Personal Mission Statement:
“To Love People To Greatness and Serve God In All I Do”
Laura Friedman is the owner and founder of Power Coaching, a coaching, speaking, and training business located in North Texas and serving clients globally. It is centered on programs and services that empower people in their life, family, business, career, and community. She is also the founder of numerous other business. Please visit www.HeartLAF.com to find out more information.
Laura has been in professional coaching and leadership training & development for over 20 years. Laura started at Landmark Education in 1993. While there, she traveled nationwide and coached or led courses to thousands of people. She was a Head Coach and/or Classroom Leader for their primary leadership program, working with people on a group as well as individual level. She was also a Seminar Leader, leading large seminars of up to 150 people.
Laura is a graduate of Coach University, being one of the first to enroll in their program in 1995. Her professional coaching practice has included business professionals, corporate executives, and entrepreneurs.
Laura has coached and trained thousands of people to achieve challenging goals and dreams without compromising quality of life. She has experience in one-on-one coaching, group coaching, corporate coaching, as well as city-wide and regional 6-month rigorous leadership training programs and 4-month seminars.
Laura has a direct approach when working with people, coaching from Tom Landry’s philosophy: “A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.”
Laura’s view of the people she works with is based on Michelangelo and the Statue of David. The statue originated from a piece of stone that several sculptors tried to work with and couldn’t. Michelangelo took the stone and sculpted the Statue of David. He stated afterward:
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
For Laura, every person has a “David” inside them and it is the coach’s task to help the person discover it for themselves and chip away the parts that aren’t David.
Laura’s Faith in God is a critical part of her coaching. While Laura does not wear her faith on her sleeve and does not force her faith on others, she understands that setting and achieving challenging goals and dreams requires a commitment to something beyond the individual. After nearly 2 decades of coaching, she has discovered that achieving and sustaining success without burning yourself out requires a God-centered purpose.
Laura is a single mother, raising her two children in North Texas for the past 9 years. Laura understands hard work, personal growth, taking risks, struggling, failing, persevering and succeeding. She has a strong faith which guides her in life and business.
Laura is available to speak on a variety of topics:
Leadership-centered – leadership, producing results, taking risks, setting & fulfilling goals, bringing out the best in others or yourself, character, integrity, being known, attraction, commitment, relationships, being vs. doing, effectiveness, power, and more
Technology-centered – leveraging technology to produce results; the good, the bad and the ugly of social media; the truth about SEO; choosing the right web designer; computer/internet security; internet privacy; website security; mobile marketing; using smart phones to manage life and business; backup solutions; and more
entrepreneur, business owner, corporate career, professional coach, technology professional, speaker, trainer, coach, woman business owner, advocate, successful single mother