We had the good fortune of connecting with Lisa Wimberger and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lisa, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I was suffering from debilitating seizures for most of my life and the only thing that helped me, and literally cured me, was the 5-step process of brain training and meditation that I created as a last ditch attempt to help myself. Once I was able to stop my seizures, which by that point were life threatening, I committed myself to teaching this modality. I never intended it to become a global business. I only ever intended to marry myself to teaching the modality that saved my life. I let it take me wherever it could. I believe the unwavering commitment and focus translated well into entrepreneurship and long term success.
What should our readers know about your business?
The Neurosculpting modality and institute is a one-of-a-kind endeavor geared towards teaching people the powerful healing art of self-directed neuroplasticity (brain training). I am most proud of the way we’ve used it over the last 14 years to help quadriplegics move again, stroke clients regain speech, chronic pain clients find relief, ALS clients become empowered, and seizure clients free themselves of seizures. Although it was not ever intended to be used to such medical cases, it seems to have attracted those in deep emotional and physical trauma. It was not easy at all to get to where I’ve gotten, but it was also never once a question as to whether this was the right path. This has been, is, and always will be a purpose from my heart. Business is a side effect of that. Overcoming challenges becomes a non-negotiable when you know your purpose. If I had entered into this field with the mission of becoming a successful entrepreneur as my main motive, I’d have quite early on. There was no money to be made for many years, no history of efficacy I could show clients, and no clout to rely on. I had to make it bit by bit with more courage and tenacity than I’d every used before. But when you believe in something in your soul, courage is easy. I’ve learned that the only way to fail is to quit, and the only way to succeed is to keep going…simple. My brand and story is an extension of me. My why came from my dire need to save my life so that my daughter could have her mother around for a long time. I’m not in this for anything other than to help people.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend were to come visit here’s what we’d do in a perfect world. Eat some amazing food at the quaint little Beast and Bottle. We’d do some easy hiking at Red Rocks or any of the amazing trails in the foothills. We’d, for sure, have some spa time at Izba Russian Spa and facials at Jalan Spa. And we’d pack our nights with Brazilian Zouk dancing, meditation, and likely my husband and I would play a percussion concert to round out the week. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d love to give a shoutout to some of the great teachers out there who have unknowingly saved my life: Dr. Stephen Porges, Peter Levine, Dr. Robert Sapolsky and Dr. David Perlmutter.