Allow me to help bring harmony to your work and life through guided coaching.
Coaching with Laura
Do you ever feel guilty when you prioritize work over life or vice versa? You are not alone my friend! Lots of us struggle to find that sweet spot that I like to call "Work-Life Harmony."
Have you ever been "asked to leave" a company, as I have, and felt embarrassed, deflated, unappreciated and scared about what's next for me? Many of us have and we will work together to minimize the catabolic energy preventing you from reaching your desired destination.
Are you passionate about your work and life but still wondering if you are showing up as the best version of yourself? Then coaching is exactly what will help you explore the possibilities of what's next!
You may now be asking, what exactly does a person need with a Coach? Glad you asked!
We will start with what Coaching is not. It's not where we go about fixing you. We'll leave that to the Therapists. It's also not about advice. You get plenty of that from Friends and Family, am I right? It is about creating a space for you to learn what is important right now to achieve what you've dreamed your work and life could be.
In this space, together, we will get to the root of what has been blocking you from reaching your work-life harmony. We will explore how to decrease the chaos either at work or at home to allow you to bring your full and authentic self to both areas.
We know that even highly successful teams have a coach. Why shouldn't you? We didn't land here with a playbook of strategies on how to become the best version of ourself. As your personal coach, I will guide you through empowering questions so that you can achieve your goals on your terms.
As your coach, I will be your guide on the path to realizing your best self. It won't always be a walk in the park but we definitely won't fall off the cliff. We will explore where you want to go in finding out how your values can align with what you do for a career and the type of life you want to live. That sounds amazing doesn't it?
"If you choose a job you love, you will never work a day
in your life"
I spent over 20 years working for a large engineering company contracted by the U.S. Army to complete the daunting and noble work of eliminating the U.S. stockpile of chemical weapons. Our team was wildly successful even in the eyes of the prestigious organization, Project Management Institute (PMI). Our organization won a globally recognized award as PMI Project of the Year in 2012. But our organization was unhealthy. A large number of my colleagues and friends experienced significant stress from the pressures of working in such a highly visible, safety and environmentally regulated industry. I was surrounded by people who were fearful of doing something wrong, losing their job or even worse, letting down their peers by ignoring safety protocols leading to physical harm and loss of a very lucrative job.
Eventually, that, in fact happened. An individual not only jeopardized his life, but the life of his co-workers by ignoring safety procedures. This could have shutdown the entire project putting a lot of people out of work.
THERE HAD TO BE A BETTER WAY! For years, I was proud to have been part of this self-sacrificing work but also perplexed at how stressed and unhappy many of us were. I just knew there had to be a better way.
Fast forward approximately ten years and I got curious about hiring a professional coach. It immediately became clear that if everyone I worked with had the opportunity to work with a coach, the possibility of work-life harmony could be real.
After working with a Life Coach, I was able to find a vocation more suited to who I am. As an Agile Coach/Scrum Master for teams of people working in the IT industry, I had finally found work more closely aligned with my life and purpose. I have a CPC, ELI-MP, PMP, PMI-ACP, PSM, plus 20+ years working in a corporate leadership role. Wow, that's a lot of letters but it essentially means that not only am I certified as a professional coach but I am governed by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) code of Ethics. It also means I have years of working in government and private industries so I've "BEEN THERE, DONE THAT". Through coaching with me, you will have a Thought Partner dedicated to listening with full empathy around what you desire and how to get you there!
"Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life."
One on One Coaching
We will start your journey with clarity and understanding about what you value and what needs your focus right now. The next One-on-One sessions will build on the last session OR you will decide to take a completely different route. Through empowering questions, you will re-discover your unique talents and strengths for doing the work you are passionate about. You will discover those negative (catabolic) energies that prevent you from achieving the best version of yourself.
Career Transition Coaching
If you already know exactly what your career passion is but you are feeling trapped and stuck about where to go next, let's learn what you have tried already and uncover something surprising that may lie ahead. Leaving a career where you've had great success and transitioning to the next amazing adventure is daunting. Together, we will realize all the potential waiting for you at your new destination.
Group & Team Coaching
As an Agile Coach for IT teams over the past 7+ years and working in project management for 20+ years, I've seen it all. Do you have teams that are newly forming, continuously storming or seeking to be highly performing? I have the proven "secret sauce" to bring people together from any organization for the purpose of improving collaboration and delivering business value. I will do this by establishing an environment of safety, camaraderie, and trust resulting in a group quickly becoming high performing.
"I came to Laura stuck and feeling lost in my career. Within a few sessions, Laura helped me clarify my career goals and move forward with an action plan. She's not only an outstanding coach but an incredibly genuine and caring person. I recommend Laura for the coaching help you need on your journey to unlocking your potential. Thanks, Laura!"
"I reached out to Laura when I was debating about the next step I wanted to take in my job and my future. She helped me more than she will ever know. She asked me questions that I had never thought about and made me think. She helped me realize my potential and the changes I needed to make myself happy and be able to move onto something that I needed. Even though it was scary I felt like I could do it after working with her.
She helped me gain the confidence I needed to be able to make a huge step and change in my life."
"With trying to find out if I wanted to change careers or not, I reached out to Laura and she offered some very insightful coaching.It helped me weigh the options that I struggled with in a more objective, yet still very personal way. Her insights and coaching have given me tools to use when similar help is needed and I am so grateful for that! Thank you, Laura!"