Laura O'Leary, NBC-HWC

Health & Wellness Coach

Imagine.  Believe.  Adjust.  Achieve.

Hi, I’m Laura! I am here to guide you to moving the dreams in your heart to your LIFE OUT LOUD!

My Story

Imagine. Believe. Adjust. Achieve.  The four step process that has allowed me to live a fulfilled life.   And now I want to walk those steps with you.

I have had an exciting career in the corporate world for over 30 years and I have traveled to over 40 countries.  I have run and race-walked marathons and half marathons.  I am a lifelong learner.  I love anything that involves movement.  But I have also had my share of challenges…I have struggled with my weight, I have been too busy to fit in exercise and cooking, and I have had a few health crises.  All that means is that I can understand your challenges and I have the experience to help you achieve a fulfilled life.

I believe that true health comes from fulfillment and balance in all facets of your life.  For that reason, I have a broad range of education.  In addition to being a NBC-HWC, I am a CPA, Certified Personal Trainer, and Corrective Exercise and Bio-mechanics Specialist.  I also have certifications in Lifestyle Medicine, Reversing Cognitive Decline, Christian Coaching, Culinary Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Mind Body Medicine, Neuromuscular Therapy and always more to come!

I have a passion for helping people be the best version of themselves that they can be.   I would be honored to guide you on the exciting journey called “LIFE”.

My Values & Beliefs

Healthy Habits = Lasting Change

I don’t believe in meal plans or off the shelf programs.  The key to lasting change is finding what works for you, forever.  Change that is not sustainable is temporary.  And change that is temporary never moves you forward.

Health is your single most important asset

It doesn’t matter if you have the best relationships, the most money, the coolest car…if you don’t have health, you will eventually lose the ability to enjoy all of it.  Treat your health with the value and respect that it deserves.

You already have everything you need

It doesn’t matter where you are starting from, you already have the tools that you need for lasting change.  You just keep adjusting until you find that first step that inspires you to make the journey.

My Approach

I would say that the vast majority of people already know the basics…eat vegetables, watch portion sizes, exercise, don’t smoke, etc.  So why does Amazon list over 80,000 books on health and wellness?  Everyone is looking for that magic bullet, the one extra “something” that makes being healthy easy.  That “something” is a coach.

Successful change depends on finding out what YOU want to change, what it will “cost” (not money!) to change, why you value that change and, finally, how to make the change so that it becomes a habit, just like brushing your teeth.   Every person has the ability to make change and has the tools inside them to make the change.  The coach works with you to help bring those tools out so that you can work with them.

I meet you wherever you are and I ride beside you during all the twists, turns and inclines you encounter on the journey to your destination.  Coaching works because you set the agenda and have the final say in the route you want to take.

My Credentials

True health is about more than a clothing size or a number on the scale.  It is about having a body that feels and looks good and can adapt to your desired activities.  It is also about building relationships, spirituality, and stress management. Health should shine through every part of your life.

Because I want you to achieve true health, I have spent a lifetime learning in each area that contributes to total health: Christian Life coaching, nutrition, pain management and posture correction, personal training, health coaching, financial coaching and culinary nutrition and cooking.  I am your guide to health from start to finish. I have a similar approach that is specific to cancer coaching.

  • National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine – Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches Certificate
  • Christian Coach Institute – Christian Life Coach
  • Functional Medicine Coach Academy – Reversing Cognitive Decline Certificate
  • The Cancer Journey – Fundamentals of Cancer Coaching Certificate
  • NASM – Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Weight Loss Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Women’s Fitness Specialist
  • Precision Nutrition – Level 2 Coach
  • Biomechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Academy of Culinary Nutrition – Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert with Honors
  • Dr. Sears Wellness Institute Master Health Coach
  • ACE Fitness – Personal Trainer, Health Coach, Group Fitness Instructor, Functional Training Specialist, Mind Body Specialist, Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist and Weight Management Specialist
  • ACSM – Exercise is Medicine Level 1 (in progress)
  • ASHA School of Massage – Certified Massage Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist, Neuromuscular Therapist and Reflexologist
  • NESTA – Certified Personal Fitness Chef
  • Primal Blueprint Certified Health Coach
  • Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach
  • Certified Public Accountant – Georgia
  • BBA – Accounting, Texas A&M University
  • MBA – University of Texas at Arlington

Don’t Wait Any Longer. Start Forging Your Own Path Today!