Special Guest Laurette Smith – Befriending the Inner Critic

This week I have a really interesting guest from Seattle, Washington (formerly New Zealand), Laurette Smith is a Women’s Coach and Support Group Leader and has been doing this important work since 2000. She’s a certified life coach and has been featured as a Conference and Retreat speaker, as well as creating numerous materials and tools for both mentoring and coaching programs. She uses the scientific principles of the emotional brain vs the logical brain to help women implement positive changes in their lives and change habits. On the podcast this week we’re talking about how to silence the inner critic (we all have one!) so that we can use this skill to make long term changes to support our physical, mental and emotional health.

Born and raised in New Zealand, she moved to the US in 1996 with her husband, Leighton. They’ve been married for 31 years, live in Seattle, and have 4 children aged 19 to 25.

​Her passion for helping women grew out of her experiences of severe childhood sexual abuse. She developed an eating disorder as a teenager which grew into bulimia. She was diagnosed with extreme PTSD and ended up having a breakdown which left her emotionally stuck. Out of desperation for change, she began to develop tools to change the messages she was playing in my head. Her work with women now focuses primarily on teaching them how to love their bodies, enjoy their lives and coach their inner critic so they can live life the way they want to.

​She runs a free Facebook group called “Love, Laugh, Liberty” and you can check it out at this link – www.facebook.com/groups/LoveLaughLiberty/

About Your Host: Susie Garden

I help women feeling stressed, flat and older than they’d like regain their youthful energy and glow using a proven method so their natural beauty and confidence shines through.