About Lisa


Life doesn't have to be hard.  Your job doesn't have to be a "grind."

 You don't have to be miserable for the sake of success. Or even "good enough."  

You CAN have a career that makes you feel FANTASTIC!

I know because I'm living life & success on my terms.

But I didn't always know this.

 

 

I thought I was doing pretty good. From the outside, and on paper, everything looked almost perfect. I had a great education and a career that was moving fast.  I was getting amazing experience, working for a well-known company, and making more money than I ever thought possible. I married the man of my dreams, we bought a beautiful home, and had started a mini-empire of rental houses. We traveled several times a year to exotic places like Fiji and Iceland. We had cars, a boat, a quad and a hot-tub to relax in after all that playing. 

 

 

 

We thought we had it all. 

 

But at the same time, I was constantly busy.  I could feel myself getting sucked into a suburban lifestyle that I hadn't asked myself if I even wanted. I used to be exhausted all the time. I had lost my clear career direction and wasn't sure what my next move would be. I didn't know how I was contributing to the world and I didn't get to do the things I'm really good at very often.  I didn't hate my job.  In fact, there were lots of great parts about it. The people were pretty awesome. Some of the work was really interesting.  But it wasn't for me and I didn't love it.  It wasn't my dream.

 

Then, I had a health scare.  Even though the doctor told me not to go home and google the results until we knew for sure, I did what every person does.

I googled it. 

Lung cancer.  

 

 

As a non-smoker, it was something serious and could mean I only had a year or two left to live.  

I remember talking to my husband that night about what life would be like if we only had a year or two left. And I asked myself, "what would I do if I only had a year or two?"  The first thing that came to my mind was "move to Vancouver."

I was lucky. I did not have lung cancer (and the doctor was right - I should not have googled it).  

BUT I'm so glad I did.  Because I realized this:

 

I was waiting for someone to tell me that I was going to die before doing the things I really wanted to do. 

 

At that moment, I decided to make a change. 

So here I am. I made a commitment to start doing things today. 

I finally took that trip to Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand I'd been wanting to do for years.

I moved to Vancouver.

And I decided I would start my mission so you can start NOW!

 

 

You CAN get unstuck, and back in control of your career.  Define and live success on your terms.  Be uplifted so you LOVE your life! 

 

This is what I want for you.  And I have a feeling this is what you want for yourself too.

I want you to stop living life on auto-pilot, get real about what you want and GO GET IT!

I'm not waiting for someone to tell me I'm going to die before I start taking my life into my own hands - and I don't want you to either. 

 

Learn more about how to LOVE your life!

 

So who am I?  I’m a travel-lover, foodie, a lover of activity and sweat, a lover of love, and a goal-oriented, happiness-obsessed adventurist!

 

After selling our big house, cars, and a ton of stuff (remnants from my shopaholic days), I now live with my husband in beautiful Vancouver, BC, which I believe is one of the most beautiful places in the world.  I am grateful every day for living here.  I walk and bike most places.  You can find us biking on the seawall and reading at the beach on as many days as we can and we love exploring this gorgeous city.  

 

Why me?  What is it about Lisa that gets results and inspires amazing action?  I’m a special blend between the soft skills and hard skills.  I’m that warm hug and support you need, and the crazy-haired genius you want helping you create your success.  I’ve got the kind of business background and life experience that demonstrates that I'm both street smart and business savvy!  And I also am a hopeless romantic who loves yoga, meditation, and believes in happiness as the ultimate pursuit.

 

In the last 10 years of working in a variety of businesses, I’ve learned a lot. Through both experience and formal education, I’ve learned about Human Resources, Leadership, Development, Accounting, Finance, Adult Learning, and Continuous Improvement.  I want to cross this information to YOU to improve your quality of life. I’m so passionate and excited about it!

 

I empower YOU to achieve your best life, your dream.

I am unbelievably excited to serve you and watch your dreams come true.

 

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My street cred

 

For those of you who want to know I'm legit (and why I'm legit), I get it! I'm the same. So here's my "legit-ness" laid out for you:

  • CTI Co-Active Trained Coach
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in Accounting & Finance
  • Real Time Trained Coach
  • ICF Member (International Coach Federation) 
  • Diverse professional background (HR, Learning & Development, Project Management & Continuous Improvement)
  • Leadership Wood Buffalo Program Graduate
  • 5 time Half-Marathoner
  • Creator and 3-year Chair for the Vancouver Island Leadership Conference
  • Personal Development Obsessed - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Toastmasters, TedX Participant and much more!
  • 33 countries of travel experience (and counting!)
  • Criminology diploma

 

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Still curious?  Check out the Lisa Alphabet and other Blog Posts for more.  Or Get In Touch and ask me anything.

 
I was shocked when I got laid-off from my Safety Advisor position I’d been in for 5 years. I didn’t know what to do next but I knew it didn’t feel right to go back to the same job at another company.

I searched to narrow down my next career step. I was overwhelmed by all the choices and ended up even more confused. I struggled for months, not knowing whether to complete my degree, be a stay-at-home mom, or just go back to being a Safety Advisor with a new company. That’s when I knew I needed something different and I got in touch with Lisa.

Lisa gave me guidance and discipline. My direction became clear because she asked me the right questions. Her coaching created many revolutions for me, and once knew what I wanted, we figured out what I needed to do next. I took action, and she held me accountable by following up on my homework. I’m now pursuing my degree and keeping my baby on the sleep schedule (so important as any mommy will hands-down agree) to get me to my dream life. I have my education & career back on track!

I absolutely recommend Lisa as a coach – she has a gift of connecting with all people and leading them through breakthroughs and discoveries in their careers, and life.
— Nas Kouznetsova
 
 
 

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