As a podcaster, photographer, and powerful storyteller, Laura Tucker wants you to connect with your inner wisdom and create meaningful impact.
Laura Tucker is a visionary leader with 20+ years of experience in education, corporate and entrepreneurial environments.
Laura Tucker began her career as a high school teacher, leaving for the private sector as a trainer, then sales professional, before starting her consulting company in 2002. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology (BSc) and Education (BEd).
Laura has founded multiple businesses and brands. As a consultant and leadership coach, she has supported hundreds of entrepreneurs and business leaders to become more self aware and get out of their own way so they lead more intuitively.
At the heart of everything – creativity and self expression
A creative at heart, Laura studied photography at night while founding her first business. She moved from Toronto, Ontario, to Kelowna,British Columbia for ready access to nature and outdoor photography.
In 2008, at the height of the Great Recession, Laura was searching for new ways to support herself and her consulting clients. She became involved in the self help industry, first as a client, then as a coach. While there were benefits, her path took a tragic turn. On October 8, 2009, Laura was in the fatal sweat lodge run by James Arthur Ray. Three fellow workshop participants lost their lives, and dozens more were injured.
Empowering and still educating
As a survivor of the sweat lodge, Laura shares her story and its lessons to educate and empower others to navigate the self help and personal transformation industry safely.
She has appeared in the feature length documentary Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray, CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, William Shatner’s The UnXplained, and the Wondery podcast Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment.
In 2017 Laura created Free Your Inner Guru®, a podcast for ethical leaders and discerning seekers.
Today, Laura Tucker photographs and writes for her Pictures + Words blog, produces and hosts the Free Your Inner Guru® Podcast and Leadership Community, a guru-free community and platform for discerning seekers.