Lisa Kaplin in the Media


Lisa Kaplin, Psy. D, CPC is a certified Life Coach and Psychologist at Smart Women Inspired Lives. She is the proud owner of Smart Women Inspired Lives, where she helps overwhelmed and exhausted women move from the feeling of being “stuck” into a life filled with calm, confidence, and joy. In addition to the posts and articles she writes, she offers individual and group life coaching sessions, classes and speaking engagement opportunities.


Undue Anxiety podcast: On Silencing The Voices in Your Head

Undue Anxiety podcast logoLisa is the featured expert in this episode of the Undue Anxiety podcast.  She takes aim at the voices in our heads that tell us we’re not good enough and deconstructs them with a number of very important questions: Are these voices even real? Whose voice is it? Are they serving you or making you happy? What if you changed it to a different voice, something more positive and nurturing? How would this change your life? 

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Your Tango: Featured Expert for ‘Quickies’ Video—Be Confident! Ask For a Raise

How to ask for the raise that you deserveLisa is the featured expert in Your Tango’s ‘Quickies’ video series, where life coaches give their advice about topics that women find relevant. In this video, Lisa talks about how to know when you feel fully deserving of asking for a raise, and how to put your best and most confident self forward when you are ready to take that step. 

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Your Tango: Featured Expert for ‘Quickies’ Video—Here’s The Key To A Happy Life!

YourTangoQuickie-How-to-be-happyLisa is the featured expert in Your Tango’s ‘Quickies’ video series, where life coaches give their advice about topics that women find relevant. In this video, Lisa talks about how to truly have a happy life. 

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Patch, Top 100 Blogger

Lisa Kaplin, Psy.D, Life Coach and blogger, received a Top 100 Blogger award from Patch Lisa received the distinction of being a Patch Top 100 Bloggers (out of over 22,000 bloggers from Patch nationwide. She writes articles for several online resources, including Your Tango and the Buffalo Grove edition of Patch.


Live Class Featured Expert: The Perfect way to Parent

limpactADHDogoLisa was a featured expert on this live audio class The Perfect way to Parent:  Helicopter vs. Free Range. ImpactADHD brings you ADHD parent support that gives you ways to more confidently deal with a child with ADHD, and rediscover the joy in parenting.

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Radio Interview Featured Expert: The Power Hour of Transformation

Blog Talk Radio Interview with Lisa KaplinLisa is interviewed on The Power Hour of Transformation radio show by Ha Tran and Marybeth Hrim about the importance of gratitude.

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Featured Expert in PsychCentral: 20 Ways to Relax and Unwind

pschcentrallogoLisa was consulted and featured as an expert in the article “20 Ways to Relax and Unwind” for Psych Central. In her mention, Lisa shares insight about journaling as a stress relieving method. If you’d like to read the article in its entirety, visit this link:

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Featured Expert in PsychCentral: How to Talk to Your Kids When You Think They’re Using Drugs

pschcentrallogoIn another Psych Central article,“How to Talk to Your Kids When You Think They’re Using Drugs,” Lisa was featured as an expert again. In this excerpt from the article, Lisa shares her insight: Avoid letting your anger and frustration spill over into the conversation. According to Lisa Kaplin, Psy.D, a psychologist and life coach who teaches parenting classes, “The best way to approach your child is with delicacy, not drama. If you approach them with panic, anger, aggression or accusations, you can be sure your child will tell you absolutely nothing.”

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CBS2 Chicago News Interview: How To Ask For Raises

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Lisa is interviewed by CBS 2 Chicago’s Dorothy Tucker in this news segment titled Expert Advises Women How To Ask For Raises

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Podcast Interview: Lauran Star on Contact Talk Radio

Lauran Star Consulting | Lauran Star RaduazoJoin Lisa Kaplin as she discusses the three easy and powerful ways to end the bitch/yell/nag/whine/pout/ doom loop to get exactly what you want and feel confident and calm in the process. Lisa will tell us how to:

  • Know exactly what you want, how to ask for it, and not leave any victims behind
  • Gain the confidence to know that you have the right to ask for what you want and how to ask for it with your new found confidence
  • Change the relationships you have with family, co-workers, and friends from contentious and awkward to respectful and beneficial for all.

Lisa Kaplin is a psychologist, life coach, blogger, and professional speaker. She is the owner of Smart Women Inspired Lives, where she helps women who are feeling “stuck” to shed the weight of guilt, obligation, and people-pleasing so that they can take ownership of their own life with calm, confidence, and joy.

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Bentley University’s Advancing Women in the Workplace Idea Exchange

BentleyUniv-IEThe VIVA CWB Advancing Women in the Workplace Idea Exchange through Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business invited women from across the country to share their personal experience and professional expertise to come up with ideas about how to end the talent drain and keep women on track to senior management at American corporations. Lisa was honored to be chosen to be a contributor to this comprehensive report. She will be part of a group of women who present the report both to the White House and to other corporate leaders.

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Featured Expert in Marie Claire: Why Men Think They Deserve Sex from Women

marie-claire Lisa was the featured expert for the Marie Claire article “Why Men Think They Deserve Sex from Women, a discussion about mass murder Elliott Rodger on the UCSB college campus.  “The wording we use around dating – saying we’re going to catch somebody – suggests that men are entitled to sex with women.”  The lack of prevailing violent tendencies among women is likely a combination of hormones and environment, she says. “Women look to connect, versus disconnect. If you’re connected, how likely are you to be violent to somebody?”

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Featured Expert in Marie Claire: Reclaim the Weekend

marie-claire Lisa was the featured expert for the Marie Claire article  “Reclaim the Weekend. Full time working women with children spend 15 hours per week doing the cooking and cleaning compared with only six hours per week for men.  “When your mind is being pulled in so many different directions, you’re never really enjoying anything and your mind is never ‘stilled’,” reveals psychologist and life coach Lisa Kaplin. This lack of stillness, she adds, prevents us from unwinding. 

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