The Ambitious Introvert

Hey! I'm Lisa Petkovsek and I'm excited that you're here. I want to take a moment to welcome you and tell you a little bit about my story.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who had a dream of putting the full alphabet beside my name before I was 30 (Lisa Petkovsek, BBA, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPC, MP-ELI) (actual designations). I am, by any standard, an ambitious introvert, and a lot of the time that meant choosing studying or working over fun and enjoyment. I had this idea that more certifications, and promotions to the next level would somehow bring happiness. It took a lot of late nights at the office, promotions (aka. “success”), career changes (this is career #3), and finally working for a company that allowed me to grow and explore my true passion to realize that, for me, there is more to life than climbing the corporate ladder. I don’t regret any of it, I am proud of my path and the personal growth it provided; without those experiences I wouldn’t be the coach that I am today. However, I am happier now knowing that I found my missing piece.

Did you know that your work (including average commute) takes up a minimum of 50% of the hours you spend awake in a given week. When you’re 85 years old and looking back on your life, will you feel like it was a life well lived? If the answer isn’t a “Hell yes!”, it’s up to you to change it. And you’ve come to the right place. I am ready to support, guide, and inspire you to uncover those hidden dreams and move toward a career that makes you jump out of bed in the morning. And the best part? Everything you need is already inside of you. All you need to do, is get started.

If you'd like to read more about how I made the switch, head on over to the blog.


"The 3 months I spent with Lisa as my Coach were undeniably wonderful. She challenged me to see beyond my default patterns of thinking, guided me toward making better choices for my life and helped me breakthrough the obstacle of feeling “stuck” that I’ve been carrying around for years. It also goes without saying that Lisa is so easy to talk to that opening up to her felt normal and natural. For anyone who is seeking a champion cheerleader to guide them through the ups and downs of their career, I cannot fathom anyone better!" - SM

"My sessions with Lisa have been amazing! I would not be where I am today without her support and guidance. She has a way of pushing you through challenges with ease and guidance. I find that sometimes it is difficult to discuss the things that hold us back in life, but with Lisa I feel comfortable and safe. I highly recommend her services." - BR

"When I first met Lisa I was transparent and shared my goals with her. The amount of insight I was given in 3 months has given me a much needed confidence boost to land an unbelievable opportunity in the tech industry. If you are in need of a life coach to help bring out the best in you, Lisa is the one. Lisa- I will never forget what you have done for me and I will continue to share how you saved my life. Thank you!" - AB

"Working with Lisa brought me so much clarity and direction. She is empathetic, supportive and truly talented at what she does. She helped me create a vision for my business and set clear goals to get it launched. Lisa held me accountable every step of the way, and I am very grateful for her." - JG

Learn more about my coaching programs

  • Starter Package

    3 career coaching sessions focused on a specific area of career strategy.

  • Freedom Found Program

    For those who don’t know where to start. A holistic 12 week program to take you from stuck to passionate.

  • Premium Package

    6 months of dedicated and customized career coaching to guide you through a major career change.

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