Lisa Taraba

My passion is helping others to awaken to the power of who they truly are, not who they have learned to be.

I’ve supported over a hundred individuals to safely release their inner volcano and create the lives and businesses they ultimately desire.  It’s a delight to help others align with their personal power, release the burdens that have held them back and allow the light that is deep within them to shine with confidence.

Possessing a strong value in life long learning allows me to offer my clients a unique depth of expertise and experience.  I am a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, earned a Master of Education from Brock University and have an extensive history of supporting others as a Registered Dietitian with over 20 years experience.  I’ve counselled hundreds of people to implement behaviour changes through both individual and group settings at Hamilton Health Sciences, in addition to training and mentoring dozens of students, interns and professionals. My experience and expertise were further expanded when I led a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers for the City of Hamilton’s Public Health Services, covering a city of over half a million people. 

Despite having achieved so many of my personal and professional goals, it wasn’t until my own bubbling volcano stopped me in my tracks and landed me in hospital, that I realized how disconnected I was from my true self. On paper, my life looked quite charmed. In reality, I was so burdened by responsibilities and ongoing expectations, that I had lost sight of how stifled, unfulfilled and purposeless I truly felt.

As I gradually recovered from what turned out to be a very severe adverse reaction to antibiotics, I embarked on an amazing, albeit challenging, journey of self-discovery. I re-evaluated my aspirations, rediscovered my inner strength and recognized that the key to thriving in life was entirely in my power. I realized that the slow erupting volcano, that I had been unconsciously capping, wasn’t happening to me. It was happening FOR me and I could no longer ignore it!

Despite having achieved so many of my personal and professional goals, it wasn’t until my own bubbling volcano stopped me in my tracks and landed me in hospital, that I realized how disconnected I was from my true self. On paper, my life looked quite charmed. In reality, I was so burdened by responsibilities and ongoing expectations, that I had lost sight of how stifled, unfulfilled and purposeless I truly felt.

 

As I gradually recovered from what turned out to be a very severe adverse reaction to antibiotics, I embarked on an amazing, albeit challenging, journey of self-discovery. I re-evaluated my aspirations, rediscovered my inner strength and recognized that the key to thriving in life was entirely in my power. I realized that the slow erupting volcano, that I had been unconsciously capping, wasn’t happening to me. It was happening FOR me and I could no longer ignore it!Ultimately, I found my essence, the ‘I’ in my life and founded I Thrive Coaching. Today, I’m passionate about assisting business owners, senior leaders and other accomplished individuals to align with the power of who they truly are, not who they’ve learned to be. To shift from feeling restricted and burdened, to feeling free, fulfilled and true to themselves. To connect with the light within them and freely shine it by being the authentic, empowered, fearless leaders they truly are.

My journey of personal power, leadership and transformation has allowed me to test my boundaries and celebrate success. I co-authored the number one best selling book 365 Empowering Stories and as a professional speaker, deeply enjoy the chance to inspire and connect with others.

As I move forward, and yes…with the occasional sigh of exasperation, I continue to trust and embrace the ever shifting balance of life’s many variables, using each opportunity to more deeply connect with myself, my family and friends.

What Clients Have To Say

Lisa introduced me to Energy Leadership™ coaching and brought a whole new perspective to my life and business practices!  It has changed the way I interact with both my family and my team at work. It has provided me with the opportunity and language to have deeper, more connected relationships and to step into my own sense of leadership.  Learning to change my perspective on challenging situations has allowed me to grow personally and professionally.

Jennifer Alford

Owner Meadowlands Physiotherapy, Ancaster, ON

If someone told me 6 months ago that I would be spending less time working in my business than on my business, I would’ve told them they were crazy! With Lisa’s coaching we’ve successfully transformed my team’s need for constant supervision and I now have more time to work on my business, for family, and doing other things I love. And the icing on the cake…sales & profitability continue to climb, all with Lisa’s guidance.

Jen Lawson

Owner LilWarriors, Stoney Creek, ON

Lisa has been an invaluable source of support, insight and inspiration for the past several years. With Lisa’s help I’ve honed my leadership skills, deepened my self-understanding and developed a stronger work-life balance. The result is that my business, Creative Campbellville, has grown in size and spirit. With Lisa’s guidance our organization’s values and sense of community continue to evolve.

Kimberley Fowler

Owner & Creative Director Creative Campbellville, Campbellville, ON

When I first spoke with Lisa, I knew something was missing from my life, but didn’t actually know what that “something” was. While working with her, I came to know who I actually am at my core and slowly but surely, I’m letting my true self shine though in my career and family life. Lisa is caring, passionate, and most importantly, dedicated to the work she does. She is essentially a bright beaming light of guidance.

Kelly Claxton

Lawyer, Filice Law, Ancaster, ON

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