About Lisa

Who Is Lisa Orrell?

Lisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising with a Minor in Marketing from San Jose State University. She started her first Marketing Agency when she was just 25 years-old, and continued to run her award-winning company for 20-years in the San Francisco Bay Area. During that time, her clients ranged from VC-funded start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations, and her company received over 75 prestigious national & international awards for Branding, Marketing and Strategic excellence.

However, after 2-decades of running her agency, Lisa decided to make a career shift. Now, in the next phase of her professional life, Lisa is highly respected as “The Promote U Guru”. She is an in-demand Branding Expert, Marketing Consultant and Certified Success Coach who works with: Entrepreneurs, small business owners, coaches, consultants, entertainers, academics, business professionals, speakers, and authors. And, for select clients, she is their personal Publicist.

Also, it is based on her vast experience and notoriety that in 2014, for the SECOND YEAR in a row, Lisa was voted one of the “Top 30 Most Influential Branding Gurus in the World” (voted on by over 22,000 industry professionals). This time she was Ranked #4!

As a professional speaker, her popular presentations consistently sell out on topics such as: Branding, Marketing, PR, Publicity, Book Marketing & Publishing, and Social Media. Plus, Lisa offers private Speaker & Presentation assessment and consultation for individuals who are currently speaking, or aspire to, for revenue generation.

In addition to speaking, consulting, and coaching, Lisa is also the award-winning author of FOUR business books on Amazon (and other major online book retailers): Your Employee Brand is in Your Hands (published in April 2014); Boomers into Business; Millennials into Leadership; and Millennials Incorporated.

And due to her expertise, Lisa has been interviewed by, or written articles for, countless media including (partial list): ABC, MSNBC, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TIME, Cosmo, U.S. News & World Report, Women’s Health, China’s HerWorld Magazine, The Business Journal (regions/editions throughout the U.S.), HuffingtonPost.com, Entrepreneur.com, American Express’s OPENForum.com, FoxBusiness.com, and BNET.com.