Laura L. Zielke is a multi-talented Certified Life Coach, spiritual mentor, and entrepreneur. In Laura’s proprietary T.A.P.E.S.T.R.Y. Mastery™ program, you will receive an interdisciplinary coaching experience that includes values clarification, thought work, burnout prevention, restorative self-care, and more. Her approach to coaching is equity-centered and grounded in principles of inclusion and belonging.
Laura’s collaborative experience includes working with Joan Garry at the Nonprofit Leadership Lab for the past six years. This has given her invaluable insight into the unique challenges of running a nonprofit organization and the messiness inherent in the not-for-profit model.
Laura has dedicated her life to service through teaching, volunteering, ministry, and mentorship. She is passionate about biblical literacy and responsible interpretation since they often have a direct impact on the lives of historically marginalized humans.
In addition to her coaching and spiritual leadership, Laura has over 26 years of experience as a self-employed graphic designer and marketing consultant. Her guidance on messaging, design, and marketing strategy has been utilized by hundreds of business owners, clergy, elected officials, and nonprofit leaders.
Laura’s diverse background and expertise make her a necessary resource for anyone looking to make meaningful and lasting change in their lives or organizations.
professional experience & credentials
equity-centered practice commitment
As a white woman, I recognize that I have privilege and power in our society that has been historically denied to people of color. I am committed to using that privilege and power to create a more equitable and just world, and to continuously educate myself on the ways in which I can be a better ally, advocate, and accomplice. I acknowledge that this work is ongoing and that I must continue to listen, learn, and unlearn in order to truly contribute to the fight for racial justice.
As a life coach, I will offer a safe and supportive space where individuals can reflect on their own beliefs, behaviors, and actions, and explore ways to foster inclusive practices, dismantle systemic barriers, and promote equality and justice. ✊🏾🏳️⚧️🟦
I am committed to dismantling systemic and structural racism.
I live on the ancestral lands of the Saura, Catawba, and Cherokee peoples. I recognize and honor their enduring connection to this territory, and I’m grateful for centuries of Indigenous stewardship of this land. I’ve written this land acknowledgement as a way to express my gratitude for the opportunity to live, learn, and grow on this ground. May this land acknowledgement serve as a reminder of our shared responsibility to respect and protect the lands, waters, and cultures of the original inhabitants wherever we live.
~ Laura Zielke
Photo credit: Me. Blue Ridge Parkway at golden hour.