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Laura Russell

Your (Un)Self-Help Life Coach: I help you start integrating the right sh*t from all the things you've been collecting on your search for happiness


About Laura

I’m the life coach who doesn’t pretend to have her shit together. If you were to ask my clients, they’d tell you I’m a soft and safe place to land, and that you can always expect me to be open, honest, and 100% real (even when life totally sucks or things feel uncomfortable). My approach when working with clients is to find the unique methods and modalities that will create massive and transformational results. Don’t expect to see the same framework as someone else on my client roster—instead, we’ll collaborate and find the best solution for you, the answers you’re seeking, and your specific goals.

As far as my coaching style goes, I’m a little woo and a little “let’s get shit done.” We’ll use a science, strategy, and psychology-based approach while also tapping into your intuition, to make sure that you are always connected back into your self. I will always be here to cheer you on and support you, but will also hold you accountable to the goal’s you’ve set, too. We might be a good fit to work together if you’re the type of person where a little tough love goes a long way. I’ll make sure that you’re actively pursuing your goals and staying true to this new version of you, even if you’re not sure how to do it yet.

Wanna know a little more about my story? Keep reading.

I was the living picture of the good girl growing up: I made straight A’s, was the valedictorian and in church every time the doors were open. I also wasn’t the type to get grounded, and I don’t think I ever spent a day in detention. But no matter how hard I tried to keep up the “good girl” act, I always felt like some part of me was missing, that I could never quite put my finger on.

You see…I wasn’t just a good girl. I was also a perfectionist, people-pleaser, and was always seeking approval for my choices—and let’s not forget the daddy issues. Eventually, all my good grades and accolades would earn me was years adapting to unplanned single parenthood and lots of messy relationships that left me feeling even more empty. At one point, I’d felt like I’d lost every single side of myself and that I couldn’t be trusted to make my own decisions. It didn’t matter how hard I tried, I always chose wrong.

As I grew into motherhood, I realized that my kids kept me grounded, and I didn’t feel like I had to keep up with anyone else. I could just focus on being a good mom. Knowing that kept me out of trouble for years, but it also had me chasing stability in relationships in pretty much any way that I could find it. But the more that I tried to find acceptance in everyone else, the more I realized that I was just trying to fill a huge void that I still felt inside of myself. After years of settling on jobs that gave me safety and security but weren’t all that fulfilling, I knew I needed to make a change (and fast).

At the time, I had started to doubt my purpose. Was my only contribution to the world my 2.5 kids and a corporate job that’d labeled me “high potential”? And would I only be recognized when I kept up my perfectionism and people-pleasing in the process? I knew there had to be a way for me to own exactly who I was, and finally feel content.

That’s when I hired my first coach. In working together, I discovered this newer—dare I say rebellious—version of myself that was finally ready to see the light. I’d eventually discover my passion, my purpose, and my truest sense of self, without feeling like I had to perform or be someone I’m not, just to earn praise or be accepted by someone else.

Oh…and my purpose? It’s helping women like you finally come home to yourself, so you can drop the act and own who you are and who you want to become. So you can finally find your version of happiness and live it, even if life gets messy, hard, or a little outside of the lines.

  • Arkansas, United States
  • Courageous Living Coaching Certification
  • Lumia Certified Coach
Who I Help
  • corporate millenials
  • entrepreneurs
  • freedom-seekers
  • Women