Move it Mama. She still tries to be the face of the business because that's what drew people in at the beginning – and she's the one with the large family. "I think a lot of people follow me just because I've got four boys," she laughs.
it felt like having lost my sparkle in the depths of motherhood, or in a crappy job. And, remember how it felt to be on one income, so I can relate to everybody on every level."
What the judges said
"What Lisa has done is truly inspirational. She has created a movement leading the way for NZ mums. She thoroughly deserves this recognition and I'll be excited to see what she does next."
"Judging is tough when there are more than a few that are worthy of serious consideration. In the end, Lisa just stood out and we were unanimous in this view. Not only is Lisa an inspiration, balancing a young family of four boys with getting Move it Mama established and performing, the business also shows real promise and growth potential. Congratulations Lisa!"
"Lisa's business has shown amazing growth since its inception. It's a great success story of how you can create a business when you are at home full-time and have four children. Lisa has taken the fitness phenomenon and given it a Kiwi twist. Her success is due to her down-to-earth relatability and work ethic. Her business has great potential to grow."
The women Lisa admires:
She's authentic. She's absolutely beautiful, gorgeous and glamorous all of the time, but she shows some tough things too with some of her Instagram posts. I like the way she writes – it's really down to earth.
She's American and does TED Talks about authenticity and vulnerability. She's who I want to be like. Her business is public speaking and it's all about being real. I love her message, and everything she says I try to take on board.