Lauren Handel Zander

Lauren is a celebrity life coach, public speaker, and the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group®, an international corporate consulting and private coaching company based in New York City.

Lauren is also the creator of Inner.U: Learn to Human Better R, the online coaching course that teaches the entirety of The Handel Method, which has been used by dozens of celebrities, CEOs, and entrepreneurs since 2004 and is endorsed by Conscious Capitalism as its learning platform of choice for its members and leaders. Lauren is also the author of Maybe It’s You (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.

Podcast Summary:

1:15 – how did you get into the life coaching business?

1:50 – “not having a life coach causes life to go in the trash”

3:30 – “realized she hated humanity”

3:55 – “what good is it to save the trees if humans don’t see the trees”

6:20 – “how many people need help and yet not having many options to get help”

7:20 – “no one knows how to keep a promise to themselves but can to everybody else”

9:22 – “how does a young person increase integrity”

10:30 – “make them write down consequences”

11:10 – gives an example of promises and consequences (real-life story)

13:05 – Lauren provides a solution to Stefan’s example

13:50 – I don’t have failures I have people that cant complete promises

14:15 – “do you feel you deserve it?”

15:00 – “giving to get”

16:00 – “if you’re not getting something, you’re not giving enough”

17:45 – discusses how she is a life coach for relationships

19:50 – won’t coach a couple unless they have sex twice a week

21:35 – discusses society and families starting out

24:00 – “the reason sex is so taboo, it is because you don’t talk to your parents about it and people”

25:10 – the end of lying

25:40 – Stefan discusses a seminar

26:10 – Stefan asks about lying to Lauren

29:00 – Stefan responds to what Lauren discussed about lying

30:10 – Lauren discusses mental illness

31:30 – “conditional love has respect, discipline, etc”

32:35 – the 7 lies

35:20 – lenses of reality

37:00 – discusses underexaggerating

40:30 – “what was the pitch” Lauren talks about her shutting down a guy

42:35 – advice for 15-year old Lauren

44:20 – three favorite books

48:30 – how to get connected with Lauren

Get Connected with Lauren:

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Instagram – @laurenzander_coach

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