Last year, we had the honor of meeting our girl Lauren Allen, of Right Hand Business Coach, during our 6 week workshop, WORKSHARE, and took the world by storm. She crushed her initial goal of writing a business plan, and instead, launched her entire business. If that's not hustle, we're not sure what is. So, if you want to learn more about this babe, keep scrolling!
Your Right Hand Lady || The Get Down With Lauren Allen of Right Hand Business Coach
What fuels you—literally and figuratively!
I love to be surrounded by fun, creative people. It is so fulfilling to talk with someone who is excited about their business and passionate about the life they are living. I find that I crave being around people who are energizing, uplifting, and challenge me to be better. I also live on a high for a bit when I’m working with a client, and they have an “aha moment” about their business.
you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
You can do anything you want, and to manifest your life isn’t a hoax. If you feel it and believe it, you can have it.
What’s one quote or mantra that you live by?
It took me years to learn what “be kind to yourself” meant, now I practice the mantra daily. For many years, I was my own worst critic; once I began practicing kindness to myself, I found that I was much more productive, healthier, and happy.
What’s your spirit animal?
Years ago, I was visiting my aunt and uncle in Santa Fe for Thanksgiving, and my aunt had a set of animal totem cards. I pulled all the cards for my totem and discovered my spirit animal was a butterfly. There are several meaning to have a butterfly as a spirit animal, but the one that I identify with the most is the transformation. I have grown and challenged myself and have transformed many times, all for the better. all for the better
What’s one skill that you’d love to master?
I’ve always wanted to learn to play the guitar. Though I’ve never owned a guitar, it still appeals to me.
What’s your current guilty pleasure?
I’m a sucker for anything related to the British monarchy. I’ll watch every documentary or TV show about the Royal Family. I binged the two seasons of The Crown a few weeks ago. The obsession started when I studied in London and worked at the House of Commons; I was in the building when Queen Elizabeth made a speech in the House of Lords. I watched in our office on a closed circuit tv; it’s my one claim to fame...I was in the same building as the Queen!
Hey Mrs. DJ put a record on… What are you listening to when you want to
Get pumped up: I grew up in Georgia, so I go back to my roots of old-school Outkast and Ludacris
Wind down: Anything acoustic
Get down: 90’s hip-hop!
What’s one book every Boss Babe should read?
This question is the last one I’m answering because I think it’s the hardest. I’ve read tons of books, and I’ve been racking my brain to figure out which one to suggest. I love Dr. Brene Brown, her book Raising Strong taught me so much about myself. I’m a firm believer that we have to know who we are to show up and participate in this world as mature, emotionally healthy people. The book talks about the workplace as well as social settings. She also goes in depth about a study she did on whether people are "doing their best." I was intrigued, and it has changed how I react or respond to people. She has a new book out too; it’s already in my audible queue.
What’s one random thing that is always in your bag?
I always have Burt’s Bee lip balm with me. I’m addicted! I have a tube in my purse, my computer bag, and bathroom cabinet.
Tell us something you’re really freaking excited about.
I’m totally freaking excited about the Right Start Workshops! The workshops have been an idea for a long time, and I finally found a group of partners who wanted to contribute. It’s a 6-week program, starting January 9th and runs through February 13th. Each week, the workshop will focus on one business topic, and an expert in that field will be there to guide a discussion and answer all your business questions. Learn how to get your business started in 6-weeks. You can find more information on my website under Right Start Workshops.