Living the Middle Way with Laura Hurd

Last time on Women’s Wealth, we talked about living The Middle Way, a lifestyle all about honoring both family and work obligations. Today, I interview a guest, Laura Hurd, on her experience living The Middle Way. Laura is my executive assistant at Glen Eagle Advisors. She plays an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the firm and has a packed daily schedule full of meetings, phone calls, and research. Not only does she work full-time, she also works remotely from Texas – hundreds of miles away from our base in New Jersey! On top of all of that, she is a mother of two.

Tune in to today’s episode to hear Laura’s helpful personal strategies for striking a healthy work-life balance. You won’t want to miss it!

Remember, Women’s Wealth: The Middle Way will be back on May 3rd at 8:00am right here on! You can also find us on SoundCloud at, PodBean at, and on the SoundCloud and Podbean Apps for iPhone and Android. See you May 3rd!

About Susan Michel


Susan Michel, CEO & Founder – Glen Eagle

Susan Michel is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Glen Eagle, a full-service Registered Investment Advisor and Broker-Dealer. Susan founded Glen Eagle in 2002.  Glen Eagle is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise.

What differentiates Glen Eagle is the culture Susan has created.  Her approach is summarized in the firm’s vision statement, “Faith, Family, Firm, in that order.”  Everyone at Glen Eagle internalizes this statement in their day-to-day interactions with each other and with the firm’s clients.

Today, under Susan’s principled guidance, Glen Eagle has grown to become a national financial services firm providing corporations, family offices, business owners and multigenerational families with trusted stewardship and transparent access to their wealth. Glen Eagle serves clients in 32 states and manages over $4 billion dollars in assets.

Susan’s business leadership has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Brava Award by Smart CEO and the National Enterprising Woman of the Year Award.  She has also been named one of NJBIZ’s Best 50 Women in Business and one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners of New Jersey.

Susan has a national presence as a speaker and writer.  Susan has spoken to a wide variety of audiences, including FINRA’s National Annual Conference, Financial Advisor’s Invest in Women Conference and the Enterprising Women Conference. Susan also hosts a national podcast, Women’s Wealth: The Middle Way®.  She has been featured in Fortune, Forbes and Newsweek.

Susan believes it is important to give back to others through service.  She currently serves as Vice-Chair of Board of Trustees of The Hun School of Princeton, as a Trustee on the Board of the College of St. Elizabeth and as a board member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO).