If you are looking for an expert in professional and personal branding or creative leadership for your event you’ve come to the right place.

I bring entrepreneurial experience, branding and marketing know-how to your community through live events and speaking engagements.

From concept creation to hosting, moderating, and speaking. From large panel gatherings to intimate workshops, I’ve created dozens of events since 2008. I’m driven to create deep connections with my audience in new and exciting ways and would be happy to consider your event.  

I bring motivation, insights, power, and curiosity to every conversation.

Signature Workshops and Keynotes:

  • How to build your personal brand in the Creative Industry
  • Stand Up, Stand Out: How to Create your Brand Commitment
  • Secrets your Brand Strategist Won’t Tell You: Start with your Life Purpose
  • How to Build a Business and Family With Joy

Whether I craft a keynote specifically with your topic in mind or pull from one of my workshops… Rest assured each one of my engagements are filled with heart, soul, and personal attention.

If you have another idea for partnership or collaboration, let’s talk, I’d love to hear it!

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Short Bio

Lisa Guillot is a brand strategist and professional life and leadership coach in Chicago and beyond. Dubbed a branding expert by the Chicago Tribune, Lisa brings heart, soul, and action to every conversation. She delivers her brand strategy to motivated entrepreneurs and executives through one-on-one coaching and workshop settings. On top of her coaching practice, Lisa is the founder of Step Brightly, a boutique brand consultancy, and co-founder of Forth Chicago a women’s entrepreneurial community.

Long Bio

Lisa Guillot is a brand strategist and professional life and leadership coach. Dubbed a branding expert by the Chicago Tribune, Lisa brings heart, soul, and action to every conversation. Having worked with large and small design studios in San Francisco and Chicago since 1999, Lisa brings big brand and marketing techniques with a graceful touch of soul and sunshine to her work.

Lisa’s experience working with Crate & Barrel, Paper Source, Pottery Barn Kids, The Gap, Sephora, Red Box, Orbitz, Discovery Clothing and Lifeguard Press has given her the opportunity develop branding expertise ranging from lifestyle branding, professional services, to tech-related industries.

Lisa received degrees from the University of San Francisco and the Academy of Art University and is a trained Accomplishment Coach.

Lisa’s passion is community building and creating shared experiences. She is on the Practitioners Council of the American Marketing Associaton, and served on the board of directors for AIGA Chicago.

In 2013 she co-founded Forth Chicago, a women’s entrepreneurial community. Lisa is also the founder of Step Brightly, a brand consultancy in Chicago, and her work has been featured in numerous design publications and lifestyle blogs including the Chicago Tribune, Pure Wow, Apartment Therapy, West Elm, Rue Daily, Chicago Inno, and HOW Publications.




Phone: 773.669.4230


PS. Interested in what's possible for you? Here are four ways we can work together so you can flourish.

  1. One Intensive Day: If you are overwhelmed or unfocused, this is for you. We'll co-create a day that is 100% is tailored to your desire to get into action around your life, career or brand. At the end of the day, you'll have a support structure to be outrageously clear on your purpose and next steps. Learn more.
  2. One-on-One Coaching: People look to you for answers and inspiration because you're future-focused. At the same time, you need motivation, accountability, and someone to reflect the truth back to you. Want to grow your leadership and joy at the same time? Learn more.
  3. The Brand Commitment Course: If you are a solopreneur who wants to build your brand or personal brand using all of my tools and insights on your own time, this is for you. My online signature branding course has over 20 videos and action sheets. Learn more.
  4. Just One Coaching Session, please: Not ready to dive in, but want to put your toe in the water? Let's have one session to see if we are a match. Sign up.

Hi there, I'm Lisa Guillot.

I'm a professional transformational life and leadership coach. I help ambitious heart-centered people create a life, career, business and personal brand by design with intention, experience, and insight. I coach executives and entrepreneurs one-on-one as well as coach teams within organizations. I also teach online courses and speak about creative leadership and purpose. Interested in seeing what's possible for you? Drop me an email and we'll connect. I'm also the founder of Step Brightly, I help CEO's create and execute their brand with purpose. Learn more. My life purpose is to be fully-expressed in everything I do. I share insights, ideas and behind the scenes of my life and business on Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.