Lauren Blake


Lauren Blake is a radiant woman who sets her gaze upon the magnificent Trinity. Her deep roots in His character continue to set her free from fear, shame, discouragement, comparison, self-pity, and loneliness.

She is grateful and humbled to have been discipled by wise, humble, and passionate lovers of God. She has B.A. in Christian Education and Ministry and M. A. Spiritual Formation and Evangelism, both from Wheaton College. She been in leadership in various ministry positions over the past 25 years in Christian and Messianic Jewish ministry.

She has seen God’s beauty, goodness, and faithfulness in each season of her life: single, widow, and remarried ... and through sickness, health, death, and new life.

She desires to encourage and equip others to live an intimate, intentional, impactful, and Spirit-led life. Lauren is a kingdom builder who desires to bring His Kingdom from heaven to earth. She is compassionate, joyful, and deep. She will weep with you, rejoice with you, and inspire you to go deeper in every area of your life. She asks and leans on the Holy Spirit for insights and wisdom to put into practice and to share with others. 

In January 2020, she was asking the Lord for direction for the next season of her life. She has walked in various roles in previous seasons: tennis coach, graduate assistant, inner-city Chicago second-grade teacher, church planter, pastor’s wife, home school mom, and pastoral care staff at a holistic healing center. She felt the Lord highlight life coaching and gave her the name Shalom Strategies. Shalom means so much more than peace... it means wholeness. The Hebrew letters of shalom communicate “to destroy the authority attached to chaos.” As she continued to pray, she felt He revealed a model using a tree rather than a pie chart. She sensed Him saying something like, “Root them in who I am. Help them discover who I uniquely created them to be so that they can bring My kingdom and the fruit of My Spirit into all the other areas in their life.”

Living from this model, Lauren loves connecting others to the many facets of God as Creator, Savior, Father, Friend, Comforter, Bridegroom, King, Judge, and Lion of the Tribe of Judah to name a few. She believes that as we behold Him, we become more like Him, and it transforms our motives and actions to affect every sphere of our lives.

She loves to travel and has lived in many places. Presently she lives in Saint Augustine, Florida with her husband and kids.

Here are the reasons you can depend on Lauren Blake to help you to enjoy a life of Intimacy, Intentionality, and Impact:

  • REPUTABLE – Lauren Blake has her B.A. in Christian Education and  Masters in Spiritual Formation and Evangelism from Wheaton College 
  • EXPERIENCED – Lauren has 25 years of ministry leadership experience in a variety of areas. 
  • INTEGRITY  Building a reputation of integrity takes years, but it takes only a second to lose.  The foundation of our reputation is our commitment to do the right thing at all times, regardless of whether anyone is watching. We live before the audience of One who is on the thone.
  • RESOURCES  We offer a wide variety of life coaching programs built on the attributes of God, personal growth, relationship skills and time management tools.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE  All of our curriculum can be customized to specifically address your individual and ministry needs.

Kimberly Kim


"It is such an honor and joy to be following the Rooted program with Lauren. Lauren so warmly invites you deeper into the heart of God. She provides so many enriching tools to draw you closer to God and orchestrates the most beautiful connections with God. I have had some of the best conversations with God inspired by Lauren's meaningful questions that I had never thought to ask on my own. My soul feels refreshed and truly seen by God. To encounter God's presence in such a real way, to know Him more, to see myself more clearly in His eyes, is such an amazing gift that has brought me so much joy and sweet intimacy with God in my life.

Walking with Lauren has been a true treasure and will have a lasting impact on my relationship with God that will continue to bear fruit and grow me closer to Him. I can't recommend this enough. It's probably one of the best things I've done to care for and nurture my relationship with God."

Carolin Shubert


" I still can’t say enough how thankful I am to do this life coaching time. It was such a gift. I never would have thought I needed it but I did and the Lord used it in unpredictable ways I could never have imagined.

If you are like me and long for deep conversations and the right questions that lead you in the presence of the Lord, then this is what is happening under Lauren's leadership in the Spring Reset program. 

I am still harvesting so much from this. I am truly thankful and grateful. It is like coming to a prepared soil ready for us to join in with the garden work. It deeply amazes me how the Lord intentionally chose every single member of the group (who quickly are becoming friends because of it), how he puts the wisdom and experiences everyone has together into a beautiful picture only He can make!"

Sarah Stroer May


"These coaching sessions through Rooted have brought new life!

As a believer, a wife, a mom to a toddler, and as a mental health professional, I have appreciated my one-on-one coaching and prayer sessions with Lauren! Her topics, organization and structure bring a safe space to process and reflect life's experiences. I have had powerful times as we have celebrated strengths and navigated life's challenges.

Having joyful and engaging conversations with the accountability has given me new momentum."

Bailey Briner


"Lauren has been a mentor and friend to me for over a decade and I have a deep love and respect for her. I have been able to receive counsel from her for years, but when she launched this life coaching  program, I was excited to see what it was all about. I have been blown away! I thought I had already received so much from Lauren, yet this program continued to reveal new treasures.

During this time, I have grown deeper in my walk with the Lord, more intentional in my prayer life, and more aware of myself and how I relate to others. I have also gained valuable insight into how to prioritize through prayer. This program is really special, and Lauren is a gifted, compassionate, and insightful coach. I would whole heartedly recommend this program to anyone seeking to live their life with intention before the Lord."

Marie Lebow


"I enjoyed the format of the Planted: Spring Reset. The mix of sharing and contemplation led to a peaceful place to hear from God and to set priorities. I especially enjoyed the exchange between the participants.

It was encouraging to see that though we’re were in different places and different seasons we were able to give and receive support and encouragement."

Teresa Heath


"I loved how this time of reset helped me personally to re-evaluate, focus and prioritize what is really most important in my daily schedule. I connected with the different attributes of God. It gave me so much more clarity in regards to specific details of my day to day activities. It helped me to enter into a deeper place of rest. As a result I began to experience less stress and pressure.

I have been able to clear my schedule a lot more for time to just be with Him and family. I highly recommend this reset group to anyone. It will greatly impact your life and your relationship with the Lord. Your heart and mind will be opened so much more to who He really is and His loving hand in your life personally."

Susan Edgar


"What a gift to be able to reconnect with Lauren and go through the 12 week (meeting every other week) coaching strategy that she has developed. I went through it as my husband and I were going through a major transition. It so helped to root and ground me in the midst of navigating change. It taught me more about myself and about how God sees me in the midst of a hard season. Lauren has tremendous insight and imparts practical wisdom as she mentors, challenges, and encourages." 

Nicole Young


“Shalom Strategy life coaching reminds me to live and breathe the WORD OF GOD”

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5 Simple Ways to Prioritize from Peace by Lauren Blake

This guide is one of Lauren Blake's most popular publications available as a free download. Inside of this guide, you will find tools that will help you:

  • How to go deeper in your relationship with God.
  • How to overcome overwhelm and reduce decision fatigue.
  • How to declutter your thoughts, relationships, schedule, and home.
  • How to overcome fears, insecurities, and anxieties.
  • How to identify areas you feel stuck in and bring freedom.