“I highly recommend Lawrence as a career coach. Lawrence inspires excellence through a thoughtful goal setting process and a systematic approach to accomplishing those goals. Lawrence is extremely personable and trustworthy, and has an in depth, multidisciplinary knowledge of what works in moving professionals forward in their careers. It has been a pleasure working with Lawrence this year, and I am very satisfied with the coaching and results.”

--Deputy Attorney General
Illinois Attorney General Office

Individuals

Transitional moments in your career are opportunities to discover new strengths and skills, renewed passions, and enhanced values. It's a chance to continue your career evolution. Springboard acts as your thought partner and sounding board during these defining periods, ensuring you take the time to explore every possibility–including those you may never considered before–and find the opportunity that fits your true potential.

We believe that career transitions require time and reflection, and that collaboration is integral to the process. We believe in the value of open exploration and creative thinking that lead to moments of true insight. We listen deeply, engage fully, and then guide you in building a practical, effective plan of action.

Looking for a new career path? Whether you are currently employed or unemployed, Springboard can help you fully explore your options and progress to the next level.

For mid-career professionals, the opportunity to re-examine options can lead to a powerful reinvention. Our career coaching services lead you through a three-step process:

  • Exploration: Through coaching, we explore your skills, aptitudes and experience that point to your strengths and distinction. Together, we uncover market opportunities that align with your career direction and cultural, organizational "sweet spot."
  • Planning. Once we have identified your desired career destination, we create a set of objectives and goals, breaking them into achievable milestones. These goals may include things like skills upgrades, leadership and communications development as well as a creative approach to strategic networking.
  • Execution. Follow-through is the most critical element in the success of your transition. Springboard will be there to help you map out a course of action, ensure accountability, and navigate obstacles to success.

Starting a new job? If you have just started in a new position at a senior level, Springboard's onboarding services will help you be strategic and purposeful in finding opportunities to assume leadership and make a stronger positive impact earlier in your new role.

The first 90 days on the job are critical, and making a respected contribution within this time period is a key component to establishing credibility. Springboard places an emphasis on helping clients adapt to their new role and recognize that they may need to develop new strategies and approaches to management in order to succeed in a new role. Based on our proprietary POISE model (Prepare, Orient, Integrate, Strategize and Excel), our onboarding services take you through those first crucial months, with ongoing check-ins throughout the year.

We focus on four essential areas most important to you in your new role:

  • Assimilating into company culture
  • Establishing connections across the organization
  • Aligning your objectives with the needs of the company
  • Helping you effectively navigate your new environment to fulfill your function

We welcome your questions about Springboard's services for individuals. Please contact us for more information.

“I REALLY appreciate the support you provided in our coaching sessions. You were positive and affirming and really understood my desire to stay on my unconventional career path. Thanks for helping me hold onto the possibility of doing work aligned with my purpose.”

--Dexanne Card
Executive Director,
New Momentum for
Human Unity

"I am writing to thank you for all of the help you have provided me in the past year.  With your coaching, I have increased my revenue by over 75% in one year!  You helped me to hone in on my ideal client, and to develop a message that specifically addresses what I can do for that client.  You worked with me through the development of a new website, providing practical and thoughtful comments throughout the process.  Most of all, you gave me the tools to become more confident in my work, by taking inventory of my strengths and past accomplishments.  It has been a pleasure working with you every step of the way!  You are patient and kind, very professional, and have a passion for what you do.  Thanks, Lawrence. I'm glad I met you, and I hope to work with you again in the future."

--Private Practice Therapist
Chicago, IL