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About Laura Kinker

Hi. Thank you so for stopping by.

I'm Laura Kinker – intuitive life coach, designer, writer, photographer​, akashic practitioner, teacher and creative soul. I love to create, whether it's helping people to design/create a life that works for them, designing printables to make your life easier, building businesses or writing chick lit novels.

I am the creator and founder of Illuminations Boutique (spiritual marketplace and resource), Untangled Life, Camp Luminary, The Fantastic Girls Club (coming again soon) and my Fine Art America shop (where you can find my photography).

I have a BA in Communications, hold a CPC (Certified Professional Coach) from iPEC and an akashic practitioner certification through Christina Cross (who taught under Linda Howe).

I believe in going after your dreams (whatever they are) because I know you can make them happen in some profound capacity. It might not always look like how you imagined but most of the time if you stay the course, you'll end up with something even better.

I've made a habit of going after my dreams since the day I graduated college. It hasn't always been a linear path (or easy) however I wouldn't trade any of it.

It's better to try and fail than not to try at all.

I believe that we have the capacity to design ​and create the lives we want. I've become a master at manifesting many things in my life, including the ability to live wherever I want and attracting the man of my dreams (and vision board).

Of course I'm not perfect and continue to work on designing and creating the life I want. I know firsthand the struggles, frustration and sometimes heartbreak of going after what you want. I also know the thrill of finally achieving your goals and realizing your dreams.

Over the past 25 years I've studied endlessly about how the universe works, including the law of attraction, testing it over and over again, discovering what works and what doesn't work. I've accessed knowledge through self help books, intensive spiritual oriented workshops, spiritual oriented classes, coaching school and certification, networking, coaching mastermind groups, meditation, intensive akashic records classes and certification and experience.

I've studied with Rev. Erica Trantham at Unity in Chicago for five years before studying under Rev. Mark Anthony Lord at the Bodhi Spiritual Center in Chicago for another five years. I'm a certified empowerment life coach through iPEC and have been practicing coaching consistently for over 11 years.

My path hasn't always been straight forward. Rarely anyone follows a straight forward path. If you're feeling discouraged because your path has been all over the place, take comfort that you are not alone and you can still get where you want to go, even if that means taking the scenic route once in a while.

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1993 - BA in Communications

2006 - Certified Empowerment Life Coach

2013 - Certified Akashic Practitioner

Laura provides practical, empowering, and realistic suggestions to enhance one's life and relationships. She personalizes her advise to each client's needs. She is creative, inspiring, and comforting. Also, she helps me get to the answers myself so that I am more likely to utilize new skills and techniques so I can help myself. How empowering!


What's it like working with me?

My goal is to help you to design the life you want and to realize your dreams, whatever that means to you. I've helped clients get out of bad relationships, attract the love of their lives (and get married), break through creative blocks, return to college later in life (and graduate), become top performing athletes, move to their dream location, start new careers, balance life with work and discover how to find peace in their everyday life.

I work with clients one on one over the phone so you can live anywhere and we can still connect. The best way to get to know me is to schedule a no obligation get to know me session. You'll be able to meet me as well as get any and all of your coaching questions answered. You will also learn if we'd be a good fit to work together. It's seriously no obligation so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.


All sessions are conducted over the phone so you can work with me from anywhere! If you'd like to schedule an appointment outside of the times offered, contact me at laura@laurakinker.com including the days and times you would be available. I will do my best to accommodate your schedule.

Nice things people are saying about me

I made a conscious decision to give up on on-line dating and be more open to people in general. I liked the way my life was changing but I wanted some extra guidance to take my progress to the next level. After speaking to Laura on the phone the first time, I knew that I could trust her. She admitted to me that she too, like ALL women, had issues with relationships with men. Laura has taught me that men have their own way of giving and showing that they care. It is not about how I want them to show me they care. In essence, Laura has opened up my eyes to how men view relationships. I am more confident, less fearful and truly excited (instead of terrified) about what I can, and will, have in a relationship with a man thanks to Laura. Laura provides encouragement and praise in just the right amounts!

- Gwen H

I had a really great session with Laura. I’m super new to this concept so I didn’t know what to expect but her visuals and explanations made a lot of sense for me. I feel inspired and uplifted. Thank you!

– Kamila G

I really enjoyed my reading with Laura! It was very interesting and informative! Laura gave great insight and interesting detail in my reading! Very unique and life changing experience! Thank you Laura!

– Jeff H

I had my first Akashic reading with Laura and she is wonderful! She’s a great intuitive guide. She’s also extremely caring and is willing to help you phrase your questions to get a clear message. I highly recommend her to anyone that is looking to gain better clarity on a personal situation and learn how to move through it. Thanks Laura!

– Erica P

I thought the reading went well. I definitely needed more time, or maybe my life is just that messy at the moment. I am interested in learning more about akashic readings in general and I thought the images/messages were on and once more “digging” was done made sense.

– Jenny S

My life coach, Laura, has helped me to formulate my goals, focus on my passions, and motivate me into action. In my personal and work relations, she has allowed me to verbalize my frustrations and helped me develop tools to cope with situations and, as a result, I feel empowered to handle problems as they arise.

Having a life coach has shown me how to develop skills to handle myself and problems in a professional and competent way.

We have worked together as life coach and client for 18 months. The skills I have developed in that time have resulted in accomplishing a long awaited Associates Degree, pursuing a passion to design gardens for municipalities, and battled and won a bout with cancer.

I believe without having a life coach working with me, I would not have grown to where I am now. In the past, I felt stuck and unable to really change my situation. As a wife and mother, I felt my life was of service to my family, who I value and who are a very important part of my life. Laura has encouraged me to set my sights on what I want for myself. Perhaps my family may benefit even more by observing my changes. My hope is that they will view me as a woman who has firmly set her values and formulated her goals. For myself, I am living up to my expectations. Thank you, Laura.

- Jannie B

What I got most from the reading was insight on how to handle a situation that had been unfolding for a few months. It helped me to realize something that I had been overlooking in what I was doing. I immediately applied my realization to some work I was doing that same afternoon and saw got some long, sought after results.

– Cathy M

I thought the reading was great! I enjoyed learning the things that I did. It’s sometimes challenging to ask questions when they cannot be “yes or no” but I understand why that doesn’t work. It was helpful when you were able to suggest other ways to phrase the question; I think that would be beneficial to others, too.

- Joy

It has been so GREAT to work with Laura on my deep seated relationship blockers. In the last four months, I have shifted from being present to the ‘man being missing from life’ to living a life in the present moment, trusting in the big scheme of things and God’s plan and knowing that when and if it is supposed to happen it will! Until then I am enjoying the ride.

It is truly such a miracle for me because I have always felt something was missing even when I was with a man. Thank you to Laura for her steady and powerful coaching….I really have appreciated it and would recommend a sample session to try her out to anyone who is serious about shifting their perspectives and lives with regards to relationships!

– Tracy

I had an insightful session. Thank you Laura. You opened my record and found a lot of interesting information for me that I will use as inspiration and guidance this fall. I won your session in a raffle and it was a great reminder how important it is to listen to the small nudges the universe is giving us to help us along. I did not think about opening my records but with your loving guidance and the universe picking YOU for me, it all happened in perfect synchronicity. Thank you for all the AHA experiences you provided. I am very grateful.


Awesome awesome awesome!! Highly recommend!

The session I had with Laura was truly incredible. I went in without any expectations – I didn’t even know what the Akashic Records were until she explained them to me at the beginning of the session. I asked several questions that had been causing me anxiety in my life, mainly about how I should handle certain relationships in my life and about how to tune into my life’s purpose more. Every answer that Laura gave really resonated with me. It was almost like I already knew the answers deep down, and the Akashic Records were able to confirm them for me and help me become so much more confident in my actions. The session blew me away and got me so excited about life! Thank you Laura!

– Katie Marie R

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