My name is Lisa and I love helping people find their passion – including, but not limited to, the life purpose that energizes you, fills your heart and inspires your days. I have served as a nonprofit leader, trainer, writer, artist, team builder and agent of change. I believe in social justice, community, magical realism and the ability of teams and organizations to thrive when the individual players are encouraged and inspired to lead with their strengths.
I believe that life is too short to play small. To lose yourself in the drudgery. To stop believing in everyday magic.
I repeat – Magic. The kind that you find in everyday moments, in the beauty of nature, in your own life. The kind that fills you with wonder. Keeps your juices flowing Gets you excited to get out of bed everyday. Moves you to believe in the power of love, beauty, justice, your dreams, your Self.
I want to support you, and your team, to be strong, wholehearted, renewed and fulfilled. Will every day be rainbows and unicorns? Probably not. But I believe that most days can be interesting, and when you lead with your strengths – and believe in true magic – there’s purpose and joy in those days, too.
Based on my own experiences of 2+ decades in the nonprofit sector, I know that even when you find work filled with meaning, it takes some conscious effort to stay in the game. Especially through times of change and transition, when it can become crystal-clear whether or not you’ve been able to spend most of your time working from your strengths.
With a toolkit of practical communication tools and creative prompts and play, I will support you through tough transitions, welcome changes and the general unpredictability of everyday life. I don’t want you to suffer, hide your gifts, or feel alone in this world. I want you to shine however you want and need to shine. I want to support you as you emerge – whether your work is just getting started or you’ve been in it for a while, or are facing some changes, or have serious questions about where it’s all going.
Our work together will include lots of skill-building, journaling, art, aromatherapy, nature-walking, ritual-making and other strategies. Or we may just sit in a guided, mindful meditation as you learn to trust your own wisdom and leadership.
I have been honing my journal writing and teaching skills since the age of 8. That’s several decades, and I am indebted to an endless supply of pens and paper from supportive parents and the saintly patience of a younger sister (aka my first ‘student’). I have learned to take my work seriously and myself lightly. I am ever in the process of turning my highly-sensitive nature into my greatest trusted asset. With individuals and with teams, I now rely on this sensitivity to help me respond respectfully, directly and with love. It’s no longer a deficit, as I once believed (and was told).
So whether you’re in a life transition or you’ve settled into your professional role and just want to reignite that little spark you once had, it’s time for your light to shine bright in the world. I’d like to support your brilliant emergence/re-emergence.
I have a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a Master’s from Regis University in Organizational Leadership. I’m a certified instructor of the Journal to the Self® method, a certified Executive Coach, a Master Practitioner and lifelong student of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and an avid artist, writer, advocate, seeker, and nature-lover.