Hey there! I’m Lisa, and I’m a career strategy coach.
I help big-hearted people who are feeling stuck in their current jobs find the work that “fits” who they are. I do this by helping you clarify who you are, what you want most, what a great job for you looks like, where to start your search, and how to make a transition in the easiest way possible.
The reason I do this work is that if your job qualifies as someone else’s “dream job”– but not your own — you’re spending way too many hours every week at work to not make a change into work that will bring you joy.
My own journey started when I entered the working world after college and climbed my way up the corporate marketing ladder, like a good girl.
I put in the hours and rose quickly within the companies where I worked, keeping any hint of anything dissatisfaction hidden. But while I was trying so hard to make my job work, I was craving a life that felt more like me.
So I poured my energy and savings into amazing trips:
- In 2011, I took my first cross-oceanic flight(s) and went to Japan in the spring, and then England in the summer
- In 2013, I took 19 days off to go and explore Italy all by myself (and no, I am not fluent in Italian!)
- And in 2014, I took 24 days to see Argentina, Brazil, and attend the World Cup in Rio.
And it hit me: while travel was completely amazing (and something I still do), I wanted to know: what if I designed my work and life so that I didn’t constantly want to escape?
When my boss would ask me to work on Thanksgiving or jump right back into work hours after finding out my grandfather died, I could feel the rage blackout coming on, and something inside of me said, “there has got to be a better way”.
It wasn’t just me. It seemed like almost every one of my friends in their 20s and 30s was going through a period of crisis, wondering “Is this all there is? Will the next 30 years in the working world feel like this, too?”
So I had a mission: figure out how to keep people from experiencing chronic anxiety, stress, frustration and pain around their work.
In my research, I began seeing certain trends across the board about work that employers weren’t talking about, and I knew I wanted to help people manage their career transitions as easily and peacefully as possible.
So after spending nearly a decade in digital marketing and becoming an expert in branding and advocacy, I made the pivot to launch my career coaching business so I could better tap into my own strengths: working 1-on-1 with individuals to figure out what kind of work fits you.
Over the past few years, I’ve gotten my coaching training in the Pivot Method and the World Coaches Institute, and apprenticed with top career coaches so I can do the best possible work with — and for — you.
I’ve been officially running my coaching business since 2015, and in that time I have helped more than 250 individuals move into more fulfilling, yummy careers.
What you really need to know about me is…:
I believe it’s not just possible, but imperative to be happy in your job. I believe life is too short to settle for anything less than awesome in your work life. I believe stress should not be touted as a badge of honor. I believe we each have unique gifts and skills that the economy can recognize and reward.
And I believe that sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to take leaps in our careers — because smart risks can lead to big rewards. I don’t care whether you’re 34 or 64 years old: it is NOT too late to make a shift into doing work you actually want to do.
I do career coaching for people who want to stop outsourcing their own lives — and start actually living them.
The people I work with are craving the ability to live their most authentic, whole lives — and are ready to embrace the person inside who dreams, who isn’t afraid, who knows they’re meant for bigger and more fantastic things. Your inner professional badass, if you will.
“Working with Lisa Lewis has helped tremendously. I’ve never been more full of life and excited for this new chapter.” – Jason, St. Louis, MO
Hearing that kind of feedback is why I do what I do — I love helping people turn their dreams into their reality.
Speaking of dreams, here are some recent stories from my clients:
- Kevin pivoted from management consulting into market research for a tech startup and scored a 45% pay increase
- Jillian amplified her impact in the education sector by starting her own podcast
- Rachel started her own side-hustle Etsy jewelry shop
- Erin made the time in her busy schedule to fundraise for production of her debut recording album
- Debbie transitioned into making double her old salary in a 6-figure sales job she’s thrilled about
“Lisa has an amazing positive energy and is incredibly intuitive. She can easily and genuinely connect with anyone – ensuring you feel comfortable from the start and making it easy to open up. I would encourage anyone seeking a career coach to help them figure out their path (and hold you accountable for taking steps towards it) to work with Lisa!” – Nicole, San Diego, CA
If you’re dying to know more, here are 3 things most people don’t know about me:
- I am an introvert! For those of you who love personality assessments as much as I do, I’m a textbook INTJ. I am also definitely a Ravenclaw.
- I’m planning a 6-month trip around Europe and South America, starting later in 2017. Think: Croatia, Italy, France, followed by Peru, Chile, and Uruguay.
- I almost went to grad school to get my master’s in clinical mental health counseling. (I withdrew from the program 24 hours before the first class would have started.) That exploration and decision is a big piece of my own career journey!
If you’re looking for help breaking through the barriers between you and a career where you’re feeling flow, ease, and joy, I’d love to work with you, too!
Intrigued about working together? Here’s your next move: take a look at my signature program and submit your coaching application.
I can’t wait to get to know you and see how we can help you strap a jetpack on your career growth!
Looking for a bio for a speaking engagement? Try this one:
If there’s a job out there, Lisa Lewis has probably done it. She’s the founder and lead coach of So Much More: Career Strategy Coaching, helping multipassionate individuals find their dream careers.
Her path evolved into coaching naturally: Lisa’s experience most recently included working as a senior career services specialist for 2U, a public, high-growth higher education technology startup in Maryland.
Prior to that role, she was an digital marketing account supervisor at Edelman, the world’s largest communications firm. It was in this role she discovered her strength and passion for coaching and managing. In her tenure, she revived and ran the mid-level employee happiness and retention initiative as well as served as a regional driver for the company-wide women’s empowerment program.
She also has worked at the Bill of Rights Institute, Attention USA, the American Cancer Society, Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and CBS College Sports.
Lisa hails from Boulder, Colorado and received her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College in New York City.
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