Episode 209: How Radical Truth Telling Solves Everything with Lauren Zander

Oh my goodness, today's episode with life coach and author, Lauren Zander, rocked my world! I had so many self-realizations during our conversation, I had to remind myself that it wasn't a coaching session for me!

With a degree in environmental studies, Lauren took a job in the field right after college. But as time went on she realized that while she loved the cause, she was unhappy with the actual work. From there, she pivoted into the only self-help company she knew of and worked there for seven years until she ran out “screaming” and started her own personal coaching business.

Fast-forward to today and Lauren's coaching company, The Handel Group, runs four different divisions dedicated to helping individuals and businesses alike create cultures that promote happiness and allow everyone to excel. Almost nothing is off limits when her and her teams deep-dive into their clients' worlds to figure out what the problems are and what needs to change or be fixed.

I have a feeling that you're going to run out and grab Lauren's book or her coaching programs because I know it made me want to! She promotes the truth and she speaks nothing but – and it's just so refreshing. Enjoy!

Question Highlights:
o Where do shifts begin for people?
o How do you get a smaller culture not to be afraid to share how they feel?
o What's something we can do to shift into a powerful mindset?
o What are some of your favorite ways to connect people?
o What are you most excited about with your book, Maybe It's You?
o Have you been in front of an issue that you felt was so big you didn't want to begin?
o How do we know when it's time for a person to not be in our lives?
o What recharges you?
o Is there anything in your life that feels like it needs completion?
o Is there something you need to release and care less about in order to care more about where you're going?
o What inspires you?
o Do you have favorite books?


“Self-discovery is actually the way to make a lot more money and be happy.”

“Anyone can change a culture.”

“Anyone can wake up and decide to be a leader.”

“Truth-telling is not that complicated.”

“Stop thinking you need to lie.”

Lauren Handel Zander is the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group®, an international corporate consulting and life coaching company. Her coaching methodology, The Handel Method®, is taught in over 35 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City Public School System. Lauren is also the author of Maybe It's You: Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life (published by Hachette Book group, April 2017), a no-nonsense, practical manual that helps readers figure out not just what they want out of life, but how to actually get there. She has spent over 20 years coaching thousands of private and corporate clients, including executives at Vogue, BASF, and AOL. Lauren has been a featured expert in The New York Times, BBC, Forbes, Women's Health, Dr. Oz, and Marie Claire and she is a regular contributor to Businessweek and the Huffington Post.

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