NOW WHAT?® Success Stories
Here’s what people have to say about the NOW WHAT?® System:
“If this book delivers just 10% of the power of Laura’s coaching, it will be worth thousands of times the price.”
~ Mark Bryan, co-author of The Artist’s Way at Work ~
“I enjoyed reading Now What?. It is very well packaged, thought provoking and I actually devoured all the exercises in a very concentrated week! Your book was the icing on the cake after reading “What Color is Your Parachute”(Bolles), “What Should I Do With My Life?” (Bronson), “Self Matters” (McGraw), “Second Acts” (Pollan, Levine) and “Skinning the Cat” (Scott) as I try to get some clarity in regards to a career change. Your book not only pulled it all together, but now I am ready to take action.”
~ Dr. Eric Rick Lebowitz, Miami, Florida
“Thinking of making a big change in how you make a living — or how you live your life? Having trouble getting started? This wise, honest, and practical book can help you figure out what may be holding you back, and where to go from here. I’m recommending it to everyone I know. Great stuff!”
~ Anne Fisher, Fortune Magazine
“This is it—a turbo-charged, high-energy, stripped-to-the-core distillation of key insights and practices to truly move you forward. After reading Laura’s loving and potent guidance, you can’t help creating the life you yearn for.”
~ Jennifer Louden, Best selling author of Comfort Secrets for Busy Women and creator of www.comfortqueen.com
“Thank you for your book “90 days to a new life direction” (UK title). I bought it on a whim, and it’s been sitting on my bookshelf until recently, when, after a painful relationship break-up, and working in my less than successful consulting business, I worked through it (in less than 90 days!).
For years I’ve been trying to find out what I wanted to do when I grow up (I’m 43!), and what you said about “it’s not what you do, but who you are while you are doing it” really resonated with me. I have always had a talent for words and language (I’ve previously worked in communications, marketing and was an English teacher) and a passion for social justice – particularly regarding ethnic minorities. By working through your process, I found out that my Life Blueprint is to be the voice for the disempowered. I cried when I discovered this – I always knew it was a part of me, but now it is prominent.
In four weeks, I have found a great job as a Public Relations Manager in a school that prides itself on social justice, I am going back to study my Master of Arts in Communication Management, and I am working toward my goal of eventually working in PR or communications for an organization like World Vision or Amnesty International.
I recommend your book to anyone who will listen!”
~ Diane Lee, Australia
“We all need to plug into an energy source for our lives, and once you plug into Laura Berman Fortgang and Now What? you will be electrified and raring to go. Listen to what she has to say, and it will move you life to new heights. You will learn about yourself and give more in this world-something we could all stand to do right now.”
~ Iyanla Vanzant, spiritual life coach and author of In the Meantime and Everyday I Pray
“Finally, here’s a step-by-step blueprint for achieving your dreams by deadline! In just 90 days, Laura’s superb advice will lead you from lethargy to life. And the best part is that “Now What?” specifically shows you how to find your “what” NOW!”
~ Dr. Gilda Carle, relationship expert and author of Don’t Bet on the Prince!
“As you make your way from the ho-hum work you do now, to the rich and meaningful work you’ve always dreamed of doing “Now What” will become your invaluable companion. Packed with practical, no-nonsense exercises, wisdom, and real-life examples you will never again ask, “What do I do now?” Living our dream life is a path we walk and Laura Berman Fortgang will walk with us every step of the way. The book practically dares you NOT to change your life!”
~ Rev. August Gold Senior Minister, Sacred Center for Spiritual Living Author (of the children’s books of spirituality) Where Does God Live? and What Do I Call God?
“A gifted and inspirational career coach, Laura Berman Fortgang offers readers a step-by-step, effective 90-day plan for discovering and pursuing your true passions. After completing the exercises in this book, you will have the courage and tools to take the necessary risks to fulfill your goals for a happier, richer work and family life.”
~ From Patricia Cobe and Ellen H. Parlapiano, co-authors of Mompreneurs Online: Using the Internet to Build Work-at-Home Success (Perigee, 2001) and Mompreneurs: A Mother’s Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Work-at-Home Success (Perigee, 2002)
“It’s a miracle! I have not been able to answer these questions for 32 years and in just 90 days I figured it out!”
~ Crystal Bartlett
“I came to this hoping for clarity about my work only. I gained this and much more. I not only have clarity about new work, but my current work has been enriched. Where I didn’t see possibilities before, now I do. This was one of the best investments / actions I ever made for myself. Thank you!”
~ S. Scarpellino
“I never expected that finding a new career would be easy, but was a little surprised that it could be fun. I began to listen to my dreams and realize that many things are possible and that life is too short not to be giving the best that I have. The process has taken me down a path from which there is no turning back and has given me tools to keep moving forward in the direction I need.”
~ Donna Bradley
“This program has profoundly touched my life and changed it for the better.”
~ F. Smith
“I greatly enjoyed the luxury of deliberately focusing on myself rather than others in order to find the clarity to move forward in the best way for me.”
~ A. Marychurch
“I love how this program is extremely effective in presenting real, accessible life strategy. It’s provoking and action-oriented while being fun and insightful. Great stuff!”
~ Ken Abrams, MCC
“Thank you for helping me be the intuitive coach I was too scared to be.”
~ Aliya Ali-Afazl, London, England
“I got a new coaching client today who was one of the easiest sales I’ve ever made! She loved the Now What?™ program as I described it. I really think having a text and workbook add a lot to selling a coaching program. I foresee getting a full practice fast with our new coaching program!”
~ Meg Montford, Oregon
“Becoming a Now What?™ facilitator has transformed my coaching business!”
~ Roberta Taylor, Coach and Therapist
“Within 2 hours of our class today I have had a major happening! After learning from the fiction exercise how much I needed to “get out there” I get an email from a fellow Notre Dame Alumni who works for a Big-Five firm asking if I would be interested in doing resume critiques for their internal candidates! Even more amazing, I had him on my list of “action to take” to get to know him.
This process does work! This fiction exercise (Chapter 9) really connected me with my feelings and that seemed to put the energy in place for synchronicity to happen. Thanks for everything.”
~ Julianne S. Franke, MS, CCMC, CPRW
“I have been in the career development field for over twenty years. With the Now What? system, personally and professionally, it’s been about experiencing a new sense of “ease with the process” in helping people transform themselves, their beliefs, and their lives…..it doesn’t feel as much as a “struggle” as it used to. It feels like “magic” and it’s fun! Most of this has occurred by learning to focus on asking the right questions which are laid out in the Now What? program. The work has been so POWERFUL. The Now What? program has put these beliefs and values into an organized and well thought framework and methodology that I can coach clients to use. It was exactly what I, as an experienced Coach, was seeking for so long. The Now What? program contains the necessary building blocks of creating awareness, learning, shifting and transformation for clients. It’s what I‘ve been hearing clients crave for the past 14 years. Having this particular tool kit has been like “striking gold” for me as a Coach.
I also notice that my clients results seem sustainable after completing the Now What? program in a different kind of way than before..our experience and dialogue is more intimate because of the inside out approach we take. This is what I was seeking to do differently with my clients. I wanted to move away from a transactional state of processing issues, to a deeper place of satisfaction and fulfillment.and thats what my clients are achieving. My clients say its the gift that keeps on giving! I believe this is because my clients have told themselves the truth and got to the root of their dissatisfaction, rather than swatting at the same old symptoms.”
~ Nancy Friedberg, Senior Now What? Facilitator, Career and Executive Coach
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