I’m Laura: a high-achieving, feisty, unapologetic champion for women and their ability to rule the world.
MOST DAYS MY LIFE IS A BLUR OF ZOOM CALLS,TEXT MESSAGE PEP TALKS, AND ICED COFFEE.
Oh, and helping women all over the world step into their power and build their dream career and life – no big deal.
But my career hasn’t always been this fun.
I’ve always been ambitious – and knew from a young age that I wanted to lead, not follow. But I spent too many years in the workplace feeling frustrated, tired and confused. Why?
My ideas weren’t heard or appreciated because I wasn’t one of the ‘important decision makers’ yet
I was overlooked for opportunities to lead (nevermind that I never put my own hat into the ring!)
and the only career and personal development advice I received boiled down to “act more like a man.” Not exactly what this feminist wanted to hear.
I worked overtime, got amazing results, and was a team player who was 100% bought in to the mission. I was sure that if I kept my head down and worked hard, someone would notice me and give me a chance to lead in the way I knew I was capable of.
Spoiler alert – there was no champion in shining armor coming to rescue me from my self-imposed career purgatory.
And keeping my head down and letting my results speak for themselves? Turns out, that doesn’t work either.
I had a lot of questions, like:
Why didn’t those around me understand the value I brought to the table?
Why weren’t my ideas being taken seriously?
What did those other newly-promoted people have that I didn’t?
Do I really have to put in my time for 25+ years before I get a chance to do more?
I started to wonder if I just wasn’t meant to be exceptional.
If maybe that success and power I wanted was meant for someone else.
Wait, what? Nope. If no champion was going to ride in on a white horse and promote me to a sexy new job where I could help to develop and influence others – I realized I’d have to figure it out on my own (white horse optional, thankfully).
After years of feeling overlooked and under-appreciated, I took my career growth and personal development into my own hands. I decided that I’d become my own champion, and I refused to accept the idea that my growth was something that would only happen with the permission of someone else.
I realized I did not need to wait for a promotion to show up in the workplace and in life as a confident leader who knew what she stood for and how valuable she was. I tackled my impostor syndrome by identifying what made me uniquely valuable and embraced my personal power.
I made myself into the leader I wanted to be & started to lead and support others BEFORE being invited to the leadership table.
I’ll be honest – I didn’t set out to become an entrepreneur. In fact, I might still be at one of those companies I loved if I felt like I was being supported, poured into and given the personal and professional development I craved.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t given the resources and development I needed to show up as my best self at work, so I left – and made it my mission to make sure all women have access to the support I didn’t.
I help high achieving women intentionally align their thoughts, values and actions so they can show up powerfully for their teams and company, while building sustainable success for themselves.
Because I believe that creating a career and a life you love doesn’t have to feel like so much work.
Want to feel in control of your career success again?
LET’S TALK, SCHEDULE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY POWER UP CALL
Wanna see my credentials?
I LOVE A FACT-CHECKING WOMAN
Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Gender, Women and Sexualities Studies, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Laura has completed more than 125 hours of official coach training and has been reviewed and certified by the International Coach Federation.
Laura is certified as a:
Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, and is actively working toward her Master Coach certification (the highest certification for a professional coach). TLDR: She knows her shit.
Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner
EFT Tapping Practitioner
TIME Techniques Practitioner
Laura has completed 600+ hours of high level one on one coaching with clients over the past 4 years in addition to numerous in person events. Laura has spent the past 6 years doing professional public speaking to thousands of audience members, and creating massive growth within her own coaching business. She’s managed international teams and worked with top companies under immense pressure. These days, she is one of the most highly sought after coaches in Nashville and across the US, certified by and partnering with the International Coach Federation as a voice for millennial leaders.
In addition to her work with clients, Laura has become a respected thought leader on coaching as an industry. She’s been featured by Fast Company, Buzzfeed, Yellow Co., Entrepreneur, Thrive Global, Glassdoor, and Darling Magazine among others. She’s also partnered privately with brands such as Salesforce.org & others to create experiences & resources that support their women in their personal and professional development.