What clients are saying about the WorkLife Lab:
"The WorkLife Lab changed my outlook entirely. In only a few months I went from angst to calm confidence as I crafted a new career direction that is more in sync with my personal and professional goals.
The Lab’s curriculum helped me sort through my many thoughts and concerns, as well passions I had buried. I found the Lab cohort experience helpful, as we were able to share information and nudge each other forward.
The clarity and confidence I have gained through this program is profound, and it’s now exciting (rather than daunting) to sort out exactly what I do and don’t want for my next career move." – Dana B., Non-Profit Executive
"I would have never dreamed that within three months of contacting Monica I would receive two job offers, both at higher salaries than what I earned at the time. My “lab work” taught me how to let go of the anger and resentment I was holding against my employer. I received tools to help me think through what I wanted from life, family, and career and the balance I needed to feel fulfilled.
I became clear of my own requirements and desires, and listed jobs and company attributes I wanted in my next position. I targeted professional colleagues and good-fit companies to share what I was looking for and to explain the value I could bring to them or their colleagues. This strategy was a game changer. It wasn’t searching job listings or sending out resumes that got me the job offers – it was my clarity and strategic search.
I know my professional life will continue to change and grow, and I now know that, along with my skills and experience, my clarity and passion make all the difference." – Juli D., Vice President of Business Development, Medical Device Industry, Minneapolis, MN
"Before I started the WorkLife Lab online program, I felt stuck. I kept wondering how I could continue to do the same job for decades to come.
Through the WorkLife Lab’s online program, I learned a lot about myself. It gave me permission to be introspective and also research the many possibilities that exist for me. Some of these options were slight changes in my career while others were major. It gave me a new sense of freedom and it changed how I perceived my current position. It changed my entire outlook.
The WorkLife Lab is an incredible tool to make small changes towards a big change in career. So many times the big picture can be overwhelming and seem so risky. The WorkLife Lab helped me evaluate where I was at, to be reflective of the positives in my career, and use that information to make calculated decisions moving forward." - Chad C., Educator in Public School System
Consultants & Human Resource Clients
"Monica has a well-worked-out set of concepts for moving people through to a new approach to working. The structure is there if you want it but part of her genius at this work is that if the structure doesn’t work for you, she adapts and helps you where you are. She has a way of taking individuals from confusion and concern to their next step, thus moving everything forward."
Sally J. Power, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Opus School of Business Management
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
Author of The Mid-Career Success Guide: Planning for the Second Half of Your Working Life
"Monica gets people. Monica understands and advocates for intrinsic rewards—psychological rewards that fuel engagement while at the same time coaching leaders to connect their organization’s vision and values to employees’ daily work. Monica helps leaders see how their work connects to the bigger picture.
I’m extremely fortunate to have had Monica’s insight into several complex employer/employee situations. For clients, Monica can be a game-changer." - Laura Kieger, Managing Partner, HRFreeAgent, LLC