“By the grace of God, often in utter desperation and by sheer determination, like the Phoenix I have risen from the ashes of my life more times than I can count.”


Lori Elgin, the founder of Beauty & Grace Coaching, a board certified integrative nurse coach, holds triple board certifications as a family, pediatric, and neonatal nurse practitioner. She combines her unique combination of years of coaching, medical, nursing, and life experience to offer her clients the ability to recognize their own unique calling. Lori builds a bridge for her clients to walk over into their dreams. Together they discover the clarity, commitment, and confidence to walk into the lives they scarcely allowed themselves to dream about. A natural born coach with keen intuition, she offers boutique coaching packages for those ready to discover and leap into the reason they are here. Lori specializes in armadillos raised among chickens. (You will have to ask her about that or stay tuned for the book!)

Lori is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and mentor. As she retired from her  high-risk pediatric nurse practitioner position, she leaped into the world of integrative nurse coaching. She had always longed to walk the Camino de Santiago Frances all five hundred (500) Miles and she did just that.  In her spare time, Lori enjoys spending time with her family, travel, yoga, holistic health and nutrition, long walks, deep quiet listening to the Creator of the universe, writing, and practicing Italian or Spanish or Hebrew.

Married to the love of her life, they have five children and ten grandchildren. They reside in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with MacKenzie the rescue Scottie, and Enzo and Tony their two black Persian rescue cats.

Lori is an American Holistic Nurses Association board certified integrative nurse coach and Morning Coach Academy of Coaching credentialed professional life coach.  She holds an under graduate degree from University of Maryland, masters degrees from University of California, San Francisco, and a post-masters degree from Pacific Lutheran University.

Education and career.

Associates Degree, Nursing, San Jacinto College

BS, University of Maryland

MS, University of California, San Francisco

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Primary Children’s Medical Center

Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner, NW Pediatrics

Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner, Pacific Lutheran University

High-Risk Pediatric/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Capital Medical Center

Founder of Beauty & Grace Coaching

Credentialed Professional Coach, Morning Coach Academy of Coaching

Contributing author “Zero to Hero in 90 Days” 2012

Contributing author, “Turning Points” [edited by Kate Cobb, 2011]

AHNA Integrative Holistic Nurse Coach.