Coaching

I help high potentials, people leaders, and go-getters identify their core strengths, values and priorities and strengthen their leadership, relationships, productivity, willpower, work-life balance, and sense of well-being.

 

We clarify what you want to achieve and what's in the way. We create simple yet powerful action plans grounded in neuroscience and other proven change methodologies.

 

As we work together, you'll not only achieve your goals, you'll expand your skill sets, increase your confidence and joy, be excited by who you are becoming. and see possibilities you couldn't before.

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Becoming a leader in a new organization

“I highly recommend Lisa as an executive coach. She guided me through a recent career move and challenged me to live my values and become a leader at my new organization. There were several times where I had hit a wall and Lisa coached me through my own thought process and helped me uncover my own truth and answers. I could tell she was really listening and that allowed me to be more open and honest. I always took some new thought or insight away from each call and I am so thankful that I leveraged Lisa's talent during this important time in my career.” Ryan F.

Launching a new consulting practice

"Lisa Brewer is a gifted coach. One of my treasured colleagues, Lisa served as my coach during the launch of my new higher education consulting practice. Her intuitive ear and bold questions help me re-write predictable scripts into fresh client approaches, achievable business milestones, and a revenue plan to track progress over the next three years. Lisa is a wise accountability partner, drawing from her education, life experience, and business development savvy. I recommend her highly for anyone looking for a coach who will support them, challenge them, and honor and celebrate their accomplishments." Andy C.

Clearing mental blocks to move business forward

"As an entrepreneur and coach, I am glad I worked with Lisa. She helped clear many mental blocks, allowing me to move my business forward. I have had the privilege of working with many coaches, but she is one of the best I have ever worked with. She has this amazing patience and calmness that is contagious. The value that she provides in each session is difficult to measure because I believe the things I have taken away are priceless. If you have the opportunity to work with her, I would highly recommend Lisa. She is so highly skilled at what she does. I am constantly trying to figure out how I can be more like her." Martin D.

Becoming happier, less fearful and more organized

“Lisa, has helped me with major strides in my life. Using as our jumping off point the book “The Willpower Instinct” we have worked thru half hour phone conversations to make changes I never thought possible. I saw myself as pretty much a skeptic of self-help books and training. I thought great for some but it’s too late for me to change (I’m 70). But my daughter was so enthusiastic about the book and Lisa’s talents so I gave her a try.


Lisa and her low-key and kind coaching has really helped me work on things about myself that make me a happier person. My organization skills have been honestly the worst. My house and office are taking shape with her assigning little weekly jobs that don’t overwhelm. Last week we worked on my fear of flying. Her advice was the type of thing that you’d read in a book and say – that’s just plain goofy. I am now visualizing myself hugging a tree when I’m feeling anxious- don’t scoff until you’ve tried it☺ There is never any doubt that Lisa is a deeply empathetic, wise person that truly wants to make a difference. It’s also a plus that I can talk with her on the phone in my p.j.’s.


Lisa will listen and support on good days and when you feel very fragile. I’ve had some illness in the last year (fine now) that shook my core and she was there for me to let out the pain. Yes I have friends and family but sometimes you need someone that there is no need to soften your comments.


I’m thankful for all Lisa has done for me, we need more people like her in this really tough world of ours.” Donna R

Balancing business and personal goals

“I'm a first time solopreneur who's juggling development, marketing and sales for the first time. My biggest pain point has been to attract early users - balancing just enough development with just enough marketing to get folks to use my tool and give me feedback. Lisa's been a great help in narrowing my target customers and understanding their pain points. That's helping me prioritize features and refine my messaging. At the heart of Lisa's business coaching is balancing business goals with personal goals. My personal and business objectives are intertwined - Lisa gets that and is helping me figure out how to achieve both. If you're a small business owner who is facing new challenges, Lisa can help you develop a plan to meet them." John R.

Transitioning to full-time entrepreneur

“I've been working with Lisa for 6 months and have seen measurable change in myself. Lisa is such a supportive coach and human. She has a gentle but firm way about her that has empowered me to be open and honest with both her and myself. With Lisa's coaching and support I feel more prepared to transition to running my business full-time and also finally face some personal issues I've been pushing down for years now.I highly recommend Lisa Brewer as a coach!” Jane S.

Digging deeper, action plans, higher self-worth

“My life would be very different had I never met Lisa. She has impressed and delivered beyond words. As my kids get older and I have more time to reinvent myself (during school hours), she is helping me be brave and accountable. Through my sessions with Lisa, I am learning that fear of failure has been a limiting factor in my life and she is helping recognize skills and knowledge that I possess and can use to move into new territory. I am excited after each session, coming away with a new plan of action and a higher sense of worth. During our visualizations she asks pointed questions that push me to evaluate things from many perspectives. This allows me to see strengths and areas for improvement or learning.


I cannot stress enough her genuine nature and investment in client growth and success, her warm personality and personal approach foster a true partnership. If you are ready for change or struggling to achieve your true goals and desires, I know Lisa can help you reach your full potential and live the life you were meant to live.” Jennifer D.

Happier and more fulfilled at work

"I wanted to say how amazing this experience has been! Lisa has helped me navigate through many different aspects of my career, including stress management, creating work-life balance, and building communication and influence skills. She always comes to session with a positive attitude and asks great questions that help guide me towards a solution. This is the type of coaching that will stick with me, as it has helped train me to ask myself some of these questions and apply my analytical skills to my own personal and career development.

Lisa has helped me feel happier and more fulfilled at work. She has helped me set attainable and measurable goals, and we are able to have candid conversations about my progress. In some reflection over my past year, my interim manager said 'I don't know what it is you've been doing, but whatever it is, it's been working!'. I definitely owe a lot of this growth to Lisa!" BetterUp Member

Gaining clarity and purpose during transition

“Lisa has been crucial in my transition to a new city and search to find a new job. She is a planner, thought provoker, mentor and supporter. She has an amazing knack for knowing when and how to invoke each skill to ensure that you make decisions and choices with clarity and purpose. She is helpful in helping you recognize desires that were hard to pinpoint alone. She has a way of repackaging your own, sometimes confusing, thoughts in a way that adds meaningful direction. Lisa is a perfect choice if you are looking for someone to confide in and learn from about yourself, your career ambitions, and your potential.” Elizabeth B.

Turning on my "action taking switch"

“My experience with Coach Lisa was invaluable. When I started working with her I was struggling with lack of confidence and motivation. She helped me in developing my next steps in my career whilst addressing personal challenges. Her professionalism and empathy along with her tools and knowledge gave me a real boost. Every session with her was eye opening for me because she helped me look at my situation from different perspectives. Her gentle encouragement helped me tremendously to take actions I didn't want to take or know how to take. It felt like she knew how to turn on my "action taking switch."

I am truly thankful to coach Lisa for all her support through my journey. She is absolutely the best. I couldn't recommend her more highly." Lux H.

Overcoming obstacles and achieving more than I thought was possible

"I have been working with Lisa now for over a year. She is responsible for maintaining a relationship with me to create better future for me now and in the future. Lisa is a true optimist; her positive attitude helps me overcome obstacles and achieve things I never thought I would. When I first started talking to Lisa, I knew she was a go-getter, who will go the extra mile to make sure that she is always giving me the best coaching possible to make sure I am comfortable and growing .

Lisa understood my vision and took the approach of putting me in the "seat" of where I wanted to be soon. With her help, I could understand the challenges and opportunities I had ahead of me.

Above all her professional qualities and achievements, the thing that I admire the most about Lisa is her ability to be very calm and not overwhelm me during our conversations. She is a dynamic coach who will go the extra mile on all our conversations.


For all the above reasons, I would highly recommend Lisa for any Life Coach job as she surely has changed my life." Fathi H.

Fresh perspective, new insights, deep reflection

"It is a real pleasure to write this recommendation for Lisa for the help she provided me during those last months while being my coach. The advantage of becoming a coach is both having better access to a large community of coaches and discerning a great coaching session. And I mean it when I say Lisa is one of the best coaches I had the pleasure of working with. She has a real gift of balancing both a kind presence while creating a safe environment and natural outcome-oriented guidance, nurture by her previous leadership experience. I was able to advance with Lisa in reshaping some of my last two-year topics with a fresh perspective, new insights, and deep reflection. I am grateful for this opportunity and highly recommend Lisa as a coach. Thank you!" Alexandra C.

 

In our work together I will support you to gain clarity about what is important to you and what's holding you back from achieving it. We will quiet negative self-talk and create stretch, yet achievable, action plans. As you convert your dreams into achievements, your confidence, peace of mind, and happiness will soar. You'll be excited to see what's next for you.

 

Throughout our work together, we will cycle through the following steps.
 

Gain Clarity: 

What's important to you and what do you want to achieve? What drives you? What will be different when you achieve your goals?

Develop an Action Plan for reaching your goals

​What's needed? How can you creatively apply your strengths? What energizes and enervates you? What assumptions and perceptions are holding you back? What do you need to learn?

Convert Insights into New Behaviors, Mindsets and Skills

​What simple, yet courageous steps are needed now? What are you learning? What pivots are needed? What is there to celebrate? What and who supports you?

Key Outcomes Clients Often Experience as They Work Their Plan

  • More recognition at work

  • Faster career advancement

  • Better productivity

  • Improved relationships with colleagues and family

  • Increased well-being

  • Increased job satisfaction

  • Increased confidence

  • Increased joy

Common Coaching Topics

  • Communication skills, influence skills, and executive presence

  • Strategic planning and proactively advancing your career

  • Building and managing relationships and teams, delegating effectively, managing conflict

  • Time management, increasing productivity and follow-through, prioritization

  • Work-life balance, boundary setting, value clarification

  • Strengthening resilience, self-confidence, and self compassion

  • Increasing curiosity, seeing new options and perspectives, and getting into courageous, purposeful action

  • Increasing willpower, improving health routines (i.e. exercise, nutrition, sleep,  etc.)

  • Increasing mindfulness and acting with intention (instead of reacting with autopilot thoughts and behaviors)

Why hire a coach?

Everyone wants to maximize their joy, satisfaction and potential in life while minimizing sorrow and pain. The answer for each of us is within ourselves but is often hidden. It is very difficult to be objective about yourself, and most people are too busy and too self-limiting to see and pursue out of the box possibilities. As a coach I bring my clients objectivity, effective skills, structure, focus and accountability.

What is your coaching style?

My coaching style is calm, direct, action-oriented, and celebratory. Clients arrive with several goals and a spiderweb of issues that are in the way. We identify the one or two core issues that connect the spiderweb to the tree. Once we address those, all the other issues become significantly easier to address and sometimes simply fade away.

I use a blend of coaching and mentoring and lean into coaching first.

 

My underlying assumption is that you are naturally creative, resourceful and whole. You know your situation better than I ever will, so you're in the best position to develop the solution and plan that will work best for you. Through asking questions, holding up a mirror to what I'm observing, synthesizing your thoughts back to you, and sharing my intuitions, you develop deeper awareness and clarity. 

There are times when I share thoughts or information. I offer these ideas without attachment for you to experiment with or bat away as you see fit.

I'm an active thought partner and cheerleader. I'll help you recognize and celebrate your successes and be more self-compassionate. I use a variety of  methodologies based on what I feel would work best and am open to your suggestions too. Sometimes clients benefit from very clear, simple tactics. Some clients benefit more from having a clear vision of their values and who they want to be. Often it's a blend.

How do I decide who is the best coach for me?

It’s really a question of fit. Do you feel safe and supported? Do you feel you will be stretched? Can you be honest and forthright? Is your coach excited to work with you on your goals? Does the coach’s training and approach align with your needs? I highly recommend you do a sample coaching session before committing. You may want to speak with a few coaches before choosing.

How do you meet with your clients?

We meet via phone, web conferencing or in person as geography permits.

What results can I expect and how long will it take?

Most clients achieve the goals that brought them to coaching and other goals they didn't realize they had. Their confidence, skills, excitement, self-awareness, and joy grows. I know it's time to challenge whether they still need coaching when they start coaching themselves to solutions with very little input from me.

Results and time vary by individual. To support this, I offer flexible coaching arrangements instead of coaching packages. We can meet weekly, biweekly, or monthly for 30 to 60 minutes each session. Coaching can end with 2 weeks notice. We align to goals every session and check in at minimum every 2 months to reflect on learning, check progress against goals, and reestablish the focus areas.

 

Some clients achieve a breakthrough in as few as 2 to 3 sessions and then move to ad hoc coaching or end the coaching completely. More typically we meet weekly or biweekly for the first 2 - 4 months and then may reduce frequency or length of sessions as the core issues are addressed. I check regularly to see if you feel the coaching is still worthwhile. If I feel a coach or professional with a different specialty would be more beneficial, I say so.