Client Testimonials

Please take some time to read a few of the comments and feedback I have received on the impact of my work with individuals and businesses:

 “Lisa was purely the number one inspirational speaker I have heard.”

Her story of her expedition to Mount Everst base camp, and lets not forget island peak had me gripped throughout. Well done to Lisa on her adventure, I would have no hesitation in recommending her, and a massive thumbs up from me.

Matt Priestley
Owner of Agenda Events Management, 18th March


“Lisa worked with me on providing a team building event for one of my top clients” 

From beginning to end Lisa was organised and easy to work with. Her knowledge in the firewallking techniques and how she worked with the group over an afternoon were amazing. Right from the start Lisa made all the delegates very relaxed and as the session progressed she has a way of changing the mood in the room forming a positive and motivational atmosphere where everyone pulled together and supported each other. Lisa is highly professional and knowledgeable in her field of expertise but provides it with great fun and a wonderful sense of humor! I would recommend Lisa for any team building event again and again and would love to work with her in the future.” 

Lisa Payne
Owner of Agenda Events Management, March 19, 2012

“Your energy and attitude is very infectious”

I was inundated last night with thank you texts and great comments about it being the best activity they had ever done. The team found it challenging, exciting and it appears to have opened up a lot of new thinking – we are all energised today which is fantastic. Your energy and attitude is very infectious and I hope you can work with us again in the future. I found Claire and Chris great to work with too.

I am sure it will help the team deliver beyond our goals next year and also for some of them personally too.

Deborah Bolton
General Manager, Pork Farms Riverside, March 13, 2012


“I’m calmer, more in control and can access optimum performance when I need it…”

“After witnessing the transformation of a friend I began working with Lisa in November 2010.  Working on maintaining focus, concentration and self confidence I have enjoyed my most successful season yet.  A more complete driver, I’m calmer, more in control and can access optimum performance when I need it.  Incredibly warm, Lisa inspires trust, is a great listener and continues to have a very positive impact on my career.”

Guy Smith
Dyson Racing, Castrol Mazda Driver

“She makes such a big difference…”

“Lisa is an inspiration!  She took my sceptical management team and within hours had injected them with her own enthusiasm so they were absolutely brimming with confidence both in themselves and in the team.  She makes such a big difference to team motivation and is now the permanent fixture in my annual training plan – the Monkbar Secret Weapon!  I would have no hesitation in endorsing your choice of Lisa for motivation (unless of course you run a hotel in York!).”

June Nelsey
Hotel DirectorBest Western Monkbar Hotel

“Lisa is one the best coaches, trainers and inspirational speakers I have ever had the pleasure of working with in my 30 year career to date!”

“During my career within large corporate organisations I have attended many courses that were designed to improve my personal performance or to engender an ethos of team building. These have included everything from piecing together elaborate Lego puzzles to abseiling down a 40 foot cliff face. All these experiences were useful and in some cases very enjoyable. But the thing they all had in common was that there was no real lasting impact after a few days.

Having experienced Lisa’s fire walking event some weeks ago I can finally say that I have experienced something very different, something that even now resonates on the way I work and play. When I am faced with a stressful situation I simply cast my mind back to standing in front of the red hot coals for the first time and remember the excellent coaching that Lisa provided beforehand. After walking over the burning hot coals there is nothing I can’t achieve!

I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone who has experience the usual treadmill of improvement and team building courses and has come away dissatisfied. This will definitely not be the case with fire walking and I cannot imagine that there is anyone better to coach you through it than Lisa.”

Bill Adamson
Programme DirectorRoyal Mail

“You changed my life…”

“Yesterday I was feeling a bit down with the burden of work and family responsibility when I reminded myself of my mantra: ‘I have walked on hot coals (or was it “in the fires of hell”?), I can do anything’. Do you know what? I believe I can – I changed my mood and you changed my life. Thank you Lisa.”

Nick Sands
Managing DirectorBelgrave Financial Services

“When I arrived I was fearful of what the future had in store for me… When I left I was fearless and felt that nothing could stop me.”

“I thought you might like to know how profoundly my fire walking experience has affected me.   I have always thought about doing things in my life but often not had the motivation to actually take the first steps – in other words I had a tendency towards procrastination! 

Since the fire walk this has all changed.  What a powerful experience!  The initial setting of my intentions worked wonders for me.  It is amazing how speaking my intentions out loud in front of a room full of strangers has established them much more clearly in my own mind.  But to then follow this with the arrow break and walking on hot coals made me 100% certain that my intentions will indeed become facts – procrastination is a thing of the past! 

Since doing the fire walk over three months ago now I have reaped so many benefits: my business has gone from strength to strength and is continuing to grow in a much more targeted way; I feel much more positive about my goals and that whatever obstacles come my way will be simple to deal with in comparison to fire walking; and on a personal level I have achieved much more balance in my life.  

When I arrived I was fearful of what the future had in store for me and I felt overwhelmed by the huge task of building a business.  When I left I was fearless and felt that nothing could stop me.”

Catherine Lee
Managing DirectorKaleidoscope Services

“The team is more focused than ever and is truly motivated…”

“Lisa has injected an incredible energy into the business through brainstorming workshops and individual coaching sessions. The team is more focused than ever and is truly motivated to reach goals we have agreed between us and absolutely believe in.”

Verity Hudson
Approach PR

“I will carry Lisa’s techniques with me for the rest of my life. I now love myself and my life in a way I never thought possible.”

Christine NaebYork

“…truly life enhancing, terrific fun and wholly to be commended.”

I just want to thank you for the wonderful afternoon on Sunday that you arranged and, more importantly, inspired and enabled. I came simply to walk on hot coals (for reasons still not entirely clear to me!) and left with unexpected and powerful insights and resolve that reached to the very heart of my life. The act of firewalking, so daunting in prospect, seemed ultimately mundane compared with the inspiration and love in which you enveloped it. It was truly life enhancing, terrific fun and wholly to be commended.

David Reid
Managing DirectorPromobox

“Everyone who has dreams and aspirations should do at least once!”

“Last Sunday evening I parted company with more than 20 motivated and inspired men and women, who 4 hours earlier had arrived at the Monk Bar Hotel in York, full of life’s burdens and within a few short hours left with more self-belief and confidence than they could ever have imagined possible.

I was lucky enough to be one of a group of crazy people who were inspired, captivated and motivated by my good friend and inspirational coach Lisa Clifford, as she started by taking us on a journey of self-discovery, that included setting a powerful and clear vision for our future and then challenging our limiting beliefs that have held us back in life so far.

During the next 3 hours we broke steel tipped arrows with our bare throats and walked bare-foot on red hot coals, actions that a few hours earlier most of us would never have considered possible. 

As we all shared our experience at the end of the day, it was clear that in many cases this had been a life changing experience, I know it certainly had a huge impact on myself. We also experienced the most incredible level of solidarity and team support I have ever witnessed from a group of 22 complete strangers.

To sum it up in one closing sentence this is an event that everyone who has dreams and aspirations should do at least once!”

Steve Philip
FounderFed fm

“An incredibly inspiring event…”

“The firewalking was truly life changing – I could never have imagined how much it would change my outlook on life. I set goals around the fire and shared my dreams with strangers – it was an incredibly inspiring event and I’d recommend it to everyone!”

Colin Watson
DirectorPinnacle Graphic Design

“I feel fantastic and so positive.”

“I’ve always struggled with conventional diets ever since having my two sons back in the 80’s. Having tried various diets, losing weight and keeping it off for a few months, I always put the weight back on.

Due to the impending wedding of my youngest son in May 2008 I decided to look into losing weight for the big day and saw an advert for weight loss using hypnosis in the local paper, to which I was somewhat sceptical.

However, I decided to give it a try and can now say it was the best decision I could have made. Having started the diet in April, I lost 12 pounds in time for the wedding and have continued since, achieving a total loss of 19 pounds. I am chuffed to bits and could not have achieved the loss without Lisa’s help. I only wish I had had the opportunity to undertake this programme at an earlier time. I feel fantastic and so positive, and I have had some wonderful complimentary comments about my weight loss. The only problem I have now is having to buy a whole new wardrobe!”

Janine Teelingja