Laurie Crawford, M.S., ACC, CMC
Women's Empowerment Coach
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.