Lisa Toenniges is the owner and chief executive officer of Innovative Learning Group, a company she founded in March 2004.

A dynamic and respected leader, Lisa has more than 25 years of experience in the performance improvement industry and has consulted with many Fortune 1000 companies about their learning and performance strategies and solutions.

ILG was born out of Lisa’s passion for building a business, providing for her employees, and doing what is right for clients. Her entrepreneurial spirit, positive outlook, and hands-on leadership style have been the drivers behind ILG’s profitable annual compound growth rate of 15 percent.

Lisa has devoted more than two decades to the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), rising through the ranks from a volunteer to serving on the board of directors. In April 2015, she completed her term as the Society’s past president; her other past board roles were president, president elect, and treasurer. Lisa also is a past president of the ISPI Michigan Chapter and was chair of ISPI’s 2010 annual conference.

ILG’s success and Lisa’s dedication to the industry have earned the company a number of awards, including:

Lisa also is committed to the local community; she has given much of her time to mentoring college students and professionals who are contemplating a career in training and performance improvement. Additionally, she is a frequent speaker and panelist at performance improvement, instructional design, entrepreneurial and small-business conferences, and other business-related events.

Lisa has a master’s degree in instructional technology from Wayne State University in Detroit and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Michigan State University. She also is a Certified Performance Technologist endorsed by ISPI and recognized as a Six Boxes® Practitioner by the Performance Thinking Network.

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