Hi, I’m Lenore Kantor, a transformational coach committed to helping high achievers find heart-driven success by being RAW – reimagining their authentic work by uncovering their gifts and stepping into their power.
I was a hard-driving results-oriented corporate executive who got sh*t done. My tough exterior belied a soft, caring and deeply sensitive interior. While I appeared to be a natural leader at work, my skills were hard won over time as I learned how to say what needed to be said in ways that could be heard. Speaking my real truth – to myself and others – got me into trouble. After being penalized countless times for my honesty and directness, I learned to hold back my truth to fit in, get along and get ahead. Moving up the corporate ranks, just like maintaining peace in my family, required following the rules and playing the game. Non-conformity, creativity or independence weren’t valued or validated.
After 20 years of climbing the corporate ladder, doing battle and achieving all the trappings of success on the outside, my insides rebelled. I could not keep ignoring my internal clues, staying in relationships and jobs that weren’t right for me. The pursuit of appearances – the title, compensation, corner office, prestigious companies, the right partner on paper – ultimately felt shallow. When I ended up on the bathroom floor of my corporate office, my body’s wisdom could not be denied. I realized it was time for a professional and personal change because my spirit was calling out for something more meaningful.