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 Mountain Views News Saturday, April 27, 2013 



LIVING TRU by Lori Koop

Our life’s work often involves the solutions we have found for ourselves. 

I didn’t know I was creative. I just knew what I loved to do. 
I used my mind in the ways I was comfortable with: ever 
inventing, imagining, dreaming. But I did not know why, or 
for what. I did not have that person who was able to speak 
clearly into my natural behaviors and help me understand 
what creativity was. I entered college with this lack of 
awareness. And I let others decide my career for me.

Well, as you might imagine, my Business Degree in 
Accounting did not provide the kind of stimulation my 
brain craved. Even with my love of numbers. What I did love 
was business, the Creative Part (now I know). I would create 
business names, logos and marketing ideas. I dreamed of 
starting new businesses and selling them. Businesses I did 
not know about, so I could live in the land of learning. 

If I had only seen the clues. But even though one cannot go 
back, there are no mistakes. It was the way I was meant to 
travel. And it led me to this work, which is truly my life’s 

I help some clients find their uniqueness and their ideal 
business. There is no need to search alone. I help other clients start dream businesses. There is no 
need to act alone. I help still others become more profitable. There is no need to suffer alone. 

A Right Brain Business Coach is a unique brand of coach. As a matter of fact, I don’t know of any 
other. I combine a Business degree, a Fine Art degree from Art Center, and a Life Coach Certification 
from Oprah’s Dr. Martha Beck to uncover creative solutions to individual needs. There is no one–
size-fits-all: why would two businesses be the same when no two owners are the same? That’s what 
separates them from the crowd. It’s their advantage. Personal Uniqueness + Personal Expression = 
Brand. And it is the thing you need to thrive! 

I provide support, guidance and know-how. This work is about finding your True Self and the life 
you were created to do. If you are ready to find clear direction and step out with confidence, let me 
encourage you. If you would like some help, feel free to call and set up a complimentary coaching 
session. If I’m not the right coach, I’ll help you find the right one. My deepest wish is that you would 
find and do that thing that makes your heart sing. 

Last August, I joined independent business owner Tanya Edmonds at The Center for Wellbeing. In 
Tanya’s words: “My vision for The Center for Wellbeing was to create a community sanctuary for 
wholeness, health, spiritual growth and celebrate beauty in all its forms. When Lori approached me 
about doing Life/Business Coaching here at the Center, it was a perfect case of serendipity. I was 
delighted at the prospect of adding this other dimension to services at the Center, and had it in my 
radar to find someone just like her. In our incredibly over-extended lives, I believe it is becoming 
more and more essential to seek out people who can coach and support us through our moments of 
indecision, transition and redirection. An integral component of what it means to be whole, healthy 
and fulfilled in the 21st century.”

At The Center, I offer private, one-on-one coaching in a serene environment. Sessions are weekly, 
by the hour, and my rate is $65/hr. There is also the option to work by telephone, or even on Skype. 
We will find a way that works best for you and your busy lifestyle! Call The Center for Wellbeing to 
schedule a complimentary session at 626-355-2443. 

For those who prefer group work, I offer classes. Currently they include The Right Brain Business Plan, 
for business owners who want to develop a map. Free to Create is a class I offer through the Art Center 
at Night program. It combines teachings from The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and Life Coaching 
tools to open creative possibilities and freedom. To be informed of new classes and dates, please join 
my mailing list at: 

Our journeys may differ, but our creative spirits unite us. We carry deep longings to do what we love 
and share it with the world. To make a difference! Join me weekly right here as we explore The Real 
yoU and how to live TRU. 

Lori Koop

Right Brain Business Coach - helping people create businesses and lives they love.

The Center for Wellbeing represents a collective of massage, bodywork, skincare, medical and 
alternative healing professionals. Services include massage, skincare waxing, acupuncture, life 
coaching, nutrition, cosmetic and laser medicine, meditation, classes and workshops, sunless tanning 
and an art gallery.

Cranky knee or wrist? Weak core or low back? Neck stiffness? Tight hamstrings or frozen shoulder? 
Headaches, sore back, bum ankle, carpel tunnel, sciatica, hip pain, arthritis, extra weight? Who do 
you listen to? Doctor? Physical Therapist? Chiropractor? Yoga Instructor? 

 These days we are in charge of our own care. We are in charge of finding the right help. It can be 
very confusing. What if the pain does not go away no matter what we do? How do we live with it 
and still thrive?

 I cannot speak for all yoga teachers. But here is the general philosophy: In yoga we are here to learn 
about our own bodies. We are here to learn what makes us feel better and what makes us feel worse. 
We are here to pay attention. The practice of yoga is to help you learn to be your own teacher. Your 
instructor is there to help you learn more about yourself and how to care for yourself in order to do 

 Let’s get the back strong, let’s get more movement in the hips, let’s strengthen the hips and knees to 
carry us forward in our old age. Let’s get to know our backs and how to manage them so we can be 
happy everyday. 

 Yes, we want to know what to do everyday so we can be free. Some day I will just start putting out 
testimonials so you really believe me.

 Yoga Therapy is designed to get you in the right place to heal, on your own. It is so very empowering. 
What are you waiting for? Namasté, René