Laurie Crawford, M.S., ACC, CMC
Women's Empowerment Coach
My professional and personal life are grounded by my higher purpose of deepening awareness and serving as a catalyst for personal and global transformation. My vision is to empower one million women to create a future they desire. In pursuing that vision, my focus every day is on providing transformational coaching and learning experiences that inspire women to own their power, make meaningful changes in their lives, and thrive.
My years in the public, private, non-profit and education sectors, as well as my experiences traveling in the U.S. and internationally, have inspired a desire for getting to know people, understanding what they feel passionate about, and hearing what is important to them. What I has found is that no matter the community or country, we are all more alike than we are different, and those similarities and differences are something to enjoy and celebrate.
I am a women’s empowerment coach and emerging leaders coach. I also host the monthly Women Om Wisdom podcast, which gives voice to the powerful wisdom that women - from all walks of life - have to share. The learning from each of our journeys creates threads of connection that help us thrive, both individually and collectively.
Through my coaching business, Laurie Crawford Coaching LLC, I have provided coaching to diverse clients ranging from stay-at-home moms, social workers, artists, and small business owners to healthcare professionals, non-profit directors, educators and government officials.
I am formally trained as a professional coach and hold an Associate Certified Coach credential through the International Coach Federation. I hold a B.S. in Human Resource Management and an M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior.
Associate Certified Coach
Women For Change Coach
M.S. Management & Organizational Behavior
B.S. Human Resource Management
Mom, mimi (grandma), wife, daughter, sister and friend are all names I love to be called. I am mom to Brittany & Meghan, stepmom to Shane, Adam & Abby, mimi to Vayda & Rianna and stepmimi to Madelyn, Camryn, Emersyn and Nial. In 2008, I married Kevin, the love of my life. He makes me laugh, is my strongest supporter and with his extroverted nature, keeps our life exciting!
As I look back, my life has always been interesting and exciting! The year I graduated from high school was life changing in many ways. A few months after graduation, I got married, had a baby, and moved from my hometown of Two Rivers, WI to the Washington, D.C. area. It was scary and exciting and everything in between. Even though there were lots of challenges, there were many more opportunities, and I am grateful for every experience.
I am an introvert. To reenergize, I enjoy quiet and having time to reflect. Yoga and meditation help me to stay centered and I love the way both make me feel. In 2000, because of a health issue, I became a vegetarian and have never looked back. I am always looking for new recipes to make delicious and healthy vegetarian meals.
In 1999, I visited Hawaii (the big island, Kauai and Maui) for my friend Jayne's wedding and was bit by the travel bug. Since then, I have been back to Hawaii twice and have also traveled to the U.K., France, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Portugal, Taiwan, our city's sister city, Kamogawa Japan and of course many states in the U.S. My husband and I have hosted guests in our home from India, Sweden, Italy, Argentina, Japan and China.
I thoroughly enjoy getting to know people, understanding what they feel passionate about and hearing what's important to them. What I have found is that no matter the community or country, we are all more alike than we are different, and our differences are something to enjoy and celebrate.