{Marketing Magic} Dare To Flourish

Greetings from Virginia Beach and my new home!

I’m really feeling the energy of fresh new possibilities! Here is a peek at the place where I’ve moved to. It’s right at a marina by an inlet which is a few blocks to the Chesapeake Bay. 

I grew up in this beach town going fishing and sunning on the ocean, sailing on the bay and boating on the rivers and lots of play on the sand! The salt water is in my blood, my heart and my spirit. I’ve often felt very mermaid-ish…as though a part of me dries up when I’m away from water for too long.

I’m in a program all year that is focusing on Daring to Flourish. This move into my dream is part of my Flourishing! Reclaiming that part of me that loves the relaxed vibe and the grounded inspiration that I feel by the ocean.

I can’t wait to create business and life with the salt air back in my lungs!

I’m curious about you…what would Flourishing look like for you? Where would you DARE to let yourself Flourish?

Read on more about Daring to Flourish!

For more inspiration check out my new YouTube Channel where I’m sharing easy, natural ways to use this funky summer energy to pay attention to your business so you’ll be ready for the expansion that’s ready to come your way this fall!

I also want to let you know that I have ONE spot which has opened up for the Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea this October. If you are looking for a soul-elixir for your business – this is for you! See below…for more details. I’m sure this one spot will go quick! Reach out so we can talk about it!

Wishing you a week filled with big flow, easy expansion, and actions aligned with your soul!


Daring To Flourish

Flourishing. What does it look like for you?

I’m in a program all year led by my amazing clients/friends/colleagues Michelle Goss and Jeanine Mancusi of Coaching Transformation.

At first the program started off focused on the vision of Flourishing. The fun dreams and powerful use of your imagination.

But what soon came to light was the DARE part.

The Flourishing Vision becomes more clear for you. But do you dare invite it in? Do you dare receive it?

It’s like with my recent move back to the ocean and my hometown of Virginia Beach. Do I dare move back? More importantly (and expansively) do I dare say YES to living on a marina right on the water?

Accepting your Flourishing dream and Daring to say YES means facing all sorts of inner gremlins. Who am I to deserve this dream?

I saw this gorgeous brand new luxury apartment complex on a marina. Obviously on the water, 4 blocks from the Bay and minutes from the oceanfront. It’s a special place with a work out room, yoga studio, co-working areas, firepits to gather round and an emphasis on creating community and being engaged with the beautiful environment all around.

Back in April, I took a friend and visited the area to look at places to live. I went to a variety of other apartment buildings and condos. Houses were going to fast and I wasn’t ready to jump into that fray yet.

We were sitting at dinner at the marina overlooking the boats and water while I through out the pros and cons. My friend, Michele, just smiled. She said I think you already know what you want to do. Ever since I’ve known you, you find a way to the water.

The real answer wasn’t about the logical questions. The list of pros and cons. The real answer came from the question: Will I allow myself to receive this?

Will I let myself Flourish? Full out?!

You would think the obvious answer is yes, of course!

There are all sorts of parts of myself that wanted a say. It was too expensive. Who am I? What if…down the tubes of worry and doubt?

The thing is…I already knew I was going to be in this apartment by the marina. I knew it when I looked at it online before I ever saw the place in person.

It did take extra energy and focus power to stay with that initial gut decision.

To allow myself to flourish!

What about you?

Where do you KNOW deep in your heart or your gut what you truly want in your life or business?

Where are you holding back? Why are you holding back? Instead of resisting or fighting with the gremlins and that part of you who is afraid…give voice and let them say their piece.

Then let that wise one step in and claim what you really want.


One spot just for YOU!

The Creative Business Retreat – is it for you?

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you!

You can check out the retreat here.

If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

August

August 10 – 13
Laura’s Next Chapter – Big Move to the Ocean!

August 23
Coming soon…New product you’re going to love!
Get your positive vibes on! A little tease….but something really good is coming your way soon! Introducing a new product that you’re going to love! It’s perfect for calling in your Future YOU and living it right now. More to come soon….

September

Wednesday, September 1
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Dare to be Seen – Naturally increasing your capacity to be seen and found as a highly success expert in your field!

Join us for this hands on workshop filled with ideas for increasing your visibility AND how to expand your capacity to be willing to be seen as an expert in your field. Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

Friday, September 10
Joyful Business Studio: Get Stuff Done That Matters – Virtual Retreat

Come join us! My clients LOVE this! Get Stuff done that matters – together! Only available through the Studio monthly membership here. A highly affordable, creativity + practical monthly membership where you get quarterly Get it Done Days! Let’s get stuff done that matters – together!

October

Coming this fall!
New Group Mastermind & Coaching Program
This summer I’m in dialoging with my business about a brand new program. (yes – dialoging with your business is a thing! A very powerful process actually, which you’ll learn in this high level program.). I’m journaling, mind mapping and planning a new mastermind and group coaching program for you for this fall. More to come…think Flow + Healing + Living Your Manifesto!

Want to be on the waitlist to find out more? Sign up here so you will be the first to know about this new program.

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea

Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you! You can check out the retreat here. If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a soul-inspired entrepreneur who laughs out loud as I joyfully create!

More & More my future self is taking the lead!

{Marketing Magic} Giving Yourself Permission

Welcome to a new week of fresh possibilities!

Are you in back to school mode yet? Or are you still savoring the sultry summer? (or if you’re on the other side of the equator, are you enjoying winter?!)

No matter what your rhythm is in your life…I bet you are starting to think about your plans coming up for your business.

My question this week is to think about who you are becoming and where you are holding yourself back? What permission do you need to give yourself to let yourself become who you are meant to be?

See my article below for more thoughts and inquiries…AND for your very own Permission Slip!

This is one of the most powerful exercise you can do for your business expansion right now.

This is also the week for my big move. Giving myself big permission to nourish myself during this time.

More to share….stay tuned!

For more inspiration check out my new YouTube Channel where I’m sharing easy, natural ways to use this funky summer energy to pay attention to your business so you’ll be ready for the expansion that’s ready to come your way this fall!

I also want to let you know that I have ONE spot which has opened up for the Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea this October. If you are looking for a soul-elixir for your business – this is for you! See below…for more details. I’m sure this one spot will go quick! Reach out so we can talk about it!

Wishing you a week filled with big flow, easy expansion, and actions aligned with your soul!


Give Yourself Permission

Where are you holding back right now?

In your business…are you kinda sharing your voice? Are you kinda stepping into the leadership of your mission and passion?

Take a moment to connect with your Future Self – the YOU – you are becoming.

Notice where you are holding yourself back. (Look for clues in your heart, throat and gut…are they closed or clenched. Are they feeling sad and yearning to express?)

Where could you step into your voice and leadership more fully?

Where in your business or your life could you be more brave?

What do you need to let go of to be more of your true, authentic self?

And, this is a big one…Where in your life are you holding your joy at bay? Keeping that “enjoyment of your joy” small…for fear you’ll be judged, or your exuberance will be stomped on?

What would happen if you gave yourself permission?

I’m getting ready to embrace my dream of moving back to the ocean this week. Early last week I realized I was holding back my excitement, my joy, my dream of possibilities for fear something or someone would squash it.

And that reality won’t be as great as my dream. For fear of being disappointed.

Fear of being disappointed is a big one. The crazy thing is…when you hold back your joy you are more likely to create the very thing you’re afraid of. Holding back your excitement and enthusiasm…means you dim your light.

With your dimmed light you get back an equal vibration…of low level light, energy and power.

You create the very thing you are afraid of.

So, why not give yourself permission to show up fully, powerfully and practice being that YOU!

This week, I’m full on embracing living fully in my flourishing dream and trusting that the universe has my back.

My Future Self has given me permission to trust the Universal Abundance Current and to live from that belief, which means I’ll be curious, laughing a lot, letting go of struggle, and trusting good things are coming my way!

What about you?

What permission does your Future Self want to give you so you can show up more fully, more powerfully, and more authentically?

I have a special free gift for you – download your very own Permission Slip here!

I’d love to see your Permission Slip – if you dare to share! You can share in the Joyful Business Facebook group over here.


One spot just for YOU!

The Creative Business Retreat – is it for you?

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you!

You can check out the retreat here.

If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

August

August 10 – 13
Laura’s Next Chapter – Big Move to the Ocean!

August 23
Coming soon…New product you’re going to love!
Get your positive vibes on! A little tease….but something really good is coming your way soon! Introducing a new product that you’re going to love! It’s perfect for calling in your Future YOU and living it right now. More to come soon….

September

Wednesday, September 1
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Dare to be Seen – Naturally increasing your capacity to be seen and found as a highly success expert in your field!

Join us for this hands on workshop filled with ideas for increasing your visibility AND how to expand your capacity to be willing to be seen as an expert in your field. Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

Friday, September 10
Joyful Business Studio: Get Stuff Done That Matters – Virtual Retreat

Come join us! My clients LOVE this! Get Stuff done that matters – together! Only available through the Studio monthly membership here. A highly affordable, creativity + practical monthly membership where you get quarterly Get it Done Days! Let’s get stuff done that matters – together!

October

Coming this fall!
New Group Mastermind & Coaching Program
This summer I’m in dialoging with my business about a brand new program. (yes – dialoging with your business is a thing! A very powerful process actually, which you’ll learn in this high level program.). I’m journaling, mind mapping and planning a new mastermind and group coaching program for you for this fall. More to come…think Flow + Healing + Living Your Manifesto!

Want to be on the waitlist to find out more? Sign up here so you will be the first to know about this new program.

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea

Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you! You can check out the retreat here. If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a soul-inspired entrepreneur who laughs out loud as I joyfully create!

More & More my future self is taking the lead!

{Marketing Magic} Don’t die with your Passion Project still in you

Welcome to a fresh new week of possibilities!

I’ve been having fun taking pictures of all the gorgeous daylilies that are blooming in my dad’s yard this summer. It’s a great way to me to savor beauty, see nature anew and appreciate my dad’s passion projects.

Whenever I slow down and savor…I’m always amazed at how much opens up for me. My logical mind says…sit your butt down and write! My soul knows that it’s when I walk in nature, or take time to take pictures of the gorgeous day lilies or sit on the deck and dream…that I tap into the magic and wonder of ideas, clarity and soul whispers.

I hope you take some time (give yourself permission!) to play, dream, savor and create this summer!

Be sure to check out the calendar of events below. There are some workshops coming in the Joyful Business Studio that will really WOW and support your business expansion!

Wishing you a week filled with big flow, easy expansion, and actions aligned with your soul!


Don’t Die with your Passion Project still in you

Your Passion Project Matters

Every evening this week, I’ve been snuggled in my bed reading “The Missing Sister.” It’s the long awaited 7th and promised final in a book series by Lucinda Riley.

The fictional series centers around six sisters who were adopted by a loving, very wealthy, and mysterious man. They grew up in a beautiful loving place on a lake in Geneva, Switzerland. After the father mysteriously passes away, each sister was given the coordinates of the various places where he found them as babies. Each book is about a sister who goes to her homeland to figure out her parents and their history and there’s always there’s always the historical backstory of their journey in their part of the world (Australia, Scotland, Brazil, Ireland, etc.)

There’s also a through-line of the Greek mythology around the Seven Sisters, the Pleiades. Their father often referred to the idea that there is a missing seventh sister.

Over the last eight years I’ve been eagerly awaiting the story of the next sister building up to this promised 7th sister book where I’ll find out not only who the missing sister is but also who is the man behind the father and why did he adopt these particular girls from places around the world.

As I got closer to the end of the 7th book last week, (around 2am because I couldn’t wait!) I started realizing that there were only 30 pages left and there was no way that the whole story was going to be wrapped up.

Sure enough, I learned about the now found seventh sister but not about Pa Salt. (what they called their father)

At the end there was a note from the author where she shared how she knows she promised all would be revealed in this book but that she couldn’t possibly fit both stories in so there would indeed be an 8th book. She said she has been carrying this story of the father’s journey around with her for 8 years and she was looking forward to being able to share it fully. The next (and last) in the series will in August of 2022.

I was emotionally involved with these stories. I’ve been traveling around the world with them as their stories unfolded. I’ve suggested the Seven Sister series to friends who are looking for novel recommendations.

I was feeling disappointed by the non-ending (I want to know the deal with the dad!) and I was thinking…ok, I’ll wait over a year for the final story. I can be patient, grudgingly. And at least it doesn’t end and there will be another book.

Then…

I saw a link to the author’s website.

I was curious (why at 2am on a work night…?).

I went to her site and received a jolt…there was a note on the front page from Lucinda’s family (the author) that she had died just this week.

I was in shock.

I felt sad that this wonderful storyteller was no longer with us. I also felt grief that she may have died with this story inside her.

I felt robbed. She was only 55. Apparently, she struggled with cancer for the last four years. It wasn’t fair.

I was surprised at my depth of grief.

As I looked at her website and later her social media feeds, I could see how she impacted millions of people around the world with her stories and they too were grieving.

Of course, there was lots of speculation about the last story. Did she outline it? Will one of her adult children carry on for her? Her books are in some sort of production with a Hollywood collaboration. Who knows?

What I have been really present to since this series of surprises have unfolded is about how the time is now to take a step toward your Passion Project.

You never know what will happen tomorrow.

You never know who it will impact.

Don’t wait. Start today.

You never know where it will take you. You don’t know if you’ll finish it. You may impact one person’s life and it changes everything. Or you may impact millions. Or, it may be the ripple effect of impacting one person’s life and they go on to impact millions.

It doesn’t really matter. What matters is that you create projects that move you.

Take that first step today.

RIP: Lucinda Riley, my heart goes out to you and your family. Know that your stories of these strong, amazing women made a difference in my life.


Are you ready to work with a business coach…who isn’t like any other business coach around?

I’ve said YES to a big rebranding for my website and message.

My web designer wanted to see examples of similar types of coaches to me. I asked my private clients if they would share examples of other coaches who were doing similar work that I do with them. I wanted to be inspired!

What happened?

Crickets…

Finally one of my clients replied: Ha! The whole reason I hired you is because you aren’t like other business coaches!

Isn’t it time to let go of the internal pressure of hustling, grinding and trying to fit into someone else’s idea of what you SHOULD be doing to be successful.

Instead, imagine owning your own beautiful brilliance magic and being in total alignment of your energy, power and focus so that you are wide open to the field of possibilities.

As one client says…I’ve done a total 180! I love sharing my message now and find marketing is actually fun and rewarding!

Imagine your business where flow is a daily way of life rather than feeling that internal pressure to constantly be hustling for results.

From this place you are so much more potent and so much more is possible for you and your business…with ease and joy!

This is what’s possible when you clear your blocks and limiting beliefs…you create with the Universal Abundance Current supporting you. I know…that sounds pretty woo. Actually, it’s full on woo-woo! But it’s true and surprisingly practical. It’s what makes the practical stick.

If this sounds intriguing, let’s talk about you, your business and liberating your power, your creativity and your success! Just reply to this email and I’ll send you over a calendar link for us to talk.


Client Love: Justine Williams, communications director and leadership coach

When I started working with Laura, a part of me was secretly hoping she’d say I could build my business with referrals only, and that marketing myself was not a necessity! As a communications director and leadership coach, I was used to helping others shine; Laura helped me to see that expanding my own business required ME to step up in a different way.

Laura’s warm, creative approach allowed me to TRUST in the PROCESS. I’m now showing up in my business excited about “being found” and choosing to be visible! This powerful MINDSET shift has been amazing to me. As a result I’m bringing my creativity to the table and it’s been freeing and, well, surprisingly fun!

What also surprised me was how Laura blends her creative brilliance with her workshops and coaching. It simply, works. I had new aha’s about my own business vision and leadership as well as enriching connections with others. Oh, and on that note, the community that Laura attracts makes the work infectious!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

July

Wednesday, July 7
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Let’s Shift those Limiting Money Beliefs!

Join me as I take you on a deep dive healing journey of shifting your limiting beliefs around money, wealth and moving the needle for how much you will allow yourself to receive! Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

August

Wednesday, August 4
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Let’s Create your Content Strategy to Attract Your Best Clients Ever!

This month in the Joyful Business Studio we’ll dive into your Best Client Ever (BCE) and create a content plan designed to attract them to you and your business programs! Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

August 10 – 13
Laura’s Next Chapter – Big Move to the Ocean!

September

Wednesday, September 1
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Dare to be Seen – Naturally increasing your capacity to be seen and found as a highly success expert in your field!

Join us for this hands on workshop filled with ideas for increasing your visibility AND how to expand your capacity to be willing to be seen as an expert in your field. Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

Friday, September 10
Joyful Business Studio: Get Stuff Done That Matters – Virtual Retreat

Come join us! My clients LOVE this! Get Stuff done that matters – together! Only available through the Studio monthly membership here. A highly affordable, creativity + practical monthly membership where you get quarterly Get it Done Days! Let’s get stuff done that matters – together!

October

Coming this fall!
New Group Mastermind & Coaching Program
This summer I’m in dialoging with my business about a brand new program. (yes – dialoging with your business is a thing! A very powerful process actually, which you’ll learn in this high level program.). I’m journaling, mind mapping and planning a new mastermind and group coaching program for you for this fall. More to come…think Flow + Healing + Living Your Manifesto!

Want to be on the waitlist to find out more? Sign up here so you will be the first to know about this new program.

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea 
– We are FULL – Want to get on the waitlist?
Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! We are all filled Up for this experience! You can add your name to the waitlist for the next retreat here.


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

More and more I am standing in my power and sharing my message proudly and magnetically!