Ep. 6: Laura Simms on Career, Purpose, and Meaningful Work


Welcome back, dear creators!

I've got another awesome guest on the show this week, and her name is Laura Simms. If you don't know who she is, then you'll be glad you tuned in. Not only is Laura a career coach and expert on meaningful work, but she is also an author and seasoned entrepreneur.


By asking clients to ditch their passions and start with purpose, Laura helps people who want more from their careers discover their sense of purpose and find work that feels like "home."

If you're looking for thoughtful career advice or a fresh approach to the definition of career, you will love today's show. Laura is truly an expert in her field, and I can't wait for you to hear her story.

On the show, we discuss:

-Laura's approach to coaching (8:00)

-Laura's journey to LA, the hustle of being an actress, and the overall showbiz experience (10:06)

-the onset of an emotional career crisis (12:35)

-Laura's decision to leave acting despite how it had become a huge part of her identity (14:23)

-the soul-searching and transitional period after leaving showbiz (17:10)

-how Laura became a career coach (20:34)

-how the coaching landscape has changed since Laura started her business (22:50)

-when you should consider hiring a career coach (24:20)

-Laura's counterargument to "career coaching is a saturated market" (27:42)

-how program launches used to freak Laura out and what she has done to manage the uncertainty and anxiety (30:35)

-why Laura advocates for "purpose" over "passion" (35:21)

-why Laura doesn't believe in "career soul-mates" (38:49)

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