I have had the pleasure of hearing Lorrie Richins speak on stage. Many have heard raving testimonials from people who have heard Lorrie’s amazing message. But what is her secret to family and mentoring success?
Lorrie told me the hardship she had to endure growing up and how it showed her the kind of life she did and did not want for her family. Lorrie came from a fractured background that left a lot of residual effects that she had to overcome. She is a mother of seven children. She recognized the steps needed for the next generation to have a better life. Many of you have suffered through similar challenges. You know the amount of desire and work necessary to make a transformation. Lorrie knew she had a lot of transforming to do with a major focus on healing herself to create a strong family.
When you grow up in a certain type of environment it becomes your reality and it is all you know. It takes time to figure out what needs shifting. Lorrie explains that changing parts of your reality could take anywhere from a few months to a few years. Some people may not realize the trauma they lived through and the patterns they are repeating. So, it was kind of a life journey for Lorrie and thankfully it paid off in big dividends. In the beginning it was an uphill battle that had to be conquered, but Lorrie was determined. After getting married, Lorrie decided to address the issues that she had to overcome. Also, she created new patterns to handle different situations. Lorrie realized that she had to live an exemplary life for her children. She wants them to use wisdom to choose a spouse so that they could be good solid parents for her grandchildren.
Lorrie shared that when she first became a mom, she would kneel beside her bed and pray for one specific gift. She prayed for the gift of wisdom. The answer Heavenly Father revealed to her changed the course of her future. She desired wisdom to know how to best support her family. With this new superpower she recognized that we all have some capacity to be wise already. Much of the wisdom that we are going to gain must come with time. When we go through a trial or experience, we must own it; we have learned that life lesson.
As her main responsibility, Lorrie primarily focused on her family. But then she discovered many people struggle to find ways to better their own lives. They just do not know what to do. Lorrie saw that giving them tools and insight has been incredibly rewarding. Lorrie’s business, Whole Family Mentoring, can heal whole families. Also, she can point to her own family as an example that her strategies work for almost everyone. And so, as a whole family, Lorrie has been able to share the insight that she has gained.
This vast transformation led Lorrie to a career as a professional mentor. Whole Family Mentoring is her vehicle and her philosophy. She originally started out as an energy worker and worked out of her home. So, she prioritized being a stay at home mom for most of her motherhood. As a person of strong faith Lorrie found a balance between her personal life and Whole Family Mentoring. In time she received a strong impression that guided her to the path that grew her business. She helped more and more people and their families.
Lorrie’s clients range from young children all the way up to grandparents. She creates a special environment in her home. Her home is a place of refuge where people can come and share their challenges. Lorrie walks them through a process to make better choices and see the better options. She makes sure that they have support.
Lorrie is a trained body language advisor and a certified emotion code practitioner. Also, she is very skilled in the use of therapeutic essential oils. She shares this vast array of different talents and skills with her clients.
Within a few years after marriage, Lorrie and her family uprooted and moved to Oregon. In Oregon she became a private school teacher and learned how to talk with children instead of at them. This new communication approach was different than how she grew up. Lorrie did not develop the necessary life coping skills during childhood. She realized that developing life coping skills was something that you can mentor your children through. Lorrie regularly practices the development of life coping skills with her family.
Lorrie feels it is so important for parents to have an open dialogue with their children. Some parents do not know how to have a healthy interaction with their children. Parent-child communication should be respectful, calm, and pleasant. Often Lorrie will interact with another family’s children while the parents observe. The parents watch so they can duplicate Lorrie’s techniques. These parents are getting another perspective through her, and a different understanding. Sometimes it takes another set of eyes and ears to see where someone is struggling to help them get better.
You cannot grow a business alone. Everyone needs a mentor to build a business beyond their own natural abilities. Lorrie sought the help of David Fagan. Together they invested productive time branding, coaching, and working on some big projects. Lorrie expressed that David has a strong understanding of how the business world functions. He has mentored her to be impactful as a writer and a presenter. David Fagan and Lorrie are in the process of developing a show called Family First. It is being formulated in a way to make the audience feel something very personal. The show will have an enriching dialogue that will have a long-term impact on the audience.
Here is one last message from Lorrie Richins to our readers. She says we live in a day where women are coming to an awareness of the influence that they can have in society. There are a lot of shrill shouting voices that you are hearing from women these days. The world needs a voice of reason and calmness right now. We had a Mr. Rogers for many years. He became like a father/grandfather figure in society. He was calm and composed and taught great truth. Lorrie feels like the world needs a woman’s voice of calmness and dignity. Many children do not have healthy relationships with their mothers. But it is time to have a maternal, warm, kind, gentle, and assuring voice to help people rise to their best selves.
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Lorrie is a Personal and Family Empowerment Coach, Energy Healing Facilitator, Body Language Advisor, and Certified Emotion Code Practitioner. She has spent a lifetime seeking understanding and wisdom regarding the purpose of pain and suffering in our lives. Having successfully overcome past physical and emotional trauma, Lorrie now empowers others to do the same.