About The Teacher

Dr. Lisa Leit, Founder of The Happy Whole Human Institute of Holistic Wellness, is an executive coach and management consultant.  She conducts academic, leadership, and enterprise level instruction, inspirational seminars, data gathering and analysis, holistic wellness consulting, mediation, and relationship coaching.  Lisa also trains and certifies HAPPY WHOLE HUMAN® coaches and provides continuing education to professionals from a variety of sectors.  Her HAPPY WHOLE HUMAN® products and the Holistic Wellness Coaching vision, approach, and methods are enhanced by applied experience in diverse settings and over 20 years of education. Her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in Human Ecology with an emphasis on the psychology of interpersonal communication qualify her as an expert in the fields of developmental psychology and behavioral dynamics. 

Trained to conduct quantitative research by top in field professors and pioneers in the field of interpersonal relationships, her cutting edge comprehensive holistic wellness self-assessment and corresponding online curriculum facilitate the optimal balance of self and other focus by empowering individuals as they overcome unconscious patterns of narcissism and codependence to achieve well-being and relationship fulfillment.  Publications include The HAPPY WHOLE HUMAN Handbook (2016), Conversational Narcissism in Marriage (2008, with co-authors Dr. Debby Jacobvitz and Dr. Nancy Hazen-Swann), and entries on both “Communication and Narcissism” and “Narcissism in Marriage” in the International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication.

In addition to in-person workshops and intensives, she works with clients worldwide via phone and Skype.

Lisa passionately champions the message that "There is a 'WE' in WELLNESS!"  In other words, relationship health is key to the holistic health of individuals,  families, organizations, and society.  Her mission is to provide individuals (including herself!) and organizations with a safe, confidential space to relax, reflect, and snap out of unconscious patterns via mindfulness and holistic wellness to overcome obstacles and be more fulfilled, productive, prosperous, and healthy NOW!  

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  • Angela Hollingsworth   November 23, 2015


    Dr. Lisa Leit's approach is transformative, inspiring and pragmatic. Highly recommend!

When you are willing to open to what is here, all is a gift, every instant, every moment, every event. Gangaji

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