Now What?

Managing Transition without Falling into a Pit of Despair
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2013 English

Course Description

The only constant in life is change. When we lose or leave our jobs, a relationship ends, our health suffers, or other major life change occurs, we often enter a period of darkness and pain. In times of transition, we are like hermit crabs: having kicked off our shells that are too small, now taking those vulnerable steps toward a new home that is ultimately bigger and better for us. This seminar will inspire you to take the leap toward that bigger shell and to maintain faith and focus until you get there.


  • Laurie presents key tips and strategies to effectively navigate the eight stages of transition.

NOTE: This seminar is the 2nd of 6 in Laurie Gardner's Courageous U series, "Big Shell or Bust: Making and Managing Change." Enroll in each seminar separately or enjoy the whole series.

Also note that this seminar was originally offered as a live teleseminar. Udemy participants who have questions should type them on Udemy rather than following the instructions for phone Q & A.

What people are saying about "Now What?":

“Laurie’s seminars are clear, fluid, positive, and authentic. Thank you!”   - Michelle C., Boston, MA

“Laurie’s enthusiasm and insights make it all seem possible!”   - Shelley H., Mill Valley, CA

What are the requirements?

  • None

What am I going to get from this course?

  • This workshop is designed specifically for those who are making or managing change in their lives. In this workshop, specific tips and strategies will be offered to successfully navigate the 8 discrete stages of transition. Participants will learn practical, doable tools to make the most of their transition, including shifting to a positive mind frame and taking active steps to create an even better situation than before.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who would like to make a change in their work, relationships, health, or where they live.
  • Those who are currently in transition.

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Section 1: Introduction
Seminar agenda and overview of managing change and the 8 stages of transition.
Section 2: Accepting Change
Strategies for accepting and welcoming change, and the common transitions we all face.
Section 3: The 8 Stages of Transition (Stages 1-3)
Scenarios and strategies for the first 3 stages of transition:
  • Stage 1: Shock
  • Stage 2: Recovery and regrouping
  • Stage 3: Moving on
Section 4: The 8 Stages of Transition (Stages 4-6)
Scenarios and strategies for the next 3 stages of transition:
  • Stage 4: Why am I still here?
  • Stage 5: Darkness and pain
  • Stage 6: Pit of Despair
Section 5: The 8 Stages of Transition (Stages 7-8)
Scenarios and strategies for the last 2 stages of transition:
  • Stage 7: Climbing back out of the pit
  • Stage 8: You've arrived!
Section 6: Recap, wrap-up, next steps
Review of key lessons and additional resources

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Instructor Biography

Laurie Gardner, The "Get Real" Guru

Laurie Gardner, The “Get Real” Guru, is a Harvard-educated Jersey girl turned gypsy pioneer with a shot of compassionate moxie. A 20-year author-expert in personal development and leadership, Laurie is known for her quick wit, warmth, and laser-like insight. A transformational trailblazer, Laurie traveled to 50 countries and 40 states by the time she was 33 and speaks five languages. She spent 15 years spearheading an international public school reform movement and is a master practitioner in body/mind/spirit wellness, including intuitive coaching and energy reading.

While fasting in the desert on a vision quest, Laurie discovered her true purpose in life: be an inspirational catalyst to help others to shine. She passionately believes that everyone deserves to have a fun, abundant, meaningful life, at whatever age they choose to start. Laurie received degrees in comparative world religions, psychology, and education from Harvard University, where she also taught quantum physics.

For more about Laurie's teaching, writing, and coaching, please visit her website at

“Laurie's teaching is a breath of fresh air in a very polluted field. Her integrity and professionalism and commitment to excellence is helping thousands to live a better life. Thanks for all you do!”

- Ron E., business coach, West Chester, PA

“Laurie’s seminars are a must hear…What Laurie has to share blows away most of the ‘inspirational speakers’ I have heard.”

- Ingrid S., marketing professional, San Francisco

“Laurie is empathetic, fresh and fun. I feel healthier already!”

- Judith K., Berkeley, CA

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