What My Clients Have To Say About Business
Business & Career
I have been a client of Lisa Smith and Life by Design for 6 months. Lisa’s support has allowed me to look at myself and my business on a level that was much deeper than I imagined. She has a very unique way of making you feel supported and encouraged while holding you firmly accountable.
She helped me to change my attitude and my behavior in a way that has led me to a new stage of productivity. I made a commitment to doing what it takes to grow my business. Once I made that commitment and began using the tools that Lisa provided, I found it much easier to do the things that I did not like but were necessary. I am excited about what lies ahead and I’m not so afraid of the unknown.
Lori M. Hobson
It has been a great experience working with Lisa. She has helped me to set clearer goals, stay focused and most importantly strategies to conquer procrastination. She is extremely organized and professional and accommodating to my schedule. I really enjoyed her spot check calling to keep me accountable! I would recommend Lisa to anyone who is looking for a boost in the right direction.
Dale Carnegie Training
I had been trying to market my company, using all of the conventional methods, with no success. I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t seeing any results — after all, I was doing all the right things that are supposed to bring clients right to my door, right? WRONG!
I finally decided I needed some advice on what I was missing, so I began asking people if they knew of a successful business coach. Lisa’s name kept coming up so I decided I would call and ask if she could offer me any advice or suggestions. Lisa was extremely helpful and forthcoming with information I hadn’t considered before. She truly went the extra mile in offering suggestions when I wasn’t even officially a client!
The first of many things I learned is that, for coaches, the conventional methods just will not work. Lisa told me the exact areas I needed to focus on in order to increase my client base. It wasn’t long after our first meeting that I began picking up new clients and seeing a definite increase in my business. She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to marketing. Lisa has so much to offer those interested in getting their businesses off the ground and growing.
She not only offers excellent business advice and continued support, she also helps you keep your stress level down with various methods such as hypnosis and EFT. I have never been better!
Whether you are a new business trying to get off the ground, or you have an older business already well established, I would recommend Lisa without hesitation! Make an appointment with Lisa to see how she can help you and your business, as she did mine.
Virginia Beach, VA
Women2Women Career and Life Coaching
Before I started working with Lisa, I felt like I was running around in circles putting out fires and reacting instead of planning. Unorganized and unable to focus clearly on anything, I kept falling into the same old routine – which is what I was trying to get control of. I would just become exhausted and feel quite defeated in all aspects of my business and personal life. I was in desperate need of restructuring my business, getting focused, and determining the best direction for my business…in other words, I needed to regain control over my life…
I came to Lisa in need of coaching and it turned out to be the exact thing I needed in order to regain control! She keeps me focused, has given me techniques to help me move into a positive, productive direction. I am slowly taking small steps towards large goals until they have been completed.
In addition to the guidance from coaching, I have used hypnosis, EFT, and other techniques Lisa has taught me to enhance my results. Each added element seems to build on the previous and helps me to gain more control over all aspects of my life. These techniques are irreplaceable – I can’t imagine not utilizing each of them in my daily life.
I’ve gone back to my journaling (that she taught me to stick to), and seeing where I was 3 years ago and where I am now it’s quite amazing. I know I could not have made the progress in my business and my personal life without her help and guidance.
I am now confident that I can achieve whatever goals I choose as long as I follow Lisa’s techniques and keep taking consistent steps toward them.
I highly recommend Lisa to anyone – and I have!
Owner, MMA ProfessionalBookkeepingServices
I came to see Lisa to reduce or eliminate my habit of procrastinating from doing work. It was really starting to have a negative impact on my business. I always thought that I had to “make” myself do things even if I didn’t want to or they seemed hard. Dealing with this issue seemed like something that I should be able to overcome on my own, but, it was too hard and I never could do it.
Working with Lisa gave me the encouragement and tools necessary to help fight the habit. She taught me time management strategies, hypnosis, and EFT. The hypnosis and EFT were the most effective. I felt immediate improvement, even after only one session. Although I still procrastinate from time to time, I am much, much better than I ever was before. I also know if it gets out of hand again, I can start listening to my hypnosis CDs and use the EFT to get it under control.
Lisa provides a lot of information, giving you the tools you need to succeed in changing how your mind thinks. The whole process is very professional—not in any way cheesy or mystical or hokey. Lisa is very understanding; she doesn’t judge and doesn’t have any biases. She truly seems to care about making a lasting impact and change. I would highly recommend using her services.
Virginia Beach, VA
Prior to working with Lisa as a business coach, I had been spinning my wheels in all directions trying to figure out which strategies would be most beneficial in order to advance my Virtual Assistant business. I had no clue and felt like I was just feeling my way in the dark with no specific goal or direction.
I had observed Lisa helping many others regain direction, not only in business but in their personal lives as well. She had already helped me kick the habit of smoking (smoke-free since March of 2009) so I decided to give her a chance to see what she could do to help me be more focused and decide what direction I needed to grow my business.
She has given me various tools to use in order to remain focused…many specific ideas and steps I needed to implement in order to see a major change in my company. I was a tad skeptical at first, but through her help and direction, I have seen a noticeable increase in people wanting to know more and asking my advice on their own businesses!
I highly recommend Lisa to anyone needing focus…personally or professionally.
CEO, Virtual Reality
After feeling stagnant for years, not only with my career direction but also in my personal life, I decided I had to do something to make a change or I was going nowhere. I was not being held accountable by anyone, not even myself. I was unable to focus on any one particular thing to pursue. I was unable to get motivated which frustrated me even more. I needed to become more disciplined, learn how to set goals.
I decided to give Lisa a try and she changed my life around completely!
From our very first meeting, Lisa was very attentive and listened to what I had to say very intently. By doing so, she was able to tap into what drives, excites and motivates me in order to have that as a focal point. By focusing on how I felt when I did accomplish goals I would set, it added to my enthusiasm and motivation in achieving them.
She suggested I start out setting some short-term goals and she had me write them down. She helped me understand that by not only thinking about them, but actually seeing them written down, it would give me the motivation I needed to achieve them and serves as a reminder as to where I want to be. From the list I began, I have been able to accomplish most of them over the past 30-60 days!
What I did not expect to happen was the excitement I feel now that I know what drives and inspires me! I get excited just talking about the feeling of accomplishment and that just adds to my ability to take action.
I highly recommend that anyone who needs that breakthrough but are not sure how to go about it, work with Lisa to at least find out what’s holding you back and how you can get past it. Lisa, you have opened an entirely new life for me, and I’ve already begun writing my book.
MRB – Norfolk, VA
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