We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauren Ivy and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lauren, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
For me, it’s authenticity. Everything I do, share, create, is all with the intention of people learning more about themselves, so they can believe in themselves and have the clarity and confidence to shine their light. I think so many of us, if we aren’t aware and purposeful, can get caught in a comparison trap and that never serves our highest and best. We were all created so differently for a reason and it’s a constant practice of tapping into that uniqueness and letting our true self lead the way. It’s so freeing and empowering to completely step into my brand being human. And that’s what I want for everyone.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business continues to grow and morph, evolving as I do as an individual. I’ve had a long and winding path to where I am now and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I haven’t always been able to see how all my different passions would connect, but I just said YES to what lit me up and trusted that it would all just take me to a new, exciting point on my journey. And I can definitely say my business now feels more aligned than anything before. I teach a self-awareness modality called Human Design, which is basically a combination of ancient wisdoms like astrology and chakras, mixed with modern science, energy and human conditioning. It’s insanely accurate, validating, expansive. For many clients it explains why and how they’ve always felt a certain way and can finally feel seen, permission to be themselves. I also incorporate Reiki and Intitution in my sessions which is incredibly powerful. There is so much happening with each of us at an energetic and soul level, that I absolutely love sharing with clients. We are each so unique, powerful, needed in this world, but sometimes it just takes an outside, higher perspective to recognize and reconnect with our core.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well, all of this is with the caveat of covid, but…. I’m so fortunate to live right in the center of so many fun things! I love walking on the Beltline, strolling between Krog Market and Ponce City Market. There are so many incredible Farmer’s Markets, especially Freedom at the Carter Center on Saturday and Grant Park on Sunday. Also, the Dekalb Farmer’s Market is fun to check out all the things from around the world. We love hiking, so I’d say hitting the closest ones like Sweetwater Creek, Stone Mountain, Arabia Mountain are all great! But there are literally dozens of amazing hikes within one hour of downtown Atlanta. We bought some inflatable kayaks and have had fun exploring Red Top and other places to paddle around. And of course, we’ve got fabulous art & culture spots around the city, like the High, Botanical Gardens, MLK landmarks and even just touring around all the murals. I love the combination of greenery, culture, activism and food that Atlanta offers. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Oh gosh, seriously so many people have helped along the way. My Human Design type is a Manifesting Generator, which is basically the energy hummingbirds of the world. We are the multi-passionates, moving sometimes very quickly from thing to thing, but strongly needing to follow what we love. That means we follow a non-linear path, always learning, trying new things and collaborating with lots of different people along the way. Our choices don’t always make sense to others, especially how quickly we can pivot from one passion to another. But, that’s just the way we were designed. So in the past year, I would say an incredible teacher of mine has been Bree Melanson. I also have such an amazing crew of SoulBiz Sisters in Mandy Carstensen, Gail Turner-Cooper, Jen Miller and Vicki Abelson.

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