Life & Leadership Coach

Imagine More, Be More

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Life Coaching

Do you feel stuck, lost or don’t know who you are?

Find your path to move forward with confidence, reduce anxiety & be the you that makes you happy.

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Leadership Coaching

Do you feel held back or lack confidence as a leader?

Embrace the unique leader you want to be, gain new insights, grow & succeed.

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Transition Coaching

Don’t know what your next steps or choices are?​

Discover where you want to go and how to get there. Find yourself & what you truly want.

About Laura

What do you want to change today? What is getting in your way?

If you are looking for a life coach that can help you grow and move forward as a leader, increase confidence to move forward in life, or help you through change, choices and transitions, you are in the right place. You don’t have to feel held back, stuck, or uncertain.

Laura trained as a professional life and leadership coach after relocating to the US from the UK, where she practiced as a therapist for many years. This provides Laura with a uniquely insightful perspective for her coaching practice. She lives in the Raleigh area, NC, and works with clients locally and throughout the US.


After coaching with Laura for the past three months, I found her to be an insightful, highly skilled professional who coaches with both courage and compassion. She inspired me to look at unhelpful thought patterns and challenge limiting beliefs that were getting in my way. Laura is a ninja at asking empowering questions and then holding space for her clients to dig deep and find new perspective. I could always sense her belief in me, and this helped to strengthen my belief in myself. I highly recommend Laura to anyone looking for a life coach to help them move forward in a positive, fulfilling way!

Tracy B 
Tracy B

It has been a true pleasure working with Laura for the past 3 months. She helped me to navigate a very difficult time in my life with encouragement and compassion. She helped me to see my limiting beliefs and discover the inner strength that was there inside me all along. Her skilled coaching has truly helped me put my life back on a positive trajectory. Very grateful for you Laura.

Pam F 
Pam F

I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to train Laura Haywood at Raleigh Coaching Academy. Given her extensive background as a therapist in the UK, she brought immense value to her cohort, and to the program as a whole. I’m honored to recommend for her truly mindful and heart-centered approach to coaching.

Kathleen O'Grady, RCA Founder 
Kathleen O'Grady, RCA Founder

Laura’s style of coaching is gentle, yet clear and confident. Her support is ever-present and steadfast. Laura creates an environment that is safe, nurturing, and unassuming. All of these qualities make her a wonderful coach and certainly contribute to my desire to be my best self. Laura is a true “gem”.

Lacy F 
Lacy F

I had the opportunity to work with Laura for the past three months. She helped me discover a better vision for my business. I strongly recommend Laura as a coach and partner to see beyond the obstacles and realize your full potential.