Moxie Consulting, Inc. was founded after Lisa Kealer Carver honed her skills working for municipal organizations, two state agencies, an internet start up company and a fortune 100 company. Lisa leads teams devoted to helping organizations be more effective. She is currently an adjunct faculty in the department of Arts and Sciences at a local University.
Lisa has designed and facilitated employee development and management/leadership training since 1987. Drawing upon her experiences as a customer service professional, alumni relations director, special events planner, leadership team member and supervisor, Lisa presents programs that motivate change in employee behavior.
A lifelong learner, Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree from UCA and a Master’s degree from TWU. She continues to attend classes and conferences to hone her skills, recently completing a year of legal studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law. She is currently enrolled in the Certificate of Conflict Mediation graduate program at UALR.
After almost 30 years in the Texas city management arena, I decided to join forces with Lisa on a project that would draw on our individual public sector experiences. Along with the normal, and the occasional abnormal city management duties, my professional background includes city council and citizen relations, tourism programming, economic development in the competitive DFW marketplace, employee talent and skills development, large-scale city events management, airport operations oversight of the busiest general aviation airport in Texas, and implementing a wide-range of public policy.
One of my most rewarding public sector experiences was when I was given the challenge to set up a citizens academy. The program sought to expose motivated residents to how their government functioned while channeling participants into leadership roles. Whether volunteering, serving on a governance board or commission, or even running for elective office one day; we prepared them for public service. The program endures as a leadership pipeline.
When my tenure in Addison came to an end, it took me about a minute to seize the opportunity to set up shop, with a digital twist, under the pines on our East Texas farm. I’ve come to appreciate the similarities between herding cows on the farm and riding herd on city council initiatives. With an eye to the non traditional, we’ve launched Public Service Exchange to strengthen your virtual leadership tool kit. Thanks for coming along with us.
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