Without signing up for my email newsletter, you won’t be able to receive posts while I’m away on maternity leave starting next week or posts in the future when I’m back at the keyboard sharing all my new motherly wisdom (that happens, right?).
I wanted to let you know that this website will be getting migrated over to my main site, www.meganleatherman.com, and it’s scheduled to happen next Monday, 2/27.
Fear not – assuming everything goes as planned, you’ll still have access to all my past and future posts, and the domain you’re used to visiting (theintegratedworkplace.com) should also transfer, so you can keep that bookmarked if you’d like.
Here’s how things will work on the new site:
You’ll always be able to view the latest posts at meganleatherman.com/blog.
To subscribe and get the latest posts in your inbox once a week, you’ll want to sign up for my email newsletter if you’re not already. This is the medium I’ll be using for blog posts and updates going forward.
You’ll still be able to comment, like, and share posts just like you do now 🙂
Am I missing anything?
I don’t think so, but feel free to comment below or email me (megan(at)meganleatherman.com) if you have any questions! Thank you for engaging with my writing – I’ll see you soon over at meganleatherman.com!
I wanted to let you know that I’ll be taking some time away from writing between now and December 27th to do two things: 1) rest and enjoy the season, and 2) think about how to re-invigorate The Integrated Workplace.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been writing two blog posts per week for over a year now, and to be honest, I’m feeling a bit tired. I also wonder how you’re feeling and am thinking about how I can tweak the format, rhythm, and flow in a way that re-energizes things for all of us.
So, I will most definitely be back, I’m just not sure in what exact form 🙂 My guess is that I’ll mix the writing up with content in other mediums, but stay tuned!
If you’re feeling a little worn down in an area of your work, this is the perfect time of year to take some space from it so that you can see it in a new light. Once you give yourself permission to look at things anew and make them work for you, the gifts flow much more easily.
You *might* hear from me on the Winter Solstice if I’m feeling inspired, but otherwise, keep an eye out for a post from me on Tuesday, December 27th!
I’ll still be active in our Facebook community, A Wild New Work, and you’re welcome to join me there!
Take good care of yourselves in this dark time before the sun starts to return next week!
This is a special alert to let you know about a free question and answer session I’m doing *live* next week!
From 10 – 11 PST on Tuesday morning, I’ll be fielding any questions you have about your worklife!
Questions could range from the job search process to how you can create a career you love. You could ask about a gnarly situation you’re in at work, or about how to survive in a job you know is the wrong fit. Any and all work-related topics are welcome!
We’ll be meeting on my Facebook page, chattin’ it up and learning together for an hour. This will be more fun than refreshing your email at work while everyone just waits to leave for the Thanksgiving holiday, I promise.
Here’s all you have to do: just pick a social media outlet (or choose all three and triple your chances to win!) below and “like” the post! That will enter your name into the raffle, and I’ll choose the winner on Wednesday afternoon. Easy peasy!
I’m interested in the unresolved questions in your heart – questions about your path, your gifts, and what to do next.
So for the next 9 posts, from now until August 2nd (which, no coincidence, is a new moon), I’ll be asking questions. My hope is that you’ll make space for the answers inside of you – small spaces, twice a week, that feel juicy and clarifying and refreshingly honest.
I also hope you’ll share your answers with me and others in a private LinkedIn group I’ve created called A Wild New Work*. I’ll be sharing my own answers to each question there, and I’d love to read yours and discuss together the highs and lows of forging ahead in our worklives.
Today is a special day, y’all: it’s a full moon, the summer solstice, and it also happens to be the week when, two years ago, I started working for myself – totally unsure of where that path would lead me.
There’s a lot to celebrate, and in the spirit of abundance that these long summer days bring, I’m sharing some of the wealth with anyone who’s in need of some extra career support!
All day today (and just today), you can schedule a 45-minute career coaching session over the phone or Skype for $1, $10, $100 – whatever amount feels right to you!
The more that your gifts get shared with the world, the better, and on this celebratory day, I want to do what I can to help make that happen.
I work hard to create content, classes, and one on one sessions that are impactful and helpful to you – the people I’m here to serve! To make sure I’m headed in the right direction, I’m hoping you’ll give me some quick feedback today!
In return, I will be very, very grateful and I’ll send one raffle winner a $25 gift card to Powell’s, the “city of books” that’s based in beautiful Portland, Oregon! For you out of towners, don’t worry: their online store is gigantic, so you will not miss out.
This 7-question survey will probably only take you 5 minutes, and would help me a ton! It’s totally anonymous, so you can be candid! Please consider taking a minute to fill it out.
The raffle winner will be announced next Monday, April 11th, so keep your eyes peeled in case it’s you!
If surveys aren’t your thing but you have thoughts about what kinds of resources you need in your career, feel free to just email me at megan (at) meganleatherman (dot) com.
Not being on social media freed up some much-needed time for me to create curriculum and content that’s here to serve people like you: modern professionals who are ready to have worklives that are actually enriching*.
In Oregon, Spring has definitely sprung. Daffodils are blooming, the cherry blossoms are out to play, and once the thermometer hit 58 degrees, you know us Oregonians were out on the patio in shorts soaking up the sun, pasty legs and all.
Spring has spring in my business as well, and it’s a beautiful thing when we allow our own energies to sync up with what’s happening in Nature. I’m so excited to share what’s blossoming in my work with you!
First up: I’ve been working on an overhaul of my website. You may have known me as the founder of Integrated Consulting, which was a lovely and appropriate name for what I was seeking to do in my work last year, but lately it just stopped feeling right.
I felt awkward and inauthentic working behind a company name when it was really just me in my home office, usually in yoga pants and a messy bun. So, with the help of amazing folks like Katie Dwyer and Gregory Nolan, I’ve “reimagined” my website and am moving forward without any pretense – I’m just Megan Leatherman, and you can check out my new website, http://www.meganleatherman.com, to learn more about what I do and even schedule your first appointment!
Second to bloom: The Career Creator Series, starting on March 7th! I’ve teamed up with Andrea Gerson, an awesome resume writer and career counselor, to offer Portlanders a series of interactive, dynamic career workshops.
Our first three-session series is a deep dive into how to find the right career path for you – a career path that is the best and highest use of your unique strengths. This is the career workshop I needed back when I moved to Portland with no idea what I was doing with my life, and I know it will be powerful for you if you’re in a similar boat right now! Click here to learn more and enroll in the Career Creator Series.
Finally: I’m offering a Work Life Integration Class online on March 15th. This is a little treasure that I’ve been nurturing for a while now, and I can’t wait to dive in and walk folks through how to actually integrate work and life in a way that leaves them feeling energized instead of depleted.
I write a lot about work life integration on this blog, and I also train organizations on how to use it to support their employees. Now, I’m offering a 90-minute online class for anyone in the world who wants to learn how to practically integrate work and life. Attendees will walk away with a map of their current v. ideal integration mixes, practical tips for starting to integrate today, and lots of other tools for living a life with more ease and grace. You can click here to learn more and sign up for Work Life Integration: An introductory class!
So, those are some of the things I’ve been hard at work on this month. Everything I’ve been working on is designed to serve people like you, dear readers – modern professionals who are hungry for some soulful career revitalization.
If any of these offerings resonate with you, I hope you’ll sign up or share them with your community. As always, if there’s something else that you think would be helpful, I hope you’ll contact me and let me know.
*A quick update on my social media fast: it has definitely helped me renegotiate my relationship to sites like LinkedIn and Facebook, and now I view them as a valuable resource for connecting with others instead of a total bummer.