“Just a few months ago, I was in a huge point of transition –– I felt lackluster about my work, had difficulty getting in touch with my feelings and just wasn’t sure what to do next. Having never worked with a coach before, I had no idea what to expect.

With such simple questions, you managed to bring me to new levels of awareness, session after session! You always got me thinking about things that I’d otherwise overlook or avoid. It’s a unique skill that’s one of your key strengths. 

I now feel like I have a fresh start in my job, my personal relationships…really in all areas. I just wanted to say thanks for making me a better person, and I look forward to working with you again in the future!”

 — Executive, Indianapolis, IN

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“Laurie, you really are a master of your craft –– I am SO blown away by where you can lead me in the span of an hour!

From the beginning, you openly acknowledged that you would push me and explained why. While I didn’t have a whole host of specific things going wrong, some core issues kept rearing their heads in different manners.

You always did an amazing job of tying previous issues into newer sessions and challenging the old stories I’d built about myself –– all without judgment. You also have a way of disagreeing that is completely non-threatening. I ALWAYS felt challenged, seen and understood!

I now have a renewed sense of energy, hope and self-trust. THANK YOU!” 

— Organizational development consultant, Seattle, WA

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“I contacted Laurie because I needed help figuring out how to set fees for a consulting project. I anticipated a quick, direct answer to my question.  Instead, she offered a multi-layered response that included concrete information, a big picture perspective, and a way to begin thinking about what choices would work best for me.

After just one session, I knew how to take the next step with my project. The following day, I had a teleconference scheduled with my company and I knew exactly what questions I needed to ask. I started a proposal and feel confident in moving forward.

Our conversation really helped me understand the difference in approach between therapy and OD work.  Besides all the helpful information Laurie gave me (and the books I will read), shifting into an OD mindset is critical to approaching my project professionally and effectively.

One thing Laurie did particularly well was answer all of my questions thoroughly. I left with all the information I needed to gather and more. Going forward from here I am feeling confident and curious.

If I were to describe my work with Laurie in a single word it would be: inspiring.”

 — Psychotherapist, Seattle, WA

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“I contacted Laurie because I was in search of a coach to guide and support me as I build my business. What was most helpful about our session was the positive reinforcement that I‘m clear, aware, and headed in the right direction.              

I enjoyed the way Laurie addressed my “issues” from different angles.  The shift in perspective helped me to see that these really aren’t “issues” at all but human hurdles that we all encounter.

After our session, I felt not only validated, but also inspired to return to the creative process. Itrust myself more and am ready to tackle my most uncomfortable project (the screenplay)! And as a result of our work, I am continuing to create routines and rituals that help me to stay on track and focused.”

— Michelle DeSpain, Account Executive & Sales/educational consultant, Publishing Industry, Phoenix, AZ

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“Stuck. That is where I was in my effort to move forward with my new business. I was so caught up in what to do next that I was paralyzed. I needed some help, someone to reel me back in so I could see both the forest and the trees.

Laurie compassionately listened to my challenges and fears. She asked me questions that simultaneously cut right to the crux of the issue and opened up my field of view. I felt heard, helped, and mobile again. Laurie got me back on track and inspired me to keep going.

A few weeks later I am still buzzing from our session! I have already acted on several of the things we discussed. I am so excited to see where these ideas and connections take me!

Thanks to Laurie’s help, my business is further along and I have a lot more energy for the journey.” 

— Emerging small business owner, Seattle, WA

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“Laurie knew when to support me, and when to challenge me. She knew when to let me wander, and when to give me direction. As our sessions progressed, my robotic way of doing gave way to a playful way of being. I now feel a greater sense of fun, freedom and confidence in all areas of my life!

I broke through my perfectionist tendencies, and realized it’s OK to make choices without knowing the outcomes. And let me tell you, movement feels SO much better than standing still!

As a coach, Laurie is proactive, professional and razor sharp. I whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone who’s ready to dive in and do the work.” 

— Full-time mom-in-transition, Seattle, WA

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“I was so lucky to be her client. Laurie‘s energy provides fuel for two for the journey. In Hungarian is said that the pepper is small but strong. The spicy flavour of the strong pepper combined with enthusiasm and trust to the process and the client creates the field of force for safe work.

Her genuine curiosity, kindness, empathy and logical mapping of the issue guided me through the thicket of fears.

In the end I found myself having a breakthough, got clarity and leaving the session with an action plan, which was proven since then a brilliant solution. That is true, that not every session leads to such a breakthrough. But what is more true, that only with the guidance of a talented coach, like Laurie, might happen this kind of miracle.”

– Anna Drosztmer, M.Sc., M.A., The Park Ltd., Budapest, Hungary

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“I was feeling stalled and frustrated around some changes I wanted to make in my business. I found Laurie online and was struck by her gentle presence, which was confirmed when we spoke on the phone. There were a lot of layers to go through, but Laurie patiently helped me peel them back.

After just one session with Laurie, I’m now more aware of my thought patterns and am taking concrete steps to set goals and hold myself accountable.” 

— Metal artist, Brooklyn, New York

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“WHAT A FABULOUS EXPERIENCE! Laurie’s questions were very evocative, and forced me to look at my dreams and personal definition of success in ways I hadn’t before. The session definitely gave me more clarity about what I want to do, forced me to dig deep and learn how big my dream really is, and reinforced that I can do this. If you were thinking about having a session with Laurie, I say GO FOR IT! ♥”

 — Attorney and mom with big dreams, Wilmington, Delaware

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“Laurie has a gift for asking questions that expand one’s thinking. Her questions and reflections demonstrate her capacity for deep, focused attention. I always felt heard when I worked with Laurie, and often her reflections helped me remember strengths and resources that I’d forgotten I have.

Laurie brings fascination and curiosity about whatever is arising in the moment. Her respect and regard for my process helped me better trust myself and the transformation I was experiencing.”

— Writing teacher, Seattle, WA

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“Laurie is an amazing combination of cognitive brilliance and emotional intelligence. She is incredibly thorough in pursuing knowledge of the theories, models, and concepts that support the great work she does. Her warmth and positive approach combined with her attention to task make our work together very productive.”

– Entrepreneur and Career coach, Mercer Island, WA

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“Laurie, I have read so many sites and resources on coaching and adult development but never one that has caused me to write to the author. You write with enthusiasm, passion and deep determination to bring your gifts to others.

I share your love of curiosity and learning having spent 20 years in corporate life where I lost both. Since leaving and setting up my own business both have returned in earnest and yet your words have energised me further. Good luck in your development.

With all best wishes, Malcolm”

 — Malcolm Hurrell, Director, New Mindsets Ltd, UK

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 “Laurie is an insightful, compassionate coach, with a vast skillset and knowledge base to draw from. I don’t know any other coaches with her particular array of experience: management consultant, lawyer, enneagram teacher, OD consultant… the list is long and impressive. All of this previous experience and understanding is synergistically combined in Laurie. She brings all of herself to every conversation, and her passion for development is evident. I’ve worked with Laurie in several different capacities, and I can’t think of one conversation with Laurie when I haven’t felt supported, challenged, and INSPIRED.”

– Lain Kahlstrom, Senior Associate, Point B, Seattle, WA

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“Laurie Rosenfeld brings compassion, skill and determination to her coaching work. She is dedicated to her client’s growth, development and overall success. Using insightful feedback that blends enthusiastic support and caring challenge Laurie aligns herself towards her clients’ success. She is results focused and knows how to inspire and encourage her clients towards greater levels of personal and professional achievement. I would work with Laurie on any project and consider her counsel invaluable.

– Catherine Johnson, M.A., Former Academic Dean, Leadership Institute of Seattle, Vashon, WA

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“I had the privilege of studying with Laurie during a one year coaching certification program. The program was one of the most powerful learning experiences I have had in part because of the participation of Laurie. Her ability to balance the technical elements of coaching with empathy, insight, and genuine concern provided me with a real-life example that such a balance is possible. She combines support, encouragement and warmth with theory and a focus on results that facilitates growth in a seemingly effortless manner.”

– Patrick Smith, M.A., Cadre Consultant Organizational Psychology, Personnel Decisions International, Saudi Arabia

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“I had the great fortune of attending Fielding Graduate University’s Evidence Based Coaching certificate program with Laurie. Over the course of a year I observed her coaching on several occasions and was coached by her as well. Laurie is an exceptionally gifted coach. She exhibits the highest regard for her clients and knows just when to ask the perfect question. The words that come to mind when I think of Laurie are curious, intentional and emotionally aware. If you engage Laurie as your coach prepare to be transformed!

– Gail Perry, M.S., Director of Human Resources, Arizona Western College, Yuma, AZ

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“I had the honor of studying with Laurie in the EBC program at Fielding. She exemplifies “dancing in the moment” with her clients. Her ability to allow her personality to be fully present while adapting to the tone, energy, and pace of her clients is masterful. In addition to her talent as a coach, Laurie is attuned to the needs of others. She reached out to me intuitively to offer support at a time when I really needed it. Her affirmation, support, and encouragement is a big part of why I was able to complete the program. I hold Laurie in the highest regard.”

– Natalie Trabert, M.A., Principal, KEI Consulting Company, Los Angeles, CA

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“Laurie is one of the brightest, most curious and most generous students I have had the honor to teach. She is thoughtful, and open to learning, wise and just plain smart. She has deep pockets when it comes to having compassion for others. This, combined with her excellent consulting skills and high degree of commitment, makes her an great choice for a consultant assisting clients going through significant change. I could not recommend her more highly.”

— Sherene Zolno, Principal Consultant/Coach at ProAction Associates; Executive Director of The Leading Clinic

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“Laurie is an attentive coach who demonstrates a high level of engagement with her clients. Her questions are well thought out track with the client’s energy. She acknowledges the work her client does in between and in the sessions. I enjoyed our mentor coaching engagements. Laurie was a model student, taking in the feedback and applying the new learnings for the next session.”

– Dian Christian, M.B.A., M.S.O.D., PCC, Mentor-Coach with Fielding Graduate University’s Evidence-Based Coaching Program, Alliance, Ohio