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Bestselling Author & Joy Trainer
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Lisa McCourt has taught effective tools for living more joyfully for over two decades. Host of the Do Joy! podcast, Founder of Joy School, and author of books about joy and love that have sold over 9 million copies, she offers up her vast menu of tried-and-true vibration elevation practices in her newest release, Free Your Joy: The 12 Keys to Sustainable Happiness.

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Lisa McCourt has taught joy—in all its many flavors—for over two decades to thousands of learners. Incorporating the techniques she's gathered from studying with and writing for many of the biggest names in the transformation world, her trainings provide the most effective, streamlined processes available for accessing and maintaining consistent, authentic joy and inner peace—processes backed by hundreds of scientific studies demonstrating substantial increases in health, cognitive function, self-esteem, stress-reduction, and emotional competence.

In addition to operating Joy School, Lisa is a bestselling author and ghostwriter specializing in the field of personal transformation. Her joyful passion for the power of words has propelled a diverse publishing career studded with industry awards, starred reviews, international honors, and mega-sales. If you have kids, you might have read them I Love You Stinky Face, her longstanding bestseller that Publishers Weekly called a “modern classic,” heralded for helping parents raise unconditionally loved humans who feel secure and cherished with all their precious imperfections.

Under her own name, Lisa has penned over forty books for adults and children in addition to collaborating with industry leaders such as Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, James Van Praagh, and Sunny Dawn Johnston. Combined, her books have sold over 9 million copies and earned over 9,000 glowing Amazon reviews. Published by Hay House, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, McGraw Hill, Hierophant, Health Communications, and others, her books have won publishing awards, been featured on Lifetime TV, CNN, and PBS, garnered praise from over 200 publication reviewers, and been translated into 11 languages.

On the secret side of Lisa's publishing path, she's been the silent ghostwriter for many prominent thought-leaders, from New York Times bestselling authors to Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated Hollywood stars. Her clients have appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, The Dr. Oz Show, ABC’s 20/20, The View, The TODAY Show, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and The Nancy Grace Show.

As the proud mom of a transgender daughter, she is also President of her local PFLAG chapter (the country’s oldest and largest LGBTQ support organization.) A former popular CBS Radio host, podcaster (Do Joy!), and joyful singer in Michael Beckwith’s global Agape Choir, she brings her passion and unique blend of skillsets to an eclectic career path that is ever mysteriously unfolding, just the way she likes it. 

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Free Your Joy

The 12 Keys to Sustainable Happiness

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Learn a unique formula for sustainable happiness and authentic, lasting peace and fulfillment.

“Applicable, soul-nourishing guidance for flooding your precious life with joy!”

—SARK, author of Succulent Wild Woman

Boca Raton, FL, May 22, 2023 —Learning about joy is one thing, but it’s the doing that actually shifts your energy. Joy is not an elusive fantasy to be chased; it is simply a skill to be learned, practiced, and mastered.

In her new book, Free Your Joy: The 12 Keys to Sustainable Happiness, Lisa McCourt, host of the Do Joy! podcast and founder of Joy School, offers a unique approach to joy and emotional wellness. McCourt takes readers, month by month, through the life-altering principles of vibration elevation that she has taught for 20 years through her Joy School.

“The baseline level of joy we experience in our daily lives is nothing more than a longstanding habit. With the right tools and a bit of commitment, we can create the new habit of a sustainably elevated Joy Setpoint that uplevels every aspect of our lives,” says McCourt.

The 12 keys include:

  • Awaken the Observer
  • Know Thyself
  • Understand Joy’s Obstacles
  • Feel to Heal

Each of the 12 “keys” to experiencing sustainable, authentic joy builds sequentially upon the previous one to create a progressive shifting of the reader’s inner landscape to one of joy and ease. As the inner landscape transforms, changes in the external reality inevitably follow. McCourt offers weekly “homeplay” for readers to take into their daily experiences, which upgrades their thought patterns and default reactions into beneficial new habits of thought and behavior.


Lisa McCourt wasn’t always a joyful person, but once she found the surefire path to sustainable joy, she devoted her career to sharing that roadmap with others. Lisa says, “More than anything, I just want to be an effective member of the team that’s elevating the level of love and joy in the world.” Her positions on that team have included writing dozens of mega-selling books (both in her own name and as a ghostwriter for other transformation leaders), founding her online Joy School at LisaMcCourt.com, hosting her Do Joy! podcast, and collaborating on countless projects with other popular teachers of consciousness and joyful living. 

Books Lisa has written in her own name have sold over 9 million copies, earned 7 publishing industry awards, and garnered over 9,000 glowing Amazon reviews. She generously opens her comprehensive toolbox for joyful living in her newest release, Free Your Joy: The 12 Keys to Sustainable Happiness, which takes readers through a full year of vibration elevation practices guaranteed to sustainably elevate their Joy Setpoint.

Free Your Joy: The 12 Keys to Sustainable Happiness

  • Publisher: HCI Books
  • Release Date: August 22, 2023
  • ISBN-10: 0757324525
  • ISBN-13: 9780757324529
  • Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Available for pre-order on Amazon.com


Reviews, photos, links to previous interviews and Q&As are available upon request.

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