Client Success Stories
“I was struggling to break free from the shackles of my past and learn to be the independent and capable man that I didn’t know I could be. Lauren helped me see that not only was I capable, but I was DESERVING of a life led with confidence.
A year later, I have made MONUMENTAL changes and am learning that asking for what I need is both a source of empowerment and clarity within my personal journey.”
This. This is what we work so hard for.
I met Lauren at the most crucial time in my life. I was in the midst of an on-again-off-again relationship that I couldn’t figure out how to make work and couldn’t figure out how to leave.
Lauren not only facilitated tremendous healing for me, teaching me about how my patterns in a relationship were not my fault and there actually was a way out but helped me believe that I could create the relationship of my dreams.
After working with her for 6 months, attending the Survivors workshop, I was able to leave my toxic relationship with grace and meet the man of my dreams who I married.
I healed my toxic patterns of love addiction and codependency and Lauren taught me the skills of what it takes to create an extraordinary relationship. I am empowered every day in my love as a result of work with her.
She’s not only brilliant at what she does, but she also gives fierce feedback, is committed to your healing and success, and supports you in reclaiming your own power. She was my matron of honor at my wedding because I wouldn’t have the relationship I have right now without her help! If you’re struggling in Love, she’s the one for you. I will be forever grateful I asked her for help.
Before working with Lauren, I felt that I had lost a sense of vitality and purpose, that I was alienated from my own self. I found myself letting life come to me rather than taking ownership of my life and my decisions.
In the initial phases of my coaching, a central truth has revealed itself ever so starkly: Addressing my dysfunctional relationship with myself is at the core of taking back my life. This process is an intervention with myself. I must eliminate ambiguity and recognize that my life is the product of decisions that I must fully own. Decisions are not made by default, and at every juncture, I have a choice. Even if that choice is between two bad outcomes it is still my choice. I cannot succeed by playing the helpless victim.
I sense a certain freedom, emancipation from my worst self, in acknowledging that I must take responsibility for my own actions and choices and to make sure that every decision represents an authentic response.
I was desperate to stop feeling scared and anxious about MY unknown. After my first session, I knew I could change my life with her help.
I’ll never forget the day when it first hit me… She came into our session with a full force of ‘Lauren spunk’ and drove a message to me that finally clicked. IF I WANTED A CHANGE, I HAD TO FIGHT FOR THAT CHANGE TO HAPPEN, and not just hope for change to happen. My “aww ha” moment so to speak. Seems like a no brainer right? No, it’s not when you’ve felt stuck for so long. She gave me the tools and held me to my work. It takes work to get out of your fear. Keep moving, one foot in front of the other, and fight for what I want. Before seeing her I would often spend days just sitting in fear. I was paralyzed with fear and anxiety. I had a choice. A choice to either sit and wrap my fears around me like a blanket or get up and start moving. If not for myself I needed to do for my son. I honestly could write for hours about different sessions and phrases that I’ve learned from her to get what I deserve. I am and will always be a work in progress and I am just thankful that I am suited with better tools and knowledge to get myself where I need to be.
Lauren is truly a gift. She has this passion and fire in her to really help improve the lives of so many. If you ever get the privilege to work with her you will see your life in a new light and good things will come your way.
Lauren was recommended to me by a good friend several months ago. I reached out to her because I was extremely unhappy (for a long time) and needed help in changing myself, my family dynamic, and my marriage for the better.
Lauren has been supportive and compassionate and I am learning how to better communicate and set some boundaries!
Both my husband and I are using the skills and techniques Lauren is proving us to change ourselves and our relationship and work towards a healthier “us” and happier family life!
I have had the privilege of collaborating with Lauren Smith in her work as a Mentor Coach guiding clients and professionals in a broad range of performance-enhancing applications. Lauren brings a unique ability and background to her gifted engagements as a Professional Coach.
Through my years of practicing and teaching Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis as a Clinical Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and in the last dozen years of practicing, teaching, and training Professional Coaches, I know Lauren as an exquisitely accomplished professional. I highly and unequivocally recommend her.
I have been working with Lauren for close to ten years. I believe Lauren has a unique gift to get right to the bottom of the issue within a very short period of time. I refer a large number of my clients for individual relationship counseling and am always impressed with the progress she is able to make with the people I refer. Lauren is an amazing Life Coach.
Lauren helped shed light on my shadow, some of the things I wasn’t aware of. How I communicate, act, how people interrupt me based upon “my old self ways”. I have learned to be far more aware of how I come off in my communication. I have also learned significant pause vs. reacting through impulse.
Also, I have a far greater curiosity around my past, childhood origin that I subconsciously taught myself, and how they pop up over and over again in my current world as a result of our work together.
Lauren as a colleague of mine has an uncanny intuitive style that relationally speaks the truth and creates positive changes in couples and individuals. I highly recommend working with her.
Lauren stands out because she’s not afraid to tell you the truth and hold you to what you say you want. She is able to work with even the most skilled procrastinator, denier, and rationalizer – whether you are one or married to one – and she has a kind but direct approach. She is highly effective!