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Career Focus explores personal values, living with purpose, and having choices in how we live today. What I call “Coaching 101.”
Life fully loved
Enjoying a Life fully loved means developing personally and professionally. That’s what these topics discuss.
How to Answer “What Do You Do?” So They Remember You
The best way to answer, “What do you do?” is with the following sequence:
🔵 type of work 🔵 big picture 🔵 your why 🔵
For a detailed breakdown of the above, read my answer in the article and get strategies from others too!
How to Avoid Overusing Your Networking Connections
Focus on what you can give, not what you can get. That’s what I advised recently when asked if it’s possible to overuse your networking contacts.
Reciprocation is the name of the game. “Overuse” happens when you get unbalanced – too much one way or the other means there’s a lack of reciprocation. Your job = find the balance.
Should you quit your job to pursue your passion?
Making a career change takes courage. That’s why you need passion. Take time to identify your values to ensure you’re on the right path.
Then, ask yourself: What would I have to change today to move from where I am now to where I want to go? Your answer becomes the basis of your plan of action.
How to be More Effective in Your Job Hunt
Are you a job seeker feeling overwhelmed by the job hunt process? Wondering where to even start on your journey towards more confidence in your job search? Learn some common misconceptions about job hunting and the importance of having the best strategies in place.
Should I Hire a Career Coach? Here are 10 Things to Know
Ask yourself, What Clarity am I Looking for?
Do you want help with your career choices? Are you looking to improve your time management skills? Do you want to learn how to manage your team better? Pick your goal ahead of time so you can focus your time and energy appropriately.
14 Ways to Hold Your Clients Accountable
Use Intrinsic Motivation
If I dangle a carrot or hold out a stick to keep a client accountable, then the client will always require external motivation in order to achieve a goal. The real shift that needs to happen is to move clients from extrinsic motivation (carrot/stick) to intrinsic motivation (self-propelled). When that happens, the client becomes self-motivated to achieve their goal.
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
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
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 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
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
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 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