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  • Commit To You Seminar – For A New, Improved, Empowered You!

  • “There are not a lot of people who understand that larger sized women also want to look terrific. I wish more designers would get that. Thank you, Laura.”

    Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show


    Laura brings her extensive expertise, street-smart sensibility, and vast experience in fitness, fashion, and beauty to her coaching career. This background has helped her become one of the country’s top experts and motivational coaches in the fields of weight loss, fitness walking, developing discipline, maximizing human potential, overcoming adversity, improving personal appearance and increasing self-esteem.

    Laura says: “Fashion, beauty, fitness, health and wellness all figure prominently into a person’s lifestyle mix.”

    Are you fed up with clothes that are skimpy and unbecoming? Clothes that cover you up instead of showing you off to your best advantage?

    Come meet Laura Dion-Jones

    • Find out what clothing styles look good on you…
    • How to tweak what you already own and like to make it all look better …
    • What hairstyle will make your face & eyes pop…
    • How to make the most of your make-up by sharing Models’ secrets and more!
    • Laura will also tell you how she lost 150 pounds….all on her own… after a lifetime of being chronically overweight and is keeping it all off into her 10th year now.
    • Laura deals with physically limiting issues every day that would stop the average person in their tracks - yet she still lost weight.
    • And Laura’s a master at how to dress to flatter… and disguise.

    Laura has appeared on the Home Shopping Network, was a guest on the Oprah show numerous times both as a model and with her signature clothing line, Dion-Jones, Ltd. She has done hair, makeup and clothing design for magazines and television. She is the author of Commit to Get Fit: Find the Secret to Your Own True & Everlasting Weight Loss, Speaks, Writes, Motivates, and was one of People Magazine & Dove’s “50 Most Beautiful Women Over 50!

    Commit To You seminars traditionally last for about 5 hours, depending on the number of participants. Laura always makes sure everyone gets special individual, personalized attention.

    What to bring: Wear a favorite “date night” outfit and Laura will tell you how to tweak it to make you stand out. Bring several items of clothing that you like, or wished you liked, and she will tweak those for you, too. Catalog and/or magazine clothing ads are helpful for more examples. Also, bring your own beauty, hair care products and make-up for Laura to work with on you. A break with light refreshments will be served.

    Commit To You is part of Laura’s Commit To Get Fit Weekend Experience featuring makeovers in weight, clothing, hair, makeup, accessorizing, fitness options, meditation and inner growth. You will walk away from this session with tools to use immediately to improve your life and get you where you ultimately want to go.


    • The Canyon Ranch – Health Magazine’s 2015 Inspiration Award winner.
    • Several terrific book reviews and honorable mentions on Laura’s and literary websites.
    • 2010 Volunteer of the Year awardee for the Prairie Valley – Taylor YMCA
    • Elgin Image Award nominee 2010 and 2011
    • 2011 and 2012 YWCA Leader Luncheon Nominee for the Marguerite Henry Award for Communications/Technology demonstrating qualities and leadership dedicated to excellence.
    • Laura was honored as one of People Magazine and Dove’s “World’s Most Beautiful” issue, Dove Pro-Age’s “50 Most Beautiful Women Over 50.”


    • Proven Large-Size Fashion Designer, expert, and authority in the Plus-Size and Missy fashion industries with extensive experience in all other aspects of the Fashion Industry including manufacturing, sales and marketing.
    • Known for soft, easy, related-separate dressing that is sophisticated, highly styled, of excellent quality and great fit with color combinations, fabrications and silhouettes that are unique and truly flattering to the Full-Figured Woman.
    • An avid and successful self-promoter who has garnered on-going national publicity as well as local trade and consumer coverage in all areas of advertising media, including television, video, radio, newspaper, consumer magazines, trade magazines and related publications.
    • Administration and production experience encompassing original design concepts, collection planning and execution, cost analysis, budgeting, sales and fabric projections and forecasts.
    • Responsible for all staffing and training of all design personnel and a member of the International Fashion Group from 1990 to 2000.