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Motivation Monday: Lauren Zulli

Lauren: the stunner with an eclectic soul, a love for the universe, and a passion for living connected.

Hailing from Pennsylvania, Lauren lived and studied in several states before settling in Michigan over seven years ago. During her undergrad, she fostered a curiosity for the intricacies of the universe, studying Applied Mathematics and Physics & Astronomy. Continuing along that route, she moved to Colorado to pursue a master’s degree in mathematics and came to the realization that while mathematics is a universal language connecting us all to nature, she felt disconnected to her current path.

Making the difficult decision to halt her studies, Lauren moved back to Pennsylvania to reevaluate her plans and passions. She considered her true interests and how she could integrate them: the environment, people, connections, and design. All of these interests came together through sustainable design, and Lauren followed a new path to Duquesne University where she completed her MBA in Sustainability. She has since worked in Virginia and Michigan helping organizations push their sustainability strategy, before ultimately starting her own business as HOLOS Coaching & Consulting.

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"This is such an amazing gift that we’ve been given—to have connected consciousness. The question then remains—how do we plan to use it?"

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HOLOS means whole in Greek, and wholeness is the core of Lauren’s lifestyle and business model. She believes that we come into the world as complete beings, and after existing with her life in partitions for many years, she has a renewed focus on honing the gifts of health and wellness that she has been given. She strives to redesign her relationships and eliminate those things that no longer encourage her to live her best life.

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"I felt like the world told us that we had to identify with one way of being—that’s it—but we are everything and nothing all at once."

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The mission of HOLOS is to inspire and empower individual and organizational wellbeing through integrating and embodying wholeness. HOLOS believes wholeness is living as your truest self—authentically and connected. It’s about the intersections of our humanness + beingness and that we are all one, complete and part of the grander system.

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What services does HOLOS offer? 

INDIVIDUALS:

  • Private one-on-one yoga sessions + mindfulness coaching

  • Whole-Being Coaching

  • Authentic Leadership Coaching

    ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Group + Team yoga, mindfulness, and meditation sessions + program development 

  • Group + Team Conscious Culture Coaching 

  • Conscious Leadership Coaching & Development

    ASSESSMENTS:

  • Individual, Group, and 360 Energy Leadership Index Assessment

  • Core Values + Unique Strengths Assessment 

  • Whole-Being Assessment

    RETREATS + WORKSHOPS:

  • Workshops combine knowledge, tools, and exercised to stimulate interactive group learning.

  • Conferences drive a motivational agenda through movement, stillness, or learning.

  • Retreats combine nourishment, movement, and personal development to explore our mind-body connection. Locations and dates to be released mid-November

    Curious how coaching can work for you? Book your complimentary 60-minute session to find out!

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Lauren + Mod B

Lauren discovered Mod Bettie through a women’s networking group, and she was immediately struck by the idea of getting in front of the camera. She had always been uncomfortable with being photographed, but when she met Elise, she felt relaxed. She booked the first of several sessions and never looked back.

“As a petite woman I struggled being behind the camera until I embraced my uniqueness.”  

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Lauren’s Suggested Reading:

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Lauren’s Podcast Picks:

On Being with Krista Tippet

Tribe of Mentors with Tim Ferris

Tara Brach Podcast

Follow HOLOS on FaceBook and Instagram for upcoming events, workshops, and 2019 retreat location and dates:

HOLOS / Facebook / Instagram

Contact:

email: lauren@holoscc.com

phone: 412.559.6395

 

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Motivation Monday: Anna VanAgtmael

Oh, hello Anna! Meet the gorgeous boss babe who has literally done it all.

Scientist turned yoga instructor? That's just the beginning; Anna has always been a practical gal, and from a young age she had aspirations to go into medicine. Motivated and hardworking, she held a full-time job while also studying full-time at Michigan State University.  After graduating, she earned a spot as a lab manager at a small biotech company in Grand Rapids and stayed there for the past six years. But then...  

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"I woke up and had the realization that I had everything that I thought I wanted but none of it was actually making me happy."

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Three years ago, bored with the repetitive routine of her lab work, Anna made a commitment to practice yoga every day for a year. With a renewed focus on self-care, she felt everything shift. The truly life-changing moment came when Anna signed up for yoga instruction classes and realized she could help people through yoga and travel. She made a plan to quit her job and launch Wandering Roots, a place for self-care through yoga, travel, and retreats—a place to check out of work and in with yourself.  

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"I'm really passionate about yoga and travel; I feel the most connected to myself when I'm traveling and on my mat."

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Anna's mission is to help remove the obstacles that prevent you from living your best life. Having spent so much of her adult life going through the motions of work without passion or drive, she wants to help others turn away from that monotony. Through Wandering Roots, she can provide the time and resources for people who are intimidated by travel to get away with ease. 

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What services does Wandering Roots offer? 

YOGA:

  • Pop-Up Yoga: Hosted at Fight 2 Get Fit (Check here for current pop-up schedule and locations)

  • Private Yoga Classes for those who may be just beginning their yoga journey, who may not feel comfortable practicing yoga around others, or who just want one-on-one training.

  • Special Event Yoga: A tailored yoga event to highlight birthdays, fundraisers, corporate wellness, bachelorette parties, or any other occasion.

TRAVEL:

  • Are you motivated to travel but don't have the time to plan a getaway?

  • Are you dying to take a dream vacay but don't know where to start?

  • Are you looking to travel with a large group but struggling to find accommodations and activities to satisfy everyone?

YOGA+TRAVEL=RETREAT:

  • Retreat activities are curated to provide a fun, engaging, and relaxing environment

  • All activities are suggested and absolutely nothing is required of you.

  • Choose your own adventure—whether you participate in everything or nothing.

"Most people take care of themselves last. The majority of us think it's selfish to spend time or money on ourselves. It's not."

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Anna + Mod B

Anna talked herself out of scheduling a shoot with Elise for two years before pushing outside her comfort zone and going for it. During her first two years practicing yoga, Anna decided she would say "yes" to everything she wanted to do despite the fear. 

"I felt so empowered by the shoot and when I got to see my images. It was one of the best gifts I've ever given myself!"  

  

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Upcoming Events:

Banff Retreat

 Oct 7-11

This trip includes accommodations, yoga, meditation, hiking, hot springs, park admission, transportation to and from planned activities and Calgary International (YYC) airport, and most meals.

Body & Mind Workshop

Sep 23

Thirty minutes of WERQ followed by forty-five minutes of yoga and meditation. Stay for a goal setting workshop discussing how to successfully set attainable goals to finish 2018 strong.

Yoga @ Fight 2 Get Fit

Various Dates

Click here for details

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Keep Up With Anna:

email: anna@yourwanderingroots.com

Wandering Roots / Facebook / Instagram

 

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