Laura K. Connell
Laura K. Connell is a trauma-informed author who writes about how an unresolved past can hold you back in life and relationships. She shows readers how to uncover the blind spots that lead to unfulfilled lives, and the subconscious reasons they sabotage their own success.
In a year and a half, her personal development website laurakconnell.com, where she writes about healing self-sabotage and attachment issues, has amassed over 10,000 email subscribers. Her guest articles and essays have further reached audiences in the millions through large personal development websites Life Hack, Pick the Brain, Dumb Little Man, Thought Catalog, The Self Improvement Blog, Possibility Change, and Highly Sensitive Refuge.
She has also published a personal essay about her healing journey in Chicken Soup for the Soul, and other nonfiction works in national newspapers The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Calgary Herald. She has bylines in several more publications, both online and in print, which span the last two decades.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and worked as a journalist and editor at campus newspaper The Varsity. She holds a post-graduate certificate in nonfiction from the Humber School for Writers which awarded her the merit-based Bram and Bluma Appel scholarship. She has completed university-level continuing education in short story, freelance, and travel writing.
Previous careers in sales and teaching have helped Laura become adept at the art of effective verbal communication and marketing. Her speaking experience includes teaching to classrooms of adult students learning English and hosting an online re-parenting retreat with over 2,000 attendees. Her book "It's Not Your Fault: Subconscious Reasons We Self-Sabotage and How to Stop" is represented by Leticia Gomez of Savvy Literary.