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Mx. Lori Sweetman (They/She/Lor) is owner and director of Include LGBTQ Empowered Education and Consulting LLC, and a Queer Holistic Coach for the LGBTQ community.


Mx. Lori Sweetman (They/She/Lor) devotes their life to helping create inclusive and safe spaces in the community, as well as individuals or families feel aligned with their values. Through public speaking, organizational training, and support groups, Lori creates conversations that lead to inclusive policies and open hearts. Through this work, people are safe to be open, and living their happiest, fulfilled life.

Lor is married to their wife, Dana, and has two children, two puppies, and three guinea pigs in northwestern NJ. They graduated with a 4.0 GPA, achieving their MA in Psychology, specializing in gender and sexual fluidity. Lor has completed many graduate-level courses in subjects such as special education, art education, and industrial-organizational psychology.

Additionally, Lor has been featured on NJTV teaching, is a member of the LGBTQIA+ and Allies Group at Northcentral University, Northcentral Universities Diversity Committee, and was highlighted as a featured teacher in the Morris County Educator Association’s newsletter. Search through the blog to listen to interviews of Lor on podcasts as well! When Lori isn’t with her family and pets, they are looking for opportunities to advocate for LGBTQ+ communities, create informative workshops on LGBTQ+ topics, and create art.

Research Interests

Lori (Lor) strives to create affirming and positive environments for LGBTQ+ populations. With a particular interest in how this impacts the community’s youth, Lor is currently researching LGBTQ+ identity formation and internalized biases. They are interested in how art, education, character traits, and society can influence identity development. Through exploring what creates internalized biases, Lor creates interventions and coaching strategies to help people unpack their hidden self and grow happier in their lives.

Coaching Education

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the gold standard in professional coaching and requires coaches to attend an ICF accredited school. This allows coaches to achieve a deep understanding of the core competencies of coaching, study the ethical guidelines, take an exam, and receive mentorship training. As a credentialed and certified coach, Lor has gone through rigorous training and extensive practicum hours to refine their skills. Through the Certified Life Coach Institute, Lor became a “CLC”, or certified life coach, and their first 30 ICF credential hours. Then, Lor continued on to the Radiant Coaches Academy to attain another 30 ICF credentialed hours and become a Certified Holistic Coach. With this education, and over a year of experience coaching with mentorship supervision, Lor is nearly complete with their practicum hours to receive their Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials from the ICF.

The ICF defines coaching as, “Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” To do that well, your coach should be credentialed, and have achieve a level of professional education from accredited schools. Lor has professional mentorship, education in best coaching practices, life experience, and is held to the ICF standards.

Contact Lori Sweetman through e-mail coach@lorisweetman.com

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