Boss Mom of the Week: Lauren Copeland
I’m Lauren! A Life & Clarity Coach for the woman who has tried it all, but still feels like someone keeps stamping a big fat FAIL on her daily life report card. I help women get out of their own way, so that they can actually reach their goals, make what matters happen (without going crazy) and have the confidence to see things through! I am passionate about helping women discover that even though they’ve read, listened to and tried it all, but nothing ever lasts, they are not broken and do not need to be fixed. When I’m not on coaching calls or creating content, you can find me behind the kitchen counter baking cookies, snuggled up reading with my daughter or watching the latest action flick with my hubby! (We are James Bond Junkies, hence our Corgi’s name ‘Moneypenny’)
Tell us a little bit about your family and your Boss Mom journey.
I’m mom to one dramatic and caring 6 year old daughter (Riley), and wife to an awesomely supportive husband (Patton). We live in the good ole’ Lone Star State (in the middle of nowhere), with our nearest family members between 3.5-6 hours away.
Before my husband and I were married in 2014, I was a single mom who had just graduated college and was launching my own wedding planning business. And that is were my entrepreneurial journey really began, I suppose. For two years after we married, I searched. I loved being a SAHM, volunteering and hosting a food blog, but something was missing. It was not until February of 2016 that I started getting (big) nudges towards coaching. I researched, laughed, cried, almost passed out from fear (not really, but you know what I mean) and finally stepped out in faith to begin Life Coach training with the Coaches Training Institute. And of course the rest is history!
What are some of your favorite go to meals when time is tight and dinner MUST get on the table?
Oh man! Did I mention that I LOVE to cook? One of my new favorite meals is is a copy cat recipe of PF Changs chicken lettuce wraps. It’s super fast and so delicious!
I’m also a lover of good old bad for you, hot dogs. All beef, of course. We have those on Wednesday nights (church night), often. Along with baked sweet potato fries from the freezer section 🙂 I might love to cook from scratch, but it isn’t always realistic, right?!
Where do you go for inspiration?
I love to listen to podcasts or just get in to my car and go window shopping for inspiration. Often, just driving and listening spurs new and exciting ideas!
What are you currently reading or listening to (podcasts, books, blogs etc)?
Boss-Mom podcast of course 😛
I also love Tara Gentiles Profit Power Pursuit Podcast.
Currently, I am reading Effective Group Coaching by Jennifer Britton. Which might also give a hint as to what is in my business future!
What are three core values of your business and how do those values relate to your motherhood?
1: Strive to make every client and contact feel like they are coming ‘home’. — As a coach and biz friend, I want to provide a space and atmosphere that allows people to be themselves in a beautiful and vulnerable way. The same goes for my daughter. Although I’m not meant to be her ‘best friend’ all the time, even in the hard times, I want her to feel love, comfort and possibility.
2: Depth: Strive to ask questions that will launch breakthroughs and new discoveries. — In business I refuse to only scratch the surface, and it’s the same way as a mom. When my daughter is excited or upset.. I don’t want to ignore, hide or brush over it. I want to pull out the parts that can help her and spur her on!
3: Experience – I strive to create an ‘experience’ for my clients. — Experience is actually a personal value for me, and it’s something I love to have my daughter a part of as well. Whether it’s in the little details of snuggles and kisses, or planning a special trip to see something new.
What is one piece of business advice that you’d give to a mom just starting out?
Be flexible, but solid. I know, I know. They contradict.
BUT, business life is going to throw you a lot of curve balls, be willing to roll with the punches and those nudges that are leading you to where you should be, but be solid in your vision and priorities enough that you do not let your business run YOU. You’re the boss.
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