Lauren Maxwell – Headstrong Women

Lauren Maxwell had a career as a Rehabilitation Counsellor until she became incredibly sick with an autoimmune disease in her late 20’s.

She had to make changes and as part of that, she created a business where she could control the workload better than working in the corporate sector. The direction she chose was to provide career development services specifically for women.

Lauren says women are really good at just maintaining the ‘ho-hum’ for quite some time which is neither good for them or their health. Instead, she helps women redefine their career to align with who they are today.

In today’s interview, we also talk about age and how ‘your number’ can be perceived by employers and why it’s up to us to begin the conversation and educate employers around the benefits that women can bring to an organisation at any age.

“Today you are you that is truer than true.
There is no one alive that is youer than you”
~ Dr Seuss

Lauren’s Words of Wisdom

  • Career development doesn’t necessarily mean changing your career but it is the process of bringing together all of your education, experience, interests, goals, lifestyle and continually redefining.
  • It is possible to have a really fulfilling career and manage your health at the same time – they are not mutually exclusive.
  • Understand the important of making educated choices. Your choices are going to be different to everyone else. Educated choices mean you have weighed up all the information that you have to make the best possible choices for you at that time.
  • We spend over 70% of our time at work at particular times in our lives so it is absolutely vital that our career evolves with us.
  • Redefining your career is a lifelong process.

Connect with Lauren

  • Check out Lauren’s website here
  • Follow Lauren on Facebook
  • Find out about Lauren’s Career Parties here

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Leanne x

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