Crystal Platypus

Building a Leadership Presence


About Crystal Platypus

I founded Verdantu Coaching LLC in 2017, and Crystal Platypus was created as a division of Verdantu in 2022 to focus on leadership coaching, consulting, and team training. At Crystal Platypus, we offer individual and group coaching to leaders and leadership teams who are experiencing a leadership transition, who need leaders to work better together, as well as those who want to evolve their leadership skills and authentic leadership style. Together we build leadership presence, confidence, communications, strategic decision-making and effectiveness so that they and their teams flourish.

The Future of Crystal Platypus

My goal is to support businesses throughout Northwest Indiana, Chicagoland, and the greater Midwest region to empower their leaders – which leads to improved productivity, decreased turnover and culture turnarounds.

Doing Business in Northwest Indiana

While I moved to Indiana for personal reasons, to be closer to family, I see lots of growth opportunities here. I am excited to build partnerships with other local companies and provide access to leadership services closer to home than Chicago.  I am enjoying the energy of the area and the warmth and welcome of the people I am meeting.

Why I Joined Northwest Indiana’s Chamber of Commerce

I joined the Chamber because I wanted to meet other business owners and appreciated how active Crossroads is, as well as how much support they offer the businesses and the communities they serve.

About Lisa Schuller

Born and raised in the Midwest, Lisa Schuller attended a liberal arts college in Central Illinois, graduating with a BA in Psychology. She chose to apply this training in the business world with a career in Human Resources. With a thirst for knowledge, she obtained a master’s degree in Human Resources and certification as a SHRP (Senior Human Resources Professional). Lisa advanced through numerous HR roles in various industries. These experiences eventually brought her to the realization that she needed to follow her passion for growing leaders and changing work environments from the outside. She trained in several coaching methods and has a PCP and MP-ELI. Now at Crystal Platypus, she can support leaders and companies looking to evolve their skills and build a greater capacity to align work with their personal strengths and goals.

Name of Business: Crystal Platypus
Director of Sales: Lisa Schuller
Phone: 630-706-1687