As someone who regularly goes on record in saying that I do not believe in coincidences, it is of no surprise to me that the majority of the stellar guests I have the honour and the privilege of interviewing on Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald are those who have chosen to primarily trust their instincts coupled with defying convention. This is in fact, the hallmark for much of the ongoing success of those I have showcased on the airwaves for the past four years. Bright lights and stellar human beings who intuitively and innately trust and believe in themselves so much so, so as to march to the beat of their own drum!
Recent radio/podcast guest, friend, mentor, peer and colleague, Dr. Louise Finlayson is very much of the same elk, and one of the many reasons for why we gel so incredibly well with one another! It is becoming increasingly rare for me these days, to interview those whom I have already established an initial in-person rapport or tangible bond with. Knowing this to be true, there was an extra dollop of infused yumminess when gifted with the lovely stroll down memory lane with Dr. Louise Finlayson on Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald. You can listen to the full interview here:
I initially met Louise a handful of years ago in California. I had been one of twelve people selected from around the world to receive training, licensing, and certification to become a PT Facilitator. Louise was one of the instructors of whom I had immediately struck a strong kinship with. She was lovely with me. I distinctly and fondly remember Louise being particularly plugged into the true essence of each and every single one of us twelve participants. We established an instantaneous connection, which I am proud has stood the test of time. That does not always happen in the world of chronic busyness with people scaling their careers and growing their businesses. This is only one of many reasons for why Louise is authentic in her leadership and for why she offers legitimacy and credibility in the minds, hearts and souls of those who know and respect her. Louise walks the talk and everyone who leads with the same stellar example as Louise does, appreciates her for the true gem that she is!
A standout quality for which Louise embodies as a self-empowered woman, which most impresses me is Louise’s staunch sense of self, coupled with her healthy and solid sense of self worth. Louise will depart any situation and will opt to travel down a divergent path if not in alignment with her core values. People know where they stand with Louise because Louise always knows where she stands with herself and never deviates from who she knows her core self to be. I have learned much from this woman and am eternally grateful to her for the ways she has been instrumental in my own journey of ongoing personal growth and personal development.
If anyone here reading this were ever to seek out this lovely woman in the tangible sense, either by attending one of her retreats or in becoming one of her clients, I am quite sure you too, will be immediately struck by the warmth in her eyes, the gentleness in her voice, the radiance in her big and beautiful smile, and the lingering impression she will leave on your soul. Louise is as real as real is. Truth!
Louise, thank you for your longstanding contributions to humanity. Thank you for all the ways you tirelessly pay it forward and are of constant service to the collective. Thank you for the ways in which you have grown me, nurtured me, and expanded me as a human being. I appreciate you with all my heart. You will always have my unwavering support both personally and professionally. Keep Shining our friend! The world needs your purity and beautiful energy!
Uplifting You To Fear Less And To Live More!
Be your own Hero. Be your own Shero.
Be your own Leader. Be your own Best Friend!
Love & Gratitude ~ Lisa
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WHO IS DR. LOUISE FINLAYSON?!
In her 30+ year career as a psychotherapist, and transformational coach, Dr. Louise Finlayson has inspired and guided thousands of clients to living happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. Her life mission is to elevate consciousness on the planet.
Louise earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Michigan State University and completed a three year fellowship in Clinical Psychology at Harvard Medical School.
Early in her career, Louise realized that her psychological training was only useful to a certain point. While helping her clients move out of immediate pain, her knowledge and skill set stopped short of helping them thrive. At the same time, Louise was feeling stuck in an unhappy marriage.
After many rounds of individual and couples therapy, Louise felt disillusioned with the limits of traditional psychotherapy. That is when Louise embarked on a life-long journey of healing, personal growth, and spiritual traditions, especially Eastern philosophies such as Buddhism.
Over the years, Louise has attended numerous personal growth workshops, meditation retreats, spiritual retreats, and received training as a transformational coach. As Louise integrated her newfound knowledge, practices, and skills into her work with clients, she discovered that they were healing faster and living lives beyond what they ever thought possible.
Dr. Louise Finlayson guides her clients through a paradigm shift. “When we open to the expansive awareness of non-duality in the spiritual realm, we are able to access infinite possibilities. The key to spiritual transformation is freeing ourselves from the limitations and illusions of dualistic thinking.”
Thank you for kindly listening to my radio/podcast interview with, Dr. Louise Finlayson! Enjoy!
Louise’s teachings are very practical and down to earth. She has a way of translating abstract, esoteric spiritual principles into usable, and actionable steps that provide a clear framework for her clients ongoing growth and spiritual development.
In addition to Louise’s transformational coaching and psychotherapy practice, Louise leads retreats and workshops nationally,and internationally. Her ‘Art of Living Consciously’ Retreat is an immersive transformational retreat for those truly committed to growth. Louise is also an inspirational speaker and a published author.