Lise Melvin (London, UK / Costa Rica) is committed to nurturing the creative and self-generative life force that lives inside each one of us. She is a Strozzi Institute certified somatic leadership coach, working with our thinking, feeling and energetic selves, bringing our attention, habits, practices, and imagination together, to align with what deeply matters to us. Lise is part of the Strozzi Institute teaching team and is on a lifelong path of mastery with somatics.
Lise coaches alongside guiding retreats and continued consultancy work. She consults for the United Nations Development Programme, volunteers on the Board of the Responsible Mining Foundation, and was the founding Chief Executive of the Better Cotton Initiative. She has an MSc in Responsibility in Business Practice, a BSc in Environmental Life Science and many years of international leadership experience for the sake of social justice, environmental protection and sustainable development.
Lise has over 13 years of experience as a facilitator and enabler for cross-sector and cross-cultural dialogue and strategy. She works with private sector, government and not for profits. She is skilled at moving and integrating into new places and cultures, living with a deep respect for diversity and difference.