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Episode 20: Faith over Fear with Lauren Hyland

Lauren tells her courage story of how overnight, she went from having a job with insurance to no job and no insurance. Oh, and in the same week, she found out she was pregnant with her second child. She shares how to laugh at limiting beliefs, stop receiving negative things that people are telling you, and develop a growth mindset so you can feel innately empowered.

About Lauren

Lauren is the owner of Hyland Consulting LLC. She has her BS in marketing and her MBA. She’s a total believer that if your dream doesn’t scare you, it isn’t big enough. She serves entrepreneurial women who have dreams of opening a business or starting an entrepreneur journey, in the fundamentals of female empowerment so that they can walk, run or even twerk in their purpose with confidence!

How to find our one thing

  • Root cause of what we want out of life

  • Discover what we bring to other people

  • Adapting mindset to choose not to receive negative comments or beliefs

Moment of Courage

She had let her employer know that when she was ready to start a family, she would be moving closer to her family When she got pregnant, the company let her start a home office closer to home. She went back to work in September, when she got back from Christmas break in January, she got the dreaded phone call that it wasn’t working out anymore and her insurance would stop that night at midnight. She heard a voice say to her, “You hated the job and knew you weren’t called to do that job. You would’ve never left that job on your own.” It was true. She wouldn’t have left if she wasn’t forced out. It was too cushy. She was getting paid a salary position, her daughter did not need to go to daycare, but she really hated the job. She was trading stability for purpose and that’s a tough line to trapeze.

Then six months later, she filled out over 150 applications. In all of those resumes she filled out, she didn’t get a single reply back.

To pay the mortgage and groceries, she started bartending and did it til she was about 8 months pregnant.

She had her second child, her son Roman and two weeks later, her aunt sent her a job listing for a marketing coordinator position. She sets up the interview and finds out the person interviewing her was a retired Lieutenant Colonel. She’s very intimidating and won the highest award in the Pennsylvania area the year before.

The interviewer told her she was way overqualified for the job and Lauren could have it if she wanted, but if she didn’t want it then here’s $20, told her to go buy Alan Weiss’ Million Dollar Consulting and let her know by Friday. If Lauren wanted the job, it was hers but if she wanted t a mentor to start her own business, she could have that instead.

Two weeks later, they sat down and discussed her business. Two weeks later, she signed the papers for Hyland Consulting! That was another moment of leap of faith because she could have taken the job and had a nice security net with a steady paycheck, but she doesn’t believe in coincidences. When something specific like that fell in her lap, she had to step out.

Whatever step it is, start moving forward. As long as you continue to move forward, you are taking that leap.

Starting a Business

Having the mentor helped kick start Lauren’s entrepreneurship journey. She didn’t think that it would be something she started in her 20’s, more like in her 30’s or 40’s after she was established but she took action and started the momentum.

She had a monthly lunch meeting with her mentor for 7 or 8 months. She kept Lauren on track. The mentor’s encouragement was invaluable. She would pick her up and tell her “you got this.”

Because Lauren appreciated that encouragement piece so much, she tries to do that for her clients.


For any entrepreneur no matter what stage, Lauren believes you need to have someone who is at least one step ahead of you. You need to have a community of people who are in the same sphere as you.

Hyland Consulting LLC

She started in consulting with marketing strategies, then switched over to the coaching side. When she got into coaching, she had some limiting beliefs when she made that switch. She quickly found that she could talk people out of any limiting belief they had. She could see the shift happening with her clients.


Try to take a step outside of your comfort zone everyday. Do the thing you’re dreading the most first and foremost of the day. The longer we go without taking that step in faith, your psyche starts to play with you.

What You Learned about Yourself

I didn't need to have everything perfect before I did it.


“Your personality does not define you”

Courage Song:

“Savage Remix” by Megan Thee Stallion feat Beyonce

“Bossy” by Kelis


The Success Principles by Jack Kanfield

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson

Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small by Mark Batterson


Connect With Lauren:

Instagram: ​@hylandconsultingllc

Connect With Ming:

Instagram: @mingshelby

Facebook: Ming Shelby

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