Laura spent 25 years in the advertising industry leading Fortune 500 companies in out-of-the-box, ROI-driving marketing solutions for agencies like Leo Burnett, Havas and 360i. During her advertising career she also held a key role in talent development for a large multi-national agency, where she led the initiative to educate global leaders on the agency’s new business model.
Most recently, she led Learning and Development initiatives for the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), where she launched a transformational coach-led leadership program for mothers in the industry.
Laura coaches high-achieving professionals to reach their most ambitious career goals, while also giving them tools to live their best personal lives – creating the most well-rounded and happy professionals. She specializes in developing female leaders to reach for career heights they may not even realize they can achieve. Her combination of proven coaching methodologies, strategic questioning and critical thinking gives her the uncanny ability to uncover insights and partner with clients to create strategies that transform their careers.
Laura received her coach training at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Advertising (iPEC). A native of Tennessee, she has lived in New York and spent most of her career in Chicago, which she currently calls her home.
“Laura was able to help me clarify and focus on a common thread in the scenarios I shared with her. She then guided me towards defining and determining first steps towards shifting my perspective. It was like putting on glasses with the right prescription – finally!”
“Far from one-size-fits all career advice, Laura’s guidance was tailored to me and my individual needs. Our interaction left me feeling more in control of my professional life and optimistic about moving forward.”
“I came into my session with Laura feeling stuck and insecure in a volatile and uncertain environment. Laura listened to my story, heard my concerns, and with her guidance, I could start to see ways to challenge myself, expand my scope by leaving my comfort zone, and ultimately to increase my value to my team and my company.”
“Laura was able to help me articulate my issue, she understood it immediately, helped me identify blocks and solving it and helped me come up with language to think about moving forward. She is a great listener and problem-solver!”
“Having some coaching experience myself, I was shocked and impressed by how quickly Laura was able help me focus on what I wanted to accomplish during our time together!”
“In my first session with Laura, she helped me identify my long-term & short term goals, identify my fears and stumbling-blocks, and provided insight and tools to move forward.”
“Laura is a warm and engaging coach with a sharp intuitive sense for how to effectively move clients forward towards their goals.”
“From our first session, Laura immediately made me feel comfortable with opening up to her about my career roadblocks, without feeling judged, and has helped me come a long way in overcoming them.”