You are now on the Priority List to be the first to hear all of the details that I am planning.

I can’t wait to share all of it with you!

Stay tuned, I will be in touch soon.

If you have any questions in the meantime, email .

Warmly – Lisa

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Success IS achievable when you take action to realize your potential.

Remember when you were a kid, and you dreamed of who and what you could become?

The possibilities seemed endless. Success seemed like something you could reach and achieve. Then… life happened. You got busy. Very busy.

You lost your sense of purpose, your drive, and your passion. You got bogged down in the minutiae of daily life with all of its tasks and responsibilities. The dreams started to fade away and sometimes disappeared altogether. Success seemed to be out of reach.

Well, something has to change!

The most successful people who ever lived were kids with dreams once too. And they had the same 24 hours in each day, just like you. But, they acted with purpose. They were focused with their time. They tapped into their passions. And though they often failed, they never, ever gave up. They persisted.

Success isn’t just for world leaders, CEOs, MVPs, and celebrities. Success is also for parents, teachers, entrepreneurs, directors of non-profits, lawyers, administrative assistants … YOU!

Ask yourself, are you willing to achieve success?

If so, welcome to LisaMontanaro.com — Where Success Takes Center Stage!

I offer coaching, consulting, speaking and training designed to help people and organizations achieve success. By assisting clients with focusing on the actions that are truly important and will make the biggest impact, clients find themselves taking steps which turn into habits that lead to success. The greatest people and organizations have done it. So, why not you?

If you are committed to achieving success, I will help get you there.

My name is Lisa Montanaro. I am a Productivity Consultant, Success Coach, Business Strategist, Speaker and Author. My mission is to help my clients live passionate and successful lives, and enjoy productive and profitable businesses and careers.

I coach and consult with individuals in one-on-one and group formats, as well as with corporations and organizations, to help each individual and each organization find balance, success and joy at home, in business, and in life. I’ve done it for others, and I can do it for you.

I invite you to explore the resources on this site if you’re serious about change. If you’re a “take action” kind of person, get in touch with me right now by phone or email. If you need to learn a little more about my approach first, please explore the site in more detail and subscribe to my online community so that you can download your complimentary Toolkit, Achieve Powerhouse Success with Purpose, Passion, and Productivity, and start receiving my inspiring bi-weekly ezine, Create Your Purpose, Live Your Passion in your inbox.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

Warmly ~

My website offers multiple ways to help you become more purposeful, passionate and productive. Here’s a handy roadmap to help guide you if you don’t know where to start.

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I hope March is unfolding beautifully for you. I’m in awe that we’re almost through the first quarter of the year. Time flies…

time_for_changeMy coaching request to you is this: As we near the end of March and begin the second quarter of 2014, I want you to reflect on your life, business, and career. If you could change one aspect of your business, career or life, what would it be? What single thing would add the most to your happiness and success?

You know my next question.

With that aim in mind, can you come up with concrete, manageable steps that would help you accomplish that one change?

In the past decade, I’ve had the privilege of studying productivity, success, happiness, business and entrepreneurship. I’ve worked closely with clients to improve their careers, businesses and lives. And I’ve noticed how easy it is for people to be dissatisfied with some aspect of their career, business or life, but somehow never try to do anything to change it. Or they don’t know what to do to change it.

Changing behavior still remains a difficult process for many people. And yet, once people start the change process, it often isn’t as hard as they anticipated, and almost always results in bigger and better rewards than they first thought possible. They have a “new normal” on the other side that feels natural and awesome. It is the “getting started” part that is the hardest.

In case you need a gentle push (or a big kick!) in the right direction, the timing is perfect if you are ready to take action now.

I have a few Platinum level coaching clients “graduating” from their programs, which opens some private coaching slots on my calendar. If you think this may be for you, email me to get the details and set up a complimentary Discovery Call to see if we are a good match and which program level is the right one for you. I offer 3, 6 and 12 month Platinum Coaching Programs, which provide a full access pass to me with support, accountability, and expertise, and allow us to fully partner together to create the business, life or career that you want.

If going Platinum isn’t for you, there are 3 other ways to work with me:

  • Email Coaching (an entirely virtual and affordable option for someone that wants to do coaching by email)
  • Strategy Sessions (75 minute targeted sessions by phone, Skype or in person)
  • VIP Intensives (half day, full day or 2 day options by phone, Skype or in person)

Check out the different types of coaching/consulting I offer on my site’s Coaching page.

business_excellenceBut hurry… and here’s why (and this isn’t a sales tactic, but the truth based on years of experience)! I am speaking at two big conferences in April and May, and I always book up my coaching calendar afterwards.

So if you want to explore this before I head out for those speaking engagements, email me to set up a complimentary 25 minute Discovery Call. We’ll explore where you want to go in your life, career or business, what’s been keeping you from getting there, and come up with the best solution for you.

I look forward to possibly working with you!

Happy Spring,

Lisa

I care a great deal about the organizations and the people with whom I have the pleasure of working. I have a deep sense of mission about the importance of my message and the difference it can make in both organizations and people’s lives, so I would be thrilled to be able to help you keep the momentum alive after a speaking engagement. Please let me know any way I can be of service to your organization, and thank you again for the privilege of spending time with you and your very special people. The best part of my work is receiving the positive feedback from people that have heard me speak telling me how my message has impacted their lives and work. Thank you for this wonderful gift! It means the world to me.
Warmly,
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Make the most of your upcoming speaking engagement! Lisa offers additional options to drive home the message and help apply it in your organization.

Speaking Plus Reinforcement is a way to reinforce the content and customize it for your organization by offering any of the following additional opportunities:

Pre-Speaking Engagement Options

Teleclass or Webinar – A teleclass or webinar can be arranged before the speaking engagement to introduce the material and start the creative juices flowing, to allow participants to get to know Lisa a little better, and to gather feedback from attendees to get an idea of their biggest challenges in order for Lisa to further customize her presentation.

Feedback Gathering/Focus Groups or Train the Facilitator – Having Lisa conduct interviews with select members of your organization prior to a speaking engagement is a productive way for her to gather information and get feedback that directly pertains to the topic of her presentation. This allows for an even deeper customization of the material. Focus groups allow participants across all levels of the organization to express both their concerns and their ideas to make the organization an even better place to work. They are very positively focused, build morale, and amazing ideas have come from them. Lisa can also do a “Train the Facilitator” session to teach several of your employees to run these groups themselves on a regular basis.

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Teleclass or Webinar – A teleclass or webinar can be arranged after Lisa’s presentation providing attendees further opportunity to ask questions after they have had a chance to incorporate the ideas of her presentation, as well as to give upward feedback of any continuing challenges.

Consulting or Coaching – Many corporate and organizational clients benefit from a combination of speaking plus consulting or coaching. Usually, this involves a presentation followed by consulting or coaching with individual managers/employees/team members in person or by Skype or phone to apply the content at an individual, department or division level. Because attendees participated in the presentation, they are ready to work at a deeper level to tackle the challenges and apply the content learned. Some of Lisa’s clients have utilized her on a retainer basis where she spends  1-3 days per month in some part of their organization, encouraging, advising, and training.

Team Building Exercises – After the initial excitement of a speaking event, it is essential to find ways to encourage others not only to find commonalities but also to honor and value differences. Team building exercise are designed to create a new spirit of “We’re all in this together, so let’s enjoy one another and make it the best experience possible for everyone.”

Articles for Your Organization’s Newsletter or Website – Lisa has a ton of great written content in the areas of work-life balance, professional and personal development, leadership, time management, productivity, business and entrepreneurship. Visit the Article Library. You may use any of these articles in your newsletters or on your website by simply including Lisa’s Reprint Box and copyright, notifying us for permission, and sending us a hard copy or providing a link to our website. Lisa is also always willing to write a new article for your organization if you allow her to retain the copyright and you request it with enough lead time.

Reinforcement Package – Many clients choose to purchase Lisa’s written and multi-media materials for participants to reinforce what they learned during her presentation, apply it to their work and lives, and continue the experience of improving personal and professional development. These materials may include books, workbooks,  e-books, home study courses, MP3 audio programs, CDs, and videos. And don’t forget about the free e-zine, Create Your Purpose, Live Your Passion. Many clients choose to give a subscription to attendees as an added bonus after one of Lisa’s speaking engagements. It’s a great way to keep the message reinforced long after the speech is over. Ask Lisa for assistance in putting together a Reinforcement Package that best meets the needs of your event and your group.

Contact Lisa today to make the most of your event.

Welcome! Here you will find information on planning your event with Lisa Montanaro.

If you are a meeting planner or decision maker for an upcoming event, call 530-302-5306 or email Lisa@LisaMontanaro.com to reserve your date, and request a complimentary copy of one of her e-books or audio programs matched to the theme of your program.

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Lisa is the right speaker for your upcoming meeting, conference or event if:

  • Your group consists of business owners or career professionals;
  • You want attendees to feel inspired and motivated;
  • You want to increase productivity and change their mindset;
  • You want attendees to feel passionate about their work and life;
  • You want attendees to feel more focused on a daily basis;
  • You want a powerful, uplifting presentation that will empower and move your audience to action.
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The stage presence of a performer, the brains of a lawyer, and the heart of a teacher of the deaf ~ all wrapped up into one to deliver a productive, purposeful and passionate presentation!

Looking for a Dynamic Speaker? Look no further!
Lisa Montanaro is The Real Deal!

Lisa is what happens when brains, charisma, and heart collide! Lisa will captivate your audience with rich content, solid strategies, powerful stories, and interactive exercises, blended with humor and warmth that ties it all together. Hailing originally from NY, Lisa offers “straight talk” in a down-to-earth style so that participants leave her presentations feeling like they had a powerful and directed conversation with a whip-smart and funny friend. Lisa instills in audience members that “I can do this” attitude so they walk away uplifted and ready to get started. Participants will have a clear road map that provides clarity and structure in all aspects of their lives.

It is a great thrill and honor to use the public speaking platform as a way to change people’s lives, impact their work, and to ultimately contribute to the transformation of society and this world. Exploring new places and engaging with new people is one of my favorite things to do.

I find people and places fascinating and am a lifelong learner that tries to see the world as an amazing school that can constantly fill me up with knowledge and insight. Traveling around the U.S. – and hopefully soon, the world, as one of my goals is to speak globally – to share what I’ve gleaned from my background as a performer, educator, mediator, lawyer, entrepreneur, coach, consultant and writer is an absolute joy and privilege.

I love to connect with audiences that are hungry for something new – something that just might positively shift their thinking, their business/career, and their lives.


Lisa is the right speaker for your upcoming meeting, conference or event if:

  • Your group consists of business owners or career professionals;
  • You want attendees to feel inspired and motivated;
  • You want to increase productivity and change their mindset;
  • You want attendees to feel passionate about their work and life;
  • You want attendees to feel more focused on a daily basis;
  • You want a powerful, uplifting presentation that will empower and move your audience to action.

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Deaf and Hard-of Hearing Audiences Welcome!

Lisa is proficient in American Sign Language. She has deaf cousins, worked for three years as an interpreter and instructor at the New York School for the Deaf, and taught sign language and Deaf culture at local community colleges and centers frequently over the last 15 years.

Sign language and the deaf community remain a great passion of Lisa’s and she welcomes deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences to book her as a speaker. She will come ready to communicate in sign language, as well as work with any interpreter that may be provided for the event. There are not many hearing speakers that would feel comfortable on stage in front of a deaf or hard-of-hearing audience, let alone be able to sign for him or herself! n>

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Welcome to LisaMontanaro.com —
Where Success Takes Center Stage!

I offer coaching, consulting, speaking and training designed to help people and organizations achieve success. By assisting clients with focusing on the actions that are truly important and will make the biggest impact, clients find themselves taking steps which turn into habits that lead to success. The greatest people and organizations have done it. So, why not you?

If you are committed to achieving success, I will help get you there.

Lisa-FranceMy name is Lisa Montanaro. I am a Productivity Consultant, Success Coach, Business Strategist, Speaker and Author. My mission is to help my clients live passionate and successful lives, and enjoy productive and profitable businesses and careers.

I coach and consult with individuals in one-on-one and group formats, as well as with corporations and organizations, to help each individual and each organization find balance, success and joy at home, in business, and in life. I’ve done it for others, and I can do it for you.

I invite you to explore the resources on this site if you’re serious about change. If you’re a “take action” kind of person, get in touch with me right now by phone or email. If you need to learn a little more about my approach first, please explore the site in more detail and subscribe to my online community so that you can download your complimentary Toolkit, Achieve Powerhouse Success with Purpose, Passion, and Productivity, and start receiving my inspiring bi-weekly ezine, Create Your Purpose, Live Your Passion in your inbox.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

Warmly ~

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    Greetings,

    I am honored to have been your keynote speaker at the Annual Division Meeting on January 29, 2014. I hope my presentation helped to get you thinking about the “Culture” of UCDE and how to practice compassion in the workplace, boost productivity, respect different personality types, and become more happy and positive!

    I am so glad I was able to spend the day with you. Presenting to you, and spending time with you was a real treat! If any of you took any photos and would care to share them with me, please email them to me at .

    As promised, you can access the content from my keynote here.

    ClicktoDownloadTo help keep you inspired and reinforce what I shared, please visit https://www.lisamontanaro.com/toolkit/ (or check out the handy box to your right) to access your complimentary digital toolkit, consisting of an audio program on boosting your productivity, an audio program on passion management, and an ebook called Create Your Purpose, Live Your Passion. You will then receive my free ezine, which offers tips, articles, and advice on how to be more passionate, purposeful, and productive. I would be thrilled to have you as a member of my online family. However, if at any time the e-zine becomes “clutter” in your inbox, you can remove yourself from the list by hitting the unsubscribe button at the bottom of every e-zine issue.

    Please connect with me on social media if you are active on LinkedIn, Facebook, You Tube, Pinterest, and Twitter. You can click the little images at the upper right hand corner of my site to visit my profiles.

    I will be conducting a workshop for UC Davis Staff Development & Professional Services on April 29th at 9:00 am called “21st Century Tools to Boost Your Productivity.” I will share ways to master technology and not be its servant! I’d love it if you can join me. Be sure to let me know that you were a UCDE Division Meeting attendee so can say a special hello.

    Lastly, if you enjoyed my presentation and are so moved as to write a testimonial, please email me to share it.  🙂

    I hope our paths cross again…

    Warm Regards,

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    Ah, New Year’s Resolutions. They come but once per year, and cause quite a stir. Indeed, people talk about their New Year’s Resolutions quite freely. A small portion of people even write them down. But how many truly achieve them? The number is probably dismally small. Why? Because most people do a great job of talking about their resolutions, but don’t do such a great job of taking action on them. They often set themselves up for failure by biting off more than they can chew!

    2014_goalsTake, for example, the most popular New Year’s Resolution: to lose weight (get in shape, exercise more, achieve greater levels of fitness, shrink a few sizes… any version will do!). What most people do is come out swinging. They join a gym and try to exercise 5 days a week, when they were formerly a couch potato and led a sedentary lifestyle (not only is this setting you up for failure, but it can be dangerous too!). They deprive themselves of every food they love, instead of eating a little bit of everything in moderation or learning their trigger foods and slowly replacing them with better choices. In other words, they try to do too much in too little time. They experience set backs, or fail altogether, which then leads to a defeatist attitude and they say “See, I knew I couldn’t do it.” They then give up.

    Does this pattern sound familiar? If so, try a different approach this year. Try taking it slowly, one step at a time, and actually taking action throughout the year. How? Here are some tips:

    • Start Small & Grow Your Goal Little by Little
      Instead of looking at your goal or resolution as a major project, think of just the first step. For example, instead of thinking that you have to get your entire life organized, try keeping your appointments for the first week, clearing out your email inbox the second week, saying no to some tasks and events you can’t handle the third week, etc. Get the picture? Take it step by step so each smaller goal feels, and is, more manageable.
    • Reinforce Goal Setting in Various Ways
      Use different learning styles (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile) to reinforce goal setting. Perhaps you can journal about your New Year’s Resolutions (one of my favorite activities!). Maybe you prefer to set up a vision board to see your goals. Or you can listen to podcasts and audio programs that reinforce your resolutions. It doesn’t matter which you choose, only that you choose a way to reinforce goal setting that works for you!
    • Ignore the Naysayers
      Often, you are making actual progress towards achieving your resolutions or goals, but someone tries to sabotage you. Try not to let this derail your efforts! You need to stay the course, despite what they say. The famous life coach Martha Beck talks about surrounding yourself with people who can be your “believing eyes.” I love this idea! Adopt it and use it as your own. Stay away from the Negative Nellies right now, and surround yourself with people who believe in your goal and will help you achieve it.
    • Be Accountable
      Some of the world’s most successful behavior modification programs are successful partly due to the strong accountability celebratefactor built into the program. Find an accountability partner, join a mastermind group, or hire a coach. You need motivation and someone to share your trials and successes with. Having accountability systems in place can be a powerful aid in accomplishing the goals you set.
    • Celebrate Success
      Make sure to reward yourself along the way for achieving success, no matter how small. Set up milestones, and as you achieve them, figure out ways to motivate yourself to keep going. The more successful you feel at each step, the more apt you are to keep moving on the path towards achieving your full goals.

    Happy New Year!!

    Most people this time of year are making New Year’s Resolutions. But for many people, just that term conjures up negativity as they recall years of making, but not keeping, passed resolutions.

    There’s a better way! Let me show you how during my complimentary teleclass:

    Don’t Just Make a Wish & Blow It Into the Wind:
    Make Your Goals a Reality in the New Year!

    21938068_sI’ll be sharing some tips, tools, and strategies to help you with Goal Setting in the New Year without it feeling like just another To-Do List.

    I’ll also be sharing another New Year’s ritual that many people, including me, have adopted called The One Word Theme, which is very powerful.

    So join me for an insightful call that is bound to get you thinking, and acting, in the New Year.

    Date: January 22, 2014
    Time: 4:30 pm PST / 5:30 pm MST / 6:30 pm CST / 7:30 pm EST

    This call is complimentary and will also be recorded if you are unable to join us live. All registrants will receive a link to the recording within 24 hours.

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    iStock_000020928328XSmallI will also be sharing details on my exciting new La Dolce Vita 6-Week Group Life Coaching Program, which starts on February 20, 2014. But don’t worry, there’s lot of thought-provoking, actionable content that I will be sharing too. You know me, and this won’t be a pitch fest. 🙂

    For those of you who just can’t wait to learn more about the La Dolce Vita Program and know you want 2014 to be your best year yet, click here for a look at the details!

    Hope to “see” you on the call on January 22nd!

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