Lisa King has numerous careers, which she seamlessly intertwines during her very busy week. Her passions encompass a full gamut in a number of fields.
By day she is the Vice President of Marketing Strategies for Fundamental Clinical and Operational Services. While she has been with FCOS for eight years, King has been working in the healthcare industry for over 25 years.
“I chose healthcare because I wanted to make a difference in peoples’ lives,” she explained. “Being able to work in post acute care gives me the opportunity to touch many lives whether it is working with the staff or ensuring the patients get the best care and service possible. Fundamental has over 90 facilities across the country and I continually get to work with the teams to help navigate patients through the healthcare system during often scary and difficult times. I enjoy implementing repeatable processes that can be used across the board. There’s no greater joy than getting the internal teams to understand the ‘why’ behind delivering exceptional service. Meeting expectations is never enough; exceeding them is the ultimate goal. We treat people the way that we would want to be treated.”
“Over the past two years we have been expanding our portfolio across the country and it’s really exciting to be a part of planning the niches and services for these respective communities. This day and age, people have choices. Not only do you need to ensure that the care is up to par but equally as important is the aesthetics, services and amenities. I not only get to help with the planning of this, but make sure it is properly marketed, and ensure we are delivering an exceptional product.”
On the weekends, she stays connected to her other passion, the martial arts world. She is known in the martial arts community as The Black Widow as a former world champion Full Contact Muay Thai fighter. Trained by the world-renowned Master Toddy and Master Chan, King fought all over the world and was featured on networks including ESPN, Oxygen and “The Today Show.”
Although she has retired from fighting, she stays connected. She is on the forefront of many fight promotions providing commentary, ring announcing, post fight interviews and red carpet interviews.
Due to her contributions in martial arts, she was chosen as Black Belt Magazine’s 2007 Woman of the Year and was enshrined in the Black Belt Hall of Fame, The Masters Hall of Fame and the Martial Arts History Museum.
“Even though I am no longer fighting, I am still part of the fight world. What is fun for me is watching the new, young fighters go through life changing experiences and help them make this one of the best times of their lives,” King said.
Her love for martial arts has continued to grow over the past 20 years and she is always thrilled to see other fighters continue from fighting to teaching and mentoring others.
It’s safe to say King stays busy and enjoys giving back in many ways doing volunteer work. She empowers women by teaching women’s self defense, serves on the board of directors for the American Lung Association, volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association and any other worthwhile charity who can utilize her assistance.
She explained that she can fit all of this into a typical work week, “Because nothing about what I do is typical. I’m truly passionate about all that I do and give 200 percent to each project. We’ve only got one life, I’m going to make it the best one possible and make the world a better place while I’m at it. “
As someone to watch in 2017, King’s big goal is to continue her message of empowerment, making a difference and loving to help others. As a Person to Watch in 2017, King will continue to reach new goals while reaching out her hand to help others.