Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.
Lisa Mustard's style🥇 Empowering 💪 Challenging 👂 Listener 🤝 Collaborative
Why Lisa Mustard chose to be in the helping profession
In my late twenties, I grappled with challenges in both my personal relationships and career. It was then that I heeded my mother's advice and sought therapy. In a surprisingly short period, I underwent a profound transformation. I gained invaluable insights into my behavioral patterns within relationships and began taking responsibility for my emotions, thoughts, and actions. Moreover, I came to understand that a fulfilling career doesn't necessarily entail a constant struggle against my weaknesses, but rather, it's about harnessing my strengths. This remarkable change fueled my desire to guide others toward discovering tranquility, joy, and contentment in their lives. By the age of 31, I had embarked on a journey to become a Marriage and Family Therapist.
When I turned 40, I had a wake-up call. I was tired of going through the motions of my life and career as a therapist and wanted to pivot my skill set and do new things. Yet, I didn’t know what those things would be, so I began testing out ideas and business opportunities. Some were busts, while others were successes!
Along the way though, I have learned incredible lessons:
First, when I work in alignment with my highest values and priorities, work is effortless and fun.
Second, is that failing at something isn't a death sentence. Failures are learning experiences. There is no failing, there's only learning and growing!
Third is that I need to be flexible in the methods I use while staying laser focused on my goals.
Combining all these lessons has brought me to where I am today - Podcaster and Coach.
Lisa Mustard's approach
While I proudly hold a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I want to emphasize that our coaching sessions won't follow the traditional therapy route. Instead, my role as your life coach is to guide you on a transformative journey. Together, we'll unearth the bedrock of your core values, courageously confront any beliefs that may have been holding you back, and collaboratively craft a roadmap for your personal growth. My aim is to empower you to lead a life that's not just authentic but profoundly aligned with your true self.
What you can expect from sessions with Lisa Mustard
I approach our sessions with an open mind and a commitment to meeting you where you currently stand. I have no preconceived notions about 'who you should be' or 'how you ought to present yourself'. My primary role is to be an attentive listener, asking thought-provoking questions, and together, we'll construct a customized strategy to propel you toward your aspirations, no matter what they may entail.
In the intervals between our sessions, it's essential for you to translate our discussions into real-life action. Transformation is not solely about reflection; it demands proactive steps. Some strategies we develop together will profoundly reshape your journey, while others may resonate less. Your feedback will guide our sessions and your progress with every experience providing valuable lessons and contributing to your personal growth.
Lisa Mustard's experience working with the Jewish community
Throughout my career as a life coach and therapist, I've had the honor of connecting with the Jewish community, and it has been a deeply enriching experience. My passion has always been to provide guidance and support to individuals from diverse backgrounds. Given my profound interest in personal development, I genuinely appreciate and embrace the distinct aspirations, strengths, and challenges that members of the Jewish community bring to the forefront. I approach every coaching session with a completely open mind, devoid of any preconceived notions tied to religion or family customs. Instead, I hold a deep belief in the transformative power of religious beliefs in shaping our life journeys.
Within my coaching space, I have cultivated a nurturing and inclusive environment where clients can freely explore their goals, identity, and aspirations, all while considering their religious heritage. I have witnessed firsthand the profound influence of faith in guiding life choices and perspectives. This insight enables me to offer guidance that resonates deeply, recognizing and celebrating the significance of their religious identity.
Each individual I have the privilege of working with brings a unique story and vision. By attuning myself to the religious and cultural intricacies of their lives, I can align with their specific aspirations and challenges. Whether I'm assisting someone from the Jewish community or any other background, my core mission remains unwavering - to empower them with the utmost respect, understanding, and support, thus enabling them to navigate their life's journey with confidence and purpose.
Lisa Mustard's Book Recommendation Zone
People I work withAdults Individuals
Personal religious affiliationsConservative
Jewish community experienceModerate
Licensed to work inSouth Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
15 years in practice
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by South Carolina 2008. License number 4502
- EdS, Counselor Education by University of South Carolina 2006
- MPH, Health Promotion & Education by University of South Carolina 2001
- BS, Mass Communications by Virginia Commonwealth University 1995
- Podcaster, The Therapy Show with Lisa Mustard since 2019