Lisa McCourt is changing millions of lives with her bestselling books and trainings. Her joyful passion for the power of words has propelled a hugely successful 26-year publishing career studded with industry awards, starred reviews, international honors, and mega-sales.
Since her earliest professional days at a division of Scholastic, Inc., Lisa has understood the profound effect words have on readers. As a Senior Editor and Book Club Director, Lisa found herself responsible for steering the reading selections of millions of children across the country. A lifelong devotee of personal development, she knew she had a precious opportunity to shape generations to come by paying careful attention to the words she delivered them.
In 1996, after her nomination for a Literary Marketplace Award (the publishing industry’s highest honor), Lisa took her mission a step further by authoring her first book, I Love You, Stinky Face. Mainstream on the surface, but chock-full of stealthily-woven self-development wisdom, it quickly became a mega-bestseller that has since inspired six highly successful sequels.
Other well-known books by Lisa include the seven Chicken Soup for Little Souls titles that she co-authored with Jack Canfield and Mark VictorHansen, two parenting guides on raising happy children, and many more acclaimed fiction and non-fiction books with HarperCollins, Penguin/Putnam, Orchard Books, McGraw Hill, and others.
Her latest release (from Hay House) is Juicy Joy – 7 Simple Steps to Your Glorious, Gutsy Self. It’s the culmination of three decades of full immersion in the world of personal development, training with top gurus to decipher the secrets of radical, lasting joy. Lisa now spends much of her time teaching the principles of her seven-step path—principles grounded in a foundation of authenticity and self-love.
Together, Lisa’s 37 books have sold over six million copies, been translated into 11 languages, and received seven publishing awards. For over a decade, she has shared her creativity secrets on stages around the world, and she continues to lead thousands to more joyful, creative lives through her popular live events and online trainings.
Currently Lisa divides her professional time between her roles as a Joy Trainer and a Writing & Creativity Coach. A former popular CBS Radio host and a frequent speaker at both writing conferences and self-growth events, Lisa brings her passion and unique blend of skill-sets to a diverse career that is ever-unfolding, just the way she likes it. She lives in sunny South Florida with her two creative and self-loving kids.