"Harnessing conflict as a force for positive change for individuals and collective groups is hugely powerful and rewarding". 

Lisa Drake

BA (hons) Sociology / Socio Legal Studies
PGP Dip Chartered Institute of Marketing 

Additional Trianing
CEDR Accredited Mediator & CEDR Mediator Panel member
CEDR Mediation Skills Training Faculty member and CEDR Accreditation Assessor
Conflict Management Trainer
Accredited Executive Coach (Henley Business School)
Purpose, Culture and Personal Brand Facilitator / Trainer

Lisa Drake

Drawing on over 20 years of experience in both conflict and organisational strategy, HR and communications, Lisa has passionately guided individuals and organisations through difficulties, reaching pragmatic and sustainable ways forward. 

Lisa recognises the importance dialogue plays in bringing cohesion to corporate cultures, overcoming systemic problems and assisting them through difficulties from organisational failures and/or periods of change. 

Her holistic skillset comes from both business and conflict management experience. She is particularly noted for her empathetic yet pragmatic approach and her ability to work with people at all levels. Bringing energy and creativity to everything she does is a hallmark of her approach.


  • Commercial mediation
  • Mediation of workplace conflict and employment disputes – both for individuals and teams
  • Embedding a ‘conflict positive ecosystem’ within the workplace.
  • Training and support in conflict management and mediation skills as well as coaching/mentoring and supervision for those involved
  • Executive coaching for individuals in difficult situations
  • Facilitation of negotiations, difficult meetings or collective issues within teams or an organisation
  • Strategic consultancy to define and align corporate culture.  


  • Founding Director, Mediator, Trainer, Executive Coach, NUB. (2019 - present)
  • Board Director (Purpose and Impact) – Elliott Wood Partnership Limited (2012-present)
  • Consultant, Mediator, Trainer Coach (2011-2019) Freelance
  • Director, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (1999-2011)

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