I'm so glad you're here...
I’m Laurie and I’d love to be chatting with you over coffee, listening to your story and hearing about your dreams. As a Leadership Coach, I work with entrepreneurs, leaders and change makers. By using proven strategies and practices I identify, inspire and guide the necessary change that creates a lasting difference in people's personal and professional lives.
I have several certifications in coaching and training as well as being an ambassador with Oola to provide an innovative, personalized e-learning platform. I am a total introvert, type A personality which means I like organization, systems, and time alone to recharge—boy do I sound like a bag of fun, HAHA! My faith in Jesus is the cornerstone to how I live, I am a self-proclaimed dark chocolate connoisseur, I love coffee and will always have a sweatshirt or cozy blanket nearby. I'm obsessed with all personality tests and love using them to better understand others and helping coach them to better understand themselves and how God has wired them. (I’m an INFJ, CS, Enneagram 3w4). I have had some incredible mentors in my life and I love having the opportunity to be one to others. I love helping people really understand who God created them to be and live that out with excitement. I have a passion for helping people become the best versions of themselves because that impacts their family which ultimately impacts their community and the world! Be a world change and a difference maker!
These are my people! A house full of boys, and I wouldn't change a thing. They're the driving force behind my motivation and drive to consistently be growing. I want to be an example to my kids to go after what God is calling them to and make an impact in the world.
Meet my family (from left to right): our oldest son is Collin is our household comedian, has endless energy and the heart the size of Texas. Ryan is our artistic, animal lover. He gives the BEST hugs and is always creating things. Our Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy Charlie (yes, he's a puppy, a very large one). Then there's my handsome hubby, Dave,
Dave is my biggest support and the co-host of the Difference Maker Project Podcast. He's an outgoing, Engineer who's never met a stranger, just people he wasn't friends with yet. I call him "the Mayor" because he's always chatting with people. We're high school sweethearts and have been together almost 21 years! We've worked alongside each other in business previously and loved it and saw how our opposite personalities and strengths work very well together.
We've been through many different seasons of our marriage. We are grateful we had people who made a difference in our life, so we can now do the same for others. In addition to the Difference Makers Project, together we mentor couples in marriage at risemarriage.org.
Maybe you've weathered some storms too or maybe you're in a season of feeling "stuck". You know change needs to be made, but not sure how. Or maybe you have a dream in your heart for something and aren't quite sure on how to get going. Wherever you find yourself wanting/needing to make a change, we're here for you! We believe everyone was created on purpose + for a purpose, and part of that is to make a difference. Welcome to the Difference Maker Project! We're glad you're here.