“Prioritise self care to fuel your wellbeing and performance”
Lisa McDonald is a Strategic Life Management Coach, who is passionate about helping clients to reach the next level in their lives. She is an inspired individual who has the ability to commit and apply herself towards achieving results.
Lisa has 20+ years work experience, having worked in both small and large organisations in a variety of industries. She has strong skills assisting individuals to connect with their passions, create an inspiring future, consolidating, re-inventing, implementation, personal growth and achievement of successful results. Her services have assisted numerous people to improve the quality of their personal and business life, including finances, relationships, health and rejuvenation.
Lisa knows what it is like to push the body, mind and spirit to the max!
She became interested in Body Building to help her achieve exceptional physical shape. After only four months physical training she set herself a huge challenge of qualifying to compete internationally. The steps and strategies she implemented paid off!
Within 12 months she had achieved her goal by qualifying and competing for Australia at the peak event, held in Auckland, New Zealand in November 2004. Lisa achieved an incredible fifth place internationally – an outstanding result for someone to achieve in such a short period of time!
Having achieved her own amazing results, Lisa recognises the benefits of having personal coaching.
Personal training enabled her to focus, stay motivated, learn skills and achieve accelerated results.
She knows that people who are moving towards the next level in their chosen goal/dream need to have a good support structure – and helping people take those steps is something Lisa is well qualified to offer.
Who’s your favourite entrepreneur and why?
Dr John Demartini. He is an inspiring teacher with an incredible amount of knowledge, which he travels around the world sharing. His teachings have impacted the lives of many people, enabling them to transform their lives. His work has also influenced my thinking and the coaching I provide.
What do you enjoy most about running your own business?
- Having the freedom to create my business based on what I value most.
- Flexible working hours
- The opportunity to learn and teach what I learn
What three pieces of advice do you wish you’d been given when you started?
- Learn how to build a great support network.
- Define your ideal client and learn to say no to those who aren’t a great fit.
- Don’t get too bogged down in the details.
What advice would YOU give someone thinking about starting a business?
Take the time to clarify your bigger picture your mission, vision, values and priorities. It takes a lot of determination, courage and resilience to run a business. So it’s crucial that it aligns with you personally. Having that knowledge can also help you to strategically manage your time, energy and money. And, make sure you look after yourself along the way.
What skills and knowledge areas would you recommend those starting out in business get acquainted with quickly?
- Prioritise self care to fuel your wellbeing and performance
- Create a simple business plan
- Develop a simple marketing plan
- Build an effective connection network
What does your IDEAL business look like? Even if you’re not there yet.
- A thriving online community
- A steady flow of ideal referrals
- A network of alliances
- A team of people who can do the tasks that I don’t have the skills, time or interest in doing.
What problem does being a Member of the HerBusiness Network solve for you and your business? And, how?
The HerBusiness network is a wonderful way for me to connect with a community of positive, likeminded and knowledgeable business women who I can build deeper relationships with, learn from and build alliances with.