The leading advocate for digital governance — helping organizations sort out very big, very messed up digital teams since 1999.

“If you want to get your C-suite on board with governance, you should have Lisa Welchman talk with them."

Jessica LombardoManager, Membership, AIIM

About Lisa

Respected Author

A passionate advocate for a safer web, Lisa has written and blogged about digital governance for over 20 years. And she’s written the leading book on this critical discipline – Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design. Lisa also explores the intersection of mindfulness and the web in her newsletter, A Mindful Web.

Compelling Speaker

Across the nation and around the world, professional groups and conferences seek out Lisa to address topics ranging from the evolving role of the digital worker to the impact of digital on the enterprise.

Trusted Advisor & Teacher

For the past two decades, the leaders of global 1000 companies, NGOs, and other organizations have turned to Lisa to analyze and solve their digital governance challenges. Contact Lisa if you need support with your governance framework design project, or take one of her online training courses to jumpstart your efforts. 

Podcast Host

Lisa is the co-host of the Surfacing Podcast, along with Andy Vitale. On the podcast, Lisa and Andy have engaging conversations with the people who design and create experiences for our world.


A widely popular speaker, Lisa brings the freshest insights and most informed perspectives on digital governance today.

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Managing Chaos, Digital Governance by Design, by Lisa Welchman

Managing Chaos


In Managing Chaos, Lisa inspires new and necessary conversations about digital governance and its transformative power to support creativity, real collaboration, digital quality, and online growth.

“Managing Chaos provides clear and cogent guidance on how a governance model delivered through digital strategy, policy, and standards and abetted by a culture of collaboration can help the enterprise develop an effective approach to digital transformation.”

–Perry Hewitt, Chief Digital Officer, Harvard University

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Strategic Advising

Lisa specializes in working with digital, design, and content team leads. She will help you to design ways to align functional and disciplinary work silos –and to become more intentional and strategic about what you build.

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Surfacing Podcast

On the Surfacing Podcast, digital governance expert Lisa Welchman and design leader Andy Vitale take a deep dive into the world of the digital maker community.

Join them as they talk to the designers, technologists, and business leaders responsible for building the experiences that make up our world.

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