Lisa has presented on topics including Leadership, Goal Setting, Career Transitions, and even a business case study. Her corporate experience includes leading national sales meetings, product launch presentations, [and] physician advisory board meetings as well as company sponsored medical seminars.
Lisa’s speaking has been described on references and testimonials by many; below is a sampling of some recent speaking and presentation recommendations:
Program Director | Managing Director | Relationship and Community Builder | Writer | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ally | Leadership Developer | Advocate for Arts & Culture, Food Security and Environment
“Lisa presented to our online job-seeking community. Her ideas stirred enthusiasm for goal-oriented approaches in the job search and sparked inquiries related to best strategies for successfully setting and achieving goals in work and in life. Through listening, a compassionate approach, and sharing reliable techniques for managing goal setting, Lisa led the way for KLM community participants to begin the process of getting the results they most want. We are particularly grateful for Lisa’s compelling book, Motivation Now. She generously donated copies to a few participants—who reported how helpful the book has been as an ongoing resource. Lisa’s notable dedication to empowering others strengthens and guides her relationships.”
Head of Systems and Technical Services at J. V. Fletcher Library
“Lisa presented virtually to the Westford Job Seekers Networking group in Jan 2021 on “SMART Start to Goal Setting.” The content and the timing of the presentation – on point and right on time! Lisa was professional, friendly and very approachable. Her session was interactive and the attendees were fully engaged. She patiently answered the questions and offered great suggestions and attendees left with great valuable information with the start of the New Year! Thank you Lisa for your time and support to the group!”
“Lisa’s presentation of “Follow Your Heart” at The Female Executive Club was inspirational for me. It helped me make a big life decision that follows my dreams. Trusting your heart and gut to do something you love is truly satisfying; if you have the right attitude, something good will always come out of it. I’m happy to recommend Lisa to anyone seeking motivation. Thank you for sharing your advice and story Lisa.”
Med Device Opportunities: Start up Prin SW and Systems Eng; Prin Algorithm Eng, Sr Optomech Eng; Sr SW Engs; Sr Program Mgr; Manuf Eng
“I have watched Lisa at work in her leadership role at the Medical Development Group over the last 10+ years. She is an effective speaker who uses both her head and heart in bringing ideas across to her audience of professionals who share her commitment to developing clinically useful healthcare products.”
Director of Operations & Contact Centers Asia Pacific
“Lisa’s presentation of “Follow Your Heart” at The Female Executive Club was inspirational for me. It helped me make a big life decision that follows my dreams. Trusting your heart and gut to do something you love is truly satisfying, if you have the right attitude something good will always come out of it. I’m happy to recommend Lisa to anyone seeking motivation. Thank you for sharing your advice and story Lisa.”
Application Scientist at Zurich Instruments
Phillips PhD research physicist transitioning into the medical equipment industry
“Lisa did a great job of organizing the August 2017 networking meeting of the Medical Development Group. It was my best networking event yet. Speakers talked about career transitions. They informed and inspired in communications and networking. Networking doesn’t come easily to me, but it did in this environment, with so many people in the medical device industry participating and so much enouragement. I will certainly be back.”
President, End Business Consultants, Co-Founder, Health Innovators
“Lisa is an intelligent and compassionate motivational speaker and Executive Coach [who] 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.”
Co-Chair, Leadership in Action, Principal, Atype Marketing & Design
“She was a dynamic speaker and motivated her audience of high school young women to set achievable goals. High school girls can be a tough audience to captivate and Lisa successfully accomplished this by sharing stories and doing exercises with them. Feedback from the girls was so positive that some of the students have kept in touch with Lisa, directly keeping her informed of the progress they are making in setting and achieving goals.”
Margaux Manley Lima
National Vice President of Leadership & Alumnae Programming, Sigma Delta Tau
“Lisa’s presentation “Goal Setting for Success with Balance & Gratitude” was a powerful experiences for our members. Participants were able to reflect and identify their personal values and this informed the manner in which they developed goals. Lisa’s approachability, professionalism, and content expertise made this workshop invaluable to those who participated.”
Vice President of Operations | Chief Operating Officer, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, HVAC, Machinery
“I attended the 10th Annual Transitioning into the Medical Device Industry seminar—that Lisa organized and held at Regis College, in MA—both as a industry executive interested in possibly transitioning into the medical device industry and as a brief speaker on job search networking. The seminar completely exceeded all my expectations. I was overwhelmed by the content, quality and professionalism. The seminar was chock full of “great stuff” and it was exceptionally well done!”
CEO, Oak Peak Advisory Group – Sales Recruiting
“I just wanted to compliment Lisa for organizing and conducting the annual MDG meeting. Personally, I found it to be one of the most productive & interesting meetings I’ve attended in quite a while. Involving so many individuals to provide the audience with input was brilliant and extremely successful. I know everyone enjoyed the meeting.”
Alexander Margulis, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer, Mansfield Bio-Incubator
“Lisa Sasso was the key part of a panel discussion on Tuesday, April 13, 2016 titled “ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER THROUGH PERSONAL BRANDING WITHIN THE LIFE SCIENCES”. During that discussion, she provided many insightful comments, especially on how to set goals during networking and on the job. A must for anyone who is starting the career or, for that matter, any stage of the career.”
Ph.D., President, Vascular Sciences
“As a professional speaker myself, I understand the challenges of effective communication. Not only is Lisa an experienced professional with knowledge and experience in the medical device world, she also possesses excellent presentation and facilitation skills – something that cannot be said about many others in this industry. In addition, I find Lisa to be a passionate person who works diligently to help others achieve the success she knows they are capable of – even if they don’t yet recognize it in themselves!”
Manager, Sales & Solutions MedTech, EvaluatePharma USA, Inc,
“Whenever I see Lisa speak, she is a commanding figure, and has a manner that is open and responsive. She engages with the audience, solicits feedback, and can shift on the fly as needed. Despite her ability to act on her feet and improvise, her preparation is paramount. Lisa truly cares about her role as a role model, and as such, her passion comes through in spades when she commands the room.
PMP, Assistant Vice President of Career Central, PMI MassBay Chapter
“I was very impressed with her professionalism during our planning of the event and with her speaking abilities and passion at the event. At the event she not only presented but she also actively participating in the speed networking exercises before her presentation and was able to really connect with our attendees. We got overwhelmingly positive feedback from her speech and with the handouts she provided as take aways….She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and a genuine love for what she does. I would highly recommend Lisa as a presenter.
MBA, RN, Director of Business Development, Automated Medical Instruments, Inc.
“Lisa is a warm, passionate and motivating speaker. She imparts energy and inspiration in her messages. Lisa has an excellent manner in engaging the audience and is an effective communicator.”
Chair, MDG Program Central
“Lisa demonstrates the poise of a gifted presenter when she addresses an audience from a podium. Her poise, passion, and creative delivery of each carefully prepared topic is remarkable. Lisa is a speaker, who takes the time to understand her audience and expectations fully, first, before extolling her message. She prepares and always challenges these professional members in her audience to listen intently. She mixes a keen grasp of the appropriate subject – she address conversational as well as technical subjects – with ease, perspective, and humor, which is mixed in each delivery. This is a rare combination indeed. Lisa’s clear, distinct messages are delivered with animation and active gestures and received by each listener as warm, direct messaging to each. This is an exceptional gift.”
Business Performance Advisor, Inspirit
“Lisa is articulate; engaging, and commands a strong presence in front of a ‘crowd’. She is able to explain complex concepts using real-life experience, which brings the point ‘home.’ It’s obvious to any observer that Lisa is really smart and also knows how to listen. This comes in handy during any Q&A portion of a meeting. I know that Lisa can carry a large room full of people as well as a small intimate engagement; she’s terrific.”
Jerrold M. Shapiro
Ph.D., President and CEO, Fem-Medical LLC
“In August of every year, Lisa has created and run a special program for those considering a career change into the medical device industry. These sessions were appropriate for a diverse group of attendees from all industries, sectors, and job functions. Lisa attracted both the newer professional who found that the medical device industry had more potential and satisfaction than their original industry choice, as well as seasoned professionals from other regulated industries, like aerospace, who needed to feel that their work was making a difference in another person’s life. In addition to helping these people reinvent themselves in a new career and making the required life transitions, Lisa also encouraged them to start new businesses and explore their entrepreneurial side.”
District Manager, Medical, JD Medical, LLC.
“The first time, I heard Lisa speak was in August 2009 at the 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.”
Consultant/Troubleshooter at Spectrum and Speaker/Co-coordinator for Acton Networking
“As speaker coordinator for one of the chapters of Acton Networkers, one of my responsibilities is [to] arrange for and manage speakers and presentations. I brought Lisa in to talk on “Injecting Energy into your Job Search” in August 2012, and she also touched on working in the Medical Development industry. Lisa did a super job bringing in not just energy, but passion and humor. Lisa definitely lives and promotes what she teaches.”