We are dedicated to awakening passion and igniting our client’s natural ability to succeed and thrive. By posing the question, “What if…you could achieve your dreams…?” we invite clients on a courageous journey of hope, opportunity, creativity and achievement.
Lisa Hill DiFusco
Lisa Hill DiFusco is an Executive Coach, Leadership Development expert, Holistic Psychotherapist and Functional Medicine Consultant. In 1987 at the encouragement and inspiration of surgeon and NY Times best-selling author Bernie Siegel MD, she founded The LightHeart Institute, a holistic coaching, counseling and consulting organization whose mission is to create an upward spiral of intentional leadership, health, healing and vitality, impacting Rochester, and beyond for generations to come.
Lisa graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. She completed graduate work in psychology, training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and spent five years studying the relationship between the unconscious mind and human behavior with Mel Bucholtz, MA, a student of the late great Milton Erikson MD.
More recently Lisa has focused on heralding a new model of medicine, called Functional Medicine, into the local community for the purpose of increasing health and vitality. She has studied with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC and has completed the Professional, Advanced and Food As Medicine Training Programs; the Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics, receiving a certification in Levels I and II of the Master Practitioner Certification Program; and the Institute for Functional Medicine completing the Applied Functional Medicine to Clinical Practice Program. Lisa served as an Advisory Board Member of the Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics between 2009 and 2012. Much of the focus of her study is on the biochemical basis for chronic illness, alcoholism and addiction.
Dedicated to the health and vitality of the clients she serves, Lisa has been working with individuals and organizations for over thirty-one years igniting their natural ability to succeed and thrive. As a Holistic and Integrative Psychotherapist, and a Functional Medicine Consultant she blends traditional therapeutic practices with cutting-edge mind-body approaches to promote health and healing, teaching people HOW to thrive. As an Executive Coach and Leadership Development expert she facilitates gains in productivity, profitability and happier and healthier workforces. Her corporate clients range from vice presidents of Fortune 500 companies and CEOs managing 600 million in annual revenues, to entrepreneurs growing great ideas.