Lisa Strahs-Lorenc is President of Go Career Compass, a career consulting firm whose mission is to help others find their direction, connections and passion for their next careers. Originally intent on pursuing a career in early childhood education, Lisa decided to earn a Master’s degree with a specialization in career counseling because of her own challenges not finding a job in her chosen field. She quickly learned how to transfer her skills to a number of industries, including nonprofit organizations, software development, personnel and education. Over the span of more than 25 years, Lisa assembled a unique resume of workforce development experiences, including serving as Director of Educational Programs, Marketing and Community Relations for the Long Island Works Coalition, a regional initiative to bridge the gap between business and the educational community. She also worked as a career counselor for Suffolk County Community College, the Sanford-Brown Institute and in continuing education programs of several school districts. At Go Career Compass, Lisa continues to conduct many workshops and interactive courses such as “The Road Less Traveled,” and “How Do You Stand Out?” aimed at helping people set a direction that can change their lives, whether they’re a recent college graduate, an unemployed job-seeker, or established employee looking to explore a more fulfilling career.