Lisa brings to the table her affinity for relationship-based business consulting, with an emphasis on connecting businesses to the resources they need to accomplish their goals. Her personable approach to networking and relationship building is a key asset in this Social Marketing era. This has been demonstrated in her leadership role with Chicago Underground Social Media Society and with Friends from the Underground, two networking and business educational group in DuPage County, Illinois, as well as her position as online community manager for various organizations.
Lisa’s traditional skills stem from her wide range of work-related experiences including: public relations for Caterpillar; owner-operator of a desktop publishing company with clients including Fuji Photo Film USA, The Prudential and many local companies; sales and marketing; event coordination, production, and promotion; teaching assistant and community educator; research assistant; editor of several corporate and scholarly publications; photographer; and, key-customer service coordinator in a manufacturing environment. Her skills include creative design, custom business/fan pages on Facebook, WordPress website development, integrative strategy, event coordination & promotion, and photography.
Lisa completed her bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences in December 2008 with additional credits in psychology. She earned numerous academic scholarships, awards and distinctions including Phi Theta Kappa, Sigma Kappa Delta, Dean’s and President’s lists and a President’s Excellence Award. She also has completed 30+ credit hours of first professional doctorate-level study in biomedical sciences. Lisa considers herself a life-long learner and has a passion for educating adults in a manner best-suited to the individual student’s learning style. Lisa is an advocate for natural medicine – chiropractic, naturopathic, acupuncture, and traditional Chinese medicine – and is also an environmental champion. In her minimal spare time, Lisa enjoys play time with her young grandchildren, preparing healthful meals, and keeping in touch with friends via social media.
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Lisa’s personal blog is at LisaBlacker.com.