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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>

Contact Lisa today to invite her to address your deaf or hard-of-hearing audience.

time_to_liveIn honor of Valentine’s Day, my gift to you is that I am extending the early bird rate for the La Dolce Vita 6-Week Group Life Coaching Program… until the day the program starts! Yes, that’s right. The price will stay at $299 for good.

Why, you ask?

Because I want you to be able to take the program if is it “calling” you without worrying about breaking your budget. It is a fabulous program that will deliver excellent value and change your life. But if you can’t afford it at the higher rate, then that means you miss out. And one of the reasons I am offering group programs through LMG University in the first place is to be able to help as many people as possible while keeping the programs affordable. So the price for La Dolce Vita stays at $299.

Now all you need to do is take action to join us!

How much longer are you willing to wait to live the life you want? When will you decide that you deserve to be really happy and live The Sweet Life?

The La Dolce Vita 6-Week Group Life Coaching Program is a broad based group life coaching program that covers many topics to help you improve your life. You can use the content to hyper focus on one area or to get a nice overview of what it takes to live your best life.

Dates: Thursday evenings, February 20 to March 27, 2014 (6 weeks)
Time: 4:30 pm PST / 5:30 pm MST / 6:30 pm CST / 7:30 pm EST
Location: From the comfort of your own home or office via Teleclass line.

What are you waiting for? Come join La Dolce Vita now.

And don’t forget, if you take La Dolce Vita and plan to use it to satisfy a CE requirement, I am happy to issue a certificate for topics that may qualify like productivity, life-work balance, etc.

Thank You for Signing Up!

Great! You’re registered for my teleclass, “Don’t Just Make a Wish & Blow It Into the Wind: Make Your Goals a Reality in the New Year!”

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

(the call will be one hour in length and be recorded)
Dial in number: 1-712-432-3066
Bridge Code: 919049

I’m excited to share this topic with you – it’s one of my favorites!


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.


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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Do you long to live a life of purpose and passion,
that reflects your values AND desires?

Do you need permission to make your
well being, happiness, and self care a priority?

Is fear still holding you back from going after what you want?

Are you tired of living your best life “in your head”
and want to finally make it a reality?

Then you are in luck! Come learn how to live “The Sweet Life!”

Introducing the La Dolce Vita

6-Week Life Coaching Program
from LMG University

This isn’t just any life coaching program. It’s based on content taken from my concept of La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life), and will help you bring the passion and zest back to your life.IMG_0210-300x300

The content is based on my research (and background!) of Italian culture, positive psychology and happiness, years of coaching clients holistically to integrate life-work balance, and my own personal lifestyle. My life is a work in progress, and sharing my own personal experience, and that of the hundreds of clients I have been privileged to work with, is part of the La Dolce Vita process.

Stop settling for good enough because you are worried if you go for great that people will think you are too big for your britches. It is time to step into your power and claim the life you know you are truly meant to live!

How much longer are you willing to wait? How much time are you willing to sacrifice? When will you decide that you deserve to be really happy and live The Sweet Life?

If you are committed to making regular “deposits” in areas of your life that have been neglected and feed them what they need to grow and prosper, then join me for La Dolce Vita.

michaelsmithLisa lives up to and surpasses expectations by being a very good listener, organized, detailed and creative. Her law background is unusually unique and one of the reasons why Lisa works well in providing solutions when you it need it most.

Michael A. Smith, President, New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, Inc., New Paltz, NY

What’s YOUR Version of The Sweet Life?

The La Dolce Vita lifestyle is about following your dream, deciding not to play small anymore, living your life to the fullest, and allowing the real you to shine through!

IMG_0206Maybe for you this means:

  • Saying no to a toxic relationship that doesn’t serve you.
  • Cultivating a hobby or passion that you have always wanted to try.
  • Adding a little romance (or a lot!) into your life.
  • Taking better care of your body or spirit.
  • Going to bed at night feeling peaceful and waking up looking forward to the day.
  • Changing careers.
  • Enjoying quality time with your family and friends.
  • Writing a book (it’s been on your bucket list for years).
  • Running a marathon or some other type of active pursuit.
  • Traveling – finally giving in to that wanderlust!
  • Saying ‘No’ more often.
  • Saying ‘Yes’ more fully.

Whatever that larger vision for your life is… that’s what La Dolce Vita is all about.

“When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’”

~ Erma Bombeck

Why Take a Life Coaching Program With Me as the Facilitator?

Many people believe that they have one true vocational calling. That may be true. But for some of us, we have multiple areas of expertise and talents and a thirst to share them all with the world. It is this sense of adventure and drive for reinvention that ultimately led me to become an entrepreneur, and that allows me to live a La Dolce Vita kind of life!

I grew up on stage as a “triple threat” — singer, actress and dancer

theaterlisaAs a young adult, I had to make the difficult decision whether I wanted to devote my career to performing (read: starving actress waiting tables in NYC…) or to make performing a hobby and pursue a different career. This was a significant choice and is the core of some of my coaching/teaching about being a “shadow artist,” choosing a path for a career, and incorporating your passions into your life. I never gave up performing but, rather, turned it into a wonderful hobby that continues to this day

I am a lawyer, who “defected” from the practice of law after becoming disillusioned with the negative side of how it is practiced and the constant fighting involved in the profession.

Upon graduation from law school, I practiced employment, labor, education and disability law for 9 ½ years. Although I had a profound respect for the law, I did not appreciate the way it was practiced in our society. It became too negative in the hands of those that wanted to use it to fight.

The more I practiced law, the more I realized that the nature of the practice did not suit my personality or my career goals. I started to become restless and knew that there were other ways I could share my talents and expertise with people and organizations to improve the world.

I did a lot of soul searching and arrived at the conclusion that I needed to leave the traditional practice of law and become an entrepreneur in order to truly make a difference.

While I highly value my legal education and experience, the practice of law was simply not for me.

I made a conscious decision to use my experience as a trusted advisor and a counselor to help people in a productive and collaborative way. That’s how I found coaching, consulting, speaking, and writing, and it is exactly what I love to do and what I was meant to do. I use my legal analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving, and counseling skills in a positive manner now to help people on a daily basis.

SheilaDelsonLisa, working with you these past months has s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d me beyond what I knew into a realm of possibility because the journey allowed me to break out of my own self-imposed shackles. It was hard work; I did a lot of kicking and screaming! Yet you were always there to support my every challenge with the comfort of your knowledge and expertise. You helped me to do what I needed to so that ‘my work’ could continue and grow. There is a lot more to do, but I now have a road map so I know how to get there. Fabulous! Thank you!

Sheila Delson, CPO-CD, FREEDomain Concepts, LLC

I was an instructor and interpreter at the NY School for the Deaf and am proficient in American Sign Language.

My cousin and his wife are deaf and I grew up obsessed with Helen Keller and the Miracle Worker. In order to fulfill my dream of teaching the deaf, I worked as an instructor and interpreter at the NY School for the Deaf for 3 years while attending law school in the evening. It was one of the best experiences of my life and helped solidify that the teacher archetype is strong within me. To this day, I feel that no matter what I am doing, it involves, at its core, some aspect of teaching. Sign language and deaf culture remain a great passion of mine, and I am constantly figuring out ways to incorporate them into my business and life.

I studied abroad in The Netherlands focusing on government, culture and art, with an emphasis on international law.

This was a significant experience and started my life-long love affair with Europe. It is one of my dreams and intentions to live in Europe at some point in the future with my husband, specifically in Italy! For now, I enjoy traveling to Europe on vacation and am hoping to book a speaking engagement there soon, and hold my first Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders Retreat in Tuscany in the next few years. To prepare, I am taking Italian language classes. Fantastico!

I have been coupled with my husband, Sean, since I was a freshman in college!IMG_5546

We met when I was a swim team coach and instructor, and he was a lifeguard, at the town pool where Sean grew up. I still consider him my soul mate, best friend, and partner in life and love.

I am child free by choice.

I love children, am a former special education teacher, and have many nieces, nephews and God children, but chose to focus my maternal instincts on animals (I have two awesome dogs and am married to a veterinarian), other people’s children, my clients, my business, and the Earth. I think being a parent is a calling and have a profound respect for those that choose to have children. But I also truly feel it is a choice that not all of us make. (And yes, I had/have a wonderful relationship with my own parents!)

I am an avid active enthusiast.

I love to mix it up and move my body with dancing, kickboxing, running, walking, hiking, bike riding, rock climbing, and many other active pursuits.

I have completed a marathon, a half triathlon, hiked the Grand Canyon, and biked through Provence. Exercise and outdoor activities are so important to me that I make an appointment with myself on my calendar to get my exercise and outdoor activity on my schedule, and then treat those appointments with as much respect as the ones I make with others, meaning… I keep them!

SusanChitwood2Lisa is top notch! She is inspiring, encouraging and cuts to the heart of the issue to offer right on solutions. And she’s entertaining (and organized) to boot!

Susan Chitwood, Maypop Design

I lost my beloved Mom in 2010 to pancreatic cancer when she was only 63 years old.

Losing my Mom was the hardest thing I have ever had to bear. We were best friends in addition to being mother-daughter. This tragic loss has made me even more determined to live life to the fullest.

The view out of my office at my last law job was of the Twin Towers, and I lived in Manhattan at the time.

The terrorist attacks of 9-11 affected me personally and served as a catalyst for jumping ship from my law career and becoming an entrepreneur. They also serve as a reminder that we only get one dance so it is important to seize the day and live your best life on a daily basis!

MaryStephaniePasqualettoI have Lisa now as a mentor and coach for a women entrepreneur mastermind program that I am doing…And it is truly the best experience I have ever had.

Mary Stephanie Pasqualetto

I incorporate my passions into my business.

A defining moment in my journey as an entrepreneur came in 2008 when I was voted Number 1 Speaker of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Conference in Reno, NV, and won the talent show for doing the number “All That Jazz” from the Broadway show, Chicago.IMG_0208

Here I was in fishnet stockings singing and dancing on a Wednesday night at the casino, and then wearing business attire and presenting business and legal issues to entrepreneurs on Friday morning. Talk about your worlds colliding!

It made me realize that in order to love my business and life, I needed to stop compartmentalizing everything and just be my authentic self.

What a difference it has made in my business and life!

My clients respect and admire that I am able to live a life of passion and creativity, while running a thriving professional and successful business. They tease me that I am like an explosion of right brain and left brain… and I take that as a compliment. So I call 2008 the year I fully embraced my Renaissance spirit and allowed it to infiltrate my business in surprising and refreshing ways!

Now my business is a wonderful combination of assisting clients with being more productive, successful, profitable and improving personal and professional development and effectiveness.

Lisa is the most inspirational, influential, and motivating coach to experience. I have had her coach me as a mastermind mentor for the WED/PEP Program, and now for her own La Dolce Vita Program from LMG University. She is the only one that I trust as a mentor, and have found that as an entrepreneur my ideas for all of my passionate pursuits became both clear and organized after attending her lectures. Lisa uses real hands on approach to work within so that you will empower yourself, and also will be able to dig deep within in order to pursue your true passion and turn it into a future filled with profitable benefits. Being that I am also now presently a law student trying to get through my law degree, and also being affiliated within entertainment and coaching women artist in this industry, I feel 100% confident with her coaching since she herself also has knowledge within these three areas. In conclusion, I would highly recommend Lisa, and give this testimonial as a true fact that upon completion in one of her sessions, you will then become aware that anything that you may have previously found to be out of your reach or you may have thought to be “impossible” will now and always become “possible.”

~M.S. Butler

I relocated 3,000 miles across country in 2012 and started a whole new life on the West Coast.

I am always one to live life to the fullest, so when given the opportunity to move clear across the country from New York to California in July 2012 for my husband to advance his career as a veterinarian by doing a 3 year residency in veterinary internal medicine, I said, “Let’s go for it!”

The move allowed me to expand personally and professionally on so many levels: geographically, yes, but much deeper than that. We sold our house, left behind family and friends (whom we, of course, miss!) downsized, and embraced a new life out here on the West Coast. It prompted me to rebrand and expand my business, make new friends, cultivate new hobbies (and reconnect with old ones too!), and prioritize and simplify in many ways while I support my husband through his demanding 3 year residency.

“He who does not get fun and enjoyment out of everyday…
needs to reorganize his life.”

~ George Matthew Adams

I Live a La Dolce Vita Lifestyle

IMG_1047I am Italian-American and grew up in NY in a large Italian-American area. My family is made up of opera singers, poets, chefs, tailors, artists, and more. I guess you can say that I come from a long line of passionate Italians!

In 2005, my husband and I visited Italy. Ah, Bella Italia! There is nothing like it in the world. The people, food, culture, art, architecture, language, and attitude of Italy is special. I felt like I had literally come home. We realized a life long dream of visiting Italy this past summer 2015 for an entire month and loved every minute of it! And I have been taking Italian language classes to finally learn how to speak the language of my ancestors.

But in the meantime, what I do on a daily basis is bring the best of Italy to me by living a La Dolce Vita kind of life. I make time to enjoy my passions and hobbies, cultivate my relationships, maintain a positive attitude, break through my fears, and practice self care in all of its forms. I try to bring the passion and spirit of Italy to me!

And that’s what I want to share with you… how to live a La Dolce Vita kind of life no matter where you live geographically. La Dolce Vita is more of a mindset, attitude and lifestyle than a place.

Christine-SinclairWhat a fantastic class last night! I always get so much from your classes, but this last class blew my socks off. Everyone was changed last night. We all stayed after you left and talked about what happened for quite a while afterwards. I’m so sorry to see the classes coming to a close. Thanks so much for everything.

Christine Sinclair,
participant in 6-month Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) Mastermind Group

Isn’t it time you fell in love with your life again???

CIMG0173You might think that it’s selfish to invest in yourself… (we will nip that in the bud with the No Negative Self Talk Rule!)

But your happiness depends on YOU…and you deserve it.

Join me for this amazing 6 session program that will help you:

    • Evaluate what’s working and not working in your life, and identify areas for transformation.
    • Develop realistic and fun techniques to help you grow.
    • Use productivity in a proactive and positive way to set boundaries and better master your use of time and resources.
    • Overcome Cinderella’s Ugly Step Sisters: The 3 Blocks to Success (The Perfection Trap, The Comparison Trap and the Impostor Syndrome)
    • Get real about things you’ve said you really wanted to do and have in your life but never give yourself permission to implement.
    • Adopt a positive mindset and learn about cutting edge research on the power of happiness.
    • Learn effective tools for dealing with difficult, toxic or negative people (including you!).
    • Stop giving away your power to the Negative Nellies and Neds.
    • Recognize and exploit your own greatest assets.
    • Get comfortable with who you are vs. keeping up with the Joneses.
    • Learn to live within your means while still maintaining an abundant mindset.
    • Balance preparing for the future with living well today in terms of financial wellness.
    • Get your house in order – literally and figuratively!
    • Learn the power of commitment and consistency.
    • Tap into your passions, figure out what they are, and how to enjoy and manage them.

Lisa is an amazing Renaissance Woman of many talents. She is passionate about her work. She makes her work FUN. Lisa is the ultimate problem solver. I love listening to Lisa during our group coaching sessions where she skillfully listens and then offers her suggestions, ALWAYS with respect, kindness and CLARITY.

The first time I spoke with her on a one-to-one basis, I already started to feel more organized. Being a part of her online group has helped me in so many ways to make even the smallest changes to make my life more efficient.

In Lisa’s online group coaching program, she acknowledges each person’s concerns. She points out the positive things that they do and helps problem solve how they can do something different. There is no criticism. Lisa is warm, caring and passionate about helping others do and be the best that they can. It is helpful to hear others tell their stories of paperwork pile ups, stresses with family and business/work, etc. as it makes you feel that you are not alone. Also, to receive encouragement from others is helpful — we are all in this together.

I am so pleased to have been a part of her group coaching program and look forward to joining one of her programs again in the future.

Mena Messina Genetti, Warwick, NY

Schedule & Description of Sessions

Session 1

Crazy Busy Is Not a Badge of Honor: Positive and Proactive Productivity

  • Productivity Tips and Strategies
  • Prioritizing Self Care: Let Go, Say No, and Make You a Priority

IMG_6055Session 2

Become a Passionista!

  • How to Tap Into Your Passions & Manage Them
  • Hobbies & Interests
  • Volunteerism/Philanthropic Endeavors/Legacy
  • Don’t Be a See-Saw Anymore: Go Beyond Balance and Engage in Life-Work Integration

Session 3

Mind, Body & Soul

  • Health & Fitness
  • Personal Spirituality
  • C’Mon Get Happy: The Power of Positivity

Session 4

Get Your “House” in Order – Literally & Figuratively

  • Home Projects
  • Financial Wellness
    Preparing for the Future, While Still Living Well Today
    Living Within Your Means but With an Abundant Mindset
  • Rethink Your Definition of Retirement
  • Your Exit Strategy: It’s Not Morbid to Prepare for — It’s Smart!

Session 5

Connection & Relationships

  • Family & Friends
  • Passion & Romance
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Say No to Toxic Relationships and Negative Nellies & Neds

Session 6

Putting it all Together: Living Your La Dolce Vita Life!

  • Tools for Ongoing Support
  • Consistency & Commitment
  • “Believing Eyes”

“There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that, to enjoy it.”

~ Logan Pearsall Smith


kathythrasherI first met Lisa at the Interior Redesign Industry Specialists (IRIS) annual conference in Denver, CO where she presented a seminar on how to add Organizing to your Redesign Business offerings. I was truly impressed with Lisa’s knowledge, professionalism and energy. I then participated in Lisa’s six-week DECIDE to be Organized on-line group coaching program.

My goal was two-fold in that I was looking for tips for my own personal organizing challenges as well as looking to gain more expertise to pass on to my clients. I found the six-week program to be very beneficial on both fronts. Sharing stories and challenges with others on the call helped to inspire me to tackle the things I had been putting off. In turn, being able to offer encouragement and understanding to others on the call was rewarding as well.

As I go through my old boxes of ‘stuff’ or work with others going through the same process, I continually ask myself Lisa’s three key questions – “Do I Love it? Do I Use it? Do I need it?” If not – then out it goes! Thank you Lisa for your inspiration and for offering this on-line coaching program. It has been an eye-opening and rewarding journey!

Kathy Thrasher, Alameda, CA R3Redesign.com

MelanieSerraI just want you to know how happy I am to be working with you on business and life coaching. I feel like I have a new lease on life! I wish I had worked with you years ago. You are awesome, and the perfect fit for me. We accomplish so much in our coaching sessions. Thanks again.

Melanie Serra, www.interior-revivals.com

This program will force you to take a cold hard look at your life, dissect it, and put it back together in La Dolce Vita style so that you can fall back in love with your life (or maybe fall in love with it for the first time ever!)!

If you want results and are ready to live The Sweet Life, then join us!

Lisa is wonderful! Her tutelage, calming influence, and goal-directed persona have allowed me to achieve optimal performance. I highly recommend her to anyone, especially those interested in taking their organizational work and home space, as well as pursuits of goals, to the next level. Great person, easy-going personality, and inspirational support.

S.L., Major, United States Military Academy,
West Point, NY

MichelleOSullivanTaking the “DECIDE to be Organized” 6-week coaching program with Lisa Montanaro was a business and personal decision that has been so motivating and empowering! It has changed me in so many positive ways.

I am also a Professional Organizer and help others all the time with their organizing dilemmas. I took the DECIDE program to help myself, and learn from Lisa both personally and professionally.

Over the six weeks, I had a sense of direction and was able to focus more on the areas that needed help, as I felt accountable. The weekly calls were a time to share and get feedback from the other participants, and for Lisa to share her knowledge and expertise. Lisa was so understanding and encouraging, and had a way of inspiring each of us to be better.

I learned so much from this program and would recommend it to anyone who knows they want to make changes, and just needs some help to get there!

Michelle O’Sullivan, Saving Spaces, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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BrittNewmanHere’s the difference between you and others:

You give CONTENT. I could end the call and be sooooo much better off than when I started and have true ideas and pieces that I can use.
Many others are teases – it’s all about marketing for the next venture, and nothing to walk away with.

I have always known that there is more to you than just finding the next client. Thank you for really sharing things that can be implemented.
I really believe your passion is about helping people and businesses to become their best, not just about promoting your own business and finding new clients.
Thank you for truly sharing from your wealth of knowledge.

You are a whirlwind of energy, innovation, and authenticity. Thank you for sharing and thank you for caring.


Britt Newman, Britt Newman Design Concepts

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!

next_levelAre you ready for higher levels of success in your business? 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, while serving your clients to the best of your ability.

But perhaps you are stuck… maybe you have plateaued and you are wondering how to break through to the next level. Maybe you’ve “lost that loving feeling” for your business and are ready to turn it into the business that you love! Or maybe you just know that you could be doing things better, smarter, and faster.

If so, join me for a complimentary teleclass to help you kick your business into high gear and PowerUp your success. I’ll be covering my 6 PowerUp Pillars (Purpose, Prosper, Promote, Productivity, Process, and Passion), and a whole lot more!

6_pillarsI’d love to share some core business principles with you based on my own business success, and that of the entrepreneurial clients I have been privileged to work with as a business coach/consultant and mastermind group leader.

If you are ready for some Entrepreneurial Butt Kicking (done with love of course!) that will help you kick your business into high gear, then join me!

I’d love to “see” you there!!

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Time: 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific

Click here to join me!

A Complimentary Teleclass

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific

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Are you ready for higher levels of success in your business? 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, while serving your clients to the best of your ability.

But perhaps you are stuck… maybe you have plateaued and you are wondering how to break through to the next level. Maybe you’ve “lost that loving feeling” for your business and are ready to turn it into the business that you love! Or maybe you just know that you could be doing things better, smarter, and faster.

If so, join me for a complimentary teleclass to help you kick your business into high gear and PowerUp your success. I’ll be covering my 6 PowerUp Pillars (Purpose, Prosper, Promote, Productivity, Process, and Passion), and a whole lot more!
6 Pillars of Powerhouse Success

I’d love to share some core business principles with you based on my own business success, and that of the entrepreneurial clients I have been privileged to work with as a business coach/consultant and mastermind group leader.

If you are ready for some Entrepreneurial Butt Kicking (done with love of course!) that will help you kick your business into high gear, then join me!

Can’t make the teleclass live? No worries — it will be recorded! Just register and we will send you the link to the recording as soon as it is ready.

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PS – I will also be making an exciting announcement about the next LMG University program to start in January!