Step firmly into your power


Learn powerful tools and overcome the beliefs that have kept you from harnessing your full potential. Thrive is a 4-month intimate leadership intensive and coaching program for female entrepreneurs and startup and tech leaders in Montreal. Feel great, create success on your own terms, and have a massive impact on your organization, community and the world.

The next session will begin in Fall 2023. Inquire now to see if you're a fit!

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You’re smart and driven... and you’re tired.

You’re tired of workplace drama, you’re tired of worrying about whether or not you’re making the impact you want, you’re tired of working non-stop and feeling like the bar just keeps getting higher. You know you do incredible work and you're ready to level up. Now is your time!

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Shine+ Thrive is an intimate group coaching program for women who are ready to level up in their careers, have more fun, and approach life with ease and confidence.

“Since I started working with LJ, I have gained so much courage and confidence. I got a promotion, started a training program and truly see myself as a leader.”

Sophie Crepeau
Member Experience Consultant


Thrive Principles:

Aligned Action
Learn to operate from conviction and purpose rather than fear and validation-seeking. You'll only make the impact you dream by sourcing approval from within yourself, letting go of the things you can't control, and tapping into focus and power.
Show Up
When you begin to notice how you show up in different aspects of your life, you will see the ways you diminish your own power. With the group’s support you will learn to shift toward claiming your space as your boldest self and in all your glory.
Create Possibility
Many of life's biggest challenges are the result of our beliefs and childhood programming. We will surface and reprogram your insidious limiting beliefs, so you can get out of your own way, and create your life and career with clarity and conviction.



We've worked with leaders and teams from

“Lauren’s insight and guidance has helped me to be intentional and figure out how to tell my story—not only to my clients but also to myself.”

Tereska Gesing
Co-founder, Closet Core Fabrics

“I was really stuck before the program and it played such an integral part in me shifting. I'm continuing to practice and feel the effects of the things I've learned, with many meaningful breakthroughs.”

Lily Hecht-Leavitt
Head of Brand, Rootine

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Are you ready to step up in your life and career?

Hell, yes!

The Program

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What you get:

  1. Eight off-the-record facilitated sessions: space to share openly and without judgment, and work through your most consequential challenges and opportunities.

  2. Practical tools and practices: powerful frameworks, prompts and practices to help you change the way you relate to work and life. 

  3. A powerful community—a group of like-minded women who can relate to your journey and genuinely want you to succeed.
Pay in full


  • 8 intimate group coaching sessions 
  • 4-month access to the Shift Community ($888 value)
Pay monthly


Over 4 months

  • 8 intimate group coaching sessions 
  • 4-month access to the Shift Community ($888 value)


  • 8 intimate group coaching sessions 
  • 4 x 1:1 coaching calls with LJ ($3600 value)
  • 4-month access to the Shift Community ($888 value)
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I love how practical and actionable this program is while still focusing on the energy and emotional shifts needed to truly apply the insights gained.

Zoe Currelly
Founder, Saltspring Harvest

LJ helped me get clear on who I am and why, and how I can live in integrity with myself. You think you know yourself, but there's so much more to learn.

Beth Thouin
CMO, HiringBranch

Your Coach


Hi, I'm LJ

I help free ambitious women from the beliefs and behaviours that get in the way of their career growth, prosperity and joy.

For many years, I was spinning my wheels. I was waiting for someone else to tell me I was on the right track, to give me the gig, to offer me the promotion. Rather than trusting myself and choosing to believe in my own ideas, I did everything I could to jump through the hoops set out before me.

And I didn’t even know I was doing it.

Executive Leadership Coach, Lauren Jane Heller, sits in nature, smiling.

Like so many others, I held myself hostage to other people’s beliefs about success, about what I could or should or shouldn’t do—about what was supposedly possible. I believed that I needed to do things “right”, that I needed to prove myself and then I’d be able to create the things and do the work that excited me. 

This belief kept me from knowing how it feels to be truly aligned and operating from passion, joy and commitment. Sure, I achieved a lot and there were moments of joy and satisfaction but more often, I felt stuck. 

That all changed when I began to see how I was creating this limited and problem-filled reality for myself—and how to get out of that loop. 

I learned how to get clear, set boundaries, trust my gut and get curious about people and situations rather than making them right or wrong. I began to shift away from being overwhelmed and frustrated and frantically overachieving into infinite possibility and creativity. I founded a business that hit multiple six-figures in the first year—a business that has brought more fun, joy and success into hundreds of people’s lives, including my own. 

This is what I want to share with you. 

Thrive brings you the lessons, practices, tools and community that have enabled me and so many others to become better, happier, stronger leaders, friends, colleagues, partners and parents—and to create success on our own terms. 

I want to help you to be the clearest, most influential and aligned version of yourself. Are you ready? I am so excited to guide you on this journey!

With love, 


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