Lisa Weinert is passionate about the healing power of storytelling. She has worked with hundreds of bestselling and award-winning authors as an editor and publicist at for the past fifteen years and has witnessed first hand how the written word transforms lives. She also completed a 500-hour Yoga Works teacher training in 2015 and is certified in both Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga with Jillian Pransky, where she learned how we all carry stories in our bodies.
In 2011, Lisa launched her own consulting company Lisa Weinert Consulting (LWC) after working at the Knopf Doubleday Group at Random House as a publicist and editor for eight years. and spending one year working on digital marketing campaigns with ebook start up Open Road Integrated Media. She has published and promoted a range of authors focusing on topical nonfiction and literary fiction, with a special interest in narrative medicine, women’s leadership, social advocacy, health, and spirituality. In 2015, she cofounded a new publishing imprint, ARCHER, with LA-based independent publisher Rare Bird, where they provide full-scale global distribution and top-of-the-line publicity for a range of authors.
Motivated by the healing and transformative power of storytelling, in June 2016 she created the debut annual Narrative Medicine program at Kripalu, an immersion with doctors, yogis and literary writers exploring the use and impact of storytelling and compassionate listening in the healing process. She teaches restorative yoga and curates workshops in yoga and storytelling called "StoryFlow" in New York City and is creator and host of a new podcast, "Narrative Medicine with Lisa Weinert".