Collin Austin and Michael Dees Open Up with Business Coach Lauren Douglass

Lauren Douglass of Orenda Leadership coaches CEOs and business professionals to overcome challenges, discover their higher purpose and fulfill their legacy. 

In this week’s episode of the WHOA GNV Podcast, the roles were reversed, and Hosts Collin Austin and Michael Dees were asked questions and received some coaching of their own. 

Douglass approached their vulnerable sides by addressing their biggest dreams, their motivations and their fears.

She discovered Austin’s higher purpose is his faith and his business. He is a visionary who creates possibility, dreams big and pulls everybody else around him with him. An obstacle holding him back from achieving his dream, however, is the lack of time he creates for himself.

Once COVID-19 hit, his mornings of prayer, bible study and meditation started drifting away. She believes legacy is not created after one’s life but by the decisions one makes each day. When Austin abides by a disciplined schedule that brings space back into his life, he is one step closer to achieving his dream.

“When you make enough space for you and you make enough space for those around you, you can start to move up, and knowing who you are, you’ll bring everybody else with you.” 

Douglass said high performers, like Austin, don’t take time to be quiet because they’re so busy running around that when the quiet times come, anxiety is present. She believes with coaching, all of the answers are within. People simply have to stop and listen to their internal voice. 

“If you’re not quieting your mind, you can’t hear what your biggest step needs to be.”

At 16, Douglass volunteered in a retirement community where she listened to people’s life stories and biggest regrets. She built a framework for her life to live with the end in mind.

Douglass has been helping business professionals live within their legacy for three years. She received her degree in psychology and uses her background in physical behavior in her coaching. A lot of her work is focused around narcissistic relationships and the impact it has on children and partners. 

“At the end of my life, I want to be proud of myself, so I want to make sure that all of my decisions align with my integrity, and coaching is one way I can fulfill that legacy.” 

Listen to the 111th episode of WHOA GNV podcast to hear more of the real, vulnerable conversations from Lauren Douglass’s time coaching Hosts Collin Austin and Michael Dees.

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