Lisa Fraley, JD, CHHC, AADP
Hi, I am Lisa Fraley – a Legal Coach™ and Holistic Health + Life Coach.
A number of years ago, I started my career as an Attorney in a well-regarded, large law firm where all I did was work.
I was young, motivated, eager, and dedicated to my job. I worked obscene hours. I had little time to date. I rarely worked out.
I relied on sugar and caffeine to get through my long days, and my adrenals were drained.
After 5 short years that felt very long, I completely crashed at the age of 30. I had what I call my “early-life crisis.” I was unhappy.
So, I just quit my job and left the law. Just like that.
Everyone thought I was nuts!
Then I became one.
And that’s what that started me down my path of deep-diving into health and wellness.
Over the next few years, I ran three marathons, conquered my decade-long dependence on sugar, stopped being a vegetarian after 15 years, and discovered that I had been suffering from undiagnosed low-grade depression.
At the same time, I became intrigued with holistic nutrition and healthy living and realized I had a passion for helping other people improve their lives and feel happier and healthier so I became a Holistic Health + Life Coach.
As I began my Health Coaching business, I wanted to form a Limited Liability Company (LLC), and I quickly realized there weren’t many places for holistic entrepreneurs to turn for information from a legal standpoint.
I talked with many other coaches who were concerned that they didn’t know what to do legally to protect themselves and their own businesses, and that working with traditional lawyers was stressful, frustrating, and confusing because they didn’t always “get” coaches or understand our business.
After working with my own coach, it dawned on me that I could blend my years of legal training and experience as an attorney with my health and life coaching skills to become a Legal Coach™.
My clients say that they love that I am a Holistic Health + Life Coach because they know that I understand their worries, struggles, and stresses.
They say that my coaching and support has enabled them to feel confident, secure, and relaxed because they know that they are taking steps to protect themselves and their hard-earned businesses so they can attract ideal clients, make more income, and share their gifts with the world.
It feels good to help other coaches and holistic entrepreneurs put the right protections in place for them, so they can relax and feel confident as they build their businesses.
And I especially like supporting them in an affordable way so they can take care of themselves and their businesses at the same time they are taking care of their clients.
Here’s a bit more about my background…
my education, training, and certification…
I have had the honor of receiving training or certification through these institutions, many of which are the leaders in their fields.
The Institute of Integrative Nutrition is the world’s largest nutrition school and is based in New York City. Through its health coach training program, I learned over 100 dietary theories from the world’s leading physician experts in nutrition and wellness like Andrew Weil, MD, Walter Willett, MD, Barry Sears, PhD, Mark Hyman, MD, Joel Fuhrman, MD, David Katz, MD and authors like Geneen Roth, Julia Ross, and David Wolfe, among many others.
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is the largest non-profit fitness certification, education, and training organization with nearly 50,000 certified professionals. Through ACE, I became certified as a Group Fitness Instructor.
Coach University (Coach U) is the leading global provider in life coach training programs. It is the oldest, most established coach training school in the country, founded by Thomas Leonard in 1992. I became a Life Coach when most people didn’t even know what a Life Coach was!
The American Association of Drugless Practitioners is a worldwide organization that issues board certification to Holistic Health Practitioners, such as naturopathic doctors, who do not use prescription drugs in their practices. This is the board certification we can receive as Health Coaches.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law is located in Cleveland, Ohio. In law school, I concentrated in Health Care Law and Bioethics, and I was the Managing Editor for the law journal, Health Matrix: Journal of Law and Medicine.
Miami University is very close to my heart as it is located in my hometown of Oxford, Ohio. While at Miami, I was involved with the Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF) and Honors Program, and served as president of my Delta Delta Delta pledge class. I also studied abroad in London and Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia.
and, on a more personal note…
Prior to becoming a Holistic Health + Life Coach, I practiced law as a Health Care Attorney in a large law firm in Ohio, and then as a major gifts fundraiser for a non-profit in Ohio and college in Maine.
I am an avid runner, endless learner, occasional writer, nature lover, and heartfelt believer in trusting the Universe to provide exactly what is needed at precisely the right time.
I now live with my husband Scott – and my cat Mia – near Sebago Lake in Maine, not too far from where I have spent every summer of my life.