I hope you are having a lovely holiday season!

2014-planI know this is a busy time of year, and that there are a lot of reasons why you may put off your own goals, for just a few more weeks. But I’m challenging you to focus on your business now before the year ends and join a small group of your fellow entrepreneurs who have the vision and the commitment to start working on their goals as soon as the new year begins.

I know you may not have the time, or the resources, to join a five or six-figure coaching program.

But you know, deep down, how critical support of a coach and mastermind community is to building your business.

This is why I’ve put together the new PowerUp Your Business Program, which offers group coaching and masterminding at an i ncredibly affordable price… and with a manageable time commitment — 6 months. Many of the programs out there now cost more than a few month’s mortgage payment and last 12-24 months. That’s a huge financial investment and time commitment! PowerUp is a powerful program with a manageable sticker price and time commitment.

Consisting of monthly topic calls, Q&A calls and access to the resources I use to coach my private clients, this new program will give you the ongoing guidance you’ll need to stay focused on your business and the encouragement you’ll need to navigate the rough waters of advanced entrepreneurship.

The PowerUp Program begins Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and is open to expanding entrepreneurs.

PowerUpFor all of the details about this new program, including an overview of the curriculum, please visit https://www.lisamontanaro.com/powerup.

And as always, please don’t hesitate to should you wish to discuss this new program in further detail.

As we continue on this entrepreneurial journey that we are lucky to be on, I know your goals are similar to my own – to increase your profits and your sense of personal fulfillment.

Together, with a new community of PowerUp mastermind members to support you, we will make it happen!

change_aheadIt’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally starting some small, intimate business coaching and mastermind groups! So if you want to attract more clients, and make more money, then this is perfect for you.

To run a successful business you must have someone who’s “been there-done that” guiding your process. Nobody gets there without it. The thing is — it’s tough to invest the big bucks in great business coaches when you’re not yet making the big bucks!

That’s why I’ve created the new PowerUp Mastermind Program – making sure you get that 1-on-1 time with me you need, without the private coaching price-tag (there’s even a 3-PAY option if you need to spread payments out!). PowerUp will meet by teleclass twice per month (and all calls will be recorded in case you miss one) – giving you guidance, feedback and s upport to make your business really take off!

Check out all of the details here. But don’t wait too long as the early bird rate ends Thursday (December 12th)… so take fast action if you know this is right for you!

To Get Started: Fill out the application! (Even if you’re not “sure” yet, fill it out and we can chat to see if this is a good fit for you — plus it will secure the early bird rate for you as long as you get the application in by Thursday, December 12th!)

Hoping to work with you in 2014!

PS: This program will be a small, intimate group and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis based on an application process, so don’t wait too long – once it’s filled, it’s filled! And the early bird rate ends on December 12th, so if you are interested, don’t procrastinate.

It’s Deborah, Lisa’s Online Business Manager. Lisa’s enjoying some R&R in the lovely Sonoma Valley, so I thought I’d share some information with you while she’s away. I love how Lisa practices what she preaches!

Don’t miss the chance to set up a chat with Lisa before December 31, 2013 to discuss whether you are a good fit for her upcoming PowerUp Your Business Group Coaching & Mastermind Program starting on January 7, 2014.

If you are interested in scheduling your 1:1 chat with her, please take a moment now to complete the application for PowerUp – click here. Once we receive your application, we will be in touch to set up your call so you and Lisa can determine if you are a good fit for the program.

faqsWe are getting some questions about the program, so here are some handy Q&A to give you more details about PowerUp.

How will this group coaching & mastermind group be structured?
Lisa builds coaching and mastermind groups that consist of a small number of business owners (this group is being limited to a maximum of 15 members) who work together to create an environment of support, guidance and direction. During the calls, each member will have the opportunity to set specific action items, share celebrations and challenges, and seek feedback as they work to accomplish their goals.

Who is this program being offered to?

You are a good match for PowerUp if:

  • You are an expanding business owner who has been running your current enterprise for at least 3-5 years.
  • You have an established core foundation for your business and are looking to expand, streamline, or up-level your business.
  • You need guidance on growth strategies, building a team and systems, and leveraging income opportunities.
  • You want to accelerate cash flow and maximize profits via multiple streams of income and/or more focused offerings.
  • You want to elevate your personal platform while expanding the impact of your personal and business mission.
  • It is recommended that you already have a website and a way to capture and communicate with prospects and clients, or be willing to get these up and running immediately upon starting the program.

What can I expect to achieve as a result of participating in the PowerUp mastermind program?
Business owners who have participated in Lisa’s past group coaching and mastermind programs have published books, launched their businesses, secured television appearances, hired employees and independent contractors, created their first teleclass or webinar, and much much more.

The marketplace seems to be flooded with business coaches. What makes Lisa different?
Lisa’s approach to coaching is unique in that she uses a hybrid coaching-consulting model. Before launching her business, Lisa was a lawyer, educator, and mediator. Drawing from her 11 years as a successful entrepreneur, she is able to effectively guide you through the barriers, and walk through the fears, that are holding you back from achieving your goals. But she also gives you the hard cold facts and answers questions when you need answers!

PowerUpWhat is the meeting schedule?
This group will meet over a series of six months on the first and third Tuesday of every month starting on Tuesday, January 7th and ending Tuesday, June 17th. Please visit the program page for a list of all dates.

Does Lisa have plans to hold additional mastermind groups in the near future?
Yes, Lisa will most likely offer a second round of PowerUp in Fall 2014. But that is awhile away, and not written in stone. If you have been contemplating working with Lisa in a mastermind format, now is the time!

What will the size of the group be?
This group will be limited to a total of 15 business owners.

What are the application requirements?
Acceptance into the program is contingent upon completion of the application.

What is the fee?
T he price to participate is an affordable $1,995 by the early bird deadline of December 12th and then goes up to $2,295 thereafter. A 3-pay option is available if you choose to spread the payments out.

How do I apply?
Click here to download the application and return it to us so we can then set up a chat and explore more fully whether you are a good fit for PowerUp.

I look forward to welcoming you to the group!

Deborah Davis
Online Business Manager

P.S. – Still have questions? Feel free to e-mail us at .

Every business owner has that next “big” goal constantly on his or her mind.

I know I do – and I’m sure you do too.

Maybe it’s writing a book, hiring an employee, raising your rates, re-branding your business or expanding your service offerings.

think_bigOr maybe your big goal is a bit more personal — taking more time off, adding your personal passions or interests to your business, or facing your fear of delegation.

I want to help you reach your next big goal by combining the power of a mastermind group with my 11+ years of business experience and coaching/consulting/training.

The PowerUp Your Business Group Coaching & Mastermind Program will be held over a 6-month period, giving you time to make things happen and get things done. Our group will meet twice per month via teleclass on Tuesday afternoon/evenings (4pm Pacific/7 pm Eastern), starting January 7th. All calls are recorded so you can listen in if you miss one.

Each time we meet as a group, we will define manageable actions steps, share challenges and provide feedback. Our time together will be laser focused – we will work together to help you overcome whatever issues may be holding you back so that you can achieve your next big goal.

PowerUpThe number of participants will be limited to a small select group chosen by application only.

The price to participate is $2,295 (there’s even a 3-pay option for those of you that need to spread out your payments). However, if you enroll before December 12th, you will receive the Early Bird Rate of $1,995!

If you have the vision and passion to attain your next big goal, then this group is for you.

Click here for details and to fill out the application.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at if you have any questions.

I am looking forward to working with you next year!

LMG University is thrilled to announce its first Master’s Level program for expanding business owners/entrepreneurs looking kick their business into high gear. The “PowerUp! Business Mastermind Program with Lisa Montanaro” is a 6-month comprehensive, intensive, and virtual group business coaching, training, and accountability program designed specifically with you in mind… See the details here.

new_year_new_adventuresWhat if I told you that you could be part of an awesome group of business owners that have made the decision that the year 2014 is THEIR year to up-level their business?

Imagine if there was a 6-month mastermind program that gives you all of the tools, masterminding, accountability, and coaching that you need for your business and at an affordable rate?

What if this program was able to help you finally blast through some plateaus in your business, create multiple streams of income, improve your overall profitability, help you develop and thrive as the owner of your business, and more?

PowerUpAnd what if I told you that there’s even a 3-pay option so that you can spread out the payments if the overall investment is still slightly out o f your reach to pay all at once?

Fantasy or reality? Trust me, it’s reality! It’s my new PowerUp! 6-Month Group Coaching & Mastermind Program, which starts on January 7, 2014 for business owners that are ready to step up their game in the new year.

As many of you may know, in August 2013, I launched LMG University – a virtual business and personal development training campus. Our first Bachelor’s level program — the “Successfully-Self-Employed Semester with Lisa” — is almost complete and has been a wonderful experience for all involved.

LMGU-smallNow LMGU is proud to launch the first graduate level business program: “PowerUp Your Business 6-Month Group Coaching & Mastermind Program!” This program is perfect for the expanding business owner who’s seeking to:

  • Become clear on your business purpose
  • Stay focused on your product(s) and service offerings, as well as learn how to take them to the next level
  • Solidify financial strategies/increase profits
  • Develop multiple streams of income
  • Determine what’s not working in your business & how to make a change
  • Make your business your TRUE passion
    And so much more….

The PowerUp Program is open to all business owners, but is especially targeted to the expanding business owner so that you can craft and fine-tune your business, and also YOU as a business owner.

Click here for all of the details, and to apply.

happycrowdYes, this program is by application only. Just like you’ll need to review the program to determine if it’s right for you, I’ll be reviewing applications to see who would be a perfect fit for this program.

So if you’re ready for great things to happen in the new year, take a look at PowerUp! It’s going to be an awesome program, and if it appeals to you, go ahead and submit your application so I can see if you’d be a great fit.

If you have any questions for me about PowerUp, drop me a note at

If you are ready to receive techniques, coaching, inspiration and direction on how to get LOTS of writing completed this fall, then the aptly-named event, *30Articles in Just 30 Days,* is for you! Take a look at the website where you can get the details and register for this special upcoming program

I have learned myriad ideas from Meggin McIntosh over the years and I know from experience that this class is one that will more than deliver on her promises!


napo2014I’m excited to share that I have been selected by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), to present at the 2014 Conference!

My session will be “Strategic Expansion: Smart Options to Grow Your Business!”, to be presented as a Pre-Conference Workshop at NAPO’s 26th Annual Conference & Organizing Expo.

The conference will be held May 28-31, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Phoenix-Scottsdale, Arizona.

It’s always an honor to present to my colleagues and I look forward to helping them build their businesses. To find out more about this conference, visit http://www.napo.net/conference

The Successfully Self Employed Group Coaching Program starts in 2 days! So, if you are still on the fence, this is your last chance to join us. We begin Thursday night, September 5th at 7:00 pm EST with the first of 12 teleclasses. We have a great group of participants already registered. I am very excited to lead this group through an awesome entrepreneurial growth process over the next 12 weeks, and watch them grow, improve, and up-level their businesses. Come join us!

dream_businessThere will be 12 calls in a row on Thursday evenings from September 5th to November 21st, each starting at 7:00 pm EST. (If you miss a class, no worries! All classes are recorded for your convenience.) Each call is open line, which means you can ask any questions of me or the participants, share your celebrations and challenges, and comment on others. This is key to a group coaching program! You will also have access to our private Facebook group to stay in touch between calls.

If you want to have a thriving, profitable business with a strong foundation, but your limited budget stands in the way of doing private business coaching/consulting, this is your chance to get the help and support you need! There are only a few spots left, so if you know this program is for you, act now. You have nothing to lose – except maybe spinning your wheels doing the same old thing! Click here for details and registration.

Want to learn more about the Successfully Self Employed Program, including the robust curriculum we will cover? Watch the short video I made that explains more about the program and how it will be instrumental in your business success.

So join us for the semester. I promise it will be the best decision you’ve made for your business in a long time!

school_busI don’t know about you, but when I see those yellow school buses rolling again, I get the itch to take a class, attend a workshop, go to a seminar, etc… I want to jump into learning something new, especially if it will help in growing my business or improving my life.

Well, if you’re like me and are looking for a learning opportunity that will help you reach your business goals, I’ve got the perfect answer — The Successfully Self Employed Semester, a 12-week group business coaching program!

And this is your friendly reminder that the Early Bird offer ends at midnight tonight, so be sure to click through and register before the price goes up.

The Successfully Self-Employed Semester is perfect for you if:

  • You need help clarifying what business model is best for you, and what your business identity or brand is.
  • You’re interested in shortening the learning curve on complex legal and financial issues, and price your business offerings in a way that makes your business profitable.
  • You want to create a marketing plan that you can launch and be excited about.
  • You want to know how to better market your business online and offline.
  • You’re serious about creating a successful business and are ready to do the work to make that a reality!

My goal is that you walk away from the semester with me having gained knowledge AND application/implementation. I think you’ll agree that’s a terrific and important investment of your time and business capital. I stand behind the value that you will receive in this course. I know without a doubt that this is a small financial investment that you will recoup in future business sales and success — and the time it will save you from learning this on your own or through trial and error.

Today is the last day to get the early bird rate of only $697 so if you are interested in joining is this semester, be sure to register by midnight Pacific time!

Watch this video where I explain my vision for the program!