Lisa Nichols, CEO of Technology Partners and host of Something Extra podcast

Speaking Topics

"Embracing the Growth Mindset"

Lisa endeavors to build a case that having a growth mindset might be
one of the most foundational concepts on which we should focus. We can
have a high IQ with intellectual smarts, a high EQ that allows us to be social
geniuses, but having a high GQ (growth quotient) enables us to be a better
version of ourselves each day

"Finding Your Something Extra"

Each one of us was created with “something extra;” the difference-maker
in our DNA that defines who we are and how we were built to be unique. Lisa
challenges everyone to start looking for the “something extra” in others,
and also how to find those traits within yourself.

"Courage Over Comfort: Tangible Ways to Embrace the Challenge of Every Day"

Humans are wired to seek comfort over the uncomfortable. However, we
will never fulfill who God called us to be if we get stuck in the comfortable.
Lisa shares guidance for how to choose the braver thing, the decision to not
remain stuck in the status quo.

About Lisa

Lisa Nichols is the CEO and co-founder of Technology Partners
(TPI), a Women-Business Enterprise and provider of premier IT
staffing, solutions, and IT leadership development. Named among
the Most Influential Business Women (by St. Louis Business
Journal), Lisa’s influence has been recognized by her peers and
greater St. Louis community.

Lisa and her husband, Greg, founded Technology Partners in 1994
driven by their passion to revolutionize the staffing industry with
their transparent business model. They co-lead the business
today. Greg and Lisa have made it their priority from day one
to create mutual wins for their employees, clients, and the
communities in which Technology Partners operates.

This has led to Technology Partners winning many awards,
most recently including:

  • Top Workplace, 2018–2022 (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

  • Best Work/Life Flexibility, 2018 (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

  • Best of Staffing – Diamond Status (ClearlyRated)

  • Largest Temporary Staffing Firm, 2021 (St. Louis Business Journal)

  • 4th Largest IT Consulting Firm, 2022 (St. Louis Business Journal)

  • 2nd Largest Software Dev. Firm, 2021 (St. Louis Business Journal)

  • Top 3 Most Innovative Companies in St. Louis (St. Louis Small Business Monthly)

Something Extra Podcast Overview

The Something Extra podcast was inspired by Lisa’s youngest
daughter, Ally who has Down syndrome. She scientifically has an extra
21st chromosome but has many “something extras” like extra love and
compassion, intuition and, in her words, “moves.” This is a leadership
podcast where she interviews leaders from all walks of life to learn
from them what it takes to be a leader in today’s marketplace. To date,
they have had over 30,000 downloads of the podcast, and reach is
continuing to grow all the time. “Something Extra” can be found on
every podcast platform.


“Lisa Nichols is always a delight to listen
to! She’s smart, insightful, thoughtful,
and a lot of fun! I always feel better
having heard her speak!”

Author, Speaker, President of Blackaby
Ministries International

“Lisa’s words of encouragement and
relatable stories are a gift to Women
Business Owners and Professional
Women across all industries. The journey
isn’t always a straight line and Lisa
Nichols’ courage to share all of the twists
and turns definitely uplifts and unites her

Co-Chair of Programming for PWA (Professional Women’s Alliance)

“She’s a dynamic speaker and even
more dynamic lady. If you’re looking
for a speaker for your organization,
please consider Lisa. You won’t be

–BERNIE FRAZIER SPHR, President of Career Compass, LLC


Lisa devotes time to professional
and philanthropic organizations
including CEO Forum, YPO Christian
Fellowship Network, Independence
Center of St. Louis, and YWCA.

Recent Interviews


  • 12,000+ LinkedIn Followers
  • 1,200+ Hours Volunteered Yearly
  • 165+ Podcasts Shared Through the Something Extra Podcast
  • 45,000+ Something Extra Podcast Plays

I am convinced Technology Partners and their team were able to save Enterprise millions of dollars on hardware upgrades.

Rick Butler, Senior Manager, Database Management of Enterprise Rent-a-Car

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