Style Profile – Happy Healthy Women Edition: Lisa Hardess

Name: Lisa Hardess
Occupation: Consultant and Coach
Age: 43 🙂
Lifestyle: Stay centered, have fun, give love and go, go, go!!

 

Jennifer Tee in Purple (made from organic cotton and bamboo and also available in Black and Charcoal) designed by Fresh Collective’s very own Palette by Laura-Jean; Laura Skirt in Glasses Print (also available in other prints!) designed by Fresh Collective’s in-house label, Palette by Laura-Jean

 

What’s a typical day like for you?

 

My day starts early with some ‘me time’ for meditation, affirmations and yoga. This may or may not be interrupted by my two boys who can also be early risers, but it’s a great start to a busy day. I walk my kids to school and on the way home like to listen to an inspirational audio and transition into work mode.

 

 

My work day takes place while the boys are at school, so I need to be very focused to get my things done in this 5-6 hour window! This looks like a combination of teaching webinars to clients, one-on-one laser coaching calls, attending networking groups (like Happy Healthy Women!), keeping up with emails and my marketing.

 

After work / school it’s a combination of family time, sports and homework, and all the busyness that goes along with kids, dinner-times and bedtimes! Then it’s some downtime reading or talking with my husband, checking in with email…and that’s a wrap!

 

Flower Garden Dress in Blue (also available in other prints, colours and styles!) by LA label Eva Rose; Necklace by Toronto label Torched Studio

 

What in your life is really important to you?

Remembering to notice and appreciate the good things in your life – small and big – are really important to me. I was very sick in my early 20s and know what it’s like to learn to walk again and it changed my perspective forever on what it means to ‘stop and smell the flowers’.

 

insta banner

 

And finding harmony in life is important to me – not balance because I think there is never perfect balance – but rather harmony where the elements of our life work well together at that time. There are times in life (your days, your months, your years) when one area needs more attention than others and acknowledging and accepting this ebb and flow is one of the keys to staying happy.

 

Vogue Dress by Montreal label Cherry Bobin; Brass necklace by Torched Studio

 

What would you like to be remembered for?

Helping people become better at being their true selves, who they were meant to be, and doing what they love to do – for helping them see the beauty and awesomeness inside and letting it grow and shine! With everyone, from my clients, to my family and my children.

 

Flower Garden Dress in Ivory (also available in other prints, colours and styles!) by LA label Eva Rose; Handcrafted necklace by Toronto label burfurtART

 

What role does fashion play in your life?

Fashion is a great way to express yourself! I work from home most of the time so I am often in jeans and a shirt or sweater. I only wear yoga pants when I’m actually going to yoga 😉

 

banner 3- border

 

When I go out I like to dress the part based on the audience or event so I can go for a classic suit look with a blouse, dark jeans with a stylish top, or a nice dress. It’s important to me that I feel comfortable (physically) and confident (emotionally) in my fashion choices!

 

Flower Garden Dress in Ivory (also available in other prints, colours and styles!) by LA label Eva Rose; Handcrafted necklace by Toronto label burfurtART

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?

I love that they feature Canadian designers! And that the focus is on selling confidence and self expression through fashion – it’s not just about a skirt or a top but finding the right one for who you are and how you feel. The clothes are beautiful and trendy (without being so trendy you know you’ll never wear it again) for all shapes and sizes.

 

 

Marla Keyhole Shirt in Red Chambray (also available in other colours and prints) by Toronto label Mandala; High Rise Skinny Alexa Jeans in Destroyed Medium Blue by Montreal label Lola Jeans

 

Before becoming a business coach, you led quite an exciting life as a First Nations community planner! What inspired you to transition into coaching?

Yes, I spent about 14 years working with First Nations all across Canada on things like community vision, quality of life, climate change adaptation – so many incredible projects and people, and so much that I learned over these years. Not to mention the amazing places in Canada I was so fortunate to visit.

 

Jennifer Tee in Purple (made from organic cotton and bamboo and also available in Black and Charcoal) designed by Fresh Collective’s very own Palette by Laura-Jean; Laura Skirt in Glasses Print (also available in other prints!) designed by Fresh Collective’s in-house label, Palette by Laura-Jean

In virtually all of this work, I also considered myself a teacher or a coach – to the people on the project teams and to the community members we worked with. Unlike a city planning project, in the First Nations, there was almost never a planning department or planner to take on the project when we were ‘done’ and so mentoring and coaching was built right into the work we did together.

 

banner1-border
I transitioned into consulting and coaching entrepreneurs (as opposed to communities) because I wanted to work in a more direct way with people and help them to create quantum leaps in their life and their family’s lives right now. The layers of politics and bureaucracy, and of course, the historical traumas and healing process, are such that community change requires a long view of success.

 

I also made the transition to be able to spend more time with my family. So much of what I did in this chapter of my life I now do with entrepreneurs: identifying your vision, creating worthy goals, writing these in ways your subconscious will believe and support, celebrating your gifts and strengths, creating routines and habits that support success, listening, asking good questions… And now I get to help other women create the life of their dreams!

 

Flower Garden Dress in Blue (also available in other prints, colours and styles!) by LA label Eva Rose; Necklace by Toronto label Torched Studio

What do you have that you want to promote?

As part of my consulting practice I facilitate an amazing program called Thinking Into Results that is based on over 50 years of research into human growth, potential, and creating permanent change. I was trained (and am certified) by Bob Proctor, an incredible leader in this field who is regarded as one of the pioneer masters of the Law of Attraction.

 

The work that I do is about exercising and changing your mind at a deep level. We get to the root cause of success by changing paradigms – the mental programs that live in our subconscious minds that are a multitude of habits and beliefs.

 

Vogue Dress by Montreal label Cherry Bobin; Brass necklace by Torched Studio

 

Think of your mind like a computer that is controlling everything in your life. Some programs are working well but others are out-of-date, software needs an upgrade, and a virus code here and there.

 

Clients say that it works because it’s a way of life, not only a 6 month program. What they learn changes how they think, feel, and act in every areas of their lives. And whatever the focus of the work – the big goal – going in, as one area starts to shift and change and get better so do the others!

 

Flower Garden Dress in Ivory (also available in other prints, colours and styles!) by LA label Eva Rose; Handcrafted necklace by Toronto label burfurtART

 

As a consultant with the Proctor Gallagher Institute, you teach Thinking Into Results to help individuals and their businesses grow and thrive. What makes this methodology so successful?

 

Thinking Into Results shares lessons from the best of great teachers – Napolean Hill, Earl Nightengale, Maxwell Maltz, Wallace Wattle – and teaches them in a clear, organized and relatable way. How many people have read the book Think and Grow Rich but then not really figured out how to apply it to their life, for example?

 

Marla Keyhole Shirt in Red Chambray (also available in other colours and prints) by Toronto label Mandala; High Rise Skinny Alexa Jeans in Destroyed Medium Blue by Montreal label Lola Jeans

 

What I love about Thinking Into Results is how well each of our 12 lessons link and lead into each other – and how practical it is. When you finishing the ‘Knowing-Doing Gap’ lesson, for example, (why don’t we do what we know how to do??) we give you clear steps to take to identify non-productive habits and reframe these into productive ones.

 

It’s actionable!

 

And it has helped thousands of people all over the world, in all different situations and professions, create incredible changes in their lives. Thinking Into Results, with its combination of home-study and personal accountability and support, gives people the right information and tools to unleash their incredible potential, and create a thriving business and life full of love and joy!

 

Marla Keyhole Shirt in Red Chambray (also available in other colours and prints) by Toronto label Mandala; High Rise Skinny Alexa Jeans in Destroyed Medium Blue by Montreal label Lola Jeans

 

Could you describe to us what a typical coaching session with you might look like?

When I first meet with someone I really just want to get to know them and listen to what they want – their goals, how they feeling things are going, and what is holding them back. I know I can help people get moving in the direction of their dreams and goals, and break past terror barriers if they are willing and able. I have been there and I know how it feels – and how amazing it is when you move forward!

 

Marla Keyhole Shirt in Red Chambray (also available in other colours and prints) by Toronto label Mandala; High Rise Skinny Alexa Jeans in Destroyed Medium Blue by Montreal label Lola Jeans

My approach to Thinking Into Results is a combination of self-study, group study and one-on- one sessions. Self-study every day keeps you in the right mindset, the right vibration and creates the repetition that you need to really change and make things happen!

 

Group webinars reinforce the lessons, and allow for group question and answer time – and build that mastermind effect when minds come together to share and create.

 

The one-on-one time gives my clients the chance to connect when they are feeling stuck or at key “ah-ha” moments. Wrap this all together and you have an incredibly transformational experience that will change your business and your life forever.

 

Vogue Dress by Montreal label Cherry Bobin; Brass necklace by Torched Studio

 

Is there anything else we should know about you?

I spent years humming and hawing about really going for my big goals, losing confidence and worrying I’d never make it happen. And then I made the decision to go for it, and I reached out to people for help, hired my own coaches, and put myself out there. And there is nothing special about me, or my clients – we can all do it!! Make your life’s journey the best it can possibly be.

 

Jennifer Tee in Purple (made from organic cotton and bamboo and also available in Black and Charcoal) designed by Fresh Collective’s very own Palette by Laura-Jean; Laura Skirt in Glasses Print (also available in other prints!) designed by Fresh Collective’s in-house label, Palette by Laura-Jean

 

I think as entrepreneurs we ‘get it’ that our own personal thoughts, beliefs and success, and the success of our business, are intertwined. Olympics athletes work with coaches to help them perform at their absolute best. Find someone who can support and coach you as you grow – you’ll be glad you did!

 

Where can people find you on social media?

 

You can find me on
Facebook: Hardessplanning
LinkedIn: lisahardess

This entry was posted in Happy Healthy Women, Style Profile by freshcollective. Bookmark the permalink.

About freshcollective

Fresh Collective has carved out its niche in Toronto’s fashion scene for the shopper who loves something a little different! We specialize in local designers, and our products are unique, or few of a kind. Our store is beautifully curated, offering our customers an amazing selection of fabulous clothing and accessories.

Comments are closed.