What is MOXIE?
MOXIE means “an attitude of fearlessness in everyday circumstances.” And MOXIELIFE COACHING is for WOMEN IN BUSINESS … who mean business … when it comes to WINNING IN DIVORCE.
Divorce is a fear-inducing, soul-crushing and gut-wrenching transition in your life. And if you’re a woman who owns your own business … or works in Corporate America … then the emotional, legal, financial AND professional impact of your divorce will be much greater … quite simply, because you have more to lose.
Here are the facts:
- Just under 50% of marriages end in divorce … and the majority of those divorces are initiated by women.
- Those very same women are knocked back financially at least 4 – 6 years after a divorce … while a man’s income remains the same or increases.
- We already make 21% – 54% less than men in the SAME JOBS.
- Yet, the court system wants to see 50/50 agreements … even though women work a lot harder for the same buck.
How are 50/50 agreements even possible when our society isn’t 50/50? When our pay isn’t 50/50? When our access to opportunity isn’t 50/50? You worked really hard to get where you are today … and yet, none of that will matter in a divorce.
Increasingly in our society, professional women are the financial breadwinners in the family … juggling a career, while also managing the majority of the family needs at home. It’s already a balancing act … one which is unsustainable when your partner just isn’t a partner in supporting you in all the ways you need. I know. I’ve been there. When you realize the personal cost of all that juggling … on your mind, body and spirit … then it will all come tumbling down. And as a professional woman, the impact is not just on your marriage and your lifestyle, but also on your career.
Divorce … and the long, drawn out process of separation and divorce … is hugely stressful, crazy expensive and downright painful. Your entire identity is turned upside down and everything you thought you knew and relied on is gone. In my case, I questioned everything and I can only imagine you will too.
- How will you know your marriage is really over?
- How will you stop this divorce from costing you emotionally, legally and financially?
- How will you best move forward in this legal process?
- How will you trust you’re making the right decisions?
- How will you deal with your inner critics who might be telling you this is a failure and you’ve let everyone down?
- Who are YOU now you are no longer part of this couple?
- How do you envision a future, beyond this separation or divorce, you are excited about?
Work with me … before, during or after your divorce … to gain the knowledge, tools and support you need to minimize the impact of divorce on your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being … as well as on your family and professional career. Through coaching, you will step into your power, lead this process and gain the clarity to know what YOUR answers are.
And know … the impact of coaching will not only help you save valuable time, money and sanity in the divorce process … but also support your growth and evolution as a leader in your career and industry. You need it. Our society needs it. Our world needs it.
Moxie Gets Results!
“I started talking with Laura in the exact moment I needed her. I was in the middle of the process of my separation, and I didn’t know how to handle my feelings and emotions. Laura gave me the tools to search and dig into myself to find the strength and the light I needed in that moment to see things about myself I haven’t seen and to start living with the best that’s inside me. Now I can see that I am living closer to my real me, and leaving behind all that was hurting me and making me feel bad. I thank Laura for being part of this process, and walking by my side in this difficult moment.” — Barbara
“I came to Laura not knowing what to expect. I was miserable in my marriage and I knew I needed something (someone?) to help me finally make a decision about what to do. I came across a blog post of hers and called her the same day. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get through this process on my own. When you are thinking about divorce, it’s like deciding to leave everything you know and enter into some kind of strange, dark abyss where everything is mysterious—possibly horrifying and possibly glorious, and possibly both. What I came to learn, through Laura, is that my marriage/divorce is only a small part of the puzzle of why I feel stuck, undervalued and prone to listening to critical voices that have been following me for years. Oh my god, I did not know I was going to go there with Laura! I thought we were going to talk about divorce! So far in my time with her, we haven’t much talked about divorce or how much of a jerk my husband is, or my lawyer will be, etcetera. Without wasting even a single moment, Laura systematically helps me uncover (and debunk) all the reasons I’m settling for less than I need, want and deserve. After only a few sessions, Laura has helped me see that I’m like the person clinging to the wave-beaten detritus for fear of drowning when the island paradise is only a few yards away. I just have to let go and swim! One more thing… Laura specializes in divorce but I think anyone dealing with life’s challenges (be it divorce or something else) can benefit from working with her. She is a truly talented and practical coach. She has high expectations of you and I think you will have higher expectations of yourself after even a few sessions.” — Teresa
“Since moving back home at the end of July, I can’t even tell you how great things have been. I never in my wildest dreams would have imagined that our situation could turn around like it has. We are really enjoying spending time together, going on vacation, just COMMUNICATING. It’s really amazing. When people ask me what changed to allow us to reconcile, I have to tell them that we BOTH changed. Wow! People at work have commented on my new-found sense of confidence, and how I handle things differently than in the past. I think I say this every time I reach out to you, but I really can’t thank you enough for guiding me and giving me the tools to turn my life around. I sing the praises of life coaching (and specifically YOU!) often!” — Lisa
“I was not sure what to expect from coaching. I wondered if it was going to be worth the investment in terms of both time and money. Working with Laura, I have discovered that this is one of the best investments I have made for myself in a long time. I was surprised how deeply emotional it is. And it is better than therapy or counseling for me because there are requests and accountability that has helped me push through the hard stuff and arrive at the place I wanted to be. I am more connected to my emotions and not always in my head in “thinking mode.” It has helped me move past the things that were holding me back, things I wasn’t even aware of. Laura helped me identify these and guided me to a better place where I am ready for even more success and happiness. I am daring greatly!” — Kristine
“After I left my ex and moved out of the house, and before I found Laura. I didn’t even know that divorce coaches existed. Following a few therapy sessions, I googled looking for a life coach as I really wanted to move forward fast. Soon, I realized that it, unfortunately, wasn’t possible. I had to face the stages of grief since I was still very much in love with my ex and I had to start a new life. It was overwhelming and extremely painful at times. Laura gave me hope. She held my hand in the first 7 months and I couldn’t have done it without her. I’m still going through the divorce process, but it’s not as challenging as it was at the beginning. I needed someone who knew the ins and outs of the process as I was lost, cut off from the circle of our friends (which was my choice) and my family overseas. The only thing I knew was that no matter what, I needed to keep my grace and dignity. It was so challenging at times, especially since I was subjected to numerous manipulations from my ex … but Laura helped me see the bigger picture when all I could see was the fog. I am deeply grateful for her support, understanding and patience, unlimited email support (which was invaluable) and for her professionalism throughout the process. In addition, Laura helped me with my career and marketing for my new business. Divorce is a huge life changing event and it has its challenges. We can’t do it alone. Family and friends are told give us the support we need. Though, no one fully understands the ins and outs of the process and the pain that it brings like Laura, who has been there herself and has a passion to help us get through to the other side and become even stronger and independent. This divorce has changed me as a person, and with Laura’s help, I found myself again. I would recommend Laura to anyone who wants to turn their divorce into a positive event in their lives … no matter how difficult and contradictory it is at the start of the process. It has so many learning curves and lessons … and Laura is very good at identifying them and helping one grow.” – Marina
“Talking to you in our consultation really gave me the validation that it was OK to feel the way that I did about getting a divorce. And you also showed me a strength that I didn’t realize I had. Thank you again for reminding me of the empowerment I have inside. You are truly a blessing to me.” — Omeshia
“Working with Laura, I saved $18,000 on legal fees and didn’t even know that was possible before.” — Amy
“Coaching through MoxieLife has given me ways to be the best version of myself in my personal and professional life. Instead of living in fear of negative perceptions, I have chosen to see the positive outcomes of my making good choices about my goals” — The Honey-Colored Light, Encouraging Others to Be Their Best
“My life and mind were in total chaos when I happened across Laura’s website. I had no idea she was exactly what I needed! She worked me through some of my most difficult times ever and provided me with the tools and wisdom I needed to move forward. With her help I’ve discovered an incredible sense of personal peace, and am feeling more confident in my future than I have in a very long time.” — Lisa
“Coaching with Laura was meant to be! I had never even heard of a coach. I had met Laura at a workshop, chatted a bit and when I took her business card I made sure I put it in my wallet so I would not lose it. That phone call was the best way to start 2014 which I vowed would be my year to get this divorce done. I had been separated for a few years and living in limbo. I was “stuck” in my life about how to handle my divorce and my life. I put off all the major decisions, living like a robot with the day to day routines; procrastination was my middle name. The tools Laura has taught me work and I am using them. My captain & crew are inside me now and it feels good to “talk” and “listen” to them. I sure do make them work hard. I have learned things about myself that have been dormant for years. I am excited about my new adventure in life! The word “Moxie” is awesome!” — Pat