36 min

Lemons on Friday: Finding Purpose in Pain & Living from an Abundance Mindset ft. Laura Hutfless She's in the City by NaSHEville

    • Christianity

Laura Hutfless’s resumé and credentials speak for themselves:
Co-Founder of FlyteVu, a full-service entertainment marketing agency that helps mission-driven companies and brands, large and small, integrate into pop culture and create authentic emotional connections with their audience. 2021 Chief Marketer PRO Award Billboards 30 & 40 under lists Work with clients like: Bumble, Enterprise, Jack Daniel’s, Anheuser Busch, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Converse, Norwegian Cruise Line, Drybar, Spotify  Truly one of the most driven and creative friends we know, Laura brings together pop culture and purpose to make some major impacts on companies, consumers, and the community. FltyeVu even operates on an OVER 20% gives back model, serving non-profits and individuals in need. She attributes her overwhelming generosity to her faith and to parents who raised her to live from an abundance mentality.
“I never lived in fear [of giving away] because I was raised to live from a place of abundance.”
Not only is Laura a business powerhouse, she is also the president of the board of the Onesite Foundation. She was introduced to Onsite – a non-profit providing trauma-informed counseling and emotional health education – when she found herself stuck on the “hamster wheel of achievement,” as FlyteVu became one of the country’s fastest-growing companies following its launch.
“I was hustling for my worth and I didn’t know why.”
And from there, Onsite changed her life, both personally and professionally. The foundation offers a variety of 5-day workshops serving both individuals and communities, especially persons affected by trauma, abuse, stress, or mental health issues. Her experience at Onsite’s beautiful, rural campus outside of Nashville equipped Laura with tools for healing and moving forward with a healthier, balanced life. She has since helped Onsite develop a program for victims of mass shootings, creating a space for survivors to face and heal the deep trauma from those events. 
Laura founded Triumph Over Tragedy after losing her significant other to a relapse in 2019. Austin had been a victim of the Columbine shootings and had struggled with addiction and untreated trauma for nearly two decades. Laura’s grief and acute awareness of the dangers of unaddressed trauma, especially for mass shooting victims, has resulted in a one-of-a-kind space for community and healing for many like Austin.
“Pain and struggle always leave a gift,” she tells us. Because of her giving heart and hard work, Triumph Over Tragedy is quite literally changing the lives of countless shooting survivors. Even in the hardest seasons of life, Laura reminds us of the power of letting the Lord to work in and through our heartbreaks. 
“This life is hard. You have to look at each chapter of your life, even the hard ones, and see the gift in it. Because that is what we call hope.”
Follow Laura @lehnashville and learn more about FlyteVu and the Onsite Foundation.

Laura Hutfless’s resumé and credentials speak for themselves:
Co-Founder of FlyteVu, a full-service entertainment marketing agency that helps mission-driven companies and brands, large and small, integrate into pop culture and create authentic emotional connections with their audience. 2021 Chief Marketer PRO Award Billboards 30 & 40 under lists Work with clients like: Bumble, Enterprise, Jack Daniel’s, Anheuser Busch, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Converse, Norwegian Cruise Line, Drybar, Spotify  Truly one of the most driven and creative friends we know, Laura brings together pop culture and purpose to make some major impacts on companies, consumers, and the community. FltyeVu even operates on an OVER 20% gives back model, serving non-profits and individuals in need. She attributes her overwhelming generosity to her faith and to parents who raised her to live from an abundance mentality.
“I never lived in fear [of giving away] because I was raised to live from a place of abundance.”
Not only is Laura a business powerhouse, she is also the president of the board of the Onesite Foundation. She was introduced to Onsite – a non-profit providing trauma-informed counseling and emotional health education – when she found herself stuck on the “hamster wheel of achievement,” as FlyteVu became one of the country’s fastest-growing companies following its launch.
“I was hustling for my worth and I didn’t know why.”
And from there, Onsite changed her life, both personally and professionally. The foundation offers a variety of 5-day workshops serving both individuals and communities, especially persons affected by trauma, abuse, stress, or mental health issues. Her experience at Onsite’s beautiful, rural campus outside of Nashville equipped Laura with tools for healing and moving forward with a healthier, balanced life. She has since helped Onsite develop a program for victims of mass shootings, creating a space for survivors to face and heal the deep trauma from those events. 
Laura founded Triumph Over Tragedy after losing her significant other to a relapse in 2019. Austin had been a victim of the Columbine shootings and had struggled with addiction and untreated trauma for nearly two decades. Laura’s grief and acute awareness of the dangers of unaddressed trauma, especially for mass shooting victims, has resulted in a one-of-a-kind space for community and healing for many like Austin.
“Pain and struggle always leave a gift,” she tells us. Because of her giving heart and hard work, Triumph Over Tragedy is quite literally changing the lives of countless shooting survivors. Even in the hardest seasons of life, Laura reminds us of the power of letting the Lord to work in and through our heartbreaks. 
“This life is hard. You have to look at each chapter of your life, even the hard ones, and see the gift in it. Because that is what we call hope.”
Follow Laura @lehnashville and learn more about FlyteVu and the Onsite Foundation.

36 min