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Psychological Safety



Meet Lisa Cresswell, Founder of Aslan Coaching

Accredited Coach & Trainer | Leadership, Resilience | TED Speaker #PsychologicalSafety | Just Culture Champion | Former Nurse and Midwife.

Lisa is an accredited Executive Coach and Trainer who develops Resilient Leaders at all levels in organisations.


Having first qualified as a general nurse and subsequently as a midwife, Lisa has worked in a diverse range of clinical settings including Beaumont Hospital Dublin, street clinics in Calcutta, King Edward VII Hospital and the Royal Marsden Clinic in London, and GP practices in Dublin. A move to the administrative side of healthcare included roles in the Blackrock Clinic, Lowell House, and the Irish Practice Nurses Association where she managed a successful application for charitable tax exemption, drafted governance policies for Board to approve, mentored rotating Board Members, and coordinated clinical awards and bursaries. In 2016 she qualified as a Business, Executive and Personal Coach, later completing Train the Trainer. Since then she has become a Certified Just Culture Champion and has completed Principles and Practice of Restorative Just Culture with Northumbria University.  She is an accredited Coach of Excellence with the Professional Standards Consortium.  She is also a licensed EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 practitioner.


Lisa’s in-depth nursing knowledge of human physiology is interwoven with proven coaching approaches along with emerging evidence from the world of neuroscience. Managers in safety-critical or risk-averse sectors (who want to become Restorative Leaders and build a culture of psychological safety and learning at work) particularly benefit from her unique mix of skills i.e. Coach, Trainer, Certified Just Culture Champion, Nurse, Midwife and founder of two successful businesses. She uses proven frameworks and models in her coaching and training, including Micro-Resilience (proven, research-based tools and rejuvenating behaviours that take seconds to implement and lead to immediate improvement in energy), the Five Levels of Leadership, Just Culture, Conversational Intelligence, and others.

In one-to-one coaching she facilitates learning and growth in her clients through coaching in its purest form. She coaches the individual in front of her, holding up a ‘mirror’ so that they can safely examine their strengths, values and what blocks their progress. Her coaching approach is person-centred, kind, non-judgemental, supportive, championing while challenging, and anchored by unconditional positive regard for each client (Carl Rogers).


She is on a number of private, semi-state, cross-border and international coaching and mentoring panels. Her R.E.A.L. Leadership online programme is accredited for 7 CPD points with the CPD Standards Office. She gives talks and workshops on resilience to community and patient groups, business teams, at seminars and networking meetings. She co-facilitates peer group coaching supervision sessions with coach colleagues, rotates through leadership and committee roles in BNI Rossmore Chapter and is a Mentor on the Care Team in the BNI Dublin, North East and West regions. She is a trained Silver Lining SLAPStrategist and in this role she mentors small businesses around the world who have enrolled in the Silver Lining Action Plan programme. She has contributed to nursing and medical journals, websites and blogs, writing about interventions that enhance health literacy. Her core values are dignity throughout life, non-judgement and compassion.

Her TED talk on Psychological Safety was the 2nd most viewed TEDx talk in the world in September 2021.  It was elevated to the platform in March 2022.

In 2023 she began fundraising for emergency accommodation for those experiencing domestic abuse in Counties Monaghan and Cavan, where there currently is no refuge.  She is the founder of Hope Floats, a fundraising instrument for the same cause.

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Accredited Coach of Excellence

I am proud to be an Accredited Coach of Excellence with the Professional Development Consortium.

Click below to read more about how this is a unique value add to my coaching clients.

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Curious to know more about Lisa's 'Why'?


  • Licensed to administer EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360s (MHS)

  • Principles and Practice of Restorative Just Culture, (Northumbria University)

  • Accredited Coach of Excellence (Professional Development Consortium)

  • Certified Just Culture Champion (The Just Culture Company)

  • Diploma in Business, Executive and Personal Coaching (Coach Institute of Ireland).

  • Professional Training Delivery and Evaluation QQI Level 6 (Train the Trainer)

  • RGN (NMBI Ireland),

  • RM (NMC UK), Dip. H.E. in Midwifery (Kingston University, UK),

  • Diplomas in Executive PA and Legal (Pitman Training)


  • MAC – Member of the Association for Coaching.

  • Accredited Coach of Excellence - Professional Development Consortium

  • NMBI – General Register of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

  • BNI – Rossmore Chapter

  • Monaghan Women in Business

  • Plato EBR (East Border Region)

  • Monaghan Dublin Business Network (LinkedIn)

  • Dundalk Chamber of Commerce

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