A life long learner with a drive to get things done, Laura has spent her career in professional services working with a variety of clients, sometimes learning about things she’d never expected, in places she never thought she’d find herself! The hallmark of Laura’s work is solving problems in a way that is practical while respecting the challenges of change and seeking its rewards.
Throughout her career, Laura has pursued opportunities where she could make an impact on people and organizations. After a decade of systems and management consulting in the US and Europe, she joined Katzenbach Partners, working with clients to realize their strategic goals through shifts in organizational capabilities and structure. Thus began her passion for developing leaders and organizations. A ‘helper’ at heart, Laura left to join Spencer Stuart, where she led professional development initiatives focused on personal effectiveness. Her work supported colleagues in achieving their potential in the areas of leadership, executive presence and business development.
Laura’s breadth of experience has included memorable moments such as practicing Aikido with client teams during the launch of the UK’s first virtual bank, riding with industrial waste engineers throughout Texas to identify and train on top performers’ behaviors, and, for a CPG leadership team, facilitating a Teams Effectiveness workshop that included a traditional Maasai barbecue in Kenya. She draws on these and many other experiences to help clients clarify issues, establish realistic goals and develop a pragmatic approach to resolving them.
Laura lives in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter and dog where she plays an active role in the school community and is in constant pursuit of the perfect workout and the perfect meal, at home and away.