We had the good fortune of connecting with Laurious Jenkins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Laurious, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I grew up in a family that really encouraged business ownership on my fathers side. My father had a cleaning business and took care of our family for 15years, so business has always been a part of my life. I’ve owned businesses before in the past and the direction of my life- from an internal and spiritual perspective lead me to life coaching. The biggest contributor to me becoming a life coach was a 3 year bout with severe depression. My experience with depression changed how I saw the world and gave me the desire to want to devote my life to helping others, so they won’t have to experience what I needlessly went through. I then, obtained my certification in 2016 and sought to come up with ways that differentiated what I had to offer from other coaches in the field.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As a certified life/relationship and business coach I strive every day to help individuals to advance their lives and businesses through positive training and experienced guidance. In many ways I would like to refer to myself as a journey coach, because every person has an individual experience and my job is to help you stay in alignment with your unique path.
This was the path that was meant for me. All of my experiences lead me to this path and it is the only arena in life that feels right to me. I got here by pressing through some of the hardest roads imaginable, so there was nothing easy about my journey at all. When I see how my coaching impacts people and changes them for the better, that is where my true rewards have always been. My faith in God has made the largest impact on me overcoming the many obstacles I’ve had to endure. I’ve learned so many lessons, but I understand no matter what- I have to continue on my journey, because so many lives have been changed in a positive way by my gifts.
Our focus at Refined Reflections is on 3 segments we refer to as Life, Spirit, and Work. Life consists of aspects that pertain to our everyday living, our internal relationship with ourselves, and others. Spirit pertains to our personal relationship with our internal being and the Creator of all life. Work consists of aspects that pertain to your ability to financially support yourself and family through your gifts and talents, to your job, career, or business and we show you how these separate parts are highly interconnected and how to create balance within these 3 primary parts. We are the only coaching company that can highlight various life issues within these 3 parts bringing clarity to details and the big picture simultaneously!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There is an area my family and I love to visit here in Houston, Texas called “Town and Country.” They have really nice restaurants and entertainment for adults and kids. We love it and have a lot of fun there.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My father and uncle would be the two most influential people in my life in regards to me becoming a business owner. My father John Jenkins really encouraged us to own our own business and to take control of your own life. When you own your own business you get to call the shots and make decisions that are most in alignment with your goals and desires. So, being around my father and watching his business grow, have set backs, and develop taught me how to stick through what you truly believe in. My uncle Anthony (Tony) Jenkins was my second most important inspiration and mentor. He was the first business owner in our family to gross over 1million dollars. He bought and sold companies and had a skill for developing businesses and people. He would always push us to be better. When I was young he was brash and confrontational, but as I grew older I started to see his methods weren’t to belittle us, but to drive us to be the best we could be in life and business. He passed away many years ago, but his passion for life forever lives in me.
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