Lauren LeMunyan PCC
Strategic Business And Executive 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.
Fast-forward three decades filled with a successful career in association management and multiple business launches, this SpitFire Coach now teaches creative entrepreneurs and passionate professionals how to streamline their focus, reduce stress and make magic happen. 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 combating gremlins and energy blocks, Lauren spends her time in Washington, DC with her personality-packed English Bulldog, Rico Suave where she also produces and hosts a weekly business-focused podcast - The SpitFire Podcast. And if that isn't enough fire spitting, she can be found up and down the East Coast performing on stage as the Bluegrass-Americana Rapper, JRZ FRSH.
WHAT I DO:
With the freshness of New Jersey and the strategic insight of Washington, DC, I bring clients direct, intuitive and playful feedback to dream, build and expand their businesses. Starting from the foundations of leadership coaching, I work with clients 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 creative and energetic business leaders who 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) 500+ Certified Hours
Certified Professional Coach, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
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
Facilitation, SocialPreneurs Capitol Hill DC
Co-Founder, Monday Night Potluck SW DC