Lisa Duerre

Core Desired Feelings authentic, supported, bliss, flow, lit up, ease

Specialty Life Transitions, Motherhood & Career, Leadership Development, Career Development, Coaching, Influence

About Me

I have spent a majority of my career coaching and developing senior leaders to achieve their career and business goals. However, what I love to do is to partner with women to support them as they gain clarity on their innate strengths, define their core desired feelings and identify the limiting beliefs holding them back. I have a special place in my heart for working Mom’s, women who are dealing with infertility and women who carry extra weight as a way to numb out their feelings.

Contact Info

Phone: 408-915-7537

Email: lisa@lisaduerre.com

Website: bravewisdom.com

Q & A

Q: What are your Core Desired Feelings?

Bliss, Ease, Lit Up, Authentic, Supported

Q: How / where did you Desire Map? What did you love about doing it that way?

I did the Desire Map in small bits over time. I listened to the audio book on drives and read the book when I had downtime. I loved how it can be done anywhere and in multiple ways. I found that talking about my learnings and ah ha’s along the way was a big part of the benefit of doing the process. It not only helped me get clearer, it also connected me to those I shared it with on a much deeper level. The process itself was an experience of my core desired feelings.

Q: Tell me a specific story about how knowing your CDFs has changed your life.

After 20+ years of career advancement in a male engineer-dominated Silicon Valley high-tech company, I became one of a handful of female Executives.  In parallel, my husband and I had been navigating first-time parenthood in our mid 40’s after a very trying 6-year infertility journey. I had everything that I had yearned for and worked so hard for.  Yet I could not understand why I was angry, tired, overwhelmed, lonely, and extremely overweight.  I was becoming less and less effective in my job, and, more importantly in my life despite all the hard work.

I needed to reboot my life and took a leave of absence.  It was a humbling, scary, uncertain time requiring a huge leap of faith. Through rest, meditation, therapy, self-development courses, and a deep dive into Desire Mapping I became clear that I was out of alignment with my core desired feelings.  I wasn't being honest with myself for that matter.  I had been eating my discomfort, losing the battle with anxiety, and was barely plugging along.

My core desired feelings are now guideposts for living.  Self-care & honesty about the negative feelings I was avoiding has radically changed my life. I am 80 pounds lighter. My relationships are stronger. I am more present at work & at home.  It has been life changing not only for me but for my family. I am so blessed to have had this breakthrough that I became a licensed facilitator. I am honored to be of service to women and their families.

Q: Why are you passionate about sharing this work with others?

Getting clear on my Core Desired Feelings has absolutely changed the way I live my life. Desire Mapping helps you accentuate the positive aspects of your life while still honoring, and not invalidating, the negative parts that you want to change.  Knowing how you want to feel is an essential part of goal setting.  Being aware of your "why" helps with boundaries and time management.


What compelled you to go to this event? Needed a refuel day What was your experience? Lovely, Lisa did a great instructing and guiding us. What was your greatest takeaway? Taking time for me & bring fulfilled in where I am. Would you recommend this experience to a friend? Absolutely

F. Campbell, CA

What compelled you to go? Looking for some clarity on my purpose in life (professionally & personally). What was your experience? Loved it! I enjoyed the concept, the safe community we created, hearing from others was helpful in my reflection. The environment was cozy & calm, which was great! Would you recommend to a friend? :- Absolutely!

S. San Jose, CA

What was your experience at the event? It felt like I was with a room of loving sisters ... Lisa held the event at a unique venue that every attendee participated fully as a result of the \"vibe\" Lisa created (and likely the materials we were enmeshed in). Would you recommend this experience to a friend? absolutely !!!

J. Bay Area

What was your experience at the event? Enlightening. It was interesting to me to see many other women had the same desires/fears as me. I definitely want to explore this to see if I can make a positive change in my attitude and outlook. What was your greatest takeaway? I need to the "why" of how I'm feeling

H. San Jose, CA

What was your experience at the event? AMAZING to see the transformation of others and feel it myself. What was your greatest takeaway? Increased energy, centeredness, passion, hope, connectedness. Would you recommend this experience to a friend? YES!

B. San Francisco, CA

What compelled you to go this event? Lisa as a facilitator - she's amazing! What was your experience at the event? Lit up! Energized! Fulfilled. Supported. Cared For. Sparkly. Greatest takeaway? Releasing fear of the unknown allows me to fill up with my core desires! It creates the space for that life force to be activated.

L. Marin, CA


1:1 and Group Coaching, Retreats, Virtual Webinars
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16 Oct 2017
Los Gatos, California, United Statees

IDEAS. INTROSPECTION. CLARITY. ACTION. An introduction to The Desire Map: a guide to creating goals with soul

Led By: Lisa Duerre
How do you want to feel when you wake up in the morning? When you get in the car? When you open the door at work? When you drop your kids off at school or take your dog for a walk? How do you want to feel when you walk into a room? Meet someone new? Have a creative breakthrough? When you walk in the door after a full day at work?

This question posed by Danielle LaPorte in the best seller The Desire Map takes you to the heart of Desire Mapping and turns traditional goal setting inside out. Instead of talking about external goals, we talk about how we want to feel in the various parts of your life. Because when you get clear on how you want to feel, the pursuit of goals itself will become more satisfying.

IDEAS. INTROSPECTION. CLARITY. ACTION. is an introduction workshop to the Desire Mapping process. It?s a soul limbering process so you can start to tap into your feelings and get a sense if you want to go further in the process either through a group workshop or 1:1 coaching.

We are hosting the workshop at a luxury spa as a means of support in bringing you out of the hectic world and transporting you into a peaceful mindset for this introduction workshop.  We've included lunch and a 50 minute spa treatment as part of your experience.  Why? Because you matter.  Your time is precious.  Give yourself permission to invest a 1/2 day on yourself.  Join us - you deserve it!
15 Jan 2017

Soulful Planning for Practical People – VIP 1:1 Workshop + Coaching

Led By: Lisa Duerre
Based on the best seller by Danielle LaPorte

We have the procedures of achievement upside down.
Typically we come up with our to-do lists, our bucket lists, and our strategic plans — all the stuff we want to have, get, accomplish, and experience outside of ourselves. All of those aspirations are being driven by an innate desire to feel a certain way.

So what if we get clear on how we actually want to feel within ourselves, and then we design our to-do lists, set our goals, and write out our bucket lists?

VIP 1:1 Workshop + Coaching with me is for you if you are ready to be all in on feeling more of how you want to feel. 

  • How do you want to feel when you look at your schedule for the week?
  • When you get dressed in the morning?
  • When you walk through the door of your studio or your office?
  • When you pick up the phone?
  • When you cash the check, accept the award, finish your masterpiece, make the sale, or fall in love?


The Desire Map Facilitator Program

Workshop, retreat, and coaching curriculum for all good souls.


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