Laura brings more than 20 years of professional services experience to her coaching work. She works with individuals and organizations to define and achieve tangible, impactful change. She serves her clients with a combination of practical business perspective, an appreciation of the challenges of change and an unwavering regard for her clients. Before becoming an executive coach and leadership consultant, Laura was the Vice President, Professional Development at Spencer Stuart. While there, she led global initiatives focused on personal effectiveness, including executive presence, leadership skills, effective conversations and productivity. Earlier in her career, Laura spent six years with Katzenbach Partners (now Booz & Co.), three years as a management consultant focused on working with clients to realize their strategic goals through shifts in their organizational capabilities, and three years as a principal of the firm building its global executive coaching subsidiary (now Goodstone Partners).
Laura’s early management consulting career spanned nine years with Gemini Consulting, Scient Corporation, and American Management Systems. Laura has deep expertise in strategy implementation, capability building and leadership development. She has served a diverse set of clients and has experience working in 30 different countries. Laura holds an M.B.A. from UCLA, and a B.A. with distinction in economics and international relations from Cornell University. Additionally, she has studied at Université de Genève, Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales, and HEC/ISA. She is a certified executive coach from the Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara, is qualified to administrator Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessments, and speaks French.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
“My coaching goals were to be able to listen better and build relationships with my peers. Laura helped me break down those big goals into smaller ones that were easier for me to see and work on. I found her approach of “showing the way to the solution” rather than “showing the solution” to improve my own way of finding ways to work with people. This is not only created an impact on me personally, but also allowed me to better perform in my company.” — VP, Information Services Company
“Laura was instrumental in helping me find my voice and not be afraid to ask for what I want. She shared with me something that I wrote down and still keep on my desk about reflection before communication; it continues to help me to this day. I appreciate our time together and am grateful to my company for allowing me to explore my best self. I received a promotion 8 months after we completed our work.” — Senior Director, F500 Pharmaceutical Company