About The Model Mentor
The Model Mentor mission is to empower, develop, and consult aspiring models, and women and to act as a guide for those who wish to make positive changes in their lives
The Model Mentor is a platform that provides individualized consulting services tailored to the client's needs
Welcome! The Model Mentor is the culmination of my life’s work. Before becoming a model and a certified health coach, I always knew that I wanted to work with others and help people, especially women. As a model, you spend a lot of time backstage in closet-sized dressing rooms in between showroom bookings and runway shows. I am the model who brings healthy snacks and feeds the models backstage. I am the model who offers nutritional advice, provides a listening ear, and shares vegetarian recipes, and yes I am also that model who practices yoga in between fittings, guides a meditation session and says a prayer before we all walk out into the spotlight.
My approach is simple…If I know that an aspiring model has potential to excel in a certain market, I consult him or her for 3-6 months working on his or her development and introduce him or her with the appropriate agency. I usually consult models every other week over FaceTime and phone sessions. I introduce the model to agencies and bookers as well as to potential clients. Unlike a mother agent, who stays attached to a model for life, taking a percent of all his or her future bookings, I am here to help guide and launch a model making sure his or her submissions don’t get lost in the shuffle in a sea of beautiful models on the new faces division desk.
If you aren’t a model or don’t wish to be a model don't worry I have tailor-made sessions for you too. I offer coaching programs where I work with women throughout all seasons of their lives, whether it’s wanting to eat a more green and plant based diet, cut fats, establish healthier eating and exercise habits, stop the cycle of fad dieting, or eating for two and dealing with the early stages of pregnancy. Please click on my booking section to see the unique individualized services I provide.
FaceTime Sessions offer immediate and intimate one-on-one FaceTime with Lauren. They can be scheduled in the comfort of your own home or take place for busy models & women on the go from anywhere in the world. Lauren offers FaceTime sessions that are 1 hour in length
Group Sessions are a great opportunity to receive information and learn in a team building atmosphere. Whether its speaking to a classroom, conducting a model Master Class, or hosting a healing event from home, Lauren offers speaking engagements online and in person
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I'm a Mom, Wife, Model, Certified Health Coach, Model Coach, Founder of The Model Mentor, and Certified in NIA & Pilates. and I have lived on five continents working as an international model. You can see a sample of my portfolio at laurendeckert.com. I have traveled far, but New York City has always had my heart and has been considered home. When I'm not in the city, you can find me spending time with my family at our beach home on the Jersey Shore. My work as a model has been featured in Harpers Bazaar China, Vogue Italia, Brides, Women’s Health, and Muscle & Fitness, hers, Harem SwimWear, HAH Swimwear, Aerie Swimwear, HUIT Lingerie, and Addiction Lingerie,. I've walked the runway for top designers at New York Fashion Week (NYFW), Miami Beach Swim Week, and New York Bridal Fashion Week every year for over a decade. I've also been a vegetarian since childhood, thriving on mainly a plant based diet.
While graduating with a BA in Art History from Fordham University, I decided to study under Joshua Rosenthal at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. ’I attended classes before IIN went online. I also have an AA from The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale in Art & Fashion Marketing. All of my experiences and studies have prepared me to not only take exceptional care of myself, and my growing family, but also to effectively mentor and coach aspiring models and women. After living out of the suitcase for many years, I opened a private practice in summer of 2016 while I was pregnant with my son. My coaching method is pretty simple, I believe we are our thoughts, we are what we eat, and through movement we find health. Three of my main principles to my coaching practice are, Transformative Thinking, Mindful Eating, and Movement. Additionally, I am also the co-founder of Model Me Master Classes, where I host and conduct weekend Master Classes for new models in New York, Miami, Jersey Shore, Texas, and LA.
I believe that most modern ailments can be healed by an abundance of whole foods, exercise, faith, love and joy. After sponsoring a child in Ecuador for years, I decided to create my own non-profit. I wrote the business plan alone one night in Model Housing in South America. Models Doing More provides volunteer opportunities for Model Ambassadors wishing to offer assistance to underprivileged school children and orphaned elephants in Sri Lanka. Currently, I am studying under Jai Star Dance learning mindful breath work, meditation, yoga, and dance to empower feminine energy. I am married to my best friend and we are parents to a healthy active toddler.