Laurie coaches women in a variety of roles and in different ways. It can come from the stage as a keynote speaker, one-on-one in the boardroom, through her online courses, or at the gym as a CrossFit coach.
Laurie is passionate about the work she does and to whom she works with. She understands the power and potential she has to change people’s lives professionally, personally, organizationally, and the responsibility that follows.
While working as Deputy Political Director to get President Barack Obama elected in 2008, Laurie came close to burnout. The long hours, lightning-speed pace, and demands of the job eventually took their toll on her health. At first she made small changes which brought temporary relief, but the problems only followed her to Washington, D.C., & into her next job at the Pentagon. Falling into the same unhealthy patterns as she did on the campaign trail, and fearing disaster, she made the decision to take drastic control of her life.
Laurie joined a gym, changed her diet, eating habits, sleeping habits, and learned how to efficiently manage her time and stress even while working in a high performing job. In 2012, Laurie returned back to the campaign trail and back to Florida as President Obama’s Policy Director. Not allowing the stress and pressure to take over again, Laurie took the tools and skills she learned, and created an achievable program designed specifically for other high-performing, go-getters. Laurie even wrote the book on it, Go from Stressed to Strong: Health & Fitness Advice from High Achievers. With a focus on these five areas – time management, sleep, food, fitness, and stress management – she was able to align her professional and personal life, and to find her own strength in the face of adversity. And, she created the Ready | Set | Strong program straight from the book, specifically designed with YOU in mind.
As a coach, speaker, author, and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1), Laurie has helped hundreds of women and men not just survive, but thrive in the modern workplace. And, she will do the same for you!