My name is Lauren. Life 101 is a labor of love that evolved from my professional and personal experiences. All that I have been able to achieve would never have been predicted by anyone; I am the former CEO of a private postsecondary college, a licensed court reporter, realtor, and an entrepreneur with a huge passion for sharing my wisdom with others.
From the Beginning
I am the youngest of 6 children, and my family grew up pretty dang poor. Yes, I am another one of those people who beat the odds and achieved success in spite of some pretty severe obstacles. If my high school had presented an award for “Least Likely to NOT Achieve”, I would have gotten that award hands down. This is why I am so passionate about helping others, and especially the “underdog”. I have been on my own since I was 15 years old, and I can assure you, I now live a life full of amazing blessings, and a life most people would love to live themselves.
And Now …
I am the mother of 3 amazing children. My youngest and oldest are 20 years apart, so I’ve been doing this mom thing forever! I have observed firsthand how life skills, wisdom, and adulting preparedness have not been included in traditional education over and over again. This is why I am so passionate about Life 101 filling in the missing pieces.
I have had the privilege of sharing my “secrets of success” numerous times over the years. While speaking with so many different individuals, I’ve relived the same story so many times. They, just like me, launched into adulthood without being prepared. They, just like me, did not have the tools nor the wisdom to lead the way. And they, just like me, couldn’t understand why in the heck they were not taught such important life lessons.
Although I have achieved success in so many aspects of my life, I consider Life 101 my ultimate achievement. I, 100%, believe in its power to significantly change lives.
The fulfillment of helping others by sharing my journey and my wisdom is second to none!