Get clear on how you want to be living and start taking wise action to lead a life you love. I’m alongside you step-by-step bringing my unique expertise in “whole person” well-being. We can work together from anywhere in the world.
“No one in professional coaching is offering this combination of guidance, Lisa, let alone has the expertise in several modalities and knows how to integrate them the way I’ve experienced with you!” -N.R., professional coaching client.
Reasons People Hire Me as Their Coach
- “I feel stuck and don’t know how to move forward.”
You want direction, clarity, and change. As a skilled coach, I help you get clear on how you want to be living. As an intuitive coach, I hone in on what you really want and help you develop a plan to make it happen. I’m alongside you step-by-step as you get on that new path of finding that inner confidence, dealing with obstacles, and staying focused on your goals.
- “I need someone on my team.”
You need someone alongside you whose job it is to focus on and advise YOU, with zero need for reciprocation. You are done scouring the internet for generic “life path” ideas. You want personalized attention and curated advice for YOU that will help you make shifts. As a devoted coach, I focus attention on YOU. I talk straight but with gentleness. My clients comment that they notice the difference working with me as I hone in on what matters to you, where the blocks are, and how to embody the change you have been longing for.
Maybe you have hit midlife and you thinking, “I thought my life would look different.” Maybe you are thinking about the impact you want to make and the legacy you want to leave. I ask the bigger questions and hold space for you to get clear, courageous, and bold.
Maybe you’ve made big changes in your personal or professional life and you know the value of having an expert coach alongside you so you KEEP thriving. I’m there with you to make your thriving sustainable.
- “I want to relate better to someone I love.“
Maybe you don’t know how to relate to your teenager. Maybe you don’t feel that loving connection with your partner. Maybe you are in the “sandwich generation” taking care of your aging parents and your family.
I’ll help coach you in using mindful and compassionate communication so you restore connection and peace, find balance, and relate better to one another.
- “I need guidance in my professional life.”
You might be transitioning into a new leadership position and you have this nagging sense of “impostor syndrome.” Maybe you are comfortable in your career but know there is more you could do if you were 10% braver. Maybe you are at the peak of your career, but still aren’t happy and you crave deeper meaning.
I help you assess where you are, get clear on what matters to you, embody your authentic leadership style, and make shifts for deeper impact and meaning.
- “I want to learn more about mindfulness and compassion – maybe even learn to meditate.”
In a world of hurry, distractions, and disconnect, more clients are coming to me for individual support in learning how to be present.
As a life-long practitioner of mindfulness, compassion, and various meditation approaches, I love guiding clients how to bring simple, uncomplicated practices of “tuning in” into their daily lives. As your awareness deepens, you bring a sense of equanimity, awareness, and presence into any situation. From guided imagery and visualization to mindfulness meditation and lovingkindness; from Shamanic journeys to yoga asanas, breathwork, and meditation, I support you with meditation practices that allow for a “clearing away” and a “bringing forth” so your light shines.
- “I am looking for spiritual guidance/direction.”
Maybe you are experiencing what my clients call an “existential awakening.” Maybe you want to listen more deeply to the whispers of your Heart. Maybe you are asking the bigger questions in life.
With a Master’s in Pastoral Ministry and being a human being whose spirituality is weaved into my way of being, I coach clients to connect to the Divine within them and around them. Spiritual people who come to me for guidance tell me that they find it refreshing and so tenderly supportive to be with someone who is accepting and nonjudgmental. Regardless of creed, religion, or practice, I hold space for clients to listen within and connect in order to live aligned with what they hear.
- “I have a specific issue to address.”
Maybe you are a senior partner at your firm and you freeze when you give a presentation, you want to start your own business, you are retired and it’s time for you to express your creativity and freedom.
As a wise coach, I help you hone in on the specific calling you have or challenge you are facing so you feel grounded, get clear on actions to take, and help you learn new skills so you feel like your trust self.
When is the right time to hire a coach?
When you are done “going at it alone” and you want focused attention on you. When you are ready to invest in your happiness and you want a trained professional holding space for you to get unstuck and let your light shine. When you read this page and nod your head, saying, “Yes! THIS is what I want!”
Choosing a Coach
Best advice? Don’t settle! Find a coach you really resonate with and who has the expertise to help you. Most of my new clients say, “I read something you wrote and it really resonated with me. And then I saw the experience you have, too!” Many coaches offer a free consultation, like I do. Whether you do a short consult or you reach out to your potential coach through email, peruse their website, or read their blog posts, find out their credentials and get a feel for their style. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
I offer free 30-minute calls to help you to know if we are a good fit and to ask questions. You can even schedule it right now on this site…no back and forth or comparing our calendars! Click here, then pick your day and time and I will call you. If you are considering coaching, this is a perfect, easy first step!
What if you were 10% braver?
When clients come to me with a challenge they are facing or a change they want to make, I often ask, "What if you were 10% braver?" Most people have an intuitive response, "I would..........." Bingo! That gets the creative imagination going and possibilities flowing.
Big changes all at once are daunting; so we either put them off, or dive in and can't sustain. What we need is a shift. A step. Something attainable. Not much, just 10%. No matter what your challenge, 10% seems do-able!
When you and I work together, we figure what this 10% means for you. Even with just the task defined, you will start to feel grounded and hopeful. Clients often tell me that it is at this point when they start to relax and feel taken care of; like they are finally in the right hands with someone who intuitively and skillfully understands them. I love this point in the relationship with my clients--we have the task at hand and I can guide you through practices to success. Your skill-set expands and your wisdom deepens. You begin to handle tough conversations and decisions with grit, courage, boundaries, and skillfulness – at home and work. You learn and grow, meet your goals and move right on into the next step.
I hope that you will decide to work with me, to take that step to be 10% braver. I’m here to serve you.
Go on and love yourself so completely with so much regard and kindness and see what happens in your home, your relationships, and our world.
- Lisa McCrohan
Coaching Isn’t Therapy
Integrative coaching is about helping you to get clear on where you are NOW and what you WANT for the future. We are about identifying your life direction goals, developing an action plan for meeting those goals in your personal or professional life, and being alongside you to implement new habits (and dealing with obstacles) in pursuit of your goals. There is a deep level of accountability and supporting you to embody your best self and express your truest self through guidance and support.
In therapy, people come to me with symptoms that are bothering them – they feel anxious or depressed, they have experienced trauma, they are grieving the loss of a loved one, they are encountering relationship challenges, or they are struggling with a big life transition — and they want to feel better. Our focus in therapy is on addressing the root causes of those symptoms, deepening insight, and utilizing a Somatic Experiencing (body-centered) approach to supporting a regulated, healthy nervous system so those symptoms subside.
I hear so often from clients that they desire confidence and focus. They want to be resilient in stressful times and not get hijacked by all the distractions in their lives. They secretly want to feel that they are okay and that they matter, and not just to hear it. I don’t just just talk to you about these things; I guide you until you embody it.
I work from a wellness model and strengths-based approach that integrates mind-body-spirit modalities. Because of my clinical background and trauma expertise, I know what kind of space supports thriving, I know when to refer clients for counseling to another therapist, and I know how to move forward with your specific goals. Sessions with me weave together body-centered mindfulness, spiritual wisdom, and resilience-training. This not-so-traditional “whole-person” coaching approach came about not only because it’s so “me” personally but it has also struck a chord with so many of my clients and I have been able to witness deep transformations in them.
What You Can Expect in Our Work Together
- Get clear on the vision for the life you want to lead. Then get expert guidance for making it happen.
- Get a tailored approach to raising your Resilience IQ (ie so you can totally handle it when $#%! happens in life).
- Get unstuck. Go from “I can’t” to “I can.”
- Live with stronger boundaries that keep you healthy.
- Skillfully communicate with your people at home and work.
- Play to your strengths to deepen your impact and influence.
- Learn science-backed ways to deal with stress and trauma.
- Become a pro at practicing mindfulness and self-compassion for your personal and professional wellbeing.
- Use specific positive discipline practices for your parenting challenges to help your kids be healthy, confident, and resilient.
- Understand the necessary neuroscience of mind-body self-care so you have a more regulated nervous system and resilience.
- Rediscover your joy.
What Makes Me Unique as a Coach & Therapist
- I integrate my expertise in the following areas for your "whole person" wellbeing:
- Somatic Experiencing
- mindfulness & compassion
- present parenting
- yoga + energy therapy
- authentic leadership development
- spiritual direction
- We can work in Integrative Coaching from anywhere in the world via Zoom. I have enjoyed working with coaching clients in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
- I’m a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) and have practiced as a somatic psychotherapist for 15 years.
- I have an additional master’s in theology with a focus on spirituality of the body.
- I have over 20 years of personal experience and training in meditation, mindfulness, and compassion.
- I am a Somatic Experiencing® Psychotherapist with extensive training in how to heal from trauma and toxic stress.
- I have worked in a variety of settings – from being the Wellness Counselor and facilitating wellness programs for faculty and staff at Georgetown University, to working in elementary schools…from working with disadvantaged populations, to being in faith-based settings and for-profit organizations.
Plans and Pricing
Choose the package that best supports you:
Single SessionTesting the Waters
- Not quite sure if coaching is the next right step for you? A single session is a great way to get a feel for it without any strings attached! Have one specific question that you want my guidance on? Grab a single consult session to get your question answered.
- Single 50-minute session ($175)
12 SessionsMost popular
- A 12-pack is right for you if you are ready to make a commitment to yourself and are looking to make big changes.
- This choice is an investment in yourself and in your growth. Truly soul-care at its best!
- Twelve 50-minute sessions ($1680)
4 SessionsGreat to start
- Perfect if you are looking to get unstuck and re-focused.
- Great for support and guidance in a specific area, such as a challenge with a child, or starting a new job.
- Four 50-minute sessions ($600)
What my coaching clients have to say
Lisa has a way of really being with you, of seeing all the “stuff” you are carrying around, how you are hurting, and what that hurt is doing to your whole system (mind body spirit). AND (this is the important part) she KNOWS how to speak to the part(s) of you that need tending to the most. With me she used meditation work, science, breath work, and gave me lessons in mindfulness that I continued (and continue) to use every day.
Lisa is a beautiful soul who shares her authentic and evolving self with her clients and lovingly holds space for them. Lisa has helped me listen to my still inner voice and zero in on what I want for myself, my family, and who my real Self is. I felt a sense of empowerment from working with Lisa and a re-connection with my physical and emotional body. She also taught me numerous short and practical practices to use on a daily basis while traveling on this bigger evolutionary journey!
Thank you for your so beautiful, so poignant and profound work with me. Thank you for what you read and see, behind the lines, inside the soul. There is so much to say. You are so gifted that can see so deeply and profoundly and intuitively. You see things that we can just sense and have this power to express them, turning them into something that we can understand, see more deeply or often even see for the first time so simply and clearly.
My work with Lisa through compassion coaching has truly transformed me. When I began these sessions I was broken down. Feelings of grief and anger were at the forefront of my life. Lisa was able to hold sacred space for me as I worked my way back to myself.
Lisa has the ability to see all the parts of me that needed healing- mind, body, and spirit. She used various techniques including guided meditation, cognitive restructuring, and breath work to assist my healing. She could sense what my nervous system needed in order to return it to a state of calm.
I have learned how to resource and support myself when faced with difficult emotions. Lisa deeply regarded all parts of myself which helped lead me back to loving and caring for myself. I will be forever grateful for Lisa’s authenticity and compassion while working with me.
Working with Lisa nurtures me in my own growth which allows me to nurture those around me. She is like a best friend who knows deeply who you are, who can skillfully maneuver a conversation to bring you to your own place of knowing. She has a way of getting through the noise of life and putting a spotlight on the solution to a challenge that is of my highest and best self.
I reached out to Lisa during an overwhelming and multifaceted transition in my life. I was seeking guidance and support as I began a new path in my professional life, at the same time that I started a new chapter in my personal life. I was feeling under-resourced, lacking energy, ultimately lacking the energy and confidence I needed to start my journey. After several sessions of mindfulness and compassion coaching, I was able to access a clearer and more confident self, which allowed me to make mindful decisions and take action in a self-compassionate and intentional way. Lisa encouraged me to follow my heart and do the next best thing for me. Through her support and authenticity, I found the courage to make necessary decisions by inspiring and accompanying me to connect more deeply with myself.
When I started sessions with Lisa I actually enrolled for a whole new life. I met her at a time where I felt really stuck. I had tried all kinds of therapies and yet nothing seemed to “get things moving.” That’s when I found Lisa. Not only did I land in my body and life again in a way that felt comfortable, at ease, and “known” – I also discovered so many ways of being “me” that I had never fully explored. Coaching with Lisa has been one of the greatest gifts I have given myself. “The travel to formerly unknown regions” has been easy and smooth and I have felt so taken care of. I wholeheartedly recommend her work!
Questions? Ready to Get Started?
I offer a free 30-minute consultation call so potential clients can ask questions and get a sense of our work together before diving in. It gives me a chance to get to know you and learn how I can best support you, too, which I find leads to a strong first session. It's a great, low-risk way to get started.