Hey there.
I'm Lisa Culhane

I became a relationship coach because after spending a year traveling around the world with my family when my children were 9 and 11, people wanted to know how we did it… especially the part where we spent 24 hours a day together for 365 days in a row. (Well, really 354!)

Our world travels confirmed that relationships take work. Having an honest talk with your boss instead of sending a thrice revised, lackluster email. Not Facebook stalking your first love when you’re mad at your significant other. Not pulling out your phone when there is a lull in the conversation. Remembering to call your mother. Talking it out instead of escaping to a different part of the house because your house is one room or a camper van.

We know (or mostly know) what we should do to but don’t always follow through because we’re busy and not sure it will make a difference. So instead we resign ourselves to so-so relationships.

I am a relationship coach because helping high-achievers who are tired of their so-so relationships improve their personal and professional connections and increase their overall satisfaction with work, family and life is my passion.

Research shows that the joy and success we experience is directly correlated to our ability to connect to our family, our colleagues, our community, our world and ourselves.In other words, the quality of our relationships has serious impact on our personal and professional lives.

I’m an ex-public policy wonk for Title IX and civil rights issues, ex-fundraiser, ex-community service director, ex-spoon as microphone singer, ex-round the world traveler, ex-spoon on nose trick expert, current 25+ year spouse and spoon bender and reluctantly retired day-to-day parent.

As a relationship coach who has obsessively researched the latest tools and studies on how to build better relationships and a better life, I absolutely believe that learning and practicing the tools and strategies that help you create more meaningful connection are the key to success at home, at work and in the world. 

(And I’m happy to share spoon tricks when asked nicely.)

Some additional bits and pieces.

SouperPower is my free + fun pet project! This is why I started it.


SouperPower started because everywhere I looked I saw major problems.

Problems that made me feel small and powerless.  Problems that made me feel inadequate in my ability to make a real difference. I wanted to help solve these big problems, but didn’t feel empowered to do so… they just felt too big.  

I started with something I know and love.

After using one of my favorite life coaching tools, I was reminded that 3 of my favorite things are cooking, writing and feeling like a part of a community. When I combined all 3, SouperPower was born. 

Ends up a growing body of research supports my concept... happiness is directly correlated to our ability to connect to our family, our community, our world and ourselves.

SouperPower is designed to help you do just that.

I’m a relationship coach because my dream job as a lounge singer was nipped in the bud early in life by my overwhelming lack of ability to hit the right note.

Prior to venturing into the world of entrepreneurship, I worked in the nonprofit world, focusing on equal and civil rights and community relationship issues.

I’m a big picture thinker and don’t exactly ignore details… I’m just drawn to the big picture first.

I’ve taken a lot of assessments over the years and according to the Kolbe assessment, I’m a high fact finder and quick start. The VIA Me lists love of learning and curiosity as two of my top strengths. According to Myers Briggs I’m an INFP and on the Strengths Finder my top 5 strengths are in the strategic thinking category. Which  confirms that I like big ideas, am forever curious and connect the dots with ease.

Lucky for me those traits are the DNA of a good coach… one who sings loudly and proudly in the car!

Life Coaching Credentials: 

Martha Beck Certified Coach 
Gottman Institute, Method Couples Therapy Level 1
Appreciative Inquiry Certified Practitioner
Byron Katie 9 day school graduate

School Credentials: 

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  Master of Arts, Liberal Studies, 1996, Interdisciplinary degree, 
Thesis: Gender Issues in Business Management.
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.  BS, Business Administration, 1988, Emphasis in Marketing and Management

Life Credentials: 

Married for 26+ years. 
Mother of two Stanford University students. 
Dog person who has dear friends who are cat people!
As a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, colleague and acquaintance I’ve succeeded, failed, laughed, cried, been broken hearted, euphoric, stuck, frustrated, angry, grateful, regretful, overjoyed, and at least a million other things … but then, haven’t we all.