HERstory/ Lisa Stannard

“I took that scared little girl with me on this journey and showed her it’s safe and that she was fine the way she was. And through that I felt healed enough to move on, free of the burden of deficiency I’d saddled myself with all those years.” 

“The most important thing I do, is to shine a light to help others through the darkness. That is my mission and my purpose.”

Something happened to me 2 ½ years ago that fundamentality changed my life. That something was a job loss after 15 years at the same company. This opened a floodgate of emotions. I was overwhelmed with feelings of inadequacy, anger, sadness, betrayal, and loss. 

That day, that hour, in that moment my social relationships, financial support and purpose evaporated.

I found myself wallowing in a sea of devastation. But out of that something magical happened. I decided to challenge myself to do things I never thought possible. I opened my mind and heart and found a new road and new purpose.

To understand how monumental this was, we need to look back, way back. As a child I suffered from stuttering. It affected every part of my life and how I felt about myself. With some guidance from a therapist and hypnotist, I went back in time to my childhood to speak to my little girl self.

I took that scared little girl with me on this journey and showed her it’s safe and that she was fine the way she was. And through that I felt healed enough to move on, free of the burden of deficiency I’d saddled myself with all those years. 

I joined social groups and public speaking groups. I volunteered and made unlikely friends. I helped others with their insecurities and so much more. I have a more fulfilled life than ever before. I no longer worry about what other people think of me because I am enough just the way I am.

I sit here today feeling grateful for this journey, and yes, even for the job loss. I am as grateful for the bumps in the road as for the road itself. 

Girl Noticed Asks:

What book have you read, that impacted your life and why?

I have so many books, sorry can’t just pick one. 

1- Four Agreements

2- Worthy Human 

3- UNfu**k Yourself

4- The Infinite Game

These books have helped me navigate with working on my new programming about life and work life.

Have you ever made a single change that made a significant difference in your life?

I didn’t make this change but this change happened for me…JOB LOSS

If you can have a gigantic mural painted in your neighborhood what would it be or say?

I am Enough / I am Worthy / I get to Choose or 

You are Enough / You are Worthy / You get to Choose

It’s Karaoke night, no holds barred, what song do you belt out?

“YOU SAY”, by Lauren Daigle 

Born and raised in Staten Island NY Lisa worked on the New York Stock Exchange and eventually married and moved to Florida. She currently works as a Real Estate agent, Investor and Public Speaker.

Lisa chose this quote to sum it all up…


“I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.”

William Stafford


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