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Nothing is more important
    than your state of mind.  

When you are in a clear, calm, and centered state of mind, you have the awareness and ability to navigate every situation, conversation, or problem in your life with ease. 

You - clear, calm & centered.

Imagine having the confidence, tools, and know-how to kindly manage emotions, inspire action in yourself or others, and communicate effectively (regardless of circumstance), or effectively improve your health. This is what we call

inner evolution.

At The Grey Monkey Gym, we teach and coach on exactly this type of inner health and whole-person wellbeing, including the psycho-spiritual elements of evolved thinking, inspired action, and kick-ass communication.

But why "Grey Monkey"?

Buddhists call it the monkey mind. It is a state of mind typified by feeling unhappy, overwhelmed, anxious, unclear and drenched in attachment to the superficial. Like a monkey, this type of thinking runs around your psychological house destroying your peace, clarity, inner calm, and essentially, throwing poo at your goals, self-worth, and relationships.

At the Grey Monkey Gym we help you tame your inner ape and

evolve into a way of living that feeds your soul.

Meet Lisa
   Areas of Expertise:
  • Emotional Intelligence & Empathetic Communication
  • Engagement & Leadership Development
  • Evidence-based Coaching
  • Sustainable Habits & Mindset Change
  • Wellbeing & Self-Care

Hi, I'm Lisa  . . .


I the created The Grey Monkey Gym to offer powerful, sustainable solutions to the most challenging parts of life: emotions, mindsets, relationships, and communication.


It was personal. I needed a better way to manage my own thinking and emotions; I craved a way to communicate with people that brought peace and purpose to our interactions; I sought a way to lead without conflict.

Combining research-based tools, behavior change practices, Emotional Intelligence skills, Motivational Interviewing, and interpersonal communication techniques, I've found the most cutting edge solutions to "soft" problems.


"A problem cannot be solved by the same level of consciousness that created it" - Albert Einstein

Whether you want to create vibrant organizational engagement, establish a fresh self-care focus, develop a practice of kind communication, or influence the path of a team, I help you develop the inner and outer structure you need to make create and make sustainable change.  

Through The Grey Monkey Gym, I offer products and services to help you create and sustain your powerful solutions, or what I call an inner evolution. Together, we tame your inner ape and build a life that feeds your soul

Interested? Let's chat!

"Lisa has a gift: helping people achieve their personal goals while gradually shifting their mindset. It's a brilliant combination."
—  Rex, CEO

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Contact Lisa

If you are interested in working with me, or would like more information about the products or services I offer, I would love to hear from you! 

Please send me an email, book a complimentary call, or fill out the contact form below.

Lisa Nordquist


(Please note: We are in San Diego, CA/on PST)

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