Lisa Gaines is a professional leadership and team coach and facilitator. She is an advocate, supporter, champion and accountability partner for her clients. 

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 helping clients achieve their goals, reduce stress, enjoy their roles, motivate and grow 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, and a Lead 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 2200 hours Coaching Leaders, Executives & Business Owners
  • Over 2500 hours Facilitating & Training groups, in person and online
  • Lead Facilitator and Coach Mentor – NeuroLeadership Institute – 2020 to current
  • Mentor Leader – Canberra Women in Business – 2022 to current
  • Associate Coach & Consultant – Interaction Consulting – 2022 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

  • Professional Certified Coach credential – International Coach Federation – 2020
  • EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Coach Certification – Neural Networks – 2020



  • 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 – 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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