A big “thank you” to all that have actively participated in the discussion on the newest post, Learning Success from Rejection. I always enjoy the fruitful conversation that comes from these posts on LinkedIn and Facebook. If you don’t follow us on Twitter, that’s an easy way to get updated as well.
Here in Minneapolis the sun is shining and Spring finally feels like it has arrived! This means that when I’m not in my office or consulting with clients, I will hopefully be reading a book on my back patio (with my dogs, of course), grilling, waddling around the lakes or swimming at the gym (a pregnant woman’s life saver!) I hope you get a chance to get out and enjoy the weather as well.
Maureen Laufenberg, MA, LPC Mental health & Business Consultant
I’m a millennial female entrepreneur who set out on my own in the hopes of something better. In addition to being a mental health and career counselor (and private practice owner), I do freelance consulting with businesses around their organizational development, marketing, training materials, etc. I speak to audiences about personal and professional wellness, strategic communications and business growth. I facilitate groups in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area, serve on the Minnesota Career Development Board and blog about all that I feel inspired (or frustrated) by both here and for the MN Women’s Consortium.
As I came upon an anniversary of my business launch, I sat in my office and reflected upon the many facets of this work. It hit me that though few of my friends could resonate with this experience, there were entrepreneurs all over the map that could!
This is a space for entrepreneurs and other business leaders to reflect on the past, present and future of their business practices, personal wellness and interpersonal relationships.
What’s With the Name?
I want to honor that fresh and invigorating feeling of trying something new! An entrepreneur in their first year, in my mind, embodies the whole experience of business growth: freshness, vitality, engagement, enthusiasm, hope, creativity, and hard-work. I also think of fear, anxiety, concern, long hours, ruminating, struggling, uncertainty.
Some people may think that this is a dichotomous list of good and bad things. I’d argue that they’re both great, as they inform our personal and professional practices!
Hope you enjoy it! Contact me any time to give feedback or if you’d like to contribute a post! It’s awesome to have a variety of voices chiming in.