Hi, I’m Lawrence Mitchell: I’m a health enthusiast, health and business coach, author, Chief Customer & Marketing Officer, investor, and I founded Raw Energy back in 2013 as a platform to help people take back control of their health, feel and look great, and think more clearly.
Having worked in fast moving and forever changing corporate environments for over 20 years, I learnt early that in order to survive and thrive, I had to focus resources on maintaining my health and building my resilience.
To be honest, my interest for healthy living didn’t start until my early 20s. At 19 years of age, I was overweight, lethargic and confused. I was anxious and full of self doubt. What I had, though, was a supportive family, good friends and a drive and determination to look better, feel better and think more clearly at some point in the future. So I lived my life in the now: eating fast foods, drinking alcohol, going to bed late and smoking a lot. I ignored the pains in my chest and kept thinking, someday I’ll change.
Someday came one day in May when I was 24 years of age. I can’t quite explain what happened, but that day sitting on the beach in Western Ireland, gave me a premonition of my future self. It wasn’t a pretty vision and scared me enough to motivate me to start to make some significant changes to my lifestyle habits which changed the whole path of my life. I focused my attention on studying the pros and cons of the many different nutritional theories out there from high carbs to low carbs, raw food to paleo and everything in between, devoting hours and hours of time to answer the simple question: what is the best diet for health and longevity?
As I learnt, my confidence grew, my grocery shopping became easier and I got great results: sustained weight loss, better sleep, higher resilience, increased energy.
Over the last few years, my focus has evolved from supporting my physical wellbeing only, to building my mental and emotional resilience, a key skill required as a leader in a forever changing, people-intense corporate environment where I moved from one transition to another, and found myself in the middle of countless perfect storms.
In 2012, I trained as a health coach to help others create their own lifestyle systems, and in 2014, recognised the need to coach my whole organisation to health. This resulted in the award-winning RBI Living Well programme, a corporate wellbeing programme that supported 3,000 employees through education, data and community initiatives.
By the start of 2016, I was in a pretty good place, but a calling to change resulted in me leaving the corporate environment and moving from London to Sydney, disrupting and unpicking every aspect of my life. It was a very challenging period, but I learnt a huge amount in the process, and put many of my own techniques into practise!
Fast forward to today, and my research and experimentation has evolved into the Get Raw Energy system that I teach and coach others to adopt. The system is focused on creating healthy habits, including upgrading the diet to increase the nutrients flooding your body, and to gradually reduce the sugary snacks, white floured goods and processed meats. In short, good stuff in, bad stuff out, leveraging data and technology to guide the process.
At Raw Energy, everything we do is underpinned by our philosophy and set of values. We believe that anyone can transform their health, their wellbeing and their whole lives by making some simple changes to their lifestyle and putting in proper mechanisms and tools to help them succeed.
‘The best time to plant an acorn was 20 years ago. The next best time is now’
If I can be a resource to help you on your journey, let’s find time to have a ‘virtual coffee’
, and we can chat about where you are now, what’s working for you and what’s not working and see if we can work together to find the right path.
With very best wishes,