I am an author and coach and I specialize in helping people reinvent themselves and transform their lives.
I am a writer.
Writing is the way I process my life and how I come to understand my own story.
Other people’s stories of hardship and triumph have saved my life a hundred times over, and my hope when I send my stories out into the world is that they will help someone else feel less alone. Our stories are powerful – and the way we understand them can keep us stuck or they can fuel our transformation and growth.
I am a coach.
I coach because I believe in the power of curiosity, collaboration, and encouragement to help people write new stories for themselves.
Our time here is too short not to be living the life you want. So many of us stay in relationships, jobs, and circumstances that we’ve outgrown, are harmful, or simply no longer serve us because we can’t see a way forward. We grow when the discomfort of staying where we are finally outweighs the fear of the unknown. That has proven true time and time again in my life, whether it was in my divorce, when I changed careers, or when I got sober. Each of those situations felt like the end of the world- and I suppose they were, in a way. But they were also opportunities, and in each one I cast off old ideas and roles and stepped onto a new, better path. Each time, I was terrified.
Transformation requires bravery, and bravery doesn’t mean you’re not terrified – it just means you do it anyway.
But you DON’T have to do it alone. As your coach, I’ll walk alongside you as you reimagine the path forward and build a more beautiful life.
Laura’s first two books, She Wrote it Down; How a Secret-keeper Became a Storyteller, and Homeward; How one woman embraced being lost to find her way home are available on Amazon. Her writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, in Boston Magazine, on Trigger Points Anthology, and No Make-Up Required. Laura is a frequent public speaker on the topics of transformation, healing, leadership, and addiction. A long-time contributor at The Wild Goose Festival speaking on the topics of shame, trauma and story, Laura has been a guest on numerous podcasts, including This Good Word, Grief Is My Side Hustle, Poema, Spiritual Charlotte, The Practical Minimalists and A Wish Come Clear’s ‘You Need to Read’ series.
Laura formerly served as co-founder and CEO of Say It, Survivor; a non-profit committed to helping survivors of childhood sexual abuse reclaim their stories as part of the path to healing. She also works in the field of substance use disorder treatment, educating and coaching families of those struggling with addiction to help them on their own parallel healing journey.
Laura lives in Connecticut with her handsome partner and their spectacular and internet-famous dog, Scout.