Chief of Organized Living and Co-Founder
NorthStar Moving CompanyHome is where the Om is is the practical series to the art of mindful living. In each article you’ll learn ways to get your external world set-up to give your inner world more room to breathe. You’ll learn how to minimize distractions, be more efficient, and how to create more space externally and internally. Turns out a clean and clear closet, purse, kitchen junk drawer really can set you up for mindfulness. Featured in Ladies' Home Journal as one of 16 women making the world a happier place, named 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and Community Leader 2019 by The National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles, Laura McHolm is one of the few women at the helm of a moving company. Laura had a unique entrance into the world of entrepreneurship and organized living. As a child, Laura drove her mother crazy when asked to clean her room; she’d start by completely emptying out her closet and drawers. This quirk turned into a passion for organization, developing systems, solving logistical problems and, basically, streamlining life. Laura began university at the age of 16. After law school, she worked as a corporate intellectual property lawyer. In the mid-1990s, she moved away from the Fortune 500 to fulfill her more creative, entrepreneurial spirit and co-founded NorthStar Moving® Company in Los Angeles. Today, NorthStar Moving is the largest independent moving company in California and is the go to mover for A-List celebrities, and other movers and shakers. Laura coined the phrase “eco-luxury moving services” and is changing the way we move by selling the red carpet treatment. Honored with more awards for service than any other moving company including: ten consecutive “Best Places to Work” awards; “A+” rated by the Better Business Bureau; Green Vendor Awards; and earned the most five star ratings on Google, Trustlink and Yelp. Laura has broken the long-held notion of moving and storage as burly men doing one job – lifting heavy things. As a marketing consultant and business owner, Laura uses the podium to spread her unique outlook and share tactics on how to disrupt your business and industry for positive change.