I'm Lauren, Human Design Guide, Coach & Lawyer
How disconnected I'd become from my aligned path & in particular how the; 9-5+ 'bums on seats' mentality, never ending to-do lists, being 100% office-based, exchanging time for money and largely being praised for ‘hard’ work & life compromises was misaligned for me. Signs of burn-out, feeling like I was just going through the motions, dreading opening work emails, feeling less motivated & ambitious and being less present with loved ones all became more amplified - something had to change.
Instead of suppressing the feelings, I finally listened and I treated them as clues! That began my personal investigatory mission for purpose & fulfilment - I quit (long story short - listen to this podcast episode for the full version) & booked a one-way ticket across the world. Whilst this felt different to the version of me I'd known until then who had generally followed the status quo, I just knew it was the right step to take for me - mission accepted!
I had no idea at the time...
I'd done it all "right" - worked hard, got the grades, became the first Uni graduate in my fam, secured a training contract with my dream law firm, had the salary and off I went continuing to climb my dreamy ladder. Most of it felt great at the start and I was so proud for what I'd achieved against the odds.....plus I was being validated by society for these accomplishments, so I must have been on the correct path, right? It's everything I'd worked towards so I had to keep going, right? But the "soul nudges" got louder and louder until they screamed "WTF are you doing!?"
The first major clarity bomb on this mission was realising that a core personal value (which I’d not given any thought to previously) is “freedom” yet I hadn’t shaped a life around that. So, I called out my own BS and committed to carving out work & life based on my own version of success.
Instead of simply returning to London to take another City job, I decided to live in Bali (a place I loved at the time) and create / find work that was aligned. I couldn't have even imagined this before, but having met digital nomads (mainly creatives & techies at that time, no lawyers) combined with the inner work I’d began to do, I transformed the conditions I’d placed on myself about what work "should" look & feel like. Bali life as a remote UK lawyer became my reality 2017-19 & I created my own online coaching business, all when working remotely wasn't a 'thing' (honestly it was a struggle in law to wfh then just because the plumber was scheduled)!
This legal eagle felt so alive, inspired & nourished – words I never thought I'd associate with work.
That decision was so pivotal and what has since flowed from it has enriched my life
It was never just about the Insta pics & tropical laptop lifestyle, it was deeper for me. It was about truly embodying a new way & undertaking an expedition of self in order to help myself and others, which is part of my purpose. Quitting a job isn't everyone's path after all.
I personally experimented with a variety of working ways noting what, when, where, how I was most inspired, productive, efficient, inward, outward, creative etc. I was also observing & having deep conversations with other people living / working differently whilst simultaneously coaching UK corporate professionals on navigating their journeys with purpose and fulfilment.
One key observation - it wasn’t all sunshine with the ‘digital nomad’ lifestyle, many people simply copied and pasted the corporate ways they were used to (myself included at times) and re-created a hustle culture that didn't feel good. For some, elements of this working style are aligned, but not for most.
That was my next initiation - how can we create sustainable changes aligned with who we truly are in a world that tries to make us something else? As I was about to change my geographical location & enter a new life chapter, this became more important to me personally in order to remain in integrity with my values and path.
Cue Human Design entering my life! A map of who we are. As I uncovered my personal design, in amazement I realised that my path & what I'd felt to be true about how I wanted to work were totally in alignment with my design. It was wild. I felt so seen, validated and supported. From then I began to consciously work with my Human Design and experiment further. I loved the system so much that I decided to formally study it and become a reader in order to support others using this tangible, powerful tool.
it wasn't all sunshine....
to create Legally Different by Design ® a personal development hub and toolkit that helps you to recognise your strengths & gifts and to leverage what makes you unique in order to unlock your next levels soul-fuelled success.
Your soul came here with a contract to fulfil, let's discover your unique terms!
11+ years as a lawyer
Human Design expertise
7+ years of inner journeying
Talent for seeing others' gifts
Love of working with epic humans like you
When I say that I'm not your average lawyer and "I know you're not either" - I really mean this last bit; I *know* you're not either. Whether you see your uniqueness or not, I see it. Whether you recognised your potential or not, I recognise it. Whether you feel worthy or not, I feel your value. My gift is seeing your gifts, strengths and potential and when coupled with the Human Design system, this makes for a powerful deep dive into your magic.
And now i'm going to help you own yours.
I could do it differently. I could do it in a soul-aligned way. I just had to understand what makes me unique, own what makes me 'different' and take aligned action.
It all changed for me when I realised I didn't have to be a one-dimensional lawyer following a one-size-fits-all template
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT
coffee - it's the smell + the ritual for me
Freedom, integrity, vitality + success
A BUNGIE JUMP!
i'VE FACED MANY KINDS OF CHALLENGES BUT THIS TOPS THE "SCARIEST" CATEGORY
PAPER ROUND and a sandwich shop assistant AGED 13 - 15!
you know when you're somewhere BUZZY like a cafe or an airport and you observe the goings-on around you
Astrology: Aquarius sun, virgo moon & aries rising
human design: 1/3 splenic projector
helping you find
"I HAVE A DEEPLY HIDDEN and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life."
— VIRGINIA WOOLF
4/6 splenic projector
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