Lisa Downs, M.S. Ed., CPLP is the owner of DevelopmentWise Consulting in Redmond, WA, specializing in leadership coaching and consulting. Focusing on technical (STEM) professionals, she works with individuals and organizations to ensure they have the leadership and team performance solutions they need to be successful. Lisa's worked as a learning professional for EMC, The Boeing Company, PEMCO Mutual Insurance, T-Mobile USA, and spent 6 years in the accounting industry. While a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Board of Directors, Lisa served as the Chair of the National Advisors for Chapters Committee in 2013-2014. She is also a past Chair of the ATD Chapter Recognition Committee and a past President of the ATD Puget Sound Chapter. She is the author of three books in the ASTD Trainer's WorkShop series: Listening Skills Training, Time Management Training, and Negotiation Skills Training.