Owner Spotlight: Laurel T. Colins

Laurel Colins |

Interior Decorator Vancouver

I’m Laurel T Colins, proud owner of Beautiful Living by Laurel T. Colins.

I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.

I started my business because I knew I could help people, I wanted to change the world, yes I wanted to be one of those people who could live a dream. I have had so many years of various experiences working with people one-on-one, and I knew what was possible with my job in the film industry, where we just made things happen. We never said ‘no we can’t do that’ so I had this ingrained in me that whatever the vision is we can create it. Whatever your goal for your life is, you can have it. You just have to believe you can do it and you have to have the focus, determination, confidence, and resilience to push forward.

I lost my job in 2014 and realized I was given an opportunity to start something new. I decided to become the Beautiful Living coach because of my strong passion for finding and creating beauty in life and environments. I had studied feng shui and knew how the things in our environments could affect our subconscious mind and the conscious mind. I knew a lot, but I didn’t quite know enough. So I dug into transforming my own life and learning the lessons that I needed to learn to create the life I wanted.

One of the things that I realized during this time was that I didn’t even know what I wanted my life to look like. Thus coming to understand this is the problem for most of us. We’re so busy doing what we have to do, what other people need, etc. that we don’t understand our own dreams. Also, money is a huge issue, and I had to dive deep into debt numerous times and be forced to learn the lessons around what it takes to live your best life financially. I am still in the process of learning, but I have come such a long way now that I feel like I’ve grown into the title Beautiful Living Coach.

Actually, it was while working with the founder of Dream University Marcia Wieder (whom I was studying to be a Dream Coach under) and a small group of other coaching students that we came up with the Beautiful Living coach. It felt awkward at first, but it seemed like it was the right concept. At first, when I told people I was the Beautiful Living coach they would say “what’s beautiful living?” and at first it felt awkward to answer. I felt like I had to explain myself, but Beautiful Living is about the law of attraction, it’s about always finding the good in any situation because it’s always there, it’s about making your day the prettiest it can be. It’s about making the most beautiful choices for your meal and dining experiences, it’s about wearing clothes that make you feel good, it’s about keeping your house clean and uncluttered and uplifting, it’s about having flowers around at all times, it’s about growing food.

Beautiful Living is about positivity and caring and being helpful. I know I can help people with my skills. I know that I have a lot of experience with colour, texture, and shapes, decorating and design, form, and function. What comes easily to me is my gift, and that is making a confident decision on design choices that are going to last you a lifetime. I also spent four years learning about online marketing, social media, building websites, traffic, engagement, I have become a best selling author and created my own system for transformation! Plus I have nurtured my own daughter’s fashion design career from the beginning, and now she is about to show at New York fashion week.

What makes my business different is that I am using every single one of my gifts and talents and wrap them with my knowledge and experience into a beautiful business where I can help people live their dream life, live in their dream home or create their dream vision. I like to say my business is about helping people get what they want. So when I work with a client, whether they’re renovating a small motel or a luxury spa on the lake, an art studio or a home office, I listen to people and I hear their words. I help them decipher what they are saying and what they’re actually asking for. I am highly trained in listening to the needs of my clients. My background as a hairdresser and film industry stylist has honed that skill.

My training in feng shui has opened up my eyes to every shape and colour, angle, element in your environment. My training in the law of attraction has made me aware of the words that you’re using and has given me tools to help you switch your thoughts to be positive and productive. I’ve made many mistakes in my life, and I’m grateful for all the lessons I’ve learned from them. I no longer see them as mistakes, I see them as situations and learning opportunities. I no longer let fear get the best of me, I keep my eye on the prize, and that does take work, but I am happy to keep working on changing for the better. That’s the way life should be! This is your prize! Your life! You get to live your life! It’s a beautiful life.

In closing the real reason I started my business is because I had no choice, I could not allow myself to take a job. I knew I had a mission to build this business. I knew I had a vision to live in a world where people understood the power of their own thoughts and their ability to live the life of their dreams. I have a mission to change the World one thought, one dream, one vision board, one room, one house, one business at a time. I have been through the loss of loved ones, divorce, financial disasters, huge debt, abusive environments, job loss and many other situations which tried to take me down but actually assisted in teaching me how to be stronger and give me the confidence that I can survive anything and it’s a great feeling. Because now I know that no matter how bad anything appears there’s always good to be found.

If you’re having a hard time finding the good in life and want to see more of the beauty and you just need some help to switch your perspective on your life and environments, then we may be a good fit to work together. I am just a phone call away. If this resonates with you, then give me a call. I would love to hear from you and the vision you have for your world.

I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.

If you or someone you know could benefit from my expertise in styling and decorating, I invite you to get in touch. Please visit my website at www.laureltcolins.com.