Lisa Downs, CPTD

Lisa Downs, CPTD, PCC, SPHR is a learning and coaching professional with 20 years of experience currently working as the Learning & Development Director at Plymouth Housing, a nonprofit in the Seattle area focused on permanently housing the homeless. Prior to this role, she worked at Amazon and operated her own business for seven years focusing on leadership and career development.

Lisa's also worked as a coach and learning professional for EMC (now part of Dell Technologies), The Boeing Company, PEMCO Mutual Insurance, T-Mobile USA, and spent six years in the accounting industry in the earlier days of her talent development career.

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 ATD Trainer’s WorkShop series: Listening Skills Training, Time Management Training, and Negotiation Skills Training, as well as the TD at Work publications "Master a Career Transition" and "Managing Learning Programs Step-By-Step."

Lisa worked with ATD to develop and launch its Expert Coach program, part of the Master Series.