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Lisa's work combines: Entrepreneurship, Science, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Social Worker and Wellness Coach

I help people make decisions about what direction to move in their lives, and celebrate success.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Psychology, General

    SUNY at Purchase College

  • Graduate Degree

    Social Work

    Columbia University in the City of New York

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Psychology, General

Graduate Degree: Social Work

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Went to grad school and earned a degree. I forgot to live a little.

  • 2.

    Got a job, in my field, to support myself and got stuck for a while.

  • 3.

    Found a "better" job only to realize ultimately that I wasn't happy - after a lot of years!

  • 4.

    Started to think about what was next. Started to take classes and started to dream.

  • 5.

    Quit my FT "job with benefits" position and the security that came with it and struck out on my own.

  • 6.

    Found out working for myself is very scary, very empowering and downright great for me!

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Teachers:

    You're not that smart.

  • How I responded:

    They don't know smart! I found out that just because some people are book smart doesn't mean they are emotionally smart, insightful smart or people smart. There are all kinds of smart out there and having the guts and capacity to survive under difficult circumstances is sometimes smarter than any other kind of smart.