Lift As You Climb
Lift As You Climb
Jun 16, 2021
Caregiver, Mess, and Masterpiece with Lisa Zawrotny | LAYC24
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You don’t become a better caregiver by sacrificing your own self-care. In this interview, Lisa Zawrotny shares bittersweet and challenging life experiences of a ‘Sandwich Generation” caregiver.

Falling primarily on the shoulders of women is the ultra-demanding role of caretaker of parents with health issues or age-related disabilities. In Lisa’s case, that also included Alzheimer’s complexity, while simultaneously raising her children, managing households, social and school schedules, doctors’ appointments and medications. Typically, these women are also juggling their careers or businesses and trying to be a good spouse, partner, friend, and volunteer.

Through this challenging physical, emotional, and financial journey, Lisa realized, just in time, denying your own self-care does not make you a better caregiver. This wake-up call was the beginning of her transformation from surviving in overwhelm to thriving and being positively productive.


Lisa gifted us by sharing one of her favorite and very fitting quotes; "You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously." by Sophia Bush.


Stay tuned to the end of this episode when Lisa reveals something completed unexpected about her.

Warning – this velvet voice can kick your ass!

About our Guest:

Lisa is a productivity coach certified in time & stress management. She helps stressed out, multi-passionate entrepreneurs use simplicity, self-care, and systems to boost productivity, balance business and family, and avoid burnout.

As a Productivity Coach and host of the Positively Living Podcast, Lisa founded Positively Productive Systems in 2016 after a deeply overwhelming time in her life, juggling multiple roles as a caregiver, wife, mother, and business owner. 

Now, she is on a mission to help multi-passionate, service-based entrepreneurs who struggle with wasted time and energy, reduce their stress, and optimize their life and business. 


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About the Host:

Isabel Banerjee - Your Next Business

Strategist and Transformation Catalyst

Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.

Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds.

With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.

Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement (


Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact.


Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ (



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