Laurie A. Watkins is an author, speaker and personal and corporate coach on balancing wellness with success. Her own experience with burnout after working as a political director in Barack Obama's campaign left Laurie determined to never experience it again. In fact, she was so concerned about losing the health and wellness she's worked so had to regain that she nearly refused the request to work on his second campaign. But, instead, Laurie doubled down on her own health and wellness, returned to the campaign trail, and began teaching others how to manage a demanding career while also maintaining their health and well-being. Today Laurie is the creator of courses focused on going from stressed to strong in life. She works with individuals seeking to restore their own healthy lifestyles or learn how to live one for the first time, and she works with corporations to teach them the benefits of encouraging well-being among employees.