I’m Thommi Lawson and I help people fall in love with Mondays again.
Your career is not just about the work you do, but also the life you lead. Career issues often become personal emotional issues, resulting in family issues and then career issues again. Since the line between professional and personal is an increasingly blurry one, it can be hard to figure out for yourself where changes need to be made.
Talking with an experienced counselor in a safe, supportive setting can help you sort out what is important to you, in both your work life and in “real life.” You may be surprised at what really motivates you, once you take the time to address it.
I specialize in Career Counseling for mid-to-senior level executives and their loved ones.
I've been where you are.
With over 20 years working in Corporate America—ten of them in the wrong fields for me—I am keenly aware of the pressures caused by demands upon your time, impossible deadlines, travel aggravations, and—let's be honest—bosses who are jerks.
Starting out with a degree in Accounting, I worked in that field until I completed my MBA in Information Technology. I was really good at my work and was well-compensated as I moved into high-level positions. But there was always a nagging feeling that I was not where I belonged. And happiness eluded me.
But the paychecks were sweet.
A series of fortunate events required me to help my employer in the Human Resources area, and I suddenly felt excited about work. I discovered that I was both passionate and effective in the HR function. Employees even came to talk to me about non-work related issues.
And things seemed better in my personal life, too!
When the Great Recession forced downsizing in my company, I was finally free to pursue what I was created to do: help individuals uncover THEIR purpose and discover THEIR truth. I became certified as a Career Coach while earning my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health at Mercer University.
Thommi Odom Lawson, MBA, MS, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, PHR, PMP
I did not list all of my "credentials" to impress or intimidate anyone. I'm still Thommi who likes running half-marathons, "glamping," and riding along as my favorite husband competes in his bass fishing tournaments.
My short-term, solution-focused therapy incorporates career and mental health counseling.
My real-life experience as a successful corporate manager has enriched my perspective and informed my studies and research.
I work with people who are ready to move from overwhelmed to overjoyed. Together we will explore emotions and feelings and their impact on your life. I can teach you coping mechanisms so you can enjoy your work. We will establish a plan to cultivate personal and professional growth.
I meet individuals and couples in my office in Columbia, SC as well as “virtually” online or via telephone.
Of course, I’d love to sit down with you in person for coffee and conversation … but with corporate life, travel, and traffic, that is not always possible. So, I have HIPAA-compliant ways to meet you electronically wherever and whenever it suits your schedule.