SPECIALTIES

Anxiety Issues

Years in Practice

6 Years

where

Chicago IL 60047 - United States

Credentials

CPC, ELI-MP, MS, PsyD

Additional Expertise

Divorce Coach, Family Coach, Life Coach, Personal Development Coach, Psychologist, Speaker/Presenter

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire

I AM FLUENT IN

English

I Believe

"Do your thing.  Do it unapologetically.  Don't be discouraged by criticism.   You probably already know what they're going to say.  Pay no mind to the fear of failure.  it's far more valuable than success.  Take ownership, take chances, and have fun.  And no matter what, don't ever stop doing your thing."  Asher Roth

About Lisa Kaplin

A few years ago I was laughing at something that my children had said and my oldest son looked at me and said, “Mom, I love when you laugh like that.  You don’t do it very often.”  I was shocked and a bit taken aback until I realized how right he was.  I hadn’t felt joyful and engaged in the world since I had graduated from my doctoral program in psychology.  I loved being home with my children yet something was dramatically missing from my life.

After doing quite a bit of soul searching and training to be a life coach, I realized that I’d been living a “should” life.  I should be putting everyone else first.  I should be happy to be focused on my family and not my own dreams and wishes.  I should be thinner, prettier, and younger looking at all costs. I shouldn’t use my voice to ask for what I want and I should have perfect children, a perfect marriage, and a perfect home. I decided to shed the “shoulds” and add the wants and the dreams and the joyful fun back into my life.  I got clear on what I wanted for my family and myself and I’ve never looked back.

Now I help overwhelmed and exhausted women who have that “something’s missing” feeling.  I help them face their fears, step out of their comfort zones and walk right into true happiness and fulfillment. I am now the proud owner of Smart Women Inspired Lives where I do individual and group life coaching, blogging, and public speaking.  Helping other women to step out of that stuck feeling and into calm, confidence, and joy is a dream come true for me.  I’ve been laughing a whole lot more and I help the women I work with to do the same.

Lisa Kaplin Success Stories

Personable and Relatable

Women dealing with work related stress

“Lisa is my #1 go-to trainer.” more

“Lisa has delivered many EAP trainings, for me, over the past 5 years, at major corporations and universities. The resulting evaluations from the attendees and HR contact people have been consistently outstanding. Most of the clients ask for her exclusively. Lisa is my #1 go-to trainer. In regards to my personal business experiences with her, Lisa is always very courteous, personable and dedicated to getting the jobs done and I wish I had hundreds more like her throughout the country. I highly recommend her to anyone needing a top-notch speaker.”
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
~ Robert Foetsch, Aetna
February 2, 2012

Connecting with an Audience

Women dealing with stress

“she connects with the audience” more

“I have been working with Lisa as a Corporate Trainer for 11 years. I have consistently received outstanding feedback about how she connects with the audience and presents the material in an interesting and dynamic fashion.”
~ Dr. Mark Bakal
Corporate Trainer, Executive Coach
Clinical Psychologist

Comfort to Talk and Change

Men seeking spiritual guidance

“very easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable and secure” more

“Lisa is an outstanding Professional Life Coach who is very easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable and secure. She is very good at using the tools required to help an individual learn and grow. She is comfortable discussing any aspect of life that might be a block to further personal growth and satisfaction in one’s self-awareness. Lisa is one of few Life Coaches that can help you cut to the chase and help you move forward in a short period of time. Lisa was my coach for many months and I will use her again when the need arises.”
~ Michael V.

Ready to Change

Women dealing with stress

“one of the best decisions I ever made” more

“Working with Lisa as my coach was one of the best decisions I ever made. With her help I was able to access much of my personal energy and intuition and apply it in a way that produced positive change after each session. I would recommend her without reservation to all who are ready to shift their personal and professional life into high gear.”
~ Dr. Judy Williams

Laughing through Divorce

Women seeking to end a relationship

“She has such a comfortable, sincere way about coaching” more

“I was hesitant to go to Lisa’s first “divorce group” only because I didn’t want to have another meeting to attend, and I can’t believe I almost didn’t go! This was nothing like a meeting, it was like a group of girlfriends, on a path with a wonderful guide. Lisa is a phenomenal coach, she taught me so many things about myself and life in 7 weeks that I keep imparting to my kids, friends, and family. It really changed me. She has such a comfortable, sincere way about coaching that I felt like a sponge, I wanted to soak up as much as I could. I am excited to take the tools that I learned from Lisa with me through the rest of life’s journey.”
Lori

Finding Perspective and Taking on a New Path

Women starting over

“Lisa really helped me gain a new perspective on my life.” more

“Working with Lisa really helped me gain a new perspective on my life. She helped me discover so much about myself and helped me create the life I wanted. Her approach was effective and has had long lasting impact. I’m embarking on a new path and I couldn’t have gotten there without Lisa’s help!”
-Nicolette

Managing the Discomfort of Change and Fear

Women starting over

“She digs deep to help you discover how to live an empowered life.” more

“Face it. Nobody is really comfortable with change. We’ve all been there –wanting to change things up, yet letting life go on in the same way, leaving us disconnected passionless. What kind of life is that, really? That’s where Lisa steps in with her unique coaching style. She digs deep to help you discover how to live an empowered life, a life where there are no limits. Her intelligence, experience, intuition and wonderful sense of humor work together in a magical way that will have you looking at your life and wondering “why did I wait so long!”
Coaching with Lisa has helped me to understand not only what I want from my life, relationships and career, but WHY I want it. I absolutely recommend Lisa for any woman seeking to feel more confident and empowered in her life! Questioning, using her intuitive and deep listening skills, she will challenge the thoughts that keep you from exploring outside of your comfort zone. With Lisa, you’ll feel confident about stepping out of your old, boring comfort zone so that you can step into the new and exciting life that you’ve dreamed of.”
Denise Fountain, Confident Moms | Confident Kids

Turning Stress into Strength

Women dealing with stress

“Lisa gave me the strength to recognize there were many ways to cope with my stress.” more

“I found myself overwhelmed by life’s moments which I felt I had little control over. Lisa gave me the strength to recognize there were many ways to cope with my stress. In doing so, I managed to use specific tools to help me make changes in my life that have now opened up a lifetime of happiness, stress free living, and enjoyment. Without Lisa, I wouldn’t be where I am today, living each and every moment to its fullest. I am truly grateful for the time I spent with her, and the positive impact it has made in my life.”
-Amy L.

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