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About Me

For the past 20 years I've been helping people people achieve optimal happiness and success in their lives and careers. Whether you want to get happier in your current role, find a new job or change careers, I'll support you to find solutions, make decisions and move forward in your journey.

Lisa LaRue - The Career Happiness Coach

My Credentials

My background

Having worked as a careers advisor in the education, training and employment services sectors for many years, I felt I needed a change. The more qualified and experienced I became, the more I realised I wasn’t using my full range of skills or strengths. Working within systems that didn’t always recognise the uniqueness of individuals was also challenging. I needed to work in a more impactful, intuitive and effective way with my clients which wasn’t possible within the constraints of my roles.

About 16 years ago, I finally took the leap and launched my own career counselling and coaching practice. It was a challenging time as I figured out how to earn a living doing what I loved. But within a matter of months, I began to find a rhythm and over the years, I’ve shaped my services to meet the needs of my clients amidst constant change. I am dedicated to helping my clients reach their goals, and to constantly evolving as a professional career counsellor and coach..

My perspective

Today, I work with people of all ages and backgrounds all over the world. People often ask me who my typical client is. I’d say it’s anyone who needs support to achieve their career and life goals or, what I call ‘career happiness’. Career is not just what you do for a living. A contemporary perspective of career is more holistic, it focuses not just on our work-life but our personal lives too. 

I work with people who want to boost their confidence, change careers or decide the next best steps in their life. Some of my clients are digital nomads working online in remote parts of the world, others have regular 9-5 jobs in the city or have portfolio careers. As you can see, there really is no ‘typical’ client I work with but that’s what makes my work so exciting. 

My approach

Although I’ve trained in numerous counselling and coaching techniques and describe my approach as integrative, I coach with a strengths and solution-focused approach. I’m deeply inspired by the amazing work of positive psychology pioneer Dr Martin Seligman, and Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the developer of Flow Theory. I am committed to help people grow into themselves, achieve flow in their work and live their lives with authenticity. With a degree in counselling and a master’s degree in career counselling and coaching, I use a range of  specialist tools, strategies and techniques in response to individuals’ needs to help them to flourish. 

When you work with me you won’t find a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Instead, I really want to get to know you. To understand your story, hopes and dreams. While I can’t make decisions for you, I will be a partner on your journey asking the right questions at the right time to help you get a deeper insight into what you want and need, along with how you can make it happen.

"Don't let others define what happiness and success looks like for you"

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3 things about me:

Love of Learning
Even though I was a high school drop-out, I've always had a passion for learning. I've dedicated many of my adult years to studying. My adult learning journey started with a college certificate, which led to an advanced diploma and a degree in social science. I then went on to get a master's degree, something I never thought possible. My next big goal is to achieve a doctorate!
Food and Travel
I'm a keen cook and love the simple pleasure of sharing a meal with good company. I've always been fascinated by ethic cuisine, when I travel I love to take a cooking class to learn about a local culture through its food. I also love to experiment with plant-based recipes, and I'm an advocate for the local food movement to strenghten communities and tackle climate change.
Environment
My fondest memories as a child are of spending time in nature. From visiting my grandparents' farm, to 4x4 adventure trips and camping holidays by the coast. I'm committed to protecting the environment any way I can. In my spare time, I'm a trained Permaculture Designer focusing on sustainable food and living systems to nurture the environment, people and communities.
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If you’ve decided you would like to take the next steps and would like to arrange a free, no-obligation discovery call, I’ve love to hear from you. During our call I will be able to learn about you, your challenges and how you feel I can best support you. Just click the button below or head to the Contact page.

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