BSN, RN—Lisa is a Certified Professional Health and Wellness Coach, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, American Holistic Nurse’s Association Board Certified Nurse-Coach, Take Courage CoachingTM Certified Pain Management Coach, and a member of NAADAC, ICF, ATTUD and MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers). She has worked in the field of addiction and lifestyle change for the past 30 years. During that time she has had the opportunity to learn and teach relational skills such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and ACT. She has worked with impaired drivers in treatment and jail, as well as through mandated classes. In 2014, Lisa became a member of MINT. In association with Ohio State University and Vanderbilt University she has been involved with research projects to determine the efficacy of coaching as a means to affect healthy change in the chronic pain population. She has worked with Wellcoaches® Corporation on coaching research in association with Ithaca College. Lisa also coached corporate clients through lifestyle change for Vanderbilt University prior to starting her own company. She works with Take Courage CoachingTM as a coach, trainer and mentor. Seeing persons overcome resistance and ambivalence, maintain motivation for making healthy changes and take control of their lives to be their best self is what makes it all worthwhile.