My name is Laureen Quick. I am a 53 year old, single mom and entrepreneur who believes that we are all spiritual beings who are here on this earth to grow and evolve.
Over the course of my adult life I have been given several opportunities to reflect and recreate myself as a result of choices I have made or as a result of circumstances that left me with no other option. Each of these transformational periods were painful learning experiences for me characterized by a high level of fear, anxiety and stress.
The first time I experienced transformation was when I was in my twenties. I had decided to leave my hometown and move to another city with Roger, my fiancé. Out of this decision I eventually married Roger and we started a family. At the same time, I started a small consulting business and as Roger and I raised our two daughters . During this time, I worked part-time as a consultant and also earned both an undergraduate degree and a MBA.
The second time I went through a major life transformation was when I chose to quit a job that was not a match for me. Out of this decision, I began a spiritual path of reflection that led to a greater consciousness about my role as a leader and entrepreneur which ultimately led me, in partnership with my husband, to become a small business owner—opening a day spa.
The third time I experienced a major life transformation was when Roger died unexpectedly and lacking any desire at all to do much of anything, I made the decision to hire someone to manage the day spa and I focused my attention and energy on my two daughters. Out of this decision I ended up working part-time as a high school teacher—spending more time with my daughters at their school—while at the same time, learning that I could create or manifest things (like a debate team or school newspaper or Model UN club) wherever I went.
Finally, the fourth time I went through a major life transformation was in April 2012 when I made the decision to close the family business because the business was no longer economically viable. Out of this decision I have become an author, writing this blog and I am currently in the process of writing a book about the transformational journey as I have experienced it. It is my hope and intention that by sharing what I have learned about this journey that others will find it less painful and perhaps even a bit more joyful.
As I have journeyed through these periods of transformation in my life, I have come realize the transformation process is a journey. It is a hero’s journey that involves three stages: (1) the departure from the known, (2) the path of trials through which the hero is challenged and transformed and finally, (3) the return home of the transformed hero. I have also discovered six strategies that reduces the fear and increases the joy of the transformational process:
1. Challenging My Way of Seeing: Practicing Discernment & Reframing
2. Overcoming Fear: Managing Emotions & Cultivating Courage
3. Reducing Clutter: Creating Focus & Staying In Alignment
4. Confronting The Unknown: Getting Clarity of Vision
5. Breaking Through Isolation: Building Community
6. Overcoming Paralysis: Becoming Proactive
As a Transformational Life Coach, I offer a range of coaching services and programs for individuals going through the process of transformation. If you are interested in learning more about how I might be of service to you, please feel free to call me or e-mail me directly.
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