About Lauren Smith

I’m Lauren and it is truly a pleasure to meet you. I’d like to tell you a little bit about me and how my practice, MeWe Relationship Coaching, came to be.

Who I am and What I do.

I am a certified relationship mentor and guide.

My purpose and calling are to help others make significant changes within themselves, their lives, and in their relationship to ultimately find a healthy reconnection that aligns them with what they truly desire. In other words, to live the life you want.

I am deeply driven to help others find a rooted sense of themselves and who they were always meant to be. In addition to help people find the true meaning of what healthy love is within themselves and within their relationship. My belief is that we all deserve to feel this way, and I have dedicated my entire practice (and what motivates me to wake up each day) to helping others reconnect with themselves and give them a “Get Out of Jail Free Card” — i.e. break free from codependency.

About Lauren Smith

I’m Lauren and it is truly a pleasure to meet you. I’d like to tell you a little bit about me and how my practice, MeWe Relationship Coaching, came to be.

Who I am and What I do.

I am a certified relationship mentor and guide.

My purpose and calling are to help others make significant changes within themselves, their lives, and in their relationship to ultimately find a healthy reconnection that aligns them with what they truly desire. In other words, to live the life you want.

I am deeply driven to help others find a rooted sense of themselves and who they were always meant to be. In addition to finding the true meaning of what healthy love is within themselves and within their relationship. My belief is that we all deserve to feel this way and I have dedicated my entire practice (and what motivates me to wake up each day) to helping others reconnect with themselves and give them a “Get Out of Jail Free Card” — i.e. break free from codependency.

My Experience and Education as a Relationship Coach

The journey of my coaching education is filled with extensive training and invaluable learning experiences (both with myself and others) that have helped to mold, shape, and refine my skills as a relationship coach.

In 2009, while seeking guidance in my own relationship struggles, I was referred to Terry Real — an internationally recognized Family Therapist, speaker, author, and founder of the Relational Life Therapy (RLT) Institute. Terry leads individuals and couples through a step-by-step process to greater intimacy and personal fulfillment. After attending one of his marital boot camps, I was so humbled and inspired by his work that I decided to embark on my own journey to become a relationship coach.

And because I believe the navigation through the personal journey ME is just as important as the relationship healing path WE, I chose to go through more training and mentorship. I also hold a certification with Coach Training Alliance as a Certified Professional Coach, a DARRT certification (Healing Our Core Issues Institute-trained for three years) and a license as a mentor coach with Mentor Coach.com (Dr. David Krueger, licensed New Life Story certified coach).

Happy and Fulfilled Clients and Counting!

Chickens and 1 surprise (!) rooster

Years in Private Practice

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My Commitment to You.

Helping couples reconnect is what I do.

I can help you too. You’ve got the desire. I’ve got the tools. Let’s do it!

The Life That Shaped and Changed Me.

At six years old my parents divorced, and it hurt, deeply. Sadly, this is one of my earliest childhood memories, and feelings; pain, heartbreak, and aloneness. To cope, I surrendered to my wonder and took to adventure seeking within the mud flats of my hometown Duxbury, Massachusetts…collecting bird feathers, examining fish bones, and endlessly watching ripples form in the surrounding stretches of shallow waters. My favorite spot was to cross the mud onto an island at low tide. I loved wandering and creating adventure for myself. When I yearned for relationship and love to give me stability, I appointed my kind-hearted 80-year-old neighbors the role of my surrogate grandparents. Looking back, even as a lonely child from a crumbling home environment, I somehow had the innate ability to find connection within myself — thereby allowing me to seek connection with other loving souls who could offer the emotional support I needed and longed for.

I attend public schools without a lot of guidance from both my mother, who was a stay at home mom, and my absent father. My step Dad tried his best. Come high school I was drowning and going unnoticed and my mother decided to offer me boarding school. So gladly, off I went. I was miserable at home. My boarding school experience in the heart of New Hampshire saved my life. There, teachers allowed me to soar with their guidance and pushed me to always be my best. I discovered myself, and true self-leadership, there.

Fast forward. I graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree and decided to head west to Big Sky Montana. I was 23.

At 25 I married, and shortly after gave birth to my first child. I had an entrepreneurial spirit and successfully started and sold four lucrative businesses from the years 1993-2005.

AND…I wasn’t happy.

My marriage of seven years was unhealthy and unraveling. Moreover, it was blocking me from living the authentic and happy life I longed for. After five years of counseling and therapy, there was no denying that a painful decision had to be made. I made the choice to end my marriage, do the work it would take to reveal my truths about myself, how I got here. It was time for real change. I could not convince my partner to seek treatment for his disabling depression no matter how hard I tried. Well, now I know why. You can’t convince people of anything. They have to want to be their change. I was devastated and made the choice anyway. It totally sucked.

I deliberated. Is it too late, could I start over? Do I have that choice? The choice to change?

In my heart, I knew the answer was, yes. So, I left my marriage; and with my son and two bunny rabbits, I packed up my truck, and trekked 3,000 miles back to my roots — to the mudflats, where a new adventure would begin.

Starting a new life felt terrifying, but I found connection to my inner strength and committed to my new journey; a mom (to my then six-year-old son) and woman who was determined to live the life I knew I deserved.

And so began the process of freeing myself from the limiting patterns of my old beliefs. I began focusing on nurturing the values that had slipped away from me by asking myself, “what makes ME tick?”

Eventually, I realized my motivation had always come from…

  • The connection
  • The spark
  • The joy I felt while listening to and helping others

I had always been a good listener and strong backbone for friends and family, especially when they didn’t feel strong enough to pull-through whatever they were struggling with. I was naturally driven to coach them to:

  • Find Inner Strength
  • Reach higher
  • Strive for more
  • Thrive
  • Find their true potential
  • Live vibrantly

Circling back to the age of 40, I found love and married, had a baby, and my new life began to take shape. We had become a family of five, with my son, stepdaughter, a new baby boy, and husband. It was time to make a new plan where my true motivation and calling was put into action – to become a credible and certified relationship and life coach.

An important piece of the never-ending puzzle is that I accept and embrace that my life experiences have shaped who I am today. Am I perfect? No. I am still learning, growing, and changing.

 

What’s important is that I faced change and so can you.