Episode 111: God as My business partner series (2 of 4), with Lisa Franklin, LCSW


In this blog post, we will delve into the inspiring journey of Lisa Franklin, a licensed clinical social worker, and her experience of having God as her business partner. Lisa’s story showcases her unwavering trust in God’s guidance and how it has led her to professional success. We invite you to join us on this journey and explore how faith can play a significant role in our entrepreneurial ventures.

Finding Clarity and Making Connections:

Lisa shares how she had always felt a deep sense of knowing that she was meant to go into counseling and open a private practice. Even when faced with obstacles and uncertainties, she relied on her faith to provide her with the clarity she needed. Through her personal experiences with counseling her own children and the lack of options available for middle-class families, Lisa found her purpose. She knew that she wanted to create a practice that catered to the needs of the community she cared about.

Navigating Challenges and Embracing Trust:

Like any entrepreneur, Lisa encountered roadblocks along her journey. From the struggles of working in community mental health to the challenges of starting her own practice, she faced moments of doubt and frustration. However, Lisa’s unwavering trust in God’s plan kept her going. She leaned on her faith to persevere through difficult seasons, even when her sister opened a group practice down the street from hers. Lisa’s ability to surrender the outcome and trust in God’s timing allowed her to find peace amid competing circumstances.

Guidance and Unity:

As Lisa transitioned her practice into a group practice, she learned the importance of unity within her team. She prayed for cohesive relationships and trust among her employees. Lisa’s team members, including those who initially had reservations, recognized her leadership and chose to trust her. Their ability to see her vision and trust in her decisions brought about a strong bond within the group practice.

The Practice of Surrender:

One of the key takeaways from Lisa’s journey is the practice of surrender. She emphasizes the need to surrender the outcome of our plans and trust in God’s greater plan for our lives. Lisa advises finding consistent and grounding practices, such as morning reflection or prayer, to nurture this trust. By aligning ourselves with God’s nature and character, we can face the challenges of entrepreneurship with a grounded sense of purpose and confidence.


Lisa Franklin’s story serves as an inspiring reminder of the importance of faith in our entrepreneurial endeavors. Through her unwavering trust in God’s guidance, she has built a successful group practice that caters to the needs of her community. Lisa’s journey showcases the power of surrender and unity, as well as the significance of finding grounding practices rooted in faith. As you embark on your own entrepreneurial journey, may you find inspiration from Lisa’s story and embrace the idea of having God as your business partner. Trust in His plan, surrender the outcome, and watch as your professional success unfolds.

Links and Resources

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  • Sacred Space Community Groups – with Dawn
  • Soul Care Retreats: Exclusively for therapists who want to recharge in a deep and fulfilling way. You will engage in your own spiritual journey, find some release from the work you do, as well as connect with other therapists all while enjoying the beauty of Colorado at a secluded and peaceful retreat center. Limited to 6-8 therapists.

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