Lisa is a Coach and on the Coach Training faculty. She is an RN, an AHNA-board certified coach, and a Tobacco Treatment Specialist.  Lisa constantly builds on her coaching knowledge, and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Before joining Take Courage Coaching™ she was a nurse and a coach at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Lisa watched her mother live with chronic pain and faced a stint of it herself after a surgery—experiences that help her understand the frustration and decline of self-confidence when a person lacks the knowledge to cope. She loves watching her clients become motivated to make lifestyle changes that reduce their pain. Lisa lives with her husband in Tennessee, where she enjoys everything that grows.