About Me

For over 15 years I designed and facilitated leadership training courses for business leaders, public school educators, addiction recovery counselors, pastors and youth pastors, young leaders, missionaries, and marriage counselors.  I helped hundreds of leaders improve their management and leadership skills and attitudes. 

As an Instructional Designer, I’ve studied how and why people learn and change. 

Bottom line… we grow the most when our learning:

  • is driven by what's relevant to us

  • is in the flow of our work/life

  • incorporates what we already know and have experienced

  • is in a safe, encouraging environment

  • can be applied immediately

My Life Coaching incorporates the best of adult learning theory to your work and life, helping you:

  • reflect productively,

  • experiment strategically,

  • and move forward intentionally.

Having worked for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and fortune 500 companies I can empathize with a wide variety of work environments and their corresponding challenges and opportunities.

When we work together, I customize your experience by using tools and resources from these certifications:

  • Elite Life Coach

  • Scrum Product Owner

  • Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

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  • Lived in Iowa, Colorado, India and Minnesota (India was only for two months, but it was long enough to change my food palate!)

  • A favorite dream come true - backpacking adventures (7 and counting…)

  • Traveled to Italy for my honeymoon


  • A wife and a parent of two teenagers (and loving it!)

  • An imperfect, yet passionate, Jesus follower who daily seeks God’s perspective (If you are too, we can invite Him into our journey together.) 

  • Large extended family: 6 parents, 7 siblings (biological and step), and countless nieces and nephews.


  • Month-long family trip to Europe to rent a flat and experience life as a European and a tourist

  • Become a respite family for a single parent

  • Be more generous, like my mom


Laura Praske

Life Coach | Leadership Coach | Relationship Coach 

I would love to hear your story!


St. Paul, MN

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