Laura Aiello is The Divorce Strategist and Coach.
She works with clients in all phases of the divorce journey – from deciding if divorce is the right decision to creating an actionable strategy built on knowledge and the right resources; allowing her clients to grow through the process with dignity and hope.
Laura believes that marriage is one of the most important partnerships in life and spending time in one this isn’t working serves no one.
Avoiding that next step, the step towards a healthy and happy life, due to fear of the unknown, lack of support or just plain overwhelm is NOT something people have to put up with!
Every person is different and every divorce is different, so Laura takes a concierge approach to each client, using well-honed methods to bring together a unique strategy and path to wholeness for each individual.
In Laura’s personal divorce, the story was very bleak: leaving an abusive husband and all her friends and family behind, she struck out on her own with no car, no job and no idea how she would make it. Her 12-year old son and a small Uhaul truck of what was left of her life were all she had to start over with.
That experience, combined with patience, determination and a passion for helping others allowed her to turn her life around and grow her career as a coach to new levels, all while finding a true partner in her current husband, whom she married in 2006.
Frequent speaking engagements, her upcoming book, “Divorce is a Push Up – Getting and Staying Strong Through Your Divorce and Beyond” (due Fall 2016), workshops, radio and podcast interviews and weekly blog posts, keep her busy year round.
Laura is passionate about extending her hand back to the people just a little further back on the road to help lift them up to their next level.
Are you ready to learn what you need to know? Build a strategy you can act on? And grow into the person you are supposed to be? Request your complimentary strategy session today!
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Laura’s Personal Bio
Hi! I’m Laura Aiello and I’ve been a Wellness Professional for over 20 years, working with clients to meet their personal, health and life goals. I’ve integrated my training in wellness, coaching, and divorce to bring my clients a more holistic approach to getting unmarried.
The life I lead now is one I could never have imagined for myself 15 years ago.
The truth is, I was in a terrible marriage – abusive on many fronts – and felt trapped.
I had been raised in a very strict religious community and divorce was really not part of the equation. Nor was questioning the church authority.
I knew my life was in danger.
Physically but also emotionally. As I approached 40, I knew I had to make a change, or this would be my life till the end of my life. And I honestly did not know how much longer that would be.
Leaving my ex-husband was the scariest, bravest, most rebellious and frankly life-altering thing I have ever done.
Leaving him meant leaving everyone I knew, and I do mean everyone. Being part of a tight-knit community that does not allow for divorce (with the exception of adultery) means that they will not help you, support you or even talk to you from that point forward.
Even my own parents no longer wish to have a relationship with me outside of that religious construct.
I had no idea what to do. Other than teaching several fitness classes each week, I had been a stay-at-home mom. I had to start with what I knew – the gym.
I asked my boss for a loan to afford the legal costs of divorce. I asked the people in my classes if they knew of any entry level job openings.
Through that one small connection point, I was able to begin my divorce, find a job and start to get on my feet.
The divorce battle was ruthless. My ex-husband was determined to stop me. He fought me every step of the way with everything he had, right down to our own children.
Feeling battle weary, once it was over I pulled up stakes with my 12-year-old son and move away from my beloved Seattle to the relative safety of the San Francisco Bay area. I had no job and a stranger as a roommate but hey – I was free!
Immediately picking up some fitness classes to teach, I set about looking for a “real” job. After going into a temp agency to find some work, they actually hired me to work for them. I kept that up for about a year but realized I was coming out of survival mode and yearned for something more fulfilling.
That’s when I began to take my Wellness career more seriously and work my way up the corporate ladder.
Along the way, I met and married my current husband and began to live the life of my dreams. We bought our first home together. I saw my son grow into an incredible young man, the first in my family to graduate college. I felt truly blessed.
Economic downturn affected my company and I was laid off, along with hundreds of others. It hit me hard at first but eventually I realized it was a blessing in disguise. I had really grown tired of being in an office day in and day out. I longed to have an even deeper impact on people’s lives.
I took an interest in Coaching and became a certified coach. Integrating my personal experience with divorce and my coaching practice is what really spurred me to create The Divorce Strategist.
Every time I talk to someone agonizing over rather or not they should divorce, or who has just been told by their partner that they want a divorce, I can immediately go back to that place where I was so scared, so wanting of support, and I cannot help but want to extend my hand out to them.
Through all of these experiences, I have worked tirelessly to grow as an individual, looking for the lesson in every tough time and expressing gratitude for all the amazing positive things that have come my way.
It’s not always easy, and I do not believe in luck. But framing up my outlook to be as positive as possible is what has put my in line for some incredible opportunities. I think we make our own “luck” by learning to be open minded, open hearted, and willing to live our best life, even if it takes some pain to get there.
P.S. Wondering if Divorce Coaching can help you? Why not find out? It’s easy to set up some time to talk it over – just check out my schedule, book a time that works for you and we can see how I might be able to support you. That’s really all there is to it!