Who Invests in a Coach?
Usually I work with my clients on their marketing, copy and branding. It feels more genuine for you to hear about my work from the people have already invested in time with me as their coach, consultant, cheerleader, ass-whooper and strategist.
I had the honour of meeting with Lisa Van Reeuwyk one to one for a Ready, Set, Bloom! Strategy Session.
is a is incredibly professional and on task, respecting every minute we had to work together. She is not only a woman of action but a woman who lives out what she “preaches”. Time is a valuable resource and Lisa gives practical strategies to respect wise use of time through strategies affirmed by Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.Read More
Lisa is excellent at guiding you through the discussion to lead you to discover pain points in your life and in your business so that you can take action on them. I then received a very impressive “follow up file” shortly after our meeting with suggested action steps to turn my pains into profit. Lisa truly knows how to draw out the best in people.
I was so impressed by Lisa that I invited her to speak at our monthly Vancouver Mompreneur group meeting, where she presented and hosted a mini workshop. Lisa had them captivated from the start with her welcoming but firm commanding presence. The ladies loved her and ate up every tip she shared. I would welcome her back on stage anytime. She is a 100% giver and her energy is contagious!
Before I contacted Lisa I was feeling overwhelmed with my work/life balance and completely disorganized. I had difficulty prioritizing, staying present & focused. I wanted to use my limited time efficiently, to improve & grow my business but I had no clue on the exact steps to take & needed someone to hold me accountable. I felt overwhelmed with my responsibilities as a Mom with 2 young children & a small business owner working from home.Read More
Lisa provided me with the tools & knowledge needed to successfully use my time effectively & accomplish my weekly tasks. She taught me how to set reasonable weekly goals & held me accountable; every week, checking in to see how things were going, brainstorm new ideas or troubleshoot problem areas. She gave me new marketing strategies for my online platforms & helped me discover who my ideal client was, allowing me to reach & positively impact my target audience in everything that I did. She helped me balance out my weekly schedule so that I was fully committed on whatever goal I was working on, at the appropriate time, in order to yield the best result. She offered excellent guidance on the business side of things, that do not come naturally (finances, contracts, services, terms, etc). She was always supportive, always non-judgemental, always a positive vibe, and always knowledgable. Able to relate & understand what it means to be a “working from home, self-imployed Mother.”
Lisa is filled with wisdom. If you have a situation, Lisa has a story or a quote or a metaphor to perfectly describe it. Throughout our journey working together, Lisa helped me create daily rituals and simple practices which allowed me to be more present, less stressed, and feel more gratitude in my everyday activities. She believes that your most important work is your happiness, your overall well-being and your self care. When those are in place, you are able to fully bloom. She taught me how to uncover my true desires, for my business & my life & how to work hard everyday, so that you are always moving towards those personal desires & goals.
I firmly believe things happen, and people enter into our lives, for a reason…Read More
and I count my blessings that my path has intertwined with my fellow BossBabe and Mompreneur, Lisa.
To be honest, when Lisa and I first started talking ‘life’ I was not looking to buckle down and start tweaking my less desirable traits. For the first time in my life I was feeling rather professionally stable and satisfied, having navigated through 3 pregnancies and maternity leaves that disrupted the flow of this scatterbrained work-a-holic. But, there was a sizeable disconnect between the success I had achieved on paper and my overall happiness.
Through her exceptionally compassionate, genuine approach and questioning, Lisa helped unearth which bits were and were not actually working in my life, prioritize tasks to complete, and suggested fantastic books and educational material that tailored to my personality and overall life needs.
I will never forget her parting words to me on our last session – “Make this year about education”. She knew very well I had struggled to step outside my comfortable little bubble of knowledge with young children at home and a practice to run. That week I resolved to start chipping away at the parts of dentistry that had alluded me to date – Invisalign being one of them. I registered for a course that was aptly called “The Course That Changed Everything”. 1.5 years later, because of the skillset Lisa helped develop and a drive to reach outside my comfort zone to attain my personal and professional potential, I am now the Top GP Invisalign provider in all of British Columbia. The same girl who was once afraid of her own shadow, took those skills developed and perfected by Lisa, and now finds herself living her best life. I carry myself with a confidence and passion for not only dentistry but for life generally – indeed this seed she planted in me has take root, and the fruits of her labour are continuing to present themselves in the form of opportunity and growth. Finding myself wanting to pay it forward, I recently started training other dentists how to develop the practice of their dreams. In fact I’m writing this message en route to speaking at my first convention! Never in my wildest dreams could I have envisioned myself in this role. And there isn’t a doubt in my mind that I owe a great deal of my success to Lisa.
I absolutely believe that anyone would benefit from embarking on this journey. Lisa does not offer a cookie-cutter approach; rather she uses her wealth of knowledge and wisdom to bring upon positive change and momentum in whichever capacity a person desires. I cannot recommend her highly enough! Complete game changer!
My perennial challenge is to market myself with maximum efficiency–Read More
– connecting with the ideal clients and projects without expending excess resources (including money, time, and energy). During our session, I was impressed with Lisa’s ability to balance a coach’s intuition with a strategist’s analytical skills. She was able to provide insights that have positively impacted both my business and my personal/creative life. If you want a great blend of practical, grounded, strategic advice and insights for personal development, definitely seek Lisa out.
“Lisa has nurtured and nudged me out of my comfort zone,Read More
to focus on big picture goals for my business. With her insight, support and connections, I have updated my online presence and am working towards my ultimate goal of selling online videos to create a supplementary revenue source.
I recommend Lisa if you are looking for support and specific know-how to grow your business.”
I was feeling overwhelmed as a working mom with a business of my own.Read More
I wanted some clarity and strategy around how to succeed in all these different areas of my life. I was feeling very panicked and like I wasn’t winning at anything.
Lisa’s approach created so much clarity and in spite of my juggling act, she helped me implement systems and strategies to tame the chaos. Lisa helped me create actionable items that would help me move from feeling panicked to feeling calm.
As a result of working with Lisa I have transformed my sense of what winning really is for me in life. I have more confidence in saying no to things that do not align with my vision for my life. With Lisa’s help I have learned to trust my own instincts and to step in to my own power.”
Well where do I begin… I’m 48 years old and I’ve had my own business for 18+ years. I employ 14 beautiful employees all with extremely creative minds amynd personalities. I found that trying to manage my business, team and my personal life was getting to be a challenge, in other words I felt like I hit a brick wall head on!Read More
Somewhere along the way I had lost my confidence, my positive ness and my spark. I knew that in order for me to move forward I needed some help to steer me in the right direction and that’s when Lisa was referred to me from a dear friend who happened to be going through a similar situation.
Lisa is a beautiful soul inside and out. Her honesty and willingness to want to help you find direction, balance and happiness is incredible. I thank her from the bottom of my heart for this gift that she has and how she has guided me in the right direction!!
I remember my very first meeting with Lisa, I cried for 90 min straight, I’m not sure what she thought of me, or what she was getting into! Lol! After several meetings and a lot of homework/book reading and mirror work, I began to see my spark come back, my confidence was growing again and I was learning to love myself again.
Although it was the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through (admitting there is something wrong and if you don’t get help you won’t move forward) this was the best experience I’ve ever had.
I have to say, the best thing I have learned through my coaching journey is that I wasn’t alone in this; that so many women have gone through this.
I have to close with this; I learned a lot from my very first book that Lisa wanted me to read, The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz. I swear I’ve read it 17 times! My favourite agreement is “Don’t take anything personally” (something I’m still working on and will for the rest of my life).
I was having trouble prioritizing my life, was all over the place with no routine and was finding it hard to reach my goals without direction and a plan.Read More
Working with Lisa has been great! She first helped me with my mindset and gave me powerful tools to use to stay positive in a changing market. I was able to work on my daily routine, organize my finances and come up with positive affirmations to keep me on track. The most beneficial thing I learned from Lisa was my CEO time, spending time everyday on my business.
Lisa is awesome to work with! She is very supportive and really takes the time to understand what your needs are so she can help you in the best way that works for you! Lisa has helped me tremedlously by getting me on track and helped keep me accountable to my goals.
She helps in a non judgmental way to find out what is going on in your business and helps you set achievable goals then she helps you with a great strategic plan to achieve them!
Having a routine that I enjoy has made all the difference! Lisa helps make you realize anything is possible in your business and she is very motivating to work with. Lisa is not only a fantastic business coach but has become a trusted friend and advisor.
Thank you Lisa for helping me get on track and for helping me get to a place where I am running my business and my life with a positive attitude and enjoying it!!
“I was suffering from a major lack of focus,Read More
structure and tools with which to design, pursue and create a more solid foundation to build my life around. Working with Lisa changed all of that with her holistic and compassionate approach that examined every part of my life with self-love rooted at the core!
The coaching process has given me tools, confidence and a system to set in place, in order to move forward with my career search and designing a life that I love.”
I am a self-employed mother running two businesses and a young family. I found increasingly in my working life, where I put my energy often did not match what was truly important to me. My productivity was watered down across many commitments and I found it hard to put my energy forwards actualizing a creative future.Read More
Lisa helped me clarify my priorities, and reminded how to use my energy wisely. She brought forth her own ideas in business practices and marketing that have accelerated the growth of my primary business. She is organized, compassionate, and an active listener. The skills and ideas that have been cultivated with Lisa will help me grow my business for years to come.
I hired Lisa because I had gone through a few other “business” coaches that I just couldn’t connect with.
I didn’t need another person working on my business, I needed someone to help work on me. 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.Read More
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!
“I reached out to Lisa because I was having a hard time focusing my energy as my kids needed my time less and less. I was feeling overwhelmed with options and at the same time stuck in patterns that no longer served me with my role at home changing.Read More
While working with Lisa I am creating focus and in that have re ignited passions for my own goals. I am reminding myself who I want to be and practising showing up as her authentically, in all my circles.
The favourite thing I have learned is using my “living on purpose” sheets. They keep my focus on things that mean the most to me and don’t let ideas, connections, goals get lost in the business of life.
I think it is unique to find someone with such a strong business background who sees a new way of leading and running a business that is heart centered. If you want to “live a life that lights you up” invest in Lisa, to invest in yourself. You will serve larger, more authentically and the world will be better.”
Before I met Lisa, I felt like I was getting BURIED under deadlines
& demands from my home, work & family life. I procrastinate really well, but I finally realized that it was costing me time & money.Read More
Thankfully, my life is now heading in the right direction after hiring Lisa as my business/life coach. She has taught me simple and do-able skills that have allowed a super busy, scattered, burned out, mompreneur to get things done. It has been a true pleasure to work with Lisa & would recommend anyone her to anyone struggling to get their life sorted on all levels.
Thank you Lisa for helping me get back on track!
At the time I spoke to Lisa in my Ready, Set, Bloom! Strategy Session,Read More
my business was undergoing a huge transition. I was not feeing confident in which direction I should move forward in my work. Lisa listened to my story and guided me through an initial conversation starter that has ultimately led to significant growth and success in my business, Homeworks Etc.
I appreciate how her encouragement and feedback gave me the confidence to initiate my ideas for the future of my business and to finally realize that it was my self doubt that was holding me back. Sometimes it just takes one person to guide us and support us to move forward. Thank you Lisa!
“I participated in Lisa van Reeuwyk’s
workshop titled Conversations for Success as the Career Services Manager Dress for Success Vancouver.
Lisa shared amazing tips that really benefitted Dress for Success’ clients such as focus on positive thoughts before you go to sleep. Even when you sleep, which accounts for almost 1/3 of your day you want to stay focused on positive thoughts to attract more of these miracles into your life. The other really memorable tip is the mirror work that Lisa introduced in her workshop.Read More
We women are very critical of our looks and I found it difficult to stop the criticism and be kind and gentle to myself while looking in the mirror. However with practice I found positive self-talk while gazing at my image in the mirror has greatly improved my self-confidence and helped me to look at myself and others with a lot more compassion.
Lisa really helps people to bloom and I am so grateful that she is making this world a better place with her work.
I feel women who are struggling expressing their inner Goddess can really benefit from this style of workshop. I do not want to limit your audience.
I invited Lisa to speak at a health and wellness group I attend every week. The group was feeling unmotivated and a little disconnected and needed a way to get back on track. With Lisa’s empowering workshop and exercises, she brought the group’s harmony back together. In turn, this allowed many of us to recharge, refocus and achieve our personal goals.Read More
Juggling business and personal life can sometimes be overwhelming, distracting, and sometimes leave you with uncertainties. In turn, this can lead to business paralysis. When I first met Lisa, I was “stuck”. I knew I wanted to get to the next level of personal and business growth and could not do it on my own.
With Lisa’s step by step strategy plan personalized to me, I found myself getting “unstuck”. Just after one strategy session, I had more energy, improved mental clarity, better decision making which helped immediately attract the right clients and opportunities my way.
“Wow! When I booked a Ready, Set, Bloom! Strategy Session with Lisa I had too much going on and I was driving myself a bit crazy.Read More
I was spending a lot of time in an area that wasn’t making me nearly as much revenue as another area but I just couldn’t stop tending to it because I wanted to see it flourish!
Lisa was wonderful as she really honed in on my #1 mistake; I was taking on too much when I could have been sharing the workload better.
My session with Lisa was the start of a huge change! I ended up closing down that part of the business, let go of two people and went back to our businesses roots; simplifying our offering and making things manageable for my partner and I to handle again.
Lisa is very intuitive, as she almost seems to ‘know’ before even saying much of what your struggles might be. She is very good at seeing the blocks that are holding a business owner back and suggesting great ideas and strategies to help you get back on track.”