Meet Lisa


What I’ve Learned and How I Can Help You

Lisa Kaplin with her goldendoodle, GingerA few years ago I was laughing at something that my children had said and my oldest son looked at me and said, “Mom, I love when you laugh like that.  You don’t do it very often.”  I was shocked and a bit taken aback until I realized how right he was.  I hadn’t felt joyful and engaged in the world since I had graduated from my doctoral program in psychology.  I loved being home with my children yet something was dramatically missing from my life.

After doing quite a bit of soul searching and training to be a life coach, I realized that I’d been living a “should” life.  I should be putting everyone else first.  I should be happy to be focused on my family and not my own dreams and wishes.  I should be thinner, prettier, and younger looking at all costs. I shouldn’t use my voice to ask for what I want and I should have perfect children, a perfect marriage, and a perfect home. I decided to shed the “shoulds” and add the wants and the dreams and the joyful fun back into my life.  I got clear on what I wanted for my family and myself and I’ve never looked back.

Now I help overwhelmed and exhausted women who have that “something’s missing” feeling.  I help them face their fears, step out of their comfort zones and walk right into true happiness and fulfillment. I am now the proud owner of Smart Women Inspired Lives where I do individual and group life coaching, blogging, and public speaking.  Helping other women to step out of that stuck feeling and into calm, confidence, and joy is a dream come true for me.  I’ve been laughing a whole lot more and I help the women I work with to do the same.

Lisa’s Coaching and Speaking Certifications

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I’d like to say thank you to Snap Web Video their expertise in directing and editing my Building Self Confidence Right this Minute Video Series. They did a wonderful job in helping me through the filming process and in helping me create this product.