LIFE ABOVE ZERO IS A BOUTIQUE LIFE + WELLNESS COACHING PRACTICE RUN BY FOUNDER
(BA PSYCH HONS).
Hi, I am Lauren King. I have a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from Griffith University. After receiving an academic scholarship I embarked on my own journey of self-discovery and travel – meeting, understanding and learning from people from all walks of life. I received a further scholarship, which lead me to complete some of my studies in Oahu, Hawaii at Hawaii Pacific University focusing on Sex and Gender Psychology. During my Honours I wrote a thesis conducting my own research on how manipulating non-verbal’s can alter self-destructive beliefs. My degree is accredited by the Australian Psychological Society – permitting me to be eligible to gain registration as a Provisional Psychologist if I did choose to practice in that area.
I have always had a knack for connecting with people on a genuine level, and a keen interest to talk to others about what makes them happy, what sets their soul on fire and what inspires their wildest dreams. Naturally I found myself working for the Queensland Government in Child Protection. I work collaboratively with families encapsulating a strength-based practice approach in order to empower families to take ownership of goals, motivate them to make changes and equip them with strategies in order to turn their life around so their children can be kept out of foster homes, or be able to be reunified home after Child Protection orders had been taken.
I love my work. I love inspiring, empowering and facilitating change so people can be the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves.
This is what led me to further studying Life and Wellness Coaching…and Viola, Life Above Zero was born! I am not airy fairy, my head is not up in the clouds… working in Child Protection has made sure of that. Being confronted daily with high risk cases and circumstances makes me very aware of the high and lows in life, the differences in opportunities and experiences. This grounds me, yet does not jade me. I am genuine, transparent and honest.
‘Life Above Zero’ reminds clients there is more to life than just coasting. There is achieving and soaring, there is life above zero and everyone deserves to live it!