Laura specializes in executive and leadership development, team and organizational effectiveness, and strategic alignment of organizations. She has a special interest in expanding the capacity of leaders to build thriving enterprises and high-performance teams and has worked to inspire and drive social change in the field and communities of Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Diego, Brazil, Argentina, and Australia, among others.
Laura enjoys a rare perspective, a result of serving in diverse leadership roles ranging from entrepreneur to roles in the executive office of a Fortune 500 company to the CEO of a multi-million-dollar organization to the COO of a $180MM national and a global non-profits operating in 50 countries.
She brings deep experience managing complex operations including emotionally charged, large-scale initiatives, which required the ability to work across government, non-profit, and for-profit sectors to achieve results. As a coach, Laura’s perspective is formed by a belief that each person has the ability to transform and awaken possibilities, moving them in the direction of massive yet focused action.
Laura is a frequent spokesperson including keynotes for organizations as wide-ranging as Deloitte to the Australian Institute of Animal Management. Awards include Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Tulane University, New Orleans City Business Woman of the Year; ASPCA Presidential Service Award; top Best Community/Environmental Activists; Top 10 Female Achievers, New Orleans Magazine, among others. In 2015, Laura was awarded a reflecting pool on the campus of the Louisiana SPCA for her commitment to leadership.
Laura holds an MBA degree from Tulane University and a B.S. in Secondary Science Education from West Virginia University and holds certifications from The Neuroscience Academy in how implement evidence-based neuroscience strategies in the workplace, and Georgetown University in Executive Coaching and Change Leadership. Laura is a certified administrator of The Leadership Circle 360 Assessment with advanced training in vertical development, entrepreneurship, mastermind group facilitation, and compassion fatigue. She is a member of Forbes Coaches Council and the International Coaching Federation, serves on the board of Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and a strategic advisor to the International Rhino Foundation.