Here are a few kind words about my coaching services from some of my happy and successful clients.
Please note: while the majority of my clients are women, I do work with many awesome men too!
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Reaching out to Laura was easily the best decision I've made regarding my health + wellness. Prior to working with her, I struggled with disordered eating, body image issues and placed an immense amount of stress on myself to be "perfect". During my first session, Laura made recommendations that in a short amount of time, made such a big difference in the way I viewed myself and my relationship with food. I started eating more rather than less, sleeping better, my acne cleared up, my digestion issues improved tremendously and I finally felt at peace. I had read dozens of self-help books, tried different diets, read hundreds of articles about nutrition, but Laura was the final piece to the puzzle. She's incredibly easy to talk to, knowledgable and goes the extra mile to ensure that you feel your absolute best. The follow-up sessions were so helpful as she would check in to see what was working/what needed to be tweaked. My favorite thing about working with her has been her approach to treating all components of wellness. Rather just providing a meal plan, Laura asked about work, relationships, my stress levels and perception of self and we worked together to see how those had contributed to my relationship with food. From there, she helped me learn to give myself more grace, and in turn, my original goal of perfection faded away. I no longer stress about going to dinner with friends and actually enjoy my food rather than fearing it. That feeling of freedom has been the greatest gift and I'm so grateful to have Laura as a mentor and friend.
[Laura's coaching program] exceeded my expectations. I had no idea how much of a mental shift I was going to have to make to heal my body. I had no idea how much I had neglected my health. Through each and every module I had so many "ah-ha" moments where I learned so much about how to recover from this slippery slope I had fallen down. I think the best part of this course was the multidimensional approach. She didn't just focus on telling us how many calories to eat and how long to work out. She took the time to make us do some soul-searching to find out how why we were in the program and what was driving us to make a change. I realized that somewhere along the way I developed a fear of food, and this is not who I am. I LOVE FOOD!! Why on Earth should I restrict myself from things that bring me joy just to be skinny? As Laura says, I've been put on Earth for more than to get skinny and die. I have a newfound focus on positive self-talk and self-love that I was desperately missing. I realized that I have been saying I was ready to eat more and exercise less, but I didn't face the fact that I was terrified to gain back the weight I once carried with such shame. I owe Laura and the Fed and Fearless Foundations course for all of the helpful and encouraging information that allowed me to let go of fear and restriction and live with purpose and courage. I finally let go of some of the restrictions, have added in carbs, have stopped obsessing over calories and workouts, and have shifted my focus to living out my purpose on Earth. I think I focused on myself for so long, that I forgot that there's more to my life than what I eat and how I look. There are other people on this Earth that I could actually make an impact on if I can look past the number on the scale to find my worthiness. I know I still have lots of work to do to maintain the progress that I've made in healing my body, but I don't let these unimportant decisions over food keep me awake at night or dictate my happiness anymore. I feel so much more knowledgable and confident in continuing to make progress after going through your course. Thank you, Laura, from the bottom of my heart for teaching me how to love myself, trust myself, and heal myself.
Before I began working with Laura, I struggled severely with body image and under eating. Some of the things that I was experiencing to make me realize something was wrong were mood swings, feeling lethargic, not having my period, constipation, and probably lots of other things I was never aware of. I had been obsessing over everything I ate in order to get the "perfect body". Even though I knew I needed to change, I was terrified because I had no idea where to begin. Laura knew all the questions to ask and things to say. I was able to trust her immediately. After three months of working with her, we were able to meet all three goals that we set: get back my period, fix the constipation, and clear up the acne on my face. The best of these was getting my period back. It's always nerve wracking when you are missing a vital part of your womanhood. I learned so much from Laura about my period and all the things that affect it. She even got me hooked up with my Daysy, which is a natural birth control method. I LOVE THAT THING! I consulted her about getting an IUD, and she gave me information I never even knew I needed so that I could make an informed decision about my reproductive health. I have never been on the Pill, except for a short stint when I lost my period and the gynecologist prescribed the Pill. During that time, I noticed a significant difference in how I felt (depressed and unmotivated), so I stopped taking in immediately and knew I never wanted to do that again. When I discovered there was a 100% natural and effective way to prevent pregnancy, it was like a whole new world had been opened up to me! Seriously, it is such an amazing feeling. I learned things about my body that I never would have imagined. To anyone considering being Laura's client, whether for nutrition or for period health, IT IS SO WORTH IT! I recommend it 100% because it will literally change your life and give you so much power. Gaining the knowledge that she is able to give and having her support and encouragement will open many doors for you in lots of aspects of your life! She changed my life, and I know she can do the same for you! 🙂
I started working with Laura mid-July 2017, after stopping birth control for 9 months and still not getting my period back. Also, at the time I was eating strict paleo and running or spinning every day. My OBGYN was concerned that I had not started my period yet and suggested I gain weight and cut back on my exercise. This was scary for me because I am a creature of habit and very comfortable in my daily routine. Also, I was eating A LOT. It was all healthy and paleo, but I was eating all my meals until I was very full and was confused about how I could be undereating. My doctor suggested that I work with a dietitian to learn how to fuel properly from all my activity. I had found Laura a few months earlier via other paleo accounts I follow and from researching online about getting my period back. She seemed like a perfect fit, but I was hesitant because of the cost. My insurance would not help towards costs, but I decided to take the plunge and work with Laura and I am so glad that I did! It was worth the expense to have the peace of mind that I was working toward my health goals properly. The two most helpful things Laura showed me were the right supplements to take to get my hormones balanced out and that carbs are good! I still eat gluten and dairy free, but carbs make up over 60% of my meals now. This was not an easy process for me. It was hard for me to mentally adjust how I thought about working out, food and knowing I needed to gain weight. But working with Laura helped me to realize in the end these things are not what matters - my true identity in God matters and reaching my goal of one day having a family matters. One of the best things about working with Laura was the fact that I was still able to be active as long as I was fueling correctly. Everything I had read was telling me to lay on the couch and eat all the foods, but that just isn't me. I love being active and need that in my life to feel balanced and relieve stress. Despite exercising still, I gained over 10 pounds and my hormones did eventually even out. I had my first light bleeding in September 2017. It took a little while for my body to continue to regulate back to normal, but I knew I was headed on the right track. I would definitely recommend working with Laura. She is great at listening to your needs and giving you the individual care you need to get your body back on track. I was really impressed with how much she knew about post-pill amenorrhea and the proper ways to balance your hormones. Recently, I reached another goal that Laura and I discussed when working together - My husband and I are pregnant with our first child and we can not wait to meet him or her at the end of July!
My experience with Laura far exceeded my expectations. I had long-time gut issues that needed serious sorting, so I thought it would be a matter of science, supplements, and done. But it was so much more. I actually learned about how my body works, what it needs, and how to begin to be more in tune with ups and downs I was experiencing. Laura clearly has extensive and very strong scientific knowledge that backs up her recommendations, but there is the "soft" side of the conversation that uncovers the deeper issues that may be more brain-related than physical. Most of all, I loved the moderation she preaches. I loved hearing that there are no "bad" foods necessarily and that different people need different combinations of foods and nutrition. It was enlightening and transforming. I was so sad to reach the end of my package!
Laura is a force of nature. She is wicked smart, incredibly knowledgable, kind, and just a pleasure to work with. I came to Laura to work on healing a few hormonal issues and to strengthen my overall nutrition and wellness. From day one, Laura took the time to listen to everything I had to say and patiently and diligently work through everything I presented to her. I've worked with many other RDs and naturopaths, all were helpful, but Laura is at the very top of the pack; she's the only one who has truly been able to help me root cause my issues and solve for them in a compassionate, holistic, and ultimately sustainable way. I cannot say enough about how wonderful, welcoming, and effective Laura and her approach are!
Laura made an incredible impact on my life through my coaching experience with her. I initially started working with Laura to determine why I was experiencing physical fatigue and ended up walking away with a different perspective on who I see myself as physically. Through Laura's encouragement to set goals and to look at how I could attain those goals I was able to achieve so much more from our time together. By increasing my caloric intake, eating the right foods and allowing my body to heal from stresses my fatigue is gone. I am now more aware of my body and how stresses and nutrition can greatly impact it. In addition, through questions Laura asked me from our counseling sessions I began to process how I really saw myself. The questions she asked were simple questions, but ones that no one had asked before. It made me think on a deeper level than just my physical appearance. It was hard, but freeing all at the same time. For me Laura was truly an answer to prayer and I would highly recommend her.
Laura's thoughtful and educated guidance supports me through my continued journey to better health. She teaches me not only about how to fuel my body based on my own unique needs but also helps me uncover the thought processes I employ when making food decisions that ultimately impact how I feel about myself. For the first time in thirty years, I am learning to break the cycle of negativity around myself and food and am finding that a healthy and love filled lifestyle is truly more rewarding than chasing a number on a scale. Thank you, Laura, for helping me make changes that have improved me both physically and mentally.
Before I met Laura it was not that I could not function, work out, spend time with friends and do what most people do. I probably seemed like most people albeit a bit more tired and forgetful. I have had Hashimoto's since I was in the beginning of my 20's so I had gotten so used to fatigue that I thought it was just how it was supposed to be! Starting a full time job after having finished six years of studying made me realize how tired I really was, though. I suffered from brain fog to a degree where I felt like it influenced my work effort. So I contacted Laura, and it changed my life. We have talked about so many aspects of my life that might influence my health - diet, exercise, eating enough, supplement, sleep, stress, social life etc. Many of which I never dreamed would make a difference! Making a long story short, I have way more energy than I ever thought possible (I had almost come to terms with the fact that I would just always be about 80 percent of 'me'), I am so much stronger in my workouts, recover faster, am able to be much more focused at work, sleep better and I have less 'thyroidy' days where everything hurts. I still have bad days where I feel fatigued and almost don't know my own name but I never dreamed there would be so far between. And now I have a far better idea of what trick those days mak ing it easier for me to reduce their frequency. I really feel like Laura is thorough in her work. She listens to my goals and wishes and works towards them. I have never felt like I was left with an unanswered question and have always felt hopeful and ready to take on the world after a session. I know I have forgotten to mention some of the countless positive things that have come out of being coached by Laura, but I guess it can be summed up in this: it made my life better.
I spent more than a year of dealing with unexplained and erratic gastrointestinal pains and reflux, and nearly that same amount of time trying different diets and protocols to alleviate the symptoms. I had limited success and knew that I need to work with an expert. I was confident after speaking with Laura that she was the right expert for me. Investing in my health was the best decision I could have made. My symptoms have improved drastically and we worked together to improve other aspects of my health as well. I now feel more empowered to make the right choices for my health. Working with Laura was like having regular chats with a very knowledgeable friend. I felt heard and understood, and that her recommendations were tailored to me. I cannot recommend her strongly enough!
After a major health crisis, I was forced to embark on a healing journey. Fortunately, I was able to enlist the help of Laura in this process. Laura's thorough understanding of nutrition, and her commitment to ongoing education, meant that she was highly equipped to assist me with putting together the pieces of my own health puzzle. I was drawn to Laura's services, in particular, because of her understanding of the importance of a healing with a whole-foods, nutrient-dense, ancestral diet. Her support has been invaluable in my progress. I would highly recommend anyone who is serious about healing to consider using Laura's guidance.
I feel very fortunate to be working with Laura and appreciate her for many reasons. She has a wide and deep knowledge base that allows her to tackle situations that don't easily fit in an identifiable box. (It is a wonderful relief to turn these health issues over to an expert and know that I am indeed in good hands.) She is very organized, so I always feel we've covered any and everything important to me, as well as to her. At the end of a session, and with her follow-up notes, I have a clear record of what we discussed as well as the steps for the next few weeks. What makes her especially effective is that she's an excellent listener: accurate, non-judgmental, and empathetic. I strongly believe that this skill set really sets her apart. In addition to the improvements I've seen in my health since working with her, I feel confident that those improvements will continue.
I'm VERY grateful I decided to work with Laura. She is very extremely knowledgable on a wide variety of health subjects, as well as kind and easy to work with. I really appreciated how she didn't try to push too many supplements; her recommendations are measured and carefully considered. When I was unsure about taking certain ones, Laura patiently explained its purpose, but didn't push me. Thanks to her, I finally got the best stool test to help me find where my IBS symptoms were coming from. Now, I feel like I am on a path towards healing in that area. Thanks to her simple dietary recommendations, I no longer struggle with blood sugar imbalances or disordered eating. I'm in the beginning stages of working to heal my gut and thyroid symptoms, but I have hope that I am on the right course with the support she has given me. I will continue to consult with her as I go through my GI treatment. Thank you, Laura!
I found Laura after trudging through a long line of doctors and nutritionists who refused to acknowledge that my struggle to lose weight was the result of an autoimmune body process, not a character defect. Laura has been unfailingly kind and supportive of my efforts, helping me tweak my diet to get better results with both energy and pain. When you have a chronic illness that presents in an atypical manner, it sometimes easy for health care providers to jettison off your concerns because they don't have a playbook for solving unusual problems. The most important and healing thing Laura did in our work was she believed me. She took my concerns seriously. Moreover, she used her expertise to stay in a curious place about how changes could happen for me emotionally and physically, rather than getting stuck in a one-size-fits-all solution set. I would recommend Laura without reservation to anyone experiencing autoimmune concerns. She is a true care partner who always engages with me in a way that honors my path and preserves my dignity.
Laura was extremely understanding and knowledgeable about all the symptoms I was experiencing which were anxiety, tinnitus, low energy, and sleeping issues. I really liked her approach and feedback regarding how to take care of urgent/pressing problems and her desire to get to the root of the problem. She was always available when needed and has given me many tools and supplement suggestions that have helped me through some very difficult times. My energy level is back and I am sleeping extremely well 90% of the time now! I have recently discovered I have Meniere's Disease which has been the cause of my tinnitus, headaches, dizziness and probably underlying a lot of my anxiety issues as well as the high cortisol that Laura's testing revealed. I need to follow-up on my cortisol levels to ensure that they are coming down to normal levels, but many symptoms suggest that they are heading in the right direction. I would return to Laura with no hesitation as I felt I was in the best hands for a nutrition and health counselor!
Laura has been nothing short of AWESOME. We started working together due to digestive issues, finally determined I had SIBO (even though I had been to a GI doctor). But our sessions turned into so much more than that. She has helped me emotionally just as much as physically! She is a gem and I love knowing I will have her as a resource going forward.
When I came to Laura I had been experiencing irregular menstrual cycles/amenorrhea for five years. My husband and I wanted to start a family, and we were feeling discouraged. After reviewing my medical records, dietary journals, and personal history, Laura provided me with some personalized and simple initial recommendations. I liked that she didn't automatically jump to complicated protocols or expensive supplementation, which I had been previously trying without success. Her simple approach worked! After one month of following her guidelines, my period returned and I became pregnant shortly afterward. My husband and I are thrilled to have just welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world!
I have been working with Laura for about six months, and it has been an absolute pleasure - one of the best things I have done for myself in my adult life. I reached out to her last year when I was feeling "stuck." I was overworked, exhausted, stressed, and ignoring the bigger picture of what health and happiness should look like. With her warm personality, Christian perspective, and practical expertise, I immediately felt comfortable discussing my struggles with Laura. We put together an action plan to tackle the issues I wanted to focus on, working on both my physical and mental wellbeing. Laura has become a trusted advisor, and I credit her with feeling better than I have felt in years. I eat more, sleep more, love more, laugh more, pray more, and procrastinate less, all thanks to my work with Laura. I highly recommend her and cannot thank her enough.