About Laura Tucker
Laura Tucker is a leadership coach, transformational speaker and the host of the Free Your Inner Guru Podcast
Laura has taught, inspired and empowered others throughout her career. As a primary and secondary school teacher with the Toronto District School Board, she spent 7 years stimulating the inquisitive minds of children and teenagers - before leaving to pursue a high-level career in the corporate sphere. Very quickly, she rose to the top of her industry as an award-winning sales-achieving powerhouse in the automotive & technology sector. From there, she catapulted into the world of management consulting and guided several multi-million dollar businesses -- even through the arduous recession of 2008-2009 – while also launching, building and selling a successful bricks and mortar business of her own.
Success meets spirituality
Laura began to integrate spiritual and personal development principles into her business coaching about a decade ago. It was the beginning of what would become The Great Recession. With the economy in a volatile and unpredictable state, Laura decided she needed to add more tools to her coaching toolbox.
She enhanced her teaching skills, sales savvy and real-world business acumen with a solid grounding in spiritual practices and the latest business & life coaching methodologies.
Since that time she has helped dozens of business owners and conscious entrepreneurs synergize their personal and business goals – and become more mindful leaders in the process. Through enlightened coaching practices like environmental design, in-depth analysis and leadership mentoring, Laura has helped her many clients embrace their core values and carve out an empowered, conscious and meaningful path to lasting success.
- BSc, Psychology, University of Toronto
- BEd, York University
- Coachville Centre for Coaching Mastery 2008-9, 2014-15
- Coaching Skills and Ethics
- Play Two Win Method™
- Environmental Design/World Power Method ™
- Inner Freedom Method™
Industries Laura has supported
- Health and wellness
- Arts, film & photography
- Digital marketing & advertising
- Architecture & construction
- Applied trades
- Direct sales
Dear Conscious Leader,
From the day I was born, I was blessed with a loud, clear voice. As a child, I used it the way most children do – to get what I want..
“Abra cadabra!” I created as I spoke. I manifested my desires. I did not know there was a method to my magic. In other words, I was unconscious.
It would take me years -- and a devastating brush with a tragic event -- to bring that natural voice into maturity, power and consciousness. Let me tell you my story:
The Secret, Silence – and the Sweat Lodge Tragedy
In 2008, with a successful consulting business serving the automotive industry and in the throes of the Great Recession, I embarked on a journey that would change my life forever.
This was the age of The Secret and the Law of Attraction. The movie, book – and self help movement - that caught on like wildfire in the barren financial conditions.
Searching for a new way to support my clients, I studied The Secret. Like many, I embarked on a personal growth journey under the leadership of one of The Secret stars: James Arthur Ray.
It was on October 8, 2009 at James Ray’s infamous ‘Sweat Lodge’ that I had a front row seat to tragedy. Three of my peers – Kirby Brown, James Shore, and Liz Neuman – died as a result of the events that day.
I was overcome by grief. Shaken to the core by the horrible outcome of what was supposed to be a transporting experience. But even more – I was overwhelmed by guilt because I intuitively sensed something was going wrong – and felt I did not do enough to stop it.
I raised my voice out of concern for Liz Neuman’s well-being. But then I deferred to the leader's opinion – and said no more. Liz lost consciousness in the sweat lodge, never to be regained. She died in the hospital 8 days later.
Why did I not speak out again? Why did I not honour my values? Why did I squash my inner voice in deference to someone else’s opinion?
Everything I thought I knew about myself was called into question. What followed was a very difficult struggle, as I shrank under the weight of guilt, shame, and my self-assigned burden of responsibility.
Re-claiming My Voice - and Coaching Practice
My voice got quiet. My intuition disappeared. I felt alone and disconnected. On the outside, I was a “successful” owner of two businesses, new wife and stepmom, doing my best in each of my roles. But on the inside, I was plagued by self-recriminating thoughts.
My journey back to wholeness began in 2015 when I decided to trust myself again and agreed to participate in the documentary Enlighten Us.
It was through Enlighten Us that the real healing began. Every time I used my voice to speak my truth and answer difficult questions, it grew stronger and stronger.
Going forward, I made it my mission to share my experience and stand as a beacon of best practices and responsible leadership. Self help should never do harm – and must be conducted in a safe and empowering way.
Today, I use my abilities to coach conscious leaders. I support them by aligning every aspect of their life and business with their goals and values – and ensure their desire to make a difference is not overshadowed by hubris -- the dark side of pride that dwells within us all.
My mission is to bring mindful leaders out from behind the scenes -- and fully into the light. We must each claim our voice - our inner guru - and use it. Loud, clear and decisive, that voice is in you, as it is in all of us.
I look forward to sharing some of my wisdom, and helping you find, nurture and strengthen your voice. Imagine if together we could raise our resounding voices in unison to save a life, move a mountain -- and make the world a better and more joyous place?
Won’t you join me on this path to ultimate fulfillment?