Lauren Pla of Hineni Coaching shares her transformational story that helps us see how our area of growth is also our superpower. And that it’s going to be the place where we do our work and that when we can be grateful for it, we truly transform.
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Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?
Zette Harbour 0:00
Welcome to Love Lies Beneath. I’m Zette Harbour. I’m glad to have you here. Do you feel like stress, fear or pain take up way too much of your energy? Have you wondered if you’ll ever be free of that heaviness of your past? Do you long to feel as good on the inside as your life looks on the outside?
Zette Harbour 0:43
In this podcast, you’ll discover the story of who you really are, and how to set yourself free. Together, we’re going to travel into those wild spaces of our inner landscapes, and dive deeply into the rich soil of our lives, reclaiming Soul through Story and healing our Hearts. My book, Love Lies Beneath is the map. Be sure to subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss any of this enriching journey. And now, let the adventure begin.
Zette Harbour 1:40
In Episode 17, we meet a woman who, much like the weaver’s daughter from Rumpelstiltskin, found herself in a place of peril. And she too, had to find that within her that enabled her to transform the straw of her life into gold. Join me now, as Lauren Pla opens her heart, and shares her story with courage, wisdom, warmth, and humor.
Meet Lauren, Professional Human
Zette Harbour 2:18
Today, I am here with Lauren Pla. And Lauren likes to consider herself a professional human, which is something I truly love. I can’t wait to hear more about that. I also want to read that, you know, you said on your website that, ‘I have a dark sense of humor, swear like it’s my job, and speak fluent sarcasm. I also care deeply about people.’ What a great way to describe yourself. Lauren, welcome. And thank you for being here.
Lauren Pla 2:47
Thank you so much for having me. I’m so excited. I’m getting excited. This is gonna be fun.
Zette Harbour 2:52
Yeah, it really is. It’s a great, thank you. So please tell our listeners more about you, who you are, and the work that you do.
Lauren Pla 3:01
So , I mean, that bio says a lot about me in a couple of words. I’m like, ‘that’s actually really accurate, Lauren.’ So, I am a certified coach. Currently, the way that I’m basically utilizing these amazing coaching skills that I learned, it’s around empowering women a little more than it was in the beginning. What it is, is I really, really believe that we have power within us that we don’t really always recognize because we’re born into, you know, the physical world. And we are taught certain things, most of it out of love by parents and generations and society wanting us to succeed on their terms, which they think is good for everyone. And I really carry a deep belief that we have to get to know ourselves and really honor ourselves. And when you do that, everything else falls into place. And it just so happens that women is kind of a big psychological part and demographic part of that needing to happen.
Lauren Pla 4:07
So it has just sort of morphed into that. But I actually fully believe that men are in this category as well. So let me just put that out there. So I work with men and women that are are having these awarenesses that they’re capable of more, they’re starting to kind of listen to that voice that’s nagging them, and they’re like, ‘I don’t really know what it means, but I feel like it means something.’ And I’m like, ‘Yes, it does. Let’s figure that out for you.’ Yeah, that’s ultimately what I’m how I’m kind of doing it now. And I do have a deep passion for human connection in general, but also in relationships, and not even I don’t even necessarily mean only intimate relationships. I just think human relationships are very important in a way that communication isn’t always established the way that it could be for these, you know, profoundly life changing connections. And so that’s kind of, weave it all together.
Zette Harbour 5:10
I love that. Yes. And life is a weaving of all that. Right? You imagine that you can just pull out one piece and not have it affect the others?
Lauren Pla 5:20
Yes, it’s a grand tapestry, right. And when you start to recognize that there are all these little pieces, and all of them make sense, it’s, it’s just, it’s really beautiful. I, I’m, I can get I can dork out over this for hours.
Zette Harbour 5:35
So just know that you’re in the right place. Because the next question I want to talk to you, you know, lead us to is, let’s talk about story and the role that story plays and all that you’re describing,
The Story Is The Thing
Lauren Pla 5:47
Mmm, story. I mean, I, I have stories. It’s actually funny. I am a storyteller. When I explain something, I leave no detail out. You need all of it for context. And I’ve had so many people in my life be like, just get to the point. And I’m like, if you want me to just get to the point, then the story isn’t worth telling. So I’ll honor you by just not telling the story at all. You know, the story, the story is the thing. That not there is no, the point is the story. Right? Yeah, it’s important. I think it’s important and I can sit and listen to someone telling his story for hours.
Zette Harbour 6:32
Yeah, I read that you really do love to listen and really connect deeply to story. Which is when we first met, you know, talking about being on the podcast, I was just overjoyed because I love to talk story. I love people who love story. And you get that, you know, story you know, can even think of it almost like a delicious meal. If you said to the chef, just get to the point, like inject the nutrients, then you miss all those flavors and textures and aromas and time spent to just soak it all in. Right?
Lauren Pla 7:10
I love that metaphor, that’s like amazing. It’s perfect. It really is that and you know as I go on this journey of really understanding or, you know, I would say trying to figure out why we’re here, right? But um, I’m not even trying to figure out why we’re here. That doesn’t matter. Like what happens once I know the answer to that. It’s more enjoying the experience for the experience’s sake. And that’s the story. That’s the texture and the flavor. And it makes such a difference when you kind of connect those dots and and say like, I’m, I’m here to observe and experience this, like this is this is why I’m here.
Zette Harbour 8:01
Absolutely. Yeah. That really sounds like it, i t speaks to the idea of presence.
Lauren Pla 8:07
Zette Harbour 8:08
You know, story, as you and I know, and you’ve even sort of really alluded to is, it’s it’s so ubiquitous and kind of invisible, because we do it all the time without thinking about it. The first time we got on the phone, we started telling each other stories. We didn’t say, ‘Hey, I’m going to tell you a story.’ But that’s how we all relate to one another. And I think, in you know my experience as a storyteller for almost 30 years, is that because it’s so much like breathing, people take it for granted the same way that we can take breathing for granted, you know, but there are also people who understand how to make breathing an art form.
Lauren Pla 8:49
Zette Harbour 8:50
Right, a transformative practice. And I think the same is true story. And I think that you know, coaches, especially the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, I feel like without them saying it directly, they really nurture and nourish our capacity for becoming present to the story in its fullness. Right?
Lauren Pla 9:13
I love the way that you just said that, and it’s funny because nourish is actually one of my favorite words currently, I find myself using it a lot. I love the way that you just said that. It’s honestly so true. It’s it’s almost like we’re taught above everything else to be present and to listen and understand the story. And I think that, you know, the story too, when you allow someone to tell the story, you you just learn so much more. And I must be like a bit of a story snob because I’m thinking about it now and I love when movies are made and they do a prequel that has the actual backstory of a character. I am all in. I want to understand everything. It could be three hours developing one character, and I’m like, I will watch it. Because I think all of those things are really important. And when you’re coaching someone, we as coaches don’t go as deep as, say, a therapist, you know, that’s not what our job is to do. But there is information there that makes them who they are that is, I think it’s you can’t not know it.
Zette Harbour 10:35
I love that. It’s information that makes them who they are. That because it’s been there so long, it’s become part of the landscape, they don’t even notice it anymore. And so as coaches, if we can say, did you notice that story over there, and then they get to really bring it to life in a way that they get to receive all the richness of that story? Even if it’s a negative story, there’s richness to be gained by becoming present to it becoming aware, and and really acknowledging and accepting it, right. Yeah,
Lauren Pla 11:06
it’s true. And there are so many, you know, the ideas now around writing your own story, right? Like you, maybe you have been part of a story up until now. But you also have the ability, like today is a completely fresh page, it’s a new chapter, you still have a book to finish, you haven’t written your whole book. And it’s really, it’s the story of, you know, your your life and your impact so far, you know, on the planet and in the world, and with the people that you love, and that you know.
The Gift Of Transformation
Zette Harbour 11:41
Is there a story that was a moment in your life, where you connected to a part of yourself, you had not realized was there, and it was transformational for you?
Lauren Pla 11:51
So back in my, let’s say, late teens, I got myself into a relationship that wound up being physically abusive. Probably it was physical and emotional, but it really felt more physical than even emotional, because the physical was there. And I consider myself fairly emotionally intelligent and strong. So there was less capability for him to control that part of me than there was for, you know, the physical. That doesn’t mean that I don’t, it almost makes it harder for me not to question how I stayed in it, because I do consider myself highly educated in that way. But it’s a it’s a fascinating experience, to go through something like that, and, and hear women, other women and other people ask when they see a woman in a relationship, why doesn’t she just leave?
Lauren Pla 12:48
And I went through it, and I still cannot answer that question. I mean, I can tell you the 10 reasons why on any given day, I didn’t until I did, but there’s no simple answer for that. I don’t have you know, what they might consider the social cues, you know, to have fallen into, you know, I had normal middle class loving, loving, married parents, you know, nobody was hitting anybody. It was so uneventful. You know, I couldn’t tell you what led me to this. And so I experienced that relationship for a few years, you know, loved very deeply, and looking back now and every time I learn another skill, you know, whether it’s from IPEC, you know, the energy leadership or whether it’s positive intelligence, or, you know, any of the, you know, cognitive behavioral therapy, I can look back and it can explain more and more how I stayed, or maybe, I know that the audience listening may not understand this. So our level four in our coaching is very heart centered, giving, serving for others. I’m a primary level four. This does not shock anyone that knows me. And my love for him. I wanted to help.
Lauren Pla 14:16
You can always see the potential in someone, right? So it’s like, oh, gosh, like, if you just could handle this part of you, your life could be incredible. And I mean, I believe he probably, he’s an incredible spirit. It’s just he’s got this human experience going on that doesn’t jive with mine. And I loved him the day I left him, you know, but loving someone and recognizing that it’s not going to be good for you and choosing yourself feels really, really selfish. It feels really icky. I had to come to terms with just knowing that there was more out there for me and that just because I was leaving him did not mean that I didn’t love him no matter what he thought, because he obviously felt differently.
Lauren Pla 15:06
And it was a situation where I did have to leave and hide. I mean, I couldn’t. It’s not like I approached him and said, ‘Hey, this, this relationship is over,’ this was, he went to work, I packed anything I could fit in a bag. I had my daughter at that point. And I grabbed her and my cats, and I piled into my mom’s car, and she had to hide me. And so recognizing the strength of that decision did not come for 20 years, probably. Even now, I probably downplay it, because it was just another thing I had to do.
Lauren Pla 15:40
But to your question, you know, really, it’s a defining moment that I can use as a tool to tap into Lauren, you’ve done really hard things. That was an incredibly hard thing. It was physically difficult. It was emotionally difficult. It was spiritually difficult. It was fear. I mean, it, I should give myself more credit for it. And sometimes I do in private, you know, kind of think through it. But that was, you know, there is an inner badass that lives inside of me that is recognized by that thing. Like, I’ll be like, okay, like I did that, I can do other things.
Zette Harbour 16:24
Yeah. And that is a really big story. Yeah, a really big moment of transformation. You know, even if you go back to like epic, universal human themes in folklore, or mythology, things like that, that is a really powerful, transformative journey that, you know, the details can be different for each of us. But you came to a place in yourself where the old story simply could no longer be allowed to continue. And the new story required a lot of, you know, arrangements, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual, rearranging, and the courage and strength it takes to move all of that inner furniture in one moment. That’s pretty demanding. And totally life changing. Right?
The Turning Point
Lauren Pla 17:13
So, so life changing. As a matter of fact, I remember it’s funny, because the actual moment that I mean, I had Look, I mean, it, the relationship wasn’t good, you know, so I had thought about it for years. And I had tried in other times to kind of say, like, this isn’t working like this clearly is not what I want, you know, and he could also be very loving, and that’s all you want in those moments. So you know, you just as amazing how you fall right into that, like, love me, oh, you’re gonna love me today. Like, okay, like, I’ll deal. Everything is erased. You know?
Lauren Pla 17:14
The thing that actually did it for me was after my daughter was born, I was already on high alert, because I kind of knew he had a single chance. And if anything, physical or mental were to happen after her birth, there was that there was no more I just was I knew in my mind, I was gonna go, I remember that we had gotten in an argument about something that was so ridiculous, like, it was not even something normally that we would argue about. But my daughter was in the room across from me crying in her crib, and I just wanted to go pick her up, but you can continue arguing with me, but I just wanted to go pick her up. And he wouldn’t let me go pick her up. And he just was like, No, we’re talking right now. And I was like, she’s crying. I just wanted to like, Where am I gonna go, you know?
Lauren Pla 18:34
And he used her to get to me. It wasn’t physical. It wasn’t even yelling. It was a very calm evening. And I thought to myself, I can either play it cool, and literally just leave tomorrow morning when he goes to work. Or I can absolutely let my inner lioness out and go batshit crazy and make this whole situation hell of a lot worse. What are you going to do? And I thought to myself, she’s fine. She’s in her crib. She will survive. I’m gonna play it cool. And literally I did not sleep. I was wide awake even when we went to bed all night. I was just waiting for him to just go to work. And the minute he went to work, I called my mom and I was like, You have probably half an hour to come pick me up because I feel like he knows something is up with me. And I left him everything. The house, my money, every everything. I was like, I want the kid. I want my cats. And we’re done. And yeah, it was like, you can mess with me but you will not keep me from my child like you must be nut s.
Zette Harbour 19:51
Yeah, how what a powerful…
Lauren Pla 19:52
Even while I’m telling it, I can feel it. Like don’t mess with a mama right?
Zette Harbour 19:57
Yes, I can hear it and see it. Yeah, very powerful moment. And what a gift to have that moment of clarity. Because it can be really easy, as you say, to, you know, when there are enough of the pleasing moments to help us kind of whitewash or gloss over the painful moments. And what a gift that your story of who you were as a mother, and what that meant in terms of your daughter created a boundary that could not be moved.
Lauren Pla 20:31
Non-negotiable, completely non-negotiable. Like, I remember it clear as day. And it was just like I had already been leading up to with all of these other feelings. But that was that was just like, it was so clear.
Zette Harbour 20:47
Beautiful. Wow, thank you for sharing that story. That is a really transformative moment.
Lauren Pla 20:52
Yeah, thank you, thank you for giving me the opportunity. It’s, you know, I talk about it fairly openly. I think some people have thought I’m nuts, because I’m quite open about this part of my life. But you know, it, it may it really did help make me who I am, which is someone that I’m very proud of today, and I don’t even it’s not even I’m not even casting shade on on him. There’s no need for that even.
An Archetype Of Possibility
Zette Harbour 21:19
Right. So thank you. You’re welcome. But again, thank you for being willing to share that with us. And I know that there are listeners for whom this story is going to be particularly relevant and meaningful. And so in sharing your story, you give them really almost an archetype of a possibility, a possibility for how they themselves can be not a you have to or you can’t or if you don’t you fail or any of those things, but simply a ‘look at this particular story. What in that story resonates with you and gives you strength and courage and the awareness that you matter?’ As much as Lauren matters? Right?
Lauren Pla 22:06
Yeah, it’s getting emotional here. You know, if, if anything that I have done in my life could ever inspire or help someone else make a decision that brings them to a more powerful place, you know, in their mind and their spirit like, that would just be, you know, I did certainly didn’t seek out, you know, to do this, or have that be a thing. But, you know, I think just after going through something like that, and really, like I said, like, I didn’t, I don’t fit, you know, a mold that people think exists for women that wind up in these situations. So for me to look back on it and be like, I have no idea like what possessed me to, you know, because I actually knew how he had treated some previous girlfriends before I dated him. Like, the whole story is so bizarre to me that I would have entered into this almost knowingly, but it was thinking like, it’ll never happen to me. That’s, that’s what the thought is. I’m amazing. So he’ll never treat me the way he treated them.
Lauren Pla 23:17
So to acknowledge these other women that maybe are in relationships where, you know, maybe maybe the the thought, or the idea, or the term emotionally abusive has popped into their head, but they think, you know, but my life is pretty good. And it doesn’t happen that often. Right? And is that really what it is like, there? We are second guessing ourselves up, down and sideways. You know, I mean, I couldn’t because once there’s physical, you know, the first time I got hit, I was literally stuck stunned into silence. Like, holy crap, this is a thing and tried to leave right at that moment. You know, like, you’re not going to do this to me, and then it was like, immediately dropped to the knees. I’m sorry, I’m sorry. It’s a reaction from my past, you know, it won’t ever happen again. So typical, and like, just as a lover, okay. Like, it’s all we want to hear, you know, like, I love you. Okay, I believe you like now, you know, I’m amazing. You got it out of your system. I don’t know what I was thinking.
Lauren Pla 24:23
But it’s the idea that we all have a voice, an inner voice, an inner guidance system that nags at us, until we listen. And so just pay attention to it. It doesn’t even mean that you have to do anything drastic. You don’t have to quit your job and walk away which is my second transformational story, which I also did. But you don’t have to quit your job and walk away. You don’t have to walk out of the marriage. You don’t have to fear of giving up your entire life. You know, some of these women are in marriages where the wealth of their finances are wrapped up. solely in their husband, I mean, if they leave, they lose everything that they’ve known. I mean, it’s terrifying. So I just it’s listening to that voice. It’s just kind of honoring that you have an inner guidance system that it’s blinking all the time. Yeah, so
Zette Harbour 25:16
I am guessing, sounds like this informs your approach to coaching a lot.
Lauren Pla 25:23
Oh, my gosh, completely. Yeah. When I first graduated, the school, I was very sort of by the book, I didn’t really know how to do this, you know, I knew I wanted to help people. And I felt capable of being able to help them. But it was, you know, what do I say? And how do I approach and what do I do and you’re terrified, typically, most of us are terrified when we graduate. It’s like our first foray into you know, this helping modality. And it really took me just about a year and a half to like, kind of embrace, it’s my Whoo, it’s really what it is, you know, and I’m like, you know, I can drink the Kool Aid pretty quickly when it comes to like these spiritual ideas. But you don’t have to be living in like this whoo, whoo, tree hugging spiritual world, which I would hug a tree. So I’m not saying that I’m against that I’m very for it.
Spiritual Ideas In The Real World
Lauren Pla 26:20
But that the spiritual ideas, live in like the real world with regular people. And that’s where I’m kind of like, you don’t have to be woowoo or spiritual to understand that this is how this works. You still have it, and you can still feel it, and you can tap into it. And by the way, how cool is it to know that all the answers are inside of you, and you don’t need anybody else to tell you? Which I have to remind myself some days, because let’s be honest, I’m human, right? I’m the professional human. So there are days where I will find myself looking so far outside myself for answers, because I’m tired. And I’m like, Can somebody please just just tell me what the answer is today?
Zette Harbour 27:04
Right. And that’s why I think too, as coaches, we appreciate the value of coaching so much. I mean, I have had at least one and sometimes multiple coaches at a time.
Lauren Pla 27:18
Zette Harbour 27:19
Just depending on what I was needing to work on, right?
Lauren Pla 27:23
Completely. I told my coach yesterday, I said, sometimes I just need a pep talk. Can you please just pep talk to me and tell me that I’m amazing, because I don’t believe it today,
Zette Harbour 27:33
Right? And what’s great, I love how you point out that as a coach, you’re helping them see what’s already inside them, as opposed to necessarily layering on some data or information or even strategy. I mean, we can help with strategy, and we can help with information and data. But the power is in awakening them to that awareness of what’s within them. Right?
Lauren Pla 27:58
It really, it really, really is because nobody can ever tell someone else what is right for them. You can take advice from your friends from your family, you can try different things out and then determine Do I really like this? You know, am I doing this? I how many people do you know I just had a conversation with someone yesterday, which was just sort of so funny, because as I was talking with her, she’s literally she’s in a text conversation with someone else. And she’s literally telling me, why did I just say that? It was like I think she was in the it was like a blind date situation. And she was invited for like sushi. Is sushi good. Like he says, like, do you like sushi? And she’s like, Yeah, that’s great. And she looks at me and she’s like, why do I say that? I don’t even like sushi?
Lauren Pla 28:49
Like, how many times do you just kind of go against what you might real? And how would your day be different? And how might you show up in that date differently? If you were like, I really don’t like sushi? I’d rather go get tacos like what do you think about that like? This recognize that you can embrace yourself in for who you are. It just it changes so much. You have all your answers, because who knows you better than you?
Zette Harbour 29:18
And what changes in your experience of that moment? Or even that date? Or what if it turns into a relationship? If you consistently tell the truth about yourself to yourself and to the person across from you?
Lauren Pla 29:32
Yes. And I love what you just said, to yourself, because you know what, that’s really hard. Sometimes. I really do believe that we all, we all know when we’re lying to ourselves about something. I just think you know, even if you say you don’t know, you may think you don’t know, but I think you know and that’s even harder than telling someone else the truth about yourself. Because I I have seen it time and time again with some friends and and some clients where they recognize a thing that they may not have recognized previously. And when they say it out loud, it makes it real. And the next piece of that is they have shame and judgment around it, which is a whole other thing to work on.
Lauren Pla 30:22
Because if you can just be aware, and have this sort of radical acceptance of whatever you’ve done, or whatever you have felt, or whatever you have said, you’re human, you’re not meant to get it right all the time, you’re meant to do these things and grow and learn and maybe teach, you know, and it’s really fascinating, I think being honest with yourself is so vulnerable.
Zette Harbour 30:49
It is because I agree, because when you do that you are going to come face to face and heart to heart, and even belly to belly with stories you may have that are about any kind of shame or blame that may be inside, right. And so those are the coaching moments, those are the powerful coaching moments.
Lauren Pla 31:11
They’re so beautiful, they really are. And I feel very blessed. I’m that coach that cries with my clients, like I don’t know, you know, when they teach you, it’s almost like, you know, that’s not professional or you’re not supposed and I’m like, sorry. You know, like, if you’re sitting in my space, especially if you’re across from me, and I’m an empath to begin with. So like, I’m already in it, and you’re telling me something that’s vulnerable and scary, and you’re crying like, I can’t, I can’t help it. Like I’m crying because I’m with I’m just with you, you know, and I’ll hold you up. But I’m also going to cry.
Zette Harbour 31:51
You are, as you say, You’re very level four. And for any listeners who maybe haven’t heard about that before, level four is one of the seven energy levels identified by Bruce Schneider, who created the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. And at level four, your core sort of story that you live by is ‘how how are you doing?’ Right, the other person? How are you doing?
Lauren Pla 32:17
Zette Harbour 32:18
And as long as you’re doing well, I feel I’m doing well. And there’s real power in that. And then there’s also those moments where it can catch you up that you were talking about earlier. There are things about each level that expand our lives and things about each level that constrict our lives. Right. And with level four, the expansion is that beautiful feeling of compassion and caring, and what that the power that that brings within, right. And then the the part that constricts is when you cared so much about the other that you forget about your own self.
Lauren Pla 32:52
Correct, which I have done and I still do on occasion, I’m just more aware of it. So I can kind of catch myself. But there absolutely are people in my life that you know, have gotten used to access to me in a certain way. I may want to be able to articulate, I need some boundaries, but I still really love you. And if they don’t, like I don’t want to hurt someone that I love, and there might be some hurt because that person hasn’t done the work or the studying that I’ve done to know enough that what I’m saying isn’t about them. It’s about me. Right? I really do love you exactly the same as I did yesterday. I just don’t want you in my house today. Because I need some space. It’s really fascinating. This work in general is really, really fascinating. I mean, the human mind is fascinating. Behavior is fascinating. So yes, I’ve, I am a level four and I’m a, I’m a I’m a recovering, a recovering level four.
Zette Harbour 34:03
Lauren Pla 34:04
I’ll be recovering my whole life, I’m sure because I enjoy it.
Superpowers Found Within
Zette Harbour 34:07
Well, you know, that just kind of points to the idea that that which is sort of our area of growth is also our superpower.
Lauren Pla 34:14
Zette Harbour 34:15
Right? So you know, that’s why it’s going to be the doorway through which you get to explore and experience a lot of your personal growth just like the rest of us. You know, our area of growth is also our superpower. And it’s going to be that it’s that place that we do the work and it’s when we can be grateful for it like I can hear in you that you are grateful for this this work in your life.
Lauren Pla 34:37
So grateful I really just the people that I’ve met and just the, I feel like it’s, there’s like a great big cosmic joke of that, that the understanding of all of this stuff is supposed to be so hard. And it’s actually really easy, right? And I feel like I found that and I want to be like, I want to share it. I want to like yell it to the world and be like, this isn’t so hard. We’re making it hard, you know? And if something can be easier, I’m on board. You know, that’s like, if it’s free, it’s for me and I’ll take three. I’m like, if it’s easy, shoot it on right over here.
Zette Harbour 35:19
That’s great. Well, this is great time to ask you. How can people connect with you, talk with you, find out more about your work?
Connect With Lauren
Lauren Pla 35:26
Yes. Oh my gosh. So I do have a website, which I do believe up to now has all of my information on it. So the website, so my coaching, I”ll give you a quick background. My my coaching practice is called Hineni Coaching. It’s Hineni. It’s a Hebrew word. It is not based in religion. The story of Hineni is on my website, which I’m very proud of. I love the colors. I love everything. So you can go read the story because it’s a story, right? I’m a storyteller. So I put that on the website.
Lauren Pla 36:01
But the word itself means ‘here I am’ in Hebrew. I did grow up Jewish. So there’s Hebrew in my history, which is why I was drawn to the Hebrew word. And it shows up in the Bible during very profound moments of personal you know, showing up and I thought that was so cool. Like that is the essence of what I want to teach people and how I want to coach people. It’s ‘here I am’ right not here I am, ‘here you are.’ You’re in there. So it’s www.HineniCoaching.com. It’s h i n e n i coaching, all one word. I’m on Instagram, which is just my name. It’s at Lauren Pla. And I’m on Facebook, which is Lauren Levin Pla. So I’m a couple of different places but my phone number is plastered all over there too.
Zette Harbour 36:56
So, okay, and that’s Lauren Pla, P L A.
Lauren Pla 37:01
Yes, thank you to my husband who offered his name.
Zette Harbour 37:05
Well, this has been a delight. So grateful to hear your story. Thank you for your willingness to share.
Lauren Pla 37:13
I’m glad that we connected. Honestly, I was looking forward to this. This is so much fun. I I love telling it because I I really do think that it resonates and if, like i said, if it helps one person become open to learning something else or aware of something that maybe isn’t working, then I was here for a reason. So thank you so much. Really appreciate it.
Zette Harbour 37:38
Oh, you’re welcome. It’s been a delight. Good. All right, Lauren. Well, thank you again, and really appreciate you being here.
Zette Harbour 37:57
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