Co-Founder • Coach • CPC, ELI-MP, L.Ac.
Co-Founding Acupuncturist, Professional Life + Divorce Coach, Power & Purpose Coaching
Lisa approaches health and wellness with warmth, intelligence, curiosity, and an uncanny ability to focus on core issues with candor and generosity. Whether navigating a medical condition, divorce, desire to be healthier, or to “make more of life”, her clients discover and implement creative, enlivening approaches to their circumstances. They suffer less and enjoy life more. Lisa values and appreciates her association with the Acupuncture Center of New Jersey.
Her career as an acupuncturist began after graduating from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in Watertown Massachusetts in 1980 where she studied with Dr. James Tin Yau So. She practiced acupuncture at Harvard Street Acupuncture Associates in Cambridge and Comprehensive Medical Services with Dr. Jim Doyle in Newton Center.
After marrying Peter Kadar, the couple moved to New Jersey in 1983. Lisa has been instrumental in creating and sustaining the Acupuncture Center of New Jersey (ACNJ) with Peter since its inception in 1987. In 1993 her focus turned towards public education. She began organizing what would eventually become Unity Charter School in Morristown, NJ. One of the first schools to be chartered in New Jersey, Unity opened its doors in 1998. In 2000, once the school was established, Lisa stepped out to care for her aging parents, her teen children, and to manage day to day business operations at ACNJ.
By 2008, the genetic condition Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) was playing havoc with Lisa’s health. After multiple medical procedures and surgeries, and the ongoing immune suppressant therapy associated with transplantation, she choose to find a new, less geographically dependent approach to supporting individuals in their health and wellness. She enrolled at IPEC, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, graduating in early 2010 as a Certified Professional Coach (CPC). Upon graduating, she created Power and Purpose Coaching, her health, wellness, and life coaching business. In 2012, she joined forces with Karen McMahon as a Divorce Coach with Journey Beyond Divorce, where she facilitates support groups locally and in Manhattan, blogs, and coaches individuals to navigate and grow through the difficult transition of divorce with dignity and strength.