Nice to meet you

Hi, I’m Lisa.

I’m a speaker, a coach with over 20 years experience both with a national women’s ministry and on a large church staff. I’m also a wife and mom to two adult kids who are my very favorite people to do life with. Most importantly, I love the Lord with all my heart.

My passion is this: to help others better understand their wiring and ultimately gain confidence and clarity on who they are in Christ, in order to aim their lives for greatest impact and purpose.

Sometimes this looks like speaking at conferences and events. Other times, it means I spend a few days with a small group at their team offsite, helping them build trust and learn to work together better. Most days, I am seated in a cozy corner of a coffee shop or on a zoom link face to face with women who are using coaching to gain direction and live a sustainably paced life. My two combined decades of experience as both an Executive Director of a national non-profit along with the experience of being on a large church staff allows me to apply a multi-dimensional approach to understanding women in the corporate world, ministry realm and entrepreneurial space.

Below you’ll find my personality profiles (hey, I have to add this, right?), my certifications and experience, and my professional bio.

I’m so glad you’re here!


My Personality Profiles

My Certifications

  • Enneagram Institute  – Enneagram Coach Certification
  • Your Enneagram Coach Beth McCord – Enneagram Coaching Certification
  • CLASS (Christian Leaders Authors and Speakers) – Certified Speaker
  • Christian Coach Institute – Certified Life Coach
  • Center for Credentialing and Education – Board Certified Coach
  • Christian Coach Institute – DISC Certified Trainer
  • Christian Coach Institute – Group Coaching Trainer
  • Masters Program for Women – The Barnabas Group
  • Christian Coach Institute – Career Map Certification for Career Coaching
  • Gallup Strength Coach
  • IMX Pilates – Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Science of People School Trained
Lisa J. Allen Coaching: DISC Certified Human Behavior Consultant
Lisa J. Allen Coaching: Your Enneagram Coach
Lisa J. Allen Coaching: ICF Member
Lisa J. Allen Coaching: Gallup Certified Strengths Coach

My Experience

May 2013 - Present
Executive Director of Ministry and Staff Development – Proverbs 31 Ministries
Responsible for facilitating and overseeing all ministry training and leadership development for P31 teams and Staff. Responsible for oversight of Online Bible Studies, Speaker Team, First 5 and the Donor Team.
2010 - 2011
Hope For Burundi Ministry Director

Responsible for all partnership relations with 4 partners in Burundi, Africa along with formation and leadership of HFB leadership team, equipping and recruiting all global trip leaders and participants.

2004 – 2009
Women’s Ministry Director

Responsible for all leadership associated with an active women’s ministry for 2000 plus member church. Responsibilities included spiritually leading various teams toward common ministry and/or event goals along with writing and maintaining all budget items per area; Vision casting and alignment with greater vision of church. Event planning for retreat and women’s events. Led and developed Women’s Council Team representing varying ages and stages within the Forest Hill congregation to pray and plan all aspects of vision for the women of Forest Hill.

2005 – 2009
Life Group Director

Identify and recruit Life group leaders along with training and coaching for 50 women’s life groups. Led monthly training for men’s, women’s and couples groups. Coached life group leaders not only according to ongoing church initiatives but also spiritually led the leaders in their relationship with God and His work in their lives.

Professional Bio

For those of you who need it, you can find my fancy write-up here!

Lisa Allen has a passion for and connection to women. She has been featured as a keynote speaker at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ annual She Speaks Conference, the She Laughs Conferences, and various Women’s Ministry keynotes and conferences. Lisa has offered her insights for Charlotte Today Show as a contributor. She has also been a contributing writer for the She Laughs Newsletter,, Proverbs 31 Ministries’ COMPEL Writers Training, and more.

Her experience as a Board-Certified Life Coach has uniquely influenced her style. She is as comfortable delivering passionate keynotes that leave her audience with a sense of calling and confidence as she is to facilitating training workshops for ministry and staff leadership teams.

Lisa is obsessed with personality assessments and enjoys the certifications she’s received for Team Coaching, DISC Personality Profile, Enneagram Coach and Gallup StrengthsFinders.

Lisa loves fashion and can be found spending her free time watching the latest trends, colors and styles. She also loves pilates. She has logged close to 900 classes since 2017. She’s not a “workout” kind of gal and used to joke that her favorite part of any workout is leaving. But, since she has gotten strong and healthy, she wanted to help others do the same. In August of 2022, she became a certified IMX Pilates instructor. You can catch her any given day enjoying or leading a Pilates workout.

Lisa J. Allen: Professional Bio

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Disclaimer: While my professional life may look polished, if you look me up on social I can all but guarantee you’ll find a good balance of some professional advice but mostly encouragement from Scripture, pictures of my “peeps” and my adorable dog, PJ.