About the Founder

Angela Lauria, Founder

Hi, I’m Dr. Angela Lauria.  I founded Journey Grrrl Publishing in 2010. I am a well-respected direct response marketing consultant, Life Coach, and doctor of communications, and also an entrepreneur and internationally recognized expert in online direct response marketing and Diffusion of Innovation theory. Previously, I founded (and continue to operate) Nimble Cricket Communications, an Internet consulting firm established in 1994. I’m a voracious reader, especially of self-help and philosophy books, and I have been a student of A Course in Miracles since 1992. I feel lucky to have been coached by Brooke Castillo, Cindy Roman, Jeanette Eleff, Alina Frank, and Barbara Kenyon.

Through reading, therapy, and coaching, I have married my natural gift for logic, order, and analysis with the freedom and passion of connection. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Media & Public Affairs from The George Washington University.

In 2004, I received a PhD magna cum laude in Communications from the European Graduate School. My dissertation “From Medea to Media: Live Performance as a Vehicle for Social Change” was published by ATRPOS PRESS as part of the Think Media Philosophy Series. In 2009, I was certified as a Life Coach from The Coaching Academy of North America.

Back in 1992, I had a boyfriend with an Amiga computer and a 1200 baud modem. Through him I discovered the early Internet and spent countless hours browsing Lynx, surfing Gopher, and chatting on the IRC (Internet Relay Chat). When I got my degree in Journalism, my hope was to cover the Internet for a major newspaper. Instead, I was hired by major newspapers (The Washington Post, USA Today, etc) to help them get online. While waiting for my big break in journalism and writing freelance articles, I started a consulting firm to help media companies create an Internet presence and to help Internet start-up companies with product development and marketing. That company, Nimble Cricket, is still around today.

Ironically, 1992 was the same year I became a student of A Course in Miracles. It’s taken me almost 18 years of self-study, and 3 more working with Life Coach extraordinaire Brooke Castillo, to realize I am most energized by changing the world and that my internet marketing skills can be used for that purpose! It seems my knowledge of publishing, publicity, lead generation, content marketing, social media, search engine marketing, and website strategy can be used to create miracles. And creating miracles is what I’m all about these days.

Are you a miracle worker? A Life Coach, writer, body worker, or other solo practitioner whose work makes the world a better place? Maybe I can help you explode your positive impact on the planet by teaching you what I know about books, publicity, social media, and internet marketing. If the mere thought of marketing makes you feel stressed out, overwhelmed, or otherwise unhappy and yet you still feel attracted to it, I can help; I’ll marry my practical, tactical advice with a bit of life coaching so we can overcome the obstacles that prevent you from finding your strongest marketing tools and your most vibrant and authentic voice.

A Course In Miracles