Are You Working IN Your Career or ON it?

One of the things that I do not think I have done very well as a business owner is to work ON my business versus IN it.I think there are a few reasons for that: I loved working in my business-being in the weeds I was good at being...Read More


Can't Let Go of that Job You've Outgrown

“I don’t think that it is the right time to leave my job. I have a vacation planned in December and I am moving in the spring.” I can’t tell you the number of times I have heard a version of this in my 20+...Read More


Build Your ASK Muscle

Recently I was reminded of an article from the Huffington Post on the wage gap. (Link to article) It speaks to several possible reasons why women still earn less than their male counterparts. One of the paragraphs talked about...Read More

The Problem:  You're Focused on the Goal

The Problem: You're Focused on the Goal

Every year I go to Sarasota, Florida to a timeshare we own. I spend much of my time walking the beach shelling.Shelling is like a treasure hunt to me. I love the joy of finding that one great shell.One of my all-time favorite shells is...Read More


Playing Poker and Your Side Hustle

This past weekend I celebrated 20 years of playing poker, once a month, with my closest girlfriends. (I’m in the center sitting on the lifeguard chair). I've written about my group before, check out: Stack the Cards in Your...Read More


A Woodpecker's Guide to Career Change

I am reading this great book by Peter Wohlleben called The Hidden Life of Trees. What they Feel, How They Communicate. This book has become my go-to gift because I have found it to be extremely profound.  Peter worked...Read More


My Soul is my Gap Filler

Starting a business, very much like starting a job search, can be scary and daunting. Fear feels like it has moved in and taken residence at my work desk.  Sometimes, I feel like I don’t have what I need to get to the...Read More


The Number One Question You Need to Answer Before Beginning a Job Search

The work you are meant to be doing in the world, your Soul’s Mission, is really the form of service you are meant to be providing.  A service is a solution to a problem.  Therefore, your Soul’s Mission is a solution...Read More


I Woke Up Afraid

Afraid that I will never get out of debt.Afraid that my kids won’t find a career they love.Afraid my coaching business will never take off.Afraid that I will slip back into my unhealthy eating habits. Anything else, Laurie?Nope that about...Read More


It's a Funeral and a Party!

Yes. I will be having a funeral on April 30th.This is no ordinary funeral, because I am, in fact, alive and kicking. But, for the month of May, I will be laying to rest my unhealthy eating habits. This was inspired by Dr. Kelly Brogan and her...Read More


Crystal Balls and Magic Wands

I have always loved magical things. I love the idea of someone being able to walk through their wardrobe into a magical land-can I get a Narnia anyone? How about having an old coin that grants half-wishes? Time travel is my jam! Genies in a bottle...Read More



TO BE or TO DO? To be or To do, that really is the question. I am crazy busy with: Maintaining my recruiting business. Building a new business which includes: Individual coaching Delivering Find Your TOP 5 Passions and Discover Your Ideal...Read More


STOP Shoulding on Yourself

Stop shoulding all over yourself. This is a familiar phrase often said by my good friend and fellow coach Vickie Austin Check out Vickie! {Link} Because it's great advice! Until I find myself saying, "I should stop shoulding on myself!" OR: I...Read More


My New Year's Resolution: Sit on My Suitcase

One of the most impactful books I have ever read was called The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. Corrie ten Boom led a quiet life. She repaired watches at her father’s watch store that was below the family home in Holland.  During World...Read More


She Can't Pay the Rent

I have long been intrigued with the idea of archetypes. In Jungian psychology an archetype is defined as: An inherited pattern of thought derived from the past experience of the whole race and present in our unconscious minds. For me, an archetype...Read More


What if accountability and discipline were overrated?

In my coach training with Martha Beck one of the things we focus on is making decisions based on a tool called the "Body Compass". Simplified, this means that your body knows. Your body can guide you in the right direction for you based on your...Read More


March Mantra Madness

You should never underestimate the power of a mantra. It could get you on national news! I recently was having fun in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with a bunch of girlfriends at their annual snow festival. It was very crowded. When we had arrived to the...Read More


Joy and Blessings in 2016... but maybe not quite what you are thinking

Joy and Blessings in 2016…but maybe not quite what you are thinking Spoiler Alert! I am going to be talking about "Joy", the movie that just came out with Jennifer Lawrence. Since it's been heavily advertised I hope what I am going to be...Read More


Let There Be Rock!

Support can come in many forms. From Friends and Family Like the time I was taking a walk with a good friend and she was saying she needed a part time recruiter to help with cold calls when just two weeks beforehand I had been on-line looking...Read More


I've got your backronym!

Did you know that Stephen Colbert has his own Backronym given to him by NASA? They named their ISS treadmill the Combined Operational Load-Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (COLBERT) after him. WHAT IS A BACKRONYM, you may ask? According to...Read More


What's Your Poison?

And the soft, tender voice said "Stop poisoning yourself" Another soccer tournament weekend. My daughter had a game at 7:30 a.m. which meant she had to be there at 6:45 a.m. for warm-ups. I had 45 minutes of "free time" before the game was to start....Read More