Lisa Kohn

 Cult Member Survivor, Motivational Speaker, Leadership Consultant, Executive Coach, Author “To The Moon and Back: A Childhood Under the Influence” , Keynote Speaker and Inspiring Storyteller.


Expertise In:

  • Resilience
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Tenacity
  • Team Work
  • Sales Coaching
  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management
What do you know about cults? Is it what you’ve seen on tv? What you’ve read? When you listen to Lisa Kohn, you will realize just how much you can learn from her experience being raised, and finally emerging from, her life in a cult.

Lisa is not new to the corporate speaking scene. As a business coach, she’s spent her entire career helping individuals, businesses, and non-profits understand their reason for being, how to focus their energy, and how to develop and execute their long-term strategy. Yet there’s even more audience can learn from when listening to Lisa share her personal journey. 

Her journey is a story that includes two opposites: living during the week with her mother in the fanatical cult “The Moonies” and on weekends with her drug-addicted father in New York City’s East Village.

To make it out of that environment is an accomplishment. To build a career that has included helping clients like Citigroup and Verizon is impressive. But what’s nothing short of amazing is just how much Lisa has been able to draw from in turning her personal experience into a powerful story of drawing motivation from devastation and persevering against the odds. 

In everything she says, Lisa inspires her audience to become more intentional, understanding and overcoming their shortcomings and challenges while emphasizing their strengths. She has written multiple books, including To the Moon and Back, her memoir and personal story.

Today, she speaks on a variety of topics, including:

  • The power of thoughtful leadership
  • Re-engaging employees during times of change
  • Getting out of your personal and business comfort zone
  • Creating life and career balance for more success and effectiveness
  • Creating and executing leadership visions
  • And much more.

Audiences who listen to Lisa don’t just learn about her story. Instead, she turns it around, teaching them about themselves, and how they can apply common business lessons in everyday situations. Few people who listen to her have gone through the same things she has. Yet somehow, she makes her story (and the lessons learned from it) relatable and applicable to everyone.

This is a speaker you don’t want to miss. From her business experience to her personal passion, Lisa offers a rare blend of power and soul that enhances every room to which she speaks. Book her today for a truly transformative experience.


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