November is the Perfect Time to Give Thanks!

It is the right season, Thanksgiving, to remember family, friends and loved ones.  Just let them know how valuable and important they are to you.

Thank You card with pink phlox background and elegant script text.

It is a perfect time for me to thank my clients and my readers for being part of my community.  Please take a moment and think of all the people that you would like to thank for being there for you. Then send them a note or an email that says thank you. You will be surprised how many people’s days you can make.  Show people that you care.  Show people that you appreciate them, show people that they are loved.

Thank you to all 200+ of you that went to the “Transitioning into Medical Device Event” on Sept 28th. If you missed it, links to the video are now available on my website (click here).  Also, I appreciate the 25 special guests and the 3 outstanding panelists (Nancy, Vincent and David) that were present.  It was an amazing evening.  What a way to celebrate a 10th Anniversary Event!

Since the event, I have welcomed 7 new people into my coaching community.  A big welcome to: Katherine, Nick, Beth, Irma, Maureen, Katharina, Sarah and Kathleen.

If you are considering my services everyone starts out with a Discovery Session. Click here to learn more about this process.

Happy Thanksgiving!

My free call this month in honor of Thanksgiving is on Wed. Nov 23rd at 12 noon.  It is on Interview skills.  Details for the call can be found below.  It is a complementary call to anyone on this list and I hope that you will join me.

Wed, Nov 23, 2016 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EASTERN TIME
Dial in using your phone.
United States +1-712-832-8300
Access Code: 487529,

As an additional thank you, I have posted a recording of last month’s workshop, “Linked-In Tips and Tricks”, for you to view at your leisure.  I hope you enjoy the video, everyone that attended found it to be of value and thought they learned something they could apply.  Please click here to access the recording.

Wishing you and your family a great Thanksgiving!  Family time is a special time.  This is a special holiday weekend, spend it with people you care about, enjoy and appreciate.

With gratitude and best wishes,
Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker    (781) 872-1045

Acting as your trusted advisor, Lisa empowers professionals to use their passion to live their best lives and achieve their goals with confidence, accountability, gratitude and balance.


Orange Now!  

October is for Orange.  October is the time for change. It is the one month that you actually associate with a color.  You also see the leaves changing everywhere, turning orange.  The pumpkins on staircases and around the houses are orange.  Orange also happens to be a very popular Halloween color for both decorations and candy.

For my son, orange is his favorite color (all year long), so it is of no surprise that October is his favorite month.  It doesn’t hurt that all his neighbors hand out candy to him on the 31st for Halloween.  That is just a bonus.  He doesn’t even care that much for the candy, but he loves the idea of getting something from someone else.  It is so novel.  Ring a doorbell, get candy.  It is just special and he likes taking inventory and keeping track of what he has.  Do you ever take an inventory of what you have and what is important to you?  He actually plays store with his candy.  He is generous and shares his candy with us, but ultimately he needs to keep track of what he has at all times.


I never owned a piece of orange clothing until I had my son.  However, over the last 9 years I have noticed more and more orange entering my wardrobe.  It is interesting that we do the things we do to please the people that we love, sometimes without even noticing it.  Have you done this before?  Think about your own stuff and if your purchases were influenced by others. October is also the time for change.  It is time for you to change.  If you have been saying that you were going to do something with your Linked-In profile well now is the time.  If you are reading this note you are eligible to be on my FREE Linked-In Tips and Tricks call with David Kauffman.  Here is the web and call details:

Wed, Oct 26, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EASTERN TIME
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
United States +1-877-309-2073
Access Code: 380-591-389


Many of you have already registered.  If you plan on being on the call just send me an email so we can plan accordingly .  If you decide at the last minute that you can attend, remember this newsletter and the information that is on it.  For being present at the last MDG meeting, for filling out a survey, or for being one of my loyal motivational message readers you receive this skill class free. The fourth quarter is well underway and by now you should have defined and begin to execute your 4th quarter goals.  If improving your linked in profile is one of yours, you should be on this call.


With gratitude and best wishes,
Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker    (781) 872-1045

Acting as your trusted advisor, Lisa empowers professionals to use their passion to live their best lives and achieve their goals with confidence, accountability, gratitude and balance.


It is the week before Labor Day and the kids just went back to school today in my town. However there are still a few weeks of summer weather on the calendar.  Fall will not be coming for another month.

Enjoy summer now.  You can reminisce about the past few months or you can think about the next month.  However, your best bet is to live in the present each and every day.  Enjoy today because it is a gift and that is why they call it “the present”. Take advantage of this beautiful weather and go outside.  Do something fun; fly a kite just because, jump in cold water at the beach or the ocean just as Nike would say, “Just do It”.  There are no excuses. If you blink the summer will be over and you will have to wait many more months for the warm weather again.   So carpe diem. (Seize the day).  Do things now and don’t regret.

In the last two weeks I’ve managed to enjoy two beaches, Kimball Farms, and Canobie Lake amusement park.  At the beaches we flew kites, swam and caught the rays of the warm sun.  At Kimball’s we enjoyed family, food and festivities.  At the amusement park we set expectations for riding every roller coaster and major attraction.  By the end of the night we were successful in meeting our objectives for the day. Every day can have goals and every day can feel like an accomplishment when you meet your goals.

Enjoy Summer Now!  Enjoy each day and make the most of each and every day.  Life goes by quickly, especially these summer days.  Here’s wishing you a very Happy Labor Day to you and your family.

With gratitude and best wishes,
Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker
    (781) 872-1045

Upcoming Event!
Save the date, September 28, 2016, 10th Annual Transitioning into and within the Medical Device Industry.  Click here for details and more information.


Achieve Now!

“Safely delivering my child into the world (against all odds) is by far my greatest achievement in life!  I am so happy to have him healthy and grateful that he is doing so well.  He is my little miracle.”– Lisa Sasso

Achievement means different things to different people, but we can all agree that when you truly achieve something that you have worked on for a long time there is a certain sense of satisfaction that goes along with the achievement.

Recently, I completed the StrengthsFinder(R) Assessment (SFA) to identify my top 5 Strengths.  I was not surprised that “Achiever” was in my top 5 most important Strengths.  (I will talk about my other strengths in the future – April is focused on Achiever)

Too often people waste time trying to improve on a weakness.  However, the way to go is to focus time and energy on capitalizing on your strengths.  Channel your energies on the things that you do naturally.  This will get you further in life.  It is called building on your strengths. Many books are dedicated to doing just this.  In fact you can take the SFA (a 150 question timed quiz) and find out your top 5 Strengths for just $15 or you can buy the SFA book.   I don’t sell this or supply either of these, but I use and believe in them.  Knowing your 5 Strengths can really help you to focus.  By completing an SFA it will show what things you do better than others, and how your top 5 skills together form a certain label (mine is the Optimizer) that is unique and it is important to understand what that truly means.

My 5 top Strengths (out of 34) are: Positivity, Communication, Activator, Achiever, & Maximizer


  • Inexhaustibility energy to accomplish more each and every day
  • Excited when faced with mountains to scale, horizons to reach
  • Continually Create physical and/or virtual lists of tasks to complete
  • Driven to do more-because there is always more to do!
  • May need to schedule down-time to avoid burnout
  • Naturally Driven   * These bullets are the Courtesy of CoreClarity, Inc.

Anyone that has attended my goal setting workshop, been a client, is a family member or friend, all know and understand how goal-focused I am.  I help people to achieve their personal and professional goals with balance and also by truly living their values.  My work comes naturally to me and I share my strength for achievement with all that I come in contact with.  It is important to note that I apply (my #1 skill) positivity to absolutely everything.  That positivity strength has helped me to achieve so many things in life, especially when other people said that these things couldn’t happen.  Below are my top 4 achievements in life.

  1. Safely delivered my child into the world when my baby was given 50% survival odds to make it to birth. However, that also meant that there was a 50% chance that he/she would survive.-That is an example of positivity.
  2. Successfully built a Medical Device start-up without VC money or start-up experience.  $0-28M in first 5 yrs. Many people believed it wouldn’t be successful. I believed it would. I was a Positive Visionary.
  3. Earned 2 degrees in 4 years my BBA & BA & then my MBA in 2 yrs with honors while working full time at CR Bard.
  4. Lastly, staying married to my High School sweetheart- through High School, College, our MBA’s (together), starting and collectively building Radi Medical Systems, Inc. for 6 yrs) and much more.  This summer John and I will celebrate 24 years of marriage and 32 years as a couple.  I am quite proud of this achievement as well as my son’s birth. I do not take either of them for granted.

We all achieve special things in our life.

  • What are you most proud of?
  • What are your greatest achievements in life (personal and professional)?

Take time to write them down, read them over and most importantly celebrate those achievements.  Those are things that make you special.  No one else in the world will have those experiences and no one else in the world can take them away.

With gratitude and best wishes,
Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker    (781) 872-1045