There is no error proof way to take a risk at your job. However, there are ways to remove some of the stress and pressure we feel when stepping out of our comfort zone. If you have an idea you want to develop or know that you’ve been playing it small when you really have the capacity to be a big asset to your employer, there is no better time than right now to share who you are.
Many of us play it small because taking a risk actually magnifies a lot of the fear we have created around new experiences. [...]
How many times have you heard people say they perform best under pressure? In our society the idea that applying pressure to a situation will reap the best results is very prevalent. It’s such a part of our psyche that we do it subconsciously. For many of us it’s a part of life, basically second nature.
I’m not here to say whether our national obsession with pressure is right or wrong. However, I have noticed a significant pattern between my clients overall mental and physical well being and the amount of pressure they apply to themselves. It reminds me of a [...]
You know who you are: that out of the box thinker who constantly has a million ideas going around in your head and ready to jump on each one. “If only there were enough hours in the day” is your mantra. Though I can relate to the too many ideas epidemic of the entrepreneur, I am going to ask you to put the brakes on. My first word of advice, take one project at a time. Pick the one that speaks to you loudest. Then, and this is the important part for the quick start entrepreneurs out there, do [...]
I had an interesting session with a client this week. He is at the very beginning stages of figuring out what his next career will be. He had all kinds of stories about why several careers he had considered in the past would not have worked. There were stories of low pay, no recognition of effort, no security, too many hours, and no upward mobility. These factors are definitely valid issues in many jobs, but this client used these factors as limitations. It was as if he put every job on a balance sheet and mathematically weighed the pros and [...]
If you have been reading this blog for the last few weeks you may be practicing some mental fitness; getting all of your strengths in line, creating your vision of an ideal life, starting to create the formula that will move you along to the next best thing in your life. You may see it all so clearly and feel that you can achieve it, but it’s not happening. You may not be acting on your plans or acting on them in a way that is not productive to your end goal. It may just be that your limiting [...]
I admit that I was apprehensive to work with a coach at first, but once we got started that apprehension went right away. I am reminded with every session as to how intuitive, genuine, and intelligent…
Melisa SharpeLos Angeles
Laura was a gift from my daughter, literally. She thought the session would help me get through the barrage of interviews I had recently been on, but not getting the job. After years of therapy, books…
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Gail KennyTrinidad, CA
Laura is a warm, intelligent, and inventive coach who’s especially good at taking people to new levels… I’ve benefited from Laura’s coaching, and I’m betting you will too.
Martha Beck, PhDAuthor of Finding Your Own North Star, The Joy Diet, and O! Magazine Monthly Columnist
Amazing what coaching can actually do to the mind. I described the invigorating feeling to my husband as “felt like someone has come and cleaned our house.” Funny analogy, but it certainly felt like I…
I’ve worked with Laura several times over the years on goal setting and not letting my fears and perfectionism get in my way. Most recently she helped me get through all the stuff that was keeping m…
Laura is a naturally insightful and intuitive coach. She seemed to effortlessly tune into my issues and quickly help me navigate my way through things that were previously difficult for me. She helped…