Optimize your Networking Skills!
Networking helps you:
➡️ Find that awesome new job
➡️Increase your impact beyond your current circle
➡️Grow personally and professionally
Enter networking situations with confidence, using the skills and guidance I provide in my free email training series.
Supportive Guidance & Advisory Materials
Want a quick summary of what’s available?
- Weekly Newsletter – Life fully loved
- Podcast – Life fully loved: Career Advice with Laura Barker
- Video – @lifefullyloved YouTube Channel
- Media Publications – Globe and Mail, SHRM, Medium
- Workshops – Ignite your Why and Empowered Leadership
- eBook – Career Advice: What I wish I knew when I was 24
- Online Training – Review Courses and Resources pages
Turning Overwhelm into “I’ve Got This”
Feeling overwhelmed usually leads to one of two things:
➜ Doing nothing, AKA procrastination;
➜ Going into overdrive, AKA driving yourself crazy.
There’s another way to handle it and I want to provide it to you.
Get my template to stop overwhelm and return to your naturally capable self.
How to Coach for Peak Performance
The #1 leadership initiative in any organization today is improved coaching. Coaching empowers employees, empowerment drives engagement, and engagement drives performance.
As a former HR-leader-turned-Career-Coach, I have found some consistent themes that modern leaders embrace. They involve coaching people through the lens of partnership instead of managing people by “telling them what to do.”
Get my free guide so you can apply them in your own work.
Career Advice Videos
Do you want to find fulfilment in your career? How about achieving – and sustaining – your peak leadership form? Do you know how to shift your default mindset to “positive?” I share videos for those in career transition, individuals seeking greater self-empowerment, and leaders looking to be changemakers in their organizations or as entrepreneurs. Subscribe toand you will learn about:
- Key Pathways to Achieve and Sustain Peak Performance
- Addressing negative thinking and its effects on your performance
- Analyzing key professional challenges like overwhelm, burnout, and work-life balance
- Gaining clarity on what you’re meant to do so you can lead with purpose
- Exploring the qualities of leadership in today’s business world
Career Advice Podcast
Follow my Career Advice podcast called Life fully loved on Apple, Spotify, or Google! New episodes air weekly. Spread the word, leave a review, and/or share some topics you’d like to hear more about.
Career Advice eBook: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 24
You want a job that you love and that pays great. How do you get it? I have a new book out that shows you called Career Advice: What I wish I knew when I was 24.
You’ll get guidance on figuring out what you’re meant to do, the soft skills you need to succeed in today’s workplace, and how to thrive in your career over the long term.
You’ll find out the mindset shift you need to embrace to get paid well.
Plus, you’ll get a bonus chapter on leadership, specifically, how leaders create their visions and how you can too.
Along with the eBook, you’ll also receive:
- tips from senior leaders on what worked for them;
- a Workbook to solidify your learning; and
- a one-page Cheat Sheet.
Grab your book and a cup of coffee and get “it” – a job you love that pays great!
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
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 a natural coach. Her probing and compassionate questions helped me learn about myself: my value system, interests, goals and strengths.LM
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
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
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
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’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