Hi, I'm Lisa Birnesser

I am a stress coach, published author, and speaker who is dedicated to helping midlife women write the next chapter of their lives.

Helping You Create a Life Full of Intention, Happiness, and Joy

I specialize in working with midlife women who are tired - both literally and figuratively - of taking care of everyone else but themselves.

Maybe you’ve taken care your kids, spouse and parents, friends, boss and or even your neighbors. And I understand they needed your help and support, some more than others.

However, have you done everything possible to make sure everybody has exactly what they need?

And what about you? Do you now have a burning desire to say “yes” to yourself? Have you been putting off what you wanted to do?

That desire to be and do more may keep you awake at 3 AM.

I understand that desire. I waited so long to fulfill it, my desire became a four-alarm fire before I did anything about it. But when I finally learned to say “yes” to myself, I finally started living the life I needed and deserved.

I gave up a full-time career as an occupational therapist at age 42. I then completed massage school, opened my massage practice, lost my beloved father, became a stress coach, married, became a stepmom and divorced - all by the age of 47.

As you can see, I have dealt with all sorts of “midlife chaos,” so I can not only sympathize, but also empathize with you and what you are going through.

Granted, not everything I decided was the best for me. I had to change the course along the way on some decisions.

But as often as I could, I started to substitute what I needed to do with what I wanted to do,

Are you ready to pick up the pen and write your next chapter of life? Click below to explore what working with me looks like.

A little more about me…

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 1985
  • Massage Therapist since 2005
  • Owned a massage practice from 2007-2020
  • Stress Coach since 2010
  • Public speaking on a variety of occupational therapy subjects as well as stress management
  • Diplomate Level of The American Institute of Stress
  • Studied coaching at Mentor Coach
The American Institute of Stress Certificate


"Working with her felt like a weight has been lifted!"

Ashley W., North Carolina

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