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Lisa woke up on her fiftieth birthday needing change. It was before she woke up, with her eyes closed, heart racing, and mind running 100 miles an hour, that she knew, “This is not sustainable.”

Her mission became to guide leaders and entrepreneurs to create a saner approach to success. She’s spent the past 30 years as a five-time entrepreneur, with a list of certifications: The ONE Thing Facilitator, Co-Active Coach, and graduate of Tara Mohr’s Playing Big Facilitators Course.

Lisa’s clients have dubbed her “the hand-holding ass-kicker,” she matches just the right amount of push with a dose of love. She brings clarity, compassionate curiosity, and a healthy dose of humor to all she does.

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With each “YES” and “NO,” you’re ‘setting in’ the invisible line of boundaries that shape your freedom, choices, opportunities, and especially, your most important relationships. “NO” is required to Intentionally and consistently move you closer to your vision of the life and relationships you want.


To create the impact and income we desire, we need to have clarity about what we want and HOW we go about getting it. Not everything matters equally, in life and in business. The power to create the future we want is in the Pause.


If you’ve ever Googled ‘Work-Life Balance’…this is for you. Overcome the obstacles that get in the way, and create the impact and income you desire, with the work-life alignment you deserve. Learn how to better manage work and life activities and establish effective boundaries.

Lisa had our group on the edge of their seats within the first few minutes by bringing her strong presence, story and valuable insights to the simple yet difficult to implement work-life alignment.

Michelle McGlade

Managing Director of Greater Burlington, eWomenNetwork, VT Chapter

Thank you, Lisa, for your amazing presentation on Sustainable work-life balance! It was truly informative, inspirational, valuable, and had great takeaways that could be incorporated into one’s life immediately!

We have been receiving great reviews from attendees. Thank you again for being one of the speakers to help make our Women in Leadership conference a huge success!

June Hibbs

Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Vermont Bankers Association

I’ve had the pleasure of bringing Lisa Danforth in as a virtual speaker to Best Friends Animal Society a couple of times now. The topics she has covered for our staff have received high accolades and been helpful to employees both personally and professionally.

In today’s fast-paced world, people easily get caught up in ‘what needs to be done and how quickly’ and lose sight of ‘how we get it done’, meaning the energy, intent, and confidence in how we reach our goals. Lisa helps put perspective on what’s possible when we remove our own roadblocks, get clear about what we want and remain confident in our ability to do it, without sacrificing ourselves or others. 

Lisa is a breeze to work with. She listens actively to learn about the culture and employee needs ahead of time which makes her workshop relevant and engaging. I would highly recommend Lisa in a speaking capacity or as an individual coaching resource. She does not disappoint! 

Janis Cooper