How to Gain Clarity, Take Action, and Have a Lasting Impact Featuring Rebecca M. Thompson

March 22, 2023

How to Gain Clarity, Take Action, and Have a Lasting Impact Featuring Rebecca M. Thompson

Have you ever felt like you wanted to make a big change in your life but were afraid of everything that could potentially come with making that move? Maybe, you’re okay with the fear of the unknown but you can’t come to grips with the scrutiny that you will face from others for making a pivot in your career. If that’s you, then you should go ahead, and press play on this episode because my guest is going to help light your path and bring you some much-needed clarity that will help you transform your life from the inside out!

In today’s episode of The Rutledge Perspective, I am joined by the marvelous Rebecca M. Thompson. Rebecca is a Clarity Coach for high-achieving black women and the Founder of the Live in Your Light Bootcamp, which is a transformative 3-month personal and professional executive coaching experience for high-achieving black women who want the clarity and confidence to transform their lives.

Rebecca provides us with tangible tips on how to examine our lives, gain clarity on what matters most, and then take action to make an impact. She also shares personal stories of times when she had to make transitions and pivots in her own life. As a child, Rebecca completed a summer internship working alongside a political figure that would spark her interest in politics. That shaped her goals and moves that she made from there on but a career in politics was not where she ultimately landed. She had to go through a lot of trials and tribulations to become the woman that she is today and that is someone that took the time to discover themselves and is aware that she wouldn’t be where she is if she was afraid to live life! Take this show as your permission to live life and realize that it’s okay to take multiple paths in life. You’re not a failure if something doesn’t feel right to you anymore. It’s okay to dig into those feelings and maybe make an adjustment, pivot, or shift to move into that next thing.

See Rebecca M. Thompson’s full bio here.

𝑇𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 📝

🔑 Get out of what is comfortable & easy and fail faster! It is supposed to be hard but it will also be joyful.
🔑 Do it afraid and don’t tell everybody. Go dark! This allows you to do the difficult things without the judgment of what people think.
🔑 There’s no such thing as permeant decisions are people.

🔑 Bonus: Please understand that the fear does not go away, you will constantly have to push past fear to live the life that you want to live.

ℍ𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕜 📚

Give yourself a chance to evaluate your life and determine if that’s the one that you want. If you feel convicted about transforming your life and making a pivot, then ask yourself this question: what’s the worst that can possibly happen?

𝓯𝓾𝓵𝓵 🎧 𝓪𝓷𝓭 📹 𝓪𝓽 🔗 𝓲𝓷 𝓫𝓲𝓸 

Be sure to tune in each week for new episodes!

About the Host:

Laurel Rutledge’s human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women’s leadership coach.

Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you.

After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice — she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work.

After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers.

From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Laurel has seen more sides of the business world than most. She’s achieved technical mastery of HR, with a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that must be followed.

She’s also a people person, perceptive and outgoing, with a sixth sense for helping others to see the difference between what they want and what they need. The culmination of this is in her personal philosophy: “lead with your heart, act with your head.”

Find out more at: https://laurelrutledge.com

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