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About Me

It’s important to trust your coach and believe they are capable of understanding your story and your struggles. This is my story. If you’re looking for more details about working together, head over to the Work With Me page.

Hi, I'm Lisa.

My mission is to provide high quality, evidence-based tools to meet the unique needs of individuals and families who want to create a life worth living, and coaches who want to help others do the same.

My story

I’ve been a daughter, niece, wife, second-wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, caregiver, friend, mentor, nurse, teacher, and coach. I’ve led large volunteer organizations within school and church settings, and developed and run intensive out-patient and partial hospital mental health programs. I created and continue to run a private coaching practice that thrives.

But I’ve also been afraid, hopeless, bullied, shamed, used, criticized, excluded, abused, and taken advantage of. I’ve experienced depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and anorexia. I’ve made mistakes, experienced profound regret, grief, shame, loneliness, body image concerns, ageism, emotional abuse, invalidation, and exclusion.

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These are a few of my favorite things

Dirty Dancing

I love the song, "I've Had the Time of My Life"!

rock anthems

Springstein’s “Born to Run” and “Man in Motion” the theme from St Elmo’s Fire.

mansion on ocean front cliff

TOFINO

We stayed at the Wickainnish Inn at the very tip of Vancouver Island. The scenery was beautiful and we saw otters in the sea and bears wandering down the road next to the cars.

vacation
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music
records on a table

60's and 70's Tunes

I saw Rod Stewart live in Boston Common wearing a granny gown and tinted glasses and I know all the lyrics to Tommy the rock opera by the Who.

passtime

Time with my granddaughter

We enjoy going to the zoo and try to do as many behind-the-scenes adventures as possible. We have a sleepover date every Saturday night!

super power

Talking to animals

If I could have any super power, I'd talk to animals, Dr. Doolittle style.

microphone

Jimmy Fallon + James Corden

It's a toss-up! I love them both.

Late Night host
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What clients are saying

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Coping Ahead for the Holidays course materials on various devices
Virtual Group Program

Dreading the Holidays this year?

Join us for a 4-week psycho-education and structured process group where we work together to make the holidays less stressful and sad… and maybe even find a few bright spots!

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