Victoria de Onis Client Inspiration

April 21, 2023

Video Transcript

Speakers: Victoria de Onis

What were you struggling with before you found Lauri?

Victoria de Onis: I had been following Lauri actually for a while on Facebook and social media and I kept watching her videos and I was like, wow, these are the, some of the things that I really actually need some help and support and guidance on with my facilitation confidence, my presence, my impact. And also, again, that ability to meet both the audience, my participants and my co facilitator where they, where they were.

How did Lauri help you?

Victoria de Onis: Lauri really helped me with slowing down my pace so that I could have the impact that I was wanting to have both as a leader with my team and also as an executive coach. She really helped me with slowing down through the use of my breath also just giving myself time and space and realizing that I was so much more impactful when I did slow down. Lauri also really helped me with my facial expressions, specifically being more genuine and being able to express what was on the inside up here. So that meant a lot less smiling and slowing down so that my soma my body could actually keep up with the words that I was saying.

How would you describe Lauri's work?

Victoria de Onis: Lauri's work and my experience of Lauri's work is that it's incredibly simple. It's actually really straightforward and easy to remember. So that in the moment you can bring it out into the work that you're doing in the world. It's also very grounding, even her approach to speaking, has a grounding effect both for the individual and for others. So it has a centering effect where we can all kind of just drop in together on a different level. And I would also say Lauri's work is transformational in the sense that to some extent, it's kind of a one and done in the sense that whatever changes happen when you work with Lauri, they're integrated. They stay with you. You don't have to go back and relearn. Of course, there's more to learn over time. But the work itself is transformative in the sense that you as a practitioner are transformed.

What makes Lauri's work unique?

Victoria de Onis: I've actually hired quite a few really outstanding coaches from a leadership development standpoint and also from a presence and voice standpoint, gotten lots of great feedback, but nothing ever really moved the needle for me in the way that Lauri was able to help and support me.

What surprised you about the experience?

Victoria de Onis: It was really impactful in the sense that it wasn't like learn something and then go do it out there. It was learn something, do it here and now, do it here and now again, and then go out there and shimmy and shine because you've already got the skill set.

Final Thoughts

Victoria de Onis: Lauri's presence and her way of speaking, her way of being in the world is contagious. You can't, you know, go through a whole program or a coaching engagement with her and not pick up some of her approach. For me, that was kind of like a hidden, hidden surprise, hidden gift that I got working from her and it's just become my own way of speaking and being and it's really lasting. It's enduring in its effect. So, working with Lauri has many, many gifts and, I'm certainly grateful for having said yes to working with her. It changed my life and I hope that others say yes to themselves so that they can also have, better results and more impact in the world in the ways that we're all seeking to have.

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