Introduce yourself and profession to our readers:
I am Dr. Lisa Lewis Ellis, the Living-Outside-the-Box Life/Business Coach, an international speaker, a best-selling author and sought-after Spiritual Strategist. I am the CEO & Founder of Kick Boxing Believers, L.L.C., a transformational business dedicated to teaching individuals and groups how to achieve prosperity and personal success by releasing mental restraints of self-limiting belief systems. As a thought leader I have written a few books on living outside the box. I’ve also been a featured guest on multiple radio programs, in magazines and at various empowerment summits. Not being new to this business of helping others, with 30-years and counting, I’m well equipped to serve you and your organization. I currently reside in both Boca Raton, Florida and Washington, D.C.
Although I’m not one to boast, it’s important for you to know that what I bring to the table is game-changing for you and your organization:
• 30 Years of Leadership & Management in the Public Sector
• Certificate in Public Leadership
• Certificate in Personal Development & Executive Coaching
• Ordained Clergy (Christian)
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest?
I was middle-aged. I had a successful professional career. I had successfully launched my children into young adulthood. I was inspired to pursue this area of interest because there was a time I needed help making the transition from living a life centered around others and stagnated by fear, the opinion of others, shame, etc. Help wasn’t readily available. I am the help that I needed. I coach, train, speak, and spiritually strategize with middle-aged women that are ready to achieve prosperity and personal success by releasing the mental restraints of self-limiting belief systems.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit?
Overcome the fear of not only asking for help but also getting the help that you need to take your life to the next level. Get a good coach and mentor. Along with rooting for yourself, it’s a gamechanger having someone in your corner to help catapult you in achieving your goals; personal and professional.
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it:
Knowing my worth and fully owning the value I bring to the table. There was a time in my professional career that I was a shrinking violet, so to speak. I hid my talents, knowledge, skills, and abilities because I was concerned about what other people would think of me. I wouldn’t shine. As a result, I wasn’t moving up the career ladder. I did great work and produced quality work products, however, I wasn’t getting the acknowledgement I believed, I deserved.
That all changed when I made the decision that I was ready to come out from hiding and get what I deserved. I revised my resume and took clear note of all the value I brought to the table. I was a valuable member of any team. My pay wasn’t commensurate with the value I added. As I began to know my worth and own my value I applied for and successfully obtained higher paying positions. I released the self-limiting belief systems that were holding me hostage!
What is next for your brand/business in 2018?
I am expanding my brand with radio and television! I’ve launched the Living Outside the Box Broadcast on the Women of Essence Radio and TV Network. I tackle subjects of interest to like-minded, middle-aged women such as; success, overcoming fear, and being the best version of ourselves. The broadcast is positioned to reach all of the United States, 165 countries, and 6 continents according to Google algorithms. I’ve set my intention to teach even more women how to achieve prosperity and personal success by releasing the mental restraints of self-limiting beliefs.
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