About Positively Lisa

Hi, I’m Lisa…

I founded Positively Productive Systems in 2016 after a deeply overwhelming time in my  life juggling multiple roles as a caregiver, wife, mother, and business owner. As a Certified Stress Management & Productivity Coach and host of the Positively Living Podcast, I’m on a mission to help chronically overwhelmed, multi-tasking entrepreneurs make space for what matters. My approach is holistic and realistic, combining simplicity, self-care, and systems to help you optimize your life and business. When I’m not sharing about the wonders of decluttering, gratitude, habits, time management (aka energy and priority management) and stress management, I’m playing music and watching movies with my husband and kiddos, or reading while trapped under a cat.

I lived for years with clutter and chaos in my home due to caring for a sick parent (my Mom had Alzheimer’s) while managing a household with husband, kids and cats…all while attempting to run multiple businesses. It was, without a doubt, one of the most difficult times in my life. I survived it by ignoring non-essentials and allowing them to pile up around me. (I later realized I had sacrificed some essentials too.) I let go of as much as I could and focused on keeping my mother and my two very small children safe and well and socialized, though I didn’t always do the same for me. I rode the roller coaster of emotions that comes with constant uncertainty and sleep deprivation, mom guilt and caregiver guilt, and so much more. (You can hear a bit more about my mom on this personal podcast interview, caregiving advice , caregiving advice on this podcast interview, and more of my story on my podcast.)

When my time caring for my mother came to an end, I looked around and was shocked at the fall out. I was ashamed and weary and I didn’t like who I was or want to live like that anymore. I didn’t want my family to live like that anymore.  So I set out to change it. And me.

I slowly began to care for myself far more than I had for years, exploring holistic remedies and reteaching myself how to embrace rest and balance. I read tons of books and listened to thought leaders and expert organizers who inspired me to clear our space and follow my calling. As I did this, I saw how much it changed my whole family…how much it healed us…and knew I had to help others experience that too.

I have lived through extreme stress, mom guilt, self-care struggles, codependency, the caregiver life, corporate world angst, direct sales drama, marital challenges, diet and exercise woahs, entrepreneurial endeavors, and the quest for holistic living in the middle of a compartmentalized, disposable world. 

I firmly believe that what we go through in our lives offers us an opportunity to learn and grow and help others. It’s my mission to advocate for the chronically overwhelmed and be the antidote to their stress.

About Positively Productive Systems

Lisa Zawrotny founded Positively Productive Systems LLC in January 2016. 

She is a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals and American Institute of Stress and holds current certifications in time management, stress management, life coaching, and meditation instruction. 

Lisa began her business as a professional organizer helping clients in their homes. By 2017 she had shifted to entrepreneurial clients who were either working from home or in local businesses. With this shift in location came a shift from traditional organizing to productivity coaching. Lisa combined her knowledge of professional organizing with her 20+ years in the corporate world and her own experience as a business owner to become a productivity & organizing coach. 

By 2018 her clientele had shifted almost completely to entrepreneurs, especially multitasking mothers, and her coaching shifted to primarily online. 

Today, Lisa helps multi-tasking, service-based entrepreneurs make space for what matters in business and life through value-based decluttering and personalized systems.

Lisa has been featured in numerous podcast and video summit interviews as well as guest webinars. She has hosted and facilitated in-person and virtual workshops involving productivity, decluttering, stress reduction, and vision boards. She was a featured speaker at the Amazing Women’s Retreat in New Fairfield, CT and a guest speaker for multiple events at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County. 

As a speaker, coach, and host of the Positively Living Podcast, she shares the powerful healing of simplifying, self-care, and structure.  Lisa teaches chronically overwhelmed clients how to declutter their lives inside and out and design customized systems and habits that allow them do less, live more, and breathe easier.

If you would like Lisa to speak to your group or be on your show, please email her or book a collaboration chat.

certifications & affiliations

Productivity Plan Session $297

 

If you’re overwhelmed by your “to dos”, not getting to your “want to dos”, and not sure what to do next, this is where you start.

We’ll explore your personality, values, and challenges in order to create a plan with purpose and jumpstart your productivity!

Positively Living Membership Community $17/month ($170/year)

The Positively Living Membership Community is the place where you can take action, offer and receive group support, stay accountable, and experience true productivity. As a member of the community, you’ll have access to exclusive content including live Q&As with special (podcast) guests, workshops, and guided virtual co-working sessions

Time Management Makeover $597

During this 3-hour intensive session we’ll strategize your Google Calendar Design* and Time Management Process, plus you’ll receive a customized Weekly Task Template and Master Task List.

*This makeover is best  for Google users, though the principles can be applied to any cloud-based calendars.

Accountability Sessions $327

Connect, update, strategize, and take action! Twice-a-month check-ins give you time to get things done while encouraging you to stay accountable and helping you stay on track

Virtual Organizing Package $397

Virtual Organizing is an effective way to get help when you need it while saving time and money doing the work you are able on your own.

This package includes three (3) 45-minute virtual sessions and a follow up. 

 

Virtual organizing is the right choice for you are familiar with technology (sending/receiving photos, meeting via video chat) and are able to lift and move the items you want to organize.