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From 0 to 100: Celebrating Triple Digits of Life fully loved

Raise a glass! I’m popping the virtual champagne and showering confetti as I announce this monumental milestone: 100 blogs! Yup, 100 editions of Life fully loved over the past two years. Woohoo!

I’ve used this space to write about careers and leadership from a coaching lens, on the following topics:  

  • Gaining Clarity
  • Identifying Internal Motivation
  • Finding What You’re Meant to Do
  • Achieving – and Sustaining – Peak Form
  • Addressing Imposter Syndrome
  • Shifting Negative Thinking (Saboteurs)
  • Developing Balance
  • Handling Overwhelm and/or Burnout
  • Improving Long-Term thinking/Strategy
  • Providing Direction (Managing Others)
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Creating Vision
  • Recognition & Reward

Through my writing and coaching, I want to build a kinder, gentler world by connecting people internally with who they are and externally through their relationships with others and how they give back to the world. 

Playful Enthusiasm

The discipline involved with weekly writing has meant I’ve looked at my topics from multiple angles. Yet discipline isn’t what motivates me to keep wr iting. Discipline is code for “willpower” and willpower can only take you so far.

Playful enthusiasm – the creative aspect of writing – has led me here. Carl Jung said, “The creative mind plays with the objects it loves,” and, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I LOVE coaching.

In the past few years, I’ve finally shone my light. I’m reminded of Marianne Williamson’s prayer, “Our Deepest Fear,” where she says, “Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine…”

Shining my Light

In order to shine my light, I’ve received lots of help along the way apart from coach training. Specifically with writing, Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way has proven invaluable. Writing daily Morning Pages gave me clarity I wouldn’t have obtained otherwise. Connecting with wise friends and family – you know who you are and I thank you! – has assisted me too. Reading, which I’ve mentioned before, informs what I write about and how I explain it.

I share my well-lit path with you freely in case you find some parts worth exploring. My path has shown me enlightenment is not just a spiritual process but a practical one too. Enlightenment comes from deepened self-awareness and that only happens by looking within.

The Lantern

I’ve used light as a metaphor repeatedly in Life fully loved because it connects so closely to coaching for me.

Picture coaching as a lantern:

  • Sometimes I carry your lantern through the fog to help you see clearly;
  • I may hold up the lantern to your face so you can see your reflection in the light;
  • The lantern may swing between us as we both hold it, highlighting the roadblocks and rest stations on the path forward;
  • You may carry the lantern because you know where you’re going and my role is to bear witness.

Lantern Certificate

To celebrate 100 blogs, I’m offering $100 Lantern Gift Certificates. Use them for yourself, friends, and loved ones, that is, anyone who may want guidance. You can book a 1:1 session with me or apply it to a coaching package (individual or group). Use it for a future workshop I’ll run, take my networking course, or get my book. There’s no end date for redeeming the Lantern Certificate.

I simply want you to shine your light.

As we approach the end of 2023, I return to Marianne Williamson’s prayer. My final toast for you is that “…as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

Be a light. Shine your lantern. Let’s celebrate!

Lantern Gift Certificate

Shine your light!

Use the $100 Lantern Gift Certificate for yourself, friends, and loved ones.

  • Book a (reduced rate) 1:1 session with me
  • Apply it to coaching package (individual or group)
  • Use it for a future workshop I’ll conduct
  • Take my networking course
  • Get my eBook

Limited time offer (until Dec. 31, 2023) but no end date for redemption.

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.

MM

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.

MO

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.

LE

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!

VB

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.

MM

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.

MO

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.

LE

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

LM

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.

CP

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.

AG

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.

VB

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.

OS