I’ve come a long way, and thank you for your critical role in career and personal developments. When we started coaching, I was so entrenched in the law I couldn’t see my way forward. You reach a stage in your career when you know success depends on more than technical expertise and that distinguishing yourself requires greater self-awareness and interpersonal skill. Coaching helped me develop those abilities. Your deep understanding of legal and non-legal worlds helped me break free from a herd mentality and start questioning and exploring what was important to me, so that my next career step felt authentic and exciting. I finally understand, and agree, that it’s my life and my choice. Thank you for saying that over and over and over and over.
Attorney, Pharmaceutical Company, New Jersey
I’ve never actually met Lisa but she changed my life. I‘d coached before and was a little skeptical -- but also had hoped that maybe this time something would be different. Lisa heard my hope and championed that part of me. My true path has always been writing but I typically veered from that path because I was listening to my “inner saboteurs,” also not a new concept to me. Lisa provided just the right amount of push for me to finally shout them down. I applied to graduate school for an MFA in creative writing and was just accepted. I’m almost 60 years old -- living proof that it’s never too late! I am confident that I would not have taken that step were it not for my work with Lisa.
Writer & Psychotherapist, Massachusetts
I started working with Lisa because I felt stuck in my job. While she helped me do important work to start my career transition, her most significant contributions to my life were unexpected. Lisa was able to help me shift my overall mindset, gain confidence in myself, and even open up new channels of communication with my husband. I'm very happy I decided to work with Lisa.
White Collar Crime Attorney, Boston Law Firm
From our first session it was obvious that Lisa is one of those rare individuals who has the gifts of insight and intuition coupled with real work experience to bring it all together. With Lisa I truly felt I had a partner in my career management. In our sessions I tackled issues I knew existed -- and discovered and resolved issues that I did not know were there. I am convinced that the lessons I have taken from my time with Lisa will serve me for a lifetime.
Attorney, Wall Street Law Firm, New York
From my initial phone call with Lisa, I knew I wanted to work with her. Lisa exemplifies a "coach" -- she truly has a gift. Her level of intuition and personal insight is preternatural. She is positive, generous, and kind, but also honest and rigorous. My biggest struggle was (and still is) identifying what I want and finding the motivation to pursue it. To be honest, I had a lot of shame about that and thought it would be total barrier to a successful coaching experience, but Lisa did not see it that way. Her open-mindedness and encouragement helped me open up, start looking at the tools I already have, and, ultimately gain some mastery over the feeling of simultaneously wanting change and being afraid of it. At the end of our coaching sessions, I had identified and addressed some major personal and relationship-related barriers to change, and had a newfound sense of purpose and a sense of a workable plan for the next couple of years -- which was exactly what I wanted and needed. I cannot recommend Lisa highly enough and really value my relationship and time working with her.
White Collar Defense Attorney, International Law FIrm, New York
I highly recommend Lisa Hart. She was instrumental in helping me figure out what I wanted my next move to be and preparing me for it. Then when an opportunity that I never imagined came along, she prepared me for that as well. She helped me draft my resume and she supported me while I dealt with monumental career changes.
Real Estate Attorney, Private Practice
As an attorney contemplating an anxiety-inducing career transition after nearly nine years in practice, I am inordinately thankful to Lisa for her guidance throughout the process of finding a profession outside of the law that better aligns with my personal values. In particular, the self-discovery exercises that I did with Lisa were illuminating. I am also very grateful for the lasting takeaways from coaching: a heightened awareness of how my own self-limiting beliefs and mental habits were acting as barriers to making a career choice that was distinctly my own. I really needed and got a coach that truly championed me, and did not let me "settle" for the safe, unsatisfying status quo. Thank you Lisa for always being in my corner, even when I wasn't.
Attorney, San Francisco
Over the course of my consultations with Lisa, I learned a great deal about myself. Through her thought-provoking, probing and soul-searching questions, I was able to address and resolve issues that were stumbling blocks in my professional and personal development. I definitely had moments during our sessions when I was not entirely “there” but Lisa was ALWAYS able to pick up on my mood (no matter how I tried to mask it) and by the end of each session I was always in a better place. Most importantly, the lessons and insights I took away from my sessions with Lisa remain with me today and have provided me with the ability to address limiting beliefs by myself. Lisa, you are a rock star and I thank you for everything!
Attorney, Wall Street Law Firm, New York
I thought that I knew what I wanted in a job, but Lisa helped me break down and examine the aspects I found most important in my career. I was truly surprised to discover what mattered most to me was not what I had been pursuing. With Lisa's help I was able to articulate exactly what I was looking for, and my ideal job found me as a result. She was invaluable throughout the interview process, helping me craft a whole and concise message of what strengths I brought to the table. A month into my new job, I am more at ease than I have ever been and have far greater confidence in my career path than ever before. I can obfuscate and hide the truth even from myself. Lisa was able to cut through my own roadblocks and deftly guide me to finding answers for myself. I am forever in her debt.
Dir. of Digital Creative, Internat’l Family Entertainment and Media Enterprise, Los Angeles
I chose to work with Lisa because of her 20+ years Wall Street experience. Her work-life insights were invaluable for what I needed in a coach. I came to her when I was feeling stuck in my career. I was becoming frustrated and bitter, which often affected my personal life. Lisa coached me into re-gaining my confidence, which allowed me to find a new job and take my career to the next level. She raised my awareness about the benefit of being more mindful in my everyday living and I definitely appreciate the “small things” on a much greater scale than I had. I also realized I wasn’t living a life of choice; I was checking boxes, striving to just get through the day. Lisa opened me up to living, enjoying life and being a better person. She is extremely insightful; she digs deep, you do things that might be out of your norm, but if you embrace it, it will take you to new heights. The tools she has given me will forever be part of my day-to-day. I highly recommend Lisa to anyone who is looking to make a change in his or her life.
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Pennsylvania
Lisa, your deep capacity for understanding one’s problems has truly helped free me. Whatever the issue, you put into words what you hear me feeling or struggling with. That, in turn, helps me to find my voice. With you, I have been able to push through issues that previously had me “stuck” and achieve clarity, and a sense of peace and well-being. My time with you is invaluable. You are truly “one of a kind."
Vice President, Global Advertising/Communications Company, New York
From our first meeting, it was evident that Lisa was an exceptional person and that we would have a productive relationship. Lisa is intuitive, insightful, and an excellent listener. Her enthusiasm is palpable, as is her wish to help others reach their goals by learning more about themselves and understanding what motivates them. When we began working together, I was contemplating a complete change of my professional life and was going through some challenging personal issues. Lisa helped on both fronts by getting me to articulate, with her guidance, what really motivated me, and to identify what was not working in my current way of doing things. Armed with this self-knowledge, and a new understanding of the importance of self-care, I left our time together with a new set of principles and the ability and willingness to make personal and professional choices that will be enriching and rewarding. Thank you, Lisa!
Attorney and Real Estate Investor, New York and San Francisco
Coaching with Lisa is both insightful and energizing. She helps me to see my blind spots in a very nonjudgmental and loving way and knows how to take me outside of my comfort zone in an effort to help me overcome my fears and old “stories.” Lisa listens, is compassionate and doesn’t give up. She asks powerful questions that cut through, and she won’t let me off the hook. Lisa believes in me when I don’t believe in myself but that belief helps me maintain momentum and positivity. I have come to believe that I can overcome any obstacle. And, I am not alone. Lisa is there along side me every step of the way. Thank you, Lisa, for your passion, commitment and big heart. You inspire me.
Coach and Entrepreneur, New York
Lisa brings active listening to her coaching and, as a result, "hears between the words." She asks questions that facilitate a new level of self-awareness. Lisa does not provide answers nor solve problems. Instead, she helps me navigate through complex and vexing situations until I arrive at what feels like an empowering solution that enables me to move forward.
Attorney, K Street Law Firm, Washington, DC
Lisa is doing something she was born to do. Lisa's intuition, compassion, gift for coaching and love of people and helping others was a major factor in my ability to move forward in the greatest way possible during one of the most devastating times of my life. Lisa helped me see how my thoughts goals, dreams and aspiration were going unfulfilled and I was living life with the brakes on. I am now living fully.
Dir. of Diversity, Consulting Firm to Fortune 500 Companies, New Jersey
Lisa is aptly named because she is a woman of deep heart. Coaching with her feels safe and she points out the road to greater learning about myself and what I'm up to. If you're ready to gain a new level of understanding about yourself and take action to get unstuck, Lisa is an excellent guide to your new life.
CTI Coach, New York
Through her coaching, Lisa has enabled me to make changes in time-management and self-care that I have never been able to make on my own. She strikes the right balance for me between pushing me to have what I want while completely respecting my views and perceptions. Her genuineness in wanting to help me is obvious in many ways, not the least of which is how very happy she is about my success! I feel excited and energized by my ability to finally put behind me years of knowingly detrimental behavior, and by the many new possibilities that are becoming available as a result.
Language Teacher, City University of New York
I love how you are on my side. I love how I feel listened to and REALLY heard. I love that you want for me what I want for myself, seems strange for that to be rare but most people have their own agenda for you. I like seeing myself through your eyes.
Yoga Instructor and Practitioner, New York
Lisa has truly found her calling. Her passion, intuition, knowledge and insight are always apparent. Lisa's undergrad psych major and higher legal education combined with her professional work as a Wall Street lawyer, her coaching expertise and personal life experience make her a PERFECT fit for the practice. I'd originally signed up for coaching thinking I'd get a "task master" to crack the whip and help me get things done. Instead I found that working with a coach is a journey of discovery that translates into creating an awakening of sorts. I've gotten so much personal insight and useful perspectives from working with Lisa, which I will continue to use and benefit from for the rest of my life. Lisa is strong, very warm and kind, and I always feel she is truly interested in help me get what I want and need for myself. She is a gem!
Self Employed Graphic Designer, New Jersey
I started working with Lisa after leaving an 18-year career in finance. After our first session, I felt an instant connection to her, and knew I had met my coaching “soul mate.” I felt completely lost in my life . . . career-wise, romantically, etc. and over the next 18 months, Lisa continually challenged my limits and took me WAY outside my comfort zone. There were periods when I felt completely stuck and depressed, when I believed I was “uncoachable” and truly felt like things would never come together for me. Lisa never once gave up on me! Because Lisa really listened to me and intuitively knew what would resonate with me, she was able to continually find new ways to help me get “unstuck." I am now working my way up the ladder in a new and more fulfilling career and I have found the love of my life . . . 2 things I didn’t think were possible. Additionally, I always felt like friends and family were taking advantage of me because I could never say no, and I was beginning to feel resentful and angry. Through my work with Lisa, I really learned to focus on what would work for ME, rather that what I thought was expected of me. I have now successfully created boundaries for myself which, in turn, has led to healthier relationships with those closest to me. Lisa was definitely the main catalyst for getting me to where I am. Lisa believed I could achieve everything I wanted in life, when I didn’t think I could. I don’t believe I have ever met another person with a heart as big as Lisa’s, and I am so grateful she is in my life!
Freelance Production Coordinator, New York
Lisa is a powerful and insightful coach. Her coaching is informed by her successful career as an attorney, which positions her particularly well to have an understanding and deep compassion for the challenges professional women face. Lisa has been a powerful ally in my professional development: her ability to facilitate insight, tell the truth with compassion, and help develop practical, inspired, solution-oriented next steps is truly remarkable!
Sr. Business Analyst & Relationship manager, Financial Service Firm, New York
Lisa helped me prepare for a difficult compensation conversation, after a colleague was given credit for business that I had generated. I have no trouble advocating for others -- am in fact very good at it -- but I have a great deal of difficulty advocating for myself. Lisa helped me overcome my fears and discomfort so that I could present the facts and my expectations clearly and strongly. Lisa coached me in formulating the best way to make the strongest case for myself, in the way that was most comfortable for me. Lisa's support and encouragement as well as her coaching expertise, were invaluable. During and after my conversation I felt confident and complete about how I conveyed my message. I don't think I would have felt that kind of resolve without Lisa's coaching and I continue to enlist her support for hard conversations.
Partner, Wall Street Law Firm, New York
Lisa has an incredible ability to cut to the heart of the matter. Time and again her intuitive capacity combined with her sharp perception and her power of articulation molded our interaction in a way that lifted me to a place of greater insight and empowerment. She is brave, she is curious, and she has been, from the get-go, entirely committed to the process of aiding me to achieve those aspirations that are truly dear to my heart.
Community Coordinator, Vancouver, British Columbia