Lisa Phillips is an author, blog journalist, marketer, mentor, and business owner. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada and has almost two decades of experience as an arts and leadership educator. Her passion for helping young people achieve success in all aspects of their lives inspired Lisa to publish her first book, The Artistic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World. With the Foreword written by Raymond Aaron (New York Times bestselling author of Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul), the book explores the impact arts participation has on the success of the current generation. The Artistic Edge reveals creativity and leadership as crucial skills for today’s young people to develop in order to compete in the global job market.
In addition to her 10 years as a summer Camp Director, Lisa has worked in both film and television; has taught Musical Theatre to children and youth for 11 years; and has worked with several not-for-profit organizations. Most recently, Lisa has combined her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for marketing to lend her skills to a business coaching company and an international parenting program.
Since her book was published in late October 2012, Lisa’s work and opinions have gone viral. She’s written three articles for The Washington Post, which together have reached over 140,000 social media shares. For National Arts Advocacy Day in the U.S.A., Lisa had the honor of joining world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum in an Americans for the Arts panel discussion about the importance of the arts. She’s also been featured on Rhino OnAir, Global TV, Americans for the Arts, The Toronto Star and dozens of arts and leadership websites around the world.
Her company, The Artistic Edge, also provides business and marketing coaching for arts professionals which has become another passion of Lisa’s.
To learn more about The Artistic Edge please visit: http://theartisticedge.ca/book
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