Hi! I’m Lisa
I’m a mom of two, a wife, a career and mindset coach and an author. I founded my coaching business while pregnant and on bedrest with my second child back in 2018 with nothing but a vision for what I wanted for my life and my work. I am best known for my passion, grit and determination as well as my inappropriate sense of humour. My sensitivity is my superpower: it allows me to connect deeply with others. I am obsessed with personal growth, mental health and wellness because it is the secret sauce to living a happy and fulfilling life. I love reading and learning anything related to psychology, neuroscience, personal development, or that touches on the complexities of the human mind and human potential. When I’m not working, you can find me enjoying quality time with my family, hanging out with friends, spending time outdoors, and really just enjoying the simple pleasures of life.
How Coaching found me
I always knew I wanted to help people, but it wasn't always clear how. After completing a B.A. and M.A. in psychology, I worked as a certified guidance counsellor doing personal and career counselling in various settings with various populations for over 10+ years. No matter what the setting I found myself in, I continuously faced two frustrations: I wasn’t having the impact I felt I could be having on my clients and the containers I was expected to work from were burning me out. I wanted more both for my career and my life. I was tired of being tired and my family getting what was left of me instead of the best of me. My daughter who was only two at the time was my wake-up call and the catalyst to me starting to live the aligned life I dreamed of - and quite frankly, needed (I share my story in
the collaborative book series “The Great Canadian Woman - She is Strong and Free II" if you would like to know more). As life would have it, it was through my own journey of healing and personal growth that I discovered coaching. Not only did it transform my life, it also exposed solutions to the frustrations I was feeling personally and professionally that were contributing to why I felt so professionally stuck and unfulfilled. That’s when all the pieces of the messy puzzle that was once my life came together. THIS is how I could have the transformational impact on my clients that I always dreamed of having and I knew my clients wanted while also creating a life where the people and things that mattered most to me would be at the forefront.
Using my education and experience, I created the framework my clients needed to create real sustainable change in their life, while also creating the container I needed to show powerfully for them.
Now, it is my mission and purpose to help others create a life where their personal and professional lives align. Not only is it possible to love what you do, but the positive ripple effect on your mental health and wellness (and so much more!) of doing work that feels good and fits into the life you want and need is quite literally life changing and I feel compelled to pay it forward and help others create their Life By DesignTM.
"Lisa is simply amazing! I was questioning my professional path, I did not really know where I should go... When I contacted Lisa for help with my career, I never would have believed that 3 months later I would have a new job and that I would be 100% happy."
"Lisa helped me to speak freely… Working with Lisa is like jumping off a diving board for the first time. You have to be ready, but then there is no turning back. Since working with Lisa, my life has been moving forward at warp speed."
"I have made tremendous progress in my self-confidence and stress management. I know where I want to go and what I want to avoid in the future. And I'm really excited to see what the future holds for my career. I owe it all to Lisa. It was definitely a defining moment in my life."
"Before I asked Lisa for help, I was struggling with pretty much everything in my life. It's crazy how a job you hate can take up so much space. I knew that I had to leave, but I was scared.Working with Lisa was a life changing experience. I got clear as to what I needed from a job. This lead me to making a transition into a teaching career! I can never go back! Having Lisa lead me through this is one of the best decisions I have ever made."
“Lisa was the right choice for me during a time of serious reflection. I really appreciated the time she spent with me to assess if we were the right fit – ensuring I had the best chances of success. We followed a structure that allowed me to look seriously at my strengths, but more importantly what brings me joy, leaving with tools I can use for my chapter in my business career. Lisa was insightful and thorough.”
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