Laurel House is best known as QuickieChick, for her popular YouTube videos providing fast and simple workouts and advice for everyday girls. She has written hundreds of articles as a lifestyle expert, that have appeared in national and online magazines including Women’s Health, Men’s Journal, LA Daily News, and more.
She has been an editor for Fit magazine, a “Fit Life Expert” for Exercise TV, and a regular contributor to Discovery’s Planet Green. Laurel has a QuickChick channel on Yahoo! Shine and is also the Career Expert on Campus Explorer. Her book, QuickieChick’s Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion, and Finance on a Less Than Fabulous Budget was published in May 2012. Laurel’s in-print expertise has led to over 100 television morning show appearances including: NBC’s Weekend Today, Soap Talk, The Daily Buzz, Better TV, Style Network’s Modern Girl’s Guide to Life, and KTLA Morning News, as well as CBS, Fox, and ABC Morning News shows both locally and nationally.
Well-known wellness and lifestyle companies have engaged her as their on-air spokesperson including Guthy-Renker, Microsoft, Tag Heuer watches, The Platinum Board, Hoover vacuums, TJ Maxx, KY Brand, M&Ms, Norton, Dunkin’ Donuts latte light, Progresso soup, Propel Water, Nature Made Vitamins, Danskin fitness clothes, and Olay beauty products.
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SPEECHESFit to Travel:
Just because you’re out of town—be it for work or pleasure, doesn’t mean that you have to leave your healthy routine at home. In fact, traveling is an opportunity to explore new ways to work out, eat healthy foods and live fit. Take it from someone who travels for work both as a travel writer and a business woman . . . as well as a fitness expert. Here are the tricks of the trade. Turn Your Life Experience Into A Career:
Whether you’ve lived a lot of lives, or simply focused in on one, if you are passionate about it, you can turn it into a profitable business. Whatever your life experience and passion is, there is a business in there if you want to harness it. From being a stay-at-home mom who lost baby weight while working out with your child in his carriage, to being passionate about baking, or if, as a side project, you have traveled to almost every single country, or are awesome at picking up men, there is a niche that your insight fits. Here’s how . . .How to Flirt, Date, and Find Your Mr. Right:
It’s time to hold the reigns of your love life and make the most of your time and energy by figuring out what you really want in a relationship, then how to go out and get it. Bites with Benefits:
How and What to Eat for Energy, Confidence, Calm, and Anything Else YOU Want to Focus On Food isn’t just for the purpose of filling and fattening you up. They can also be Bites with Benefits—meals that multitask, like upping energy, sex drive, mental focus, calm, or just help burn more fat. These are your Bites with Benefits shopping lists and recipes. Transform Your Kitchen for Weight Loss and Getting Healthy:
You work out every day, but you are STILL gaining weight! Maybe it’s time to take a look at your diet. From funny little tricks (like "Post-its in the Pantry" and "Skinny Jeans in the Kitchen") to understanding portion control through the use of smaller plates and serving size scoopers, plus how to stock a healthy fridge, pantry, and freezer, and spice rack filled with bites with benefits and safe snacks, Laurel will help you transform your kitchen for healthy living and weight loss.Anti-Aging: The Reality Checklist:
Anti-aging skincare, habits and lifestyle really should start before the signs of gaining start to appear—when you’re 18. But if you’re already past that, it’s time to start running against the clock. From refrigerator facials to exercises (yeah certain workouts), skincare products to foods, you can defy Mother Nature. No Time? Weight Loss and Get-Fit Tips for Super Busy Chicks OR No-Time-To-Workout Way to Get Healthy Anyway:
Regardless of how much (or little) time you have to dedicate to your fitness and healthy food regimen; you can still lose weight and get healthy. Take away those excuses and use these tips and tricks to get fitHow to Boost Your Energy:
Specific exercises, foods, and lifestyle choices can help to infuse your day with more energy. Here’s what to do, eat, and live get out of your "I’m tired" slump and start being more effective, efficient, and full of life. How to Reduce Your Stress:
Specific exercises, foods, and lifestyle choices can help to reduce your stress level so that you can go about your day with a cooler, calmer, more collected, and sane outlook, allowing you to be more effective and efficient without having the knots in your shoulders and back to show for it. In her first book, The Guru’s Guide to Serenity, Laurel explores several ways to minimize stress in ways that work for your individual lifestyle without shaking up your schedule or forcing you out of your box. This is about finding your comfort zone.How to Boost Your Confidence:
Specific exercises, foods, and lifestyle choices can help to up your confidence, therefore improving your success in both business and life. It’s surprisingly easier than you would think to transform your attitude and how others perceive you. Freshman 15? Here’s How to Lose It:
College can put your body into crisis mode when it comes to weight gain, healthy eating, and stress. Undo the damage and retrain your habits so that you can live fit and healthy in the real world. Money, Not Fame:
How to Be a Ghost Writer Many nonfiction books, especially those "written" by experts in fields other than writing, are actually written by ghostwriters. Ghostwriters have the gift of synthesizing information that comes out of someone else’s mouth, regurgitating it and spitting it out into an interesting, easily digestible book. Remember, we are all experts in something. Fashion designers may be good at putting together an outfit and fitness gurus may be good at slimming your body, but can they write a book? Not necessarily. But you can. You are a writer; that is your highly valued expertise. Take advantage of it. Los Angeles is where the diet, fitness, design and self-help trends are created. We are a melting pot of nonfiction experts, yet many writers in this city have their sights set on the big screen instead of the bookstore scene. Herein lies your opportunity to hook up with an expert and write their book!
In this seminar, you’ll learn:
How you can segue from freelance magazine writer to freelance book writer
What the "rules" of ghostwriting are
How to land a ghost writing gig
The process of ghostwriting a proposal and a book
How to Be a Great Mentor: Being a mentor isn’t just rewarding for the mentee, but for the mentor as well. The question is—how can you be a great mentor, what is too much and where is the line? How to Find a Mentor and Get the Most out of that Relationship:
Having a mentor can be a key component to your success. The question is—how do you find one, what can they do for you, how can you get the most out of them without crossing the line? How to Fake Confidence in Business (until you ARE confident):
Are you afraid of Success? Do you have a hard time following up, or following through? Sometimes you have to Fake It: you have to pretend to be confident, pretend to be strong, pretend to be successful and sure until you actually are.
In this seminar you will learn:
How to get out of the way of your success
How to follow through and follow up
How to use the connections that undoubtedly already surround you
How to be a finisher
How to act and eventually be confident and successful Bring your Light Bulb Concept to Life:
Particularly in today’s change-seeking business climate, many of us are looking to hone and follow our passions, turning hobbies into self-made jobs. We want to stop working for someone else and start working for ourselves. But how? What are we supposed to do with our "aha" idea? How many people do you know, including yourself, who have such a great idea, but don’t have the time or know-how to translate it into reality? If you have the drive, the high-level concept, and the contacts, then yes, you do have the time to make this happen.
You don’t need to be a guru to inspire.
You don’t need to be a teacher to teach.
You don’t need to be a writer to write.
You can take your career to the next level. You may be a bartender or a store buyer and you don’t know how to take your talent, your passion, your knowledge and expand it so that it better benefits you. You may be told that you can’t make a career out of what you do, you never went to school for that. Plenty of entrepreneurs never went to school for "that." They just had the determination to follow a path—not even necessarily knowing where that path would lead, carving it out as they went along, following the light from their light bulb overhead until that light was given life. Now it’s your turn. When? Right now.
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