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3 Clues You’re Ready (for your next career move)

How do you know when you’re ready to move from one stage of your career to the next? Having done this a few times over the past twenty-plus years, I want to share the signs with you today.

1)    You Feel Restless

You know the content of your job and feel restless. There’s an itch for more, even if you’re not sure what “it” is. Sometimes – or often – you feel bored, like you’ve mastered these skills.

Boredom and restlessness are clues that you’re ready for something different.

2)  Driftwood

You start to see examples of people doing things that excite you. Abraham-Hicks calls this “driftwood.”

Imagine you’re at sea. You know you’re getting closer to shore when you start to see driftwood, floating pieces of wood that indicate you’re near land.

The examples you see of things you may want to do or learn about are driftwood. You collect driftwood through introspection, networking, social media, reading, and spending time with people who care about you.

At first, the driftwood may seem random but, over time, trust that you will see a pattern emerge.

3)  Shed Your Skin

Like a snake, you’re ready to shed your skin and embrace something bigger. When you’re willing to face the unknown, that’s your biggest clue that you’re ready for the next stage of growth.

It’s this tricky transition period with which people struggle. You want to grow but you also feel uncomfortable with uncertainty. You can hold both, accepting discomfort in one hand and moving forward with the other. I wish I knew this sooner! I thought I had to get rid of all uncertainty before I could move ahead. Not true.

Keep in mind, your saboteurs always appear during times of transition and get very loud in trying to maintain the status quo. Click here for tips on handling saboteurs, including the universal one, The Judge.


I’ve shared the signs indicating you’re ready for career change. At the same time, there’s a special pitfall I want to warn you about. Resistance.

You will face internal resistance (see saboteurs above) and perhaps external resistance too. Your community of friends, family, and coworkers may feel threatened by you changing because it activates their saboteurs.

Resistance is normal AND you can handle it.

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The solution is to connect within. Remind yourself of your values, which motivate you intrinsically. When you are motivated to change from within, it will happen organically.

That’s how you move from one stage to the next.

You have to be open minded in order to grow. The coaching that Laura gave me opened my eyes to what and how I was doing things and allowed me to see the bigger picture. I am not done yet but I already see the changes in my everyday life.


I think coaching is a great way to help you clear your mind when you get stuck with overwhelming situations or when stepping into changes in your life.


Coaching is life changing. It pushes you outside your comfort zone and challenges your perspectives.  It is highly motivating and the exercises and techniques used are both fun and informative.  I think the main benefits of coaching are to see yourself, others and the world more clearly.  I think coaching is valuable to anyone regardless of where you are in your life or career.


I honestly never thought I’d need a coach. I thought coaching was for CEOs and industry VIPs. I didn’t think it was for the “little guys” (i.e. me). Now, I’m of the belief that everyone – yes, EVERYONE – needs a coach. Coaching has really benefitted me and I’m so grateful to have had that time with Laura. It’s changed my life!


Laura is very patient. She took the time to understand what was causing me to be stuck where I am today and help me build a better vision so I can continue to grow.


I think Laura’s coaching was what I had been waiting for. Laura was so approachable, kind, and open. Her willingness to help and support made a difference for me. I found in her coaching new strategies, ideas, and perspectives that I could incorporate into my goals and objectives that I didn’t see before.


Laura is an incredibly intuitive, positive and caring coach. Her techniques helped me recognize both my strengths and areas I might want to explore as I embark on the next chapter of my career. The exercises she employed were instrumental in providing self perspective and challenging my frames of reference.


Laura is a natural coach. Her probing and compassionate questions helped me learn about myself: my value system, interests, goals and strengths.


Coaching sessions with Laura gave me new perspectives on how to process specific feelings and situations in life.  She showed me how to sit with my emotions, acknowledge them, and then use visualization strategies to move through them.  I now feel more confident and in control of how I choose to walk through life.


From the beginning, Laura put me at ease, creating a safe, open space for me to talk and share freely without fear of judgement. I loved the variety of approaches she used depending on the topic we were working on and it was fun being able to try out things I wouldn’t have considered before! With Laura’s coaching, I substantially grew my confidence in the workplace, overcame fears, dealt with issues I’d been carrying around for many years and, most importantly, learned to value myself and define a path forward into the future.


Laura’s coaching was a breath of fresh air and EXACTLY what I needed at that point of my life. I didn’t realize how impactful coaching was going to be, but by the end of the sessions together, I left feeling refreshed, inspired and genuinely curious about what my future held for me. Because of Laura and her coaching, I believe I became a better person – someone who is more open-minded, someone with a clearer focus, and someone who is willing to explore opportunities and possibilities far more than I ever did before.


I engaged Laura for coaching as I took on an expanded role leading an asset management company in Canada. As a female, I knew I would be a role model and had high expectations of myself. I was feeling overwhelmed and anxious.

In our first few coaching sessions we worked through exercises that allowed me to reflect on my purpose, leadership style and what mattered most to me. I continue to be grounded by the clarity I achieve in my coaching sessions – allowing me to be resilient and confident when challenges came my way.