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Experienced Coaching Professional

My name is Laura Padgett, and I'm the "LP" in LP Professional Coaching. I have come to coaching after over 15 years in legislative, policy, and program management in state government. I took a hiatus from my desk job in the early 2000's to follow my heart to Sierra Leone, West Africa for nearly two years, where my husband and I were honored to mentor teenagers in a program for street youth. Upon returning to the US, we operated a nonprofit for several more years to support development projects in Sierra Leone. In 2013, we returned to Africa, this time to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to meet our daughter, who has been a joyful addition to our little family! We have two crazy dogs, and love being a part of a diverse community in Columbus, Ohio.

About Coaching

The International Coach Federation defines coaching as: "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential." I have found coaching to be an amazing life changing process, where I stand with my clients as they break through the obstacles that are holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. You can learn and develop successful ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of the life you want to live. Part of my job as a coach is to listen and unconditionally accept you right where you are. When you are ready to move forward, I walk with you, offer a new perspective, and support you on your journey of self-discovery.

You can bring any aspect of your life to coaching, and I have personal experience with mindfulness-based approaches to chronic pain, women's health issues, and difficult relationships. My sessions are easily accessible over the phone or in person when possible. 

Want to know more? Click below to contact me with questions or to schedule a free introductory session.



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Find Your Values & Strengths

Are you unsure of which choices to make in life? Which path to take? Discover your own values and strengths to affirm your decisions and guide your next steps.


Cultivate Practices to Support Lasting Change

Do you like who you are? Are you content with your life? Learn how to cultivate new habits and practices to embrace who you are now and grow into the person you're becoming.


Be Your Best Self

How well do you know yourself? I fully believe that you have what you need within you to be who you want to be and live the life you want to live. Are you ready get started?


“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Howard Thurman

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Contact me today for a free 30 minute introductory phone session and learn more about how you can transform your life.


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