About Lisa Boinnard


I guide people and organizations toward greater sentience – more awareness of self and other. I work in a relational framework, because we are connected beings. I hold space so that transformation can occur. I believe in heart, imagination, and the sacred value of life.


Credentials and Certifications

I am a lifelong student. I believe in the age-old practice of apprenticeship and have studied with gifted masters in meditation, equine facilitation, coaching, and indigenous psychology. I am presently a doctoral student in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in depth psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute; I am passionate about the psyche, trauma, myth, and scholarly research. I hold a BA from Dartmouth College, and a MA from the New School, Parsons School of Design.

A post-war moment, ready to take on life.

A post-war moment, ready to take on life.

A Little More History

My life has been a rich tapestry of experiences that has provided for an openness for the diversity of my clients. Born in Vietnam at the end of the war, I was a refugee at the age of four. With over one hundred people stuffed into a tiny fishing boat, I escaped a war-broken country and ended up living on a deserted island, in a wild jungle for a year. Clearly, life was not meant to be typical.

From the island to Sparks, Nevada, I eventually went on to an ivy league education. I like to the think the winds of grace have blessed my life. I have spent three years in biochemistry and genetics labs, I worked at Sotheby's in London and Paris, and I have sixteen years experience as a brand and innovation strategist for executive teams such as at the New York Stock Exchange, Pepsico, early-stage startups, and software companies like New Relic. I served for three years as a session curator and speaker coach for TEDx San Diego.

I am also a spouse, step-parent to three children, and friend of all things furry and feathered. My life has been a mix of atrocities and abundance, in many ways a reflection of our reality. We live in a world of technological brilliance, climate change, war, and a time of more refugees crossing borders than ever before.

What we need in these volatile times are people who are willing to nurture their inner lives so that together, we can bring meaning, beauty, and kindness to the world.

A path is only a path....ask yourself, and yourself alone this one question. Does this path have a heart?
— Carlos Castaneda
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