My name is Lisa Marie Nelson but I usually go by 'Lisa' (unless I'm in trouble and then you can throw in the 'Marie').
I started out in life as an Oregonian but have lived in or visited nearly every state in the country (I'm coming for you, Alaska!).
I've been a seeker my whole life - searching for the next big challenge or great job - but I've always wanted to help. At different times in my life I've been a scientist working on life-saving medicines, a marketer, a consultant, and even (briefly) a welder.
Basically, I’m passionate about being multi-passionate!
I am an unapologetic optimist and always seek to find the positives in any situation. But, my life has not been a smooth road. There have been plenty of potholes. Some of my own making (fear-based decision making, anyone?) and some that were out of my control.
It's taken real work, hard work, to make conscious-based choices, to live according to my values and not seek the world's approval. A lot of that work has been through coaching (and therapy and lots of chocolate) - so I'm not just a coach, I'm a coach-ee. I've stood where you stand and know what it will cost to take that first step.
These days I think of myself not just as a coach but as an Energy Warrior.
And my work is far from over! As always, life is a journey not a destination and I work to follow my path every day. As the amazing Brene Brown might say, I am still "rumbling".
Besides being a coach, I'm also a triathlete, baker, foodie, writer, wanna-be farm girl, painter, intermittent yogi, knitter, daughter, sister, and friend. I cheer for Manchester City, the Pats, all things basketball and always cry when watching the Olympics.
I am lucky enough to share my life with an amazing partner and two loveable & loving rescue dogs, Jordan and Kona.