If you are lucky, in your life there will be only a handful of people that you can say have truly changed your trajectory, Laura Berger was that person for me. I have had the extreme good fortune of having Laura as my leadership coach and a friend for many years now. Her insights and ability to distil challenges and opportunities into practical, sensible advice is incredible. Right from the start during our conversations, her wisdom and guidance into what was happening in my professional career, helped me understand how my achievements and contributions are significantly more valuable than the sum of my challenges. Also, her guidance on company politics, communication styles and the importance of being visible was son on-target.
Her analysis taught me to step back and look at the commonalities of my successes and understand where and more importantly why I had certain challenges and her skills taught me to see and reflect on my thoughts and actions in a way that freed me from many of my challenges and focused me on the true benefits and gifts of my life and career.
To this day, I have passed on some of her guidance on to my peers, so her “affect” has reached significantly farther than she even realizes. Here are some words that best describe Laura Berger: Insightful advisor; aware, intuitive; sensitive, strong, playful, effective, counselor, guide, enthusiast, transforming; mentor. Think you get the picture that I am a fan!!
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