Laurie Fields Arizona Chair and Spotlight Chick - COPE Certified Health and Business Coach with Take Shape for Life
Tell us about yourself so that we can get to know you better.
I’m soon to be 57 and have discovered how much I don’t know about life. It’s what inspires me to read, learn and grow every day. I’ve been happily married to my best friend for almost 31 years. We have an amazing daughter who is getting married next year and will be finishing her final year of undergrad before she moves on to Veterinary school. I ride my own Harley….and my motto is a quote by Mario Andretti – "If you wait, you just get older!"
What inspired you to do what you do professionally?
Losing 81 pounds and discovering that I really wanted meaning and purpose in my life.
Probably the BIGGEST thrill I have as a health coach is when someone says “Wow, I never thought about it that way.” There’s this light of understanding or awareness in their face and their voice and I know that something in me, touched something in them. That’s the difference I feel I make in other’s lives. One client in particular called me crying one day. Her doctor removed her diabetes medications, and she called to say thank-you, that she felt I had saved her life. Wow. What can compete with that?
What have you gained personally from being a member of Chicks Connect?
I've gained inspiration, excitement and the joy of being around such special women who are creating an "updraft" for one another!
What have you gained professionally from being a member of Chicks Connect?
I learn from others. Professionally I feel as though Chicks Connect is giving me an outlet to reach other professional women who are like-minded.
Something we heard recently at conference, about being “interested” rather than being “interesting." You gain so much in the listening!
How can people reach you if they want to know more about what you are up to in the world?
On facebook: Get Fit Adventure
On my blog: MyGetFitAdventure.com
On Twitter: Get Fit Adventure
In life, just MAKE it an adventure!