Laura has extensive experience helping individuals and organizations reach their full potential. Not only is she highly skilled in professional coaching, she is a master at helping groups of diverse executives achieve synergy of purpose. Her successful background as a senior leader in world-class organizations, coupled with her knowledge of all aspects of business management, make her a competitive advantage to any organization facing challenges in reaching new levels of success. Best of all, Laura's humor and compassion make her a joy to work with.
Laura worked with me when I was making a shift from being a self-employed author back into the corporate world. She is an exquisite listener who helps you quickly get to the crux of what your goals are and how you're going to get there. She truly helped me identify some old patterns that were holding me back and helped me navigate my way forward. She led me to many an ``aha`` moment during our coaching sessions. What a tremendous communicator.
It was Laura’s compassion, integrity and curiosity that helped me answer my own questions and opened me to the true possibilities of my life. And, it was her business acumen and practical suggestions that helped me focus my next steps and build a stable platform on which to land. I wouldn’t be in the exciting and full place that I am without Laura’s invaluable expertise.
For years Laura has been listening, as a marketing executive and now as an executive coach and facilitator. You can count on her emotional intelligence and on her solid understanding of what works both with business and with talented people.
I want to thank you for showing me enthusiasm. When I first saw you present you were energetic and enthusiastic and I loved that about your presence. When we started meeting and you showed the same enthusiasm about me, it made me feel special and boosted my confidence. Through some great design of the universe we met at a time when I really needed someone to help me find my energy and drive. Thank you for helping me rewrite a new future.
Laura is one of the best coaches and managers I’ve ever had. She is one of those leaders who can be tough as nails on your behalf, if the situation calls for it. Yet in her one-on-one and team interactions, she is warm, empathetic, charismatic and always in the mode of coaching people and helping them to find solutions rather than dictating or deferring. I highly recommend Laura for both organizations and individuals looking for a leader or coach who will help them establish a clear vision for their future, and a concrete plan to achieve it.
Laura was a huge advocate for innovation and culture change and was a creative co-conspirator for our efforts to scale and amplify across Microsoft through her team. She is a creative and thoughtful leader, not afraid to shy away from a big challenge! She is talented, super hardworking and above all a joy to collaborate with.
When coaching a professional to be their best, Laura engages with the right balance of inspiration, empathy, and challenge. When I worked for Laura I always felt that she was my number one cheerleader and that she took time to understand my obstacles. She was also swift to challenge me to move through obstacles and to build momentum. In several situations Laura really helped me figure out how to get out of my own way. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a coach to help them with their individual or organizational next steps.
One of the first things you’ll notice about Laura is her warmth and genuine interest in people. She cares deeply for those around her and is a passionate and effective leader. She is a natural coach -- compassionate, honest and funny. Combining her extensive business and leadership experience, education and training, and her love of connecting with people and helping them succeed, I highly recommend her as an executive coach.