A Team Approach


Welcome to Life by Design Leadership, a haven for individuals aspiring to live abundantly. 

At LBD Leadership, we envision a world where individuals from diverse backgrounds and professions are equipped with the tools they need to experience their best lives. We believe that empowered individuals have the ability to shape their destinies, creating positive ripples in their personal and professional spheres.


Lorena Najarro & Julie Sies

A Dynamic Duo Transforming Leadership Training

Julie and Lorena have forged a remarkable partnership with a singular mission: to guide leaders who strive for more fulfillment, success, and meaning while enduring less than they desire due to setbacks and obstacles. Their combined expertise offers a beacon of hope for those seeking profound transformation.


Lorena Najarro:

From the Heart of Academia to Life-Change Coach 

Lorena's journey from a 20-year tenure at Stanford University to becoming a life coach is nothing short of inspiring. Her experience of leading from the middle offers invaluable insights into the nuanced challenges and opportunities within organizational structures. Lorena's unique blend of qualifications and experiences positions her as a transformative figure in the coaching world:

  • CPC, ICF Certified Professional Life Coach, committed to guiding individuals towards achieving their fullest potential.
  • A seasoned DEI Practitioner, Facilitator, and Consultant, Lorena brings a critical perspective on inclusivity and diversity within leadership.
  • With two decades in Higher Education, she combines academic excellence with real-world leadership practices.

Julie Sies:

A Catalyst for Change

With over a decade dedicated to coaching and training, Julie has become a pivotal force in the lives of hundreds of individuals. Her journey has been marked by witnessing the extraordinary metamorphoses of women and men who dared to dream of a radically different life. Julie's approach is deeply rooted in her extensive credentials and experience:

  • Certified Transformational Leadership™ Trainer and Coach, embodying the principles of transformative change.
  • Accredited ICF Coach specializing in Personal and Professional Development ensures a holistic growth trajectory for her clients.
  • MBA in Leadership from George Fox University, blending academic rigor with practical leadership insights.
  • A prosperous 40-year career spanning Public, Private, and Non-Profit sectors, providing her with a versatile and comprehensive understanding of various organizational dynamics.


Together, Julie and Lorena:

Unleashing Your Leadership Potential

As a team, Julie and Lorena deliver an unparalleled depth of wisdom and practical strategies guaranteed to elevate your leadership. Their partnership is a testament to the power of combining diverse experiences and expertise to create a transformative learning environment. Engage with them to unlock your leadership potential and embark on a journey of personal and professional renewal.


Reach your potential with LBD Leadership Programs

Find the resources that are right for you.

The LBD Tribe

Introducing the TRIBE program - the ultimate solution for unlocking your true potential. Our deliverables include bi-monthly trainings, exclusive access to our Transformational Leadership Interactive Platform™, a private Facebook group, Life by Designs library of trainings and digital tools, 12 monthly growth focus sessions, and 12 months of live peer-to-peer guided discussion sessions. We offer exceptional systems and support to help you leverage your success and achieve your goals. Join the TRIBE program today and take control of your life!

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Leading With Purpose

Join a concentrated 10-week journey of experiential learning to develop dynamic teams. Gain practical tools to gain greater cooperation and influence with your team and every sphere of influence. Become a Transformational Leader in our course designed to give you the tools, ingredients, and recipe to lead confidently. Develop the mindset to tackle life's challenges with humor, grace, and resilience. Through online training and weekly live labs, we provide a rock-solid toolkit for life and leadership.

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The Mastery Program 

The Life by Design Mastery Program is designed specifically for ambitious, faith-driven women in their prime and offers a range of features to help you achieve your goals. You'll receive personalized 1-1 coaching to guide your journey, and 12 monthly training focuses covering a wide range of topics, including leadership, self-mastery, and harmony in your work-life balance.  Membership in The Tribe and Leading with Purpose is also included in the Mastery Program.

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