Lauren Zander

Episode 195 - November 6, 2018


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When life isn't working out the way we want it to, we naturally look for reasons and explanations to make sense of our results.  Maybe it's the economy, maybe it's the president, maybe it's the power structures, and maybe it's even an act of a higher power. But have you ever thought that maybe it's just you?


Are you being real about the bullshit in your life?


Lauren Zander is here to make sure we are. She's an author, coach, public speaker, and the co-founder of The Handel Group, a successful coaching organization whose methods are taught in over 35 major universities. In Episode 195 of Are You Being Real, Lauren joins Mark Shapiro in the studio to talk about how to cut the crap, face our fears, and love our life. If you're ready to let go of what's truly holding you back and let your freak flag fly, tune in!


Connect with Lauren:
The Handel Group | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Connect with Mark:  Instagram




Show Notes:

-Why Lauren wears feathers in her hair and doesn't care what people think.

-What it means to own and identify your 'freak flags.'

-Why consequences are good for you.

-How effective accountability circles work.

-What is 'truth' and which specific truth will 'set you free.'

-Why we cling to certain memories.

-What Lauren thinks about people who claim they 'have' integrity.

-Why understanding your parents is key to understanding yourself.

-How Lauren identifies bullshit in her clients.


Things to Check Out:

-Talk to a human and see if Handel Group coaching options are right for you:

-Find out which areas of life you may need to work on with the free coaching tool from Lauren Zander and Handel Group, The Current Reality Quiz. It's an easy (and fun!) way to self assess:

-Inner.U is the digital coaching course from Lauren Zander and Handel Group - 14+ hours of audio coaching, 50+ written assignments, community chat, and much more. Use code AREYOUBEINGREAL75 for $75 off a subscription level at checkout! InnerU.Coach

-Recommended Podcast Episode: Episode 162 - Emily Fletcher

-Book: Maybe It's You: Cut The Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. by Lauren Zander

Episode Quotes

“People should give you your consequences.”


“Humans left to their own devices will come up with a brilliant excuse.”


“I don’t make agreements unless they matter to me.”


“Inner dialogue is not true and you need to give consent for it to be true.”


“People think they have integrity like they have a couch.”


“Integrity is a verb of a moment to moment life.”