I love my family and most importantly my kids…they are the reason I am living better… always.
In the world of cats and dogs ~ I choose dog every time!
I am a sucker for a flash mob, touching videos, hallmark commercials and great inspirational quotes.
I am an avid, aging, athlete however I still love everything about sports.
I am happiest when I am busy and juggling many things.
I am a DIY home improvement enthusiast and wannabe gardener.
I despise just about everything to do with cooking, I hate when people eat all of my hard work.
My sense of humor is my best attribute and I especially love to laugh so hard I cry. (Practical jokes are my forte!)
I love writing and I actually really enjoy public speaking. (Writing a book is much harder than I anticipated!)
I LOVE to travel … around the world and down the street!
My life motto is definitely “the only mistake is not to begin…”
In my college yearbook there is a picture of me riding a camel.
I love to meet people through my work, writing, website, and social media… so, Hello!
Bios for Lisa Bates
Speaker’s profile and Education
Lisa Bates holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, teaching certification and a degree in Business Administration. From school administrator and non-profit executive, to teacher, coach, counselor and mom, Lisa has extensive experience, knowledge and training in the education field working with children from cradle to college. Currently, Lisa owns and operates LB Living Better an organizational and educational services business. Her first book Barbies in the Horse Bin, Living Better with Organized Children was released in February, 2015. Lisa’s second book Beyond the Rails, How to Plan a Cross-Country Train Trip was released June, 2017. Lisa is a seasoned, energizing, humorous, workshop presenter with extensive experience. As a mother of three teenagers including twin boys, Lisa is active in many youth sport and art organizations and serves on numerous local boards and committees.
Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, Boston College
**Additional coursework towards Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study and completion of teaching certification in Behavioral Sciences.
Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Providence College
For Presentations and Book Signings on her new book release visit Beyond the Rails, How to Plan a Cross-Country Train Trip.
Organizing and educational expert, Lisa Bates works with families, schools and organizations to promote “living better”. Visit her website www.lblivingbetter.com to learn more.
Short Bio for Education Presentations:
Lisa Bates has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, certification to teach Behavioral Sciences and a degree in Business Administration. From school administrator and non-profit executive, to teacher, coach, counselor and mom, Lisa has extensive experience, knowledge and training working with children from toddlers to teenagers. Currently, Lisa owns and operates LB Living Better the home for her lifestyle blog and consulting business. She is a sought after presenter, parenting consultant and writer. Lisa is a seasoned, energizing, humorous, workshop presenter with extensive experience. As a mother of three teenagers including twin boys, Lisa maintains her sanity by writing, travelling and playing with her dogs. Read more about Lisa Bates at www.lblivingbetter.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Excerpt from the Introduction of Barbies in the Horse Bin, Living Better with Organized Children
A Little Bit About Me…
The stories in this book are first-hand experience, whether as a teacher, a professional organizer, a school administrator, an executive, or most importantly as a parent. They are the stories that thousands of families have brought to me over decades of being there to listen. My experience is based not just on my own family, but from working with so many families of all shapes and sizes facing all kinds of challenges.
My experience includes working with freshmen in college as an assistant to the Dean as well as helping families with infants while managing a multi-site child care center. With a degree in counseling psychology and experience as a middle school teacher and administrator, I do feel I have seen it all, or as I like to say, I’ve worked with children from cradle to college.
The funny part of this “organizing” journey is that I started in the middle. When I became a parent, I knew far more about the early adolescent years than I did about caring for babies. However, since I knew where my babies were headed, I started preparing them at a very young age. Sometimes it is better to know the destination, than the exact path that will take you there.
I am not a perfect parent, no one is and I have three children who will back up this fact happily. Parenting is always a work in progress. While I am okay with proclaiming that I am an “organizing expert”, I struggle with anyone who wants to classify me as a parenting expert. I have been introduced to audiences and quoted in print as a “parenting expert” and it never sits well with me. I do believe there are parenting experts, many millions of them and they reside with the children they care for day in and day out. You are the expert for your child.
My singular advantage has been the privilege of working with thousands of families and learning through their trials and tribulations in addition to my own. I have witnessed so many families raise truly great children. This book strives to pull those families common themes together in an effort to help you with your children as I strive to help myself with my own. True experts know they do not have all the answers.
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