Hey there, I’m Lauren.
The brains behind CaPABLE and Beyond, founder of LaunchPoint Resume, Cerebral Palsy have-er, and constant chaser of the ‘good life’
My high-level low down:
I left Philadelphia to go to college in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina on a whim, ready to explore something new. My dream of being a crisis counselor was quickly shattered after learning my no-bullshit, straight forward style of counseling may not be best suited for those in crisis. Oops.
So, I reassessed and morphed my psychology degree into an academic advising, motivational psych, and special education realm helping fellow students outline an effective course of action for their college careers.
Fast forward 4 years later and I had quit a non-profit job, sales job, and marketing role in a fortune 500 company. Not-a-one of those positions made me happy. Even my family started doing happy hours without me and my obnoxious Debbie-downer attitude. Sound familiar?
So, I went back to what I know. I started LaunchPoint Resume in January of 2016, helping millennials and career-changers get the most out of their job search and land a position they felt jazzed about commuting to every morning! I was also planning this very blog platform you’re reading.
You see, I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP) at a very young age. And while my specific disability is mild in terms of the Cerebral Palsy spectrum, I’ve dealt with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows as a result. The invaluable lessons I’ve been forced to learn are some that most may never experience in a lifetime.
I am who I am because of my disability- someone strong, motivated, and CaPABLE.
I realized my inabilities produced capabilities that make up my unique VALUE and WORTH. And the lessons I’ve been forced to learn were useful when it came time to graduate college and enter the real world.
Where you come in:
This blog is your go-to resource for all things REAL life, career, and motivation — no frills attached. Save the cookie cutter advice and meaningless posts for another career blog. I know what it’s like to overcome adversity and turn it into something worthwhile. Comment, share, post, ask questions, and let your voice be heard.
We all have to start somewhere — a Launch Point specific to only ourselves. As you prepare for the take-off that sends you beyond your comfort zone, there are lessons you’ll want to take with you. Follow me on my journey, and forge your own path along the way.
– Lauren Hamer
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