I help my clients create transformational change in their lives. I operate from the deep conviction that you are a naturally creative, resourceful, and whole person exactly as you are (even if you don’t feel that way right now!). My expertise is in facilitating a self-discovery process that allows you to access your deepest inner strength, heal your wounds, make changes you’ve been struggling to make, and live the way you long to live.
I use a variety of coaching methods, but a large part of my work is helping each client connect with and operate from his or her true self—the part of each of us that we are living from when we are at our absolute best; the part of us that can navigate life’s challenges with wisdom and peace, find joy and meaning in both difficult and relatively easy times, facilitate change with grace, and allow us to fulfill our life’s purpose.
Once you connect with and operate from your true self, many wonderful things become possible including (but certainly not limited to):
Releasing past wounds and hurts
Seeing clearly what decisions are wisest for your life
Strengthening your marriage and other relationships
Being the best parent you can be for your children
Being able to make the changes you’ve been struggling to make
Getting “unstuck” and moving forward in meaningful new ways
Becoming your own coach so that you can get back on track whenever you need to
When do people hire a coach?
There are many reasons to seek coaching, but here are a few examples of times when coaching can be particularly helpful:
You are feeling stuck: you can’t seem to move past something, can’t seem to reach an important goal, can’t seem to be who you really long to be, or find yourself in a holding pattern in life
You are undergoing a major change or life challenge and feel overwhelmed, confused, and/ or afraid
You are struggling with parenting and are longing to find ways to parent that make you feel joyful and strong and connected with your child(ren)
You feel you’ve lost touch with what brings you joy; you feel as if life has lost its “shine”
You feel as if you’ve lost touch with who you really are (or maybe you feel you’ve never truly discovered who you are)
You feel lost and unsure of what you want or what to do next in life
You find yourself filled with regrets and/ or worries and feel you need a new direction in your life
You are struggling in your relationships
You have tried traditional therapy and have not gotten what you need from it
You want to live your life in the most meaningful, powerful way possible
My experience and credentials:
Private coaching practice since 2005.
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through The Coaches Training Institute (CPCC), 2006.
MA in Counseling Psychology from The University of St. Thomas, 2002.
You can read testimonials from my clients here.
Let’s Get Started!
If you are interested in working with me, please contact me with any questions you may have via email or phone (laura[at]lauraharley.com, 612-284-1863). I work with clients all over the world via phone, Skype, or FaceTime, so distance is not a factor.
I like to start each possible coaching relationship with a free sample session. The sample session is important to helping both of us learn if my coaching will be beneficial to you and meet your needs. Your hour-long sample session will include the following:
I’ll share more with you about my approach to coaching and answer any questions you may have
I’ll learn more about what is bringing you into coaching
I’ll coach you around a topic of your choice (and I can help you choose one if you aren’t sure where to begin)
- We’ll talk about how coaching can help you meet your goals and needs, and you can decide if you’d like to hire me as your coach
I look forward to hearing from you!