Lisa N. Alexander
Speaker + Entrepreneur
Known as The Marketing Stylist™, Lisa N. Alexander has worked as an art director, graphic designer and marketing director throughout her 20-plus year career. As a consultant, and now owner of PrettyWork Creative LLC, and PrettyWork Studios she helps small business owners grow their businesses through strategic marketing and branding.
Lisa is also a talented speaker and according to the motivational business speaker, Karen McCullough, Lisa is one speaker she would go out of her way to hear speak. She infuses her ability to make the crowd laugh with her marketing know-how and personal growth lessons. She leaves her audiences, inspired, informed and empowered! Lisa has even shared a story at The Moth Story Slam in Houston.
Lisa is also the author of This Woman Knows, her personal story of coming into her own place of knowing and power. She shares this message with women through public speaking opportunities and encourages them to become women who know. She will release her first marketing book, What Million-Dollar Brands Know: Marketing & Branding Strategies for Today’s Entrepreneur on September 22, 2019.
Taking the storytelling process to a new level, Lisa and her husband Elgin Alexander produced their first documentary entitled, What Mercy Looks Like for the This Woman Knows franchise. It is a story about the volunteers who helped rebuild Houston after Hurricane Harvey and the organization who spearheaded the mission. The documentary won a Gold Remi at the 2018 WorldFest Houston International Independent Film Festival.
Lisa has appeared in the American Express Open Forum Blog, The Weather Channel and PRINT Magazine. Lisa has also presented to international audiences. She has been featured in two UK Magazines, Vital Woman and Women Empowering Women. Lisa’s work was also published in an Australian publication, This Woman Can.
One of Lisa’s greatest achievements was going back to school and graduating with honors from Ashford University with a B.A. in PR and Marketing.
She’s also very proud of her volunteer work. Lisa has volunteered at Freedom Place — a safe house for young girls rescued from sex trafficking and was the former Chief Communication Officer for The Freedom Coalition. Lisa was also the board secretary for Get Together Northwest Houston and has served on the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Houston board as Director of Public Relations and is the current Chapter President. Lisa also serves on the City of Houston Women and Minority Business Taskforce.
Lisa married her high school sweetheart, Elgin, and the two have been happily married for over 30 years. Together they have two adult children and a rambunctious Labrador-mix named Kobe.
Awards and Honors
2019 – Houston Hero Award, Recognition for work as chapter president of NAWBO by the Services Cooperative Association
2018 – Selected Showing, Short Documentary, What Mercy Looks Like, San Antonio Film Festival
2018 – Gold Remi Winner, Short Documentary Format, What Mercy Looks Like, WorldFest Houston International Independent Film Festival
2015 – Gamechanger of the Week, Award-winning blog Women Are Gamechangers
2015 – SuperLady Houston Award Recipient for Women Empowerment
2014 – The New Fab 5: Women Business Owners Making History, Nicole H2
2013 – Ten Marketing Masterminds to Follow on Twitter, Outsource.com
2012 – 100 People Who Don’t Get Enough Credit Online, MarjorieClayman.com
2012 – 10 Examples of Mom-Owned Businesses with Kick-Ass Unique Selling Propositions, Freelance Mom
2011 – 60 Women Whose Praises Must Be Sung, MarjorieClayman.com
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