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Author & Inspirational Speaker


A Woman's Odyssey, from Tragic to Magic - A Memoir

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Lisa Nicks-Balthasar is an inspirational speaker, best-selling author and love and intimacy coach. Her memoir, "Believe!" which follows her amazing odyssey through deep loss, grief, love and life, has attracted the support of Academy Award-nominated screenplay writer Scott Marshall Smith ("Men of Honor”). Scott describes her “Tragic meets Magic” story as “A gossamer web of small, yet profound miracles that add up to something much more wondrous than their sum." He adds that, “Lisa’s powerful story is filled with magical movie moments!"

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Believe! is an epic true love story filled with heartache, hope, and moments of intimate reflection into the depths of the human spirit. Believe! is a book of raw honesty that reveals the emotional depths of Lisa’s soul as she discovers the life of her dreams through her unwavering belief in the universal power of positive affirmations. The heartrending story of one woman’s remarkable journey will ultimately uplift readers and inspire them to embrace the love, joy, and grief in their lives. 

Can we find love again after great loss? Can we find more than one soulmate in life? Do miracles exist? These are the questions the author weaves throughout her profound memoir, each of them beautifully answered by the story’s end. Believe you can still live your greatest life!




Praise for Believe / Inspirational Speaking


New York Times
best-selling author,
Smile For No Good Reason

It is one thing to hear of the power of belief, quite another to witness a person bare their soul, believe, and discover how miracles unfurl. Lisa Balthasar bravely shows us how true-believing becomes a spiritual journey of self-discovery, belonging, authenticity, and ultimately finding our soulmate. Lisa’s miraculous story takes us from grief and feeling alone in the world to healing and intimately becoming a part of someone. Believe! won’t ask or teach you to change how you are; it will show you how to live who you are and ultimately discover your soulmate. In short, Believe! empowers the reader through a sacred journey within, where genuine healing power and miracles are born

Believe! is a story described by New York industry professionals at The Next Bestseller as “Eat, Pray, Love goes to Burning Man,” with real-life miracles and profound serendipity woven throughout.

Her inspiring keynote message helped spark the passion of our participants to believe in accomplishing their dreams and life goals...
The high-energy presentation was well crafted, thought provoking and exceeded our expectations.

 I would recommend Lisa to any group looking for an informative, energetic and inspirational
presenter—no matter the audience.


award-winning Hollywood screenwriter of such films as Men of Honor and When the Game Stands Tall

“Believe! is a gossamer web of small yet profound miracles that add up to something much more wondrous than their sum. A story full of magical movie moments.”


New York Times best-selling author of Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason

Lisa Nicks-Balthasar’s Believe! offers a transformational message that will inspire you to live your greatest life. Her moving story of healing from the grief of losing her beloved husband and emerging to love again demonstrates how to open your heart in the most difficult of times.


author of Women Rocking Business

A rich, powerful story you won’t want to put down, Believe! will make you laugh, cry, and give you goose-bumps. Lisa’s journey through incredible grief and loss, a magical temple and real-life miracles, will inspire you to believe in the power of love and to never give up on your dreams. A true testament to the human spirit!


author of Dog of God: A Novel

“Lisa Nicks-Balthasar is a unique light in this world. She was formed into this diamond through life challenges that she shares in Believe!, her beautifully written spiritual memoir. Believe! will curl your toes, drop your jaw, and make you scream out loud at the twists and turns her story takes you through.”

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Lisa’s passion for writing began over a decade ago when she began writing after losing her high-school sweetheart, husband, and soul mate of 27 years to brain cancer. A survivor at heart, she processed her pain by putting pen to paper. 


Lisa has inspired people from all over the world to "Believe!" in love and the power of positive affirmations while manifesting the life of their dreams. Her miraculous story has inspired students to tap into the power that lies within. The methodologies she teaches tie together with a lifetime of lived wisdom and what she has learned from working with people through individual coaching, group coaching, and multiple retreats. Her work teaches the proven power of positive affirmations and manifesting through the heart, the body’s greatest neurotransmitter.  


Through her coaching, Lisa has helped people find love and deeper intimacy in their lives, and throughout her coaching it has become clear that so many of us feel like the human experience is wrought with hardship and loss. “There is so much in life we cannot control – but we CAN control the way we channel our suffering into our growth.” Lisa’s inspirational memoir, Believe! supports this idea through its powerful story. 


Lisa has a second book conceived, based on the highly successful, life-changing Heart of Manifestation retreats, workshops, and inspirational teachings. Her inspirational story was developed into a 2021 TEDx talk. Lisa has been featured on various podcasts, YoniVerse Monologues and at conferences as an expert in love, intimacy, and manifesting life transformation.

Lisa is also an entrepreneur, designer, large-scale event producer, and co-owner of Turn Around Interiors, a design and home staging company. In addition to her designing talents, she is an avid athlete and has been a personal fitness trainer for over three decades. She has competed in the Big Sur Marathon and Triathlons. 


Finding an amazing love once again, in a serendipitous and magical way, Lisa makes her home with her husband, Chris, in the sunny beach town of Santa Cruz, California. She loves every free moment she can spend with her family, friends, two wonderful daughters, two step-children, and two adorable granddaughters! Her passion and purpose in life is to educate and inspire humanity through sharing her magical story of love, hope, and miracles.

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