Recently, Lauren was interviewed by Boston Voyager Magazine. Boston Voyager covers everything from the best businesses, restaurants, gyms, salons, photographers, events, nightlife, and much more. Lauren’s interview was featured in a series about Boston's most inspiring people and entrepreneurs.
8/12/17 – Living Fearlessly (Cambridge, MA)
Our innate potential is often diminished by fears of failure, not being good enough, criticism, rejection, and other self-limiting fears. These patterns shape our feelings about ourselves and the roles we play that keep us feeling safe. Coach, psychotherapist, CNN commentator, and bestselling author Lauren Mackler discusses how to uncover the roots of the fears that keep you stuck, transform self-defeating patterns, and override your fears to create and live a personal and professional life that you love.
6/10/17 – The Art of Emotional & Interpersonal Intelligence (Cambridge, MA)
Learn how to express your feelings, needs, and boundaries in ways that strengthen your relationships with others.
Fear is one of the biggest obstacles people face in managing change and moving forward in their lives. If you’re living your life based on avoiding the things that you fear, you’re not free to take risks or pursue your dreams. If your energy is being expended in avoiding failure, rejection, physical harm, and emotional pain by avoiding the people, places, and situations that trigger your fears—then that energy is tied up in your vigilance to stay safe instead of in fulfilling your potential.
Resistance is a natural element of change, which can hinder or terminate movement. Whether the human body or an organization, a system will resist change perceived as threatening. During organizational transitions, people resist in response to fear of losing control or their jobs. Although they may recognize the need for change, their fear causes them to hold tight to the status quo.
Patti Scialfi, a recording artist in her own right, has been married to Bruce Springsteen since 1991. They have three children together. Some time ago, she was interviewed on the radio about her new CD, and my ears perked up when I heard what she had to say about her marriage. “You know, I was a child of the ’50s,” she told interviewer Liane Hansen of NPR. “There was the idea that love is a simplistic promise of completion . . . that you’re going to find the missing half, your lost twin, your soul mate. I don’t think that you can look for something external to really complete you that way.” She went on to say that her marriage had broadened her and given her a sense of fulfillment, but, she added, “You can’t really look for that. And if you’re looking for that, you’re going to be disappointed.”
Imagine your life if you could step out from behind your “mask” and fully become the person you were born to be. What if you could reclaim your magnificence, liberate your potential, and ignite that potential in every aspect of your life?
We’re all born with unique personalities, passions, gifts, and strengths that, as we grow up, are often diminished by fear, shame, anger, perfectionism, and other self-defeating patterns. These patterns shape our feelings about ourselves and the limiting roles we play to keep us feeling safe.
Despite two years of therapy and a high degree of professional success, a client came to me several years ago seeking help with a problem I’ve seen many times in my coaching practice. “Nate” was plagued by feelings of low self-esteem, unworthiness, and never being good enough. Although he hid it well, the energy it took to maintain the image of someone who had it all together was exhausting him. He was also afraid that others would see through his façade and find out that he was really a fraud. Not only was this causing him a lot of stress at work, his insecurities were having a negative impact on his marriage, as he was often withdrawn and distant with his spouse.
I’m excited to share that I’ve recently become a faculty member at Babson College, where I’ll be teaching a graduate course in leadership beginning in January.
Babson is a private college in Wellesley, Massachusetts, established in 1919. Its central focus on entrepreneurship education has made it the most prestigious entrepreneurship college in the United States.
In this life-changing workshop at Kripalu, coach, CNN commentator, bestselling author of Solemate and co-author of Speaking of Success with Stephen Covey and Jack Canfield, Lauren Mackler, presents her groundbreaking roadmap to achieve mastery of your life, and greater wholeness alone or in relationship.
Many people fail to achieve their goals because they never learned the skills that produce success. No one ever taught them how to set clear goals, create effective action plans, or sustain their motivation.
Whether you want to become a better leader, create a more fulfilling career, or bring greater balance into your life, there are three keys to achieving any type of goal: focus, strategy, and commitment.
Boston Workshop! Join Lauren for this new, 4-week life-changing journey to free yourself from the shackles of toxic emotional patterns. Whether your emotional “addiction” is to anger, depression, fear, resentment, anxiety, unworthiness, frustration, insecurity, jealousy, or some other emotion, you'll learn about the origins of these patterns, as well as practical tools to stop their diminishing effect on your day-to-day life.
9/10/16 SOLEMATE: Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life - Cambridge, MA
Many people spend years waiting for a soul mate to make them complete. Others settle for unfulfilling relationships out of fear of being alone. Renowned coach and psychotherapist, CNN commentator, and international best-selling author of Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life, Lauren Mackler, discusses her groundbreaking roadmap to help you achieve mastery of your own life, and a greater sense of wholeness on your own or in a relationship. This event is also a great introduction for people interested in the upcoming November, 2016 Solemate weekend workshop at Kripalu in Lenox, MA.
Self-empowerment can defined in many different ways. I define it as knowing who you really are—your strengths and limitations, your interests and passions, and your goals and life purpose—and living a life that honors who you really are. This not only empowers you, but makes you a powerful force out in the world.
Many Americans can’t tell you the names of the people living across the street. Although keeping to yourself has become a popular trend, knowing your neighbors has many benefits. People are more likely to look out for each other, exchange occasional favors, and gain greater enjoyment from where they live.