Local author releases debut book urging women to put on “Big Girl Pants”

BigGirlPantsLife coach Lisa Baird Panos urges readers to create the lives their souls crave 

[Columbus, OH] – Have those well-worn pants started to feel a bit too comfortable or perhaps a bit too restricting? In her debut book Big Girl Pants released today, life coach Lisa Baird Panos provides the inspiration and encouragement to change those pants into ones more liberating and fulfilling.

With her relatable, irreverent and empowering style, Panos weaves personal anecdotes, inspirational stories and quick exercises to help readers transform into self-assured, honestly happy people who are unapologetically themselves.

“For many years, women have been told to put on their ‘Big Girl Pants’ which has historically meant to deal with the lives they have,” said Panos. “I hope that with this book the phrase is reborn into something motivational and aspirational. We can be the authors of our own soul-on-fire stories, sometimes we just need a nudge to rewrite them from the mundane and fearful narratives we tell ourselves.”

The book, available as a paperback and an Amazon e-book, encourages readers to break a “Dead-end Cycle” of dream-excuse-dream and break-out of the self-imposed limitations designed to protect them from failure, freak-outs and criticism.

“Excuses serve to keep us from going after things that are scary and potentially harmful, but as a life coach I encourage clients to listen not to the nagging voice in their heads, but the intuition in their hearts. Once they stop looking outside for answers and truly start listening to the voice within, I’m out of a job because they are no longer living in fear, but in freedom.”

Panos is a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach and resides in what she affectionately refers to as the “Bubble” of Upper Arlington, Ohio. A self-described “recovered Mean Girl,” she pulls from her own life experience of realizing that keeping up with the Joneses is futile and honestly, they’re pretty boring anyway.


Lisa Panos

Lisa Panos is a Certified Life Coach and Author who helps people stop struggling and start thriving in their personal and professional relationships. Trained by Dr. Martha Beck (aka, Oprah’s Life Coach), Lisa helps her clients create new, healthy relationships, mend those that are broken, or say goodbye to ones that no longer serve them. She combines highly effective coaching tactics with an explosive arsenal of personal experience that swiftly moves people out of dysfunction and into a place of deep inner strength.
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