Big Changes for 2011

As many of you know, I’ve been doing a cleanse for the entire month of January. Although this Dr. Natura Colonix works on the physical level, I’ve intended detoxification and release on all levels. Let’s just say, it’s been an interesting (and intense!) month so far.

Some of you have let me know that my International Renaissance Coaching website won’t open. Thanks for your concern. Yes, I am aware of this problem. It appears that my website host ( has gone out of business without warning, taking down all the hosted sites with it. I’ve initiated a domain forwarding to this blog, while I decide what, if anything to do about my former website. Fortunately, I had put much of the content on this blog, so, aside from a shopping cart and cleaner template, I’ve not lost much. I can still invoice everyone from PayPal. For now, you just won’t be able to pay directly on my website.

At first, I thought, “This could not have come at a worse time!” I’m speaking at the Physician’s Round Table Conference on Thursday and introducing several speakers there on Friday. This meeting of diverse and prestigious colleagues from a variety of disciplines, especially the medical community, seemed like such a great opportunity. What was I supposed to do with all the business cards listing

Once I managed to forward the domain (I hope!), I began to consider other implications. I spent much of 2010 painting portal doors, encoding them with intentions, most of which have already come true or are in obvious (to me) process of unfolding. I’ve felt for awhile that my business needed to change, but I didn’t know in what way. I just knew that I felt called to paint doors and learn more about Runes and other symbols and systems, including Tarot. I’d get glimmers of an eventual outcome, but the how remained ever so elusive. Familiar with major life transitions, since I lead so many people through them via coaching, I recognized 2010 as an incubation period.

Then 2011 rolled around and things started shifting due to this cleanse, timing, and lots of meditation. My comfort zone suddenly seemed awfully constricted. Even my clothes started to feel tight. For a few weeks I wondered if I had suddenly gained a lot of weight, but trying on clothes at stores resulted in my usual size. My own tight clothes symbolized a “too tight life,” similar to what I felt just prior to my 1998 brain injury. As a Medical Intuitive, I know that when life begins to feel too tight, the soul’s crying out for change. If we listen, things can shift in seamless, graceful ways. If we resist, then “life” often steps in to force the issue. I, for one, have had enough trauma-drama to invoke change.

Deciding to opt for what I now call “the ease and please” route, I began to coach myself. When I looked closely and honestly, I found myself unable to deny some rather uncomfortable facts:

I could suddenly no longer envision a sustainable life coaching practice. In fact, I seemed to be getting serious kicks from the Universe to move in other directions. I could see the intuitive readings continuing to grow and flourish, but whenever I tried to focus on expanding the life coaching portion, I felt anxious, depressed, uncentered and “lost.”

I’ve felt nudges about transitioning out of life coaching for awhile, but my move to Madison brought those to the forefront. Whereas before I could coast through the shifts without making a conscious decision, I was suddenly faced with a need to find a new bank, completely revamp the shopping cart option on my website and create a new PayPal account independent of my ex-husband (Stephen’s) original account used to build my coaching website. Wisconsin has no Bank of America branches, and multiple calls and emails to PayPal and revealed a surprisingly involved process of switching things over. Prior to my move, the overlap hadn’t inconvenienced either of us, but a few things happened simultaneously, all of them screaming, “Cancel those accounts and open new ones!”

Since I go to Chicago fairly regularly and conduct most of my banking online, I dragged my feet about opening a local business account in Madison. Somehow I just couldn’t bring myself to make all these changes for a company called International Renaissance COACHING, which I took over from my (now ex-)husband, especially when I’ve intended 2011 as such a break free year. Beginning anew with the old name, old site and old business model just seemed backwards.

And so … I’ve decided to let things incubate a little more. I have some very cool visions of what’s on its way, and those elusive how’s seem much more visible these days. I will likely open a brand new business, with a new name, new model and new website. You’ll see some overlap, especially with my intuitive services and classes, but life coaching will not remain the focal point.

I don’t know the timing; however, this post serves as my official announcement that I’m winding down my life coaching practice. I will certainly finish up with current clients, and I may even take on some additional folks in the short term. I will continue to offer past life readings, soul readings, medical intuitive sessions and intuitive life path assessments, as well as Reiki classes. I just don’t know how much longer I’ll be taking on new coaching clients.

If you’ve ever wanted to work with me as your life coach, now really IS your chance. For the rest of January, I’ll offer life coaching 5-packs for $555, as I did during the first week of January. This special includes 5 hours of coaching for $45 less than my usual 4-pack price. I will re-evaluate whether or not to accept new coaching clients periodically as time progresses. As I said, I don’t know the timeline yet and feel committed to helping current clients reach their goals. I just felt nudged to announce the shift today, so that anyone on the fence would know that time is of the essence.

Thanks for growing with me! Exciting times, indeed …

Much Love and Many Blessings,

7 responses to this post.

  1. Wonderful and exciting news, Laura…can’t wait till you unveil the new name! The time is right, that seems very clear. Sending you blessings of fruitful change in new beginnings….♥ diana


  2. Congratulations Laura!
    Very exciting news. I look forward to hearing about your directions. Hope the conference goes wonderfully.
    Hugs and blessings to you,


  3. Posted by Pamela on January 26, 2011 at 2:14 am

    funny, i thought you were going to announce transcending physical reality b/cs it’s just too restrictive! lol
    i love the idea of beginning fresh w a new biz in 2011. i look forward to watching it unfold… reading this has helped clarify some of my own business ambivalence as well.
    thanks as always!
    love & light,


  4. Posted by laurabruno on January 26, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Thanks so much! Love, hugs and light to all of you…


  5. Posted by Dawn Vierra on January 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Congratulations Laura on the expansion, transformation and evolution of your path and life’s work. I look forward to hearing what comes about as everything unfolds for you. Blessings to you and your walk of beauty. Love Dawn


  6. Posted by laurabruno on January 27, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks, Dawn! Lot of love to you. 🙂


  7. […] In January, I announced that I felt called to wind down the coaching aspect of my practice. This shift continues as a slow release. With few exceptions, my only coaching sessions focus on personal healing, Law of Attraction, and/or building a conscious/healing business. I have turned my attention much more to flat out psychic readings, which I find both easier and more enjoyable. The August Tarot Special brought so much positive feedback and requests for more, that I have decided to add this service to my regular menu of offerings. Beginning today, I will offer 1/2 hour tarot readings for $55.55 and hour-long tarot readings for $111. The many people who signed up for the August special shared how transformative they found their reading(s), and I am happy to share my research, experience, intuition and personal knowledge of this system. […]


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