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Lisa Teutsch

Lisa Teutsch

PeopleWomen's Leadership Council

Lisa Teutsch

Human Resources Manager
Reliable Credit Association, Inc.

Lisa is a Human Resources Manager at Reliable Credit Association, Inc. She started working at the company shortly after high school as a front counter receptionist. She continued to work part-time as she attended Portland State University. After graduation, she worked full-time and in 2013 was promoted to HR Manager of all Reliable Credit branches. Having started in branch operations, Lisa is more than just an HR manager. She helps assist employees with operational duties throughout the day. Her approachable and understanding nature makes for a successful relationship between human resources and the employees. When she is not working, she spends time traveling with friends and family. Some of her favorite cities to visit are Chicago and Miami. You can often find her at sporting events cheering on the Portland Trailblazers.

Areas of Expertise
Teamwork, People Management, Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution

Areas of Expertise upon which I would like to continue learning.
People Management

What three keywords best describe you?
Accountable, Friendly, Easy-going

Personal Motto
Focus on the present and live in the moment.

What are you passionate about?
History, environment, charity work, horses

Who has been a role model for you?
My mom. She raised my brother and me as a single mom while working a full-time job. She would put herself second for so many years when raising us.

What are you most proud of?
Putting myself through college.

MENTORING
What would you say are the key success factors for a mentoring relationship?
Making sure there is a strong match between mentors and mentees. Both people need to be committed to the process. It is important to understand each other’s expectations.

What advice would you give yourself as a young executive?
Do not be scared to ask for help when you are overwhelmed.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started your career?
That I understood the importance of networking.