January 20-22, 2022 – Phoenix, Arizona

January 27-29, 2022 – Phoenix, Arizona

Your destiny is shaped by the actions you take, and how you envision yourself.

Along the journey, you may get stuck trying to decide what to do next.

Design Your Destiny Live™ is a guided, transformational life and leadership experience that will propel you forward – personally and professionally – as you’re called to make a bigger positive difference in the world.

You will learn a step-by-step method to move through your journey with ease and grace… because the world needs you and your brilliance.

If you’re looking to expand or grow,

I recommend you attend this event…

As a leader and founder of the I Am CEO podcast, I understand the importance of investing in my success. When I registered for Design Your Destiny Live, there were areas in my business that needed re-alignment in order to reach my targeted goals. Lisa Marie Platske did a phenomenal job teaching 7 Pillars of Leadership in a fun and practical manner. She brought together leaders from different walks of life that contributed to the value of the transformational experience. I walked away with clarity on my mission and vision and the clear next steps to have a greater impact in the world. If you’re looking to expand or grow, I recommend you attend this event.”

~ Gresham Harkless Jr., Principal, I AM CEO Podcast


Upside Thinking


Your thoughts, actions, or beliefs may be holding you back from having a peaceful home and productive or profitable work environment.

It’s time to do something different. 

At Design Your Destiny Live, you will learn skills and experience shifts that allow you to finally thrive every day.



At times who you are and what you do may feel insignificant. In reality, the world needs you and your brilliance.

At Design Your Destiny Live, your uniqueness is celebrated and you are given a safe space to learn and grow.

3 Things


Most people try to accomplish their massive goals overnight. Success is created by moving three things a mile, instead of 100 things an inch.

At Design Your Destiny Live, you’ll discover how to simplify, and with ease and grace, reach your dreams faster than you ever imagined.

Who Is This For?

The Design Your Destiny Live™ event is for difference makers who want to offer their best selves to the world in order to affect change inside their company or business.

Through development, planning and accountability, anything is possible.

Design Your Destiny Live Is About…


Fresh ideas


Taking action now


Making a bigger difference on the planet

This event is especially for you if any of these sound familiar…

I feel there is something bigger for me – and I just don’t know what it is
I know I have a bigger purpose how do I figure out.
I know I am called for something else, how do I figure that out?

I feel like I don’t belong…I work with boat rockers, trailblazers – people who don’t feel like they fit in.

I am clear about my vision and calling and don’t know how to move forward or have steps to achieve it.

Stressed out by all I have going on in life and don’t know how I can add one more thing.

Still haven’t figured out my purpose in life and am scared I will never find it or fulfill it.

I feel like I don’t belong or fit in – and I am clear I have something bigger to do in this lifetime.

Founder and Course Leader

Lisa Marie Platske left her action-packed life as a Federal law enforcement officer after 9/11 to become the CEO of international leadership development company, Upside Thinking, Inc.

An award winning leadership expert in human behavior recognized by the United States Small Business Administration and the White House, Lisa Marie delivers presentations on stages around the globe sharing research about what exceptional leaders do differently, and how vulnerability is critical to being a leader worth following. She highlights the value of connection, positioning, executive presence – and forgiveness.

Lisa Marie is an international best-selling author of 7 books, regular contributor for Forbes.com, and a certified master leadership coach. She has worked with over 100,000 leaders across 5 continents – and her past clients include entrepreneurs who are making a positive difference in the world in healthcare, law enforcement, prison reform, education, and more. She has also worked with leaders from the Department of Homeland Security, Honeywell, the Girl Scouts, the Federal Regulatory Commission, Pacific, Gas, and Electric, and Perry Ellis International to name a few.

She serves on the board of several organizations, including the Evolutionary Business Council and the Executive Advisory Council of Leadership California, and was recently recognized by The International Alliance of Women as one of the top 100 Women Making a Difference in the World.

Connected to the Holy Spirit and St. Michael the Archangel, Lisa Marie listens closely and lets God lead.

The founder of Design Your Destiny Live™, she lives in Alexandria, VA, with her loving husband Jim, and their pet fox.

7 Pillars of Leadership

A Research-Backed, Proven System that Delivers Results

PLAN: Create a written plan aligned with your mission, values, and vision using our proven 5-step process. Understand why what you want matters.

PERSONALITY:Utilize the 4 Temperaments Theory to generate greater influence and really understand who you are not, and who you are.

PARTNERSHIP: Develop collaborative relationships with peers to leverage bigger opportunities.

PRIORITIES: Identify your non-negotiables. Ensure your physical, emotional, intellectual, financial, spiritual, relational, and work/creative well-being generate optimal results.

PRESENCE: Increase your leadership presence through clear positioning. Discover how what you say, when you say it, and to whom you say it will increase your impact.

PROGRESS: Evaluate where you are using clear metrics. Change directions when necessary.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Invest in furthering your skillset to make the biggest positive impact in the world.

Become the courageous leader they are meant to be …

“I feel so blessed to have given myself the gift of attending Lisa Marie’s Design Your Destiny Live event. Lisa Marie’s vibrant energy, caring and connection with the audience throughout the event was exceptional. The tools and stories she shared illustrated her wisdom, vulnerability, commitment and true understanding of what it takes to be a courageous leader in today’s tumultuous world. The new connections I made and insights I gleaned will be with me forever. I would recommend this event to anyone who wants to gain clarity on who they are, what to focus on in their business and their life, and those who want support to step into their power and become the courageous leader they are meant to be.

~ Pamela Thompson, President, Creative Life Coaching & Consulting

By The Numbers



Life-Changing Days

Why This Training?

Discover the missing links to the life you want so that you leave with a personalized success plan that works.

Connect to your Soul’s wisdom so that you feel at peace with your past and excited about your present and future.

Get clear on how to attract opportunities in your industry so you are seen, heard, recognized, and rewarded for your brilliance.

Network with centers of influence so that you attract more clients, partnerships, and publicity.

Shift from frazzled to focused. Create purposeful action so you move about with ease and grace in your daily life.

When, Where +
Other Important Details

January 20-22, 2022 – Phoenix, Arizona
January 27-29, 2022 – Phoenix, Arizona

The event is held Thursday – Saturday to allow a day of rest before implementing your success plan on Monday.

From West Coast to East Coast

Course Overview

You will discover…

  • The 7 Pillars to build an unshakable foundation for success.
  • The 5 steps of a successful plan – and how to create your own before you leave the event.
  • The biggest mistake leaders make – and how to avoid it.
  • The top 4 characteristics of the world’s best leaders – and how you can use them to increase your sphere of influence.
  • How to optimize your strength and effectiveness by deepening your understanding of who you are and how you’re uniquely wired.

You will discover…

  • The science and art of connection to create partnerships that positively impact your outcomes wherever you’re called to make a bigger difference in the world.
  • How to  manage your time and energy more effectively, ensuring you get the right things done.
  •  Fresh insights on choosing priorities that will both challenge and inspire you.
  • How to examine where you are now in order to integrate your vision and move towards self-mastery without compromising who you are.
  • How to continue moving forward with your mission and calling by participating in a live Q&A with Lisa Marie.

You will discover…

  • Secrets on how to create a meaningful and memorable leadership presence so you become an opportunity magnet
  • The 3 biggest blunders people make when positioning themselves that keep them feeling like the world’s best kept secret
  • How to position yourself as a trusted expert so that you create a network of raving fans as clients, partners, and sponsors – and get more word-of-mouth referrals
  • The 5 most important questions to ensure you’re on the path to increase your revenue and income
  • The fundamentals of professional development so you walk away with clear next steps.

Understands how to draw out the best…

“…Resentment I had for almost 19 years was gone in a few minutes because of the forgiveness exercise – and I walked away with the ability to separate myself from negative people, including my family. At work, my goal to develop staff and set my priorities is in full bloom. As for my personal growth, I’ve been giving myself more personal time because when we did the time exercise I saw the importance of well-being in many aspects of my life: emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual.

You understand how to draw out the best in others and I appreciate how accepting you are. My life has been better with you in it.”

~ Jit Moore, Information Systems Manager

It has taken me to the next level…

Lisa Marie always has so much energy, and she presents with such enthusiasm.  It has really taken me to the next level in advancement in my career, but more importantly, it’s taken me to a new level personally.  Lisa Marie really takes you through a journey to understand what it is you want out of your personal life and your career.

~ Dr. Theresa Ashby, Dynam Consulting

Provided valuable tools…

When Lisa Marie and I first crossed paths during a professional conference, I was in the process of making a major decision regarding the trajectory of my career. During Design Your Destiny Live™, Lisa Marie provided valuable tools to discover and appreciate my authentic self.

After she shared her 7 Pillars of Leadership, I was excited to design a destiny that will allow me to share my brilliance with the world, being seen and heard for what makes me unique. I’m actively implementing the strategies I learned.

 ~ Colette Nwonye, MA, Program Manager in Public Agency, Fresno, California

A great place to learn, grow, and meet people…

“I am always seeking to gain new knowledge to stay on top of my game. The Leadership Success Summit [now Design Your Destiny Live™] always has great speakers on a variety of topics that can help any business owner grow. The atmosphere is set for learning and for networking, which is always a nice added bonus. The Summit is on my yearly calendar! Attending the Summit has taught me to make a strategic plan and then work that plan to achieve the results that I want. I love following The 7 Pillars of Leadership™. I have the workbook in my office that I work out of all the time. I would highly recommend the Leadership Success Summit [now Design Your Destiny Live™] to everyone. It is a great place to learn, grow, and meet great people.”

 ~ Michele Broad, NP-C, Founder Well Women Network


Yes, Lisa Marie, I’m ready to make an even bigger positive difference in the world.

I want to reserve my ticket to the 15th Annual Design Your Destiny Live event for either January 20 – 22, 2022 (Phoenix, AZ) or January 27 – 29, 2022 (Phoenix, AZ).

I understand this purchase is no-risk, as it is covered by your money-back, 100%-satisfaction Upside Guarantee™*.

Price includes two tickets, one for you and one for a guest! (This two-for-one offer is only for a limited time.)

*Money-back Guarantee: If you’re not completely satisfied with this purchase, we will fully refund your money at any time within 5 calendar days of your purchase.

With a minimum of 30 days’ notice, you may transfer your registration to the next Design Your Destiny Live event. Transfers may occur one time only and are valid for one year following the originally scheduled event date. To switch dates, you must request a transfer in writing and you may be charged a rebooking/transfer fee. Once the fee is paid, we will transfer your ticket to the next event and send you a confirmation.

Should you cancel or postpone attending Design Your Destiny Live less than 30 days prior to the event, you may be charged a rebooking/transfer fee. Once the fee is paid, we will transfer your ticket to the next event and send you a confirmation.

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Send an email to Connect@upsidethinking.com  for inquiries about this registration and we’ll respond within 24 hours or sooner.