On a recent episode of Business Innovators Radio with Brian Ainsley Horn, Laurel Rutledge, a career transformation expert, shared her advice on how professionals can get the most out of their lives and careers.
Most people live in fear of, “I’m tired, what’s next?” In this interview, Laurel describes the moment she stopped “shoulding” on herself and stepped into a role that was inherently a nudge from above.
Rutledge’s human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women’s leadership coach. Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you.
Rutledge said, “Nothing is black and white. There are always shades of gray. Yes. And you get to pick your shade of gray for that day. And so the whole purpose of The Rutledge Perspective is to truly give you a different perspective about something you may be experiencing that may just take the temperature down a little bit, get you out of that rut, or off of that hamster wheel or talk you back off that ledge”.
After receiving her MBA, Laurel Rutledge moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice — she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work.
After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers.
From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Rutledge has seen more sides of the business world than most. She’s achieved technical mastery of HR, with a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that must be followed.
She’s also a people person, perceptive and outgoing, with a sixth sense for helping others to see the difference between what they want and what they need. The culmination of this is in her personal philosophy: “lead with your heart, act with your head.”
The interview concluded with Rutledge saying “For her clients, it’s not about necessarily leaving their job or career. It could just be a pivot within the organization that says when a role is not like they thought it would be. Possibly someone that was promoted into a management role, but realized they don’t like running teams. So, they know they need to take a step back to a place where they thrive.”.
To listen to the full interview on Business Innovators Radio, visit https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/laurel-rutledge-career-transformation-expert-on-helping-professional-getting-the-most-out-of-their-lives-and-careers/
To learn more about Laurel Rutledge, please visit https://laurelrutledge.com/.
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