Lauren LeMunyan PCC
Founder and Executive Coach, The SpitFire Coach
At the age of six, Lauren tasted her first drop of entrepreneurship and was hooked (literally). What started as way to cure boredom while hanging out with some octogenarians, Lauren learned the art of crochet and quickly mastered hat-making. She sped up her process (down to 15 minutes a hat) and sold enough in a young designer market in New York City to pay her way through college while attending Rutgers.
After developing carpal tunnel syndrome and a serious case of burn out, Lauren hung up her hooks and transitioned into association management and led three international trade association as their executive director for 11 years. During that time she opened and ran a CrossFit gym in Las Vegas and recognized her true passion for coach and what was really in the way - herself.
In 2015, Lauren left her life behind in Vegas and relaunched her 2.0 self as a certified executive and business coach and works with professionals and business owners to identify their blind spots, resolve the blocks to success and get fired up about their life!
Lauren incorporates a fun, direct and intuitive-based coaching process to build clear, concise and creative strategies in marketing, branding, operations, hiring and business development.
When she's not coaching, writing or hosting The SpitFire Podcast, you can find Lauren rapping up and down the East Coast as a featured artist in a Bluegrass-Americana band.
WHAT I DO:
With the directness born in New Jersey and strategic insight cultivated in Washington, DC, I help my clients find the fun and passion in their work and home life. Starting from the foundations of leadership coaching, I work with creative business owners and passionate professionals to build their vision and mission, establish their values, set goals, and hold them accountable through each milestone.
WHO I WORK WITH:
I work with high performing creative and energetic business leaders who have more ideas than they know what to do with that are looking for structure, balance and a trusted resource to develop ideas and strategy. My entrepreneurial-spirited clients are kicking ass and taking names in the tech, apparel, media, graphic design, nonprofit and fitness industries.
WHY I DO IT:
Starting from the age of six when I learned how to crochet, I have always been driven by creating, selling and adjusting my approach. This little hobby grew to a full-scale business and supported my tuition expenses while attending Rutgers University. I hung up my hooks for the corporate world in 2005, where I excelled in the ranks, but didn’t feel the same creative passion. After co-founding a CrossFit Gym in Las Vegas and coaching professionals, the light bulb went off. I needed to launch people into their awesomeness on a greater scale. After getting certified as a professional coach and reaching the PCC certification level, I combined my 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience with the tools and tactics of a certified coach.
Now for the real reason - I know how much it takes emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually to try something new and to see it through. When every voice inside you and around you is telling you to give up or not try, it can be extremely frustrating and demoralizing when you experience a set back or the dreaded "No!" I want to be that encouragement and catalyst for positive change in your life. I get jazzed up with every powerful decision my clients make. My clients are my inspiration and renewable resource to spark my creativity, content and further education. Don't believe me? Read the testimonials here.
Accreditations & Affiliations
ICF Accredited Coach (PCC) 1400+ Certified Hours
Certified Professional Coach, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
Release Resentment Certified Practitioner
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Rutgers University
Started first company at 16
Founder of startups in the apparel and fitness industry
Member, International Coaching Federation (ICF)
NextGen Class 2015, ASAE