About Me
Lisa LaRue Career Coach

Life is too short to wait another week, month or year to live the life you want to live.

My background and perspective

Growing up, I was surrounded by people who saw work as just a way to make ends meet. The working week was a never-ending grind, and weekends were the only time to truly enjoy life before the whole cycle started again on Monday filled with a sense of dread. But my perspective changed in my early 20s when I started exploring different career options for myself. I discovered something fascinating. I realised there were people who not only worked to earn a living but genuinely loved the work they did. This made me curious about why some people hated their jobs while others found joy in them.

In the early stages of my career, I worked with disengaged youth. I found that through having meaningful conversations about their possible future careers I was able to spark hope and excitement. I went on to work with adults and the same was true. This got me thinking, and after a lot of research and specialised career counselling and coaching training, I came to understand the key difference between those who love their jobs and those who don’t is choice. Choosing a career that aligns with your interests, values, and strengths makes is the difference between an unfulfilling career and a fulfilling one. Since then, my focus has been on helping people unlock the secrets to creating successful and fulfilling careers. I empower them to make choices that align with who they are, bringing not just a salary but also a deep sense of purpose and satisfaction in their work. 

As a career coach, career development specialist and researcher, my passion lies in understanding and promoting optimal work experiences for individuals. I contribute not only to peoples’ professional success but also to their overall well-being. My interest in positive psychology and strengths supports a holistic approach to career development, ensuring that individuals find intrinsic motivation and job satisfaction leading to career happiness.

Who I work with

For the past 20+ years, I’ve worked 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 wants to achieve their career and life goals. I work with people in their 20s right through to those in their 50s. The majority however tend to be millennials who want to either make a career change or optimise the career they are in.

I work with people who want to realise their full potential, change careers or decide the next best steps. Some of my clients are digital nomads working online in remote parts of the world, others have regular 9-5 jobs or portfolio careers. I regularly work with people who want to transition into self-employment and offer coaching and mentoring to support their transition. Increasingly, many of my clients work remotely or hybrid which brings unique challenges and rewards. 

As you can see, there is no ‘typical’ client I work with, but that’s what makes my work so interesting and rewarding. It also means that I have developed a rich tapestry of knowledge and experience across various sectors, geographies and cultures. 

My approach

Contemporary perspectives of career coaching and career development focus not just on work-life but recognise the impact our career has on our personal lives too. Individual well-being is considered alongside career decision-making, planning and development.

My approach is integrative (career development, coaching psychology and positive psychology), strengths-based and solution-focused. Clients describe me as being engaging, supportive and professional with the ability to expertly help them navigate their way to career success and fulfilment.

To achieve this, I use a range of coaching, training and mentoring methods and techniques to help people achieve career happiness and success. With a strong interest in future-proofing careers, I pride myself in keeping up to date in emerging tech such as AI and digital tools and encourage this in my clients to support sustainable, resilient careers. 

My primary motivation is to help people thrive in all areas of their lives, especially their careers.

My Credentials

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

3 things about me:

Lifelong Learner
Even though I left school early, I've always had a passion for learning. Since then I've spent over a decade studying and always looking for my next development opportunity. My next big goal is to achieve a PhD!
Food and Travel
When I travel I love to take a cooking class to learn about a local culture through its food. I'm an advocate for the local food movement to strengthen communities and tackle climate change.
I've had a lifelong love affair with nature. In my spare time, I use permaculture (PDC qualified) to develop sustainable food and living systems that nurture the environment, people and communities.
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