Laura Shope, MFA, PCC, is the Founder and Creative Director of Bluefire Institute.
With over 20 years of experience guiding people to live their fullest lives, Laura consistently provides powerful, insightful facilitation and coaching. She is adept at creating a safe, nurturing and challenging space for clients to explore and stretch into more of themselves.
As a coach, Laura is both rigorous and compassionate, committed to the vision of each and every one of her clients. Her clients experience greater clarity, freedom and courage as they move forward and manifest the results they have chosen in their lives and organizations and create permanent lasting change.
While personal growth and transformation have always been at the core of everything she does, Laura’s experience draws from diverse fields including: coaching, personal growth and human development, art and creativity, sustainability studies, career counseling, community college and university teaching, corporate training, human resources, sales and marketing, spiritual exploration and outdoor experiential education.
Laura is a Brilliant Next certified Career Calling Coach (2013), a Clarity-Trained Coach and certified in the Lights-On Learning Method ® through Clarity International (2003), and a Certified Professional Coach through the Academy for Coach Training (accredited by the International Coach Federation) in Bellevue, Washington (2001). She earned her White Belt (2007) and Blue Belt (2016) trainings in the Nia Technique. Additionally, Laura earned her Master’s in Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1994 and has studied Point Zero Painting with Michele Cassou. She is an active, exhibiting artist – view her artwork here.