About Me.

Let Me Share My Gifts with You

This is my Joy.

This is my Joy.

My name is Lisa Cambridge-Mitchell. I help creative-minded individuals overcome stress to create joy in their personal lives, and success and meaning in their professional lives. If you are feeling stuck, frustrated, discouraged or hopeless, I can guide you through those emotions and into a life greater than you currently imagine.

It is an absolute joy and blessing to leverage the path I have forged and help others find their way.  After an accomplished and rewarding career as a music business executive, I hit a career roadblock and my passion was depleted. A 20+ year career as a senior executive in the music business is rare… especially for women. I felt lucky and saw incredible opportunity in choosing a new path.

A few weeks before I ended up in the hospital, I cut off all my hair. I couldn’t open my hands wide enough to make a ponytail. No one knew. They just loved the new “do.”

A few weeks before I ended up in the hospital, I cut off all my hair. I couldn’t open my hands wide enough to make a ponytail. No one knew. They just loved the new “do.”

the wolf at my door

Within six months something went seriously wrong.  Why was I so tired?  Why was I getting weaker with each passing day? I could barely get out of bed.  After some twists and turns, I was diagnosed with the chronic illness, Lupus; an autoimmune disease named for the latin word meaning wolf. Eventually, an amazing specialist provided a treatment plan and answers to my buckets of Google generated questions. However, before I found my miracle doctor, I was offered a huge opportunity. Never one to shy away from a challenge, I accepted a new position before I had a fully formed vision for what I wanted to do next.  Simply put, driven by fear, I decided to ignore my health, abandon my newly minted goals, and get back in the comfort zone of my familiar saddle.  I saw how the new position would keep me on track to being the fiercely competitive c-suite executive and overachieving wife & mother I had been for so long.  I was mistaken. My body had a different plan but more importantly, my former passion was simply gone.  Within 12 weeks of beginning a position for which I felt I’d prepared my entire career, I led my resignation with the single most difficult sentence of my career,  “I am not in a position to meet my own high standards or yours.”  I was so confused.

Superstars & Greatness

I built my career by helping artists tap into their greatness. I relentlessly forged a unique path through the top tiers of the entertainment business by making other peoples dreams come true.  I achieved massive success and traveled the world working with top tier artists and executives.  As a marketing head, I led artist development; worked 14 hour days building teams, while formulating and commanding multi-million dollar marketing strategies for artists including TLC, P!NK, Usher, OutKast, Ciara, Snoop Dogg, Luke Christopher, Miguel, G-Eazy, and many more.  In addition, I always wanted a family and worked to build a beautiful life with a great guy.  Together we cultivated a loving extended family.  This took no small commitment. I had passionately pursued my dreams, but I looked up one day and the passion wasn’t there.

Looking back, although I had many other responsibilities, helping creative people find their way was the part of my career where I felt the most passion. I loved the experience of having artists walk through the door with nothing but a seed of a dream and blossom into their own greatness.  I pushed executives toward their greatness with equal gusto. 

A few great memories.

A few great memories.

I’ve always tried to empower others with my knowledge.    Panelist @ Revolt Music Conference, 2015

I’ve always tried to empower others with my knowledge.

Panelist @ Revolt Music Conference, 2015

My superhero pivot

Throughout my career, I was identified as a high achieving executive and exposed to many career development opportunities. I traveled the world for leadership programs. I learned early on, that for me, success in the music business was never about the accolades, award shows or celebrity access.  It was about the hard work of understanding another person's vision on a granular level and helping them build out their dreams. That was my superstar journey. Affecting lives for the better was at the heart of what brought me fulfillment. When I began to re-work my life vision, those experiences repeatedly surfaced. I pursued more intensive professional & personal development training and ultimately created PERSIST IN JOY; My personal development company with the mission of helping creative-minded people overcome stress and overwhelm to create personal joy and meaningful professional success.

I love helping people walk toward their own greatness and live successful lives.  THAT is what drove me throughout my career working with superstars and THAT is what I have turned my full attention to as an entrepreneur.  Together, we will reveal your broader life vision, create actionable pathways to your success, identify and break through the beliefs holding you back and gleefully celebrate as you succeed in making your vision become your every day life.  I know it sounds simple, and on some levels it is. Living in your purpose brings JOY, simplicity and fulfillment.