Lisa is an advisor to investors and organizations focused on solving seemingly intractable problems, such as access to care, the future of work and communities, and tech diplomacy. She is a Distinguished Fellow at the SMU Hunter & Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity, helping shape the next generation of leaders in engineering and technology. At a time when dizzying innovation cycles, hyper competition, and a global pandemic have made business more challenging than ever, Lisa breathes new life into ventures and societal problems through her simple but powerful method: Visualize the future—don’t fix what’s there; start from scratch. Break down the present—ditch what isn’t working; keep what does. Create a path to your future—map out critical decisions and actions needed. Execute with confidence and diplomacy—speed up by partnering well with others.
"A much-needed roadmap to the hardest of leadership challenges."
“A clear guide to turning around any organization or program from the turnaround master.”
“Lisa Gable’s methodic and compassionate approach will help you transform even the most troubled of situations. A must read.”
“If your organization or project needs a new direction, Lisa Gable offers a wealth of practical advice for how to change course. An eye-opening guide to a spectacularly hard topic.”
“An incredibly practical and insightful book.”
“The perfect synthesis of Gable's strategies, which I have witnessed with great admiration for more than a decade.”
“Turnaround reveals how working with others is one of the most effective ways to course correct an organization that has lost its way.”
“When I need help solving a tough problem, Lisa Gable is always one of my first calls.”
“An insightful and essential guide for any leader hoping to reinvent a business.”
“A necessary read for anyone wishing to build bridges with others to create extraordinary results."
“A practical and down-to-earth guide to organizational change for not only seasoned leaders but also young professionals beginning their leadership journeys.”
“If you are in a leadership role in any kind of business or organization, you should read this book.”
“Lisa Gable’s ability to solve difficult problems and transform any organization makes Turnaround a must-read.”
"Lisa Gable's proven guidance for turning around teams and organizations by applying a unique combination of discipline with diplomacy and humanity is unquestionable. This book is both timely and essential for any business or team wishing to successfully navigate the challenging times ahead.”
"Lisa Gable’s Turnaround is an important read for inspiring and aspiring leaders as they guide their organizations and team members through the complexities of the ever-changing business and cultural climate."
“In Turnaround, Lisa builds on a career straddling corporate, non-profit, and government sectors to make a positive difference in the lives of millions. That passion for impact shines through in her book.”
“If you need to solve a complex problem, Lisa Gable’s book is a must read. It provides a powerful framework for establishing trust, bringing partners to the table, and turning around any troubled venture.”
“Few people are better positioned to show us how to grapple with disruptive challenges and turn them into positive results than Lisa Gable. In Turnaround, she shares what she does brilliantly and intuitively and, in the process, gives us the gift of an insider’s leadership guide.”
“Lisa’s bipartisanship, leadership, and relationships across multiple sectors put her in the perfect position to help those seeking to improve their performance or outcomes.”
“Expertly written, well-organized, and accessible, Turnaround is an illuminating read for anyone tasked with improving a project or partnership. Highly recommended.”