Originally from England and having lived and worked as a professional teacher, trainer and life coach across four continents and three decades, Laura Barnes now lives happily with her family in Gilbert, Arizona. Laura is the Founder/CEO at Your Potential Power, LLC and is an adjunct faculty member at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ.

From 2010-2014 Laura was a Council appointed member and Chair of the Town of Gilbert’s Human Relations Commission (HRC) and Human Relations, Culture and Arts Promotion Commission (HRCAP), promoting equality, diversity and unity through community engagement, events and educational programs. In 2012 The Arizona Republic and Gilbert Chamber of Commerce awarded Laura a Community Excellence Award; the Geneva Clay Community Volunteer of the Year.