Laura is a communication and collaboration expert based in Seattle. Laura is known for her creative practicality and direct but empathetic style. She creates a welcoming and fun environment for clients to push themselves to be the best they can be. Every day, she lives her core value of “making others great” and loves seeing the immediate and dramatic impact communications training and coaching can have for her clients. Her clients include Microsoft Corporation, Russell Investments, Parametric, Gates Foundation, and leaders in the Seattle start-up community.
Laura spent 16 years at Microsoft Corporation in marketing, communications, and leadership development roles, including eight years coaching leaders. Her combined experiences have made Laura passionate about helping clients improve their communication to build executive presence and inspirational leadership skills.
Laura is also an advocate, public speaker and coach on work-life balance. She is the best-selling author ofThe Life Balance Playbook. Laura is a certified Professional CoActive Coach (CPCC) and holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a BA from Luther College. She spends her free time with her husband, two kids, and their ridiculously small dog.