Lisa Dickinson

Lisa Dickinson


Lisa Dickinson is a dedicated organisation and people development professional with over 25 years’ experience of increasing effectiveness in both the public and private sectors. She focuses particularly on the people management aspects of organisational change, delivering improvements through learning & development interventions, coaching & mentoring and process improvement.

Throughout her career Lisa has held several key leadership roles including five and a half years on the senior leadership team of a successful multi academy trust managing all aspects of HR, training and organisation development. In addition, she has 20 years’ experience as a school Governor. Lisa understands schools & the demands that working in education makes on all staff. She has experience of designing and implementing processes and strategies which simplify and enhance the people aspects of running schools, so leaders can focus on teaching and learning.

Lisa has a wide range of experience as a trainer, coach and facilitator. She has very strong communication skills and delivers dynamic training which achieves results. She has experience of delivering training and coaching to Heads and senior leadership teams as well as teaching and non-teaching staff. Lisa was a key contributor to the development and delivery of the “Aspiring Senior Leaders” programme for her local authority and the NCSL which resulted in several delegates achieving headship or senior leadership roles.

She currently works with a wide variety of schools and academies across the North of England, supporting them to increase employee engagement and the effectiveness of the workplace.

BA. (Hons.),

Lisa has an enhanced DBS disclosure.
+ Reviews

"An excellent course leader."

Crowcroft Park Primary


"I felt very relaxed."

Merchant Taylors School


Recent feedback from delegates noted:


“The standard of service provided by Lisa was second to none. Lisa was flexible, reassuring and professional, and I would have no hesitation both in working with her again, and in recommending her to colleagues”.


“Lisa Dickinson is a highly talented leadership facilitator and coach. Lisa worked with our team using ‘The True Colours’ tool. This session was instrumental in helping us develop our strong team even further and enabled us to understand and appreciate each other’s strengths and preferred styles. It has given us a useful language to provide feedback and challenge and help push us into the high performing category.


“Lisa quietly pushes you out of your comfort zone, challenges your thinking and supports your decision making. We can highly recommend her”.


“I would recommend Lisa as a coach and training facilitator. She works with a high degree of integrity. She has a depth of expertise in the Education sector which enables her to facilitate development sessions with knowledge and understanding. Lisa is committed to making a difference for all staff and children, and I would highly recommend her to other educational establishments.”