Harvesting Happiness

Los Angeles, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My work is a standout because I combine education, training, a PhD in real life, multi-media tools, heart-centered practical coaching and a whole lot of experience.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Serving others to help them recognize their gifts, strengths and own innate magnificence is my prize. Witness others' evolution from surviving to thriving is the greatest reward. I am grateful each day that I get to do what I do.

Location

Los Angeles, CA 90077

Years in business

10

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

2

Reviews

3 Reviews
  • Dom G. Feb 25, 2016
    Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Great talk. Look forward to working with you Lisa!
  • Ilanna M. May 20, 2015
    Lisa is a superb psychologist, coach, and author. She has the unique ability to understand a person's needs and give them the direction they need to empower themselves. Lisa is also a compassionate, understanding woman, a terrific writer, and someone who works to make peoples' lives better in so many ways. Grateful to have worked with her.
  • Estella M. May 19, 2015
    There's so much to say about Lisa. I don't even know where to begin. I have been working with her for about a year and she has helped me so much. She knew how to transfer all her confidence to me. She goes above and beyond and she is great at what she does. We would have our meetings over the phone and she never missed an appointment, was always on time, and very flexible with my schedule. Her voice was always so soothing and every time I ended my meeting I was left with all these positive feelings. She made me feel so comfortable, it felt as if I were speaking to a family member. I highly recommend Lisa. Her services are excellent.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a certified applied positive psychology coach through Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener's Positive Acorn program. I am in the process of acquiring my addiction counseling credential.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Happiness and wellbeing found me. It was and continues to be my calling. I went back to graduate school midlife to become a clinical psychologist with the goal of having a conventional private practice where I would counsel patients and solve their problems. During the first week of the first year I realized that traditional psychotherapy has a definite place as processing emotions and feelings is essential to our wellbeing but does not always fulfill the needs of the client seeking to change behaviors and actualize goals. At the same time, I had the great fortune of going on a cycling trip in northern India where I witnessed impoverished countrymen and women who seemingly had nothing, not even a home, appeared happy. What was the magic ingredient? Why were the eyes and spirit of these people luminous and joyful and us Westerners, who possess everything so unhappy? At that moment I was bitten by the happiness bug. My family and I supported a school for girls in the city of Lucknow, India. I made my first short documentary about the Sulaxmi School for Girls as a tool to help them raise money. It was the beginning of my powerful relationship with film and other media as passive tools for healing and transformation. Check out some of my videos and radio show episodes in the media section here:-)
What types of customers have you worked with?
I hold the space, offer feedback and help the client set the goals for the client to do her/her work to make their lives happen as optimally as possible.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Interview a few coaches before deciding on the one with whom you resonate. Make sure there is a good connection between you and your coach. Clients tend to do better and benefit more from the professional relationship when there positive chemistry.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
There are many folks out there hanging a shingle offering coaching services without much backing up the resume. Education, life experience and chemistry matter.