About Us

Leading with Intention’s founder, Lisa Kramer, has assembled a team of expert coaches and facilitators to help client organizations effectively transition to a coaching culture. The breadth and depth of our experience allows us to understand the unique challenges at each level of an organization, and find solutions that help achieve and sustain growth. Every member of our team is credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and possesses a unique blend of executive coaching, coach training and mentor-coaching expertise in a variety of industries.

Our team embodies the values of the ICF — integrity, excellence, collaboration and respect — in our relationships with one another, with clients and with coaching colleagues and consultants with whom we collaborate on various projects.

Who We Are

Lisa G KramerLisa Kramer PCC is the founder and president of Leading with Intention. Since transitioning to full time coaching in 2002, Lisa has successfully coached business leaders and managers, and she has served as a mentor-coach and coach trainer for hundreds of coaches worldwide. Lisa is an intuitive listener who combines gentle directness and powerful questions that generate new insight and growth.


Her passion for coaching emerged from a successful career in clinical social work and social work education. Lisa is currently on the faculty of the University of Texas at Dallas Master’s Program in Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching where she teaches, supervises and assesses both internal and external coaches. She also serves as a leadership coach for MBA students at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Lisa received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and her coaching certification from the Coaches Training Institute. She is also a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, an avid cyclist, and she loves all kinds of dancing.

"Lisa Kramer’s professional, passionate and caring approach has supported my drive to become a better and stronger leader. She has helped me to create a vision of success for the future and to meet the daily demands as a business leader. Her skilled coaching and development of my leadership team has also supported our strategic efforts to become a higher performing organization while allowing me the ability to lead through my leaders."

—Ben Williams
President, Texas Valve and Fitting Co

“As my coach, Lisa Kramer offers insightful guidance and feedback and delivers it gently and thoughtfully. The greater self-awareness and specific tools I developed through our work have laid a foundation for ongoing personal and professional growth as well as my continued development as a leader."

—Nancy Knoebel
CEO, Easter Seals Eastern PA

Colleen BrackenColleen Bracken PCC has worked with a wide variety of organizations from small to Fortune 100, from private to nonprofit to government over the span of her 20-year career as an executive coach and leadership consultant. Colleen's coaching clients appreciate her ability to challenge them in support of their growth, and her direct communication style gets right to the heart of the matter!


Working with groups and teams, Colleen brings her knowledge of group dynamics, her powerful facilitation technique, and a creative, improvisational style to create a setting that unifies groups into communities, and inspires new levels of commitment, engagement and performance.  Colleen coaches and teaches coaching seminars at the Wharton School of Business. She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.

“Colleen Bracken has an innate ability to grasp and understand the core values that drive our company philosophy at the corporate level and apply them to my work at the distributor level. Maintaining this alignment is critically important as we continue to strengthen the symbiotic relationship we have with our corporate partner. Colleen and I have worked closely on change management, streamlining the hiring process, and compensation restructuring among other topics. I really trust and value her input and personal evaluation.”

—Joe Winning
Vice President of Sales and Services, Penn Fluid System Technologies

Jackie LesserJacqueline Lesser Faust PCC (Jackie) inspires the inspirers. She is dedicated to working with 21st century leaders to revolutionize the way business is done. As a credentialed coach, Jackie utilizes her vast inventory of transformational tools to support her clients in making changes needed to align their vision of the future with their current reality.


She brings over 25 years of industry experience in using her coaching skills to maximize human potential. Jackie earned her MBA from Drexel University and received her coach certification from the Coaches Training Institute.

“In my coaching with Jackie Lesser, I have focused on transformational leadership. Jackie has helped me to identify areas for growth, to take action to improve and to discover the meaning of excellence in myself and in others. Jackie coaches me to have critical conversations which result in me being a better leader of a high performing team.”

—Sue McCloskey
Director of Finance & Fulfillment, Penn Fluid System Technologies

Rosy ElliotRosy Elliott PCC is a change agent who is known for coaching leaders to identify with their unique spark, align with their purpose, and then make their purpose real in the world. Her engaging and challenging style inspires growth and in-the-bones learning for her clients.


Rosy combines her training in education, coaching and leadership development with her passion for maximizing individual and team potential. She earned a master’s degree in education from the Bank Street College of Education and received her coach certification from the Coaches Training Institute. When she is not coaching, Rosy can be found practicing yoga, running in the woods with her dog, or hanging out with her family.

“Rosy Elliott is an outstanding colleague and leadership coach. She has the unique talent of meeting people where they are. Through her passion for humanity, her heartfelt compassion for the person, and her curiosity as a coach, she holds a space that allows people to feel valued and heard, and she gives them the opportunity to explore and develop leadership qualities that they can use both in their personal and work life. I leave our coaching sessions excited and looking forward to our next encounter. And for that I'm very thankful!”

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Laurie TaylorLaurie Gripshover Taylor PCC is a passionate life-long learner. Known for championing her clients, Laurie is energized by the work she does to facilitate her clients’ professional success and personal fulfillment. Using her unique blend of strategic planning and facilitation skills, she assists her clients in identifying gaps in their organizations.


With her keen interest in people, systems and technology, Laurie works with her clients to make the changes needed to improve their effectiveness and profitability. Laurie received her coaching certification from Coach U.

“Having achieved a fair amount of success during my 25 years in the financial services industry, I was looking for an exceptional coach. I wanted someone who had the experience, knowledge of the industry, and consultative approach that would help our firm reach the next level. Laurie Gripshover Taylor has done so much to help move our firm forward. There are 3 things you will experience in working with Laurie: (1) She really cares. (2) She is committed to getting it right. (3) She will help you learn how to get the results that you want.”

—Jim Waters
Founder and President, PartnersInWealth, Inc.

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