Hello! I’m so glad you’re here.

I’m Lisa – – you might know me as The Smiley Coach. I don’t like the word Coach because people think I’m a therapist or Counsellor. I’m not. I see myself as more of a Fraunt (friendly Aunt), guide and mentor whose job is to show children their greatness and help make growing up easier >>get to know more about me.  

I often work with Wildhearts (strong-willed sensitive children) because I’m one too. I grew up feeling like I didn’t quite fit in.  >>read more about Wildhearts and what they need.  

Truth teller. KINDNESS Spreader. Creative Doodlebug. Ninja Detective. Recovering Perfectionist. Curious Life Explorer. Empathy Educator. 

My wish is to ensure there are LESS misunderstood, sad, lonely hurting children and MORE happy, confident and emotionally resilient ones who feel comfortable in their own skin.  >>listen in to the podcast to hear how I connect with children. 

I can’t make life more certain, or the world safer, but ….

I can help your child feel better by uncovering the innate wisdom they already have inside of them. Now if that sounds a little too ‘woo woo’ for you, I will also ensure your child learns whatever practical skills and tools they need to navigate life independently – without you and without me!  

Served up with huge dollops of fun, kindness, and creativity, your child will be able to learn from adversity. Instead of letting it negatively define them.



Dear Wildheart: Kids Newsletter

From my Wildheart to yours! I want to help you find your own brand of happy.

Sign up to receive my free monthly newsletter. Imagine receiving a funny or encouraging video message, or Smiley tips and coaching tricks from a fellow Wildheart (that’s me!). I truly get how you feel. I’ll also send you free relaxation audios, printables and tell you when a new podcast episode goes live, so your Wildheart can flourish every day.    

Lisa seeing you in action is super inspiring. You use all the coaching methods in such a natural way and strike a good balance between letting the child guide the session and also getting them to focus on particular areas. I’m glad I got to sit in just to learn from you. Thank you! 

My daughter really enjoys coaching and describes you as: ‘The lady who takes her worries away!’ Sometimes parents can’t do it on their own. It warms my heart to hear her chatting to you so comfortably and that takes a huge weight off my shoulders.

She came out of her session full of giggles and very chatty. We’ve really seen a massive shift in her over the last few months. She still struggles with talking about her feelings at times but the more relaxed and at ease I am, the more confident and happy she is.

My eldest has made great progress at The Energy Pod. The daily meltdowns are now very rare, and he even referred to his bedroom as his ’Happiness Room’ at the weekend which left me speechless. This was always where he would retreat when feeling angry.

Discover the key to true success + happiness in life


  • spend quality time sharing with other Wildhearts who understand how you feel
  • join this happy fun and safe space where you can openly talk about about your feelings 
  • have fun learning easy coaching techniques to manage your busy mind and make sense of your big scary feelings
  • commit to take action and watch your emotional resilience and confidence soar

Meet your child’s emotional needs, watch their behaviour magically transform.

“out-of-control emotions can make smart people stupid.”            ― Daniel Goleman.


Is your child super sensitive, anxious or overwhelmed by their feelings? 

You can navigate the choppy waters of big emotions when you learn …

  • that all emotions have a purpose and a message they want you to hear and understand
  • how to listen and respond to your emotions instead of react to them or judge them and make them wrong
  • practical tools and techniques to manage all your feelings, even the most uncomfortable ones 

Smiley’s fun and easy coaching downloads will give you back your power. Become a master of your emotions, not a slave to them.

Listen in to the Truly Madly Smiley Kids Podcast

This is a great way to virtually introduce me to your kids so they get used to my voice and how coaching works. 

Episode 25 – The One with the Magical World

Episode 25 – The One with the Magical World

Let’s tap into the magic inside of us so that we can feel good as often as possible. Sometimes we don’t realise how powerful we can be and how to use that magic to help us. It’s like a muscle though, it needs exercise to strengthen it. This episode is...

Episode 24 – The One with the Bouncy Castle

Episode 24 – The One with the Bouncy Castle

Do you find it hard to pick yourself up again when life goes wrong? To bounce back from a broken friendship, a failed test, a low grade can be tricky. It takes time. Or what about when you’re not chosen for the team or play a particular part or role. It...

Episode 23 – The One with the Zone of Genius

Episode 23 – The One with the Zone of Genius

If you’re a perfectionist, you will try to be good at everything. Or maybe you look at others and wish you were good at all the things they are good at. Now that’s pretty exhausting and you do know that nothing is perfect, don’t you?So, let me make it easy...

Get started with a fun learning pack!

Like Netflix and chill: videos and activity workbooks for you and your child to enjoy from the comfort of your own sofa. Who knew you could cultivate emotional intelligence, confidence and feel better in this way? It’s easy when you know how and it strengthens your relationship when you do it together as a team! 

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