Lisa is an amazing woman who has created a unique business that combines wine, women friends, and wellbeing through networking and community. Learn more about her story!
In France, there is a beautiful city near the Spanish border named Pau, where the amazing woman whom I interviewed, decided to spell out entrepreneur in a way that would help women find friendship, laughter, empowerment, and inspiration. Canadian expat mom Lisa has enjoyed connecting with different people throughout the four continents she has lived, and knew that there was a space she could create for entrepreneurial-minded women to connect, so she started her own business, Wine Women and Wellbeing.
Wine Women and Wellbeing is a unique business that combines Lisa’s love of good wine, good women friends, and wellbeing through networking and community. Through her hard work and dedication Lisa’s business has been a huge success in her homeland of Canada and now in her new home of France!
Listen to my interview with episode 44 guest, Lisa, on living in various countries with her husband and children, creating a business abroad, how she and her family have made a home abroad, and what home means to her.
Canadian expat mom
Lisa, a Canadian expat mom, has found it to be such a lovely experience relocating with her husband, and kids from Canada to Indonesia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and currently France. Lisa has even detailed her experiences living abroad on her blog Canadian expat mom.
Being a Canadian expat mom has its challenges, but it can also be an incredibly rewarding experience. On the one hand, you have to deal with the feeling of being homesick, missing the place you are originally from, being away from extended family and friends. No matter how great your life is in your new country, there will always be a part of you that longs for the familiar comforts of Canada.
But on the other hand, living abroad gives you a unique opportunity to raise your children in a different culture. They’ll learn about new customs and traditions, and they’ll have a chance to develop skills that they wouldn’t have otherwise had. Plus, you’ll get to create precious memories with your kids that will last a lifetime. Ultimately, being a Canadian expat mom is both challenging and rewarding.
Pau France Map
During our interview Lisa expressed so much joy in living in the south of France, Pau France, with her husband and their two daughters.
Pau is a beautiful city located in the Pyrenees Mountains of southwestern France. The city is known for its mild climate, which is perfect for growing grapes for wine. Pau is also home to the Pic de Midi Observatory, where astronomers study the stars. The city’s castle, built in the 14th century, overlooks the valley below and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Pau. Visitors can also enjoy the many parks and gardens throughout the city. With its stunning scenery and rich history, Pau is an unforgettable destination.
Pau is the capital of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques Département in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. The city has been the capital of Pyrénées-Atlantiques department since 1790.
The city is located in the south-west of France, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the border with Spain. It is also about 30 kilometres (20 miles) from the ski resort of Gourette and the large lake of Laruns. The name of the city comes from the Latin word for “peak”, because it is located at the foot of a mountain called Pau.
It is located in the historical Basque province of Béarn, and its metropolitan area includes parts of the Basque province as well as the Landes forest. Pau was the official seat of the courts during the reigns of Henry II, Charles V, and Louis XIII. Today, it is best known for its 14th-century château, which overlooks the city. Other notable landmarks include the Palais des Pyrénées (a 16th-century palace), the Musée des Beaux-Arts (an art museum), and the Parc Beaumont (a park with sweeping views of Pau and the Pyrenees). Despite its long history, Pau only became part of France in 1620. As a result, the city has a unique blend of French and Spanish influences.
Pau is about an hour’s drive from the better-known destination of Bordeaux. Although Pau is sometimes overshadowed by Paris, it has its own unique charm that makes it worth a visit. Visitors to Pau will find plenty of things to see and do, from exploring the city’s many parks and museums to hiking and skiing in the surrounding mountains.
Visitors to Pau can explore the city’s medieval castle, and the Historic Quarter is home to several noteworthy landmarks, including the Chateau de Pau, where the famous 16th-century astrologer Nostradamus once lived. Pau also has a lively cultural scene, with numerous museums and theaters. And for foodies, the city offers a variety of gastronomic delights, from Michelin-starred restaurants to traditional bistros serving local specialties such as garlic soup and foie gras.
While Pau may be located in France, it is definitely not Paris. In contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city, Pau is a peaceful oasis with a small-town feel. The city is surrounded by mountains and forests, giving it a very different landscape from Paris. And while Pau does have some historical landmarks, it is far from being as crowded or touristy as its more famous counterpart. So if you’re looking for a quiet place to escape the crowds, Pau is definitely worth considering.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing vacation or an action-packed adventure, Pau is sure to have something for everyone.
Lisa finds her neighbors to be endearing, and the French bread, cheese, wine, and food in general to be delicious. The freedom and flexibility provided from living France allows Lisa the opportunity to enjoy quality time with her family, and travel during the two-week breaks with her kids. It’s a dream come true for Lisa, and definitely not something she would have experienced in Canada.
The word entrepreneur is spelled e-n-t-r-e-p-r-e-n-e-u-r. It is of French origin and comes from the verb entreprendre, which means “to undertake.” An entrepreneur is someone who starts and runs a business. They are often risk takers who are willing to invest their time and money in a new venture. A successful entrepreneur knows how to identify opportunities and turn them into successful businesses.
Entrepreneurs are motivated by the potential for rewards such as financial success or personal satisfaction. They are also typically innovative, seeing opportunities where others do not. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, there are many resources available to help you start your own business. Spell entrepreneur correctly and you’ll be well on your way to success!
Wine Women and Wellbeing
Lisa certainly knows how to spell entrepreneur, and that’s with her business Wine Women and Wellbeing.
Wine, women, and wellbeing – it’s a winning combination! Wine has been shown to have countless health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, boosting cognitive function, and even prolonging life. And what could be better for your wellbeing than spending time with good friends? Women have always been powerful social connectors, forming bonds that last a lifetime. So when you combine the health benefits of wine with the social benefits of spending time with women friends, you’re on the path to optimum wellbeing. So pop open a bottle of your favorite red or white (or in my case sparkling), gather your girlfriends, and toast to your good health!
Lisa describes herself as an extrovert and she enjoys making friends wherever she goes, so it came easily and naturally for how to end up building a business abroad, one involved in making friends. Lisa has put in sweat equity, building her business over 3 years, and has seen the tremendous difference that it’s made in the lives of the members. Woman can network and are part of a community.
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Most recently, Lisa brought together thousands of women across three provinces for the Manifest Tour featuring Kaitlyn Bristowe, Dr. Jody Carrington, Jess Tetu, and The Sister Brand. WWWB’s inaugural WILD Conference held in Calgary featured keynote speaker Elizabeth Gilbert, and was curated toward bringing together entrepreneurial-minded women.
Lisa is excited to unveil her mentorship program, Level Up Your Life, to an incredible group of women fall 2022!
Wine Women and Wellbeing is doing profound things and that’s a main reason why interviewing this amazing woman was such a pleasure.
Women are powerful, and they are changing the world. We need more women in leadership positions, because women have the power to change the world for the better. We need more women in government, in corporations, in boardrooms, in classrooms. Women have so much to offer, and we need more of their voices to be heard. We need more women to be empowered, because when women are empowered, society is better off as a whole. And that’s what Lisa is accomplishing with Wine Women and Wellbeing.
As any entrepreneur knows, starting and running a successful business is no easy feat. It takes hard work, dedication, and a lot of hustle. But for one amazing woman, Lisa, who said during the interview that she can “thrive in the crazy”, she has been able to make the time for the community of women she has brought together, being a mom and wife, and living her best life as a global citizen.
An amazing woman is someone who makes a positive impact on the world around her, whether it be through her work, her actions, or her words. Amazing women can be found all over the world, working to make a difference in their communities and beyond. They are leaders and activists, mothers and teachers, doctors and lawyers. They come from all walks of life, but they share a common commitment to making the world a better place. Through their work, they strive to build bridges between people of different backgrounds and perspectives. By doing so, they help to create a more peaceful and just world for all.
Amazing women are doing amazing things, come from all walks of life, but have one thing in common: they’re making a difference. We can all learn from their example and work to make the world a better place. Let’s celebrate the amazing women in our lives and strive to be like them. Together, we can make a difference.
If you want to know more insider knowledge about living France with the wonders of the French language and French food, the very interesting experiences had by Lisa on her many travels and living around the world, and raising a family abroad, tune in to episode 44 of the Are We Home Yet podcast and listen to Lisa!
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