When I first engaged with Laura as my Business Coach three years ago now I was sitting alone at my desk during our first skype call. At that time I was not drawing a wage and dealing with all aspects of the business on my own.
Laura taught me to delegate where possible so I employed an Assistant and passed over what I was able to Emily. Letting go of every aspect was difficult for me but Laura taught me to trust in freeing up my time in order to positively grow my business and client campaigns. From her advice I soon understood that it is productive, and necessary, to step away from business to help focus my mind on where I wanted my business to go.
It’s important to me that I manage my business and family in equal measures, and with this notion I have successfully taken my business to new heights and cannot believe how far I have come.
I now have a PA, Client Service Manager, Studio Manager, Accountant and Brand Manager, and won a massive contract as the in-house floral designer at Four Seasons in London.
Throughout the past three years, Laura taught me to look at the bigger picture and really, really want it! I don’t think my time with Laura is up; it might never be as she has given me a different perception to business and life.
For that, I will remain eternally grateful.
I discovered Laura Payne Stanley on social media 2.5 years ago when I was researching coaching and personal development. I was having a pretty tough time personally and her Facebook group was the first introduction to Laura’s incredible supportive work. I admired her ‘authentic’ and honest velvet hammer approach and started to engage in the challenges and activities she created for the Boss Ladies group.
I wanted to work with her when we were first introduced but my husband wasn’t onboard with the investment and I struggled to commit to allowing myself what I considered a luxury for business women who were already successful. I booked a call with Laura and procrastinated a lot! I didn’t commit, I wish I had committed sooner but I didn’t feel ‘ready’. Laura encouraged me to follow my dreams of moving to Ibiza and asked me what was holding me back. I said my husband getting a job and she sent me on my way recommending I visualise the job. Just a few days later my husband landed the job and three months later we made the move.
It didn’t work out for us in Ibiza and we returned home, no regrets I’d missed my family and we’d struggled with childcare and schooling for my son. When I returned to the UK I continued with my business, and underselling myself.
I felt ‘stuck’ and convinced myself I couldn’t afford the coaching. Then Laura launched Elevate you and it literally changed my life. I worked through the bundles at a steady pace, with my mind in ship shape condition my body also changed I lost weight, my skin started to glow. I’ve remember how to have fun, my career has reached its full potential, I’m smashing my goals and money is flowing easily to me. But felt I needed an extra push to get clear on the next phase for me I needed help to focus on one thing at once in my businesses and I felt committing time and money would help me do that.
Making the decision to invest in coaching with Laura has been life changing for me, it a very short space of time I’ve mapped out a clear ‘simple’ strategy and I’m excited for the next phase in my life and business.
It has been such a pleasure to work with Laura over the last seven months. I wanted to restructure my business and wedding planning services and develop a business plan for the next 12 months to help me effect the change I wanted in my business.
The accelerator day I spent with Laura was invaluable, she helped me focus on what I really wanted from my business and how to shape that vision, helping me get 100% clear on my business goals and the future for Tigerlily.
We outlined a working plan for my re- structure and re -launch later this spring, with all the necessary steps to ensure success.
Laura really does have a great way of understanding you and helps you explore to actualise your vision so you can make effective change. I left the accelerator day totally inspired, with a clear plan and timeline to achieve my business goals for the next year.
Through my 1:1 sessions I got a lot of support with developing key skills, techniques and strategies to ensure I could achieve my vision for 2019 and beyond. This allowed me to develop and gain a better understanding of the different challenges I was facing and enabled me to embracing and tackle these head on with confidence and the skills required.
Laura equally has such a considered and invested approach and goes over and above to support you while coaching you. My time with Laura has given me so much more confidence, insight and the ability to achieve delivering change and development within my business in a structured and focused way. She really is an inspiring coach and I could not recommend her more highly.
Laura- You are one incredible woman (yes the girl crush is still strong). When i decided to look into coaching, i was very dubious. I was a rabbit in the headlight and running before i could walk and spent most of my hours-days- weeks saying "i can't do this" I was so overwhelmed with the business and my personal life.
But i also knew I didn't want to become a hard-nosed business woman. I'm not the fluffy type and reaching out for help isn't in my nature....(Oh how that's changed).
My first non obligating call with Laura was incredible! I cried, laughed and my potty mouth was liberated. I very quickly decided Laura was what i needed, and signed up to a month of coaching.
Laura soon taught me to believe in myself and how to manage the "I CANT DO THIS" moments..She gave me confidence i didn't know i had. My business is still very true to me and it's booming. Laura has taught me tricks of the trade- and given me a kick up the arse - I'm awesome.
Laura was recommended to me by someone I know who had worked with her and came highly recommended but to be honest, working with Laura has exceeded whatever I thought I was expecting.
My mindset has completely changed, not just towards my business but life in general. I have changed negative habitual behaviours, become much more positive in general, realised I should aim higher and can achieve so much more.
I’ve started to realise I don’t need to work constantly - I just thought I did. But by implementing better time management strategies and different ways of working, I can achieve more in less time and actually have some time for myself/my family. I have more self-confidence in myself and my work and I feel so much better in every sense.
I cannot recommend Laura highly enough.
If you have an aspect of your working or personal life (or both) that you think you could improve or you need help with, Laura is the perfect person to help you work through whatever it is and find a way to move forward positively and purposefully.
Laura is amazing!
Laura is an amazing coach - she listens and advises but she makes your search yourself- and come out with the answers. It is very empowering. She wants you to love your life and business and tailors the sessions to you and your needs.
Laura has amazing energy and her laugh is infectious. If you are in a low "a bit of Laura' and you're on a high.
I cannot recommend her enough, she has brought out the joy in my business, helped me reach and smash my targets and taught me how to find clarity and organise my life.
So it's a hell yes to Laura and a thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I’ve been in business a long time and in recent years we have found it tough. Bookings were down and it seemed like a battle to stay positive and move forward.
Working with Laura was a big investment for us but it was also a no brainer. All the time that I worked with Laura, she helped me to change my mindset through monthly coaching meetings. This last year has seen a massive shift in the way I talk and feel about my business and my own personal confidence continues to grow everyday.
I am still on this journey of growth but as a result of my work with Laura, I feel more than ever we are ready to move to the next level.
I would definitely recommend working with Laura because mindset is where it all starts and she is the master of clearing limiting beliefs.
I was very nervous about starting to work with a coach. I was aware that I needed 'Business 101' and had so much to learn. Laura was brilliant. She was encouraging and challenging in just the right amounts!
She met me exactly where I was, asked insightful questions and opened up perspectives and sources of information that helped me to grow both personally and professionally.
My work with Laura changed my approach to my business and has taken in to a whole new level. I still find myself thinking "what would Laura do" when faced with a challenge. I always came away from our sessions with clear, practical steps into action as well as insights into my internal motivations and blocks.
I would have no hesitation in recommending working with Laura as she is totally professional and an expert in her field as well as being really personable and someone who takes a holistic perspective and sees you as a whole person.
Before I started working with Laura, my life/business/branding was literally all over the place, in fact I think you could say I was spinning plates and very unhappy! Couldn't look at myself in the mirror, just treading water at work but no valuing myself, all the things we go through.
While I worked with Laura, she helped me focus, calm, step back and then progress personally and in my business life through meditation, journaling (which I now do everyday), visualisation
I'm so much happier, confident, calmer and actually like myself lol. I am meeting new people and my business is flowing in the direction I've always wanted it to. I'm constantly progressing and she has given me the tools to continue on my own (although I do love being in a group that you can dip in and out of for constant reassurance on those days things can throw you a curve ball).
I recommend working with Laura because...she is not afraid to kick you up the arse! She listens, directs and reassures and if you listen, take the direction, you will push yourself and your personal idea of success will start to show, it's awesome ;-)....
If you need help with your business or are just starting out on your entrepreneurial journey, then I cannot recommend Laura enough.
She has made me see the wood from the trees and I am not running around like a headless chicken any more! I now have a clear vision for the future of my company, I am more 'time' organised with a clearer head.
Laura coaches with many amazing techniques, visionary and mirror work, she will be your strongest supporter and has a wonderful amount of suggestions and advice.
I cannot recommend her more highly!
I started coaching with Laura when I went full-time in my business, as I wanted to have someone to keep me accountable for the things I wanted to achieve. With Laura's encouragement, she helped me embrace the move from being a generic wedding photographer who liked shooting in the mountains to embracing my niche and marketing myself as an adventure wedding photographer and adventure wedding specialist.
Within a few months of making changes and fully embracing my niche, I was getting enquiries from dream clients (yes, they do exist) and referrals from other industry professionals who I'd never worked with before. My 2019 is just over 50% booked now which is higher than ever before, with weddings in bucket list locations, and without any negotiation on my prices. Alongside this, Laura's also helped me build up my adventure wedding blog to a great platform that is now taking on advertisers and gaining followers by the day.
My first breakthrough with Laura was early on in our sessions when she got to the bottom of my money blocks.
Since that discovery, instead of talking couples out of upgrading their packages because I was uncomfortable with it, I am now able to sell my highest packages without any resistance, meaning that I’m increasing the value of most bookings by at least €500.
I would highly recommend working with Laura if you are looking to invest in a coach to help further your business and life.
Laura is the perfect coach if you’re looking for someone who is not only going to help you identify what is holding you back in your business (and life) but also someone who can help you with real strategies to building a business and a life that works for you.
I have known and followed Laura for quite some time, so when I was looking for support with my business I knew that she was the person that I needed to help me get clarity, work on my mindset and also give me the practical advice I needed
Having worked with other ‘coaches’ before, I had become a bit disillusioned with the idea, having had little benefit. I now realise that reason my previous coaching sessions didn’t work was that the coaches I worked with simply told me what to do to grow but did nothing to help me with my mindset or get to know me/my business.
I love how she listens and it’s not a one size fits all remedy with Laura she tailors her coaching to you.
Rather than a ‘one size fits all approach’, Laura takes the time to understand you and really get to know the ‘what’s’ and ‘why’s’ before working with you which means she is able to have a tailored approach in her work.
She is incredibly knowledgeable and able to quickly drill down to any underlying issues, giving you practical advice as to how to deal with them.
We have just taken a four month coaching package with Laura and have been delighted with the process. She has helped us gain clarity in our various businesses which is enabling us to take them to a higher level.
Laura is wonderful, full of energy, a great listener and adviser.
She had lots of very useful ideas and tips for us, to improve our current work and develop new initiatives.
As a self-employed person, it can be sometimes a big question to spend money on ourselves, but I strongly recommend it, it can only make us more successful!
Ever since I have worked with Laura my confidence in myself and my work has grown.
She has helped me with organising my work and personal life and has helped me blend them together to create the life I want.
I love how she listens and it’s not a one size fits all remedy with Laura she tailors her coaching to you.
I have over the last 6 months have grown my business and myself. I recommend her if you are serious about having the life you want.
My coaching experience with Laura started over a year ago with one of the group programs and so over the last year or so I’ve experienced Laura’s fabulous coaching. I’m not one for regrets but if I had anything at all to say about looking back it would be that I wish I had started sooner. If I could turn the clock back I wish I had made that decision in my business much sooner.
There are so many reasons why my decision to work with Laura as my coach has been nothing short of life changing but there are 2 key reasons. Firstly, it has given me a renewed self and business confidence and determination and so I now take bigger and bolder steps. Secondly, it has given me much needed accountability and has helped me to take the action I know I should take.
To sum up I feel blessed and full of gratitude to work with a coach who is honest and full of integrity.
Before I started working with Laura, my coaching business was really only just getting off the ground and I wanted to work with someone that would not only help coach me and my business but also make me better at serving my clients.
It is difficult to put into words how much Laura has helped me. Through her NLP, Hypnotherapy and coaching excellence she has not only helped me double my turnover but has taught me the skills and shared essential knowledge to enable me to be a better coach to my own clients.
I recommend working with Laura because she is completely unique in her approach and she doesn’t just put you through a set process – everything was tailored to what I needed at the time. My business has really turned a corner since working with Laura and I cannot recommend her more highly.
Before I started working with Laura, my business had a great reputation but was not focused on who my clients are. With Laura’s help I have streamlined my direction and learned to be more focused on who I target.
She has also helped with Social Media and promotion and advised on how to build my new website and how to speak to my potential new clients on there.
While I worked with Laura, she helped give me the confidence to pursue the weddings I really want by looking at my client profile and defining who that is. And also improving my confidence in speaking to both clients and the wedding industry. Whilst banishing all negative thought patterns and learning to re-wire my brain so as to not jump ahead in my assumptions.
I recommend working with Laura because she can cut through all the confusion and doubt and get to the heart of the problem and then help you to correct common mistakes that you don’t even realise you are committing.
Before I started working with Laura, I didn’t have a business and was feeling a bit lost with what I wanted to do.
I have always worked in a corporate setting but knew I always wanted to design a life that was so much more than that!
While I worked with Laura, she helped me to reset my mindset about business, set goals, set up a brand new business and make action plans through her no BS style of coaching, her honesty, her kindness and by making me accountable for goals I was setting!
As a result of my work with Laura, my life and business now looks every different!
I have gone from an idea and a wish to a fully booked voice coach with a business that I can build and grow.
I recommend working with Laura because she goes above and beyond to support you and do what’s best for you. Laura has been supportive both during and outside of our sessions and pushed me to keep going when I’ve felt unmotivated. Laura has believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself and has shown me how to keep going when things get hard! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Laura as a coach!