Lisa Holden Rovers is Founder of Workplace Matters, a consulting firm that helps organizations and individuals grow their leadership skills and build high-performing, cohesive teams.  She does this through coaching, training and team facilitation. 

Lisa is an award-winning Chartered Professional in Human Resources, a Professional Certified Coach, and certified in several leadership programs including Everything DiSC®the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, and the John Maxwell Team.  

Lisa’s leadership experience within the non-profit communitybegan early in her career, where she led the student Volunteer Centre of Mount Royal College.  Lisa worked in partnership with Volunteer Calgary (now Propelus) and the University of Calgary’s Student Union Volunteer Centre. Together, they conducted the first ever student volunteer survey, and published a Handbook of Student Volunteerism through the Points of Light Organization.  

Her experience with the Volunteer Centre inspired her to actively volunteer her time and talent, as she advanced her career.  For over 20 years, Lisa has held Board and committee roles with CPHR Alberta, Volunteer Calgary, the Human Resources Association of Calgary, the Association of Directors of Volunteer Resourcesthe Calgary Winter Festival, and the YWCA.  She currently serves on the Mentorship Committee for CPHR Alberta.  Several years ago, Lisa co-founded an informal women’s networking group called Dining Divas, where they often host events to support causes that help women.

In her business, Lisa continues to support the non-profit community through coaching, training and team facilitation.  She works with small and mid-sized organizations – both for-profit and not-for-profit – as they each face similar challenges in doing more with less, and growing and evolving their organizations.  

We are excited to have Lisa join the Gems for Gems Board of directors as she has expressed a great desire to help and use her extensive skills set to benefit both our organization and those we serve.


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