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 Author, a fortune 100 executive and business owner, The Founder of The Teen Project and has fostered 31 at risk youth. She is a national advocate for foster and at homeless youth and has shared her heartfelt story at over 240 venues. As a professional speaker, Lauri has designed and presented programs to universities, corporations, foundations, educational conferences, and professional associations.
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.
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.
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.
FOX NEWS America & The Sex Trade (coming soon)
FOX NEWS Operation Broken Heart – Trafficking
MSNBC Castro Hearing Subject Matter Expert
Ricki Lake Show
Kids in the House
The STEVE HARVEY Show
Trinity Broadcast Network
USC Annenberg News
FOX LA News
KTLA Seattle News
FOX San Diego
Greg Mantell Show
CNN The Teen Project Special
KIRO Seattle’s Morning News
Crack the code RADIO Show
Los Angeles Wave
Woman Talk RADIO
Los Angeles Wave
Talk of Connecticut w/ Mary Jones
Bruce Sallon’s Dad Chat
KPNW NPR RADIO – Oregon
Woman Talk RADIO – Changing world views
KVI 570 RADIO- Sunrise Seattle
CBS News in Chicago
Parent Talk on KWMR
KTTH News – David Boze Seattle
LA KSRW 92.5
KSRW 92.5 FM Interview
The Kim Pagano RADIO Show
KFWB News – Women Making a Difference
Bradley Quick – The Quick Fix
Cable Network RADIO
Bulldog Show / Baltimore
Michael Dresser Show / Dallas
Hollywood Up and Close
KEYNOTE SPEAKING APPEARANCES
w/Antwone Fischer – Youth Development Master’s Institute (2015)
OC DCFS Christmas Luncheon (Dec 2014)
Orange County Children & Family Services
SWEDEN Conference on Cocaine Addiction
Foster Angels Central Texas
Foster Angels South Texas
Westin Hotel Fundraiser
Cowlitz River Roundup Washington State
Jewish University Synagogue Women’s Conference
Orange County Women in Recovery Annual Banquet
Barack Obama Global Academy
DCFS The Price of Denying Your Child’s Drug Use
Home for Good conference w/Jim Daly Focus on the Family
Portland, Oregon – Rule 62
CIW Women Prison – Bat Mitzvah speaker for life sentences
Church of Christ
Miracle of Women’s Conference
CASA Conference Presenter
Kappa Delta Sorority Annual Event
South Africa – Conference on Cocaine Addiction
London Relationships Seminar
London from Punished for Purpose “Angels and Teachers”
OC College Career Day Speaker 500 Emancipated Youth
Alumni dinner for Olivecrest for Abused Children
College Day & Career Day for At Risk Youth – San Bernardino
Congregation Elat in Mission Viejo
Palm Springs Convention
Chabad Teen Center
Cocaine Anonymous Convention in Palm Springs
Operation Jessica – El Capitan Santa Barbara
Lauri has spoke at 240 venues over the past four years. 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).
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.