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Ashley Hobgrebe testimonial for working with Lisa Nalbone

I highly recommend working with Lisa. Before talking with her I was feeling confused, stuck and stagnant, and ready to drop out of college. She pushed me to see other alternatives. After talking with her, I switched my major to General Studies with a journalism emphasis rather than doing a Journalism degree, which shaves my school time off by three quarters. With Lisa’s insight and encouragement, I successfully managed to hack my education — and get a degree out of it, too! 🙂  It is amazing what a 45-minute phone call can do!     Ashley Hogrebe 


Lisa is grounded, wise, and compassionate. She brings to the table a broad background in public and unschooling education, community activism, and self-sufficiency skills. Her ability to synthesize this experiential knowledge makes her an outstanding problem solver in a range of disciplines and life stages. I can recommend her wholeheartedly as someone who will make a difference. Suzie L.

Jan Schubert, of Bee Happy Candles

I first met Lisa in 1996 when she observed my preschool class. Although my program was Waldorf based and Lisa’s background was in public school education, I knew that she was a teacher, and after her morning visit asked her for feedback. I was surprised by her honest response and clarity of observation. That was the first of many times since I have asked Lisa for feedback or advice, giving me the opportunity to witness the depth and breadth of her knowledge base, which is considerable!  Over the years, Lisa has helped me with a multitude of diverse things. These projects ran the gamut from the all-important one of forming a home-schooling program for my struggling son to the mundane topic of house cleaning. The primary thing about Lisa is that she is always learning, willing to explore new ideas, and approaches life and others with endless enthusiasm and the utmost professionalism. Jan Schubert

…When I decided to homeschool my special needs daughter in the 6th grade I was overwhelmed by the task ahead of me. Lisa helped to steer me in the right direction through a continuous stream of creative ideas, resources, and approaches. She’s one of those rare individuals whose heart and soul are invested in the education process and she will not stop until she has exhausted every avenue to find a solution to a problem…She’s made a huge difference in my children’s lives.  Lezlie J.

Carrie Svozil

Lisa is like a light in the overwhelming darkness of breaking through the confines of following the traditional educational route.  She’s dedicated to helping you see possibility instead of preconceived rules. She’s skilled at finding resources, providing energetic encouragement to keep you progressing past stumbling blocks, and helping you discover your own wayCarrie S.

Marie Bondu's testimonial for Lisa Nalbone

As part of a student exchange program in 2007-2008, my son Timothee, who was thirteen and a half at the time, spent 6 months at Lisa’s home. My son never felt homesick thanks to Ms. Nalbone’s attention, devotion, dedication, care, and advice. Thanks to this experience Timothee has gained open-mindedness, maturity, self-assurance, and a good perception of how to consider and analyze a situation. His reasoning has greatly improved. Last but not least, after 6 months he could understand English very well and speak fluently. I will always be grateful to Ms. Nalbone for the way she managed to handle my son. She was always positive, encouraging and brought him self-confidence. Today he is a self-assured young man who has been chosen to enter a prestigious engineering school in Lille (France).      Marie B.

Lisa has the unique ability to observe people and situations and then translate those observations into excellent advice that is insightful and practical.  Beth S.