“A presenter whose staggering scope of work defies categorization and stereotyping, and who teaches – through the example of her career – the notion of innovatively pushing boundaries and merging disciplines.”
~Michael Kumer, Nonprofit Boards Management
“This woman is an important new voice.”
~ Peter Doris, Director & Board Secretary at Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance Inc.; Coach/Transition Consultant
“Lisa is a dedicated artist with an exceptional vision. Her artistic direction of ‘Presence’ is an example of her commitment to collaboration not only between artists, but also with the community at large. In my dual capacities as a mental health professional and an educator, I see the value… to the general public in helping them gain a better understanding of what makes a person healthy in body, mind, spirit and emotion. [Lisa’s work] articulates the struggles that are involved as one goes from despair to healing, and epitomizes the collaborative spirit that leads to open communication and evocative dialogue.”
–Lilan Laishley, M.S., L.P.C.
Pittsburgh based Professional Speaker:
Cross Disciplinary Creative Arts Author Performer Humanities
Self Development Mental Health Wellness Employee Assistance (EAP)
Professional Development Human Capital Talent Management
Lisa A. Miles has been uniquely blending her interest and expertise in the arts, humanities, communication, mental health and professional development for many years. She is a musician, author, writer, producer of cross-disciplinary work (performance and collaboration with Jungian therapists), she counsels and works therapeutically, and she is an extremely engaging professional speaker.
Lisa’s appearances and talks– whether they be performances, keynote speeches, workshop facilitation, or one-on-one– are entertaining, informative, motivational, provocative, stimulating, ear- & mind-opening….
|Aug 2014||Univ. of PGH Katz Grad. School of Biz, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence—Featured Speaker|
|Oct 2013||3rd time presenting in 9 yrs at NAMI-PA Mental Health State Conference: “Family Members as Treatment Team Coordinators”|
|April 2012||Speaking Engagement presented by Alma Mater Youngstown State, Eng. Dept–“What to do with an English Major?”|
|July 2010||Workshop Presenter– Natl. Alliance of the Mentally Ill, Annual Conference, PA Chapter, Harrisburg, PA. “The Color of Sound” creative therapy|
|June 2010||Panelist/ History & Educational Speaker– The Historical Society (Boston-based) annual conference, Washington, D.C. “Stimulating Communities Via Their History”|
|April 2010||Panelist– The Pennsylvania Hospital/ University of Pennsylvania History of Women’s Health conference, Philadelphia. “Women Artists and Mental Health & Illness”|
|Nov. 2009||Panelist / Creative Arts Speaker–Seton Hill University, Westmoreland, PA. Women in Art–Creative Entrepreneurship|
|Sept. 2009||Keynote Speaker– PA Assoc. of Rehab Facilities Annual Conference, State College, PA. “Creativity, Personal Power & the Essence of Help”|
|March 2008||Keynote Speaker / Business Speaker– Art Institute of Pittsburgh Faculty In-Service. “Nurturing Creativity in Midst of the Marketplace”|
|Spring 2004||Workshop Presenter– National Alliance of the Mentally Ill, PA Chapter Annual Conference, Harrisburg, PA. “Esther Phillips, Creativity & Mental Illness”|
|Summer 2003||Keynote Presenter– Youngstown State University’s Women’s Center Gala. “Women & Creativity”|
|Nov. 2002||Panelist / Arts Speaker–Seton Hill University, Westmoreland, PA. Women in Art|
|Winter 2002||Faculty Workshop Presenter / Nonprofit Speaker– Art Institute of Pittsburgh. “Applications of Cross-Disciplinary Creative Work in Teaching”|
~A special performance combining a set of original music & any speaking presentation also available for galas, special functions and conference presentations~
2015 Feature Catalog Exhibition Essay for “Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art”
“Lisa’s background and expansive list of credentials, especially the unique combination of artistic gifts and career development expertise, truly is a rare and unique merger of skill, talent and passion seldom found in one person.”
–Patrick Ferraro, Employer Relations Consultant, Career Development Center Pgh PA.
“Rewarding, invigorating… [Lisa] possesses the motivation and energy to continually realize her visions, [and] is an absolute asset to the arts community.”
–Anne LeBaron, internationally known avant-garde harpist & educator