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Ms. Lisa J. Whaley

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Founder and President

Local Address: Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
Company Description: At Life Work Synergy (LWS), we base everything we do on a very defined mission - to help individuals find realistic solutions to achieving synergy and harmony...   more

Employment History

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  • BS degree , Business Management
    Hampton University
  • The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA
  • Harvard University
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Life Work Synergy's Lisa ..., 10 Dec 2010 [cached]
Life Work Synergy's Lisa Whaley uses a variety of tools to manage her life as entrepreneur, wife and mother.
Lisa J. Whaley knows a thing or two about balancing life, work, and family. She has a husband, two college-aged daughters (one of whom lives at home), a teenage son and a 19-month-old granddaughter. She's also the president of Life Work Synergy L.L.C., a Woodbridge, Va.-based coaching firm, a technology consultant, and an avid exerciser who squeezes her workouts in before her workday starts, and her last client call of the day.
So how does Whaley manage all of these responsibilities and still find time to read a book, enjoy a cup of tea, or spend time chatting with her girlfriends? "Technology has allowed me to create a good work-life equation," says Whaley.
"I can check my email from anywhere and address client needs and other pressing issues quickly," says Whaley.
Write it Down … Digitally: Up until a couple of years ago, Whaley lugged around a 6" X 9" Daytimer, which housed her calendar, lists, and notes. Today, all of those important documents are stored on her BlackBerry, and synced regularly with her office computer. With this tool, Whaley can manage every corner of her life (business, family and play), including the household groceries. "This is so much better than using the old paper lists on the refrigerator," she says, "which you can easily forget when you're walking out the door."
Invest in a wireless card, if you need one: Depending on your occupation and the time you spend away from the office, a wi-fi card for your laptop could pay off handsomely. "If you find yourself driving around town a lot, looking for a Starbucks network to connect to," says Whaley, "then the $60-or-so a month spent on a wi-fi card could be a big time-saver for you."
LifeTime Expos & Events: Press Articles, 2 Feb 2007 [cached]
Headlining the Workshop programs will be highly sought after speaker Lisa Whaley, Founder and President of Life Work Synergy, LLC, a professional development firm and author of Reclaiming My Soul from the Lost and Found (2004), and the newly published Prisoners of Technology - Time to get UNPLUGGED. Whaley's enlightening program "Finding the Off Switch in an Always 'On' World" is designed to give insight to attendees on finding a harmonious balance between work and life.
Joining Whaley is an impressive array of four additional speakers, renowned and well-respected in their fields.
New Fairfield Foundation - Whaley Fund, 20 Dec 2008 [cached]
Lisa Whaley
Lisa Whaley, a New Fairfield resident and author of Reclaiming My Soul from The Lost and Found, recently launched The Lisa Whaley Solid Foundation Fund for Youth under the New Fairfield Community Foundation, a non profit organization.
Whaley felt driven to start the fund after dealing with many challenges with her own teenage daughter which she details in her book. "The youth of today are all at risk. It doesn't matter what kind of family they come from, what their race is, or even if they are a good student or a poor one. We live in a society where with just the click of a mouse, kids have more information available than ever before. The pressures to fit in are greater than ever. I want to ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed, academically, socially and culturally," Whaley stated.
The purpose of the fund is to ensure that community programs designed specifically to assist youth, such as mentoring programs, don't fall apart for lack of funding. Whaley herself has been a mentor for six years to Kerry Ann Johnson, a Danbury resident who is a senior at WestConn and plans to attend Law school at Yale or Columbia.
Whaley has committed to donate a portion of her book proceeds and fees from speaking engagements to the fund. "I've been tremendously blessed in my life and after surviving my own perfect storm of life recently, I wanted to find a way to give back to the community," Whaley says.
In Reclaiming My Soul from the Lost and Found, Whaley details the events that were taking place behind the scenes in her personal life as she climbed the corporate ladder to a Vice President position at IBM. She gives readers a very honest and candid view of her perspective as a woman, trying to have it all and at the same time, practically losing everything in the process - her daughter, her marriage and her life. Whaley states she faltered when she ignored her core values and allowed the boundaries between work and life to become blurred. She also strayed from her spiritual beliefs, forgetting about the strong spiritual foundation that she had been raised with. "I am so grounded now and am trying to have a well-lived life with Christ at the center."
Whaley left IBM in April and started her own company, Life Work Synergy, LLC. Her company's mission is to help individuals find realistic solutions to finding synergy and harmony between their professional, personal and spiritual lives. These days she stays busy out on the speaking circuit speaking at major corporations, Universities and Churches. She also provides executive and life coaching to individuals and corporations as well as running workshops. She teaches, motivates and inspires others to reach new levels of achievement while maintaining a well-lived life.
Visit Lisa Whaley at her web site:
Official EAWC Web Site, 16 Dec 2006 [cached]
Lisa J. WhaleyFounder and President of Life Work Synergy
Lisa J. Whaley is the Founder and President of Life Work Synergy, LLC, a professional development company that helps individuals realize their full potential while maintaining excellence - physically, emotionally and spiritually.Previously, she had a successful 22 year career with IBM where she was a Vice President in Marketing.
Ms. Whaley is the author of Reclaiming My Soul from the Lost And Found (2004), and Prisoners of Technology - Time to get UNPLUGGED (2006). She´s also a contributing author of two books; Share Your Mission - The personal thoughts of 12 great Americans leading mission driven lives, and Chicken Soup for the African American Woman´s Soul.Lisa hosts her own weekly internet radio talk show, Choices - get it right with work and life on the VoiceAmerica Business Network.She has authored numerous articles on work/life issues and is often quoted by the media.
Ms. Whaley is a highly sought after speaker, corporate trainer, executive/business consultant, and an expert on work/life issues, She has appeared on TV and radio programs across the country.Feature stories have been written about her in numerous newspapers and magazines, including Black Enterprise, Essence and NAFE Magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Hampton University and is a graduate of executive leadership symposiums from Harvard University She has been recognized as a "Women Who Makes a Difference" by US Black and Hispanic Engineer Magazines, has been featured as an "Extraordinary Woman" by, was selected as a "Woman Who Makes A Difference in Business" by Minority Women in Business Magazine, and is a recipient of NAFE Magazine´s 2006 Women of Excellence Award.
Ms. Whaley enjoys reaching out to help others and is living her passion of inspiring individuals to achieve whatever it is that they want out of life, and making a difference in others lives and careers.She is an accomplished pianist, jazz dancer, and the mother of two teenage daughters.She resides just outside of Washington DC.
Today in Investor's Business Daily stock analysis and business news, 5 June 2006 [cached]
Lisa Whaley, a Woodbridge, Va.-based life-work coach and former VP at IBM ((Armonk, NY; NYSE: IBM)) believes too many people do let technology invade their life. Whaley addresses the problem in her recently released book Prisoners of Technology - Time to get unplugged. Whaley worked at IBM for 22 years before she decided to step back from the fast-past, tech-intense corporate world two years ago, taking a new approach to her life, and shifting her focus from devices to family and fulfillment.
"We all have all this great technology now that allows us to be accessible, and pretty much connected 24/7 - with cell phones, wireless Internet connections, Blackberries, Treos - all these gadgets that allow us to connect on demand. The problem is: we feel that because we can be constantly connected and accessible, we have to be. That's were people get themselves in trouble."
Whaley admits she was certainly one of those overly connected people "I used to IM my daughter just upstairs to tell her to come down to dinner! she recalls. Now, though, she opts for face-to-face communication with the people in her life, or at least in her house.
But Whaley asserts that she is in no way anti-tech. "Technology isn't the culprit here," she says, "It's the imbalance in our lives we've allowed it to create."
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