I’m Laura, a TV sports reporter turned expectation-busting coach and women's empowerment advocate. Sounds like a mouthful (I know!) but it's simple: I help women embrace the realities of living a unique life on their own terms.

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I’m Laura, a TV sports reporter turned expectation-busting coach and women's empowerment advocate. Sounds like a mouthful (I know!) but it's simple: I help women embrace the realities of living a unique life on their own terms.

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The Life Actually Company™'s first group coaching program is coming back in September! Sign up to be the first to know when the doors open. And keep an eye out for our early bird enrollment with special prices in August!

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Calling all single ladies! Work with Laura and a small group of women during this ten-week program that will change your life. We'll work together to harness the power of your unique story and what makes you YOU, while normalizing taking a unique life path. Stop worrying about what you think you should be doing with your life and start living it. Get on the waitlist and you'll be the first to know when we open enrollment again!

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The Life Actually Podcast™ is here! Are you ready to get real? Are you ready for real conversations with real women about their real and unique life paths?

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Then you've found the right podcast! Each week Laura has a conversation with a different woman about her story and experiences. We're tossing out the idea of how a woman "should" be living her life and instead creating our own timelines on our own terms. There's the way you thought your life would go and then there's your life, actually. This is where we celebrate the actually!

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Tired and confused by all the dating rules?

We're here to tell you that those rules are stupid. That's right! They are out of date, out of touch and should be out of mind. That's why we put together our answer to the typical dating guide: an anti-dating-guide dating guide! Because you DO NOT NEED TO BE FIXED. And there is no one-size-fits-all way to date. This FREE guide helps you create your own rules. And encourages you to break them whenever you choose!

Your FREE Anti-Dating-Guide Dating Guide is here!

Get yours today and start dating on your terms.

One-On-One Support Unique To You

"As soon as I reached out to Laura about coaching, I knew it was a good decision. I contacted Laura while feeling stuck in life, not knowing what my next steps should be. She guided me towards realizing what changes I wanted to make and how to go about making them. Laura knew exactly the questions to ask and what discussions to have to get me thinking about my life differently. Through our work together, I have learned so much about myself and made changes that will have a big impact. Laura is patient, kind, genuine, and intelligent. She understood me right away and I am in such a better place now, thanks to her guidance."

-Julie Brichta, Chicago

Step into the power of your own story

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You don't have to walk your own unique path alone. Get the personalized support you've always wanted but didn't know was actually available. Book a complimentary session to find out if this is right for you or sign up for a coaching program.

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The Life Actually Podcast with Laura Behnke

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Normalizing a unique life path, one story at a time. Each week Laura chats with a new woman who is living (and loving) life on her own terms. We're throwing out societal norms and redefining what it means to be a happy and successful woman--right now. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

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The change you need, the support you've always wanted

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Are you ready to change your perspective and step into the power of your story? This 10-week group coaching program designed for all women will help you do just that. The next program begins this winter! Follow the link for more details and to get on the waitlist.

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Looking for a speaker for your next event?

An award-winning journalist turned motivator -- now you can book Laura to speak to your group.

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Life doesn't always go according to plan. Scratch that--life almost never goes according to plan! I met my husband at 35 (and a half), left the only career I had ever known to start over at 37, got married at 38 (and a half), launched a business at 39, and began trying for a family at age 40.

What have I learned? Well, how much time do you have??

Here's the thing: there's the life you thought you would have and then there's your life, actually.  It's the actually that holds all the possibilities--when you choose to accept it.
 

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"Seriously, I could not find this content anywhere. There is just not enough out there to support the strong, single independent woman, until now. Laura opens up about her own struggles and starts a very critical dialogue that has allowed me to embrace my journey. You can still want to find a husband or have that romantic love in your life but she made me realize I need to embrace all the love in my life.  She is very honest because she has been there. She knows that the last thing a single girl needs to hear is-- "oh don't worry, he's out there." She knows how to relate and empower other women.  She knows what it is like to walk in a single girls shoes, and her message #OwnYourTimeline is going to change your outlook on life." 

Emily Kumlien, Wisconsin

 

Dating, Actually: The Anti-Dating-Guide Dating Guide

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There are no rules when it comes to dating, and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. Why? Because we are all different and unique and so are our dating standards. That's why we created an anti-dating-guide dating guide to help you discover the rules that work best FOR YOU (and how to break them). This guide includes our top five anti-rules plus a workbook with journal prompts to help you get serious about your dating journey.

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Three Steps To Take Back Your Life... Right Now

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Feeling stuck? Are you putting more of your focus on where you think you should be in your life right now instead of on your actual experiences? You're not alone. But these three steps are a great way to begin understanding why you feel the way you do, so you can stop living in shoulds and take back your life.

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How To Handle Uncomfortable Comments & Questions... On Your Terms

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Tired of being asked those inappropriate questions? Questions like, "why are you still single?", "why don't you have kids?", or "when are you going to have kids?". How about being being told, "maybe you're just too picky", and "you don't have kids so you wouldn't understand". These conversations aren't fun, but we have some tips to make them go a little easier.

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What's Keeping You From Letting Go Of Expectations?

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Do you have an idea of they way you think your life should be going? Do you hold yourself to standards that don't necessarily apply to the life you are living? You're not alone. And, really, it isn't your fault. There are reasons we (especially women) have such rigid expectations for yourself. We've compiled the latest research and numbers to help make sense of it all.

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