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I’m so grateful that you have taken a minute to let me introduce myself to you!   

 

My name is pronounced “Leeza".  When you speak to me the first time, you will notice that I have an accent, since I was born and raised in South Africa.  My father was in the military, so we moved every couple of years, both in South Africa and abroad. In 1990, my family moved to the United States because my father served as a diplomat in Washington, DC and immigrated here four years later.

 

After earning my degree in International Business and Political Science, I worked full time as a Director of Meetings in Corporate America until I had children. I met my husband in college and we got married in July 1999. He is an entrepreneur, running various businesses in several states. We have three daughters, one in high school, and two in middle school.

 

I have a Professional Life Coach Certification from the Life Coach Institute of Orange County, an Emotional Intelligence Life Coach Certification, a Level 1 Gottman Training Certification, and have completed the Consulting Institute Training.    

 

Now …. to the important facts about me (in no specific order) …. I love laughing, I love movies, I love chocolate, I love singing in the car to my favorite bands, I love to travel, I love spending time with friends, I love sitting around a fire making s’mores, I love reading a book on the porch while listening to the rain, I love attending a sport or music event in a stadium, I love spending time with my husband and kids and I really love the beach!   

 

I am looking forward to getting to know you too!

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Lize has a Professional Life Coach Certification from the Life Coach Institute of Orange County, an Emotional Intelligence Life Coach Certification, a Level 1 Gottman Training Certification and has completed the Consulting Institute Training.    

 

Prior to becoming a Life Coach, Lize was a corporate meeting planner, working with high-level executives to plan their executive retreats.  She then became the Director of Meetings for IADR, based in Washington, DC, and planned conferences for over 10,000 attendees both in the USA and abroad. She is also a member of several non-profit boards and committees, both in the US and internationally.  

 

Lize and her husband, Gregg, are the founders of Five Oaks Ministries and she launched Reset Conferences for women in 2019.   She and her husband have done marriage mentoring for 14 years and teach their “Life Renovation” curriculum to couples in seminar and small group settings.   

 

Lize co-hosts a weekly podcast, Unstuck On Purpose, alongside her fellow Life Coach and friend, Karen Millsap.

Lize authentically invests in helping people become their best selves.  Her positive encouragement and practical wisdom is life-changing!

Summer Darnell, LMHC

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