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Welcome to Navigating Your Career, the only podcast that blends personal development, professional skills and psychology to help you get happy at work and live the life you want. If you want to stop feeling stuck and start feeling better, this is the place for you. This podcast isn't just concepts, it's tangible steps and advice that will help you advance in your career and overcome any obstacle.Melissa Lawrence is a Certified Career and Life Coach with a Masters in Organizational Psychology. Prior to starting her coaching company she led Talent & Development in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry.

Navigating Your Career Melissa Lawrence

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Welcome to Navigating Your Career, the only podcast that blends personal development, professional skills and psychology to help you get happy at work and live the life you want. If you want to stop feeling stuck and start feeling better, this is the place for you. This podcast isn't just concepts, it's tangible steps and advice that will help you advance in your career and overcome any obstacle.Melissa Lawrence is a Certified Career and Life Coach with a Masters in Organizational Psychology. Prior to starting her coaching company she led Talent & Development in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry.

    Career Passion Blueprint - Day 1

    Career Passion Blueprint - Day 1

    Last month I delivered a masterclass series, Career Passion Blueprint, that helped so many people change the way they thought about their career and what is possible for them.
    It was so good that I was asked to offer it again.
    So I decided to put the series on the podcast, so you are getting the first day of the training right here, right now.
    Never before have I provided so much value and a step by step framework that I use with my clients, shared the common pitfalls and helped you create a blueprint for your career. 
    Over three episodes of the podcast, I’m sharing the entire series with you.
    What if you could...
    Make a bigger impact? Feel excited to go to workStop snapping at your loved ones because you were stressed from a hard day of doing things you don't enjoy?Stop convincing yourself to settle? You likely don't know what you want yet, not for sure. But there is something that you want to feel.
    In this episode, we are going to dive into what is possible for you. You are going to create a vision and I’m guiding you through an exercise that will help you determine what your next step should be.
    The way you want to feel - whether it be happy, confident, loved, fulfilled, enough. It's possible. 
    The impact you want to have in your community and your life is possible. 
    The relationship that you want to have is possible. 
    That voice in your head that’s telling you there is more out there for you…
    It’s there for a reason.


    You’ll Learn:
    What is possible for you and how to let go of the doubt
    Why you don’t know what you want
    Telltale signs that you need a change


    Featured in this Episode:
    Join the Email Insiders
    Connect with Melissa on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook
    Learn more about coaching with Melissa

    • 35 min
    The Importance of Curiosity

    The Importance of Curiosity

    You know you want something different but you aren’t sure what it is.
    You’ve tried a lot of things but nothing seems to work.
    Well, there is one thing you can do that can help you right now.
    Did you know that your subconscious mind actually controls 90% of your decisions, what you think that you want and those goals that you create for yourself?
    90%!
    That means a lot of your true beliefs, needs and desires are hidden beneath the surface, and you’ve got to get curious to uncover them.
    When you have a deeper understanding of how you are, who you are and what you want in your life, you can make amazing things happen.
    In this episode, I’m sharing how some of my clients are using to make huge shifts in their careers and personal lives.
    From managing relationships with challenging colleagues, discovering what you really love (or don’t love) to do in your job and making your days more enjoyable from beginning to end, curiosity can help you get there.
    Press play to learn how you can start using this tool right now.
    Are you curious? :)


    What You’ll Learn:
    How curiosity can help you feel better right now
    Strategies my clients have used to get curious about their careers and personal lives
    How curiosity can help you strengthen relationships and expand your view of what is possible
    How you can access to my recent masterclass series, The Career Passion Blueprint


    Featured in This Episode:
    Get on the waitlist for the Happy at Work Club  
    Join my Email Insiders list for updates, wisdom, inspiration, strategies and more
    Learn more about DISC, one of my favorite communication tools
    Learn more about coaching with Melissa 

    • 19 min
    The Secret to Better Work Life Balance

    The Secret to Better Work Life Balance

    I’ve got the secret to better work life balance (but you might not like what you have to do to get it).
    Tell me if you’ve been here...
    You check your email late in the afternoon or evening so that you don't miss something. 
    You see a last-minute request coming in. 
    It stresses you out. 
    You don't even think of not doing it. 
    You just get stressed and irritated that you have to. 
    Then you work that night or go in early the next day, or you stress yourself about all of these things you need to do to make it work.
    This is why work life balance is such a hot topic. It seems everyone aspires to this magical time where you have balance between your career and your home life. 
    When you look back at your life, you want to know that you spent time with your family, that you did what you enjoyed and that you had standards and expectations.  
    Not that you were always catering to everyone else and complaining why you didn't have control over your own schedule.
    There will always be people that make their life their career and work all the time. 
    But if you don't want that to be you, you don't have to just because others are. 
    YOU get to decide what’s important.  
    And when challenges arise, you also get to choose how you respond to and handle them.
    You get to decide every. step. of. the. way.
    It’s possible to be less stressed, feel in control of your own time, be more productive and have more energy.
    Press play to learn how.



    You’ll Learn:
    The secret to creating better work life balance 
    Why you actually don’t have to do anything that you don’t want to do
    Tips for setting boundaries around your work (and why they’re so important - even sexy)
    What you’re really saying when you put others’ needs above your own
    How you’ve been helping others set expectations for you (and how you can change them)



    Featured in this Episode:
    Learn more about coaching with Melissa. 
    Are you questioning if you are in the right career? Take the quiz. 

    • 14 min
    Bonus Invitation: Happy at Work Club

    Bonus Invitation: Happy at Work Club

    I have a brand new way to work with me that is only available for a limited time so I had to jump on the podcast for you and make sure you don't miss it.

    The Happy at Work Club is the space for you to design your best life and make it a reality.  There is nothing like this available and if you aren't happy right now this is for you.

    If..
    The traditional programs and DIY approach isn’t working and you want something moreYou are ready to create change in your life and willing to do the work to get the results you wantYour career isn’t fulfilling. You don’t think it matches your skills, personality, interests or passion in life.You want to be challenged and continually grow and have accountability from me as your CoachYou want to wake up and be happy to go to work and when you come home, feel energized and present with your family and friendsYou know there is more for you but you aren’t exactly sure what it is or how to get there.You know you may have some blind spots and you want to discover them.Then the Happy at Work Club is for you.

    If you resonate with this show, you will be blown away by what you will get and the results you will achieve by being a part of this club.

    Doors are open now until September 30th and you will never be able to join at this price again.

    To learn more and claim your spot go to www.melissamlawrence.com/happyatwork

    • 7 min
    The One Where I Get Interviewed

    The One Where I Get Interviewed

    In this episode, the tables are turned…  It’s the one where I get interviewed (any Friends fans here?).
    This is a very special episode.  

    I can’t believe it but it has already been one year of the Navigating Your Career podcast.  

    Every week I’ve been pouring my heart and expertise into delivering a show that helps you get happier, be more you, and overcome work challenges so you can live the life you want to have.
    For this anniversary episode, I decided to let my children run the show.
    Yep. They’ve been asking me to come on and interview me….for you.
    And so, I have some special co-hosts this week - my son and daughter will be calling the shots and putting me in the hot seat.
    They came up with some deep questions I didn’t expect!  They wouldn’t let me see them ahead of time and their questions and insights blew me away. 
    They are not messing around!  
    You’ll learn the things they think you should know about the work I do but also my guilty pleasure and what I’m really like in my “natural habitat” (as they say).
    But don’t worry, I get to turn the questions around on them, too.
    This was so fun for us to record and I hope it’s fun and inspiring for you to hear.



    What You’ll Learn:
    How I knew a coaching business was the perfect path for me
    What I learned that changed my life
    How I balance business and mom life
    The key to making the world a better place (IMHO)
    My advice for people who want to make a big leap in their lives… and for my 18-year-old self.


    Featured in This Episode:
    Learn more about coaching with Melissa. 
    Are you questioning if you are in the right career? Take the quiz. 

    • 41 min
    How to Stop Overthinking

    How to Stop Overthinking

    You know when you need to make a decision and you just can't decide? 
    It's like you almost get analysis paralysis with all of the different options. 
    You don't want to make the wrong one. 
    Or you do decide, but then you're questioning if you made the right decision, so you spend more time thinking about the decision that you've already made. 
    Or maybe something happened and you just can’t stop thinking about it.
    You’re stuck dwelling on the past or worried about the future.
    Overthinking is human. 
    Truth be told, I am in recovery of being a classic over thinker.
    I know this - it is a behavior that isn't serving you and can even be negatively impacting your health.
    Overthinking relationships, career choices, who you are, what you can have in your life, what you did or didn’t do... it's not helping you. 
    The problem with overthinking is the more you overthink, the more you overthink. 
    So let’s make it easy - in this episode of the podcast I am going to break down what overthinking is, why it’s a problem (and you may not realize just how much it is), and how to overcome it.
    So you can break the cycle and become a master at living in the moment and quick decisions.
    Tune in to episode 51 now.


    What You’ll Learn:
    How overthinking comes up related to the past, present and future
    The effects of a negative thought pattern, like overthinking
    The connection between overthinking, stress and even physical health
    How overthinking stops you from living how you want to
    3 strategies to stop overthinking and start taking action


    Featured In This Episode:
    Learn more about coaching with Melissa. 
    Are you questioning if you are in the right career? Take the quiz. 
    Overthinking by Oliver Collins

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Carole6743379042 ,

Melissa is awesome

This podcast is great I loved hearing Melissa she really has impacted me just through her voice and the guidance she provides! I love hearing her once a week and think Melissa is great for anyone struggling. You go girl!!

TotallyAwesome7779 ,

Invaluable!

Melissa has excellent insights and addresses so many things on my mind. Not only that, she provides free tools and worksheets to make things foolproof!

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