5x7for wayeHello! My name is Laurie and I’m a shitty self-esteem survivor. I grew up in circumstances that didn’t leave me feeling very lovable. One of them was that my father criticized me for my weight. He constantly had me on diets and even sent me to a fat farm as my high school graduation present! I spent years looking for other people to love me (for me) because I didn’t know how to love myself. I didn’t FEEL lovable. I have spent years doing the work to get to where I am today. To the beautiful truth. That I AM lovable.

What lights my fire is helping other women get to that same truth. That they are lovable. And enough. And worthy. Of everything. Because they are. And you are.

I Am A Master Space Holder

My whole life I’ve been the person people tell their secrets to. (Even strangers at the grocery store!) I’ve had people share some very intimate things with me. Once in a guidance counselor’s office and yes, in line while I was picking up milk! There’s just something about me. People always tell me that. I’m the one people come to for advice and to spill ALL the beans.

I AM a master space holder, which means that I listen with love and without judgment.  I listen with compassion. I create an environment of safety and love for people to feel free to say whatever they want.

One thing that is so amazing about Laurie is how skilled she is at holding space for people’s stuff to come up, without judgment. And to help them have a better understanding of what’s going on inside them without interpreting it…It’s just powerful work that she has committed her life to and she’s giving to other people in such a way that’s just life-changing. — Stephanie Lee

Some Other Tidbits

have the best marriage on the planet. Seriously. My husband is incredible. And I have a kick-ass twenty-three-year-old daughter. I also have two spectacular love children (some call them step) and three dogs; Penelope The Great, Rosie (Queen of the Underworld) and Piper (The Intrepid Explorer). I live in Tucson, Arizona (hot, but beautiful). I grew up in Southern California and the beach feels like home. The smell of the ocean is like Prozac to me. I plan to either to live there again, or spend large quantities of time there in the summer months (I mentioned it’s hot here, right?). But for now sunshine every day of the year is pretty freaking awesome!

Training

Certified Life Coach

I am a Certified Life Coach. I went through an intensive training program with Dr. Martha Beck. She’s written a bunch of wildly successful self-help books and writes monthly for Oprah. She’s an amazing coach and has been doing it for decades. She’s magic and I might be magic too.  (I totally am!) I’m also an exceptionally well trained and well equipped, certified coach.

Desire Map Facilitator

Desire Map Facilitator

I am officially a Desire Map Licensed Facilitator! When I first read The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte, it truly changed the way I lived my life. “You’re not chasing a goal. You’re chasing a feeling.” When I read that, something shifted for me. Goals with soul. Totally transformational.

Danielle took that book and turned it into workshop, retreat, and coaching curriculum and I am one of the people now licensed and able to teach it. Click here to be taken to Danielle’s website to learn more about the Desire Map and to see her awesome products! {I’m an affiliate, so I earn a bit of money for everything you buy. Thank you!} Interested in Desire Map Coaching or a workshop? Click here to be put on the newsletter list.