Lisa Leong is an ABC Radio National broadcaster, media commentator and business consultant who focuses on work life.
She is a recovering technology lawyer (Melbourne, London and New York), who draws on her diverse experiences combined with human-centred design and mindfulness practices to bring a fresh approach to intentional relationships.
Her unique approach and pioneering work with partner-in-crime Tristan Forrester has been the subject of a Harvard Case Study and a TEDx talk: "Can robots make us more human?".
Lisa is an experienced keynote speaker, master facilitator, host/MC and panel interviewer. She was once described as “Asian Oprah meets SBS’ Jenny Brocke!”
Her superpowers are curiosity, creativity and delivering key messages by way of song.
Can robots make us more human? | Lisa Leong | TEDxMelbourneLisa, the Diminutive Disruptor, has championed the radical position of Client-Centred Legal Innovation. Using Design Thinking she has saved more than 40,000 hours of unproductive legal work. In that journey, she discovered there's human side to lawyers. Lisa (The Diminutive Disruptor) is a former corporate lawyer and ABC Radio Breakfast Presenter, turned global leader in Client-Centred Legal Innovation. In 2015, whilst working at a global law firm, Lisa Leong and her partner-in-crime, Tristan Forrester, created the “Re-Imagine Legal” framework to co-develop a series of design thinking workshops and innovation sprints. This collaboration has so far resulted in a saving of more than 40,000 lawyer hours spent on unproductive work, and has won multiple innovation awards. Lisa’s unquenchable curiosity and appetite for lifelong learning has seen her graduate from the University of Melbourne (Science/Law) in 1995, the Australian Film Television and Radio School (Radio Broadcasting) in 2003, and the Stanford d.school/Stanford Graduate School of Business (Customer-Focused Innovation) in 2016 - plus earn her the title of “Queen of the Short Course” for attending numerous, seemingly random, short courses ranging from Fencing to Flemish.