Lisa James was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. Her parent's originating from Harlem, New York and Florence, South Carolina.

With mom caring for special needs children by day and working as a home health aide by night, its' no wonder Lisa developed a heart for serving. Her father; a man of devote religious beliefs and a strict disciplinarian; taught her the value of integrity and hard work.

Always having been inquisitive and analytical, Lisa developed a passion early for working smart and keeping order. Finding fluency with filing, typing and record keeping; she continued on that path, attending technical institutes for business administration and medical assisting. Lisa also found her niche in working with the community while providing administrative support in her hometown urban league.

Summers spent volunteering at local summer camps and nursing homes, cemented Lisa's passion for working directly in the field of human service.

She later relocated to the South (Atlanta, GA) in pursuit of greater opportunity, excelling in executive assistance and account manager roles.

She began independently consulting for her own small administrative business in 2008, taking on small projects and organization jobs for friends and colleagues.

To remain active in the community, Lisa completed CASA training and was sworn into the Fulton County Juvenile system in 2012. She continues to volunteer throughout the city of Atlanta today.

Lisa is currently pursuing a MBA; with specialization in Project Management. With a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a PMI certification, Lisa decided to re-invent her earlier 2008 business venture and the Focus Haven was established in 2016.

The W.Y.C. (Whatever You Can) Initiative; a ministry promoting non-traditional forms of giving;  was also put into the works during the summer of 2016.

No longer just about completing tasks, but empowering others to organize their work spaces, projects and homes in a way that brought lasting satisfaction.

By studying human behavior and researching scientific management, Lisa's mission is to enhance work environments and experiences; with a focus on working smarter and living our best life every day.

Lisa resides in Northwest Georgia with her husband and 3 beautiful children. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling and helping others.



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