- Laura’s personal journey with forgiving her father
Beginning from age 9 her feelings of neglect began when a stranger broke into her home and her life changed forever! Her father made a decision that changed the course of her life. Their relationship was challenged for over 30 years!
- Words have Power.
Have you ever said, I can’t wait for this day to be over! How about That guy was a jerk!
Uncover how the words you say impact your everyday life and how a few simple shifts can change your outcome.
- The Power of Forgiveness!
Develop the attributes and attitude to walk into the life you always wanted but did not know you could have. Let’s uncover what you are holding onto and discuss ways to work it out for good.
- How Unforgiveness Divides
Did you know if you hold onto unforgiveness you are damaging your finances, health, and relationships? Learn the reality of what you have been separated from and how to shift your future.
General & Breakout Sessions
Laura Smith is a powerful spiritual mentor who is committed to helping women live a joyful life as she helps guide them through forgiveness, past hurts, and supports them in a powerful healing journey. Her talks on how the power of forgiveness changes lives for the better are empowering. Her ability to be vulnerable and share her personal story connects women and bridges the gap to isolation.
Laura left home at 17 due to rebellion and anger, she moved from California to Georgia with a bag and an attitude full of rage. This move ended up being a 5-year silence between her and her mother and a 2-year silence with her father. This was the beginning of her journey to forgiveness that spans over 30 years.
Laura made the commitment to gain the insight and education to become a powerful healing coach and mentor. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Pepperdine University and a Master of Science from Azusa Pacific University. When Laura was working on her Master’s Degree, she began to see the correlation between Servant Leadership and forgiveness. This led her to write her thesis on Servant Leadership and the correlation to organizational citizenship behaviors. The deeper she studied the traits of a servant, she discovered the importance of forgiveness in order to move forward in life. Laura discovered that we must first serve ourselves by learning how to forgive in order to serve others. The ability to move toward what you cannot see and do not understand is what keeps us from moving forward. To hold onto unforgiveness is to remain blind to the world!
She has empowered women to take their own personal journey to forgiveness, truth, strength and healing. Laura has a unique quality of connecting to her audience and ensures that they walk away with actionable strategies for positive change.
Laura continues to see the need for people to recognize their own unforgiveness and make the decision to change! In a time where we are seeing many more shooting, tragedies, road rage incidents, suicides and drug abuse, people need to take a closer look at the individual level, beginning with self.
What can forgiveness do for me?
- We forgive for ourselves not the other person. Freedom
- Weak people hold onto forgiveness, strong people let it go. Strength
- Forgive yourself, its not just about forgiving others. Self-love
- Reduce health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, stress, to name a few. Health
“Unforgiveness is like drinking poison yourself and waiting for the other person to die” by Marianne Williamson.
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