About and Services | Lisa Steingold


Once Upon a Time…

I don’t love third person bios so here’s a little more about me as I see things.

I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1978. Yup, that’s some time ago. In the time before mobile phones thank goodness when I got to spend my holidays on my grandmother’s farm. When holidays were a thing you didn’t have to Instagram!

I never thought I’d become a writer or coach. I never trained as a writer. Unlike Elizabeth Gilbert I have never been voted a three-time finalist for The National Magazine Award, nor have I worked for The New York Times.

I’m just a regular human who’s lived in Johannesburg, London, and now Spain. I studied sports management, worked as a coach for 5 years spurred by my passion for psychology, and then moved into marketing and tech. It’s been quite a mix.


“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it” ~ Rumi

Rumi had something right there. 

Our job is not to try to find love or make our best life happen but rather see all the BS defences we have against it.

The problem with this is that BS (yes bull***t) costs alot of time, money and energy. I don’t know about you but I feel like I don’t want to waste time, money or energy on BS. 

I want to look and feel fabulous and help others to do the same! Because life is just too damned short for anything else!

Life can break your heart but it can also open your eyes and take you on magical journeys. If you let it. 

Who inspires me?

Goodness I’m inspired all the time by a range of humans from my parents to my friends, to writers and the women I’ve hosted on my podcast.

It’s for this reason I write, started my podcast and have created my courses on resilience and change.

What I can't do...

I have

  • A Bachelor of Commerce in Sports Management,
  • A Diploma in Counselling
  • A Personal Training Diploma
  • A Certificate in Sports Massage

And a LOT of life experience!

I’ve been fortunate to be able to contribute to some incredible brands and publications over the years including;

Shape magazineGIBS business SchoolSpark MediaDeloitte, the Association of African Change Management ProfessionalsVirgin Active and The Branson School of Entrepreneurship.

My mission is to live POWER-FULLY and to help others do the same.

BUT I can’t change your life for you. I can’t profess to be a psychologist because I’m not. (Contact my sister Lauren for that!). I can’t make everything okay for you.

But I can promise that everyday you get another shot to Begin. Again. And it’s my mission to help you remember that and to make the most of it!