About Me

Lauri Burns – Inspirational Speaker and Author of Punished for Purpose

Can you imagine what would your life be like if you had the courage and core belief that you could accomplish anything? That everything in available to you and all you need do is simply choose it?

Lauri is a renowned inspirational speaker who travels the map telling her inspirational life story in the hope to heal the hearts of people everywhere.

For the past fifteen years she has been inspiring audiences with her heartfelt story of courage, forgiveness, love and success. Lauri is an inspirational speaker, an Author, a fortunate 100 executive and business owner, The Founder of The Teen Project and has fostered 30 at risk youth in her personal home. In the past five years she has shared her heartfelt story at over 240 venues.

As a professional speaker, Lauri has designed and presented programs to universities, fortune 500 companies, educational conferences, and professional associations.

Her work has been featured on People Magazine, CNN, CBS, FOX, ABC, Oprah.com, News Central, KIIS FM, Headline News, Jewish Journal, Trinity Broadcast Network, Univision, The LA Oberserver, KUOW/NPR Seattle, KFWB Los Angeles, Hollywood Up and Close, Parent Talk Radio, The LA Business Journal, Parent Talk on KWMR, LA KSRW 92.5, KTTH news station with David Boze, 97.3 KIRO Seattle’s Morning News, KOMOT TV, KV1 Radio Seattle, All YOU magazine, Your Teen Magazine, Bay Area Parent magazine, The Orange County Register, KPNW with Bill Lundlun, Vien Dong news, Bruce Sallan’s – Dad Chat, Argonaut News, Daily Breeze, Los Angeles Wave, KTTV, FOX LA, Mary Jones Show Talk of Connecticut, USC – Annenberg, WCBS in San Francisco, WGN radio out of Chicago, Windy City Newspaper and many more.

What people are saying…

“Lauri’s vulnerability, courage and authenticity will penetrate your heart and reinvigorate your mind and enable you to dream again.”

South Africa Convention – 2010

Life altering experience – Lauri’s transformation reinforced my belief in the resilience of the human spirit and the power of spiritual change.

Christine Patrick.

Lauri doesn’t hold back from the truth and pours her heart and soul into telling her story so openly and honestly. People from all walks of life who can definitely learn a tremendous amount from this incredible woman.

Lauri Doss

Author of Punished for Purpose

Punished for Purpose: Lauri’s Story is a gripping and compelling true-life story of inspiration. It combines hardship, survival and success through a tailspin of events almost too riveting to believe. Told from the viewpoint of an abused child who was wrongly committed to a mental institution for the criminally insane, tied to a bed in a straight-jacket and later walked the streets as a prostitute, it is a story that must be told.

Punished for Purpose tells the tale of a child who can only reconcile her existence as punishment for sins committed in a past life. Thirteen people, virtual angels and teachers crossed her path and shared their secrets for success, she is ultimately, empowered with the ability to heal not only her own wounds, but also save the lives of others. In the end, she discovers that her purpose was actually hidden somewhere within the punishment itself.

Upon final analysis, her viewpoint shifts from one of punishment to that of being chosen. Realizing that her childhood was necessary to prepare her, she embraces the punishment as the only path to her ultimate destiny, a life beyond imagination.

Now an executive, an inspirational speaker, a mother to over 40 unwanted children and the founder of a life changing movement for abused children everywhere, I can promise you that once you read Punished for Purpose you will be forever changed.

In the end, the reader will question every “bad” part of their life with a sense of awe and wonder, as they embrace the possibility of a new interpretation for everything. Punished for Purpose will take the lid off of your life that limits your existence. It will expand your viewpoint of success from that of simply investigating your own life to the unmistakable truth that you have the power to change the world.

Lauri’s fees vary from engagement to engagement – the lowest fee for a nearby talk taking a half-day or less and the highest fee for a presentation involving a multi-day trip, international travel and/or a significant preparation effort. Her speaking free will also vary if an engagement involves multiple events or otherwise entails additional services. Our standard practice is that fees are quoted as “fee plus expenses,” (air travel, lodging, rental car and so on).

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