Lisa Marie Platske
Lisa Marie Platske left her action-packed life as a Federal law enforcement officer to become the CEO of international leadership training company, Upside Thinking, Inc.

Known for her high energy, Lisa Marie is an award-winning leadership and connection expert. She takes her law enforcement journey which began on the piers of New York and ended post 9/11 and shares what exceptional leaders do differently and how you can apply it to business to increase your impact, influence and income, why connection is the new currency, and how to be positioned as an expert in order to seize big opportunities.

As a certified master coach, Lisa Marie has worked with multi-million dollar business owners to start-ups, corporate executives and non-profit leaders from three different continents and in 20+ different industries (healthcare, real estate, financial planning, and insurance to name a few) to create strategies to be seen, heard, and recognized for their work. Her proven seven-step formula has resulted in her clients tripling their income and finding up to 21 extra hours in their work week.

With a BS in Criminal Justice and a MA in Training and Development coupled with a certification in leadership, Lisa Marie acquired much of her experience during her years in banking and federal law enforcement.

Her first book, Designing Your Destiny, has been hailed as “life-changing” by clients and colleagues alike and she has been featured in the book Speaking of Success next to speaking giants Blanchard and Canfield, as well as in countless magazines and radio shows. In August 2011, she released Connection: The New Currency, a collaborative project with a group of highly-talented women connectors and Turn Possibilities into Realities became an international best-seller in March 2015.

Often recognized for her leadership, vision, creativity, and service, Lisa Marie received the 2015 The International Alliance of Women Top 100 Women of the Year, 2010 Small Business Administration Women in Business Champion of the Year, the 2008 FYN Woman of the Year Award, and the 2007 National Association of Female Executives’ Woman of Excellence awards.

Growing up, Lisa Marie wanted to be a “Solid Gold” dancer. Now, she gives solid gold advice to sold-out stages around the country. She currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her loving and supportive husband Jim who encourages her to continue designing her destiny.