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"Ask me to show you poetry in motion, and I will show you a horse."
-Author Unknown


Liza has had an incredible career as a licensed psychologist, coach and leader. For 20 years she shared her time with two Los Angeles-based organizations, Children’s Institute and A Thousand Joys, starting as a staff psychologist and moving to positions as a director, vice president and CEO.

Now, Liza has a private practice, engaging in her favorite roles as therapist and leadership coach. She loves being a psychologist and collaborating with amazing people who are on a personal growth journey! Liza creates opportunities for holistic growth and healing that can be sustained.

Liza has learned so much about herself while connecting with horses, and she is able to transfer the wisdom she gained from them into her work. As a teen and young adulthood, she and her horse, Blazer, showed competitively and had the pleasure of riding in drag hunts (one of her favorite horse activities to this day). She then pursued her education and career for many years. She earned her doctorate in psychology, became a certified mindfulness instructor, studied Qigong, Yoga, Reiki and many paths of meditation.

Liza reconnected with horses in 2017 when she rescued a 6-month-old horse named Tara. She immersed herself in the world of heart-centered horsemanship. Liza immediately understood the connection between horses and leadership, and began coaching and co-facilitating leadership and team building retreats with horses. Today, she integrates what she has learned from horses into her therapeutic work without horses, and also provides both individual therapy and coaching with horses present.

Wanting to immerse herself more deeply into the horse world, Liza teaches horse people to use mindfulness to deepen the bond they have with their horses and to experience greater collaboration and joy.

"I lead my life, my business and my horses with great joy and satisfaction. I am forever transforming and growing. All the different parts of my life influence my work as a therapist and a leadership coach.”

 Liza Auciello, Founder of My Best-Self Coach

"I’ve loved horses all my life.
As a teen, my horse Blazer and I used to gallop across fields and jump over 4 foot fences. The feeling of freedom was exhilarating! It’s a feeling I remember deeply in my body and mind. The spirit of horses has positively changed my life many times over, and I know the nature of the horse can help you too!"