Virginia Beach, VA (PressExposure) January 28, 2009 -- Local speaker, author, and business owner, Lisa Smith, was awarded two of the most honored designations of the U.S. Junior Chamber on January 24, 2009--10th Degree Jaycee and Life Membership--completing her Jaycee career at the age of 42.
Ms. Smith, who owns Life by Design, LLC--a wellness coaching and hypnotherapy practice in Virginia Beach--has been a member of the Oceanfront Chapter of the Jaycees since 2001. She was recognized by her chapter and the state organization for her 8 years of service, in which she served as on the chapter level as Vice President of Individual Development, Chaplain, Membership Vice President, and Degrees Program Director. She also served as Chaplain for the 2008 State Executive Committee and received numerous awards for outstanding service and project coordination, including the inception and directorship of the Oceanfront Jaycees Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser from 2005-2007. In addition, Ms. Smith competed at the state and national levels in several Jaycee competitions, including Speak-Up, Write-Up, and Jaycee Idol.
Ms. Smith was presented these two top honors in front of her fellow Virginia Jaycees at their Year-End State Convention, which was held at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Virginia Beach from January 23-25. As a member of the Life Member Association, Ms. Smith will continue her work with the Jaycees as a mentor as well as the activities and fundraising opportunities offered within the Jaycees' Life Member Association.
In addition to her Jaycee activities, Ms. Smith received designation as a Bronze Level Accomplished Communicator with Toastmasters International in 2008 through Bayside Speakers Toastmasters. She is Certified as a Master Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, and NeuroLinguistics Practitioner, and has been a member in good standing with the National Guild of Hypnotists since 1996. In 2007, she became a co-author of the book, "Top Coaches Share Their Personal Action Strategies."
Ms. Smith's business, Life by Design, LLC, offers a variety of hypnosis services and life coaching, specifically in the areas of business and wellness. While the majority of its clients are helped with weight loss and reaching business goals, other clients are assisted in stopping smoking, eliminating phobias, preparing for surgery, dealing with cancer, and a variety of other issues.