Lisa Brooks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Full-time Lecturer in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. For the first 20 years of her clinical career she specialized in treating childhood trauma and conducting forensic interviews. While this work was extraordinarily rewarding and passion fueled, it ultimately led her to feel
disconnected from herself and others. In 2017, Lisa started to recognize symptoms of extreme burnout and made the bold decision to turn her life upside down and prioritize her own health and wellness. Lisa now runs Wilmington Thrive Tribes, a coaching practice for women and refers to herself as a “Professional Encourager.” Lisa lives in Wilmington, NC with her husband and two teenage sons. She is crazy about transformation, authenticity and connection and believes that there is nothing more important than living in truth to your unique design.