(Client story + Video) 3 reasons why now is a great time to reevaluate your career and your life

(Client story + Video) 3 reasons why now is a great time to reevaluate your career and your life

She is doing it, so can you. 

I just had a session with one of my clients who is British and currently lives in California. She is moving back to the UK in a few weeks to fulfill her vision of being closer to family and friends.

She spends the last few months of sheltering in place clarifying her vision for her dream career and lifestyle with my help, and now she is clear and making it a reality!

She is moving back to the UK and will be taking steps there to explore career and job opportunities in alignment with the plan I helped her flesh out.

This time of sheltering in place is a great opportunity to look at reevaluating the vision for your ideal career and lifestyle.

Are you taking advantage of it?

Watch the video below to find out why and how you can do it. 

To your brilliance,

Isabelle

P.S. Don’t know where to start? Apply for a Complimentary “Discover the Career You Absolutely Love” Breakthrough Session with me. 

P.P.S. You love your work but know people—friends, spouse, relative, coworkers—who don’t? Share this email with them. I’d love to see how I can help them.

What are you choosing?

What are you choosing?

2020 will be here soon. A new decade is coming.

What are you choosing?

to stay in a work you hate for 10 more years.

Or

to finally do something about it. 

This is YOUR choice.

Don’t fool yourself, you choose even when you don’t take any action.

You just choose to postpone your happiness.

Be honest with yourself with what you are choosing.

Isabelle

P.S. If you decide 2020 is the year for you to take action and you need support discovering the career you absolutely love, you can apply to the “Find the Career You Absolutely Love” Complimentary Breakthrough Session and I’ll follow-up with you as soon as I receive your application. I’d love to help you get unstuck!

Feel free to share with people you know (spouse, friends, relatives, coworkers) who could benefit from it. I’ll be happy to see how I can support them in finding the career they love!

I’m facilitating FOUR workshops this Spring…

I’m facilitating FOUR workshops this Spring…

One of my favorite things to do is to lead workshops! 

Well, I’m excited to lead FOUR workshops in San Francisco this Spring.

I’ll be facilitating my signature class Career Shift: Find Work You Love at General Assembly on these dates:
March 11
April 15
May 6
June 3

If you are local to the Bay Area,join me! I’d love to have you. 🙂
…..or share with people you know (relatives, coworkers, friends, etc) who may benefit from it. 

If you are not local to the Bay but interested, let me know. I can send you a recording of a webinar I did about this topic. It’s not as in-depth, but it will give you a first start on the topic. 

and if you want me to lead a workshop or a talk in your organization or community, let me know. I love being of service by giving talks and workshops and reaching more people that way, locally and internationally. It can be done in English or in French 🙂

To your brilliance!

Isabelle

(Client Success Story) I got emotional reading his email…

(Client Success Story) I got emotional reading his email…

Are you expecting a big change in your career/life overnight? 

Well, this is what my client Adam expected when he started working with me…

This is not how things played out for him… and for the better!

Following my guidance, using patience and listening to his own true voice, he ended up over time in the perfect work-life balance situation that matched everything he wanted, including releasing an album with his band!

Listen to his story in the video below.

Or jump right below the video to read his email and find his band on Spotify,

BEFORE

When Adam started working with me:

  • He was bored, unchallenged, and depressed in his work.
  • The long daily commute was killing him, as well as working at a desk from 9 to 5, and lacking the flexibility and freedom he was craving.
  • As a result, he could not spend as much quality time with his partner and kids, and could not develop his passion to play drums as much as he desired. He wanted to be part of a band, but could not carve out enough time because of his commute and work situation.

AFTER

Following my guidance through the Roadmap to the Career You Love program and listening to his own true voice, the perfect work/life situation progressively unfolded for him. Read his email below.

Hi Isabelle-

I thought I would take a minute to update you on my career since I went through your program last year. In short, I have made some subtle and not so subtle adjustments of my work role which has enabled a much better actualization of my true self!

My career “success story” is more subtle than other case studies but has worked wonderfully. I thought it would be good for you to have as a reference in the event others have a similar experience as mine. I think I was expecting a big change over night which is not how things played out but I ended up in a great work-life balance situation over time. Patience and listening to one’s true voice is the key!

I am still at the same company and working in the solar industry. I was able to transition my role to “Product Management” which actually plays wonderfully into my “Improviser” tendencies. It also does not involve managing people directly which I actually quite like because it facilitates my need to feel “free”. This is typical of product management roles where it involves collaborating (something I do well) with all parts of the organization but does not involve managing others peoples time. Better yet, I requested flexible hours (up to 50%) and work from home a majority of the time. The net result is having the security of a formal “job” but the flexibility of working for myself and dictating my own schedule.

My ability to negotiate this outcome was a direct result of the authentic-self work we did. I was very comfortable negotiation for this situation because I knew it would work better for me and so was able to convince my boss (the CEO) as well. But that’s not the best part…. With my more flexible schedule I was invited to join a band. The universe delivered that one up right on cue!. My band has already recorded an album which is streaming on applemusic and spotify. We even did a little tour to Southern California a few weeks ago.

So, although I did not quit my corporate job and join the circus I was able to sculpt my career to what works best for me in a very non-traditional way.Simply knowing what I wanted and listening to my authentic self changed everything.

Thank you so much for your help. I hope this story will help someone else who may be struggling with what “success” looks like.

Best Wishes!

Adam Detrick

Here is his band: The Reverbivores. Adam is the guy on the right. You can find him on Spotify and Apple Music or use the link. Enjoy!

Are you ready to find your perfect work-life situation?

If so, I would love to see how I can support you.

>>> Apply for a Complimentary “Find the Career You Absolutely Love” Breakthrough Session. <<<

Or share this email with people you know (relatives, friends, co-workers) who could benefit from it.

To your brilliance,

Isabelle

P.S. What will it take for you to be a success story— and if you are already a success story or on your way to one, please share with me. I want to hear and cheer you on!

He landed his dream career and invited me to attend his celebration party!

He landed his dream career and invited me to attend his celebration party!

“I thought you would like to know that I have landed finally, and the outcome is fantastic.”

Woohooo!! What a joy to receive this email! (see the full email below)

Every month, I teach my highly acclaimed workshop Career Shift: Find Work You Love at General Assembly in downtown San Francisco.

I’ve taught it now 40+ times for 4 years to 600+ students. 

WOW!

Realizing that I’ve impacted hundreds of people through this class means a lot!

I often receive emails, notes, and words from my students about the transformational impact the exercises we do in the class have had on their career trajectory.

Last week, I received an email that made me really happy.

I want to share it with you to inspire you and to help you see what is possible for you or for the people in your life.

One of the attendees of my August class landed EXACTLY the work that he visualized during one of the exercises we did during the evening.

See his email below (posted and anonymized with his permission)

He even invited me to attend his celebration party! How fun!

—–

“Hi Isabelle,

I thought you would like to know that I have landed finally, and the outcome is fantastic. And you will be excited to hear that I basically landed in exactly the kind of place where my “flow” exercise guided me, despite all my doubts that it would materialize as such.

I will be working on microsatellites at […] starting this week! I’m looking forward to getting back into space systems engineering, biking to the office, and experiencing the thrill of startup life. It seems like a really great fit for me with lots of potential. No dogs are allowed in the office, but everything else sounds amazing. 😀

Thanks again for being on my team, and reminding me that good career outcomes are possible too.

Hope things are well with you!

Cheers,

B.”

Know that this is possible for you too or for people in your life (relatives, friends, coworkers).

YES, IT IS.

What is one step you are going to take before the end of the year towards the career of your dreams? 

2019 is around the corner.

How would that feel to start 2019 knowing that you are actively taking steps toward the work you love?

Isabelle

P.S. If you are already doing the work you love, please do me a favor and share this email with people you know who need this inspiration and reminder. I bet you know people who would benefit from some inspiration.