You work hard and do great work, but your career (and enthusiasm for it) has flatlined.

You wait around to be recognized – and – the credit never comes.

You make your team look amazing – and – no one knows about it.

You’ve accomplished a lot – and – you down play it.

You do personal development “stuff” – and – you haven’t seen any tangible results.

Your salary isn’t where you want it to be – and – you know you could be earning more.

Lindsey Lathrop sitting next to a fence

It’s an all too familiar story.

It’s not your fault. And it’s not my fault. The system is rigged

You’ve seen the stats on the gender gaps in leadership and pay. Women have more political, economic and social power than ever before, yet when it comes to work, we’re actually backsliding…

We’ve been socialized this way. And – there’s something we can do about it.

That’s where I come in.

As a personal development coach, I help women call the shots in their careers.

I “grew up” in the non-profit sector where I quickly saw ambitious women working tirelessly for others, with limited resources and rest, for very little pay and recognition. They gave away their authority.

I saw the writing on the wall. Overwork and burn out. Resentment. I had been successful negotiating yearly salary increases and better titles, but after 10 years I knew that my love of the mission alone wasn’t going to sustain me and the lifestyle I wanted. So I got out. And I started this business.

What do I do as a personal development coach?

I’m not your average career coach. I’m not going to bullshit you and tell you personal development coaching is a whole lotta fun. What I will tell you is that it’s a whole lotta work. Growing pains are called pains for a reason.

If you want more out of your career and are ready to challenge the limiting thoughts your brain is serving up (aka internalized misogyny), and take action on your goals – coaching with me will help you do that.

If you want to get rid of the guilt, attachment to overworking, and the worrying about “doing your career wrong” – coaching with me will help you do that.

If you want to dive into what your strengths are and learn how to market them in your current job – or – for a new job – coaching with me will help you do that.

If you want to create professional visibility for your expertise – coaching with me will help you do that, too.

 

“Words fall short when it comes to describing just how grateful I am for Lindsey, her work, and the positive impact she has had on my life. On every conversation we’ve had she’s helped me blast through obstacles that had seemed insurmountable, and had me laughing throughout the process to boot. I always leave my conversations with her feeling clear, focused and energized, with a solid plan that is manageable, grounded and achievable. If you are ever stuck and need a clear perspective, some solid life tools, and a gentle kick in the right direction, I would highly, highly recommend reaching out to Lindsey.”

Book a complementary 30 minute call to talk about the possibilities.

Every person’s personal development coaching journey looks differently.

Here are some ideas of what you might get out of our work together:

Understanding why you think and do (or not do) things.

As the saying goes – what got you here, might not get you there. The thoughts that got you to this point in your career could be sabotaging your chances of advancement, stepping into a leadership role, creating healthier boundaries around work, or whatever your goals are. This is why personal development coaching is so powerful. We need to figure out what those thoughts are and how they may or may not be serving your career intentions.

How you define career success and why it matters to you.

If you think about it, our jobs are a means of making money. But you’re here because you want more than that (although you also want to be paid well and equitably for your work!). You want your career to mean something. You want to make an impact that aligns with your values, but you you’re not clear on what those values are and how you actually define success in your career.

Knowing what your expertise, strengths, and skills are and how they apply to your career goals.

The reason why many of us don’t know what our real strengths are is because they aren’t visible to us. They’re “just the way we do things.” We need to make them visible and dig into your expertise and skills to figure out what want to use going forward. The biggest mistake you can make is marketing skills you no longer want to lean on, because you’ll end up in the same types of positions that you’ve always had. 

 

Confidence in promoting your accomplishments.

Being visible is a common fear of many women. It feels vulnerable and risky. So we don’t pur ourselves out there and we undersell ourselves. The thing is, people who know how to self-promote are more likely to get the promotions, jobs, and whatever else they’re looking for out of their career. I can help you unpack this and create a career marketing plan that feels actionable to you.

New ideas for networking – that actually feels fun.

Networking is often talked about like a punishment. It’s something we have to do, not want to do. And we typically only do it when we are looking for a new job. I’m going to help you change your relationship to networking so it becomes something you naturally do every single day because it’s actually kinda fun to meet cool people.

Confidence with negotiation.

You negotiate every single day whenther you know it or not. You’re likely a great negotiator for everyone else but when it comes to advocating for yourself at work, you want to run the other way. You don’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable or think you’re greedy and self-serving. These aren’t the only options, I promise. Negotiation is a skill you can build – for that next job, raise, or promotion. You don’t have to accept what is first offered to you.

Lindsey makes you feel great about yourself, even while asking tough questions. Her vision is razor-sharp. She sees what we can’t about ourselves, and helps us move forward where we need and want to go.”

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