Laura Sontrop is an executive coach, psychotherapist, and consultant, dedicated to guiding business owners, visionary leaders and their families toward transformative growth to personally and professionally evolve and live meaningful lives. She brings specialized expertise to Ultra High Net Worth Individuals and families to navigate the amplified complexities, relationship dynamics, and opportunities inherent in their lives.
For almost fifteen years, she has brought strong resolutions to a range of tough situations and issues. Operating across Canada and the US, she offers her services through videoconference sessions, meetings, and in-person intensives. Clients often fly in to work with her in person at her beautiful Lake House retreat center. Laura’s unwavering commitment is to elicit the highest possible outcomes, fostering a willingness in each individual to take ownership and decisive action for what ultimately is most meaningful for them and their family. Her approach involves finding a path where each person’s best interests are served beyond anything they may have initially conceived, in order to create sustainable resolutions.
Before establishing her private practice, Laura served as a Business Consultant, offering business and relationship coaching to over 50 leading professional services firms. Additionally, she played a key role in training other consultants to excel in the same capacity. Laura has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and expertise in personal growth, restructuring relationships and team dynamics. She guest lectures at Western University on harmonizing conflict, relationship interventions, couples counselling, and business coaching. From her graduate research and intensive work, Laura has created a model with the essential components for personal and professional evolution, and for living a highly fulfilling life. She has found that living from authenticity, possibility and love are core components for a model which includes foundational knowledge on emotional, relationship and business intelligence.
Her approach is not for everyone. But when business owners and leaders, and perhaps their families, are at a point of desiring change and self-reflection, she helps create meaningful and noticeable changes. She facilitates this by addressing intricate life situations, particularly attuned to the amplified opportunities, complexities and relationship dynamics faced by Ultra High Net Worth individuals and their families. Emphasizing the interconnectedness of personal, professional, and familial success, Laura navigates her clients through an integrative framework, centering on healthy relationships, transformative growth and life fulfillment.
Living with integrity, heart and passion requires that we learn to expand our capacities in response to life’s challenges. Laura possesses a unique strength to support her clients through a spectrum of adversities, including relationship difficulties, life transitions, divorce, death of a loved one, illness, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and addiction.
Laura also provides family support in scenarios involving a member grappling with addiction, severe mental health issues, or disability. In her therapeutic practice, Laura employs a skills-based and somatic approach to powerfully integrate emotions such as worry, anxiety, fear, anger, stress, and grief. Equipping her clients with powerful core fundamentals, she imparts practical strategies for interpersonal effectiveness and solution-focused communication, fostering individual and family well-being. In situations of separation and divorce, Laura is a certified New Ways for Families Co-Parenting Provider, trained by Bill Eddy, enabling her to guide parents in navigating with stability and positivity, fostering healthy examples for their children.
Laura’s mastery encompasses a diverse range of therapeutic modalities, including Family Systems, Relationship Systems Intelligence, Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and families, New Ways for Families, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as core practices for emotional regulation and management. Additionally, she incorporates Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic-Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Somatic therapy, Time-line and Parts Therapy, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Organizational and Relationship Systems, Hypnotherapy, and Mindfulness.
We are much more powerful than our traditional models recognize. Utilizing a cross-disciplinary approach, Laura seamlessly integrates psychotherapy, relationship counselling, business coaching, and holistic wellness practices such as pure presence, breath, sound journeying and meditation for accessing higher states of consciousness. Laura has dedicated her life to understanding the path of the heart in order to overcome human adversity and discover fulfillment in life and love. She is committed to support those courageous enough to walk this path.