The power of defining your life purpose

I want to share with you a single event that is pretty much the reason why I started my coaching business. And it happened exactly one year ago in July 2015.

I started working with a life coaching in June and she invited me to attend a workshop called Power Tools for Living. Why not I thought? What can it hurt? I was feeling kind of lost in overwhelm: being a mom, business owner, co-founder of Forth, wife, friend, semi-yoga, you get it….lots of doing, but little direction. Doing for doing sake.

I went to the workshop with no expectations and walked out with a life purpose and key words that gave me the power to make strong assertive decisions about my life, brand and business.

Through a series of a few simple questions the workshop leaders revealed what excuses were getting in my way (bet you got ’em too: time, money, busy, guilt, food, wine, busy again) and reframed my intentions towards what was most meaningful to me, which, at the time was peace.

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I craved peace in my life, in my to-do list, in my mind and once that idea was revealed and laid out on the table, I was able to see how I consistently got in my own way, preventing me from what I so desperately craved.


I began attending weekly mediations at my local Buddhist temple. I started going to Core Power Yoga. I read literally all of Brene Brown’s books, and began to weave moments of silence into my day that weren’t there before because I was too busy doing.

The biggest take away for me was that I was doing instead of being. Refocusing my energy on being who I truly was, and what I craved helped me take back my ideas of the way things should be and instead created my future in the way I intended it to be.

Fast forward a year and I am in that same life coach program training to become a certified life coach.

Peace served me for an entire year. I refocused, recalibrated and set intentions around that way of being. In my coach training program we did the same exercise a few weeks ago and my life purpose changed. And that’s actually super awesome and revealing. I had outgrown my life purpose, it served me to get me to where I am today, and now I am reaching higher and towards a more lofty intention of being fully expressed in my life. My life’s purpose is to be a full-expression of me, the good, the bad, the graceful and the graceless. All that creativity bundled up into one human being is going to be awesome!

Sound a little bit out there? A little bit woo-woo? It is, I get it. How am I going to do it? I don’t know. That’s not the point. The point is to experience daily life with the intention to be fully expressed in everything I do. Do I succeed? Not all the time. I’m a work in progress. I’ll keep you updated:)


Interested in finding out what your life purpose is? Interested in attending a Power Tools for Living Workshop? I highly recommend it. Accomplishment Coaching is a national organization with locations throughout the states. You can find a city near you here. For you Chicagoland folks, here are the remaining workshops and observations for 2016. You can sign up here.

October 8, 10am-12:30pm FREE Observation, workshop to follow for $100.

November 12, 10am-12:30pm FREE Observation, workshop to follow for $100.

December 10 & 11, 10am-12:30pm FREE Observation on Saturday, workshop on both Saturday and Sunday for $100.


LisaGuillot-circleHi there, I’m Lisa.

I’m a life, brand + business coach. I help ambitious people create a life by design with intention, soul, and insight. Interested in seeing what’s possible for you? Message me and let’s talk.

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Hi there, I'm Lisa Guillot.

I'm a professional transformational life and leadership coach. I help ambitious heart-centered people create a life, career, business and personal brand by design with intention, experience, and insight. I coach executives and entrepreneurs one-on-one as well as coach teams within organizations. I also teach online courses and speak about creative leadership and purpose. Interested in seeing what's possible for you? Drop me an email and we'll connect. I'm also the founder of Step Brightly, I help CEO's create and execute their brand with purpose. Learn more. My life purpose is to be fully-expressed in everything I do. I share insights, ideas and behind the scenes of my life and business on Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.