Topics We Explored:
- What important lessons Laura has learned about herself over the course of her entrepreneurial career
- What Laura missed the most about her career before entrepreneurship
- What important questions to ask yourself if you’re unsure of whether or not entrepreneurship is for you
- What stigmas Laura and other entrepreneurs face when they talk about going back to the workplace
- Why the fear of picking the right path or making a mistake is irrational
- What excites Laura about the conversations she gets to have with people leaving entrepreneurship
- Why Laura believes there will be an exodus of entrepreneurs and solopreneurs returning to the workplace in the next few years
“I stopped and realized it hasn’t been sunshine and rainbows for 10 years. I’ve always missed a team, being in a room with really smart people different from me, with a common thing to dig through together.” – Laura Neff (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Good Life Project
- Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek
- Two Concepts of Freedom
- Kathy Caprino
- Rainmaker Digital
- Welcome to Project World
About Laura Neff:
Laura Neff is a leadership and executive coach who’s passionate about cultivating a path through life that’s never boring, always evolving, and that collects more and more excellent soul-friends along the way.
From 1992 – 2001, she rocked corporate America in the arenas of associate development, employee engagement, training, and executive and strategic internal communications. Then, because they could, she and her now-husband spent 2002 traveling the US and British Columbia in a 32′ school bus (Bessie) that they converted together in their driveway. (Despite what you might be thinking, the neighbors loved it and even helped with the conversion!)
That year opened up a whole new world of vocational and life possibilities, and after exploring retail management, jewelry design, corporate consulting, and urban farming, Laura discovered the profession of coaching. She started her private practice in 2006.
Since then, she has become a sought-after coach, facilitator, and adjunct faculty for larger-scale personal/business development programs. In early 2012, she also co-founded a vegan prepared food delivery service in Charlotte, NC called “Nourish,” which is still going strong. After turning ownership over to her business partner in late 2014, she’s now the company’s #1 fan.
What’s next? Tune into this episode of The Creative Giant Show to find out!
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