Hear what others are saying

Carol Lloyd
Carol Lloyd
Author of Creating a Life Worth Living
Location
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Laura is the real deal! She is the type of personal coach that gives the profession a good name. Laura was the lead teacher of my Creating a Life Worth Living program for 10+ years and worked with countless students on finding their “life worth living.” She brings clarity of vision to every problem and a spirit of enthusiasm to every possibility. When you hire her you are also hiring imagination, optimism, steadfastness and empathy. There are some people who see only what is already there. Laura has the gift of seeing what might be and the skills to help realize those ideas.

Laura is the real deal! She is the sort of coach which gives the profession a good name. She brings clarity of vision to every problem and a spirit of enthusiasm to every possibility.

Anna Lebedeva-Kristiansen
Anna Lebedeva-Kristiansen
MCC, Executive Coach and Trainer with Ericson International
Location
Moscowc, Russia & Oslo, Norway

As an Executive Coach, trainer and an ICF assessor for coaches, I can confidently say that Laura is an inspiring, professional and 110% MCC level coach and mentor. I had the honor of working with Laura as my coach for the ICF Peer Coach Reciprocal program and she was the best fit I have had so far. Laura opened my internal genius and supported me in following the path of my heart. She is very grounded in the ICF Core Competencies and holds the bar high for MCC level coaching engagement. Laura beautifully combines strong goal visioning, awareness building and solution-oriented outcomes. She supported me to truly pay attention to what works in my life and to see where my gifts are. Laura’s coaching is very customized, personal and uplifting while always building towards the future. Laura’s calendar and coaching systems are very clear, professional and organized. It was always easy to communicate and schedule together even though she was in California and I was in Russia or Norway. She bravely asked deep and inspiring questions truly dedicated to me as her client, always willing to commit herself to the co-creation of the results in my life. As a result of our work together I have come to a new vision for my life that I will hold clearly for my future.

As an Executive Coach, trainer and assessor for ICF coach credentials, I can confidently say that Laura is an inspiring, professional and 110% MCC level coach and mentor.

Joanna Beckett
Joanna Beckett
Senior Marketing Manager
Location
New York, NY

I began working with Laura about 10 years ago when I was newly recovered from a serious illness. When I was sick I began to question my career, my lack of wellness practices, my relationship to my body and my overall happiness. Over the past decade, Laura has been instrumental in my envisioning and achieving a more fulfilling, meaningful, and joyful life. Laura helps me see the big picture and then prioritize and focus on what matters most.

With her clarity, support and guidance, I have:

  • Earned my certification as a Professional Co-active Coach
  • Weaved my coaching practice into my existing role and found greater happiness in my career
  • Asserted and advocated for myself both personal and professionally
  • Designed a wellness practice that allows me to take care of myself but is not restrictive
  • Transitioned from illness and inactivity to training for and completing two half-marathons
  • Developed a respect for my body and a new found appreciation for my physical capabilities
  • Currently in the process of relocating to a new city for greater personal happiness

Laura holds me accountable to my dreams and has been my champion every step of the way. I do not believe I would have attained this diversity of accomplishments without her.

Laura helps me see the big picture and then prioritize and focus on what matters most. She holds me accountable to my dreams and has been my champion every step of the way. I do not believe I would have attained this diversity of accomplishments without her.

Kimberly Errigo
Kimberly Errigo
MCC Executive Coach
Location
Santa Cruz, CA

Laura is a delightful coach who champions the soul’s purpose. She is practical as well as inspired, and holds a strong container for transformational work. I highly recommend working with her!

Laura is a delightful coach who champions the soul’s purpose.

Yoav Potash
Yoav Potash
Filmmaker, Writer, and Social Justice Advocate
Location
Berkeley, CA

Taking the Creating a Life Worth Living class with Laura Geduldig helped me to accentuate the parts of my artistic process that were working and reshape the parts that needed strengthening and support. I enjoyed meeting other artists of various types and skill levels and hearing their reactions to my work and process. This class served as an incubator for the early stages of my documentary film “Crime After Crime,” and it helped give me the courage to set my sights on the Sundance Film Festival as the place where I hoped to premiere my film.

Laura Geduldig was influential in my success because she encouraged me not only by saying the things I wanted to hear, but also by kindly but firmly saying a few things that were harder for me to admit. Altogether, the guidance I received helped me stay focused and confident. Eventually, “Crime After Crime” did premiere at Sundance–and the film went on to receive 20 awards as well as a national primetime broadcast, and it created a positive impact in the real world.

My work with Laura Geduldig was influential in my film premiering at the Sun Dance Film Festival. She supported my success by not only saying the things I wanted to hear, but also by kindly but firmly saying a few things that were harder for me to admit. Altogether, the guidance I received helped me stay focused and confident. Eventually, “Crime After Crime” did premiere at Sundance–and the film went on to receive 20 awards as well as a national primetime broadcast, and it created a positive impact in the real world.

Jodie Markell
Jodie Markell
Actor/Writer/Director/Teacher
Location
New York, NY

As my coach, Laura has been a real source of clarity and focus for me for several years. She has helped me navigate many decisions and prioritize what is most important, since I often have a number of different projects on my plate. Through our work together, her understanding of the theater and film industry has been insightful and wise, even though she herself has never worked in the entertainment biz.

She has been extremely helpful in encouraging me to set goals. She also helps me discover fresh ideas about how to approach the inherent challenges in a professional career as an actor, writer, director and teacher. Having Laura’s fresh eyes on the task at hand helps me focus and make the best choices for my career and for my life. Laura is also very good at understanding all kinds of people – and has great ideas about how to communicate with people from various areas of my work and my personal life.

Laura is very resourceful and positive. She is great about speaking up if something does not sound right for my life goals and intentions and she will explore my options with me. Laura has helped me become much more accomplished than I ever would have on my own. Sometimes the tasks at hand seem overwhelming, but after a session with Laura, I am often surprised at how quickly I can get things done and still have extra time to add in more tasks. Just knowing that I have a phone call with Laura a few times a month is always a great motivator for me to get my daily tasks completed.

As my coach, Laura has been a real source of clarity and focus for me for several years. She has helped me navigate many decisions and prioritize what is most important, since I often have a number of different projects on my plate. Having Laura’s fresh eyes on the task at hand helps me focus and make the best choices for my career and for my life.

Emily Shapiro
Emily Shapiro
New York International Children’s Film Festival Co-Founder & Curator of Children's Media
Location
New York, NY

Laura has helped me tremendously at two different career/life junctures. We set specific goals and accomplished them with the outcomes exceeding my expectations. Laura was always there to keep me on track, focused, and motivated. She is smart, warm, and encouraging. I’ve recommended Laura to many friends and really cannot say enough good things about her.

Laura has helped me tremendously at two different career/life junctures. We set specific goals and accomplished them with the outcomes exceeding my expectations.

Kelly Clendenning
Kelly Clendenning
CPCC Dating and Relationship Coach
Location
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

I came to Laura knowing that I wanted to make a change in my career and lifestyle but did not know exactly what that looked like. Before Laura I had tried to make those changes alone but eventually felt as though I was unable to make significant progress towards my goals. As I began to work with Laura, the dream became more tangible and the road more defined.

Laura has a gift for actively listening on a very deep level and being a champion for her clients. She brought my values to the forefront and held me accountable to living in alignment with my beliefs. What a gift! With her guidance, I packed up my previous life, traveled alone through Latin America and Spain for 7 months, and transitioned into my dream career of being a Dating and Relationship Coach!

Laura was my Mentor Coach throughout my training at The Co-Active Training Institute. She supported me every step of the way as I learned the Co-Active model of coaching. After over a year of training culminating with an oral and written exam, I am now a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). I couldn’t have achieved this goal without the mentoring, coaching and business launch support that Laura has provided for me over our years of working together.

It is also important to note that Laura was my champion when life circumstances unexpectedly became very difficult. She reminded me of who I was, what I stood for, and how strong I was. She was a pilar that was rooted firmly in the ground that brought strength, resiliency, and courage. I cannot recommend her enough!

Laura was my Mentor Coach throughout my training at The Co-Active Training Institute. She supported me every step of the way as I learned the Co-Active model of coaching. After over a year of training culminating with an oral and written exam, I am now a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC).

Donna Uchida
Donna Uchida
C-Suite Strategist - The Skyhill Group
Location
Miami, FL

With the support of Laura Geduldig, I am living an intentional life I only imagined in my dreams!

A respected colleague and friend recommended Laura as an effective and results-oriented coach, and I am so appreciative. When I first spoke to Laura, I was facing a life and career quandary. On the one hand, I loved my work with its 24/7 adrenaline high. I loved my boss, the organization and its mission. The flip side was I had worked with great dedication (and results) for my entire career and had placed my relationships with family and friends behind work. Having experienced the death of a parent and seeing people close to me facing health issues, I re-examined my life and wanted to nurture the important relationships that I had taken for granted for most of my career. I wanted a life that had purpose, which meant I had to make a dramatic change. Laura proved to be the perfect coach for my journey.

Throughout our coaching engagement, Laura listened carefully to my hopes and dreams as well as my concerns and obstacles. She helped me identify what was holding me back – and through reinforcing what I shared with her at key points, she kept me honest and true to the life I wanted to live. She pushed when I needed to be encouraged and paused when I needed time to reflect. Most important, when I was ready to jump into my new life, she was on the phone helping me pull the cord and I drifted knowingly into a safe landing with my parachute billowing boldly in the wind.

Life after Laura is more than I dreamed it could be. I am doing work that aligns with my values, while also carving out a life that includes long walks by the ocean with my two big dogs, relaxed time spent with both old and new friends and quality time with family. I am content, happy, healthy and blessed. I guarantee my new life would not have been possible without Laura behind me every step of the way.

Laura’s coaching was instrumental to my success, and I am stronger, directed and more confident because she showed me what is possible. Life is good – and I am engaging Laura once again as my coach so I will stay true to the life I have created.

Laura pushed when I needed to be encouraged and paused when I needed time to reflect. Most important, when I was ready to jump into my new life, she was on the phone helping me pull the cord and I drifted knowingly into a safe landing with my parachute billowing boldly in the wind.

Micha Rosen
Micha Rosen
Rosen Bio Tech Solutions
Location
Tsur Hadassah, Israel

Everything in my life was going nice and smoothly. Wife, kids, job, mortgage… But I felt stuck and bored with everything and everyone in life. I looked around and could see how my boring life will just roll on like everyone else around me. Big yawn. I felt like a robot living in a box, driving to work in a box, working in a box. Everyone was living in a box. No soul, no creativity, no excitement…

About 2 years prior to all this, my wife, Susie Lubell, took a class called “Create a Life Worth Living” with Laura Geduldig, and it completely transformed her life. She quit her well paying marketing job and started an art business selling her watercolor paintings. My wife encouraged me to talk to Coach Laura and that started the ball rolling…

Ultimately my year of coaching made me understand that I needed to uproot my life in California and move back home to Israel. I quit my job, sold our house in Silicon Valley, pulled our kids out of school and moved back home. But more importantly I learned how to “simply notice” my inner thoughts that were sabotaging me. Laura’s coaching put me in touch with how my thoughts influence my emotional state. I began to realize that although I sometimes experience sadness and darker thoughts, I don’t have to be destined to a life of depression. Coaching with Laura helped me explore how to be happy with my life, to make a plan that feels satisfying and remind myself of the tools I can use to create fulfillment in my life.

Laura helped me look at my life and start to think where I want to take it. She enabled me to make some concrete and real changes that set me on a path to achieve my goals in very practical ways: to allow myself to change. I learned that stating my dreams to myself and to the world in a clear and detailed manner is the first and necessary step to making them come true. I am now living in Israel, running my own consulting company, working an amount of hours that allows me breathing room to hike, dance and spend quality time with my kids.

Laura helped me look at my life and start to think where I want to take it. She enabled me to make some concrete and real changes that set me on a path to achieve my goals in very practical ways.

Susie Lubell
Susie Lubell
Artist and Ketubah Designer,
Location
Tsur Hadassah, Israel

During my sessions with Laura I made some financial decisions and changes that would allow me to pursue my true calling, which was to be an artist while also spending more time at home with my small children. We strategized an exit plan from my 9 – 5 job which included building up my artist portfolio and writing a viable business plan to make money from my art work.

As a result, I left my boring job and began selling my work online with the goal to earn $1000 a month. Ten years later I have over $100,000 in annual revenue from my art sales. I’m still available in the afternoons when my kids are home from school. And a few years ago I was able to support our family while my husband Micha, after working with Laura, took time off from his profession to explore his own creative yearnings without the confinement of his conventional job. Working with Laura was one of the best decisions my husband and I ever made. It literally changed everything in our lives.

We strategized an exit plan from my 9 – 5 job which included building up my artist portfolio and writing a viable business plan to make money from my art work. As a result, I left my boring job and began selling my work online with the goal to earn $1000 a month. Ten years later I have over $100,000 in annual revenue from my art sales.

Krista Hiser
Krista Hiser
Nia 1st Degree Black Belt, PhD Professor, Kapi'olani Community College - Center for Sustainability
Location
Honolulu, HI

As a Nia 1st Degree Black Belt myself, I have extensive training in the art of teaching Nia. Laura Geduldig is a uniquely talented Nia teacher that blends classic Nia choreography with her own music and moves to create a magical experience for her students.

Laura is also a skillful Nia Mentor and Coach. Over the past ten years she has supported me in maintaining the energy, focus and clarity that teaching this practice requires.

Laura Geduldig is a uniquely talented Nia teacher that blends classic Nia choreography with her own music and moves to create a magical experience for her students. Laura is also a skillful Nia Mentor and Coach.

Greg Crawford
Greg Crawford
Visual artist, Graphic designer, & Teacher
Location
Oakland, CA

Laura transported me from overwhelm to overcome. Over four short months, Laura’s empathic coaching and support enabled me to step out of my comfort zone to reach my targets, ask for help when needed, and ultimately kick ass — to move cross-country from Kansas City to the San Francisco Bay Area.

We turned my tall to-do list into a tangible real-time schedule. We designed it as precisely as a transit map, so each week of my journey brought me one step closer to my destination. With her life coaching, I achieved my dream goal.

Through phone calls and emails, we bridged the physical and emotional sides of the move. She held me accountable for my actions and found ways to squeeze in a few more tasks each week. This included downsizing, hiring contractors for my house, listing and selling it, as well as preparing myself to uproot and transplant into my next chapter of life.

Laura transported me from overwhelm to overcome. Over four short months, Laura’s empathic coaching and support enabled me to step out of my comfort zone to reach my targets, ask for help when needed, and ultimately kick ass.

Kim Campi
Kim Campi
Freelance Consultant & Grant Writer, and MSW Graduate Student at Fordham University
Location
New York, NY

I can’t say enough good things about Laura. She helped me to get to a place I never thought I would get, graduate school for Social Work at the age of 60! I came to Laura feeling dissatisfied with my lack of a real career after many years of work. I wanted to make changes, to find meaningful work, but felt so overwhelmed and burnt out that I didn’t know how to begin. She helped me to get started and nurtured me through what would become a 2-year exploration of my interests and passions, while doing some serious soul-searching. Along the way were many ups and downs and Laura was there to listen to self-doubts, help me up when I stumbled, and cheer on my successes–even the little tiny baby steps. Her enthusiasm is boundless.

For me, the value of having Laura as my Life Coach was having someone who could guide and support me, while also gently pushing me to be the best I could be. Some weeks I would think I hadn’t done much and was feeling a bit down, but I’d have my sessions with Laura and get re-inspired to get back out there and keep going. I recommended Laura to another friend and she was just as enamored with her as I was.

The qualities I most admire in Laura which make her such an outstanding Life Coach are her positive attitude, her genuine enthusiasm, and her empathy. I know I wouldn’t be where I am now–in graduate school, on my way to a new career as a Social Worker, doing meaningful work that I believe I am more suited for–if not for Laura’s kind, patient, and diligent guidance.

I can’t say enough good things about Laura. She helped me to get to a place I never thought I would get, graduate school for Social Work at the age of 60! The qualities I most admire in Laura which make her such an outstanding Life Coach are her positive attitude, her genuine enthusiasm, and her empathy.

Leah Burkhart
Leah Burkhart
Wellness Coach & Founder of The Healthy Sensitive
Location
Salem, OR

I have been working with Laura Geduldig in building and expanding my private practice as a coach. With Laura’s support and guidance I have solidified my niche as serving Highly Sensitive People and introverts to create healthy and robust lives. Laura has been an inspiration as a successful coach herself, a means of accountability and an absolute gem to work with. She has helped me envision my goals, safely step outside of my comfort zone and increase my level of inner confidence in my talents and offerings. I am thrilled to announce that I am now leading a group course entitled “The Healthy Sensitive: How to thrive in all areas of your life as a Highly Sensitive Person.” Thank you Laura, I couldn’t have gotten here without you.

I have been working with Laura Geduldig in building and expanding my private practice as a coach. Laura has been an inspiration as a successful coach herself, a means of accountability and an absolute gem to work with.

Jessica Glass
Jessica Glass
Field Representative for the US Senate
Location
San Francisco, CA

I came to coaching to help me transition into a new job and married life. It helped me with both of these things, and brought be great insight into my own needs, namely space for creativity and self care. Laura gently guided me into back-filling my very busy, seemingly well-directed, life with substance and support that I really needed.

Laura gently guided me into back-filling my very busy, seemingly well-directed, life with substance and support that I really needed.

Connie Kadansky
Connie Kadansky
MCC Executive Coach
Location
Phoenix, AZ

I got my PCC in 2007. In January 2015 a coach colleague challenged me to get my MCC. No big deal… I thought. Well, after two MCC assessors listened to my coaching, I was stunned at the feedback. One assessor could not disguise her astonishment at my lack of mastery of the ICF Core Competencies. Serendipitously, I found Laura who was gracious and inspired me through her master level coaching and integration of the ICF 11 Core Competencies. I thought to myself, “If Laura can coach masterfully, I can too.” I hired Laura as my Mentor Coach to support me in getting my head and heart in alignment with the core competencies. Laura helped me stay on track with this rigorous process of becoming an MCC level coach. She held the bar high as she evaluated my coaching calls and communicated my areas of growth and learning with clarity. I’m proud to say that I am now an MCC coach! Thank you Laura for supporting me on this journey and being such a pro!

Laura helped me stay on track with this rigorous process of becoming an MCC level coach. She held the bar high as she evaluated my coaching calls and communicated my areas of growth and learning with clarity. I’m proud to say that I am now an MCC coach!

Matt Fratus
Matt Fratus
Former Director CA AIDS Ride
Location
Santa Barbara, CA

Laura Geduldig and I worked together for 5 years at the California AIDS Ride from 1995 – 2000. She was the Associate Director and I was the Director of the San Francisco office. According to my calculations, during that time Laura worked with over a thousand of our riders, providing 3,500+ hours of one-on-one coaching and support. Although our participants were all working towards one collective goal: riding their bikes 600 miles to raise millions of dollars for AIDS charities, they all needed individualized support to reach that goal. Laura’s coaching motivated our participants to move mountains in the pursuit of their larger dream of ending the AIDS epidemic.

Laura has a special talent for inspiring those around her to go beyond what they thought was possible. As her previous supervisor, I feel very lucky to have worked with Laura and gained so much from her example of compassion and enthusiasm for others. In retrospect, Laura was a pioneer and innovator in the emerging field of coaching. Her years at the AIDS Ride were a crucial environment for her to have hands on experience learning how to motivate a wide range of people. It makes perfect sense that she went on the become such a successful professional coach.

Laura has a special talent for inspiring those around her to go beyond what they thought was possible. In retrospect, Laura was a pioneer and innovator in the emerging field of coaching. It makes perfect sense that she went on the become such a successful professional coach.

Chris Bailey
Chris Bailey
Owner Cypress Technology
Location
Alameda, CA

With the help of Laura’s coaching, I successfully launched my own business. With the added knowledge and confidence, my business has thrived…for 17 years! She exceeded my expectations, is very professional and helped me to refine my goals as an entrepreneur/business owner. Laura is focused and she got me focused and right to the crux of the hurdles that were between me and my goals. In addition to helping me balance work and professional life, the work we did allowed me to see myself in a whole new light—one of personal competence, empowerment and beauty!

With the help of Laura’s coaching, I successfully launched my own business. With the added knowledge and confidence, my business has thrived…for 17 years! In addition to helping me balance work and professional life, the work we did allowed me to see myself in a whole new light—one of personal competence, empowerment and beauty!

Hanna Angel Weare
Hanna Angel Weare
MA & LMT Somatic Therapist and Bodyworker
Location
New Paltz, NY

I first met Laura on the dance floor as my Nia teacher. Since we are both body centered people I knew that Laura would be a uniquely positioned coach who could support me in building my Somatic Therapy business. Our coaching work helped me articulate what my offering was and this clarity, in turn, allowed me to create my new website and build my business. Not only has our coaching helped me to do the practical stuff, but it has improved my relationship to myself, letting go of defeating self-talk and procrastination. Laura, you are a compassionate and experienced coach, and that combination helped me look within, as well as to step out and manifest my vision. THANK YOU LAURA!!

Since we are both body centered people I knew that Laura would be a uniquely positioned coach who could support me in building my Somatic Therapy business. Our coaching work helped me articulate what my offering was and this clarity, in turn, allowed me to create my new website and build my business.

Andrea Lloyd
Andrea Lloyd
Digital Fundraising Consultant
Location
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Laura has a thoughtful, kind way of challenging you to self-reflect and search from within to create opportunities for yourself. Laura coached me on rediscovering my purpose. She helped me embrace my achievements and put myself forward as a highly qualified and extraordinary nonprofit professional. I am now consulting for nonprofits moving their mission forward with digital fundraising strategies.

Laura coached me on rediscovering my purpose. She helped me embrace my achievements and put myself forward as a highly qualified and extraordinary nonprofit professional.

Marci Rubin
Marci Rubin
Nia Brown Belt Teacher, Volunteer: Empowering Young Leaders
Location
Oakland, CA

When I take Laura’s Nia class she leads my body to new places with love & joy, creating harmony with my mind, emotions & spirit. Over the years, Laura has supported and mentored me along my journey in becoming a Brown Belt level Nia teacher. She has been an invaluable resource and I highly recommend her to others looking to expand into teaching Nia.

When I take Laura’s Nia class she leads my body to new places with love & joy, creating harmony with my mind, emotions & spirit. Over the years, Laura’s support and mentorship has also guided my success in becoming a Brown Belt level Nia teacher.

Julie Neale
Julie Neale
Founder Mother’s Quest
Location
Mountain View, CA

Years ago, one emotional day, I decided that it was time for me to make a big change, and leave my role at an organization where I had worked for over a decade. Driving home, in a lightbulb moment, I realized I should call my former coach Laura Geduldig, and see if she could help me navigate the transition and determine where to focus the next chapter of my career.

I’m so glad I made that phone call! Laura brought forward empowering questions, a positive vision for what’s possible, and structured exercises that got me not only planning for my present, but planting seeds for my future. In fact, the vision for everything I’m doing today, as the founder of Mother’s Quest and the Mother’s Quest Podcast, emerged during my time getting coaching and mentoring from Laura. If you’re looking for an expert, insightful coach to guide you to clarity, action, and future-thinking in your business, Laura is a fantastic choice!

The vision for everything I’m doing today, as the founder of Mother’s Quest and the Mother’s Quest Podcast, emerged during my time getting coaching and mentoring from Laura. If you’re looking for an expert, insightful coach to guide you to clarity, action, and future-thinking in your business, Laura is a fantastic choice!

Leo Gutierrez
Leo Gutierrez
Creative Director at Onnis Creative
Location
Saratoga, CA

I wanted to improve job, health, and parenting skills. Working with Laura allowed me to gain focus of action so I could juggle multiple goals at once. By being able to juggle these goals I accomplished more than I thought I could. I couldn’t have done it without Laura’s coaching. She challenged me, held me accountable, called me out, motivated, created an aura of positivity, and was a force of support.

I couldn’t have done it without Laura’s coaching. She challenged me, held me accountable, called me out, motivated, created an aura of positivity, and was a force of support.

Sarah Wittmer
Sarah Wittmer
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Location
Berkeley, CA

I have been coming to Laura’s classes for approximately 2 years. Laura knows how to connect and inspire as a Nia teacher. I always feel safe in her classes and free to express through movement whatever feels right that day. Laura is a generous soul who offers the structure of Nia, but leaves room for all of us to explore and move in our body’s own way.

I like myself in Laura’s class! I also get a great workout! Laura adds her own flair to each class she teaches. She was recently inspired by the choreography of the Alvin Ailey Dance Group and expertly wove pieces of it into her class, along with some of the music from the performance.

The result: beautiful! It was spiritual and healing, and inspired tremendous joy for me! The class allowed for deep expression through movement and a strong sense of connection and belonging with our community, and as human beings. I come to Laura’s Nia class to dance, feel joy, connect with my community, sense my body, practice self-care, express myself through movement, and to exercise.

I come to Laura’s Nia class to dance, feel joy, to connect with my community, sense my body, practice self-care, express myself through movement, and to exercise.

Dominique Labonte
Dominique Labonte
Leadership Development Coach
Location
Reno, NV

While attending Coach U to become a Coach myself, I was required to find a Mentor Coach. I found Laura by searching for the highest credentialed Coaches on the International Coaching Federation website. She was the most responsive and most giving of her time of all potential Mentor Coaches I reached out to. Since our first conversation, Laura has been so engaged and supportive with the things I have hoped to accomplish in our 1 year of working together. She helped me stay focused and stay the course with my big picture and more immediate goals. Never letting me slide, but always showing care and compassion when I needed it.

Laura’s coaching and mentoring helped me walk through major life decisions with my career as well as my coaching business. Her insight has been invaluable. She encouraged me to take risks that I might not have even knew were possible without her coaching; often shedding light on additional perspectives and then helping me to work through mental obstacles. I’ve gotten more out of the last year of my life than I have ever accomplished on my own. Don’t just hire any Coach – if you want the best – hire Laura.

I found Laura by searching for the highest credentialed Coaches on the International Coaching Federation website. She was the most responsive and most giving of her time of all potential Mentor Coaches I reached out to.

Julie Kashen
Julie Kashen
Consultant and Coach
Location
Brooklyn, NY

I came to coaching to gain support in navigating my career and life as I took on a new work role as a first time Mom. Coaching with Laura reminded me to regularly invest in my own self- care, helped me see and address the saboteurs that were coming between me and my ability to have what I wanted, inspired me to try on new perspectives that served me better and held me accountable in all of these areas.

When I started working with Laura I was feeling nervous, sad and lonely. Now I am feeling confident, excited and supported. My career is now in the place where I wanted it to be. I’m also able to embrace BOTH my career and motherhood in a way that feels aligned with my values of showing up for myself, my husband and others. That’s a pretty amazing feeling!

Coaching with Laura reminded me to regularly invest in my own self-care, helped me see and address the saboteurs that were coming between me and my ability to have what I wanted, inspired me to try on new perspectives that served me better and held me accountable in all of these areas.

Royce TevisTowns
Royce TevisTowns
CPCC, The Ah-ha Moment Midwife
Location
Albuquerque, NM

Trying to put into words the radical change my life has undergone since beginning work with Laura 5+ years ago is hard to capture within one testimonial. At the time, I was leaving a line of work, really an entire identity, behind, and had to fund my work with her and my CTI training with the income from my fledgling coaching practice. We took risks, refined challenges, and looking back, I can’t even begin to articulate what it has meant to me to have the immense variety of her playful, gentle support and fierce challenge catalyzing this life. But not just on the coaching side of things. My role as a homemaker and dad has transformed as kids have gone off to college. My personal development has rocketed forward with work on a book that has lead to a PHD program. My physical fitness at 45 is better than ever, with workout habits and weight management practices that support an active, competitive life. And my coaching practice continues to evolve as something I value for its flexibility, personal satisfaction, and income level. The work we have done is central to all of this. I can’t thank Laura enough for answering my awkward call in 2014!

Trying to put into words the radical change my life has undergone since beginning work with Laura 5+ years ago is hard to capture within one testimonial. The work we have done is central to all of this.

Eilish Nagle
Eilish Nagle
Certified Hakomi Practitioner
Location
Berkeley, CA

Laura is unfailingly positive, creative and agile as a teacher.

Laura is unfailingly positive, creative and agile as a teacher.

Pati Fisher
Pati Fisher
Artist and Educator
Location
Austin, TX

Laura’s class was a shot of energy to my creative system. She has given me new eyes with which to view my life.

Laura’s class was a shot of energy to my creative system. She has given me new eyes with which to view my life.

Michael Henley
Michael Henley
Administrative Specialist
Location
Oakland, CA

I’ve had the great privilege to work with Laura during two different periods of transition in my life. She has helped me tremendously in achieving my goals. The way that she actively listens and asks powerful questions inspires me to move forward. In January of this year, I set out to change jobs, build community and improve my health & wellness. I achieved all of these goals in working with Laura.

At first I thought it was impossible, but the way that Laura gently encouraged me to take action through weekly homework assignments and check-ins has been a game changer for me. I now define the word Impossible as I’m Possible, thanks to Laura. It has been a sheer joy having Laura as my coach and she has changed my life for the better!

In January of this year, I set out to change jobs, build community and improve my health & wellness. I achieved all of these goals in working with Laura.

Jan Forrester
Jan Forrester
Program Manager
Location
Oakland, CA

I have been a follower of Laura and her NIA class for ten years and counting! Laura’s joy of movement and music is evident in her class. Her music choices are amazing and the lift you get from attending her class stays with you long after you leave. There is no one I’d rather dance through all of life’s highs and lows with than Laura Geduldig.

I have been a follower of Laura and her NIA class for ten years and counting! Laura’s joy of movement and music is evident in her class. Her music choices are amazing and the lift I get from attending her class stays with me long after I leave the dance floor.

Michelle M. Olsen
Michelle M. Olsen
CPCC, Owner & Founder of GreenLight Coaching
Location
Fairfax, CA

I wanted to reconnect with my passion for coaching and have that be my only stream of income. Since I had worked with Laura in the past, I knew I was making the right decision to hire her for a second round of coaching for this next phase in my life. I am a Mom and Laura is a Mom so I know she gets the balance of working and motherhood. I find Laura a master at coaching me beyond my fears and toward my courage.

In coaching with Laura this time, I left my part-time contract work, created a Mom’s online tele-summit, reconnected with my yoga practice and achieved my financial goals. Laura is a compassionate, bold, and masterful coach. Laura can work with a wide range of people, but specifically, if you are a coach and want to build up your coaching practice while staying grounded in the rest of your life, I highly recommend Laura.

I find Laura a master at coaching me beyond my fears and toward my courage. In coaching with Laura this time, I left my part-time contract work, created a Moms online tele-summit, reconnected with my yoga practice and achieved my financial goals.

Barbra Rosenstein
Barbra Rosenstein
Owner Clear College Choices
Location
San Rafael, CA

Through working with Laura as my coach and taking her Creating a Life Worth Living class, I was able to identify what sort of characteristics I needed to be satisfied in my career. I was feeling very stuck at my job and the idea of identifying work that I could be excited about, utilizing my current skills and also bringing out my creative abilities seemed super intriguing. I created a vision board as part of my exploration and that was a tangible, long lasting visual reminder of what I wanted to create in my life.

This process, along with Laura’s support, inspired me to go back to school and I received my certification in College Admissions and Career Planning from UC Berkeley. I have built a successful, yet intimate, college consulting practice and I now love what I do!

I can honestly say that everything I identified as being important to me has come to fruition. It’s been more than 15 years since I took that class and I still have my vision board hanging in my home!

Laura truly listens and is an expert at getting to the heart of the issue and then providing practical solutions. Laura is also delightful and easy to work with. I hope you’ll find out for yourself how Laura’s coaching will inspire and transform your life.

Through working with Laura as my coach and taking her Creating a Life Worth Living class, I was able to identify what sort of characteristics I needed to be satisfied in my career. I can honestly say that everything I identified as being important to me has come to fruition.

Sheila Metcalf Tobin
Sheila Metcalf Tobin
Artist and Art Professor Merritt College
Location
Berkeley, CA

Laura Geduldig is a wonderful Nia teacher. She is warm, welcoming and encouraging to all class participants, consistently offering support and guidance to her students to find pleasure and joy in moving their bodies, their way. As a teacher, Laura embodies the joy of movement and articulates a deep understanding of and connection to the practices and principles that Nia has to offer. Laura also brings a deep love of music to her classes often creating very unusual playlists that feature a wide variety of musical genres encouraging students to listen and experiment with movement inspired by the music not just the choreography. As her student, I am inspired by Laura’s enthusiasm and athleticism. I discover the energy and excitement I experienced as a young girl that I didn’t know was still hidden within me. My body is stronger and my heart has a greater capacity for both love and joy.

As a teacher, Laura embodies the joy of movement and articulates a deep understanding of and connection to the practices and principles that Nia has to offer. Laura also brings a deep love of music to her classes often creating very unusual playlists that feature a wide variety of musical genres encouraging students to listen and experiment with movement inspired by the music not just the choreography.

Leslie Zucker
Leslie Zucker
CPCC, Coach, Facilitator, Trainer & Author
Location
Brookline, VT

I hired Laura as a Mentor Coach to refresh my coaching skills and gain the confidence I needed to demonstrate coaching in a group setting. From the first moment that I coached Laura and she gave me feedback, I knew she would be helpful to me! We immediately had a comfortable rapport full of trust and respect. She challenged me in great ways, and I’m happy to say that my confidence as a coach is WAY higher now!

I hired Laura as a Mentor Coach to refresh my coaching skills and gain the confidence I needed to demonstrate coaching in a group setting. She challenged me in great ways, and I’m happy to say that my confidence as a coach is WAY higher now!

Julie Drezner
Julie Drezner
Former Nonprofit Professional (Retired)
Location
Monterey, CA

When I began my coaching work with Laura I was at the brink of a major life transition. I was terribly anxious about retiring from a very large and demanding job, and not sure what I wanted in my “next chapter” or how to get there. The coaching process was transformative. Laura is a highly skilled coach who gave me the space to think deeply about my life vision and the structure to work through my goals.

Her questions and insights allowed me to better understand how I get in my own way of manifesting a successful life and empowered me to confront old demons. As a result, I feel terrific about how I handled the transition from my job. I left with integrity and strong personal relationships. Proud of what I accomplished. I now have a vision and am moving into my “next chapter” in a healthy and conscious way. I am calm and looking forward to what comes next.

Laura is a highly skilled coach who gave me the space to think deeply about my life vision and the structure to work through my goals. Her questions and insights allowed me to better understand how I get in my own way of manifesting a successful life and empowered me to confront old demons. I now have a vision and am moving into my “next chapter” in a healthy and conscious way. I am calm and looking forward to what comes next.

Kathy Kenny
Kathy Kenny
Author and Artist
Location
Oakland, CA

I discovered Nia more than 15 years ago and have been an enthusiastic student ever since, averaging 2 or 3 classes a week. Even when I travel, I seek out Nia classes worldwide.

Laura is a gifted teacher – she brings her deep knowledge of the body and her love of music to every class. While all Nia classes are enjoyable, I never want to miss Laura’s class. It’s fun, it’s always different and I get a great full body workout! I credit Laura and Nia with keeping me flexible, strong, deeply connected to my body and emotions – and for the gift of a wonderful community.

I credit Laura and Nia with keeping me flexible, strong, deeply connected to my body and emotions – and for the gift of a wonderful community.

Chelsea Sachs
Chelsea Sachs
Owner Chelsea Sachs Design
Location
Piedmont, CA

Laura is a compassionate, intuitive person and to me, she embodies the words, life coach. She approaches her work in a holistic way and the coaching relationship that Laura creates is one centered in trust and connectedness. My coaching sessions with her were a catalyst for real change in my life, with results that are undeniable. I don’t believe that I would have built the interior design business that I have if it weren’t for the work that I did with her and for this, I will remain, forever grateful.

Laura is a compassionate, intuitive person and to me, she embodies the words, life coach. My coaching sessions with her were a catalyst for real change in my life, with results that are undeniable.

Delilah Raybee
Delilah Raybee
Homeopath
Location
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

I came to coaching to for help in organizing my ideas about building my business and for help staying on track (accountability). Coaching not only helped me with what I wanted to accomplish but also helped me with things I didn’t even recognize I needed. I was able to transform my thinking around my business and become more confident in myself as a practitioner and in skills such as networking and marketing. I realized I could become good and those things and even enjoy them just by adjusting how I thought about them. I especially appreciate how deeply present Laura was during our sessions. Her thoughtful questions helped me clarify my thinking and tap into my own internal motivation to move forward towards my goals.

Coaching not only helped me with what I wanted to accomplish but also helped me with things I didn’t even recognize I needed. I was able to transform my thinking around my business and become more confident in myself as a practitioner and in skills such as networking and marketing.

Shawna Jones
Shawna Jones
Realtor
Location
Oakland, CA

Laura is a fantastic Nia instructor! Her warm and welcoming energy is always present whenever I’ve attended her classes. She chooses great routines and music to dance to, and she gives clear instruction/is easy to follow along with. I am still somewhat new to Nia and when I went to my first couple classes with Laura I felt very shy and nervous, but she immediately made me feel welcome and like I belonged there. I definitely recommend attending her classes if you haven’t already!

Laura is a fantastic Nia instructor! Her warm and welcoming energy is always present whenever I’ve attended her classes. She chooses great routines and music to dance to, and she gives clear instruction/is easy to follow along with.

Corrie McCluskey
Corrie McCluskey
Virtual Assistant
Location
Santa Rosa, CA

While working with Laura, I managed to accomplish all of my work/career goals with her steady guidance, including transitioning from a job I’d held for 19 years to launching my own business, getting my website up & running, to finding and booking my first clients. She always encouraged me to believe that I could do it and helped me break it all down into manageable steps to get there. She is an incredibly positive and motivating coach and helped me see past my own self-imposed limitations. The sessions were something I looked forward to, and I always got a to-do list of next steps; she held me accountable to get it done, but in a nurturing way. Thank you Laura!

While working with Laura, I managed to accomplish all of my work/career goals with her steady guidance, including transitioning from a job I’d held for 19 years to launching my own business, getting my website up & running, to finding and booking my first clients. She always encouraged me to believe that I could do it and helped me break it all down into manageable steps to get there.

Alexandra Cons
Alexandra Cons
Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Location
Oakland, CA

I am a long-time Nia student and a great fan of Laura’s! I have been taking classes from her for the past five years and reliably attend her class twice a week, as it gives me all I could want from a Nia class. Laura’s classes are an anchor in my week, one which I dearly love! They are always fun, in addition to being a good workout.

She is diligent in providing a focus for the class and I know she spends time putting together routines to emphasize the focus. Her choreography is energetic and varied. Perhaps the most outstanding thing, to me, is Laura’s choice of music. Nobody does it better! She uses a great variety of music and it’s super good!

Laura’s classes are always fun, in addition to being a good workout. Her choreography is energetic and varied. Perhaps the most outstanding thing, to me, is Laura’s choice of music. Nobody does it better! She uses a great variety of music and it’s super good!

Jeannie Solomon
Jeannie Solomon
Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef & Cooking Teacher
Location
Seattle, WA

Everyone would benefit from having Laura as a coach. She has a unique perspective and an ability to keep things positive, while motivating you forward. Having Laura on my side helped me move forward more quickly and efficiently. Each week I came away with a to-do list that had a direct effect on my success. I was proud to be taking an active part in my own future and so glad to have Laura on my team.

Everyone would benefit from having Laura as a coach. She has a unique perspective and an ability to keep things positive, while motivating you forward.

Cherie Townsend
Cherie Townsend
ACC & PCC, Creator and Founder of Side By Side Executive & Personal Coaching
Location
Idabel, OK

I initially began working with Laura as a mentor coach as a requirement for my own coaching Certification with The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). I continued working with Laura far beyond the required mentor hours. Laura helped me to develop and fine-tune my skills as a coach. She supported me in building my business based on what was important to me. She also inspired me to set my personal goals and action steps to be based on who I really wanted to be as a person and as a professional. Most importantly, she challenged me to go after by BIG dreams and experience them as reality!

I initially began working with Laura as a mentor coach as a requirement for my own coaching Certification with The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). I continued working with Laura far beyond the required mentor hours. Laura helped me to develop and fine-tune my skills as a coach.

Julie Just
Julie Just
Senior Editor
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Working with Laura made it possible to identify–in my mid-50’s–what I really wanted to do and how to go about achieving it. The focus on taking realizable, incremental steps, week by week, added up tremendously over six months, and kept the “gremlin” voice of doubt and insecurity at bay. I don’t even know where that voice went!

Working with Laura made it possible to identify — in my mid-50’s — what I really wanted to do and how to go about achieving it.

Mara Chitayat
Mara Chitayat
Psychotherapist
Location
Oakland, CA

Nia, simply put, gets me liking exercise. It’s perfect because the music is fun, even inspiring at times, and not too frenetic.The structure allows self expression and practice at balance etc, good for my aging body. Laura’s natural and upbeat energy makes it all feel welcoming and easy to keep coming back.

Nia, simply put, gets me liking exercise. Laura’s natural and upbeat energy makes it all feel welcoming and easy to keep coming back.

Annie Nogg
Annie Nogg
CPCC & PCC, Life & Career Coach
Location
San Francisco, CA

Laura was the person who introduced me to coaching. I hired her to help me figure out which way to go (in terms of career, school, moving, etc.) when I was standing at a crossroads. In just a few sessions, she helped me find more clarity, gain the motivation to take meaningful action and build my confidence. She also encouraged me to pursue a coaching certification and I’m now a career and life coach who loves what I do! Thank you, Laura–for your support and for giving the field a good name.

Laura was the person who introduced me to coaching. I hired her to help me figure out which way to go (in terms of career, school, moving, etc.) when I was standing at a crossroads. In just a few sessions, she helped me find more clarity, gain the motivation to take meaningful action and build my confidence.

Charla Gabert
Charla Gabert
Mosaic Artist and Memoir Writer
Location
Alamo, CA

I hired Laura after I retired early and wanted to figure out what to do with the rest of my life. Laura supported me in brainstorming all my possibilities and then deciding what to focus on. After I decided to pursue a new interest—making mosaics—she challenged me to really go for it!

With her guidance and encouragement, I took many mosaics classes, set up a spare bedroom as a mosaic studio, and set a goal to create one mosaic a month, then exhibit the pieces at an open house at the end of the year. Laura encouraged me to announce my open house and set a date for the event at the beginning of the year. I was terrified at putting myself out there, but it all turned out great. My friends were amazed at what I had created. And so was I!

Not only is Laura a supportive cheerleader, she helped me figure out how to overcome obstacles and how to stay on track. She provided accountability by always asking me “when” I planned to do something. Laura shared in my journey to discover and pursue a dream I didn’t even know I had, to become an artist, and was with me every step of the way.

She provided accountability by always asking me “when” I planned to do something. Laura shared in my journey to discover and pursue a dream I didn’t even know I had, to become an artist, and was with me every step of the way.

Christine Ralls
Christine Ralls
City Administrator (Retired)
Location
Oakland, CA

I come to Laura’s class to dance to good music!

I come to Laura’s class to dance to good music!

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