My story…

The importance of understanding the difference between a coach and a therapist and why it’s important to hire mindfully.

In the mid-2000’s I answered my internal call to move from my traditional therapy practice to that of an Executive Therapeutic Coach. A change that fully embodied and reflected my passion for assisting others. A change that enables me to help individuals like yourself on their journey to a more fulfilling business and personal life. Let me explain!

I entered the world of the professional psychotherapist, hoping to aid others in finding and expressing their authentic selves. My dream, like that of so many others, was to facilitate, guide, and compassionately assist those seeking to work through the blocks that inhibited them from living a full and happier life. In some measure, I achieved this. Something was missing, though. In reality, I was faced with the continuous pressures and frustrations of working with insurance bureaucracies and managing unrelenting paperwork of managed care. I wanted to find a more impactful way to support and elevate my client’s growth.

I came to realize that traditional therapeutic methods were too focused on the treatment of the negative aspects of the human condition and did not highlight and focus on the potential for brilliance and achievement, an equal part of the distinctly social fabric. I further recognized that when I stressed empowerment and helped someone concentrate on what they could do, focusing on their strengths, the improvements were often dramatic!

I also found myself often thinking about my entrepreneurial side. My father was a successful businessman and had fostered in me a distinct pleasure in watching his business grow. He taught me much that I have used in launching my businesses. I realized that I could blend the modalities of therapeutic guidance with the lessons of entrepreneurship to create a different coaching paradigm. And so, I began the process of integrating the two. I had found the path for integrating the two, with the resulting fusion being what I term “Executive Therapeutic Coaching.”

I love working with C-Suite executives, business leaders, and entrepreneurs such as you! You are already successful in many regards. You have the desire to achieve more. You already understand the value of building good habits. You have the strength to move forward, to rise above perceived limitations, to forge an even better, a more authentic, and a more successful you!

I will be a guide and help facilitate your next growth stage by:

Providing Encouragement
Facilitating Change
Unlocking Empathy
Improving Interpersonal Skills
Boosting Intuition
Re-framing Priorities
Optimizing Problem Solving Skills
Empowering Your Staff
Enhanced Planning
Boosting Personal Productivity
Improving Leadership

Feel free to call me! I can inspire you, as I have other business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives. Your life can be improved by taking the challenge. Let’s imagine the unimaginable together!

Lisa Pepper-Satkin, MA, MFT