You feel stuck. You’re not having fun anymore. You wish you could stop worrying about pleasing your patients, managing your staff, and maintaining a business– not to mention the stress that comes home with you. You don’t know if you need a therapist, a friend, a practice consultant, a long vacation, or a new career. There is one more option. Read more about who I work with…
What Others Are Saying
I realized that there was something unsettling within me as I planned the next step in my professional life, so I reached out to Dr. Brenner. For me, it meant doctorate education or work– two very different paths. I knew Dr. Brenner from my undergraduate years when I found her insightful blog. Reading it and then reaching out to her was very helpful. I could tell she genuinely cared and was ready to help by passing on her knowledge and experiences. Dr. Brenner went through a similar “aha” moment in her life, and because she was farther down the road in the field I was considering, I knew she was the uniquely qualified practitioner for me to work with.
After graduating, I wanted to make a decision that I had peace with. Working with Dr. Brenner helped identify certain roadblocks that were deeply embedded. At the end of the day, no one can make the decision for you, and it is a process that cannot be rushed. I am glad Dr. Brenner’s sessions were flexible to work according to my up-to-date situation and need.
After working with Dr. Brenner a few times, I made a decision that I feel at peace with. Dr.Brenner was able to lead me through several exercises that were helpful for me to visualize the different paths that were before me. She is skilled in digging deeper, and she does so by being a good listener and following up with the right questions. Because of her skill in communication, we were able to make progress quicker than expected.
I would recommend Laura’s service to anyone who is open-minded and ready to explore direction change in his or her career. In my experience, this has the potential to touch areas that are very personal, but the end results can be enlightening. Laura was there as an advocate each step of the way, but I had to be comfortable with not holding back. This was my first experience working with a career coach and I found it to be a great experience because of the mutuality.
I decided to work with a career coach because I knew I was at a crossroads in my life and needed clarity. I had made the wrong choice previously and wanted to grow in a different direction. I just wanted to ensure I was growing in the right direction.
I had been reading Laura’s blog avidly and related well with what she felt about dentistry. She had successfully made the change and was incredibly brave in doing so. I felt like I could trust her judgment since she had experience leaving a profession.
My biggest goal was finding clarity of what I wanted to do, and some closure regarding my previous experience in the wrong career path. This goal was accomplished, since we had talked about tangible goals. All of which I’m achieving and finally feel like I have direction again.
The best part of working with Laura was getting to know her as a person, and seeing how easily we communicated. I never felt that I was pushed or rushed. If anything, I wish our sessions were longer. After working together, I found my confidence again in my career path and have clarity of where I want to go with life. This was a very difficult decision, and now I feel at ease.
I would recommend her service to others, specifically those with a professional designation. I feel like her clients would benefit a lot from having someone who understands the opportunity cost associated with any professional program. It’s also difficult for others to trust a career coach who does not completely understand the difficulties or trauma associated with leaving a career or profession.
I absolutely loved working with Laura, and I felt at ease working with her.
I decided to get help with my career decisions because I’m someone who benefits from talking things out– and with an objective partner there to reflect, ask questions, and push me, it helps in contributing to breakthroughs. I was also getting a lot of “no’s” in my job search and wanted to calibrate what it was I was actually looking for. It seemed like a good time to explore what possibilities might give me energy and lead me toward a career and life more aligned to what I wanted to lead. Since Laura is a friend I’ve known for years, I knew I could trust her.
Working with Laura I really felt edified, encouraged, and uplifted during and after each of our calls. I always felt clearer on what I needed to do, what I wanted to do, and appreciated the push to think about how I might change or influence my own inner energy. Now I am clear on what I really like to do, what I want to do in the long term, and what small steps I can take in an ongoing way to continue evolving as it relates to my professional life.
I would absolutely recommend working with Laura. She pushed me, supported me, and helped me re-frame a lot of the unhelpful or negative thought loops that were holding me back in my job search.
My main goal in working with Laura was to figure out how I was holding myself back from what I really wanted. I now am very clear on my goals and why they are important to me, and I have created a path that is right for me. Working with Laura helped me to accomplished so much in very little time. The results where so meaningful because I created a significant change that I knew needed to happen for a long time, but didn’t know how to do it. It was so valuable for me to learn how my own perceptions and beliefs were holding me back. Also being able to create a plan of action that worked for me was priceless.
I would recommend working with Laura because she made the process fun and really pushed me to see how I was affecting my success. She is thoughtful, caring and direct and was able to help me make a change that honored who I am as a person. The work had such a positive effect, which has created even more opportunities for growth in my life.
I have always known what I wanted to do in my work life from graduating college in 1995 to the present. This particular time around left me at the end of a very toxic corporate environment that had me angry, confused and wondering what the hell is next after this? It was so tough for me that I was even thinking of a complete career change 20+ years into my career as a graphic designer. I felt I had hit a wall and was seeking help beyond my own perspective to solve a big life problem for myself.
I truly feel that I have found the right life path so to speak, for the moment at least. I have added some new tools to the life toolbox that will help me in years to come. The most useful part of working with Laura for me was to learn to check in with myself and truly ask what I want out of life. It gave me a great process to live by and work on every day.
I would absolutely recommend working with Laura because she has great energy, is a great listener, a clear and concise communicator, has good negotiation skills, and has a very worldly knowledge base.
I came in skeptical and green but came out a believer with a process to keep it moving forward!