Do you know what is the main event that precipitated my journey of stepping into my purposeful work, the work I do now?
It’s my layoff from Yahoo! 12 years ago…
As shocked and scared as I was when it happened, I was also relieved…
…relieved to leave work that was not in alignment with my purpose anymore.
…relieved to not have to constantly adjust to tasks that were getting further outside my zones of genius and excellence.
…relieved from second-guessing myself and wondering if I was smart enough.
…relieved from being able to use only 40% of my core strengths at work and having to leave the others in the shadow, unexpressed, unseen, and unappreciated.
After taking the time to feel my feelings and take care of myself, I started to see the layoff as the opportunity I needed to finally actualize my dream…
…the dream that I had been contemplating for more than six years.
…the dream to do work that fully aligns with my true talents, passions, and purpose.
….the work I do now: helping high-achieving professionals, executives, and managers create purposeful work that reignites their passion and makes a difference.
A layoff can be a catalyst to step into your purpose, thework that truly matters to you.
It can be a blessing in disguise to give you the push to finally go for your dreams and to stop postponing them to “someday.’ Did you notice that “someday” is not a day on the calendar? If you wait for it to come, I will probably never will.
A catalyst for purposeful work, this is what it is for my client too. Successful Senior Director in Product Marketing, she just got laid off.
Only the day after she was laid off, she came up with a BRILLIANT business idea that is so aligned with her purpose and so perfect for her. She is thrilled and I am too.
Why did she come up with this idea with so much clarity and confidence?
…Because of all the preparatory work we have done together in the past few months to help her clarify her core drivers, values, strengths, personality type, true passions, and purpose. The essential work to excavate her true self, purpose, and talents, buried under decades of climbing the corporate ladder and what a successful career is supposed to look like.
This is why she can use this layoff as a stepping stone toward her dream career, instead of a setback.
As traumatic as a layoff can be, I know she will look back at it as the day that accelerated her journey toward her purposeful work. And she will be grateful for it, as I am for my own.
Of course, it is important to first honor and feel all the feelings, the shock, the fears, the grief, all of it, and get support around it. This is how you move through it, by feeling it first, before moving into what is next.
But what if your layoff–or any challenge you encounter–was actually a stepping stone in realigning your career and life with what matters most, instead of a setback? Or maybe a helping hand the Universe is sending you to reach your next dream? This is what it felt like for me.
(Note: Feel free to replace “layoff” with any challenge that is happening to you. The same questions apply. You can also forward this email to someone you know–friend, relative, spouse, or coworker–who got laid off and may need to hear this.)
What if this layoff was happening FOR you and not AGAINST you?
When you are ready, after honoring the feelings and getting support, I invite you to ponder these questions and find the truth in them for you.
If you need a supportive, empathic ear, I’m here. So don’t hesitate to reply and share with me.
I’ve been in your shoes. And, on top of the layoff, losing my working visa to stay in the US was not easy. I can tell you. In one day, I was losing my work, my livelihood, and I was close to losing my home too.
You are not alone.
I believe in you. I believe in your dreams. I believe in your purpose.
P.S. If you doubt whether you have a purpose, I can tell you this: every single person on earth has unique talents and a purpose to offer the world, I know it after working with hundreds of professionals, including people who doubted they had a purpose when they started working with me. I’m naturally gifted in helping you see what you cannot see in yourself. This is the gift I was given, so trust me, even if you don’t yet believe it, I believe it for you.
How the Conditioning of Your Native Culture Impacts Your Career Choices
My interview on Dominika Miernik’s podcast “The Expat Career And Lifestyle” is LIVE!!
I talked about the Conditioning of Your Native Culture on Your Career Choices.
In particular, I shared:
▶ My story including how the conditioning of my native culture (France) impacted my career choices,
▶ Specific challenges on your career path that come from having a multicultural background (including challenges coming from the conditioning),
▶ How to start discovering a meaningful career in alignment with your true self, not the conditioning you took on,
▶ Strengths of your multicultural background and how to leverage them in your career,
▶ and much more.
It will take place on Thursday, July 8 at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET. If you cannot join live, the replay will be available, so don’t let the day and time stop you from signing up!
I would love for you to join!
This training is the result of some labor of love I’ve been engaged in the past four months to provide even more value to you. The content is brand new and I’ll share things I’ve never shared before
—> If you have been curious about my approach and what gets my clients such powerful results, this is the BEST way to experience it at no cost.
—> If you already know and have experienced my work as a client, in my workshops, or on a private call, this is a great opportunity to deepen the work and get a new influx of inspiration on your journey.
You are a high-achieving professional, entrepreneur, manager, or executive who has achieved great success but is bored and lacking passion for your current role or industry.
You feel trapped, lost, or confused in your career.
You want meaningful work that allows you to make a contribution and impact in the world, maybe leave a legacy, but you can’t figure out what that next work or career is.
You have so many ideas that you don’t know how to choose the right one.
You don’t know whether your current career, business, or industry is the right path for you or not.
* Even if this masterclass is primarily geared towards high-achieving and successful professionals, you will still get value from it even if you don’t identify as such.
In this masterclass, I’ll share with you…
…the secrets to aligning your unique talents with your unique purpose, so you can have a dream career making a positive difference in the world. If you’ve been searching for this kind of meaning and freedom for a while and are starting to feel stuck or hopeless, I know this promise can seem far-fetched. But after years of helping hundreds of clients successfully land their dream careers, I know there truly is one key element that consistently unlocks this hidden path and I can’t wait to share it with you!
You will learn:
The #1 mistake high-achieving professionals make when trying to find their next career and how to avoid it.
A decision framework for reaching total clarity and confidence about your next career, no matter how long you’ve been searching.
The four elements of your unique career blueprint that will unlock your next dream career, most impactful work, and the confidence to go for it.
The five steps to go from bored and trapped in your career to thriving in a career you absolutely love that allows you to live your purpose and make the difference you are here to make.
I don’t do quick fixes. I don’t help you find a career just to bolster your resume. I don’t help you find a new career that matches your conditioned notion of “success.” I don’t help you find a career based on your current or old conditioning and limiting beliefs. I don’t help you find your next career based on the market, what jobs or industries are “hot”, what “makes sense”, what you “should do.” I don’t help you stay in the false belief that something is wrong with you and you must work harder to fix yourself and find work you love.
Why? Because all of these don’t work. It’s by following these scripts that many high-achieving and “successful” professionals stay stuck in careers that don’t work for them for years, even decades.
I help you unlock and step into your next-level career dream that allows you to live your purpose and make the difference you are here to make on the planet… without sacrificing your lifestyle and balance.
As a result of working with me… My clients start their nonprofit. They realize their long-time dream of moving to another country and finding their dream career there. They are well on the path to their next dream career they will have for the next 25 years. They find their true calling and North Star, once and for all. They are crystal clear about the legacy they want to leave behind. They find the courage and confidence to step into the career of their dreams. They step into their multiple-career dreams, combining multiple passions into work. They negotiate their ideal role and schedule in their company and get it. They reach career certainty, clarity, and confidence for the first time in their lives. They uncover their own unique compass to make career decisions for the rest of their lives. They publish their first book. They make it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Their work gets showcased in the press. They start their dream business. They unlock the artist within, create their own studio, and start selling their art. They make plans to retire early to implement their big visions. They leave toxic working environments they have been stuck in for decades. They land some amazing work opportunities because of how aligned they are with their unique talents and purpose. They create their ultimate dream lifestyle. They start living a life truly aligned with their values. They discover their authentic self that has been buried under decades of trying to be somebody else. They heal childhood wounds that years of therapy have not touched or transformed.
When they first come to me… My clients are scared. They doubt the process will work for them. They feel hopeless. They may be burned out. They don’t think this is possible for them.
Despite their fears and doubts… They commit to doing the work. They take one step after another. They understand that real change does not come from a quick fix. They step into the unknown despite their doubts. They know they need guidance and that doing it alone has not worked. They are ready to look honestly at themselves to find the answers that have been hidden for long.
This is why working with me privately is an investment, an investment that will serve you for the rest of your career and life. …so that you stop the cycle of being trapped in the wrong career once and for all. …so that you start living your purpose and make the contribution you are here to make.
I have space for 2 new clients in my private coaching before I raise my current price.
>> Apply here if you want to explore the possibility of working together.
Or share with someone you know (friend, spouse, relative, coworker) who is ready to embark on that journey.