Laurie Gardner

The "Get Real" Guru

Laurie Gardner, The “Get Real” Guru, is a Harvard-educated Jersey girl turned gypsy pioneer with a shot of compassionate moxie. A 20-year author-expert in personal development and leadership, Laurie is known for her quick wit, warmth, and laser-like insight. A transformational trailblazer, Laurie traveled to 50 countries and 40 states by the time she was 33 and speaks five languages. She spent 15 years spearheading an international public school reform movement and is a master practitioner in body/mind/spirit wellness, including intuitive coaching and energy reading.

While fasting in the desert on a vision quest, Laurie discovered her true purpose in life: be an inspirational catalyst to help others to shine. She passionately believes that everyone deserves to have a fun, abundant, meaningful life, at whatever age they choose to start. Laurie received degrees in comparative world religions, psychology, and education from Harvard University, where she also taught quantum physics.

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“Laurie's teaching is a breath of fresh air in a very polluted field. Her integrity and professionalism and commitment to excellence is helping thousands to live a better life. Thanks for all you do!”

- Ron E., business coach, West Chester, PA

“Laurie’s seminars are a must hear…What Laurie has to share blows away most of the ‘inspirational speakers’ I have heard.”

- Ingrid S., marketing professional, San Francisco

“Laurie is empathetic, fresh and fun. I feel healthier already!”

- Judith K., Berkeley, CA

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