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Meet Lisa

Life & Leadership Coach
Founder of Achieving Excellence

Hello, my name is Lisa, the founder of Achieving Excellence. Thank you for joining me! You may be wondering why I chose this name. Truth be told, it’s inspired by one of my favorite quotes:


“Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise; risking more than others think is safe. Dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible.”



The definition of achieving excellence is different depending on who you ask; similar to the meaning of “success.” To me, achieving excellence is a journey to find that internal peace that keeps us stabilized and self-control that allows us to breathe when the world around us seems out of control.

You probably know the expression, “life is a journey.” Well, let’s get real, it is all about the journey.  The experiences we encounter, the friends we make, the people we meet, and the challenges or losses we face. Every step shapes and forms us in some way. This is most certainly true for me.


Throughout my journey, I believed I was in control, allowing influences in my life to guide my steps, defining my path. These influences included people I loved and respected: my parents, family, co-workers, and friends. I found success and happiness along the way, if measured by the world’s standards. Yet, I remained unsettled and constantly searching for something else to find fulfillment.

It wasn’t until August of 2012, as I walked alongside my dad during his final days, a reality hit and I was awakened to a new way of thinking, looking at life, and the world around me. It was then that everything started to change. Eventually, God brought about a plot twist in my life, and all my personal and professional experiences began finding expression in a way I would have never thought to choose.

I found myself out of my comfort zone, leading in areas that stretched me in unexpected ways. The amazing part was, through all the stretching and unknowns, I began to experience the internal peace I was longing for but didn’t realize I missed. When I allowed God to take the lead, direction, patience, and self-control started to find expression in my everyday life. I started an evaluation process on the aspects of my work that I enjoyed and I explored educational opportunities that would allow me to blend the two. I knew it was a passion and desire to walk alongside others and help them achieve more than ever dreamed possible. To achieve excellence, realizing the person God created them to be.

I believe we were all created in the image of God and we are all His beautiful children. He created each person with their own unique gifts and talents. Each of you has something to offer this world because you were created for a special purpose and I believe we achieve our purpose when rooted in our beliefs.


I desire to help and encourage you to discover your purpose, utilize your talents, and excel further than ever imagined. Achieving excellence means something different to each one of us. My goal is to help you discover what it means in your life.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you to navigate and overcome life’s obstacles. I value all people and their uniqueness. My leadership focus is driven by empowering others to achieve success personally and professionally. So let’s begin your journey to achieving excellence!

God Bless,




Lisa is a certified Consultant and Coach through Concordia University Irvine/Townsend Institute. Additionally, Lisa is a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, Strengths Champion Coach, and Transformation Life Coach. She holds an MA in Organizational Leadership and a BA in Business.


Lisa has been trained extensively by the Ramsey Solutions team and has completed Financial Coach Master Training. She has the heart of a teacher and bases her financial advice on the Ramsey principles. Lisa is also trained as a Stephen Minister and served as a Stephen Leader.

Lisa is equipped with knowledge and experience working in corporations, small businesses, and non-profits. She has led teams of all sizes across multiple ministry areas and is an experienced entrepreneur.


Lisa believes in a holistic approach to coaching, one-to-one and group coaching. The approach is focused on connecting the heart and the mind. Lisa believes this connection enables people to achieve real results personally, professionally, and spiritually, with lasting change.


She holds active memberships with the following organizations: Christian Coaches Network International, International Coaching Federation, St. Louis Association of Realtors, Missouri Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.

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Book Lisa for Your Next Speaking Engagement

Lisa has delivered leadership training courses, including key attributes, empathy, accountability, active listening, and conflict resolution to name a few. If you want a speaker for your corporation, non-profit, or church contact Lisa today.

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