Consulting with Lisa

You + strategic = your life, fantastic. It’s basic math.


It’s not just about getting the client or the contract. Or the job, or the raise, or the bonus.

It’s about your livelihood. It’s about acknowledging that there’s something burning inside you. What you do with that something is what most people get squirmy about. I’ll do that with you.  We’ll be strategic. We’ll craft a plan.

I’ll arm you with negotiation strategies and skills that, once mastered, will help you for the rest of your life. And learning these skills pays for itself when you double and triple your compensation. Yes, it’s that good.

My consulting and coaching is that something that will enable you to do crazy things like:

  • Develop narratives that you can tell to succinctly, and conversationally express your undeniable value.

  • Identify influencers who can use their social capital on your behalf for hiring or promotion, or developing business.

  • Go beyond what your employer wants from you, and  identifying and prioritizing your requirements.

  • Master the subtleties of “The Ask” and how to aggressively but articulately sequence it in order to maximize both your opportunities and your employer’s or client’s interests. (This one alone is worth its weight in gold. Trust me.)

  • Craft responses and scripts that will help you meet potential resistance or objection. (Also worth it’s weight in gold.)

These are not things you can master from a book. Or from a quick little session. These are skills and shifts that, if cultivated properly, will radically transform your livelihood and your future.


consulting options: 

workplace negotiation

  • Higher salary
  • New position or job
  • Better compensation package
  • Improved working relationship with your boss
  • Better relationships with difficult co-workers or clients
  • Flexibility in your schedule
  • Resources you need to succeed

fee setting and pricing

  • Discover how to accurately value your services based on research and comparables
  • Know your market and how your market values your services
  • Create wiggle room
  • Learn how to present objectively and stand your ground.
  • Clarify your brand, refine your niche and set your fees


If you feel like dipping your toe in the strategy pool,  we can work together to define your strategic plan, identify what you need to negotiate, and get clear about next steps. Cost is $395, and can be credited to any consulting or coaching work you decide to do. Get started here.



what lisa's clients say

What Lisa does is pure genius! Her insights, knowledge of the material and thoughtful consideration of the situation are first rate. I could not recommend her more highly. Worth every penny!”

K.A., Therapist

”Lisa is a fantastic consultant for men and women in multiple career paths including my area of academic medicine. She changed my approach, perspective, and helped me achieve goals that I did not previously consider attainable.”

Tina Schade Willis, MD

“Lisa is an outstanding facilitator and coach, teaching classes that pay for themselves. When I enrolled in her mastermind group, I learned that she is also an insightful and skilled marketer. Her thoughtful comments about my website brought in business that contributed to tripling my income. Hire this woman.”

Linda Gryczan, Mediator

”Every cent I paid Lisa for negotiation coaching before talking to my new bosses about salary was money well-spent. I believe that my investment will have paid over a 1500% return in the first year at this job...based on the difference between their initial offer and our eventual agreement.”

C. Businelle

”Lisa Gates is a knock-out coach. Her hilarious sense of humor combined with razor-like insistence on accountability makes her one of the most powerful coaches I’ve ever met. She goes deep, makes me take responsibility, stop blaming others, calls me on my BS, stands for my leadership at work, and loves me with great humanity. Coaching is an amazing process. Just do it.”

B. Anderson, HR Director