About Laurie2018-02-09T06:16:12+00:00


laurie a. watkins

Laurie A. Watkins is an ambitious and accomplished professional, speaker & coach, the author of Go From Stressed to Strong: Health and Fitness Advice from High Achievers, and creator of focused courses like Command Your Day Now and READY | SET | STRONG. While working to get President Barack Obama elected in 2008, Laurie came close to burnout. The long hours, lightning-speed pace, and demands of the job as a political director 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, DC & into her next job at the Pentagon. Falling into the same unhealthy patterns as she did on the campaign trail & fearing disaster, she made the decision to take drastic control of her life.

In 2010, 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. Then in 2012, Laurie was asked to return to campaign work as President Obama’s policy director in Florida. Fearful that all the hard work and progress she made with her health and fitness since the last campaign would be destroyed by the horrendous and unsustainable schedule, she developed her own program. With a mastery in five areas – time management, sleep, food, fitness, and stress management – this program allowed Laurie to align her professional and personal life, and to find her own strength in the face of adversity. Laurie believes that being strong isn’t just about being able to get through life’s difficult “campaigns”; it’s also about preparing yourself – both physically and mentally – for the tests that life will put you through. This is the cornerstone of her program.

Her practical, 5-day mini-course is designed for busy professionals who need a new life system. The course has helped people tweak their daily routines and increase their self-support in their careers, lives, health, and relationships. Get ready to command your day now!