About Me

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. 

W. Clement Stone

Hello, my name is Laura Bradford Coleman, Ph.D., BCC. I’m a Board Certified Coach. That’s me in the photo to your right.

I work in my private practice named, Coleman Life Coaching. I’ve been fascinated by how people grow, change, and overcome obstacles since I was about 10 years old. I’d sneak into my father’s room when no one was home and read his psychology books. I studied every self-help pamphlet and book I found anywhere. I checked out library biographies and autobiographies of those who overcame great obstacles to go on and live a rich full life.

I love coaching. I  experienced coaching from the swimming pool lifeguards who encouraged my desire to learn those convoluted dives off the high diving board. In high school, my incredible speech and drama teacher coached me to compete in poetry reading contests. Still later, I had a wonderful life coach who cajoled, encouraged, questioned, confronted and believed in my abilities to achieve my personal goals.

In coaching, I partner with people who want to manifest their dreams. Like the quote at the top of my page, I feel it is my mission to see you fulfill those yearnings deep within you. Those yearnings contain your life’s mission. I want to help you find your own mission so that you too can be filled with enthusiasm and a burning desire to work on it.

I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, friend, and life coach. I enjoy my life in the country with my husband, kitty and the horses out back. I read science fiction and urban fantasy novels. And I love music, especially oldies from the 1960’s and ’70’s.

I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) enchanted with life coaching as a Board Certified Coach (BCC). I am retired from private practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am no longer taking therapy clients. Instead, I am working as a Life Coach to help you reach your life goals. Life coaching is an exciting way to help people experience more life in their lives.

For many years, I worked as a psychotherapist with adults, couples, families, and children who had experienced some form of trauma, loss,  painful life event or felt frustrated in their lives. In my office, under my previous married name, Laura Russell, Ph.D. I received referrals from multiple local organizations that offer services to trauma survivors. During that time, I gave presentations and training to multiple local organizations on many aspects of living with a history of trauma.

Now I work as a life coach with adults, couples, families, and children who have experienced some form of trauma, loss, or painful life event. In the 1990’s, I created a treatment program for people who had experienced trauma. Now I’ve learned that much of the work I did to help people was very close to life coaching.

I love learning and I have earned four college and graduate degrees: B.A. in Sociology and Education, M.Ed. in Special Education, M.A. in Psychology, and Ph.D. in Psychology.

Contact me

for further information or to set up an appointment:

Email: agentledrlaura@mail.com

Phone: (615) 464-3791

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