Laurie Hellmann has always been an advocate of people. From her first job out of college as a litigation paralegal for a large medical malpractice defense team to navigating the confusing world of insurance coverage and treatments for her teenage son with autism, her career and life path has always been connected to the healthcare industry and to the lives of those most impacted by it.
Laurie is a self-professed “autism warrior mom” whose honesty, humor and wit have connected her to families, physicians, therapists and other advocates in ways that have opened minds and soothed souls. Through her podcast (“Living the Sky Life — Our Autism Journey”), her book (Welcome to My Life: A Personal Parenting Journey Through Autism), and through her advocacy work, volunteerism, and speaking, Laurie is continually making a difference in the autism community.
Professionally, Laurie has more than 20 years of experience in leadership and sales. She speaks to audiences of all sizes on topics including perspective resilience, self-advocacy and belief in a higher purpose. She’s also a fitness enthusiastic and a natural-born empowerment coach.
Hire Laurie as a speaker for live and virtual audiences comprising students, medical providers, church groups, counselors, caregivers or the community at large. Or book Laurie as an audiobook narrator or voiceover talent for radio or television.