Lisa Hallerman is making a major life decision after putting 15 successful years into being a talent agent. She's had huge starts under her wing (Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn…), yet she's decided to follow her heart and "she’ll be using her professional experience in the service business and her life experience with close to a decade of sobriety to start a case management business for the drug/alcohol dependent as well as run a sober living home for young male addicts."
Everyone should be extremely proud of her, and honestly should be inspired by her urge to help others. Here's a little more about her and her move:
Trained as an attorney, Hallerman is in the process of studying at UCLA to become a licensed drug and alcohol counsellor. She is starting Hally Consulting designed to give expert guidance and compassionate support to the addict and his/or significant others with the utmost discretion and confidentiality. She also is running Hally West, a sober living house in Santa Monica with nine beds primarily for young adult men ages 18-30. ”I feel so lucky and blessed to have had the career I have had, to work with the talent and colleagues I’ve worked with, that I feel nothing but gratitude,” Elisa tells me today. ”But I feel like I’m at a time in my life where I want to continue to grow and have my life get bigger. This felt like the natural next phase for me. Now I’ll be able to incorporate the relationships and knowledge I have gained over 15 years in the service business and go from a place of advocating for people’s careers to building and guiding their lives and recovery.”
Elisa, we wish you nothing but good luck and fortune as you head into following you heart. It must have been a difficult decision, and it won't go unnoticed. We're sure all of Hollywood supports you!