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My coaching style is direct, empathic and always centered on your needs. You’ll find simple concepts and the exercise of questioning your beliefs have a profound effect on success. Our work together will expand your thinking and eliminate obstacles standing in your way. I want you to succeed and will help you get there.

Here is what some of my clients had to say:

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MEASURABLE RESULTS

Laurie has been instrumental in catalyzing my interpersonal and career growth and helping me realize my leadership potential. Our work has been critical to me being confident to embrace change, resulting in a new leadership role at a new institution. Through Laurie’s exercises and gentle coaching, I learned not only time management skills, but also to evaluate my motives and my approach to my colleagues, my work habits, my calendar, my life! I can focus on what really matters, rather than what appears important in the moment. I have a new sense of calm and control over my life. I have achieved a new balance that I didn’t think was possible – what an incredible treat!

LISA TABOR CONNOR, PhD MSOT
Professor and Chair, MGH Institute of Health Profession, Department of Oc
Boston, Massachusetts
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MEANINGFUL LIFE CHANGES

Professionally, I was in over my head without the organization and leadership skills to succeed. Laurie taught me to manage my time effectively and hone my management and leadership skills. I now lead an entire program with multiple staff at a major university. I landed a raise and negotiated from a place of strength, not make emotional appeals. Personally and emotionally, Laurie helped me conquer my lifelong anxiety, given practical, proactive coping techniques. She helped me develop healthy communication skills that have been invaluable to me in all of my relationships – work and personal. Laurie coached me to identify my greatest priorities and plan to make them happen. I wanted to move across the country: we made a plan and I did it. I wanted to go to grad school but couldn’t afford it: we worked together to get me a job with tuition benefits. I wanted to prioritize healthy eating, exercise, and traveling: she taught me to set manageable, reachable goals so I didn’t get bogged down by crash diets or overreaching exercise plans. She even helped me create a budget so I could afford my travel goals. Last year I hit all of my goals. Laurie’s instincts are incredibly sharp, and her ability to empathize but also be honest in her analysis and coaching constantly amazes me.

NORA FEELY
Program Director, University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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NEGOTIATING WITH CONFIDENCE

Laurie's coaching and contract expertise was instrumental in helping me finda fulfilling position. I learned how to fully evaluate a contract and what important questions to ask for when considering a position. Laurie gave me the confidence to negotiate a better compensation package and avoid flashy offers that in the long run would be a poor fit for me.

HIDA NIERENBURG, MD
Headache Fellow
New York
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HEARD, VALIDATED AND EMPOWERED

Laurie is the kind of coach you would recommend to your best friend. When you’re going through a hard time, when you’re seriously stuck on an issue, it’s of utmost importance to find a coach you can deeply trust. Laurie’s gentle and empathetic coaching style makes you feel heard, validated and empowered. Her intuitive hunches can provide insight and clarity into some of your toughest problems, and she offers the kind of wisdom you need to make the changes you want.

GABRIELLE GUIJARI, Founder
GabrielleBrooke
Atlanta, GA
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IMPACTFUL LIFE CHANGES

I was struggling with how to best manage my people and hit my sales targets, but my experience with Laurie goes well beyond my career. I’ve learned to inspire people to become leaders and “live in possibility,” and my business now consistently exceeds quarterly sales targets and finishes at 110%. This success, though, is only one small fraction of the success I’ve seen in my personal life. Laurie helped me let go of my fear around money and the distrust I created within my marriage because of this fear. My wife and I have exceeded our financial savings goals and can speak about money neutrally rather than turning it into an emotional issue. These are only a few ways in which Laurie has helped transform my life. She is one of the most inspiring, relatable, and empathetic coaches I’ve ever worked with. I can definitively say that Laurie is the reason I found success, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for our continued work together.

CAREY BREZLER, Regional Store Manager
lululemon Ω athletica
Washington, DC
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POSITIVE AND NON-JUDGMENTAL

LJD Coaching helped me focus on my interests and incorporate them in my search for a new career. Laurie Dromerick is a positive, non-judgmental, caring coach who guides you through your journey of self-exploration.

WENDY S.
Communications Professional
Pennsylvania
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TOOLS FOR A FRESH PERSPECTIVE

Laurie's compassion and intellect helped me approach a difficult time with a fresh way of thinking. She didn't tell me how to think, but gave me the tools to look at situations at different angles. Her helpful guidance led me to be less reactive to problems and more proactive about approaches to take when times get tough.

KARA ARUNDEL
Writer
Washington, DC
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FINDING THE RIGHT FIT

My first job as a neurologist was in an environment that was riddled with dishonesty, unethical behavior and disrespect to staff, colleagues and patients. Within 3 months I knew I made the wrong choice and I needed assistance maneuvering through a very difficult situation and finding a new job. Laurie worked closely with me to build strategies to improve my negotiation prowess, actualize my potential and gain insight into what elements are important to my career. I am happy to say I found a great job working with colleagues that truly care about the patient in an environment that fosters life balance. I learned so much from Laurie.

MINDY BIXBY, DO
Laguna Hills, California
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CAREER CHANGE SUCCESS

After losing my job of 15+ years, my first inclination was to take just any office job I found. But Laurie helped me focus on what I really wanted and explore what I would be happiest doing. Today I’ve changed careers, realized my dream job, and am making the same money part-time that I had made in a full-time, miserable position. I now feel a real sense of accomplishment and purpose.

DEBBIE DAUGHERTY
Fitness Entrepreneur
St. Louis, MO
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LANDED MY DREAM JOB

Through Laurie Dromerick and her Next Step Program, I’m happy to say that I’ve landed my dream job. Laurie started by helping me realize what was most important to me, both in my personal and work life. Having no prior experience negotiating, Laurie instilled in me the confidence to ask for what I needed to be successful. I was able to negotiate for a comfortable salary, additional startup money for a lab, and protected research time – all despite not having my own grant money. When it came time to review my final contract, Laurie identified the red flags based on her extensive experience with contract negotiations, and I didn’t feel it necessary to hire a lawyer for contract review. Laurie is uplifting and empowering – I came away from every session feeling optimistic and confident that my job search would end in success.

MATTHEW EDWARDSON, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
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SETTING GOALS AND “NOT SETTLING”

Laurie helped me to define my goals and lay out a plan to achieve them. She was particularly impressive in opening my mind to the ability to change things that I assumed I would always have to “live with.” She showed me that through pro-active steps, change can be achieved and I can reframe negative or inaccurate thoughts that block progress.

ERIC M. WISOTZKY, MD
Director of Cancer Rehabilitation; Chief, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
Washington, DC
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BREAKING FREE OF LIMITATIONS

Laurie has given me one of my greatest gifts in this life, and that is to find and be myself, to come out of hiding. She helped me not only to uncover, but to break free of the layers of conditioning and limiting beliefs of “my world.” How can one place a value on the freedom to be?! Laurie’s empathic and compassionate coaching always provides a soft place for my vulnerability. Her skillful listening and on-point guidance consistently awaken me to new horizons of opportunity and expansion both internally and externally. Since working with Laurie and gaining new skill sets, I founded a new company and grew my business three-fold over just a few short years.

TINA PARISE BABER, Founder
Country Mouse City Mouse Estate Sales, Antiques & Designs
Nashville, TN