First I’ll share who I am, then I want to hear about you.

At my core I’m a lover of vibrant color, radiant energy, bright sunshine, my fun-loving family, Bob Dylan circa 1960 and Missy Elliot circa anytime.

I’m passionate about real conversations with laser focus. My life’s commitment is to help women take action to create their life with purpose. Whether that is in your career, business, personal or professional brand, or self-expression, my intention is to help you find your true voice and use it.

I’m an entrepreneur. In 2009 I started my first business, Step Brightly, to bring big brand experience to businesses using my 17 years of brand strategy and creative expertise. Now, through my business coaching, I bring leadership, entrepreneurial expertise, marketing know-how, and a life full of possibilities to you.

I’m a life coach. As a trained ontological life and leadership coach, my intention is to create the space for you to explore all kinds of possibilities, set intentions, and then get into action. I  bring heart, soul and action to every conversation.

I’m a wife and mother. I have my own life experience to share. I’ve traveled the world, made my share of mistakes and learned how to be vulnerable in the face of my biggest fears. I’m married to an architect who is ridiculously handsome and have four kids, two of which are my step kids, whom I adore with all my heart.


Having worked with large agencies and small design studios in San Francisco and Chicago since 1999, Lisa brings big brand and marketing techniques with a graceful touch of soul and sunshine to her work.

Dubbed a branding expert by the Chicago Tribune, Lisa’s experience working with Crate & Barrel, Paper Source, Pottery Barn Kids, The Gap, Sephora, Orbitz, Discovery Clothing and Lifeguard Press has given her the opportunity share deep brand strategy and creative expertise ranging from lifestyle branding, professional services, to tech-related industries.

Lisa received degrees from the University of San Francisco and the Academy of Art University, and is a trained Accomplishment Life and Leadership Coach.

Lisa’s passion is community building. She served on the board of directors for AIGA Chicago as their Developmental Co-Chair from 2008-2011. In 2013 she co-founded Forth Chicago, a women’s entrepreneurial community. Lisa is also the founder of Step Brightly, a brand design and strategy consultancy in Chicago. Her work has been featured in numerous design publications and lifestyle blogs including the Chicago Tribune, Pure Wow, Apartment Therapy, West Elm, Rue Daily, Chicago Inno and HOW Publications.


What drives you right now?

What are you passionate about?

Why are you here, reading this today?

What do you know is possible for you, but just don’t have the right mindset to achieve?

What’s getting in your way?

If that was taken care of, then what’s possible?

Just like me, you have this one life to live, what do you want to create?

Who do you want to be?


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You can have a life that you love and loves you back.

  • perfection isn’t real
  • look for wonder and delight in everyday moments
  • it really does take a village
  • human beings are at the heart of every good decision
  • coming from your true self is so powerful
  • music is God’s gift to us
  • busy is over glorified
  • you have a choice
  • it’s ok to say no
  • the opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s fear
  • my mom always says, ““It’s called work, it’s not called party for a reason.”
  • but I love a good dance party