Meet Laurie

Inside every individual is potential for more. The potential to make a difference in your own life and in the lives of others. The potential to discover your strengths and how you can use them. The potential to stop only living life — to start leading it.

I started intentionally leading my life in 2008. I had been working as a dietitian, helping others achieve healthy, nutritious lifestyles. But my passions shifted by 2008. I went to work every day without that fire burning inside me. I crawled through the day-to-day motions, becoming someone who viewed work as “the old grind” or my “nine-to-five.”

I craved more for my life. God gifted me talents, and he gifted me this one life. I was determined to make the most out of it. So I began an on-going journey to clarify what my life was aiming toward  — to grow my talents and my spirituality, and to discover myself and my purpose. I taught myself how to leave behind living life and to embrace leading it.

And in doing so, I discovered my purpose in life is to help others do the same. I discovered I was meant to speak life, hope, and possibilities into individuals, teams, and companies. I discovered how I could help others find fulfillment in their own lives as I have. And in doing so, I founded Growing Points as an avenue to empower others to take the leap into positive change, just as I have done and continue to do.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s start your journey to a life, team and company you truly lead. Let’s create a life you love leading every day.

Beyond being a speaker, coach and entrepreneur, Laurie cherishes the giggles and messes of leading her young family as wife and mom.


John Maxwell Team Certified Leadership Coach and Speaker

In 2013 I joined the John Maxwell Team and became a John Maxwell Certified coach and speaker. John Maxwell is the No. 1 leadership expert in the world, and his philosophies help guide my programs.

John and his team continue to directly mentor me in my growth; in 2016 I joined him and a group of 250 other coaches on a trip to Paraguay to help transform the nation. Learn more.


John Maxwell Certified Team Member

Gallup Certified Strengths Coach

Founder Donald O. Clifton once asked, “What will happen when we think about what is right with people rather than what is wrong with them?” This positive psychology is integrated into everything I do.

As a certified Coach I help people discover their areas of greatest potential, learn the multiple dimensions of their strengths, and discover how knowing your own strengths benefits everyone. Learn more about Strengths Based Development here.

My Top 5 CliftonStrengths themes!

Gallup Certified Strengths Coach

My Strengths At Your Service



My tremendous energy and motivation works with you to create and achieve the results you want for yourself, your team and/or your company.


You can trust me and depend on me for unwavering support. I genuinely care about you and want to see you succeed and grow.


I’m wired to continuously learn and grow and I will inspire that in you. I believe in the value you bring and will champion you through the process of developing your potential.


I help you intentionally focus your energy and effort to move forward toward a bigger vision for your future. Let’s begin with the end in mind.


My deep thinking helps you see things from a different angle, sharpens your self awareness and equips you to take action and create positive change.


I help you see your best way forward as we create innovative, strategic next steps and long term plans toward your achievable vision.


I naturally see powerful potential and unlimited possibilities within you! I celebrate who you are, while helping you see who you can become.


I lead my life from purpose driven passion and values. I’m driven to mobilize you to lead your life and company in a way that provides tremendous fulfillment while making exponential impact.


I empower you to stop being the jack of all trades and instead own, develop, and lead from your unique areas of excellence. This inevitably skyrockets your confidence and influence.


My talent readily sees the future and helps you lead your life or your company from here to there. I help you think from a big picture perspective that believes your dreams ARE possible and that your best is yet to come!


Individuals, leaders, teams, companies. Whatever category you fall into, I’ll walk beside you or your team through a process customized to your needs, turning talent into strength while fostering and multiplying leaders.


Let’s begin with your end in mind. Where do you want to go in life? What do you want to create? I’m here to mobilize your discovery and belief that you can reach your goals. I’ll be next to you to help encourage you to explore new possibilities. Together we will map out your end goal with an action plan, and I’ll walk beside you on the path to achieving it.

Learn and grow.

As we work together, I’ll introduce you to new ideas and philosophies, and new insights about yourself. I’ll give you the tools you need to recognize your value, find your Leadership Signature and lead yourself toward your goals.

Take action.

With your newfound belief, plan and knowledge, I’ll hold you accountable to take action. Make the leap. Leave your humdrum job for your dream career. Go back to school to do what you love. Start that business. Take the lead on that next project. Develop your team to lead your company to new heights. Step by step, we’ll make it to your end goal—and when you reach that goal, we’ll work together to discover what’s next. Action is the only way to achievement — and achievement is an ever-advancing target in life.

Stop living life. Start leading it.