My Philosophy…I believe that each person has the innate ability to be a impactful leader and collaborator, having positive effects on the world around them. Though, chronic stress and challenges, from day-to-day challenges (e.g., distractions, poor working conditions, time pressure, too many responsibilities) to systemic challenges (e.g., inequity, exclusionary practices and structures), can hinder our natural leadership and collaborative abilities and qualities.
In my personal and professional life, I have experienced and witnessed the qualities, such as compassion, empathy, focus, creativity, and authentic connection to self, others and the earth, support excellence in leadership and collaboration, and contribute to the well-being of individuals and communities. In my work as a licensed psychologist, mindfulness teacher and practitioner and consultant I aim to facilitate and offer opportunities for people to cultivate these abilities and qualities.
My own practice in mindfulness has helped me become more self-aware, compassionate (to myself and others), open, and vitalized as I navigate the fulfilling, yet, at times, challenging work of authentic connection and change-making.
Current Positions and Affiliations
Founder/CEO, Lisa Baker, PhD, LLC, Madison, WI
Co-Chair, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Advisory Committee, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, UMASS. School of Medicine, Worcester, MA
Ambassador, Statewide Action Planning Group (SAPG), HIV Outreach Project and Community Planning, University of Wisconsin and Department of Health Services
Member, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Education, Licenses and Certifications
PhD in Counseling Psychology, The University of Maryland at College Park, Department of Psychology, December 2004
Licensed Psychologist, Wisconsin # 2805 – 057
Sustainability Leadership Certificate (Community Fellow), Social Innovation and Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program, Edgewood College, Madison, WI
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program Teacher Training, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, UMASS. School of Medicine, Worcester, MA, February 2014
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Specialty/Adv. Level (Level II) Certificate 1/2014
Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions Educational Program (EDCAS) Certificate 6/2007, The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology, New York, NY