Lisa Nourse sums up why I started this blog post in so many reasons. The first time I met her, I thought, “Wow! I want to know her!!” She is open, funny, and the life of the party — all while being driven and a badass business woman. She has created a business out of two of my personal passions: food and connecting people. Lisa started her PR firm, LNPR, three years ago after being in the industry for 15 years. Her prior experience includes opening Maven, Lolinda, Citizen Fox, Beretta, Twenty Five Lusk and even an internship in the White House Press Office of First Lady Hillary Clinton. I mean…wow! Lisa Nourse prides herself on her sincere passion for helping companies grow and flourish, her acute understanding and connections within the industry, and for her roll-up-your-sleeves style dedication to serving her clients. All while shining her bright smile on her face and from her heart.
1. What three words represent your work?
Strategic, collaborative, spirited.
2. Who is someone that inspires you?
My pops is a major inspiration to me. He contracted a virus in his spine when he was in his early 20s that left him paralyzed, but I swear that has never slowed him down. Despite the hand that life dealt him, he’s a total optimist, and he’s always looking for ways to help other people achieve their goals. He has an incredibly generous spirit, and he’s the smartest, hardest working human being I know.
3. What is one aspect of your job that people may be surprised to hear?
It’s not all fun and games! I eat and drink too much — but that’s not all I do. I work office hours, and then I pick up the night shift. It can be exhausting to be “on” all day and all night, but I love what I do, and feel grateful to be doing it (almost) every day. I know most entrepreneurs and small business owners can relate to having what feels like a 24/7 schedule.
4. If you weren’t doing what you’re doing now — what would be your alternate career?
I would be a dancer. I love to dance at any and every opportunity, and anyone who’s been a witness knows that I really get after it. I love it!
5. What is your most vivid memory involving a certain floral?
For my senior prom, I called in my own corsage order to the local florist: a magnolia wrist corsage. Then I informed my date that I’d taken care of it and all he had to do was to pick it up and pay. He was not impressed. It was an early sign that I’m a woman who knows what she wants. Ha!
Thank you, Lisa!