I am excited to bring you another Bright Arrow Coach Spotlight, featuring Lisa Kaplin. I hope you enjoy getting to know our coaches and getting a glimpse into their personalities and coaching style. All of our coaches are highly trained, experienced, certified, and hand-selected for our clients. Serving as executive or leadership team members for organizations of all sizes, our coaches have walked in your shoes. Bright Arrow coaches spent decades navigating the business landscape and successfully climbing the corporate ladder prior to entering the executive coaching field. Our coaches have experienced the same volatilities and uncertainties, complexities, and ambiguities prevalent in most organizations today.
Let’s get to know Lisa Kaplin, Bright Arrow Coach.
Why did you become a coach?
I became a coach because I loved the growth and wellness model of coaching with a focus on action and moving forward. I love the theoretical aspect of therapy and the application of coaching. The combination has been so satisfying personally and professionally.
What are your special focus areas as a coach?
My special focus areas of coaching are around internal blocks such as insecurity, fear, overwhelm, and stress. I love the deep dive around these issues that lead to powerful and sustainable outer changes.
What is it like to work with Bright Arrow and Bright Arrow clients?
It has been a joy to work with Bright Arrow with Tegan and her team. Tegan is very organized, responsive, and incredibly wise. Her team is friendly and efficient. Bright Arrow clients have been excellent to work with because they are smart, motivated, and excited to do the work of coaching.
What do you believe is important that leaders embody in order to be effective in the future?
I believe that it is crucial for leaders to embody personal growth, emotional awareness, and flexibility in order to be effective in the future. As 2020 has shown us, we never know what is coming our way so the best leaders are ready for anything and are able to be aware of and monitor their own reactions to a variety of situations.
What is the best advice about leadership you’ve ever received? OR your favorite quote about leadership?
My favorite quote about leadership is by Viktor Frankl and it is “ Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a lifelong Chicagoan, born and raised on the south side and now in the northern suburbs. I’m a psychologist, life and executive coach, wife, and mother of 3 adult children.
What do you do in your free time?
I love to spend time with friends and family, read, hike, and do puzzles in my free time.
Something people are surprised to learn about you.
People are surprised to learn that I’m a closet introvert and nerd at heart.