Lauren has been referred to as a true “Renaissance Woman”; multi-talented, accomplished and credentialed in her professional, spiritual and every day life. She is multi-faceted with interests in music, theater, literature and history. Lauren’s particular gift is her insight into people’s strengths and weaknesses and motivating them to positive action. Blended with her spiritual depth, her most important ability is to see heartache and concern in people’s lives and minister to them compassionately.
With a true heart for women and the family, Lauren has traveled many paths – speaking, singing and writing — and has nurtured many others along her life’s journey. Lauren reflects her motto, “Every Day is a Gift,” in her personal involvement with others and to large and small audiences across the country. She lovingly and truly walks her talk as she speaks and writes on topics such as, parenting, marriage, helping, contentment and choices. Her best-selling book, The Art of Helping – What to Say and Do When Someone is Hurting, is a practical hands-on guide to use in any daily situation. Endorsed by nationally known speakers such as Emilie Barnes, Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn Heavilin and Gayle Roper, this book demonstrates the lost art of graciousness and compassion — a much needed essential in today’s busy world. Lauren teamed with Florence and Marita Littauer, her mother and sister, to write another must-have book, Making The Blue Plate Special – The Joy of Family Legacies. This step-by-step resource encourages families to enjoy and preserve their family traditions.
She has been happily married since 1975 to husband and business partner, Randy Briggs and is the mother of three energetic and talented adult sons, Randy Jr., Jonathan and Bryan. She is the grandmother to four little lovelies, JJ, Mary Clare, Beverly Grace, and Camille. She loves gardening, music and fine dining, especially when the meals are created at home with her husband Randy. They live in southern California.
Lauren's message is one of awareness for what people need when they are going through difficult times and how you can meet some of those needs and be a part of the healing process.
Every Day is a Gift
In marriage, parenting and life in general we have constant choices to make. Lauren’s message guides her audience through the process of making choices, valuing relationships and seeking God’s best for our lives. Both insightful and practical, this message can be tailored to fit any audience.
Listen to an audio excerpt from Every Day is a Gift
The Art of Helping
Lauren touches a felt need we all experience - wanting to help a hurting person, but not knowing what to say or do. She equips her audience to be an expression of God’s comfort and love with practical tools and creative forms of support. Based on her book, The Art of Helping, Lauren shares poignant personal stories that enable us to be part of the healing process.
TRADITION! Honor your Heritage ... Leave a Legacy
Drawn from her book, Making the Blue Plate Special — The Joy of Family Legacies, Lauren shares the value of telling the story of who we are, where we’ve come from and why our heritage is important. What we don’t share and pass on for future generations, will be lost. It is our job to keep the history alive. Also available as a Christmas message, Lauren encourages her audience with creative ideas such as gifts for the person who has everything; gifts of sentimental value; holiday traditions for children; and questions to ask now, while the family is together.
Parenting Priorities - Decisions that Matter
The world is attempting to devalue, replace and discredit our role as parents. Lauren’s presentation on parenting offers hope and encouragement for making parenting decisions while not losing what makes our children unique individuals or sacrificing our marriages. Lauren offers parents affirmation, tools and qualities for effective parenting.
Lifting Your Levels of Happiness
Feeling a little down? Need a heart lift? We all know that joy is a fragile and scarce commodity. Lauren’s empowering message, guides her audiences to feel fulfilled, engaged and meaningfully happy. Lauren offers a roadmap to finding and keeping the often elusive qualities of peace, hope and joy.
"Some people have the touch ... the healing touch of sensitivity, availability, and dependability. Lean in and learn from one who does ... Lauren Briggs." ~Patsy Clairmont, Women of Faith Speaker
"Over the years I have observed Lauren's compassionate spirit and willingness to be a light in someone's time of darkness. Lauren writes and speaks from heartfelt experience and has an avid interest in helping each one of us to help others. We may not know what to do or say, but Lauren does." ~ Florence Littauer, "Personality Plus," "Silver Boxes"
"Lauren was so personable and easy to work with. Not only was she a joy to the committee, she rubbed shoulders with the ladies attending the retreat. She ate her meals with the "rank and file" and chatted with the ladies between sessions. Some speakers are aloof and don't interact with attendees, but that is not the case with Lauren." ~ Audie Silber, Grizzly Flat, CA
"Lauren is very articulate. She added humor and personal stories, which made her easy to relate to." ~ Elaine Deslatte, Irvine, CA