See what my clients, colleagues + workshoppers say about me.

"When tasked with writing the content for my website, I froze. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to convey, but I couldn’t find the right words. Enter Lori. After I brain dumped my rambling and tangential thoughts into a giant document, she was able to pull out the threads of meaning and connection that I was looking for. For me, Lori’s magic lies in her ability to work with you in ways that make your soul share the things you truly want to say. She is one of the most intuitive, smart, funny, and eloquent women I know, and working with her allowed me to feel the same way."

—Tania Wojciechowski,

“I wouldn’t hesitate to invite Lori Claerhout back as a presenter at any of my events. She captivated the SHIFT audience with her wisdom on writing, journaling, intuition and whims. Lori delivers a balanced mix of soulful conversation and creative processes that engage her audience. As part of the Happiness Leader team, she was extremely helpful in stepping in, to fill time, when things didn’t go as planned. As a presenter, Lori is flexible and delivers what she promises. You won’t be disappointed!”

— Melsha Shea, SHIFT Initiator at

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“Lori is an outstanding planner and host. Often I hate conferences and workshops because planners leave too much open space, or too much time between events – this feels like a waste to me. Maybe it’s my AAA personality type, but I came because I WANT to work on the workshop topics. SO thanks for everything. It was PERFECT!”

— Kim Bérubé, Decent Human Being and Chronicler of Life at
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“Lori is a brilliant editor. She took the information I provided her and made it shine in ways I didn’t even know were possible.”

— Glenyce Hughes,

“Lori is my go-to for larger written Burke Group projects. She works closely with you to understand the client’s personality and tone so copy reflects who they are. 

I’ve been working with Lori for years, and consistently get fresh-sounding copy and finely edited writing from her. Reading it I keep thinking, ‘Yes, that’s it!’”

— Sarah Classen, Design + Marketing Manager,

“When I first met Lori-Ann, I thought, here’s a lady with style + substance.
When I first learned that Lori wanted to host one of my writing workshops — all the way up at the tippy-top of northern Alberta, in the middle of winter — I thought, here’s a lady who laughs in the face of subzero adversity!
When Lori welcomed me into her town + her home — whilst orchestrating one of the most gracious + cheerful workshops I’ve ever taught — I thought, here’s a lady who knows what she’s doing.
Lori-Ann is meticulous, hilarious, thoughtful + kind. A better right-hand gal you will be hard-pressed to find! (Just thinking about her sweet face prompts me to rhyme.)”

— Alexandra Franzen, Writer at

“I have worked with Lori on several projects including TEDxGarneauWomen and smaller indie projects. I have found Lori to be meticulous and thoughtful in her work. When faced with a giant project, such as running a TEDx event, most would run through it but Lori was able to step back and look at the bigger picture and calmly get the work done. I admire Lori's impressive use of the English language and have recommended her on numerous occasions to organizations that would benefit from her skill in writing and thoughtful presentation of any project she works on.”

—Nicola Doherty, Social Media Expert at

"Lori will give you good quality editing that will make your work more concise, clear, and pleasurable to read. She was thoughtful and welcomed a little back and forth discussion to refine my message and discern what exactly I was wanting to communicate. Lori is quick with editing and good cheer; she is a pleasure to work with."

—Ian Grivois, Artist and Graphic Designer,

“Lori presents herself as a member of your writing team who is as eager to see your work succeed as you are. . . and she’s fun!
This was my first time working with a professional editor, so I had a bit of trepidation in that I really didn’t know what to expect. But Lori’s congenial nature and willingness to have several discussions about the book before and during the editing process created a collaborative, inter-personal environment that works very well for me.”

— Dr. Debra Davidson, Professor of Environmental Sociology and director of Prairie Urban Farm

Friends, family, and colleagues: you absolutely should not miss hearing Lori Claerhout speak. To be a member of her audience is a rare opportunity to be guided by her loving wisdom and to bask in her radiant beam of light.

—Andrea Phare, My Phare Lady

“Lori wrote some pages on my website and other aspects of my social media platforms after she had conducted in-depth interviews with me. I am so happy with the results as they are true to what we had been struggling to convey previously.”

— Funmi Omotade-Tan, Photographer at

“You make writing fun!
Before attending your SHIFT session, I never would have thought about expressing myself through poems or short descriptive sentences. And when I sat to write with the short time frame you gave us, the creativity and words just seemed to flow.
Going through the activities with you made me realize that if you can open your mind to new ideas, and allow the creativity to flow, the writing can happen. It will happen!
Since your writing session, I am now committed to writing in my journal every night!”

— Lesley Johnston-Woo, Energy Practitioner

“Lori-Ann was the most gracious host and planner who instantly made everyone feel welcomed, connected, and at ease. This retreat was a miracle moment for me. There was never a dull moment and no absence of genuine emotion and conscious learning. I left it, in the middle of a potentially-miserable northern February, gifted with life-long friends, an opened path to my new journey, and gratitude for Lori and Alex for a tremendous moment in time.”

— Pamella Heikel, Guide at

“Writing normally makes me feel guilty because I love it but don't do nearly enough of it, and since Lori’s workshop session, I now am gentler with myself about not writing, which makes me want to write more.
Lori’s spirit shines through everything she does—sometimes quietly, sometimes with the brightness of a supernova, but always steadily. Learning with Lori illuminates you.

—Kendra Whitfield