Lisa Shields

Chief Operating Officer

Lisa came to us from the trenches of the local PTA, where she learned how to run a meeting, negotiate a conflict, plan a fundraiser, and control a room of third graders‚ÄĒall while holding a crying baby and hopping on one foot. Well, this determined stay-at-home-mom quickly became pivotal to HCTG's success, moving from sales to our Business Development Manager to our Chief Operating Officer in the span of just 9 years. Proving once again there is nothing a smart, multi-tasking mom can't do.

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Extracurricular activities: Ten­nis, enter­tain­ing, pedi­cures (those count, right?).

Favorite way to wind down after a hard day: A MaiTai and a Hawai¬≠ian sun¬≠set. But since that isn‚Äôt every¬≠day life‚Ķa cup of decaf and a gluten-free cook¬≠ie has to do the job. #butre¬≠al¬≠ly¬≠hawaii

What people most underestimate about me: My intuition‚Ķsometimes I even under¬≠es¬≠ti¬≠mate it myself.

Marriage advice from the trenches: The depth of your rela¬≠tion¬≠ships in life are direct¬≠ly pro¬≠por¬≠tion¬≠al to your will¬≠ing¬≠ness to be vul¬≠ner¬≠a¬≠ble. If you want a deep and con¬≠nect¬≠ed mar¬≠riage (or friend¬≠ships, for that mat¬≠ter) break down all of those walls and be brave enough to speak your truth. Even the messy parts. Even when it‚Äôs real¬≠ly, real¬≠ly hard. A life¬≠long mar¬≠riage stems first from that deep lev¬≠el of honesty.

My biggest vice: Diet Coke. Most of my Hop¬≠py sis¬≠ters are try¬≠ing to stage an inter¬≠ven¬≠tion. I wish them luck. I am a fierce competitor.

Celebrity I would most like to have a one-on-one date with: Scott Foley. This is not an office secret.

Staff person I turn to most often for help: If I‚Äôm choos¬≠ing only one, it‚Äôs Mered¬≠ith. She‚Äôs wise, lov¬≠ing, hon¬≠est, and fierce¬≠ly loy¬≠al. My life is so much bet¬≠ter because of her. But also, I‚Äôm very grate¬≠ful that I can turn to any one of my co-work¬≠ers at any time for advice, whether it be work relat¬≠ed, a fash¬≠ion con¬≠sult, or just a dose of san¬≠i¬≠ty. These women are always there to lend an ear and wise coun¬≠sel. What gems!

Most unrealistic life goal: Make mil¬≠lions of dol¬≠lars play¬≠ing ten¬≠nis on Cen¬≠ter Court Wim¬≠ble¬≠don. Yes, I would like to be Maria Sharapova.

Source of inspiration: My 3 chil¬≠dren inspire me dai¬≠ly. My old¬≠est daugh¬≠ter reminds me to set high goals and stan¬≠dards and then attack them with tenac¬≠i¬≠ty and hard work. My son reminds me that resilience is as impor¬≠tant as any oth¬≠er qual¬≠i¬≠ty one can pos¬≠sess. My youngest daugh¬≠ter reminds me to smile and love myself. They‚Äôre a great com¬≠bi¬≠na¬≠tion and I‚Äôm one lucky mom!

Favorite quote: ‚ÄúLove is not affec¬≠tion¬≠ate feel¬≠ing, but a steady wish for the loved per¬≠son¬≠‚Äôs ulti¬≠mate good as far as it can be obtained.‚ÄĚ C.S. Lewis

What I like most about my job: Hands down, the oth¬≠er women in this com¬≠pa¬≠ny. They epit¬≠o¬≠mize what women should be: smart, con¬≠fi¬≠dent, sup¬≠port¬≠ive, authen¬≠tic, kind and just down¬≠right FUN!