Upwork’s vision is to connect businesses with great talent to work without limits. The Upwork story begins over a decade ago, when the tech lead of a Silicon Valley startup realized his close friend in Athens would be perfect for a web project. The two friends created a new web-based platform that became the foundation of Upwork — the world’s leading freelancing website. Upwork makes it fast, simple, and cost-effective for businesses to find, hire, work with, and pay the best professionals anywhere, any time. Upwork freelancers earn more than $1 billion via the site each year.
poseycorp exists to help innovators become great communicators – internally and externally. Upwork’s own team is distributed around the world. Their new leadership knew that a global team makes strong internal communication both more important and more challenging, so Shoshana Deutschkron, Upwork’s VP of Communications, reached out to poseycorp!
Lisa coaches Upwork’s leadership team before significant internal events, not just on presentation techniques, but on the powerful messages to convey Upwork’s global mission. Since Upwork and poseycorp have started working together positive feedback from team members has increased significantly.
“Lisa is the best executive coach and speaking trainer I’ve worked with. She helped strengthen our internal communications following a relaunch and leadership change. She’s both sharp enough to keep up with our most brilliant minds and extremely thoughtful in how she delivers advice,” says Shoshana Deutschkron, VP Communications at Upwork. “Plus she has incredible experience working with tech luminaries that she draws upon to coach our team. One of Lisa’s superpowers is understanding each individual’s mindset. It’s also important to mention that Lisa is lots of fun!”
“This leadership team has such a wonderful mission. They are creative, energetic and focused every day on helping people all over the world find great work,” said Lisa Poulson, poseycorp founder. “Best of all, every person I’ve met at Upwork is open to learning, which is vital if you want to become a great communicator. I simply love partnering with Upwork!”