Hi, I’m Lauren, founder and owner of Coaching to Fulfill Dreams.
In 2012, as the year unfolded leading up to my 40th birthday in December, I experienced what some may call a midlife crisis; however, I believe it was more than that. I felt a deep knowing and a strong midlife confidence that sparked the thought it was time for me to leave the family business after 20 years. I was confused and scared and excited and calm, all at the same time. And, in hindsight, I now realize my desire to leave was born on my very first day.
After bumbling my way through college, my lack of direction after graduation paired with a skewed sense of obligation, led me to settling for the easy path that had been presented to me. The boat yard was a beautiful setting and I actually loved working with my family; yet apathy quietly simmered below the surface for decades. I enjoyed a water view, earned a great salary, reveled in lots of freedom and there were even a few dogs. What I rarely shared with anyone was I had a dark truth – I had settled into a hollow professional life and I felt myself disappearing.
There is a HUGE difference between living your life and tolerating it.
So, I did.
As I shared what was unfolding with a childhood friend, she asked what I wanted to do next. I told her I had no solid plan, but I knew I wanted to inspire and empower people to live the lives they want to live. What she said next was a gift I will be forever grateful for: What about life coaching? My response was, “What the f**k is life coaching?” I truly had never heard the phrase before that moment and the excitement for what was possible began to build.
I started poking around online and after a few clicks and inquiries, what came next brought my true life’s purpose into view. I trained, studied, and earned my professional coaching certifications from the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coaching Federation.
That was over a decade ago, when I went from living life on autopilot to taking control of my life’s direction and living my life for me.
And you can, too.
I joke now that had I known about coaching years ago, I potentially would’ve hired a coach and left a lot sooner. When you choose to partner with a coach, and commit to doing the work, you gain the confidence, clarity and courage to imagine, recognize and believe in what is truly possible. Realizing you do have options the choice becomes yours deciding what to do with them.
I’d love to hear from you, about how you are feeling stuck or fed up, about what you feel is holding you back and getting in your way, personally or professionally.
“I had no idea what coaching was but I was impressed by Lauren’s ability to listen and how open minded and empathetic she is. In the end, coaching really helped me gain clarity on my roadblocks and helped me understand that every little step counts! It’s totally an experience I’d recommend to anyone. That’s the great thing about it – coaching is tailored towards each individual and their unique aspirations.”
“For weeks I’ve been working with Lauren, identifying what I secretly believed to be my limits. What I have joyously learned is that the only limits I have are the ones I place on myself & there is actually no limit to what I am capable of doing. I’m learning how to embrace being uncomfortable, to confidently take actions and to make decisions that positively affect my life purpose. Without fail, every time I finish my session with Lauren, I take a new tool to keep growing. Thank you Lauren!”
"Lauren’s empathy, openness, and confidence in herself, and others, are refreshing. Guiding me through self-reflection and seeing things from various perspectives, was so rewarding. Lauren provides a platform for you to be yourself and she leads you to discover inner thoughts/fears that may not have been in the forefront."
"“Lauren is an exceptional Life Coach because she is an exceptional human being. Her intuitive nature allows her to see the true potential in her clients – even before they do! This is what Lauren has done for me, and the strategies that she has taught me have helped in just about every facet of my life! I can’t recommend Lauren Lemieux enough. She literally changes lives for the better!”"
"Lauren is born to be a life coach – this is her calling. She works in a professional, approachable, organic way that feels comfortable, yet productive. Lauren’s innate ability helps you identify your Raison D’Etre; to look at your dreams and have them come to life in a concrete, tangible way; realize your goals and find the means to achieve them; identify your fears and realize the tools to overcome them are already a part of you."
“Having a Coach like Lauren gives you the ability to look at aspects of your life from all different angles, some you knew were there and some that were hiding and others that you never saw coming. The magic in her coaching is drawing out those angles and giving you the confidence to know you are on your right path. Thanks Lauren!”
"Her words of wisdom gave me the right push at the right moment to make difficult decisions with my practice. I highly recommend life coaching to individuals who feel stuck or stale in their career or with life in general. I will always be grateful for having met Coach Lauren and the huge impact she has made in my life."
Yours in health,
DC, DACBSP®, MS
I was fortunate to have some coaching sessions a few years ago, but it was not anywhere near as good as this engagement. Your ability to quickly identify behaviors, share your experiences and just listen and guide was amazing. I truly am forever grateful. Coaching has allowed me to understand and question things that I may not have been able to see and allowed me to open up to consider other options. I am more open to opportunities I may not have considered before. Your mix of warmth, personality and added humor was so helpful throughout this process.