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LisaBeth “LB” Thomas on the Front Page!

December 1, 2020

Journal Profile: LisaBeth Thomas is a behind-the-scenes star

TV producer celebrates decade as co-founder of Texas Women in Business

LisaBeth Thomas at her favorite Austin restaurant, Chinatown. It’s also where the group she co-founded 10 years ago, Texas Women in Business, first met. To Thomas’ surprise, 157 people showed up for the first meeting: 
ARNOLD WELLS / ABJ

I’ve been privileged to coach LisaBeth “LB” Thomas for over 10 years. While she’s always been dynamic, I’ve watch her grow through extraordinarily challenging times.

Within four months, she lost her 14-year business along with her house where her children grew up, and her mom passed away. Although she was homeless as well as financially and emotionally devastated, these experiences planted the seeds that later created her metamorphosis.

In the midst of other accomplishments, this year she harvested one of the fruits that grew from the soil of those hard times — her online course called Outwitting Fear. www.outwittingfear.com

While celebrating 10 years as a co-founder and current Austin chapter president of Texas Women in Business (TWIB), this month she was profiled on the front page of the Austin Business Journal.

When I interviewed her for this blog post, LisaBeth offered these kind words:

“Virginia, you’ve helped me get through these challenges and encouraged me to transform what I’ve learned to impact the world.

“Thank you. As my coach and friend for over 10 years, you’ve seen me through even when, after so many losses, I didn’t see the light at the end of many tunnels. I did the work, but you walked me through.”

“Let people know that they can get through their challenges, too.

“Source is our source.”

I’ve taken her online course, and I LOVE it!  Outwitting Fear is a great value, too, because the process can be used repeatedly whenever challenges arise. We can discover and release core fears behind what’s holding us back.

From her website: “I want everyone to find freedom from fear as I did. So that they can have the life and success, and the opportunity to fulfill your dreams, the ones you’ve always had.”

You can watch LisaBeth’s video and find more inspiration by following this link: www.outwittingfear.com

outwitting fear header image

Here’s the link to her Austin Business Journal profile: 

https://bizj.us/1q7d0i

This is how it begins:

By Patricia Rogers – Research Director, Austin Business Journal
Nov 5, 2020, 8:47am EST

A lot can happen in 10 years — just ask LisaBeth Thomas. 

A decade ago, Thomas’s career as a film and video producer was in high gear. Her credits included a wide swath of work from movies like “Hope Floats” to TV shows “Real Life with Gerald Mann,” plus commercials like a campaign celebrating the 20th anniversary of Amy’s Ice Creams.

Referrals, such as from GSD&M to produce Anheuser-Busch commercials for the Keep Texas Beautiful recycling campaign, fueled growth that turned her little Austin production company, LBTJ, into a seven-figure agency handling everything from marketing to media buys.

But of her creations, she is most proud of being one of the original five founders of Texas Women in Business, a nonprofit women’s group dedicated to fostering personal and professional growth along with pooling resources to give back to the community through philanthropy. The group celebrates its 10-year anniversary in 2020.

“[We] took the idea to 20 of our friends, and from there it grew to Houston and Lubbock — and 10 years later, we’re still here,” said Thomas, who is once again leading the charge as chapter president during its anniversary year. Collectively, the Austin chapter has donated more than $40,000 since its start.

For this special year, TWIB has partnered with the governor’s office and women’s groups across the state to create an awareness campaign and fundraiser to help fight human trafficking. The “Not On Our Watch|TX” campaign will culminate with an event at the Texas State Capitol next June.

Thomas is also rebuilding her life and her business after a 2015 divorce forced her to shutter the company and sell her home. Her mother also died around the same time, leaving LB — as Thomas is called by friends — devastated, homeless and jobless. She recalls keeping it all to herself and how liberating it was when she finally opened up about her struggles to the TWIB faithful and faced her fears.

“My identity was completely tied to the business, so I thought their love and respect for me was because of the business,” Thomas said. As she worked through her own insecurities, Thomas began to understand how much unconscious fears had sabotaged her and influenced her actions. Thomas has taken what she has learned from her own journey and turned it into a motivational program to help others called Outwitting Fear.

Now, Thomas sees herself as a corporate dropout, preferring instead to pursue opportunities on her own. Thomas is producing again. She calls herself The Big Cheese and her new production company is called Big Cheese TV.

What productions are you working on now? Right now, I’m working with a technology company and we are creating the first “shoppable” hunting and fishing show. You literally can watch the video and click any item you see and are able to read about it or buy it right then. It is very cool.

What are your three favorite productions you had a hand in? “Hope Floats” with Sandra Bullock. Montana Rib & Chop House, we flew Pat Green up to Montana to shoot the commercial — so fun. Grand Roatan Caribbean Resort, we shot Conni Reed of Consuela at the resort. She was being photographed for the cover of Austin Woman Magazine so we did some behind-the-scenes footage and also created commercials and videos for the resort while we were at it.

I have to add a fourth. We produced all of Amy’s Ice Creams 20th anniversary commercials and we had a blast.

What do you like most about your career? I love producing. I have a gift of seeing what’s in the client’s head and creating a film strip in my mind and then bringing it to life.

What has helped or hindered your career? Creating long-lasting relationships has been instrumental. What hindered me is thinking I could do it all. So, when my husband/partner and I divorced, I should’ve gotten someone to handle the operations and let me do what I do best. I thought I could do it all and that impacted my creativity.

What inspires you? Seeing people go for it. We all have setbacks, but what inspires me is when someone turns that setback into something life changing for them or for others. Or when they face their fears or hurts, that’s when you heal.

How would you describe your management style? Making sure everyone feels valuable and what they say or do matters.

How do you start your day? A cup of French-pressed coffee, about 15 minutes by myself in the courtyard then David and I do devotions. Even if I’m traveling, we call and do them together.

Search Results for “LisaBeth Thomas” – Austin Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Titles: Owner and founder, Big Cheese TV; co-founder and current Austin chapter president, Texas Women in Business

Age: 61

Hometown: Stevensville, Michigan

Family: Three children, Sarah, 37, Paul, 28, and Kacey, 27; four grandchildren

Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, Central Michigan University; studied at Lee Strasberg School of Dramatic Arts in New York City

Phone: (512) 923-4574

To read more: https://bizj.us/1q7d0i

If you’d like help transforming your challenges
into successes, 

contact Virginia for a free consultation at:
virginia@soulgoals.com

I work with people who choose to share
their gifts or business in a BIGGER way
but don’t know how, feel stuck or could 
use new tools or support.

I help them ignite their Soul’s goals
and be richly compensated doing what
they love.

 
Copyright © 2020 Soulgoals, All rights reserved.

Melt the Wicked Witches in Your Life and Break Free

June 25, 2018

Ruby slippers

This month, I’ve been taking the Mad about Musicals course offered by TCN (Turner Classic Movies), which led me to watch, once again, The Wizard of Oz.

In this film, the young girl Dorothy had to deal with many challenges to find her way back home, most of them created by a Wicked Witch. But it was rough going before she realized that she always had the power within her to return.

One turning point came when it appeared there was no way out of a fiery disaster. I mean, that wicked witch was going to kill them all, including Toto the dog! She started by setting on fire Dorothy’s dear friend the Scarecrow, who was made of straw.

Forgetting I’d seen this story countless times, I was shocked. How could they get out of this predicament? There seemed to be none. I couldn’t think of any.

Here’s where the magic of life steps in.  There was a solution, but one they couldn’t have figured out.

To save her friend from the flames, Dorothy threw a bucket of water on him; some of it landed on the witch. Dorothy had no idea what her action would do.


Wicked Witch of the West: 
“Don’t throw that water. (The witch screams.) You cursed brat! Look what you’ve done! I’m melting, melting. Oh what a world, what a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness! I’m going! Oh! Oh!”

And the witch was dead!

Surrounded by the Wicked Witch’s minions, Dorothy apologized for this unintended consequence. However, everyone rejoiced and broke into song, “Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.”


Even if it appears that there’s no way out, there is. Life can step in and provide solutions that you couldn’t imagine.

Just like in Star Wars where a ragtag group defeated the Empire. Just like how a good, little girl like Dorothy and her friends melted the witch…

You can get over any hurdles in your path, too.

There is a way of breaking free to enjoy the life, business or work of your dreams. There is a better way than trying to make things happen, trying to figure things out or getting tired of trying.

If you’d like to learn more about how to do this, I invite you to my presentation this Wednesday, June 27th, at Mangia Pizza in the Gracy Farms Shopping Center, Austin, TX. 12001 Burnet Rd., Suite D, is located at the intersection of Mopac and Burnet Rd. The group gathers at 11:30 AM; the meeting is from noon – 1 PM.

I’m the featured speaker at the NW Austin Business Connections networking meeting.  There is no charge to attend, but you might enjoy having lunch.

You’ll discover powerful keys to transform your life, business or work during my talk:

From Burnt Out to Turned On –
Be Richly Compensated Doing What You Love
Faster and Easier than You Dreamed Possible
 

We’re all wired to grow and reach beyond where we are now, and we can learn how to consciously create something greater.

Come and discover how the wicked witches in your life can melt, expand your vision and see that the home of your dreams is closer than you imagined.

You need keys to unlock the doors, and I’m sharing several of those keys on Wednesday.

You’re invited to join me, if you can.

P.S. Know someone who might
like this? Please forward.

I work with people who choose to share
their gifts or business in a BIGGER way
but don’t know how, feel stuck, could 
use new tools or support.

I help them ignite their Soul’s goals
and be richly compensated doing what
they love.”

Copyright © 2018 Resolved for Results, All rights reserved.

TIP: Believe

August 30, 2016

Young Lane

Wow! 30 people gathered on Sunday for Free, Fun & Fulfilled – and what an experience.  An attendee just emailed saying it was an “energizing celebration.”

Maybe I didn’t take pictures because someone was on the Witness Protection Program and didn’t want to be seen. More probably, next time we’ll have a designated photographer.

Instead, here’s a photo of the wonderful estate where we held our gathering.

Everyone with whom I spoke following the meeting had a feeling of exhilaration, and no one could articulate why.

The energy created with the strong intention of love, acceptance, the magic of masterminding and belief in yourself and your goals – and through these the manifestation of dreams coming true – transcended words.

Belief infused the event days before our meeting.

Belief that the weather would be good instead of the forecasted thunderstorms. (It was a beautiful, sunny day.)

Belief that the speakers would agree to talk as well as share their stories in a meaningful way. (Everyone was awesome!)

Belief that the people who registered would show. (There were zero no-shows, and several unregistered guests showed up.)

Belief in a message that if you believe in yourself and your dreams… with just enough trust to take inspired action… that there IS a way to manifest them beyond anything you can figure out with your limited thinking.

And somewhere in all of this emerged the enchantment of the afternoon.

I remember a quote I heard years ago that heaven and earth will step aside for the man or woman with a dream.

Having enjoyed my program, Resolved for Results, the room included several people who are living examples of dreams that not only have come true but continue to expand. Dreams that include business, financial and creative goals along with enjoying a fabulous, personal life, too.

Today’s TIP is to believe in you and your dreams.

Believe that whatever your life circumstances, you can create something greater and better.

Believe that you are a child of the Divine, which means you deserve and are worthy of manifesting your dreams or something better.

Believe that there’s always a way out of your current conditions and a way in to live a life that exceeds your wildest expectation.

So be it!

You’re Invited to Free, Fun & Fruitful

August 25, 2016

waterfall IcelandWater

 

The flow of water in this picture isn’t stopped by large rocks.

Likewise, you don’t have to be held back from the success you deserve by lack of clarity, distractions, fear, obstacles and self-limitation.

However, you must know how to be unstoppable.

You’re invited to discover tools to break free so nothing and nobody can stop you from living your dreams – not even you!

In case you missed my last couple of TIPS or haven’t registered yet, you still have time to join us for a dynamic afternoon to be Free, Fun & Fruitful on Sunday, August 28th, where you’ll:

  • Hear people’s personal stories about how they overcame challenges and struggles to break free and receive remarkable outcomes.
  • Discover missing keys to create a business and life that exceeds your wildest expectation.
  • Learn tips so you can do this, too.

You’re invited to Free, Fun & Fruitful An Energy Boost for Your Success

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016

FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP: 3 – 3:45 PM; PRESENTATION: 3:45 – 6 PM

LOCATION: A beautiful home in Lewis Mountain Estates off 1826 in SW Austin, TX

WHO’S INVITED: Business associates, friends and family who are open to feeling good and elevating their success

TO REGISTER, SEND ME AN EMAIL :  vg@ResolvedForResults.com  

INVESTMENT: IT’S FREE!

You’ll experience what it feels like to be free, have fun and be fruitful.

FRUITFUL: producing good results; beneficial; profitable; producing an abundant growth

To get the results you choose and be the shining star you are, you must be aligned with the energy of success.

Join us as you learn how from pros, and raise your ceiling of infinite possibilities.

Feel what it’s like to know that you’re not alone and someone’s got your back.

Speakers include:

  • LB Thomas, the Big Cheese at LBTJ Ad Agency; a founder and President of TWIB (Texas Women in Business); Austin Business Journal Top 25 Woman of Influence
  • Carol Warkoczewski, City Architect of City of San Antonio, TX; founder of I-LinCP
  • Mark Hairston, Mortgage Loan Officer
  • Lisa Bargsley, Certified de Bono Trainer of Six Thinking Hats; Sage Speaking
  • Michele Viera & Merrie Ellis, Mortgage Specialists
  • Virginia Goszewska, Do What You Love Coach

This is for you if:

  • you long to share your business or gifts with the world in a BIGGER way but don’t know how or feel stuck.
  • you’d enjoy meeting positive, successful people
  • you’d like to learn how to be in the Now, ignite your Soul’s goals and be richly compensated doing what you love.
  • you’re a seasoned masterminder who’d like to plug into a larger vortex of empowering, mastermind energy

TO REGISTER, SEND ME AN EMAIL :  vg@ResolvedForResults.com

I’m confident that this will be a worthwhile investment of your time. You’ll even receive insights to questions you wonder about when you can’t sleep at night.

Seating is limited. If you’re getting a nudge to go, I highly encourage you to register for free now. vg@ResolvedForResults.com

TIP: Free, Fun and Fruitful

August 9, 2016

The Apollo 14 Saturn V Space Vehicle, carrying Astronauts Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Stuart A. Roosa, and Edgar D. Mitchell, lifted off at 4:03 p.m. EST on January 31, 1971, from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A, to begin the fourth manned lunar landing mission

Tired of struggling for the good you deserve? Would you love to have the keys to launch your goals and dreams to a level beyond your wildest imagination or at least better than where you are now?

Here’s your opportunity to learn how.

Would you enjoy feeling this way? 

“It never ceases to amaze me that I manifest my goals so consistently. I’m grateful to see how much progress I’ve made. I’ve accomplished a lot and laid a foundation. All the pieces are falling in place. A whole bunch of stuff is on the brink of completion – the hard work is behind me. It’s working!” LH

Why is it that some people, like Realtor Lora Herring, have a magic touch?

Week after week, I hear stories about people’s miracles and successes that are astounding. 

I don’t talk about some because they seem unbelievable, like the woman I wrote about on a May TIP: Never Give Up, Part 2.

Things were so bad, she considered letting go of everything, including her business and home, and moving to Mexico.

Three months later, not only is her business booming. An entrepreneur with a $$$ track record invited her to spearhead a concept they’re now pitching to industry giants with a detailed plan to generate a NINE figure income!

Never give up! Your life and fortunes can turn around quickly in the most unexpected ways.

How can YOU turn your precious dreams to reality?

Each week I give you a TIP, a piece of the puzzle.

A key is to put together the pieces to create YOUR big picture… without getting overwhelmed by trying to figure out how to do it by yourself or feeling confused not knowing where to start.

To help you break free and do what you love in a BIGGER way, dynamic speakers are sharing their stories, tips and experience with the miracle of mastermind energy.

MASTERMIND: when two or more gather in harmony, an energy is created that can and does manifest goals you choose or something better. 

You’re invited to Free, Fun & Fruitful An Energy Boost for Your Success

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016

FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP: 3 – 3:45 PM

PRESENTATION: 4 – 6 PM

LOCATION: A beautiful home in SW Austin, TX

WHO’S INVITED: Business associates, friends and family who are open to feeling good and elevating their success

TO REGISTER, SEND ME AN EMAIL AND SAY “YES.  I’LL BE THERE!” vg@ResolvedForResults.com

INVESTMENT: IT’S FREE!
You’ll experience what it feels like to be free, have fun and be fruitful way beyond your time invested in attending.

FRUITFUL: producing good results; beneficial; profitable; producing an abundant growth

To get the results you choose, you must be on a bandwidth of energy to receive and be the shining star you are.

Join us as you raise your ceiling of infinite possibilities and learn from pros how they did it.

Feel what it’s like to know that you’re not alone and someone’s got your back.

Rub shoulders with everyday people having outstanding results.

A partial list of speakers include:

  • LB Thomas, the Big Cheese at LBTJ Ad Agency; a founder and President of TWIB (Texas Women in Business); Austin Business Journal Top 25 Woman of Influence
  • Carol Warkoczewski, City Architect of City of San Antonio, TX; founder of I-LinCP
  • Mark Hairston, Mortgage Loan Officer
  • Lisa Bargsley, Certified de Bono Trainer of Six Thinking Hats; Sage Speaking
  • Michele Viera, Mortgage Specialist

Your TIP is to have fun and imagine what your success would look and feel like.

Attend Free, Fun & Fruitful to discover how you can launch your success to receive results beyond your wildest imagination.
This is for you if:

  • you long to share your business or gifts with the world in a BIGGER way but don’t know how or feel stuck.
  • you choose to be in the Now, ignite your Soul’s goals and be richly compensated doing what you love.
  • you’d like to revel in good feeling mojo with wonderful people
  • you’re a seasoned masterminder who’d like to plug into the mastermind energy and connect with your mastermind community.

TO REGISTER, SEND ME AN EMAIL AND SAY “YES.  I’LL BE THERE!”
vg@ResolvedForResults.com

I’m confident that if you’re open to receive, you’ll discover keys to greater success.

Seating is limited. If you’re getting a nudge to go, I highly encourage you to register for free now.

If you aren’t able to make it, contact me to learn more!

HEALTHY & WEALTHY LIVING IN AUSTIN

October 31, 2015

You know how it feels when so many things aren’t working that you want to pull a blanket over your head and never come out?

That’s what happened to me in the early 90’s, and that brokenness was my turning point. My personal and professional breakthrough not only brought me back to life, it was the foundation to help others share their gifts with the world.

For the very first time ever publicly, you’ll discover how what I learned can help you as I share my story From Burnt Out to Turned On – Be Richly Compensated Doing What You Love Faster and Easier than You Dreamed Possible!

Please join us next Friday, November 6, at HEALTHY & WEALTHY LIVING IN AUSTIN, a Professional Women’s Group. Guys, if you’d like to come and be surrounded by women, you’re welcome, too!

We’ll meet at Strange Brew Austin Coffee Shop, 5326 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745. (map)

Meeting starts at 9:30 AM.

No reservations are needed, and it’s free!

This is what you’ll discover:

Many people feel discontent because they know in their hearts that their business or life can be so much more.  My talk especially hits home for those who may feel stuck, confused or don’t know how to create more money, success or really enjoy what they’re doing… and it doesn’t matter if they’re just starting out or a seasoned professional.

Here are some take-aways from my talk:

  • Learn how to be turned on instead of burnt out with your business and life.
  • Find out how to design and manifest your business or a passion-filled life that YOU create where you’re richly compensated doing what you love.
  • Experience a simple tool to transform any confusion and worry into clarity, inspiration and action.
  • Discover the #1 obstacle holding back your success and an easy technique to stop it.
  • Understand the power of masterminding and how to access it to manifest your goals and dreams beyond your wildest expectations.
  • Reveal how support can help you achieve your goals faster and easier than trying to do everything on your own.

Virginia GoszewskasVirginia Goszewska (go-SHEF-ska) is a Do What You Love Coach who awakens people to find their passion and be richly compensated doing what they love.  Based on decades of extensive research and discoveries, she created the unique mastermind and success program Resolved for Results: A step-by-step guide to live your dreams even if you failed before, lost hope, are afraid, stuck or confused.

At top-level leadership positions in international corporations and non-profits, Virginia received awards in sales, training, management and business development. From SE Asia to the U.K., from Canada to Mexico, thousands of people worldwide have benefited from her expertise, support, inspiration, compassionate insights, and common sense. She and her teachings have been called an oasis of cool water in a desert.

Since her crisis from poor health, finances, marriage and career in 1991, she now uses her story of transformation from being burnt out to turned on to help people share their gifts.

Some of her clients’ successes are an oil business worth over $100 million; becoming the City Architect of a major US city; top Realtors; 80% increase in commodity trade profits; and much more.