The only journey is the one within ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Passion: Creating Awareness through Art

My name is Elisabeth Vismans and I’m an Award Winning Artist, Art Instructor, Speaker, a Certified Professional Life Purpose Coach, and a NLP Practitioner I have developed a unique coaching program using paint as an extra modality.

I don’t know you but do I feel your pain ….

I understand why people seek the guidance of a coach, because I have felt the emptiness of living a life  not true to my values. I had a great life, living in different countries, working for multinationals, traveling. On the outside it all looked so glamorous, however on the inside it was a different story. I became detached, lonely and utterly unfulfilled. At the time I didn’t know it, but my life was out of whack, because my values were not aligned with my life. That’s when I decided to make a change.

No more 9 to 5 jobs!

I am going to follow my passion. I am going to paint. I picked up a brush, and never looked back. It felt like coming home.

I had found my purpose … well almost …

I also needed to find my tribe again and wanted to show others how satisfying it is to live a life on purpose.

Today, I coach clients around the world, with or without painting, and I am a passionate art instructor teaching how to paint with heart and soul while enjoying the process. With the intuitive painting you will paint your life story, your blocks, your struggles. The images from within will create awareness of what needs to be dealt with, in order to artfully create a life on purpose.

My core values are:

freedom of expression, being part of a community and reliability

Many Hats | One Goal

Finding Purpose in Life and sharing my knowledge

The 5-C link

Creativity * Clarity * Confidence * Choice  * Change

By working with your natural Creativity you will connect to your inner core getting Clarity as to who you truly are. Having a deeper understanding of self will give you the Confidence to make educated Choices resulting in lasting Change.

Training and Experience:

  • Award-Winning Visual Artist & Art Instructor
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Vast experience working for international companies: sales, interpretor, HR – Europe and Australia
  • Languages Dutch, English, German, French
  • Certified Coach (CPCC) – The Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
  • Member of the ICF Maryland Chapter
  • Coordinator of the ICF Coffee Meets in Frederick, MD
  • Workshop developer, facilitator and motivational speaker

Coordinator of the

Quarterly ICF Coaches Coffees – 1 CCEU

A free of charge meeting for coaches and anyone interested in coaching.

For 5 years Elisabeth was the  coordinator  of a group of professional coaches that meets quarterly in Frederick, MD. We hope you will consider joining us at our next meeting. We meet from 8:30 – 10:00 am at The Common Market (, a cool health food store located at 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD, 21704.

  Speaker at the yearly Capital Coaches Conference 2016

organized by

the International Coach Federation (ICF)

Revealing the unconscious with paint


Workshop for Coaches at one of the ICF Coffee meets

Eight brave coaches trying very hard NOT to think

Presentation/Workshop about Revealing the Unconscious with paint. 

Coaching with another modality using the visual language expressing what you have not been able to articulate in verbal language.

In one word: Insightful.


Painting and Horses – A workshop for Coaches


Painting & Horses: A Workshop for Coaches

By Joy Goldman, PCC  Secretary, ICF MD Chapter

September 29th was an overcast and dreary day, not unlike many of the days the latter part of September and early October.  I was one of sixteen lucky people who got to participate in Elizabeth Herman’s and Elisabeth Vismans’ ICF-Maryland’s workshop on painting and horses, and their use in coaching. This three-hour workshop was held on the beautiful Four-Quarters Farm in Hampstead, MD.  
After introductions, Elisabeth introduced us to our first hour of painting.  Her coaching to us was to suspend the judging mind and to be present to the colors that were speaking to  … (read more)

Great Memories working with this wonderful group of women


Empower yourself through free expression !!

Boulder, CO – May 2013