We had the good fortune of connecting with Laura Bashore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Laura, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I’m not afraid of failure. The best moves I’ve made for my life and career came from taking risks. I have an internal deal with myself which is if I’m presented with an opportunity, I go for it even when I don’t feel 100 percent prepared. When I was eight, I decided I wanted to move to San Diego, CA as an adult. At twenty, I was offered a part-time job in San Diego, so I packed one suitcase and moved. I’ve been in San Diego ever since – where I met my wonderful husband and am currently raising two beautiful boys. One example from my career was when I applied for a management position after being with the organization for only four months. I had no intention of getting the promotion but wanted to show my future intentions. Well, the person with 15+ years of experience was unable to accept the new role and I found myself promoted within four months!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I help business professionals level up and take control of their careers. Anew – a different, not typical way, refresh. When I work with a client, I’m not changing who they are, but how they communicate. I attribute my success to setting long-term goals and executing them through smaller objectives. Running my own business is the most rewarding and difficult career move I’ve made. But the best part is helping another professional find their voice, strength, and unique talent(s). I’ve learned that showing up and being present is better than perfection. I am authentic in my work and the advice I give to my clients.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I have an itinerary. We make sure to hit La Jolla – seals at the Child’s Pool, Mt. Soledad. Moonlight Beach in Encinitas is my favorite. We have young children so Legoland is a must. Any music, art, food festivals. And of course the Safari Park.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I am part of a great organization called TEAM Referral Network. My TEAM helps support my goals and helps me move towards success every day.