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Lisa Wysocky is an author, motivational speaker and equine clinician who was born in Mound, Minnesota. She spent her early years showing horses on the WSCA horse show circuit and later received a degree in Light Horse Management from the University of Minnesota. She trained Appaloosa horses in Western Washington State and had success on the Appaloosa national show circuit.
Wysocky moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she began a career in the music industry, rising to publicist, artist manager and record label executive. A few of the celebrities she worked with include David Allan Coe, Johnny Paycheck, Tompall Glaser, and Paul Overstreet.
Wysocky's first book was The Power of Horses: True Stories from Country Music Stars. She then co-wrote the award winning book, Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had with Brad Cohen. This book won both the Independent Publisher Book Award and the ForeWord book award and was featured on Inside Edition, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and seen in People magazine. Front of the Class was later made into an award-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie. Success Within: How to Create the Greatest Moments of Your Life catapulted Wysocky into the speaker circuit where she speaks to businesses and corporations across the United States. Lisa's book and DVD My Horse, My Partner discusses her natural horse training methods, and Horse Country is a beautiful coffee table book about country music stars and their horses. More recently, Lisa has written the award-winning equestrian mystery, The Opium Equation, and co-authored Two Foot Fred with Fred Gill. She is currently working on Walking on Eggshells: The Lyssa Chapman Story with "Baby" Lyssa Chapman of Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Lisa uses adaptations of Success Within to speak to businesses and women's groups. She also speaks to non-profit groups that support therapeutic horseback riding for people with disabilities. She trains horses for therapeutic facilities in Tennessee and was one of the first to bridge natural horsemanship and the equine assisted activities and therapies community. She is also a registered level PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) instructor, and travels nationwide giving horse clinics and seminars that help people learn about themselves through lessons from the horse herd. In 2007 she was chosen by ARIA (American Riding Instructor's Association) as one of the Top 50 riding instructors in the nation.
- Wysocky, Lisa (2002). The Power of Horses: True Stories from Country Music Stars. USA: Fura Books. p. 160. ISBN 978-1890224103.
- Wysocky, Lisa (2008). Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had. USA: St. Martin. p. 272. ISBN 978-0312571399.
- Tourette Syndrome Association. Front of the Class wins independent publisher award. Accessed 4 January 2007.
- Wysocky, Lisa (2005). Success Within: How to Create the Greatest Moments of Your Life. USA: Champion Press / Sourcebooks. p. 336. ISBN 978-1932783421.
- Wysocky, Lisa (2007). My Horse, My Partner: Teamwork on the Ground. USA: The Lyons Press. p. 224. ISBN 978-1599211237.
- Wysocky, Lisa (2008). Horse Country: A Celebration of Country Music and the Love of Horses. USA: The Lyons Press. p. 224. ISBN 1599212455.
- Wysocky, Lisa (2011). The Opium Equation: A Cat Enright Equestrian Mystery. USA: Cool Titles. p. 288. ISBN 978-1935270065.
- Wysocky, Lisa (2012). Two Foot Fred: How My Life Has Come Full Circle. USA: Simon & Schuster / Howard Books. p. 272. ISBN 978-1451636215.