If you want to learn how to speak from your heart and really convey the message that God designed for you to share, Lisa Vanderwaak is the woman to help you do that! I met Lisa through a high-level mastermind program in which we were both learning to grow our businesses. I was blessed to be placed in a small group with Lisa and other like-minded successful and spirit-filled women entrepreneurs! I truly believe God brings just the right people into our lives when we need them most; and this group supported me and brought out the best in me. And now I’m blessed to bring Lisa into your life:-)
Meet Featured Sister Lisa Vanderwaak
Business Name: REAL U Institute
Business Description: Our mission is to equip and empower women to lead authentic, productive lives, and communicate with passion, purpose and transformational impact.
The common thread throughout my life experiences is transformation and the power of God’s love to bring freedom to be who He created me to be. I started out as a Speech language Pathologist, went on to become an ordained minister, working primarily on university campuses and as a itinerant speaker. I found myself over and over being asked to coach people in leadership and team development as well as in communication effectiveness. While in the midst of planning to step out and start my own business, my husband (of 17 years) passed away suddenly. Now with the need to be avilable for my 3 children while working as a single mom, starting my own business was the perfect set-up to do both. In 2008, after graduating from COACH U, as a Transformational Life Coach, REAL U Inc. was founded. I went on to become certified as a World Class Speaking Coach expanding my focus. I am passionate about women becoming free to live true to who they are designed to be and to release them to offer their uniqueness to make a transformational impact in their sphere of influence.
Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do and He will show you whic path to take.”
Erwin McManus – “When you live up to your Greatness the whole world is made better. The world can not afford for you to choose average or easy.”
Hobbies, interests, gifts: Strengths- communicator, discernment/intuitive, leadership, visionary, creative, relational.
Interests- spiritual growth, people, different cultures, inspiring stories.
3 biological children- 10, 16, 18
and 3 step-children, 24,26, 27
Husband – David
Greatest challenge as a mom entrepreneur:
Organization- maintaining systems that help business run smoothly, long term progression planning of business development- life often interrupts the flow, and have to “re-start.”
Advice for other mom entrepreneurs:
Don’t give up! Surround yourself with like-minded women who inspire and challenge you as you do them. Keep expanding and growing. Keep the main things the main things- Your relationship with God, your spouse and children before work things.
Why I love being part of the Christian Mompreneur Sisterhood:
It’s an exciting and inspiring group of women who are following their dreams and changing their world.