Episode 31: Unlocking Joy with Lori Pine: From Corporate to Purpose-Driven Life

May 10, 2023

Lori Pine was a high-flying corporate executive with a promising career who risked it all to pursue something new. Little did she know, this calculated risk was the key to unlocking her true purpose and redefining what success and happiness mean to her. What will Lori’s new journey bring?

Lori Pine, affectionately known as the Joy CEO, has a remarkable background that extends over 25 years in the corporate world. Her experience working with global brands such as Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, and Campbell’s Soup Company allowed her to thrive under pressure as a vice president. However, Lori’s life took a turn during the pandemic when she decided to pursue her true purpose. She went on to become a certified Executive Coach in leadership and organizational performance at Rutgers University and now focuses on empowering women to find joy in their lives, ultimately creating a legacy of fulfillment. Lori’s journey of taking risks and embracing change will inspire the She’s Brave podcast audience as they seek purpose and joy in their lives.
This is Lori Pine’s story:
Lori Pine grew up in a small town in Maine, dreaming of working for big global enterprises. Eventually, she found herself deep in the corporate world, working tirelessly to climb the ladder. However, her son’s struggles during the pandemic and her demanding work schedule made her realize that something needed to change. It was a catalyst for Lori, who ultimately decided to leave her high-paying job to focus on her family. This risk-taking decision led her to discover her true purpose in life as she began to uncover the gifts she had buried beneath years of busyness and ambition.

In this episode, you will be able to:
Unearth the connection between passion and purpose for a fulfilling life. Master the art of balancing professional goals and family life. Discover how embracing risk-taking can lead to profound personal growth. Hone your intuition to receive guidance on your unique path. Cultivate authenticity and courage in order to flourish in life.
Discovering Your Purpose In life, understanding and embracing one’s purpose can lead to true fulfillment and happiness. Discovering one’s unique purpose takes time, and it’s important to recognize that it’s perfectly acceptable to not have a clear understanding of one’s purpose just yet. The path to discovering one’s purpose often involves engaging in a process of self-discovery and deep introspection, allowing space for reflection and personal growth.During the podcast episode, Lori Pine shared her personal experiences in finding her purpose. She explained that an important part of this journey was acknowledging that no test or outside individual could provide her with answers. Through patience, self-awareness, and reflection, she realized that she could find her purpose and refocus her energy on empowering others to do the same.

The resources mentioned in this episode are:
Reflect on your own life and identify areas where you may need more balance or joy. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or disconnected from your purpose, consider hiring a coach to help guide you. Spend time dreaming and exploring what you truly want for your life, beyond your current roles and responsibilities. Set aside dedicated time to listen to your intuition or engage in prayer, asking for guidance and clarity on your purpose. Be open to change and consider taking a break from your current role or career if it’s not aligned with your true purpose and joy. Focus on your relationships and prioritize quality time with your family and loved ones. Explore opportunities for personal growth, such as pursuing a certification or further education in an area of interest. Find ways to empower and support other women in their own journeys of self-discovery and personal growth. Create a legacy of fulfillment by actively pursuing your passions and purpose. Embrace your own brave journey and share your experiences to inspire and uplift others.

Lori is an executive life coach for professional women over 40 who feel stuck and empty, despite all their accomplishments. Through her signature Joy Revolution framework, she helps them rediscover their purpose and passion, so they can infuse more joy in all facets of their life.

While Lori provides highly customized, 1:1 coaching, a common theme she speaks on is pivoting – navigating life’s unexpected moments with resilience.

In 2021, Lori navigated her own major pivot by leaving the corporate world (which she’d been in for 25 years) to start her own business as The Joy CEO.

While in corporate, Lori was a Customer Vice President of Sales and presented within all levels of the organization: C-Suite to Field Level.

Today, she is a sought-after speaker who engages her audiences with relatable stories, expert advice, and a healthy dose of humor to keep things fun.

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