“Lisa is smart, successful, driven, charismatic and selfless. She is absolutely committed to making sure each person – whether they are staff, coaching client, or attendee – receives utmost value from her work. She gives so much of herself, while focusing on others. She is a consummate professional – you can depend on her. Whatever Lisa undertakes will be outstandingly successful.”
Assistant Director Graduate & Alumni Career Services, Bentley University.
“I would definitely recommend working with Lisa. My coaching sessions with Lisa have truly provided me growth professionally and personally. I started working with Lisa at the final stage of interviews with a new company, and continued with her through my first several months. I found her thoughtful questions and practical suggestions very beneficial; and can honestly say that after every session I was glad we had spoken. Lisa’s insights and feedback have helped to grow my confidence that as a professional I am able to bring true value to an organization, and that my combination of skills can be applied in many ways. I have also gained insight to more openly quantify what is important to me in balancing my life’ professionally & personally.”
Program Manager Product Development at AngioDynamics
“I learned about Lisa’s coaching services during the 2018 Annual Networking Event: Transitioning Into and Within the Medical Device Industry, sponsored by MDG Boston at Regis College. Lisa moderated a panel that shared tips for breaking into the industry. When she offered a free half-hour consultation at the end of the event, I signed up. Our conversation went well, and we felt that we could work well together. Lisa’s coaching work focuses on balancing our professional and personal spaces. This is important in leading healthy, happy, fulfilled lives. Her coaching style is easygoing, but she is not afraid to speak up when she feels her clients need some thought-provoking advice or a gentle push to get something done. Through my work with Lisa, I have learned a lot about myself and my values. This education has helped me in my business, professional interactions, and personal life. I have worked with several coaches throughout my career, and Lisa is among the best. I highly recommend her.”
Technical Writer | Editor | Marketing Content Writer | Researcher | Findability Expert | Travel Writer
“I highly recommend executive coaching with Lisa. Lisa’s approach is not formulaic, but rather is based on a careful consideration of the client and what they would like to achieve with their career. She provides valuable perspective based on her successful experiences in corporate leadership balanced with a drive to get the most out of life, be it in our outside of the workplace. She is very good at recognizing areas which need improvement as well as how to play to ones strengths, all while maintaining an attitude of encouragement. Most of all, clients come away with a much better understanding of themselves, which I personally found vital to my own professional development.”
Medical Device and Combination Product Specialist
“I would highly recommend coaching with Lisa. She helped me to broaden my thinking in order to think more ‘outside the box’ for what I might be able to do. I had some ideas that I’d never developed, and she encouraged me to work in that direction. She was able to introduce me to an acquaintance of hers that could further the development of this venture. She’ll encourage you to approach problems with a positive outlook, and minimize negative thinking. She’s a very good listener, and keeps track of your discussions, and will often relate back to prior information to help you move forward. She always comes across as honest and sincere, and truly wanting to be a helpful influence.”
Investment Consultant at Scottrade
“I attended two of Lisa’s Goal Setting workshops, one over the phone and one in person, and I worked with her as a coach at a time I felt at a crossroads. In each case, I walked away with deeper insights about my personal and professional preferences, which helped me make better career and life choices.
Lisa’s workshops and “homework” assignments used a structured approach that made me “dig deeper” into my true likes, dislikes, strengths, and weaknesses. I also liked her holistic approach that takes both heart and mind into consideration.
I recommend Lisa’s coaching services to anyone faced with personal or professional uncertainty, change, or personal transformation.”
Marketing Consultant at Global Marketing Services
“Looking for someone to help you achieve your next goal or survive your next challenge? Big or small, Lisa can help. Though I’ve known Lisa professionally for many years, it was during a period of intense personal and professional upheaval that I first became a client. After an initial discovery interview where we discussed my desired areas of focus, we quickly got to work with regular meetings and phone calls. The resulting journey of self-discovery helped me to envision and then to achieve many of the changes that I sought in my life. With Lisa’s gentle guidance and assistance as an accountability partner, I gradually gained a better understanding of the path that I’d traveled and the adjustments–mostly minor–that I wanted to make in my life.
The most challenging and life-changing work that I did with Lisa involved integration of my core values into my daily actions. I was amazed that I’d never really thought about or documented the qualities that are most important to ME. Without this important understanding, how could I possibly hope to make decisions that were right for ME? Lisa guided me through this transformational process – both as a coach and as a powerful example of a value-centered mother, wife, professional, and friend. And for her assistance, I will be always grateful.
Bottom line, I highly recommend Lisa and her services.”
Product Management | Marketing | Engineering | Operations
“I engaged with Lisa as a career coach with a particular focus on the medical device field in the Greater Boston area. From our first exploratory session, I knew I made a great decision. Her understanding of the industry, not just from the corporate side, but from the personnel side was both broad and deep. Lisa introduced me to several highly influential people, who in turn worked their networks to afford me access to key decision makers with whom I’d never have been able to connect on my own. Beyond her fantastic network, she was a kind a caring coach, helping me work through some stumbling blocks and challenges to achieve goals we set out early on in our work process.
Along with such excellent career-based interactions, I felt like Lisa made a personal investment in me, not just in helping me with my efforts in searching out interesting opportunities, but in looking in the mirror beyond work-related matters. I thoroughly enjoyed our time working together and look forward to an ongoing professional relationship over the years.”
Matthew Glass VP / Director of Manufacturing & Operations | Solutions-Oriented | Continuous Improvement Mindset
“I used Lisa’s Coaching services in the past and I found the sessions extremely worthwhile. Lisa’s communication style and delivery of information is right on target and encompasses full circle. She takes in account not only the business side of life but reinforces the need for balance in home and work. With her vast amount of experience in the medical profession she was able to provide insight and guidance to me that proved very worthwhile. I would highly recommend Lisa for her invaluable coaching services.”
Patricia K. Mills
Territory Sales Manager at Universal Medical
“I have had the pleasure to work with Lisa Sasso as my career coach for the last several months. Lisa was wonderful to work with. She epitomizes the word coach, having a unique ability to support, prod, challenge, and get the best results from those that she works with. She has a very deep network that she was always willing to share to help me make connections and move my resume “to the top of the pile” in specific situations. Lisa was very supportive in my search, but she also knew how to push to make me think deeper about what I could do differently with specific searches that would help me stand out. Each time I applied for a job or went in for an interview, I thought of that advice and strove to go the extra mile to stand out from the crowd. I received very positive feedback when I did that and have made significant progress in my search as a result of Lisa’s coaching. I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone who is looking to move their career forward and looking for someone that will support and challenge them to be their best.”
“Lisa was my coach over the last year and was able to be there for me both professionally and personally. During that time, with her support, I was able to make key decisions and orient myself on the next big steps in my career and my personal life. It is always a pleasure to work with Lisa.”
Project Director at TransferTech Sherbrooke
“Lisa brings to her coaching assignments a track record that most entrepreneurs should envy. She grew a medical device startup from 0 to an impressive exit, and along the way learned invaluable lessons that her clients need to know. She also brings many years of experience working as a coach for executives and individual team members. Starting with her templates – refined through scores of assignments – she helps clients hone mission statements, vision statements, foundational values, business roadmapping, and time management – right down to “get these 3 things done each day, and you will achieve your bigger aims”. Her “fill-in-the-blank” methodology is designed to help her clients assemble compelling business plans for potential investors and other stakeholders. Lisa has a direct leadership style that is very effective. She leads with fact-based decisions, and always maintains a congenial manner. She is a creative leader who is not afraid to challenge conventions with out-of-the-box solutions. The fact that she co-founded a medical device company and guided it all the way to a successful exit indicates that she is the rare leader who can be effective in multiple stages of a company’s lifecycle.”
Randal B. Chinnock
Medtech Consultant & Mentor; Founder/Director Southbridge Tech Incubator
“I would strongly recommend working with Lisa. She is knowledgeable and supportive during the coaching process. I was able to gain insights on the things in my life that mattered to me most. This experienced has helped me to focus on my work life balance and key in on the aspects of my career I enjoy and where I excel. The coaching exercises helped me gain a better perspective on my current situation. Working on strategies with Lisa helped me to expand my network and open up new and exciting career opportunities for me!”
Director, Operations at Oxford Performance Materials
“I had already known Lisa Sasso for several years through her work in the Medical Development Group when I decided to work with her as my coach, as I was in transition and needed some guidance to help me land a new position. When we started, I’d hoped she would give me all the correct answers that would ensure I got my dream job. But what I discovered through my time with Lisa was that most of the answers were already within me. She provided me with both space to think and feedback to move forward. She helps you to keep your feet firmly on the ground, while you dream big, by serving as an accountability partner, keeping you on whatever path you define. That means that you need a solid foundation below you in all facets of your life – physical environment, recreation, significant other/romance, health, friends & family, money, as well as career – in order to achieve true and lasting success. She has a natural talent and ability to connect with people. She asked the questions that helped me see a deep place where I discovered my own truths, from which point I could make a solid plan to move forward in each of those facets. She also showed me how to coach myself, to stay focused and on track with the various goals we’d set, yet assured me that she would be there to provide support and guidance whenever needed. I’ve become much more self-aware – about my health, about my support systems, about my expectations and my limitations, and I thank her for helping me think about those things on a regular basis. I am grateful for her time and generosity of spirit, as well as her friendship!”
Enterprise Account Manager / Sales Representative in Healthcare IT / medical device sales
“I had the opportunity to work with Lisa for several months as part of my transition into the medical device industry. She was a great source of guidance not only regarding specifics of the industry and local companies, but also to ensure that I was striving for a mix of goals to ensure balance of career, family, health, and personal interests. I’m also thankful to Lisa for helping me establish valuable industry connections who have generously offered feedback and advice to help me fine tune my approach. She naturally wanted to understand the big picture and then find ways to help me succeed.
Lisa was able to give me strength and direction when I needed it the most. Her methodical approach allowed me to organize my thoughts on my current life situation and allowed me to clearly see a direction that I wanted to go in that was not only suitable for me, but for my ever growing family. Because of her help and guidance, I have continued being a successful full-time working mother and am thriving at both. I strongly recommend using Lisa if you feel that your path is becoming muddled by indecision or lack of direction. Lisa and the business she has built are never far from my mind.”
Jan Thomas Pyro
Medical Device R&D Program Manager
“Working with Lisa as my peer coach through the International Coach Federation was outstanding. As a seasoned coach, she was able to assist me in expanding my thinking about how to best promote the gift and talents I can offer through my consulting services. She is intuitive, firm, direct and very knowledgeable in creating powerful accountability that helped me to bring my work to the next level. Yvette Durazo, M.A., ACC
Helping leaders and organizations excel through growth-mindset, inclusion, and. harmonious workplace relationship
Lisa has demonstrated her leadership skills from the creation of the US subsidiary of Radi Medical Systems to growing the business in becoming a major player in the hemostasis and pressure wire market in cardiology. Lisa started the company as the sole employee and under her leadership grew the company to about a 100 people. The company was later acquired by St. Jude Medical, a major medical device company. I had the pleasure of working with Lisa at Radi Medical Systems and observed first hand her passion, commitment, and perseverance in overcoming any challenge in making the company a success. She is a valuable mentor to any entrepreneur or management team. I would recommend her as an executive coach and leader.”
New Product Planning/Strategic Planning at BioMarketing Insight
“Lisa’s involvement with the Medical Development Group was immediately directed to the member-facing roles. Soon after joining, she was elected to the Board of Directors and volunteered to be one of two Co Chairs of the Program Committee, bringing in speakers and panelists to inform and educate members at our two regular monthly meetings. Lisa increased her commitment to MDG by running for and being elected as Vice President and then President for 2 successive terms. Under her leadership MDG grew from 200 to over 450 paying members. After passing on the Presidential baton, Lisa has remained an (elected) member of the Board of Directors for the past four years. In addition to the general contribution to the organization that every Board member makes, Lisa initiated, and for the past 6 years actively ran and coordinated, what has become an annual and most popular event, our “Transitioning into the Medical Device Industry” networking forum.”
Founder, TechRoadmap Inc., the bridge between the engineer and the Intellectual Property world
“As a fellow member of MDG leadership team, I had the opportunity to observe Lisa’s tenacity and contagious enthusiasm in action. She asks tough questions. She is always ready and willing to take on a new challenge. I see Lisa as an extremely thoughtful and committed leader. I would recommend her as a motivational speaker, a leader and an Executive Coach to other Medical Device professionals needing help with their career and businesses.”
“I had the pleasure of working with Lisa as my coach during a career transition time. Lisa encouraged me to me slow down and do proper due diligence examining all aspects of my life before delving into work-related questions. She helped me set challenging but realistic personal and professional goals tailored to my situation. Lisa provided good context and consideration as ultimately committed to a new employer. Through a combination of structure and flexibility, Lisa made herself available as needed. She remained enthusiastic and supportive throughout our engagement.”
Hearing Health Professional
“I have known Lisa for the 1.5 years I have been a member of and volunteer at the Medical Development Group (MDG). I have seen her coaching skills firsthand during various educational forums and networking events where she has skillfully kept groups focused on the event’s goals. I was so impressed with her coaching and leadership skills that she was one of the main reasons I decided to join the MDG.”
Content Development Specialist at MEDITECH
“Lisa is an intelligent and compassionate motivational speaker and executive coach that focuses on helping professionals develop in the medical device and life sciences fields. Whether you attend one of her regular speaking engagements at associations like MDG Boston or become one of her coaching clients, she ensures that everyone’s personal and professional life is enhanced. I highly recommend hiring her if you are looking to produce exceptional results in your life and career.”
President, End Business Consultants, Co-Founder, Health Innovators
“I have been able to prioritize my daily, weekly, and monthly schedule better with the skills Lisa has helped me with. Lisa was very easy to work with even during difficult personal struggles. I have not only been able to schedule personal time for me, but also have been able to meet the demands of my busy schedule. Our time together has benefited me greatly. I look forward to future goal setting and positive life altering decisions to be made. Thanks Lisa, for all of your support!”
Trainer at Steward Medical Group
“I am so thankful for having had Lisa as my coach. I received so much from our time together.
Lisa was key in helping me move forward in both my career and also my personal life. She really helped me identify the random, disjointed thoughts that were rattling around in my head, and clarified them so I could create a plan and define specific actions.
I grew and learned a lot during my time working with her. Lisa is a skilled, executive coach. She helped me to identify my goals and put a framework around meeting them. Most importantly, Lisa is incredibly caring and has such an authentic character that you can easily open up and know that you are sharing with someone who genuinely cares for you and helps you to reach your goals – and beyond.”
Julia Rita-Di Pietro,
Program Manager, College and Workforce Readiness Training and Development, Non-Profit Administration
“Lisa was able to give me strength and direction when I needed it the most. Her methodical approach allowed me to organize my thoughts on my current life situation and allowed me to clearly see a direction that I wanted to go in that was not only suitable for me, but for my ever growing family. Because of her help and guidance, I have continued being a successful full-time working mother and am thriving at both. I strongly recommend using Lisa if you feel that your path is becoming muddled by indecision or lack of direction. Lisa and the business she has built are never far from my mind.”
Sales Account Manager, Clariant Masterbatches
“Lisa provided me with great support as an executive coach during a career transition. She helped me with setting the right goals and making sure I was balancing the professional and personal parts of my life. She also made sure that I stayed on track with my networking activities, Lisa is a great person who really knows how to connect with people at multiple levels. She is always positive and enthusiastic and that rubs off on people around her. In addition, Lisa is well connected in the medical device community and introduced me to many great people in that field helping me to expand my network. I highly recommend Lisa as an executive coach and would not hesitate to contact her to explore how she can help you.”
Product and Business Development Executive
“I first met Lisa Sasso at a speaking event at MDG over a year ago where she was leading the discussion “How to Transition into the Medical Device Industry.” In speaking with her I was impressed with her knowledge of the key players in the Medical Device business space. I was also impressed with her real world CEO level experience as well.
My goal at the time was both business development and trying to up-level my skill set as a business owner. I could see immediately that Lisa’s concrete experience could help me to grow my business and my customer base to build my company to a successful one.
Lisa has not only helped me with finding a market for my company but she has helped me to keep moving forward to improve my business acumen. I would highly recommend Lisa as an excellent executive coach and a highly effective and informative speaker.”
CEO, Signet Medical Systems
“Lisa Sasso is a dynamic individual, accomplished professional who has an amazing ability to connect people. I have seen Lisa tackle an array of roles demonstrating success, consummate professionalism and excellence with every undertaking. Lisa has the ability to utilize different skill sets in harmony and has an uncanny knack to make connections with a variety of people in a variety of ways. I am constantly impressed with her ability as a coach, mentor and executive. Her aptitude and passion for everything she does truly set’s Lisa head and shoulders above the rest. I would highly recommend Lisa as a coach, mentor and professional. Her encouragement, example and her guidance has made a tremendously positive impact on my professional and personal life.”
VP Business Development, Medical Development Group of Boston
“Lisa Sasso’s experience and success in business is impressive and the reason I wanted to work with her however, it is her passion and enthusiasm that I am most impressed with. Lisa is a consummate professional who is completely and unselfishly using her experience and knowledge to mentor professionals. Her experience and personal successes are only exceeded by her desire to help others to achieve their full potential in both their business and professional lives. I am pleasantly surprised by the progress I have made in the past 6 months working with Lisa. I highly recommend Lisa Sasso as a business coach.”
Clinical Manager, Neoventa Medical; President and CEO, Radi Medical Systems, Inc.
“I was hired as a founding member of Radi Medical Systems, Inc (Radi) in 2000 by Lisa Sasso. My experience prior to this position was as a director of multiple departments running a Cardiovascular Program in Southern California.
During my five year tenure at Radi I reported directly to Lisa Sasso first as a Clinical Sales Representative and then as Clinical Sales Manager. Lisa’s mentoring helped me to excel in the Clinical Sales position and her leadership made the decision to move my family from CA to MA to join the Radi management team an easy one. It was Lisa’s vision that a Clinical Sales model would be the right approach for the company, and it ultimately grew into the hiring profile for Radi. She shared her passion for the product(s) and organization with her team, the Swedish parent company, and customers. Lisa was not afraid of hard work, in fact many of the key physicians were initially trained by Lisa, and she garnered the respect of those in industry, competitors and partners alike.
Lisa built a high performance team driven by her leadership and coaching of the Sales and Marketing Departments. I have never worked for a harder working individual with the utmost integrity in conducting business on a day to day basis. Lisa’s strategic approach lead to growth at Radi from a basement start-up to over a 30 million dollar organization. Working for Lisa Sasso changed the direction of my life due to her mentoring, coaching and friendship for over the past 12 years.
I would whole heartedly recommend Lisa Sasso as a Company Leader, A Visionary and an Executive Coach. Lisa’s positive approach and drive greatly influenced me as well as many other clinical specialists and seasoned sales professionals.”
Sales/Clinical Manager, Radi Medical Systems, Inc.
“I hired Lisa last year to be my coach, to help me grow my confidence, assist with balancing out my life (which is challenging), and help me define future goals and most of all accomplish them.
I met Lisa several years at The CEO Place in Auburndale and loved her enthusiasm for life!! Then several years later, we reconnected at MDG in Newton when she was President and we have remained in touch ever since.
I have to say that Lisa has a love for life!! Within the last year, Lisa and I have really connected on a personal level and professional love. She is a wonderful mom, wife, friend and coach!! As a result of coaching with Lisa, my confidence has accelerated!! I needed someone to guide me and reassure me that I was doing to right thing and if I wasn’t to please let me know….. Lisa did just that.
She assisted me in a better way of working with my managers and handling situations thrown my way!!! She was available when I needed it…..whether it was dinner time or playtime, she made sure she was 100% there, if at all possible!!!
I would HIGHLY recommend Lisa as a Coach and a true friend!!!
Thank you for helping me grow as a person!! “
Finance & Accounting, CIMCON; President Medical Development Group (MDG)
“Lisa and I worked together for the Medical Development Group from 2007 – 2010. Lisa was a major contributor to the Medical Development Group becoming the premier professional society in New England focused on the medical technology professional. She prioritized tasks and did not allow herself to be distracted by tasks off the critical path. In her interactions with others, Lisa was always gracious and clear. Lisa is an asset to any organization.”
Vice President, Medical Development Group of Boston; President Medical Development Group (MDG)
“Passionate, stimulating and energized all accurately describe Lisa. I have had the opportunity to work with Lisa as a colleague and partner of a consultancy for the commercialization of medical devices and on the Board of the Medical Development Group (MDG), an organization for professionals in the medical technology industry. As President for both the consultancy and MDG, Lisa provided creative leadership with vision and clarity to maximize results. Lisa has a unique talent for bringing out the best in people while helping them achieve their highest potential. I highly recommend Lisa as an Executive Coach.”
Partner, Medical Development Partners, LLC, President Medical Development Partners, LLC
“The path of a career transition into a new industry has its share of frustrations, punctuated by the seemingly chance events that bring new people into your life with the insight, experience and caring to light the way. Lisa Sasso is one of those people who did just that for me as I was exploring the medical device industry.
The first time I heard Lisa speak was at a Medical Development Group’s networking meeting on Transitioning into the Medical Device Industry. The technique Lisa used to facilitate the session was the most effective I’ve seen in identifying commonalities between, and connecting attendees currently in the field with those looking to network and learn from them.
Lisa’s sincerity and authenticity in relating her personal career transition from a non-medical field was so encouraging that I waited in line to speak with her after her presentation. I came away convinced that I had found the right field, and subsequently became connected with the medical device field…as well as with the Medical Development Group.
Have I mentioned that I travel 3 hours to participate in MDG events? As an organization that has benefited from Lisa’s contribution as a past President and current Board member, MDG serves as a unique resource, truly focused on the career and business advancement of those in the field.
I would urge anyone interested in a career transition or in building their business or contacts within the medical device industry to reach out to Lisa sooner rather than later!”
District Manager – Medical, JD Medicalrs, LLC. Board of Directors Medical Development Group (MDG)
“I have worked closely with Lisa for more than five years as a member of Medical Development Group leadership. She is a consummate professional, simultaneously thoughtful and action-oriented. She brings deep commitment and contagious enthusiasm to every task she takes on, and she is always willing to go the extra mile for the organization. These same qualities have made her an outstanding business leader, mentor and coach. Her contributions to MDG have been invaluable.”
President, Medical Development Group
“I have personally known Lisa for 23 years and I have tremendous respect for her as a coach, entrepreneur and business professional. Her experience and training combined with her passion and integrity have helped her to thrive and to be the successful woman she is today. That is why I hired Lisa to be my coach.
She is highly qualified to coach entrepreneurs and empowers me to look deep inside myself for some answers. She is a great sounding board and an amazing brainstorming agent. Lisa is also a relentless accountability partner for the things I want to do and accomplish in my life.
I was not surprised Lisa went from Corporate to Coaching. She cares about helping people dream bigger, reach their personal and professional goals and honor their values. She is very giving of her time and knowledge and has been both a coach and a mentor to me. I truly appreciate all of the support and advice she has given me through the years and have enjoyed being coached by her for the last 6 months.
I would highly recommend Lisa Sasso as an Executive Coach. If you are looking for a very personable coach that is client focused and results oriented give Lisa Sasso a call – (she will hold your feet to the fire).”
Owner Susan Shapes Success
“Over 2 years and counting I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lisa as a fellow volunteer in the Medical Development Group. As President and board member, speaker and hands-on organizer, Lisa was key to the many informative MDG events that I attended. Drawing on her executive and business talent Lisa offered excellent help and advice, especially in the marketing area, that I then put to use in my business. I highly recommend her.”
“I highly recommend Lisa as a professional and personal coach. She coaches straight from the heart. I have been impressed by Lisa’s exceptional human qualities. She is such a kind, caring, loving and friendly person. She was excited about all of my goals and genuinely committed to supporting me in my professional endeavors and being there for me. As a co-active coach herself, I knew that she would understand where I was coming from. She definitely did, with lots of empathy! Thank you Lisa.”
Owner Coactivelounge – Olten, Switzerland
“Lisa is a truly outstanding individual and excellent leader who created a spirit of success and a successful team culture within the organization. She was dedicated to her people and guided them to grow and accomplish ever greater challenges. She fostered a collaborative approach which recognized everyone’s contributions. Her analytical skills were matched by her strong market knowledge and exceptional customer relations. I would be excited to work with Lisa again.”
Divisional Sales Manager – Midwest South, Radi Medical Systems AB