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S2E8: Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada

January 23, 2018  

Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada, sits down with us in this episode of The CLiP. Lisa’s life seemed perfect: she had married her high school sweetheart, applied her marketing degree to a position at FedEx Express Canada, and risen to become a Vice President, and later President, of the company. One night, after putting their four children to bed, her husband, Patrick, marvelled that their lives seemed perfectly happy.

Just a few hours later, everything changed.

One moment Lisa was sleeping beside Patrick, and the next, she was kneeling on the floor beside his unconscious body frantically administering CPR. Patrick had had a massive heart attack and was in a coma, and the doctors were blunt: there was no hope. But for the next two years, Lisa stood by his side and awaited a miracle, while continuing to balance life as a high-powered executive and mother of four.

In this episode, we discuss Lisa’s inspirational story about how she rose to the top in a man’s world, and triumphed over adversity to lead a fulfilling life, living each day with purpose and gratitude.

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