About Me

empowerment life coach, writer, photographer + designer



Hello. I’m a multidimensional creative person. I used to fight it, thinking I needed to pick one thing, but thankfully I discovered that I can do all the things I want and do them really really well!

I’m a certified empowerment life coach who’s passionate about helping people live true to their authentic selves, creating a life that’s rich, purposeful and joyful.

With over 17 years of experience, I’m an expert at helping people to achieve their most important life goals.

Want to learn more? Check out my Work with Me page to get started. I can’t wait to talk with you!

I’m a contemporary romance writer who wrote my first full length novel (on a manual typewriter) when I was 13 years old.

Every three to four weeks I host the LKD Inner Circle Mastermind call to support women creatives and entrepreneurs towards achieving their goals. It’s a wonderful group of like-minded and supportive women.
Click here to sign up!

I love taking photos. I’ve been fortunate enough to sell them online as well at various art fairs over the years. You can find my most current photography for sale here at Fine Art America.

I’m a graphic designer who started my career working for an underground music magazine right out of college. 

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If you ever want to learn more about anything I do and/or have any questions, feel free to reach out to me! I’d love to hear from you. You can also follow me at:

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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!

Gwen H

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.

Ranni P

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

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 L

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 am reclaiming my original website

For as long as I've been designing websites, and that's been a VERY long time (almost 20 years), I've had a website with my full name. I established this website (laurakinker.com) when I married my sweetheart over 16 years ago. During that time, I've used it for...

Introducing the new HARDCOVER Writer’s Planner

Introducing the new HARDCOVER Writer’s Planner

I'm so excited to announce that I just published the hardcover version of the popular Writer's Planner. It's the same Writer's Planner that you've grown to love over the past two years, including all the goodies you need to keep track of your last novel project as...


I am always running across stuff I want to share with you so I thought why not put it all on one page to make easy for you (and me) to reference. On this page you'll find all of my favorite things along with resources that I use for my art journaling and bullet...

Winter in Saugatuck

Winter in Saugatuck

I went out to Oval Beach today to get out of the house and take a few pics around town with my Canon. It's been a while since I've taken it out like this and I really missed it. It's great to take pictures on my phone (and I do take A LOT of them!!) but there's...

Freedom to play

Freedom to play

I wasn't sure exactly where this art journal layout was going to go when I started but I love allowing things to flow. I started out with hot pink because I was feeling a bit sassy and lit up--like I wanted something that matched my mood. I also had an inclination...

Thank You 2019

Thank You 2019

One of the things I love about art journaling is how things unfold naturally. I sat down this evening, the eve before New Year's Eve, wanting to create a spread in my little manifestation art journal. I love using these smaller journals because they're quicker to...

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