Advanced Praise for Becoming a Mother on Fire
A personal coach for mothers! I loved it. What a great idea. Garber really explains the pulls and demands we feel as moms. This book is all about fulfilling your own potential while supporting your children to do the same. Moms need this book!
- Jennifer Garner, actress, producer, mother of 2, Los Angeles
Wonderful strategies for taking care of yourself while taking care of others. Moms will love this message. You can be a great mom AND still have a life!
- Amy Sky, Award winning Songwriter, Singer, Producer and Mental Health Advocate, www.amysky.com, mother of 2, Toronto
Mothers are also birthed at the same time as their baby. One thing I tell my clients is that transition is scary. When we are in transition we are neither here nor there. This book has valuable insights and exercises to help moms going through the transition of becoming the mother they truly are inside.
- Owen Williams, author, The Relationship Revolution, executive, life and relationship coach www.relationshipexcellence.com, Toronto
MOTHERS…This is your chance to find yourself again! Garber's coaching is powerful in this book. She will take you by the hand and guide you easily from making a commitment to yourself to creating a better life for you and your family. After applying Alisa’s discoveries to your own life, you will be much more powerful as a woman and mother. I highly recommend this book for any mother wanting to regain her sense of self and connect with why she matters to the world.
- Deborah R. Monroe, Ignite Achievements Int’l Inc., MA, Master EQ Practitioner, Organizational Development and Coaching, San Antonio
First and foremost – WOW! “Fulfilling the longing of your soul” - that line makes me want to cry – it’s so powerful, so magical almost – love it!! I will CONFIDENTLY and PROUDLY share this with any mom I know.
- Grace Y. Attard, creator of The e-Spot™ and enSpire Inc. Coaching . http://www.espot.ca and http://www.enspirecoaching.com, Oakville, Canada
I plan to recommend this book to my clients. A divorce can really shake a mother’s identity and make her question herself. And of course, because she is so concerned about her children getting through it, she can forget about herself. But no more! This book gives a mother permission to focus some attention on herself so she can take that journey toward creating a better life for herself and her children.
- Nicola Savin, family law lawyer and partner, Birenbaum Steinberg Landau Savin & Colraine, Toronto
This book is amazing. Every time I read a page or two, it lifts me up and makes me feel wonderful.
- Jeanine Mackie, musician, mom, www.bluemartinijazz.ca, Toronto
The coaching process in this book has the power to change mothers’ lives, just as it did mine. I especially love the chapter on setting Wildly Audacious Goals (WAGs). I started coaching with Lisa when I was a new mother. It helped me to step outside my comfort zone. It wasn’t easy but I began an in depth path of self- discovery that continues to result in positive changes in my life even today. Now, I work in a career I love, live in my dream home, and find myself surrounded by energetic, successful people. Most importantly, I am more connected to my own children, and those I love. I celebrate what I call “mini miracles” in my life that keep me inspired, and never cease to amaze me. For all busy moms, if you have an open mind, and are willing to do your own inner work – this book makes for a transformational journey. Go for it!
- Carolyn Hidalgo, Professional Life Coach, CA, CPCC, Co-Founder of Focused Energy Inc., mother of 3 including twins, Toronto
This book is valuable for all women in any stage of life- not only mothers. I recognize both myself and clients in many of the descriptions in these pages. The tug of loyalties women experience is universal. If you feel caught between your partner and your girlfriends, your work and personal life balance, or between your growing kids and your aging parents, this book can offer you helpful insights. Alisa provides readers with valuable tools used by professional coaches to reclaim their birth right- to be an empowered, joyful and fulfilled human being- by ‘coaching themselves’ step by step through these practical exercises. I wish this book had been around years ago!
- Joni Mar, CPCC, MCC, Master Certified Coach, www.jonimar.com, Vancouver
Congratulations Alisa. As a woman and children’s health specialist with 25 years of experience in the field, I congratulate you on your book and your program. As well, having been part of your first coaching group for ten years I can speak to your words and wisdom with confidence and conviction. Women must hang on to themselves in order to be the best parent and person they can be. Your program is a wonderful tool to help them do just that!!!
- Jan Andrews RN, BScN, MN, mother of three, Oakville, Canada
Really knowing and understanding my core values, allowed me to find meaning in my new role as a "mom". The realization that the source of my unhappiness stemmed from not living an "authentic" life, made a huge and positive impact in every aspect of my life. The Mothers on Fire Coaching Program in this book was pivotal in my journey to becoming a better mom and a happier, more complete "me."
- Claudia Gonzalez, MBA, mother of two, Australia
Garber has done a beautiful job of making a complex subject accessible and easy to read. The self-exploration in the coaching exercises has the potential for a mother to transform her life. I wish I had this book when I was the young mother of a wild and crazy kid!
- Tzabia Siegel, BAPhEd, CHN and mother, www.weightlesscreativity.com Toronto
It is easy to make your children's life your life and become buried. But eventually, you find yourself missing something. Garber really captures the dilemma mom's feel when being a parent can take over your life. She has a way out. She has a method that's understandable, practical and easy to follow. The book is great at helping mothers feel more engaged in and passionate about their own lives. I loved it.
- Judi Jaeger, mother of two, Portola Valley, CA
I've been at home taking care of my children for 12 years. It is quite a challenge not to lose yourself in the process. I am still working at it. But this book is a great guide on my journey. It helps mothers deal with the identity crisis that sometimes comes with motherhood. I recommend it highly.
- Kara Gonder, mother of two, Barrie, Ontario
This is a powerful book for ALL mothers; young or old, working or staying-at-home. The concept of a Mother on Fire is inspirational. I work with many mothers who are struggling with their roles and looking to figure out what new directions they need to explore. I will recommend it for all.
- Karen Friedland-Brown, Parents Place www.parentsplaceonline.org, San Francisco, CA
Danger! Danger! I started reading your book here at almost 10:00 p.m.--when I still have work to do before my all-day meeting tomorrow--and I don't want to stop reading it! Really compelling.
- Julie Colbrese, CPCC, ACC, Life/Work Coach, www.hotcoffeecoaching.com/café_diem, Chicago