What they say ... without much prodding!
I worked with Lisa to revamp my brand messaging and she gave me tons of insight that led to an important shift in my business.
Within 6 months after working together, I was able to double the members in my program and increase my member retention.
Andrea Jones, Savvy Social School
When I started working with Lisa, I had felt scattered in my business as I had gone through a lot of personal evolution in a short period of time.
I saw myself serving several groups of people and had many ideas for how to help people in each of those groups. My messaging was not clear as a result. Lisa's approach required a lot of reflective work up front and provided the organization I needed to get clearer about who I would serve and how I would best help them.
I knew that clearer messaging would be key to helping me move forward and our strategy session helped me do just that. I'm excited to move forward with this new energy in my business!
Ashwini Nayak, Physician, Life & Leadership Coach, Speaker
I booked a Business Design session with Lisa because I was feeling like my business was flatlining. I wanted to re-evaluate my goals, business model, and jump-start a new year.
My session was EXACTLY what I needed. I saw a jump in sales, an expansion of my services, and new energy in my business almost immediately. She gave me some great ideas, connections, and most importantly, accountability. I know I'll refer back to our notes consistently as my business continues to grow.
Lindsay O'Donnell, Piquant Marketing
One year after working with Lisa, I get 3-5 discovery calls per month and 2-3 become clients. That’s a 50-60% conversion rate. And now I’m starting to get referrals!
The moment I started working with Lisa I had clarity - I realized I was ashamed of what I did. I believed in what I did but if I didn’t have the courage to step up and tell people that I did, it wouldn’t work.
I’d been in business for a whole year and I wasn’t getting any clients. I was trying to base my business on other people’s business models - working with lawyers for referrals that would feed me.
I realized I don’t have to be dependent on other people to get my business up and running. It had to come from me. That gave me the confidence to make changes and speak to people about it freely.
My website wasn’t converting at all. Lisa very quickly and efficiently helped me to structure it and change the language. I learned how to set up discovery calls and reconstruct my packages.
The moment we did that, within a month I started getting clients. And I didn’t have to sell them on what I was doing because my offers & pricing on my website were so clear.
Lisa helped me to think differently. You can’t take that back. She gave me confidence. If I didn’t have the confidence and clarity of what I was doing, I wouldn’t have reached out to my business partner for a new business we’re growing that has an even larger vision: giving people going through divorce more holistic support.
Lisa was easy to work with, I never felt stressed I didn’t have to go against who I was. I was being pushed out of my comfort zone but not far enough to quit.
Madhu Kanwar, Elixir Consulting
Matt Walker, Matt Walker Adventure
Jessica Vazquez, Jessica Vazquez Coaching
"I am feeling like there is something new in my business again. I am excited and challenged! I had a vision and Lisa helped me to get there!"
When I first hired Lisa, I was losing interest, bored and uninspired. I’d been doing it for 10 years. I felt there was not much inside me anymore and needed someone from outside to help me out. I knew there was still money in the business.
I had lots of success home-staging in the Chinese market but the competition was getting so high! I wanted to expand but didn’t have the confidence to reach English speaking clients.
Lisa pushed me to go hard and set goals using a fresh perspective. The most important thing that happened is that she opened up my mind to taking my business in a new direction.
We worked a lot on my website messaging which is critical to my success. I am now getting 60% of new clients from non-Chinese backgrounds. And my clients feel so confident that their house is going to sell because of my work.
Zoe Zhang, Zoeit Staging Inc.
"I’ve gone from chasing high maintenance clients to only working with those clients brands who I can help take to the next level."
The biggest outcome I got from working with Lisa was respecting the time I put into my work. I now have more client turnover, higher quality projects and bigger paycheques!
I know 100% that I am making money when I sit down at my computer, which I wasn’t doing consistently before. I now have the confidence to track all of my time and attract the kinds of customers who are happy to pay for all of the time it takes to make their brand a leading one.
I am focused on subject matter that I am truly passionate about - helping business owners who are making positive changes in their industries and communities. These are the people who are moving from being followers to leaders.
Leisa Johnson, The Lovely Studio
"Working with Lisa has allowed me to implement strategies I knew I should but needed that extra push as well as the encouragement that it was the right choice."
I knew I was ready to make some changes in my business, get clear on my vision and redefine my value proposition. The timing was perfect and I was ready to get to work! I'm super excited about what the future holds. I am super excited to see where my business can go with her strategic guidance!
Vairdy Frail, Vairdy Photography
"Lisa 'got' me immediately, and got my desire to build a business that would financially sustain me, but also have an impact."
I was feeling a little lost in making clear decisions on how to position my business--and I didn't realize how stuck I'd gotten, at some level hoping someone else would make those decisions.
She helped guide me to answers that came from within, and aligned with a growth plan. It felt like a big jump to hire her, but it was what got me to the other side of where I'd been stuck for so long and I am am now moving forward with so much confidence and power.
I really am in a whole new place after working Lisa for only three months. It's been hard but so wonderful.
Mia Scharphie, Creative Agency
"Lisa gave me the tools that I need to shoot higher and go for it and step out of my comfort zone."
I loved working with Lisa. I definitely would not be where I am and would not have accomplished what I’ve accomplished without working with her. She keeps me on track and pushes me.
There have definitely been times when coming into a session I think in my head there is no solution here and I don’t know how to move forward whatsoever and I come out of the session with thinking, “Wow, there is a way to move forward”.
The success of one thing leads to the next thing. It’s a snowball effect.
Inis Leblanc, Squamish Rebuild
"I now feel more full and more equipped to do the freaky challenging stuff that I am doing at the moment and just keep going."
Lisa is really awesome at what she does! With coaching there are two layers; 1) the practical action steps and 2) having the confidence and persistence to go and do it. She was able to help me with both. If I had only one without the other I would have been lost.
Lisa has a very human approach and yet isn’t a softy which is a difficult balance to strike. She exudes confidence, which is what I needed.
I approached Lisa to work together because I knew I wanted to take my career to another level and at the same time stuff was changing all around me. One of the things that I was looking for in a coach was someone I could call a friend. I wanted to work with someone who was bright and got the complexity of what I was doing - an entrepreneurial endeavor with a social change component.
The other thing that I wanted to address was conflict. In the past I would avoid it and I knew I wanted that to change. It was a challenging leadership lesson and working with Lisa really helped me to step up. It was huge a shift for me. Her support made such a difference for me that it’s hard to describe. It was life changing!
When we were working together it was at the early stages of my taking a very vague idea and developing it further. It was one of the hardest periods trying to get from vague idea to something solid and it required a lot of putting myself out there.
Bonnie Foley Wong, Pique Ventures
"I put it out there when we first started working together to launch a new local business network in Vancouver and within a year it was up and running with a strong board and well-attended events."
Working with Lisa as a business coach has been a dynamic process. At first I was skeptical about coaching because I didn’t think that I needed a witness but after just one session I realized that I did in order to grow.
Despite what I originally thought, working with Lisa has helped me to get very concrete and measurable results, including: moving from managing the day-to-day in my business to a place of being very intentional about who I wanted to serve and how to build relationships with them; getting my own contracts (moved from sub-contractor to project lead); and, working much more with the target audience I want to work with.
I could not have achieved all of this so quickly without the support of my coach!
Amy Robinson, Loco BC