A dedicated entrepreneur, writer and mother who delivers a healthy dose of empire building know-how to my work as a coach, speaker and workshop leader.
I bring an unshakeable faith to my work as a business development strategist and coach, delivered with a zesty dash of intuitive motivation and a double shot of growth mindset.
Your time is now.
A little bit about Lisa van Reeuwyk
…and no there won’t be spelling test at the end!
A born and raised British Columbia girl, I feel like a kid in a candy store, living, working and building empires (we all have one), while living in this coastal paradise in Vancouver, BC Canada.
My education, training and diverse experience in marketing, visual communications, business, sales & distribution, digital media production, management and coaching have served me well. I enjoyed a successful career in the fast paced television industry for many years. As the GM at a Vancouver based production company, I was blessed to produce, host and distribute hundreds of episodes of tv for broadcasters around the globe including PBS, Global, APTN and Shaw with series like Wings Over Canada, Discovering Great Towns and Canadian Biography Moments.
My thirst for knowledge and adventure led me to produce and host travel documentary series, taking me from the Arctic to Hawaii and many small town stops in-between. Interviewing people from all walks of life was a life-changing experience, I had somehow known all my life but never fully realized that people were really comfortable talking to me. Complete strangers would, and still do, apologize for sharing the intimate details of their lives and struggles with me, conveying how they don’t share so openly and honestly with anyone really, never mind someone they had just met.
I felt a calling.
I loved what I did and the more our company continued to bloom and the more I connected with the people we worked with the more I wanted to create, to inspire and to travel.
But life knocked me down on my knees instead.
The first week of October in 2008 my dad abruptly lost his battle with cancer. The second week of October I was re-structured out of my job with no options before me as my industry was crippled by the devastating housing bust in the USA.
I found myself without a father, without a job and a toddler at home. I felt completely shattered and unsure about what on earth I was supposed to do about anything. I had some big decisions to make.
Traveling extensively, closing big dollar deals, producing and hosting television shows while running a growing production company taught me a lot. Inspired by my father, a successful businessman and negotiator, and motivated by motherhood to have more freedom in my schedule to love and nurture my growing children, I embraced the challenge of entrepreneurship.
It was a bold & brave choice that hasn’t always been easy, but nothing worth having ever is. I am filled with gratitude each day that I had the strength to take this leap in my professional career.
I switched gears in 2009 and launched Bloom Business Development, later branding myself as Bloom Lisa, coaching & strategizing with my clients to:
live, work and play in full bloom.
Through one-on-one and group coaching programs, workshops and public speaking, my mission is to support women in business, leaders, innovators and visionaries like you, to lock the scattered puzzle pieces of your life into place and fill it in from the outside edges.
Rather than telling you about my coaching practice, I will leave that to a few of my cherished clients, who have graciously shared their personal stories of investing in coaching or workshops over on my testimonial page.
I hired Lisa because I had gone through a few other “business” coaches that I just couldn’t connect with. Read More
It is not always easy but she forces me to look at issues that are going on in my current life that are reflecting both positively and negatively on my work and career.
Lisa has helped me immensely to see what is important and what is not. Weed out what is working and what is not and most of all help me see what I am really meant to do in life. Which just so happens to be the complete opposite of what I am currently doing!
In 2015, I launched a new workshop, Conversations for Success with the internationally acclaimed non-profit group, Dress For Success, resulting in some of the most rewarding work I have done and new relationships that inspire and motivate me to do even more.
I have been busy speaking, leading and presenting my work to crowds both big and small, and coaching more and more women in business to overcome their limiting beliefs, tame the chaos and step way out of their comfort zones. I am passionate about providing tools & techniques to any woman who is ready to create abundance and happiness as they bring the thunder to their business development efforts.
On a personal note, I am blessed with two daughters, an incredible husband and a Maine Coon named Max who is quite the ladies man. I am deeply spiritual and have enjoyed reading Tarot & Oracle cards for over two decades now, constantly re-affrirming my beliefs in The Law of Attraction.
I believe the personal shows up in the professional, so I decided to share a few random facts about me and my life with you. I began my yoga practice in 1993 and plan to one day take my yoga teacher training to further deepen my practice. Each morning I thank my bed for a good nights sleep, which leads to other thoughts of gratitude as I enter into a 15 minute-ish morning meditation; my days are so much better when I meditate in the morning.
I have been a student of A Course in Miracles since 2013 and it has created a revolution of happiness in my life. My latest passion is essential oils and my collection is growing steadily; I slather them on my feet each night and my families feet whether they want me to or not. They keep us calm and motivated in the right situations, heal tummy ailments and boost our immune systems. Please let me know if I smell like a someone poured the entire collection of DõTerra over my head!! I bought my first Tarot deck at age 20 and buying card decks was my hobby before I switched to oils; I love pulling cards for my spiritually-minded clients and friends…so please don’t hesitate to ask me to pull a card for you.
I am a mompreneur who understands that no one works harder than women and absolutely no one works harder than a mother.
Why do I coach women in business?
My passion stems from my personal life experiences. For too long I watched as old stereotypes facing women in business were perpetuated, by both men and women. Often our role is played out unknowingly, and for many years I did nothing but play my part in them. Once a woman learns the full extent of her capacity and power, I like to call it magnificence, it can never be unlearned.
I look around the world and feel a great duty to continue to empower women, creating prosperity that can be shared with those who have not yet embraced the full extent of their magnificence. Until women sit at ALL the tables in life as true equals, from the dining room, the board room and the highest courts around the world, great suffering will remain in society.
Last year here in Canada, 2/3 of all businesses were started by women and 2/3 of those were started by mothers. Women are driving the economy yet somehow only 12% of female business owners in North America are earning six figures.
Let’s do something about that shall we?
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