Finding out what direction to go in life is not the easiest thing to figure out. Lauren has helped me to overcome many circumstances in my life that have prevented me from discovering what my full potential is. Lauren has also helped me to determine areas in my life where I have personally held myself back. She’s done a great job at helping me to realize what I am worth; as an employee, and as an individual in my everyday life. She has helped me to identify where I want to be in life, and to outline the steps that it will take to achieve my short and long-term goals. She has always been very dedicated in assisting me and coaching me through difficult scenarios in my life, and has always helped me to find opportunities that would suit my needs. I would highly recommend anyone who is determined to do something more, but needs guidance in the right direction to speak with her. I’ve greatly benefited from her coaching and I am now on the right path to conquer goals that I would have never thought possible in the past!
I have worked with Lauren Patterson in many different roles, as co-worker, employer, trainer, mentor, and coach. Through multiple working relationships, Lauren was such a bright and positive individual which made the work day much more enjoyable. Lauren worked hard to create close relationships with each team member and because of that, she became a friend of mine. I have worked closely with Lauren through the planning, development, and implementation of new processes and systems. Lauren was an incredible Coach and trainer. Lauren's knowledge base is very broad and she is amazing at whatever she puts her mind to. When given a task or project, she makes sure it gets completed on time. Lauren truly is an inspiration to me and I would highly recommend her to any company.
- Katy Owens (Business Professional)
Lauren has been a bright light for me during my darkest times. I reached out to her during a very difficult time in my marriage. Without her guidance I'm not sure in which direction my life would have gone. She was readily available to listen to intimate details that I was unable to share with family or friends. Her ability to Listen without judgment allowed me to open up and dig deep within myself for answers. Her feedback and guidance was vital at times in order just to make it through the day. God definitely knew I needed her in my life and on my road to healing.
-Anonymous (Marital Counseling)
Over the course of many years, I've witnessed Lauren in many ministry related roles, but especially with teens. Through her love of Christ, and her awareness of her natural talents to encourage and motivate, she is able to lead others in a way that allows them to reach their greatest potential. She is attentive to each individuals needs, where they are in life, and where they desire to go. There are many people that coach teens, but very few who share an authentic love of God, which pours out into authentic love for each individual they meet. Without a doubt, Lauren is a person that draws inspiration from the Holy Spirit and is able to inspire others in a unique way because of that. I believe she would be an asset to any ministry that seeks one-on-one coaching for teens that are looking for the purpose God has designed them for them.
-Eileen Perez (Teen Leader/Missions/St. Francis of Assisi Parish)
During my time working with Lauren, I found her to be very efficient and helpful. I could always count on her to be there when I had any questions. She was very inspiring and always looked out for others. She completely reorganized and restructured our retail program for the better. Both management and fellow employees have commented on how the updated systems has made it easier for all of us to work around. Lauren always gets any job done quickly and efficiently, was always about team effort and always gave the entire team motivation. She pushed me to become a better employee, and work hard. I am beyond thankful for Lauren and the support she gave to me. I have become the employee I am today because of her. I have grown so much and became more confident knowing how much she believed in me.
I have witnessed Lauren's work in various roles--student, recruiter, co-worker, office manager who hired my graduates. Lauren's professional communication skills were evident in all roles and she was a mentor and role model in several of her positions--always taking time to groom and coach the applicant to be better.
- Shelley McKenzie (Career Services Advisor, Educational Industry)
Lauren is a consummate professional and it was a great pleasure to work alongside her and learn from her. She is a hard working and resourceful person in her recruiting efforts and got results because she cared about the company and the people she was working with. I highly recommend Lauren!
-Julie Cannon (Director of Selection & Recruitment/Talent Acquisition Consultant)
Lauren is passionate about her career and cares deeply for every person she meets. She works hard to help grow our company by finding high quality individuals, building a relationship with them, and then helping them decide if our career is a mutual fit. Lauren sees the best in everyone and inspires them to meet their true potential.
- Steve Yerkes, CLU CASL ChFC CAP AEP CFP (Wealth Management, Financial Industry)
Lauren was a vital part of my opportunity to work in this amazing career. She is always willing to provide constructive, positive feedback and develop a plan of action on the spot. Her passion is evident through her attitude and work ethic. She will accomplish any task that is presented by motivating and recruiting others to help her.
-Jonathan S. Motter, CLU, ChFC (Financial Industry)
Lauren is a resilient and energetic professional who is a pleasure to work alongside. Her ability to motivate and encourage had a great impact on my decision to start my career at Northwestern Mutual. Lauren possesses an array of valuable qualities and skills that would make her a valuable asset to any organization.
-Wayne Lampart (Financial Industry)
When I first met Lauren, I was in a job that barely paid the bills and I was joyless. I had just returned to the workforce after being injured at a previous job. I was low in confidence, drive and in an unhealthy relationship. I knew I wasn't living to my full potential and she was the light that helped me realize my dreams and the steps necessary to chase them. She encouraged me to find a job that I could find passion in and gain the experience I needed. I found the perfect job working in a daycare and started going to school to be a teacher. I am now in my 6th year of teaching and cannot imagine my life without pouring into my TK students every week. I am grateful for Lauren's amazing nature to nuture others to follow their dreams.
- Billie Louise Cueto, Teacher
Lauren is an absolute joy to work with. She's skilled in the areas of mentorship/coaching. I've known Lauren for a little over 10 years and I'd hire Lauren for absolutely any position. Lauren has a genuine heart and a passion for people. She also excels in administrative planning and fundraising activities. Several years ago Lauren managed the planning and implementation of a trip to the mountains for our youth when she was on staff at our church. I was asked to be a chaperone, Lauren made certain that the trip and the activities planned during that weekend were implemented flawlessly. I was able to really enjoy myself and watch the youngsters enjoy the myriad of great adventures that Lauren put together for them. Having managed several people, I know that attitude matters a lot. I'd love to have Lauren on my staff! She has an awesome personality and a set of great skills that will allow her to handle virtually any position out there.
-Angel Wright-Lanier (Deputy Town Manager, Morrison NC)