38. A Brief Break Confirmed Her Career Choice
Texture and precision are her passion, hair is her outlet, barbering is her profession, education is her gift. Laura VanderMoere started her career behind the chair and worked her way to become the Director of Education, Professional Division North America for the world’s leading manufacturer of clippers, Wahl Clipper Corporation.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
Enjoying her love for the creative, hands-on part of her work deepened her sense of using her talent. Relationships with people and being able to make them feel better about themselves and their hair than they did when they came in gave her instant gratification. “I felt I was creating.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Briefly leaving the field for a stint as an events coordinator at a golf club—a sport and a job she loved—she realized anew that “hair is in my blood.” She returned to the field with a fresh perspective, deeply knowing that she didn’t “just do hair.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
Have faith in your own judgment. Know it’s okay not to be what everyone expects. One of the biggest challenges is to become comfortable in your own skin. “Today my sense of self-worth is determined by how I feel about what I do and who I am. The money has followed.“
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