entrpreneurial_curseAre you a newer entrepreneur and notice that owning a business is harder than you thought it would be? Whether you are an existing business owner or thinking of starting a business, you may have noticed that being an entrepreneur is both rewarding and frustrating.

Why? The answer is the Entrepreneurial Curse!

What’s the Entrepreneurial Curse?

I’ll let you in on a little secret… it’s two sides of the same coin: The greatest thing about owning your own business is that you are your own boss. At the same time, the hardest thing about owning your own business is . . . you are your own boss! In order to avoid this curse, learning exactly what it takes to be a successful business owner is key — which “hats” you wear best, and how to juggle all of the demands of entrepreneurship and still thrive.

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 consultant/trainer.

yeaJoin me for this enlightening (and complimentary!) teleclass where we will discuss what it takes to be a successful business owner and how to avoid (and overcome!) the “Entrepreneurial Curse.” I want you to be able to enjoy the freedom, flexibility and profitability that business ownership brings without getting caught in the trap of wearing all of the hats at the same time, and failing to excel at any one of them.

This teleclass is open to all business owners, but is especially targeted at the newer entrepreneur in the first few years of business, or emerging entrepreneurs that are hoping to make their dream of owning a business a reality.

I’d love you to join me for a Complimentary Teleclass to guide Newer Business Owners!

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Time: 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific

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I recently was a guest expert on Small Biz Chat with Melinda Emerson. I spoke about the legal issues of running a small business. I happened to mention The Company Corporation as a good resource for those that want to incorporate their business online. Incorporating your business online may not be for everyone, but for those of you do-it-yourselfers that can handle it, that is the resource I happen to like best.

Well, The Company Corporation reached out to me, and thanked me for the mention. Nice! They also sent me this really cool infographic that outlines the steps to take to create a business in a handy flow chart style. I think it is nice and simple, which makes it easy to understand and follow. Check it out! (Click to view the larger version)

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And if you are starting a new business or have one in the beginning stages, stay tuned for a new online coaching/training program for newer entrepreneurs that I am launching in September, which will be comprehensive in scope, while remaining affordable. Details and registration will be announced on August 2nd!

In the meantime, be sure to register for my complimentary teleclass on August 1st, “The Entrepreneurial Curse and How to Avoid It,” which will offer great insight for all entrepreneurs, but especially those of you in the early years. (And it will be recorded, so even if you can’t join us live, you will get the MP3 recording as long as you register!)

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Successfully Self-Employed Semester
Self-Study Course

A 10-Module On-Demand Program for Newer/Emerging Entrepreneurs or Those That Want to Get Back to Basics!

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Want to start a business but are overwhelmed
with all that it entails?

Have a new business but don’t know how to fully get it off
the ground and running like a well oiled machine?

Been in business a few years but realize that you need help
with foundational basics like operations, branding,
marketing, and pricing?

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​​You are in luck! Welcome to the Successfully Self Employed Semester Self-Study Course!

The Successfully Self Employed Semester is a self-paced 10-module training program to help newer/emerging entrepreneurs with foundational business skills to build your confidence, structure, operations and effectiveness as a business owner. It’s perfect for newer business owners, anyone that is serious about starting a new business, or someone that’s been in business for years but needs to go back to basics.

Topics include: business identity and branding, legal structure and issues, marketing, networking and public relations, sales, pricing and money issues, and operations. It’s a powerful program offered at a fraction of the cost of doing private business coaching.

​​Why should you choose “Successfully Self-Employed” as your go-to business training program?

  • The training is offered as an on-demand self-study course, so no matter where you live or when you are available, this program is flexible and accessible to you!
  • Unlike live business training opportunities, there will be no additional costs for travel or hotels.
  • Your education extends over 10 modules allowing you time to learn, engage the materials, implement, test out your knowledge, and make your learning last far beyond the end of the semester.

IMG_0192​This program will provide you with the knowledge, confidence, and preparation necessary to be able to succeed as an entrepreneur. SSES is a 10-module virtual training program designed to focus on your business growth and success.




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

  • You’ve got a new (or soon to be launched) business.
  • You need help identifying and choosing 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!


What’s Included in the Successfully Self Employed Semester

    • 10 Modules – In these content-packed modules (MP3 audio recordings of the live version of this program), you will learn the skills, tools and knowledge base required to succeed as an entrepreneur.
    • Course materials – Including worksheets, templates, articles, outlines, exercises, checklists, and other supportive materials to help facilitate the learning process and drive home what you are learning.

Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction
  • ​Overview of course
  • ​Background of “Professor” as an entrepreneur
  • ​Review housekeeping items
Module 2: Business Ownership
  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Self Employment
  • Common Causes of Business Failure
  • The Entrepreneurial Curse
  • The Three Hats of a Small Business Owner
Module 3: Business Identity & Branding
  • The Brand Called You
  • Identifying your target market and ideal client
  • Identifying your USP (unique selling proposition)
  • Choosing business name, slogan, tag line, etc.
  • Personal vs. Corporate Brand
Module 4: All Things Legal
  • Learn about the different legal entities for a business
  • Considerations of the structure of a business as it relates to liability, employees, size, industry standards, insurance, taxes, etc.
  • Agreements to protect your business
Module 5: Show Me the Money
  • Pricing/Fee Structure
  • How to set your fees to ensure profitability
  • Hourly based vs project/flat rate fees
  • How to create packages
  • Share fees with public, or hold back until prospect calls?
  • How to cross-sell and upsell clients to other business offerings
Module 6: Integrative Marketing and Communications
  • Learn how to create an internet presence for your business, and how to use the internet to market your business to the world
  • Traditional and online marketing strategies designed to market and grow your business
  • Create a marketing plan
  • Using social media, blogs and article marketing to establish credibility and expertise
Module 7: Networking & Public Relations
  • Learn how to partner with other businesses to grow your referral network and become power partners to serve target markets
  • Crafting a clever and creative elevator pitch
  • Learn how to create a press kit, and write an effective press release
  • Using reporter list serves
Module 8: The Sales Process
  • Dealing with Prospects/Overcoming Objections/Closing the Deal
  • Effective telephone and in-person consultations (how to avoid giving away the kitchen sink)
  • Dealing with and following-up with prospects
  • Overcoming typical sales objections
  • How to close the sales cycle
Module 9: Blueprinting Your Business: Business Operations
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Creating an Operations Manual
  • Outsourcing and delegating
  • Team members: Independent contractors vs. Employees
Module 10: Course Wrap Up
  • ​Putting all of the pieces together
  • Taking action
  • Staying accountable
  • Parting thoughts




Special Bonuses

PLUS, immediate access to (this is already waiting for you once you register!):

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Lisa’s audio program, “Lessons Learned: 5 Lessons I Wish I Had Known When Building My Business
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Lisa’s audio program, “Decision Making as a Means to Living a Satisfying Life & Enjoying a Successful Business

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Private Coaching Upgrade available upon check out.

If you have any questions, email lisa@lisamontanaro.com

upgradeWant More One-on-One Access? Check out the Optional Upgrade: “Triple-Play” Individual Sessions with your Professor. If you need more targeted help, or want me to review your business ideas and materials, you have the option of upgrading and adding on a 3-session bundle at the special rate of only $499 (a $100 savings as a single Individual Session with me is regularly $200-3 sessions would regularly cost $600). LMGU is only offering this special upgrade offer in conjunction with this program – you will not be able to book this in any other way. This option is only available to you for up to 3 months after you purchase the SSES Home Study program.



A personal note from Lisa

​My goal is that you walk away from the Successfully Self Employed Semester Self-Study Course 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. Offering this program in a self-paced on-demand format is what allows me to keep the price at this level.

You might be wondering what makes me qualified to teach you this program.

If you know anything about my approach to business strategy, it is most definitely NOT a fill-in-the-blank, blueprint approach. It IS about building a business that is custom designed for you and your ideal clients.

I’ve built my business online and offline for 12 years (following a 9+ year successful, but eventually unsatisfying, career in law). I happen to think the combination of online and offline is very important in a business training program like this. Why? Because if you learn from someone that has only ever had an online business, he or she may not be in the best “been-there-done-that” position to advise you on offline business success. Many of my clients have what you would call a traditional business (i.e., not just virtual or online!). And many online businesses started by servicing in-person clients, whether they are a service based business or sell a tangible product.

I deliberately built my business with a hybrid consulting and coaching model, virtual and traditional, because I wanted to take advantage of the opportunities that technology provides entrepreneurs today to live anywhere in the world that I choose, but also wanted to be with people face-to-face and connect in the flesh when we could. I’ve designed my business to be flexible – I can choose what consulting projects and speaking engagements I take on (which typically involve travel, or at least, leaving my home office), and I can schedule the rest.

​The point is – my business model may not be your best business model. So instead of telling you there is only one model, or giving you a blueprint to follow, my approach is to show you the many options available, and facilitate the process that allows you to make the decision that is the best fit for your life and business goals. This is how I work with my private clients, and this is what you’ll experience when you do the “Successfully Self-Employed Semester Self-Study Course.”

What clients say they value most about working with me is my depth of knowledge, applied in a straight forward manner that delivers thoughtful and practical advice, and breaks down complex or confusing business topics into an easy to understand format.

Lisa is multi-talented but what I really like about her is her approachability. Lisa knows how to answer the tough questions while making sure you truly understand the answers.” ~ Angela Ploetz of A Red Bench

This is why I call myself a Success Coach and Business Strategist. I am not your typical Business Coach or Business Consultant. It is my mission to make sure that anyone that wants to be a business owner knows what that really means, whether it is the right path for them, and how to do it successfully.

I once heard an expert say “No ship sinks on my watch” and that’s exactly how I feel about you and your business success!

Warmly ~

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IMG_0141“When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe one of two things will happen: There will be something solid for you to stand upon, or you will be taught how to fly.” ~ Patrick Overton

Let LMGU help teach you how to fly!



Testimonials

“Wow! Where do I begin when it comes to sharing about the bottom line impact that the Successfully Self Employed Semester offered by LMG University has had on my business, goals and perspective?! Some of the value I received in participating in this 12 week program was knowing that I’m going to save a ton of time and money implementing what I learned, versus stumbling around on my own trying to figure it out. During SSES, we thoroughly discussed the crucial topics needed to be a successful business owner. Due to Lisa’s exceptional expertise, as well as the camaraderie and team spirit of the participants, I accomplished several goals and tasks promptly and efficiently while learning how to increase my sales, legally protect, and automate my business. Belonging to a group of entrepreneurs who come with their unique backgrounds and experiences complimented by Lisa’s invaluable knowledge and business savvy, we were able to walk through personal and professional fears, and gain broader perspectives around what may be going on behind the scenes. We addressed some of the deeper issues holding us and our businesses back. What a gift to receive on-the-spot input, ideas and constructive feedback regarding my elevator speech, marketing materials, legal business status, and so much more. If you’re looking for a program that will show you how to maximize results and profits over the long haul, I highly recommend Lisa Montanaro’s Successfully Self Employed Semester.” ~ Natasha Rickert, www.EnergytoOrganize.com

“Lisa, I so enjoy the women’s entrepreneur mastermind group sessions that you facilitate. You share with us very practical and useful information that we can apply to our businesses and our personal lives. You provide the right balance between sharing and allowing us to reflect, ask questions, and comment. Also, thank you for being transparent, and sharing your successes and challenges that you have encountered in your business. This is both refreshing and gives us encouragement. Lastly, the handouts are great! Thank you for sharing some of the tools you use in your business. Not everyone would do this! I’m eagerly looking forward to the next sessions!” ~ Migdalia, Educational Consultant and Coach, Westchester County, NY

Christine-Sinclair“What a fantastic ​Women’s Enterprise Development Center Mastermind 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

MaryStephaniePasqualetto“I 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

MichelleOSullivan“Taking the “DECIDE to be Organized” 6-week group 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

I recently had the pleasure of co-presenting “Speak Up: Crafting and Delivering Killer Presentations” at the 2013 National Association of Professional Organizers Conference in New Orleans. My co-presenter was Monica Ricci, and we presented this as a half-day pre-conference workshop.

speaking-LisaWhy present a workshop on speaking? Glad you asked!

There are so many reasons to become a dynamic public speaker. If you own your own business, the reasons are plentiful. Many business owners want to be good presenters these days as they want to speak to add an income stream. Yes, you can get paid to conduct presentations. Organizations need great speakers who have superb content to share and teach. But speaking can also be an effective marketing tactic. Every time you speak, you are setting yourself up as an expert, someone that has information to share. People take notice. Your credibility increases. Your sales may too.

What if you don’t own a business? No excuse! If you work for an organization, you may conduct presentations of all different types, ranging from sales pitches, staff meetings, client meetings, Board meetings, etc. Even in a volunteer position, you are often required to speak and give presentations.

Learning how to be a good speaker is not only useful for official presentations. It will help you be a better communicator in many other ways. When you are at a networking event and engage in a conversation with someone, you are speaking. When you are outlining the benefits of working with you or your organization, you are speaking. When you are delivering a teleclass or webinar, you are speaking. That welcome video on your site? Yup. Speaking. You get the picture.

To me, being a good speaker is part of an overall plan to be an effective communicator. Most people think of speaking as on ly what comes out of your mouth. However, your oral communication is just one part of your speaking. Speaking also encompasses your non-verbal communication, which includes posture, hand gestures, eye contact, and much much more.
public_speakerIn fact, research shows that what comes out of your mouth is a very small percentage of what the audience pays attention to. Most speakers focus a great deal on content. And that is appropriate You should have solid content. That is a foundation of a stellar presentation. But the full package requires that you also pay attention to delivery. A lot goes into a great presentation: What you say, how you say it, what you are doing with your hands, body and eyes as you say it, and more.

Speaking should be a vital part of any professional person’s bag of tricks. It should be something you focus on, practice often, and improve upon. I have coac hed speakers that are professional organizers, nurses, politicians, rabbis… even a farmer! Effective communication is a fantastic skill for anyone that wants to get his or her point across clearly, concisely, enthusiastically, and persuasively.

So, get out there and speak! The world needs to hear you.

Entrepreneurial Curse

The Entrepreneurial Curse & How to Avoid It

A Complimentary Teleclass
for Newer Business Owners

Thursday, August 1, 2013
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific

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Are you a newer entrepreneur and notice that owning a business is harder than you thought it would be? Whether you are an existing business owner or thinking of starting a business, you may have noticed that being an entrepreneur is both rewarding and frustrating. Why? Because of the Entrepreneurial Curse!

What’s the Entrepreneurial Curse?successful_woman

I’ll let you in on a little secret… it’s two sides of the same coin: The greatest thing about owning your own business is that you are your own boss. The hardest thing about owning your own business is that . . . you are your own boss! In order to avoid this curse, you must know what it takes to be a successful business owner, which “hats” you wear best, and how to juggle all of the demands of entrepreneurship and thrive.

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.

Join me for this enlightening (and complimentary!) teleclass where we will discuss what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and how to avoid (and overcome!) the Entrepreneurial Curse. I want you to be able to enjoy the freedom, flexibility and profitability that business ownership brings without getting caught in the trap of wearing all of the hats at the same time, and failing to excel at any one of them.

This teleclass is open to all business owners, but is especially targeted at the newer entrepreneur in the first few years of business, or emerging entrepreneurs that are hoping to make their dream of owning a business a reality.

Join me!

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Thank you for taking the time to give me feedback on my upcoming mastermind program.

As a thank you, I’d like to offer you a copy of a teleclass I did called “Smart Business Growth and Planning, Taking Your Business to the Next Level.” In it, I share comprehensive business advice on how to actively plan out your business, and tips that I personally use to successfully run my business. Thanks again!

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C’Mon Get Happy:
The Power of Positivity

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Thanks for joining me for the free teleclass, C’Mon Get Happy: The Power of Positivity. I hope you enjoyed learning about happiness as much as I loved researching and sharing the content. It is such a rich and fascinating area, and it is encouraging to know that we can practice Happiness Habits to raise our Happiness Set Point as we go through life. Remember, practicing the Happiness Habits puts you on the leading edge of the Happiness Revolution and is a powerful way to contribute to the world!

I appreciate all of the wonderful and positive feedback. I am thrilled that you got so much out of the call, and appreciate you taking the time to share that with me.

As promised, here is a list of the books that I used in my research. Also, I read numerous articles in newspapers and magazines, and then of course, filtered everything through my own experiences, and that of the clients that I have the privilege of coaching.

Resources

  • The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama – spiritual focus, but told from interviews with the Dalai Lama done by a psychiatrist named Dr. Howard Cutler from the US who was trained in Western medicine
  • Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment, and Learned Optimism by Dr. Martin Seligman (known as the father of Positive Psychology) – psychological
  • Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out by Marci Shimoff (author of Chicken Soul for Women’s Soul series, and part of the movie, The Secret) – mostly based in the Laws of Attraction
  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (former lawyer turned blogger turned writer) – empirical/practical/personal
  • The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life by Martha Beck (the country’s most well known life coach with a column in Oprah Magazine) – how-to/practical/daily practice
  • The Passion Test by Janet and Chris Attwood – Not really about happiness per se, but about finding your passion, which I believe can play into happiness in a big way. People that have a purpose and passion are usually happier. www.PassionTestOnline.com

Special Offer: If you are looking for a coach to help you raise your Happiness Set Point, integrate the Happiness Habits into your everyday life, and develop new strategies for thinking, feeling, and acting that support your happiness, I’d love to work with you by doing a Strategy/Breakthrough Session together by phone or email.

And for a limited time (between now and December 31, 2012), I’m offering a 3-session bundle for the special rate of $499 for those that know they want to dig deeper into this privately on a one-on-one basis.

That’s a significant discount off the regular rate of $200 per session, which would regularly be $600 for a 3-session bundle. Just think of what you could work through and accomplish personally and professionally if you had a Success Coach on your Happiness Team for three private sessions. If interested, send me an email at Lisa@LisaMontanaro.com, and we will book your sessions before the end of the year.

Meanwhile, keep in touch, and let me know how your happiness practice is going!

To your success,

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Get Happy

Free Teleclass!
C’Mon Get Happy:
The Power of Positivity

What does it mean to be happy? Is it something that you can just turn on or off? And what’s the difference between being happy and being positive?

I am fascinated by happiness and positive psychology… and apparently, so are a lot of other people. Happiness seems to be a hot topic these days, as evidenced by the many best selling books on the topic, such as The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman, and The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama.

If you are intrigued by this topic, join me for a complimentary teleclass that will explore what it means to be happy, how the power of positivity can improve your life, and how to increase your happiness.

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I will be sharing what I’ve researched and learned, as well as some personal habits that work well for me in this area. But I also am open to hearing your thoughts on the subject, so feel free to come ready with questions, comments and insights to share — either live on the call, by email, or on my Facebook business page, which we will use as an interactive resource before, during, and after the call.

So, if you are struggling to get happy, or have tapped into the power of positivity and want to shout it from the rooftops, or fall anywhere in between, join me for what I am hoping will be a thought-provoking, inspiring and uplifting call into this fascinating topic.

(And yes, the call will be recorded so if you can’t make it live, you can still “join” us. Everyone that registers will get a link to the MP3 recording to download and listen at your leisure.)

About the Teleseminar Presenter:

Lisa MontanaroLisa Montanaro is living proof that good things really do come in small packages! A dynamo in high heels, Lisa is a Productivity Consultant, Success Coach, Business Strategist, Speaker and Author. Drawing upon her experience as a performer, educator, mediator, and lawyer, Lisa founded LM Organizing Solutions, LLC® in 2002, and then expanded her brand to Lisa Montanaro Global Enterprises in 2012 to fully capture the holistic approach her work takes in improving personal and professional development at all levels. She has helped thousands of people live successful and passionate lives, and enjoy productive and profitable businesses and careers.

Lisa is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the National Speakers Association (NSA). A sought-after speaker, Lisa has presented professionally to audiences throughout the United States, has been interviewed by television and radio hosts, and is a frequent presenter and guest expert for teleclasses and webinars. Her practical programs, enthusiasm, humor and energy inspire participants to take action and implement new techniques designed to improve their personal and professional effectiveness. Lisa’s work has been featured in the media, and her written content has been widely published online and in print. She is the author of The Ultimate Life Organizer: An Interactive Guide to a Simpler, Less Stressful & More Organized Life, published by Peter Pauper Press.

Always one to live life to the fullest and embrace change, Lisa started a new chapter in July 2012 when she and her husband, Sean, a veterinarian, and their two very sweet but spoiled dogs, Dublin and Jerry, moved 3,000 miles clear across the country! Lisa relocated personally, and expanded professionally, from New York to Northern California, which allows her to operate a bicoastal business.

Lisa has successfully created her purpose and very much lives her passion!

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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.




I’d like to presonally invite you to my upcoming Free Teleclass:

C’Mon Get Happy:
The Power of Positivity

What does it mean to be happy? Is it something that you can just turn on or off? And what’s the difference between being happy and being positive?

I am fascinated by happiness and positive psychology… and apparently, so are a lot of other people. Happiness seems to be a hot topic these days, as evidenced by the many best selling books on the topic, such as The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman, and The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama.

If you are intrigued by this topic, join me for a complimentary teleclass that will explore what it means to be happy, how the power of positivity can improve your life, and how to increase your happiness.

Thursday, October 25, 2012
7:30 – 8:30 pm (Eastern)
6:30 – 7:30 pm (Central)
5:30 – 6:30 pm (Mountain)
4:30 – 5:30 pm (Pacific)

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inspirationI will be sharing what I’ve researched and learned, as well as some personal habits that work well for me in this area. But I also am open to hearing your thoughts on the subject, so feel free to come ready with questions, comments and insights to share — either live on the call, by email, or on my Facebook business page, which we will use as an interactive resource before, during, and after the call.

So, if you are struggling to get happy, or have tapped into the power of positivity and want to shout it from the rooftops, or fall anywhere in between, join me for what I am hoping will be a thought-provoking, inspiring and uplifting call into this fascinating topic. (And yes, the call will be recorded so if you can’t make it live, you can still “join” us. Everyone that registers will get a link to the MP3 recording to download and listen at your leisure.)

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