Own your comeback story and thrive

Performance Coaching for Athletes and Entrepreneurs


It's your time to shine. 

Let's get real.  When you get knocked down sometimes you wonder: how do I get back up on my feet?  You feel defeated.  Stuck.  Stressed out.  Overwhelmed.   Self doubt creeps in.  You feel like you have failed.  Your identity and confidence is rocked.  You ask yourself why is this happening to me.  

I feel you.  I used to be you.  I've walked this path before.  And I continue to grow from these challenges every day.  I can help you navigate through your challenge and come out the other side kicking ass.

You are a warrior.  You are capable. 

I hope you know that you are not alone.  There is courage in reaching out and taking action.  Every single step you take helps you build up your strength. 

Know this right here today: You are so strong. You can do anything.  The power is within you.   

Power Inside you


Stressed out? Overwhelmed? Are you facing an unexpected challenge or a transition in your life?  Are you ready to live a fulfilling life?  It's time to feel happy, confident and joyful again.  Yes it's totally possible. 




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Sports Injuries taken a toll?  Mental Blocks holding you back. Want to take your performance to the next level?  It's your time to be the best athlete you can be. 

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Frustrated at work? Get out of your rut. Do what you love and know your worth.  Find meaning and purpose in your career.  Take the next step in your business or career. 

Lisa helped me untangle and assess whatever challenge I was facing and find the big picture. I always left our sessions feeling empowered and supported to take the next step in my business, overcome a hurdle in my marathon training, or to simply celebrate the victory Lisa helped me achieve.
— Rachel


Tell me something. Where do you want to be in 3 months? In 6 months?  Chances are, you have big goals and dreams.  You want to come back strong and crush your goals.   

Lisa Grefe, Founder of The Comeback Project has always dreamed big and empowered people to discover the potential within their minds.  She was an elite athlete, played semi-pro soccer, and was a First Team All-American Goalkeeper in college and inducted into her College Hall of Fame in 2014.  She has a passion for psychology, coaching, and leadership and completed her Masters in Psychology, specializing in Athletic Counseling, along with a Masters in Leadership Development.  Lisa has worked in athletics for over 15 years, focused on the personal development and well-being of the athlete on and off the field of play.  Lisa was also named the All Iowa Soccer Coach of the Year in 2017

Lisa's story is a great example of how anybody can rise above life's challenges and come out stronger on the other side.  

From a serious ACL injury in college basketball to a devastating diagnosis a couple of years ago, Lisa has had her share of obstacles to overcome.  

Four years ago she was diagnosed with a neurological condition called Chiari Malformation that left her homebound, in horrible pain, and living in a chair.  She underwent surgery, hopeful for a better quality of life. 

Since then, Lisa has been on a powerful healing journey of her own and is ready to share what she has developed with other people.  


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Our coaching Program (We use a Simple 3 Step Coaching PRocess)

  • Untangle the mess and mental blocks in your mind.
  • Connect the dots and design your plan.
  • Inspired and empowered to take action.  


Join the comeback project 

I believe that everything happens for a reason. Including you being here with me today. 

Due to the highly personalized nature of the program, I limit the number of people I coach. 

Getting started is super easy.  

  • Click on the Set an Appointment button to set up your FREE Game Plan Strategy Call to answer your questions and talk about next steps. 
  • You will be able to submit your application and set up a complimentary 30 minute Game Plan Strategy call.  

Who is the comeback project for? 

  •  Athletes
    • You are cleared to return to sport following an injury but are frustrated with your performance.
    • You are filled with self-doubt and fear about your return to competition following an injury.
    • Mental Blocks are preventing you from being your best
  • Entrepreneurs
    • You are facing unexpected challenges or a transition in your life. 
    • You are Stressed Out
    • You are Overwhelmed
    • You are Searching for meaning
  • Managers
    • You no longer love what you do
    • You have lost your passion for your career
    • You are feeling stuck in a rut

Why I created the Comeback Project?

My mission is to help people navigate challenges and obstacles that arise in their life, sport, and career,  Ready to feel like a weight is lifted off your shoulders?  Ready to get your health, confidence, and sense of purpose on the right path?  I know how frustrating and lonely it can be to get knocked down.  I have been there.   Take the first step and contact me today. 



I first came to Lisa as an injured runner wanting to work through the mental barriers I was experiencing while returning to my sport. Our work quickly transitioned into other areas of my life. Each meeting brought up challenges and concerns I was facing as a new business owner, and as an adult navigating the many peaks and valleys of life. Lisa helped me untangle and assess whatever challenge I was facing and find the big picture. I always left our sessions feeling empowered and supported to take the next step in my business, overcome a hurdle in my marathon training, or to simply celebrate the victory Lisa helped me achieve. 
Rachel-Entrepreneur and Runner
"I had knee surgery in the spring of my freshman year.  I struggled a bit with my recovery and was nervous to come back in the fall because I wasn't sure if I would be 100%. I just wanted to be the goalkeeper I was before surgery.  Lisa helped me focus on the small victories. We also talked about my frustrations and worked on positivity.  She helped me become more relaxed at practice and the more we worked on positivity and visualization my confidence grew."
Zoe- College Athlete
"Lisa has an unique ability to connect with people when they are at their most vulnerable and lift them up to new heights. With her vast experience as an athlete, coach, and mindset coach, and through her own personal successes and challenges, she brings the total package to those that are lucky enough to work with her. If you get the chance to work with Lisa, TAKE IT and get ready to push yourself to a new level". 
Lindsey Wilson, Founder of Positive Performance

Let's Connect

I love hearing from you! 

If you are interested in more information on how to get Lisa involved with your team, program, business, or event please contact Lisa at lisa@goodgrefe.com. 


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