Lisa Jacobson, MAPP

After 10 years in the corporate world, Lisa Garcia Jacobson founded Workplace Solutions in 1998 as a solution to her own HR issue – the need for balance and flexibility in managing her professional and family life. A true entrepreneur at heart, Lisa transitioned from a burgeoning corporate career at Verizon (GTE) to launching Workplace Solutions, a human resources consulting firm (go to to learn more about Lisa and Workplace Soultions).

In 2007, Lisa embarked upon an ambitious career turn. She commuted to Philadelphia monthly and earned a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. In this program, she studied under the tutelage of Martin P. Seligman, Ph.D., the founder of positive psychology, and the academic staff at the Center for Positive Psychology. Presently, Lisa dedicates her practice to coaching and advising recent graduates and professionals on career related matters, in addition to her HR consultancy practice. She teams with other HR and career specialists as needed. What was known as Workplace Solutions is transitioning to CareerEquation (a new website is under construction and will be up soon).

Lisa has a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organization Development from the University of South Florida. She is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society of Human Resource Management.

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