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How it began...

This is Matt and LaRissa.  Once upon a time, they got married, had good jobs (she is a teacher, he is a smart guy doing smart things in the corporate world), had two children, lived in a lovely town and were happy. They were happy but not always content.  They had a lot of creativity and energy to put out into the world.  And so they did. Well, they are doing it.  It is a work in progress.  


LaRissa wants to use LP Inspire to get the message of hope out into the world and is going to start with taking the Lotus Project on the road.  She is going to teach mentors to empower young women, who will in turn empower others.  She is going to build the tribe of sisterhood she has started in Michigan and Matt is going to help her.  It's a group thing.

Passionate About Inspiring Others

We feel like we have learned a lot in our journey of this life, and we are still learning!  We want to share the tools that we have found successful with others as well as sharing some big truths in life.  It's not perfect.  It's messy. It's okay to ask for help.  It's okay to speak your needs. We are all in this together.

  • BA in Secondary Education

  • MA in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology

  • Professional Teaching Certification, Michigan

  • Cognitive Coach, certified

  • 20 years in education

  • Founder of the Lotus Project

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified

  • Yoga Instructor

  • Certified Cognitive coach

  • co-author of the US History Text for the Michigan Open Books Project

  • co-author of Rise: In Pursuit of Empowerment

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