Lauren Littauer Briggs's Bio:
Lauren Littauer Briggs has been helping hurting hearts for over 20 years through peer support groups, medical seminars, and The Compassionate Friends organization. Lauren's heart for comforting those in crisis began with the deaths of her two younger brothers, the first when Lauren was just seven years old. Lauren and her husband, Randy, opened their home to her grandmother, who lived with the family for the last three years of her life, and Lauren has been there through cancer battles with several friends. These many experiences have taught Lauren what people need when they are going through difficult times. In both her writing and speaking she encourages people with her heartfelt and highly practical message -- we can help those in need and be part of their heling process.
Over twenty-eight years of marriage, the parenting of three boys, and a variety of loss experiences have taught Lauren to treasure each day and make it count. "Every day is a gift" is the axiom Lauren has adopted as her life's focus. She holds a degree in psychology. As the daughter of nationally known speaker and author Florence Littauer, she comes by her speaking and writing talents naturally. Lauren, her husband, and sons are active in both church and community choral groups, including the annual Feast of Lights. They have performed in regional productions of The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music.
During her years of parenting, Lauren maintained her interest in business. She has a home-based company that provides bookkeeping, graphic design, and business management consulting for a select group of clients. She is a licensed real estate agent and specializes in the real estate needs of returning missionaries. Lauren's professional interests are featured in the cahpter on turning your talents, hobbies, and interests into an enterprise in her sister Marita Littauer's book, You've Got What It Takes. Now that her children are older, Lauren also helps in her husband's retail business, Collector Galleries.
Lauren is on the staff of the CLASSeminar (Christain Leaders, Authors & Speakers Seminar), helping speakers, authors, pastors, and Bible study teachers hone their communication skills.
Visit Lauren Littauer's website at www.laurenbriggs.com