Lisë Stewart

, Director


Lisë Stewart


  • Strategic Planning
  • Transition & Succession Planning
  • CEO Leadership Development
  • Board Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Public Speaking
  • Mediation & Communication
  • Facilitation/Visioning/Change Management


  • Gestalt Professional Coaching Certification (GPCC)
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Black Belt Innovation Engineering
  • Massey University (New Zealnd): BA, Organizational Psychology


  • Founder and Chair, Galliard Family Business Advisor Institute

Lisë Stewart is the Director of the Center for Family Business Excellence within the Private Business Services Practice. Lisë has significant experience in organizational development, strategic planning and training, and human performance management. 

A popular and nationally recognized speaker, Lisë is well known for her advocacy and training for, privately held businesses. She offers case studies, humor and practical, no-nonsense advice to make her information accessible and realistic for clients and participants. Her training is in organizational psychology and small business, and she is the author of numerous articles on organizational and individual effectiveness, and business sustainability. 

Prior to joining the firm, Lisë was the Founder and President of Galliard International, the largest provider of transition services for small businesses in the country.  In 2014, she founded the Galliard Family Business Advisor Institute, a non-profit membership organization for those interested in supporting and saving family owned companies in their local communities.

Lisë holds certifications from various organizational development institutions, including the Gestalt Institute’s Certification in Professional Coaching and attainment of Professional Level Certification through the International Coach Federation.

A popular speaker, Lisë has been a keynote speaker on topics pertaining to small business nationally and internationally for over 25 years. 

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