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Surviving to Thriving

In this episode of “Surviving to Thriving: Overcoming My Darkest Moment,” I talk with Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group, Lauren Handel Zander. Lauren was always a talker and poking her nose in people’s business… something that would ultimately serve her well. But being a life coach wasn’t on her radar in her early 20s when her love life and career were both disasters. She was an environmental studies major with a hopeful heart and the best of intentions, but hated the actual work. And on the romance side of things, she lied and cheated her way through many relationships. But when someone she loved very deeply stole from her, she had to figure out who she could trust and why she didn’t see what was right in front of her.

Lauren believes people who are unhappy don’t have control of their inner dialogue, so today she helps people become more aware of what that internal narrative is saying and how it affects their actions. She also teaches the importance personal integrity and the damage that results from lying. Her coaching methodology, The Handel Method®, is taught in over 35 universities and institutes of learning around the world including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City Public School System. She has spent over 20 years coaching private and corporate clients, and has been a featured expert in The New York Times, BBC and more. Learn more about Lauren and her method at HGLife.Coach. She also has a free coaching tool, The Current Reality Quiz, to find out which area of your life you may need help with. Get it HERE.

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