PODCAST & BLOG

PODCAST & BLOG


We’re talking today about work and navigating career transitions. A career is on top of mind for almost everyone at some point in life. My guest is Laura Simms, an expert in meaningful work who challenges conventional wisdom by asking people to ditch their passions and start with purpose. She’s the creator of Your Career Homecoming, a celebrated career change program that helps people discover the meaningful work right for them. 

This episode also explores some aspects holding women back from advocating for themselves and creating change. If you are ready to take up rightful space in your life and career, tune into my conversation with Laura!

You’ll hear:

  • Laura provides some thoughts and advice to those who are in a job where they love the lifestyle and money it provides but are miserable. “That’s not as good as it gets.” (3:44)
  • Examining questions like, “What will be fulfilling for me?” (12:27)
  • Laura’s thoughts on the idea/notion “Do what you love, and you won’t work a day in your life.” (15:09)
  • Meaningful work: Is it selfish or a luxury? (19:47)
  • Advice for individuals who wish to make the shift from employee to entrepreneur (21:45)
  • Worthiness and personal resilience in negotiating salary (29:25)

Resources:
Private Coaching with Andrea
Episode 352: What Holds Women Back in the Workplace with Sara Laschever
Your Career Homecoming website

Book recommendations: You know how I love a good personal development book, right? I’ve compiled a list of book recommendations, as mentioned in past episodes. Check out these amazing book recommendations here. Happy reading! 

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Laura Simms is an expert in meaningful work who challenges conventional wisdom by asking people to ditch their passions and start with purpose.

She’s the creator of Your Career Homecoming, a celebrated career change program that helps people discover the meaningful work that’s right for them. Her work has been featured by The US News & World Report, Business Insider, and Psychology Today.

Laura’s colorful career history includes a history degree, an MFA in acting, getting fired from a dream project, quitting multiple jobs (including one after the first day), teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a successful career as an actor where she worked on network television, performed in every state on the Eastern seaboard, received multiple callbacks from Cirque du Soleil, and shared a sound booth with Sandra Oh.

She lives in Atlanta with her husband and son, where she loves walking in the woods and trying to find the best whiskey cocktail in town.