“Just realize where you come from:
this is the essence of wisdom.”
Through gentle inquiry and compassionate listening, Lisa helps bring about change in her clients’ lives. Her wildly colorful set of life experiences ranges from competitive figure skating, managing a multi-million dollar financial services company, working as a Certified Feng Shui consultant to creating and producing a series of innovative commercials for an international food corporation. Hailing from a family of successful unconventional entrepreneurs, Lisa is uniquely qualified to understand life situations that encompass psychological, business/financial, family, visual, and health issues. Her eclectic background allows her to understand and honor where people currently are in their lives. Perhaps most importantly, The Laughing Phoenix, Inc. brings humor to the process of healing and change. Nothing eases the process of change like laughter.
Lisa’s formal education includes:
Certification in Yin Tuina through a year-long program from the Tao of the Body Institute.
Certified in Tibetan Black Hat Feng Shui as a graduate of The Accelerated Path™ Feng Shui and the Chakra Energy System Consultant Training Program originated by Nancy Santo Pietro, author of “Feng Shui and Health The Anatomy of a Home”.
Lisa was a disciple and student of H.H. Professor Thomas Lin Yun Rinpoche, the founder and supreme leader of the contemporary Black Sect Tantric Buddhism at its fourth stage, until his passing on August 11, 2010. She is honored by the time and laughter shared by his Holiness.
Additional studies in Feng Shui with Katherine Metz, a leader in opening Feng Shui to the Western World.
Mentored extensively with Nancy Rosanoff, PhD, host of the television show, “The Listening Place” and author of “Intuition Workout” and “Knowing When It’s Right”.
Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Film, with Honors, from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Her emphasis is in film and design.
Lisa’s life experience training includes:
Ongoing exploration in shamanism with Amanda Foulger, faculty member at The Foundation for Shamanic Studies.
Six years in the wealth management field at Manulife Financial, a leading Canadian-based financial services group serving millions of customers in 22 countries and territories world-wide.
Five years in personal investment management at Lighthouse Asset Management.
Her services as a Nomadic Business Strategist in service to entrepreneurs can be explored at LisaBenson.net.