National Association of Professional Women Inducts Lisa Marie Avila, Certified Holistic Health Coach/Founder of Motibela, Into VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Lisa Marie Avila is selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

Nothing feels better than knowing I’ve helped another woman feel better about herself.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Lisa Marie Avila as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Lisa into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

Throughout her life, Lisa Marie Avila has dealt with health and body image issues and it is these struggles—along with her frustrations with the medical eld—that inspired her to embark on a career where she can help and empower other women who face these same issues.

“I was tired of being told there was nothing wrong with me and it was all in my head,” said Ms. Avila. “Finally, after taking matters into my own hands and researching my disease, I learned there were more ways to heal than through the medicine I was being prescribed. Through diet, exercise and self-love, I was able to come to accept my diagnosis and feel better. I became passionate about helping others do the same.”

With a history in both healthcare and working at a major corporation, Ms. Avila had long been coaching women on health and well-being. A year ago, she became a Certified Holistic Health and Wellness Coach specializing in “cultivating self-love through self-care” and founded Motibela, which translates to: The act of putting one’s personal beauty into motion. At Motibela, she strives to help other women through a variety of programs, including the 28-Day Jumpstart and Beauty in Motion: A 90-Day Transformation, a monthly newsletter, and complimentary coaching calls.

“I hold multiple professional certifications, was an R.N., and have a long-time corporate background,” she noted. “With my background and education, I am able to empower busy, professional women with thyroid or suspected thyroid conditions and cultivate self-love through self-care while learning to heal so they can express themselves and live the life they are meant to live.”

A single mom to an active14-year-old daughter, Ms. Avila works full-time at a demanding job but hopes to someday make managing Motibela her sole career. “Nothing feels better than knowing I’ve helped another woman feel better about herself,” she adds. “Eventually I’d love to run empowerment workshops and retreats so I can help more women thrive!”

Awards & Accomplishments: Bachelor’s, San Jose State University, Nursing

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NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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