‘I’m stuck. Really stuck.’


‘I’ve never been so unfocused. Lacking in clarity. I don’t know where to start.’

‘I want this last chapter to be about something I want, but I don’t know how to parlay what I’ve done into what I want’.


These statements, made by late-career LEANING OUT salon participants, are representative of the state of mind many of us experience when leaving our career. Do these comments resonate with you? Perhaps they describe your current professional or post-professional conundrum? Are you looking for a path forward but can’t find it and don’t even know where to start?

If so, you’re not alone. 

After years of achievement, many of us are wayfinding in the dark, surprised to find ourselves without the necessary tools to navigate life’s next chapter. 

LEANING OUT can help. We partner with experienced transition coaches who understand the way forward can be daunting and bring an arsenal of techniques to help you find your way to success and purpose.

September’s video blog features one such coach, Jane Lauterback, founder of The Purposeworks. Using a four P’s methodology — Purpose, Planning, Persistence, and Patience — Jane’s pathfinding guidance helps accelerate results with clarity, focus, and constructive action.

Enjoy the video!


P.S. Check out the SPOTLIGHT section to connect with Jane and The Purposeworks.




Is transition coaching for you?  

Many of our followers have benefited from working one-on-one with a transition coach to provide guidance, insight and tools to help navigate the way forward. If you’re interested in learning more, click the link below. Tell us a bit about your current stage and we’ll connect you with a coach partner for an exploratory conversation.


Click here to find out more about transition coaching.

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