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Want to learn more about how gratitude can help you

“have it all”?

Want to learn more about how gratitude can help you

“have it all”?

I’M LAUREN

As a kid, I always hated injustice and it was at that young age, I decided to become a lawyer. I achieved my dream and now have more than 15 years of experience as general counsel for a number of organizations. In addition, I have served as president of many companies including, Riverdeep, Metatomix, and Ecopy. Recently, I was named vice president, data protection officer, and general counsel at Workhuman. Since my graduation from law school, I have sculpted a path for life which included balancing my work demands, and raising my three children as a single mother.

Through it all the principle of gratitude kept me going.

 

Despite the challenges, the pain, and sometimes the grief, I was driven to live each day acknowledging the good things in life, and not allowing negativity to ruin my daily life. I realized gratitude was essential for my success and that it can be a gift for others who are trying to live a full life.

Making the term

“having-it-all”

possible.

lauren zajac

The lawyer

Currently, I am the Chief Legal Officer/Data Protection Officer at Workhuman, a business whose mission is to help companies create corporate cultures driven by gratitude. I manage all Workhuman’s legal needs, participate as a member of its executive team, and support Innovation Women, with the goal to achieve true gender equality at professional events. Before joining Workhuman in 2009, I ran my own practice helping small businesses and start-ups as well as establishing and maintaining a worldwide intellectual property portfolio (including seven patents). I’ve also helped an Irish company achieve 18 acquisitions over two years along with publicly trading a $120M global developer provider of educational software for K-12 grade levels.

As I look into the next stage of my life, I am aware it’s not easy trying to have it all – even though it is possible. To have a successful career, be a great mother, and have a strong family life requires a daily commitment full of joy, happiness, and knowing how to successfully address stress, sadness, and anxiety.

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If your question hasn’t been answered here or you simply want to connect with me, please email  maya@ascendantgroupbranding.com and I will respond as soon as possible.

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5 days ago

Lauren Zajac

It is no longer 1950. Women in the workplace don’t have to act like it is. It is okay to call BS when you see it. You don’t have to be a doormat or the ‘yes woman’ and you don’t have to be afraid to be the voice of dissention. ... See MoreSee Less

It is no longer 1950. Women in the workplace don’t have to act like it is. It is okay to call BS when you see it. You don’t have to be a doormat or the ‘yes woman’ and you don’t have to be afraid to be the voice of dissention.

2 weeks ago

Lauren Zajac

I am a divorced, single parent of three children and can attest that life has never been easy. I believe women need to stop trying to make it look easy! Admitting the defeats, the bad days, and the mistakes are part of what gives all humans inner strength. ... See MoreSee Less

I am a divorced, single parent of three children and can attest that life has never been easy. I believe women need to stop trying to make it look easy! Admitting the defeats, the bad days, and the mistakes are part of what gives all humans inner strength.

2 weeks ago

Lauren Zajac

By allowing myself to accept the defeats and celebrate the daily victories, I have found an authenticity I never had. It has brought me a wonderful contentment I never had before. It can for you too. ... See MoreSee Less

By allowing myself to accept the defeats and celebrate the daily victories, I have found an authenticity I never had. It has brought me a wonderful contentment I never had before. It can for you too.

4 weeks ago

Lauren Zajac

Balance is key to finding happiness and contentment in various aspects of our lives including work, parenting, friendships, and yes, life partners. But I’m not saying it’s easy, especially for career women. ... See MoreSee Less

Balance is key to finding happiness and contentment in various aspects of our lives including work, parenting, friendships, and yes, life partners. But I’m not saying it’s easy, especially for career women.

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My middle bubble would say sobriety tho and I don't see anything about God in there🤷‍♀️

Very well said !

1 month ago

Lauren Zajac

Without authenticity, there can be no honesty and no true growth. If women are continually wrapped up in being someone they are not, someone they can never be, they will never truly succeed and never find balance and contentment in their lives. ... See MoreSee Less

Without authenticity, there can be no honesty and no true growth. If women are continually wrapped up in being someone they are not, someone they can never be, they will never truly succeed and never find balance and contentment in their lives.

1 month ago

Lauren Zajac

We need to be authentic and own who we are. Own the fact that our lives are not perfect and stop pretending to be someone we are not. If we are constantly striving to be the person those around us think we should be then we will never truly be happy. ... See MoreSee Less

We need to be authentic and own who we are. Own the fact that our lives are not perfect and stop pretending to be someone we are not. If we are constantly striving to be the person those around us think we should be then we will never truly be happy.

2 months ago

Lauren Zajac

As we make our way through this uncertain time, it remains clear to me that practicing gratitude is the only way forward. The gratitude that I think most are feeling is for our community – it is in times like this that the best versions of ourselves can shine. ... See MoreSee Less

As we make our way through this uncertain time, it remains clear to me that practicing gratitude is the only way forward. The gratitude that I think most are feeling is for our community – it is in times like this that the best versions of ourselves can shine.

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