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My Journey to Right Now

Meet me. Learn my story.

My love of learning started at an early age, when I learned to read at the age of 4. Grandpa Victor taught me early on that there was nothing worse in life than wasting your talent. So, I’ve been a voracious learner all my life.

I’ve been fascinated with technology since I began working my way through college. And, worked at building businesses since the late eighties.

I studied at Hunter College of the City University of NY and graduated cum laude with a B Sc. in Accounting. After that, I attended NY Law School and received a J.D.

My stint working for a multi-million insurance consortium led to becoming its Controller and CIO. During that time, I became a CMA (Certified Management Accountant).

After several years, I joined serial Fortune 300 companies, starting with AT&T, AON, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, United Guaranty (an AIG subsidiary), LabCorp and CVS. During my time in cubicle nation, I honed my skills in developing infrastructure, process development, process improvement and project management.

As I spent time working in my patch of cubicles, I grew more and more unhappy. Something was awry. I found myself tied to a reputation for excellence that, ironically, enslaved me to the same-ol'. The money I made wasn’t enough. I wasn't learning anything real and hadn’t the freedom I longed for.

By chance, I attended a class with the late Thomas Leonard and was hooked. I decided that being in business for myself was the ticket out.

In preparation, I became a certified coach at Coach Training Alliance.  And, completed the Online Business Manager Training & Certification Program at Certified OBM. I also earned my certification as a Money Mentor from MentorPath.

It was during this period that I discovered I came from a strong lineage of shamans. It became obvious to me, that in burying myself in all the left-brain stuff, I had also buried my heart, lost my spirit for a long while.

I spent years untangling myself.Picture containing Lilia's vision.

The Business-Heart Whisperer

Oh, yes, I am a spiritual nerd. I see the reality of mundane things and the hyper-reality of the unseen, twined together.

And, I love putting tools to use. I love making things (processes, tools, visions come to life). My passion is for you to love the grand vision of your future.

Along the way, I discovered that some of the most meaningful experiences were the hardest to find.  The most frustrating to learn. It became clear to me that a lot of gifted gurus don't know how to listen to the heart of a business. There! I'd found my calling as the business heart whisperer.

I know how it feels to break free. To feel the joy of pursuing heartfelt passions. Of being, at last:

  • In alignment with my beliefs. I want to do more than just build your business systems. I want to help you realize your dream.
  • Committed to being a heart-center business. I want to help you build yours too.
  • A steward for you, using my expertise with technology and processes to help you when it is difficult for you to use those things.
  • … And doing it all with lovingkindness

About Me — What I Love

I love art and can’t draw a straight line.

My most secret dream is to create art with fabric. My first project is a portrait of Savannah using fabric.Collage of Lee family for the About Lilia page.

I love Van Gogh’s paintings. They seem so alive. The stars dance in the evening sky to my eyes.

I am passionately interested in physics and astronomy. Yet I don’t have the advanced mathematics to let me be a serious student. So I content myself with the layman’s version.

I love vintage science fiction. And Star Trek TNG (think I had a crush on Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard). If I had the money, I’d pay to go into outer space. That’s where humanity’s future lays.

I love living in North Carolina, amid the trees and the hawks that nest in the woods next to the house. (Hawk is one of my animal guides.)

About Me -The Woman

I was born in Cuba and I grew up in NYC.

I’ve survived war and worse things.

My eyes are brown, and my hair maintains its color (only my hairdresser knows for sure). I am as blind as a bat, having worn glasses since I was a child.

My husband’s name is Ken. I have two adult sons, Robert Douglas and Nicholas. And, a daughter-in-law named Melanie.

I have a mini-me of a granddaughter for whom I would do anything. Her name is Savannah and she is a testament that genetics can skip generations.

We live with two Silky terriers named Taffy and Monster whom I adore. They sleep with us snuggled tight against my body. It makes me feel safe and secure.

I’m sort of a poet. I’ve been writing blank verse since I was a teen. Writing has gotten me through the worst of my troubles.

This is me, here and now.

Luckily, it is all subject to change without notice.

The Traditional Credentials

They include:

  • A B.Sc. in Accounting from Hunter College of C.U.N.Y.
  • And a J.D. from NY Law School.
  • Certification as a coach from Coach Training Alliance.
  • Certified Money Mentor by MentorPath.

Picture of graduates throwing their mortarboards into the air.I am an expert on business process development, process improvement and project management. I have 20+ years of experience in the field. I’ve worked at major corporations such as AT&T, United Guaranty, CVS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC and LabCorp, Inc. I was the Controller and CIO of Mutual Marine Office, Inc. (a marine insurance consortium) and the Treasurer of NY Marine Insurance Co., Inc.

Since I went into business for myself, I have worked with dozens of clients on creating/streamlining processes, applying technology, implementing projects and consulting on business-building techniques.

My clients are all small businesses that include: Victoria Whitfield’s Holistic Stress Management, Real Weight Loss for Real Women, Shift-It Coach, Inc., Transform Your Brilliance, Ambitious Enterprises, Val Nelson, LLC, Floyd Innovations, SuzWorks, Action Travel, Hills of Africa Tours, Cash Credit and Your Finances, Aya Integrative Health, LLC, Partner Promotions, LLC, and other smallish and start-up businesses.


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