(Pronounced "van-der-kwok". I get asked it a lot)
Lisa is often referred to as a Communication Expert, and Transformation Catalyst because of her ability to communicate in such a way that creates shifts in people's mindsets and empowers audiences to move forward with increased confidence, clarity and impact.
Having strong communication skills is no longer considered just nice-to have but rather is now an essential Valuable Asset, especially for those aspiring to higher levels of influence.
With over 25 years experience, combined with her educational background as a Speech-Language Pathologist (MSc.) and certifications as an Executive Life & Speaking Coach, Lisa specializes in working with highly motivated women who want to expand their leadership capacity and sharpen their communication skills so they can impact more lives.
You may be like Lisa, and one time disqualified yourself as a speaker believing you don't have enough talent, you're not an extrovert, or that you didn't know how to get your voice back.
Lisa's story below will inspire you.
I was 7 years old when I decided that it wasn't safe to use my voice.
So I stopped.
You see, my Dad used to be an alcoholic. And from as young as I can remember, he would beat my Mom if he didn't like what she was saying.
It was not until I was in my 20's and in my career that I realized I needed to let go of many limiting beliefs and take my voice back.
I knew I was created to be a voice of influence so I pursued help from a coach to help me overcome the fears, learn proven systems, and gain the skills I needed to stand with confidence and speak with transformational impact.
I have been blessed to have been coached by some of the best speakers in the world. I have spoken internationally and I get to coach 7 figure executives and entrepreneurs learn how to take their personal experiences and expertise and turn them into powerful messages that motivate and inspire people.
"If I started my public speaking journey today, I would cut out the long trial and error process and go straight to Lisa Vanderkwaak for coaching. She'll teach you how to own the stage and make a lasting impact on your audience. As a result, you can get booked again and again."
"I was so excited to get my first speaking invitation as CEO of my own company. I immediately contacted Lisa Vanderkwaak. After her coaching, I found I was much more at ease and confident about being able to deliver a speech that I was proud of. My goal was to build my membership. The closing Lisa helped me develop garnered a 63% closure rate. Lisa - many many thanks for your expertise and the gracious way in which your deliver it."
"So if you are thinking that you are not a speaker, and don’t see the need to connect (with a speaking coach)– THINK AGAIN!! As a direct result of implementing the tools Lisa offers in her speaking tips, I have become a better writer and a better speaker. I have connected more deeply with my audience and am a better listener. All important pieces for my business growth."
"I was actually stuck, not knowing what to do next.The information I received will help fast forward my business by about 3 years.Through Lisa's coaching I came up with a program and gained new tools on how to present it. If you want to stand on stage and be seen as a professional speaker, then Lisa's programs are for you."
"I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Lisa's One Day Speaking Bootcamp.I almost cancelled the night before because I was so afraid of speaking in public. Boy did I learn a lot. I was so glad I went. It is a "must do" course for anyone having to speak in public."
I was a beginner speaker without any formal training. After applying the tools I learned from Lisa’s coaching program, I now spend less time in preparing and feel more confident in what content to include and more clarity around the outcomes I want to achieve. I know how to give a clear roadmap to keep my audience engaged from start to finish. What I learned from Lisa really shifted my thinking around public speaking.
"Lisa is a tenacious pursuer of excellence.”
"Before meeting Lisa I had no formal training in public speaking but I knew I needed to start speaking in public. My goal was to gain confidence and become clear as to how to get started and what I needed to learn to be a great speaker. I understand more about what it means to be a public speaker"
"Lisa is an amazing coach who supports and directs you in your journey towards your goal. She also helped me become more focused so that I could reach my goal sooner."
"…the material used in training was so helpful, so practical, and very easy to follow. ”
"With her outstanding oral and written communication skills, I always look forward to reading Lisa’s newsletters and seek every opportunity to hear her speak.….her ability to draw from a wealth of global perspectives… makes Lisa’s coaching authentic and truly life-changing. "
"The simplicity of (Lisa’s) message make it very easy to understand and digest. ….It has helped me understand in depth the clear cut difference between a mission and vision…”
“Lisa’s ability to ask the “right” questions helped me …focus on my plan of action to close the gap between where I started and where I wanted to go. “
“...Through (the) teachings I feel challenged and really charged to take up my tools and run with the vision God has given me."
“Words can’t tell and maybe the heart can’t stop at any point to count the great revelations that I have (received) after this one day of Lisa’s trainings.”