#wcw: Lisa Pertoso

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I met Lisa a few years ago when I was bringing Women Catalysts to NYC (as I was traveling between SF and NYC frequently for work). Immediately, I knew she embodied everything Women Catalysts desires to create in community. Read below to learn why she's joining me to lead our 2018 Goal Setting Workshop in NYC. – Katie Tilson

My goals for this year are...To finish writing a book inspired by my dating experiences (chronicled on my blog 100 First Dates). To continue to empower people to follow their fears for growth and happiness (though my experiential learning company Follow the Fear). To build a cozy and supportive home with my husband (physically and spiritually). To grow my mindfulness practice: yoga, meditation, and who knows what else!

Here's how you can help me...Read my book when it's a book! And to find out when...sign-up here. Introduce me to smart, inspiring people and orgs who want to flex their leadership, communications, or creativity skills. Recommend any classes, workshops, books, films, etc that changed you for the better.

One of my best talents is...Keepin' it real, making people laugh, going with the flow. Being an improv performer for the past 7 years has helped me really hone these valuable life and work skills. 

My favorite resources are...Anything new and different, because I hate routine (though I do need it sometimes). Comedy, whether it's performing with my improv team, watching stand-up or sketch, or making a short film...laughter is my drug of choice. I've been digging Headspace for meditation these past few months, and swimming laps at the gym. 

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Thanks, Lisa! New Yorkers, you can join Lisa and Katie next week for our super fun Goal Setting workshop! Details here.