"Working with Laura helped me to shift so much for myself...and also helped break through a few barriers I was having in approaching my creative work, and how I can focus more on the things that bring me joy within my career."
I came to coaching as part of a fellowship program through an arts organization that was supporting my work as a film producer, and was paired with Laura for our one year coaching engagement. At the time, I was feeling a bit stuck in my work. There were obvious aspects I loved about it, but I wasn’t feeling energized, I was replaying all the things that weren’t working for me in my mind, and I wasn’t able to focus into a space where I could see what I wanted for myself, or how to get there.
Working with Laura helped me to shift so much for myself. She came to every session ready to offer her insights and her wisdom, and helped steer us into conversations that were actionable and impactful. Laura worked with me to develop a framework on how to evaluate projects and teams that I might want to work with, how to say no to others that I didn’t in a way that felt authentic, and how to build boundaries for myself in a career and industry in which producers give a lot of themselves and struggle with self-care. Laura helped me work through what that care means to me and looks like for myself, and how I can better advocate for myself with the teams I work with. Laura also helped break through a few barriers I was having in approaching my creative work, and how I can focus more on the things that bring me joy within my career.
Laura’s style is compassionate and inquisitive. She leads the discussion by asking questions and helping unlock patterns of thought or action, and then helping you to build a new way of seeing yourself and what you may have been struggling with. One thing I appreciated most about Laura was the small moments of wisdom where she would share an article, or book, or quote with me – one that ended up having deep resonance with what we were speaking about, and showed me how deeply she understood where I was within our conversations.
In addition to her many skills as a coach, Laura radiates warmth, and brought her deep empathy and a great sense of humor to all our sessions. She always asked me about my life outside of work with great interest and curiosity, and built connections between what was happening within my career and at home. I learnt a lot from working with Laura, and really treasure our time together this past year.