow their organisations, and have better work-life balance.

Lisa is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, a Certified Emotional Intelligence EQi-2.0 Coach with MHS Solutions, and an International Facilitator, Coach Trainer and Mentor with the NeuroLeadership Institute, a global thought leadership organisation working with Fortune 100 companies.


Experience, Awards & Certifications


  • Neuroscience based coaching accreditation since 2010
  • Over 2000 hours Coaching Leaders, Executives & Business Owners
  • Over 2000 hours Facilitating & Training groups, both face to face and online
  • Facilitator and Coach Mentor – NeuroLeadership Institute – 2020 to current
  • Business Coach and Lead Trainer – Prime Practice – 2013-2021
  • Industry experience in L&D, IT and Telecommunications, Medical, Dental, Government, Industry, Banking and NGO’s
  • Organisational change management
  • Account management, project management, sales and client services
  • Expertise in coaching psychology, performance psychology, body centered psychology, counselling, mindfulness and emotional and social intelligence

Awards & Certifications

  • Social Styles Coach Certification – Tracom – 2021
  • Professional Certified Coach credential – International Coach Federation – 2020
  • EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Coach Certification – Neural Networks – 2020
  • Her Business Network membership – Her Business – 2019 – current
  • Associate Certified Coach credential – International Coach Federation – 2013



  •  Certificate in the Foundations of NeuroLeadership – NLI – 2013
  • Team Coach Training Certificate – NeuroLeadership Institute – 2012
  • Associate Certificate of Coaching – NeuroLeadership Institute – 2012
  • Workplace Coach Training certificate – NeuroLeadership Institute – 2011
  • Certificate of Coaching – NeuroLeadership Institute – 2010
  • Effective Supervision and Team Leadership – Employers First – Sydney NSW 2007
  • Exceptional Customer Service award – Brightpoint (Ingram Micro) – Sydney 2006
  • Mastering the inner critic and body centered psychology and counselling trainings – Integral Being Institute – Sydney 2005-2010
  • Body centered psychology and counselling trainings – Inner Alchemy – Sydney – 2004-2009
  • Counselling training – Living Unity – NSW 2005
  • Heal your life coach and teacher training – Perth WA – 1999
  • IATA-UFTAA diploma – Business and tourism – Ide College, Dublin, Ireland -1993
  • Business Management, Tourism and Language Certificate – Whitehall House Senior College, Dublin, Ireland – 1992

Mission and purpose

Supporting my clients to create successful, sustainable organisations and transform how they work, lead and live fuels my passion for my work. Helping create inspired and motivated teams who communicate well and enjoy what they do is a purpose I hold dear. Celebrating my clients’ success and growth, as they develop on a Leadership journey is deeply fulfilling and inspiring. And even more inspiring is who we become in the process.

“Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.” – Leo Tolstoy 

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