The idea for WellStyles Consulting was born in the late evening in a cubicle at a public radio station. The founder, Laurie Tucker, was working late (again) and thinking about what she could grab for a quick dinner. Of course, she was going to eat her quick dinner at her desk. And, as she thought about how she hadn’t moved from her desk much since 7:00 am, she was scratching her head as she tried to figure out how she was going to squeeze in any type of exercise in the few hours left in the day. She was stressed, tired, and resentful of how life was running her instead of her running her life. Knowing she was not the only person feeling this way, she decided that one day she would create a company dedicated to helping people find balance and wellness in their lives.
Laurie left that job, returned to graduate school and created a company dedicated to connecting wellness with your lifestyle.
Laurie Tucker is an expert health and wellness coach and the founder of WellStyles Consulting, a company dedicated to improving your well-being.
Laurie has been working in the field of health promotion working privately with clients, conducting workshops and webinars with groups as well as managing a large federal organization’s health promotion program. She has spoken on topics such as nutrition, stress, wellness and women’s health to organizations such as the National Museum of Health and Medicine, the United States Postal Service, the Montgomery County School Department, BECO Management, Inc., the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). In addition, as a former member of the adjunct faculty at American University from 2002-2005, Laurie taught undergraduate classes focusing on women’s health.
Her dedication to making “being healthy” seem like fun instead of like a chore is evident in all of her work. From large-scale events such as health fairs, 5Ks and pedometer challenges to her work with individuals, overall wellness and balance in life is always the goal. This same philosophy also applied when Laurie created and implemented a successful wellness coaching program for a prestigious university.
Laurie holds her masters degree in Health Promotion Management and her bachelors degree in International Studies, both from American University. Her research on the Stages of Change and calcium consumption among college-aged females and males was published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, American Journal of Health Promotion, Journal of American College Health and the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
In addition to this, Laurie is trained as an Intrinsic Coach®, Certified Health Education Specialist, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and teaches yoga and pilates. Before switching careers to pursue her passion, she worked in politics, international development, public radio and at a hotel in the Grand Teton National Park. Not surprisingly, all of these different experiences find their way into her presentations on life, health and finding balance. Laurie has dedicated herself to making a healthy lifestyle not only achievable but also fun.
Laurie at a Glance
- M.S., Health Promotion Management, American University
- B.A., International Studies, American University
- Certified Health Education Specialist
- Intrinsic Coach Series I Health and Wellness, Intrinsic Solutions, International
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer
- Adjunct Faculty, Issues in Women's Health, American University 2002 -2005
- Writer and Speaker
- Loves to cook meals that prove that the words nutritious and delicious can describe the same meal
- Loves helping people to be a little bit better than they were yesterday