Hope Beyond Abuse
Lead the Way offers a series of solutions that service providers can offer their clients, including workshops, speaking, facilitated training, and workshops. Lisa also offers online training through webinars and video training. All Lisa’s training is gender neutral and focus on change and hope rather than blame and shaming.
Lisa believes two things are necessary for real change to happen: hope and knowledge. This is the philosophy behind all Lisa’s training. If you can give people the knowledge they need in order to change and the hope that it is possible, then they will start to engage with the organisations and people trying to help them.
Lisa knows first-hand, having broken the cycle of generational abuse herself, that if someone believes in you and can teach you to believe in yourself, change is possible. Lisa shares her story of moving from hopelessness to empowerment with an openness and honesty that can break down barriers and help people to accept the help and treatment available to them. Lisa knows the joy of healing and living a full life and communicates this in a way that makes others know that a life free from the struggle and inner torment is achievable.
It is an important part of healing and moving forward to accept what has been and own your part in it. I share my story to give hope that it is possible to heal. To show that by claiming back your life and taking responsibility, you can start to deal with the hurt inside and accept the help available. Those that are in the cycle of violence can learn that real healing cannot be done in isolation and that they are worthy of good life free from abuse (including self-abuse). This creates an openness to work through issues. It is this openness that is at the core of my work.