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The Hivery's What's Next: A Four-Week Workshop Series

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Explore positive change in your life! Whether you want to go back to work, back to school, start a business, or volunteer in a personally meaningful way, The Hivery’s What's Next workshop will help you to identify possibilities that match who you are, what you are naturally good at, and what excites you.

This four-week workshop series is especially beneficial for women who crave being part of a supportive group of like-minded women that encourage ideas, next steps and action.

Individually and as a group, you will:

  • Learn how to recognize patterns that hold you back and identify threads that point to your purposeful work

  • Create new habits that support change

  • Get unstuck and motivated to get moving again

  • Deepen your understanding of who you are and what makes you tick

Course coaches, Laura Riordan, Ph.D. and Linda Lesem, M.S., use their extensive experience in coaching, psychology, and career counseling to guide participants.  All What’s Next participants will receive a What’s Next Toolkit chock-full of practical actions to support healthy change. 


You don’t need to know what you’s perfectly okay if you don’t. Our only expectation is that you show up fully and that you are ready and willing to explore positive change in your life!

Interested in learning more before signing up?

Join The Hivery's What's Next course coaches Laura Riordan, Ph.D. and Linda Lesem, M.S. for a free information session on Friday, September 7 from 10:00-11:00am to learn more about this session. Get all of your questions answered in a jam packed hour! 



First, you will need to understand why you are stuck. We will explain the myriad of environmental blocks, cultural themes and brain biases that keep you from moving forward. You will find out how to change your mindset, let go of expectations and clear away roadblocks.


We begin with introductions, intentions and a variety of self-assessment explorations including the Myers Briggs (a Personality Typology Inventory).  Additionally, we will explore Interests through the Holland Code, Character Strengths, Skills, Values and a variety of creative exercises that will help you to brainstorm possibilities that are complementary to your true nature.


We work together to intentionally create space for What’s Next by identifying what works and what no longer serves you.  You will life-design both your physical environment and relationships, to support your new chapter. This is a key component to organizing your life to get “unstuck” and make actual change.  We will guide you towards identifying the intersection of your core values, interests, strengths and skills.  This is the intersection where “good fit” possibilities reside.   


We create actions and accountability around "trying things on."  Your Hivery What’s Next group will be there to help you investigate, network and find out if new action paths are a match with who you are and what you want to do. Finally, we give you practical tools and a variety of Positive Psychology techniques to create your own custom recipe for change.


Fridays, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm at The Hivery

Meeting dates: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12

$625*  for Members and $695* for Non-Members.  

Deluxe package with individual coaching available! $925* for Members and $995* for Non-Members, and includes two coaching sessions with Laura or Linda.  
*Includes program materials fee.

All are welcome! Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

This program typically sells out, so advance online registration is required.

Refund Policy
We know that life happens and things change. We will gladly offer you a full refund for a workshop or event when requested via email to at least seven days prior to the event. Please note that no refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of a workshop or event.

What’s Next Facilitators: Linda Lesem, M.S., and Laura Riordan, Ph.D. 

Linda Lesem, M.S. is a trained therapist, career counselor and life coach, specializing in Positive Psychology, (the Science of Happiness). She works individually with clients in her own practice, and also facilitates groups for clients, who are yearning to create positive change in their lives! Linda created Moms In Transition, a workshop for Moms who are ready to take their next step, and are asking themselves…"What is next for me?"  This is a great way for a small group of women to be together, as they "get back in touch with who they are", and "what they want" and then start the process of creating a plan for themselves, whether that be re-entering the paid working world, going back to school or volunteering in personally meaningful ways. Learn more about Linda here

Laura Riordan, Ph.D. is a holistic life coach who helps her clients find balance and meaningful success. With a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and 20 years in the mind and body wellness industry, she brings wisdom, clarity and swiftness to her coaching practice. Laura began her career as the head of client services for retreat style resorts and spas, helping people center and refocus themselves while escaping the daily challenges of modern life. While overseeing spa programs and working as a massage therapist, she discovered that retreats were great at providing short-term relief, but they could not offer the kind of long-standing change that so many people needed.

Laura’s coaching practice evolved from the understanding that people need a guide to help identify their meaningful work, ground aha moments and give accountability and infrastructure to make lasting changes. Laura leverages her Ph.D. to help her clients find bigger versions of themselves and her strategic and practical skills to create a road map to get there. Learn more about Laura here.


"I want to thank you both again for the last four wonderful weeks of "What's Next?" The class exceeded all my expectations and was truly insightful. I appreciate your thoughtful approach and stimulating content. It is such a pleasure to have discovered The Hivery and to have spent time with inspiring, courageous women in class this past month...I did not want the class to end!"

-Sheryl Ott

"I don't have words to describe how valuable I found today's session to be, and how excited I am for the 3 remaining sessions we have. Over the 25 years I've been in the working world, I have worked with a number of career coaches, attended multiple workshops, and purchased countless career books (I just dusted off "Do What You Are" and "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" from my bookshelf). Today's session produced more "aha" moments for me than any I can remember from years past, and we are just at the beginning."


"I met a friend for lunch who asked me about the workshop and I was happy to tell her the two top take-aways for me were: (1) understanding all the aspects of my life and how they fit together (2) how to structure my schedule in a way that compartmentalizes all the pieces. SO MUCH BETTER."

-Monique Johnson

"While I know I have the knowledge, the courage and the intelligence it is all still quite a scary process... I am putting my best foot forward and filing my life with lots of positive support and encouragement. I am so thankful to have found the combination of the two of you to help me along this path!"

-Karen Polite Sullivan

"Participating in What's Next has provided me with an important opportunity to re-visit self inventory work I completed previously, and then to use that work to take significant, concrete steps towards breathing life into my teen coaching practice. I loved learning from Laura and Linda, as well as from the other participants. Through the five weeks of the workshop, I received a number of helpful suggestions which will help tremendously as I move forward. And finally, participating in What's Next gave me space to formulate important questions and explore solutions."

-Jennifer Labovich

"This class was lead by very professional, excellent life coaches! The group of women were supportive, loving and kind, so much so, that it allowed all of us to open our hearts and feel safe asking for help and supporting each other. I loved all the honesty and beautiful stories we shared and the friendships made...hopefully for a long time!"

-Suzanne Roth-Paul

"I was stuck thinking that earning money for my work was going to be difficult after years of volunteer work. This workshop has been extremely helpful in learning more about myself, my interests and possible directions I can take. Now I am networking and feel optimistic and re-charged. Thank you Laura and Linda!"

-Alessandra Gallo