C-Suite Pics is pleased to introduce Lisa Brown Morton! This energetic CEO spends her days working with nonprofits to develop strong foundations. Lisa shared with us a beautiful picture of the heroes who have influenced her professional and personal paths. She also has a definition of success I think we all can aspire to! Read on, then share your definition of success in the comments!
What is your "day job"?
I am the CEO of a consulting firm that works with nonprofits to strengthen their people/talent capacity.
Who were your heroes, or mentors?
My mother was my hero. Another hero/mentor was a woman named Glenda Mae Greene. She taught me how to be successful in a business environment while I was still a teenager. From a biblical perspective, I see Hannah as a mentor and a hero. She endured hardship and emotional pain but trusted in God until she got her breakthrough. I can relate to that.
When did you decide you were a CEO,that this would be your journey?
Probably when I was about 18 years old. I always knew that I wanted to chart my own journey and blaze my own trail. I’ve never been a follower.
If you weren't a CEO, what would life look like?
I’d probably be running an events management company, or running a swanky, intimate restaurant that featured really good food and really good music!
If you had it all to do over again, would you do anything differently?
If I had it all to do over again, I think that I would pursue attending law school.
What do you do for you that brings you absolute joy or peace?
Several things bring me peace and joy, including staying connected to God, staying anchored in the truths that I learned as a child, and making room for alone time. Also, I find it helpful to vent to my closest confidantes, cry when the stress gets too much, shop, and go to the spa!
In one word, what is it that you want people to remember about you?
One word? Really? How about two? Lived fully!
Is there anything else you wish I'd asked you?
"How do you define success?"
Loving without fear; living without hesitation; giving more than taking; being emotionally, spiritually and mentally free.