“It is not that we are given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it.”
Seneca, The Stoic Philosopher
My father died in 2011 just shy of 60 years old.
While his life was shorter that he hoped, it was one he lived fully.
And it planted a question into my mind that was life-changing.
Was I living life fully?
After all, I had spent a decade in executive search where I got really good at answering strategic and tactical career questions.
By all accounts, I was “successful”.
But I wasn’t FEELING that way.
I knew I needed something more. And that thought terrified me. After all, recruitment was what I knew.
Questions like ‘what would I do?’ and ‘where do I even start?’ had me frozen in place lacking the confidence to take a step out of my comfort zone.
Then it occurred to me…
Maybe my definition of success needed rethinking.
Maybe I didn’t need to start over. Maybe all I needed to do was re-examine what success was for ME.
The breakthrough came when I realized I could use my existing experience in executive recruitment to help people create more fulfilling lives both inside and outside their careers.
That’s when I created my Wayfinding Method Program.
And guiding and supporting people through pivotal career and life decisions became my passion!
Hi, I’m Lauren...
As your coach, my goal is to help you adjust YOUR route to work/life success.
These are some of the questions we’ll explore together:
How do you make choices you feel confident about?
How do you find meaning and engagement in your work?
How is your career impacting your life outside of work?
How can you show up as your best self every day?
How can you effectively motivate the people who work for you?
What would a career/life balance look like to you?
By asking these questions of myself, I’ve been able to create a personalized solution that allows me plenty of time to enjoy the “life” part of the equation...
I spend my leisure time cooking, being in nature, and playing Mahjong with good friends. I live in Toronto with my husband and two young children.
The pursuit of meaning has always been fascinating to me. At McGill University, I studied how people create meaning through culture and religion.
Once, I bicycled across Canada to inform and inspire others to take action on climate change.
At the end of each summer I preserve tomatoes with my sister. We like to pretend we’re Italian. :)