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Niphaphone "Laura" Robertson, visionary founder of Beautiful Potential Consulting LLC, is your go-to source for inspiration, coaching, and group facilitation.  Laura is at the forefront of empowering individuals and organizations to reach their full potential. In addition to having a degree in business management, licensed in cosmetology, cosmetology teacher, and massage therapy, Laura has a rich background in executive roles in education, operations, and sales, bringing a wealth of experience to the table. 


Now, as an accomplished author, coach, and speaker, she is on a mission to use her platform to empower others to unlock their true potential and achieve their dreams. With Laura's leadership and expertise, she is dedicated to guiding clients toward success and transformation. With a passion for unlocking potential, Laura is here to help you thrive. Her mission? To empower you, connect with you, and guide you towards your best self.

Laura's life story is truly extraordinary. Born as a homeless Lao refugee, she, along with her family, embarked on a transformative journey to America. Their arrival, symbolized by nothing more than "Forty Dollars and a Dream," serves as the inspiration for her book available on Amazon. In this captivating memoir, Laura recounts her remarkable transformation from a refugee to a symbol of resilience and triumph. Furthermore, she has authored two additional books, "A Secret War Within Us," sharing stories of other refugee women, and a children's book titled "Noy's Journey to Belonging," inspired by her own experiences as a refugee child finding her place in America. Building on this, she established Lao Dream Dolls, crafting customized dolls that reflect her Lao culture.

Join her journey and discover the power within you, CONNECT WITH LAURA TODAY and get ready to be inspired!

Niphaphone’s journey growing up as a refugee in America wasn't easy, but despite all the odds stacked against her, she never gave up on her dreams.


Niphaphone Laura Robertson - the name that echoes resilience, determination, and success. The journey of this certified coach, trainer, and speaker has been nothing short of inspiring. Born as a homeless Lao refugee and impoverished child, who arrived in America unable to speak English, her life provides an in-depth insight into the power of self-belief, hard work, and perseverance. During the Vietnam War, between 1959-1975, the U.S. conducted a secret bombing mission on Laos, dropping more than 2 million tons of bombs and making Laos the heaviest bombed country per capita in history. Despite the devastating impact of the Secret War on Laos, the bombings were kept a secret from the American public at the time. It was not until the 1990s that the U.S. government began to acknowledge its role in the conflict and provided aid to the people of Laos. The communist invasion of Laos in 1975 marked a significant turning point in the country's history. Niphaphone’s father was one of the men that were captured and tortured at the hands of the communists. He made a daring escape that would change the trajectory of his life and his family. Niphaphone was born homeless outside of a refugee camp in Thailand where life was tough and uncertain. Once Niphaphone and her family entered the refugee camp, their nightmare was far from over. They still lacked access to basic necessities and her parents were in constant fear that she would die of starvation. The unsanitary conditions of the refugee camp would have Niphaphone’s skin covered with lesions. However, even in these unfavorable circumstances, her father found strength in holding on to his dream of a better life for his children. In 1979, that dream came true when the family arrived in America with one bag of clothes "Forty Dollars and a Dream". This is what she named her recently published book sold on Amazon. Niphaphone’s journey growing up as a refugee in America wasn't easy, but despite all the odds stacked against her, she never gave up. She had to fight for everything, right from getting an education, to finding a stable job as a single mother on welfare, to finally climbing the corporate ladder and hitting multiple six-figures as a sales leader. Through hard work and perseverance, she overcame every obstacle that was thrown her way and became an inspirational speaker to inspire others who were facing similar struggles. Niphaphone Robertson now shares her life story and how she overcame obstacles with people from all over the world. Her speeches are not only inspiring but also motivating. Her message is simple - "If I can do it, so can you". Her unique perspective on life and her willingness to share her story has resonated with people, and she has inspired many to find their own paths. Niphaphone is a speaker at various organizational events, conferences, and seminars. She has a unique ability to connect with people and inspire them to reach their full potential. She is proof that no matter where you come from, you can achieve your dreams if you believe in yourself. People who have heard her speeches have gone on to achieve great things. They have started businesses, completed their education, and achieved their goals. Her story is a testament to the fact that nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself and work hard. In her book "Forty Dollars And A Dream," Niphaphone has journaled her life, struggles, and triumphs. Her unmatched expertise and excellence have made her a successful business leader. Her dedication to inspiring and teaching individuals has helped them overcome adversities and achieve their dreams. Niphaphone has made a name for herself as a trailblazer and CEO of Beautiful Potential Consulting and co-owner of iLocal Online Marketing. If you're looking for a motivational speaker who has an in-depth understanding of how to achieve success, then Niphaphone Laura Robertson is the one for you. Her knowledge and wisdom will captivate your audience, leaving them feeling motivated, inspired, and ready to create a change in their lives!

Lao author releases her most recent book, "Noy's Journey to Belonging," with a mission to address the scarcity of Lao literature in educational curriculums.


UNITED STATES, November 16, 2023 Renowned Lao author Niphaphone Laura Robertson (formerly Sanavongsay) has unveiled her latest literary work, "Noy's Journey to Belonging: A Quest for Courage," aimed at addressing the scarcity of Lao literature in educational curriculums. Inspired by the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act of Illinois, Robertson's mission is to promote cultural representation and educate others about the history of Laos. Born a homeless Lao refugee, Robertson's personal journey reflects the resilience of the Lao community. Her third book, "Noy's Journey to Belonging: A Quest for Courage," is a testament to her commitment to empowering others through inspirational storytelling and advocacy for the inclusion of Lao history in school curriculums. Antonio Ramirez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at Elgin Community College, praised Robertson's recent classroom visit, stating, "Robertson's presentation in my U.S. history course illuminated a little-known but crucial part of the American story. Migration from Southeast Asia to the United States has reshaped families, communities, and international relations. My students were fascinated by the history Robertson shared." Recognizing the essential role of cultural representation in education, Robertson's book addresses the scarcity of Lao literature in educational settings. "Noy's Journey to Belonging" shares her experiences as a refugee child navigating assimilation difficulties and overcoming bullying in America. Through her resilience and pursuit of belonging, Robertson aims to empower readers and foster cultural understanding. Highlighting the historical context, the Secret War on Laos, also known as the Laotian Civil War, occurred between 1964 and 1973, making Laos the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. Robertson's parents, like many others, carried the pain of their past, contributing to the lack of access to Lao history for younger generations. With her book, Robertson seeks to bridge the educational gap in Lao literature, shedding light on the untold stories of resilience. Believing in the power of storytelling, Robertson stated, "Through sharing my personal journey as a Lao refugee and advocating for the inclusion of Lao history in schools, my mission is to promote cultural representation for the Lao community and educate others about our significant contribution to American history." Aligned with the recent passage of the TEAACH Act in Illinois, Robertson aims to raise awareness about Laos and share powerful stories of resilience through her books. Proceeds from "Noy's Journey to Belonging" will contribute to funding resources to fulfill this educational mission. Niphaphone Laura Robertson is available for school visits and speaking engagements, sharing her powerful story and educating students about the history of Laos. For more information or to schedule an event, please visit her website at or contact her directly at Laura Robertson Beautiful Potential Consulting LLC +1 224-245-9577 SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY:

​All dreams are within reach.

All you have to do is keep moving towards them.”

— Viola Davis


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