what OUR CLIENTS say
I truly value our partnership with Leadership Strategies International (LSI) over the years. Thanks again for your continued support and contributions to our talent management process.
— Wally Kuhns, HR Vice President, Dexcom
Former HR Vice President, Becton, Dickinson & Co. (formerly CareFusion Corporation)
While many work [in the arena of Human Dynamics], very few are able to capture the essence of what it takes to practice the art with gravitas, sophistication and elegance. Even fewer are able to operate with the authenticity it takes to impress upon people that their best interests are being looked after. Laura is all of this and more. She is the consummate professional in a profession that is complicated, emotional, ambiguous and very fluid.
— David Waggoner, MA, PCC, former Director, Global Organization and Leadership Development Viacom Media Networks
I worked with Laura on both individual coaching for myself as well as [during] a strategic alignment workshop with my department. Laura's insights and guidance helped us achieve a more collaborative and communicative team culture, both within my leadership team [and] across the broader organization. Laura has deep expertise in organizational dynamics and delivers her wisdom with a warm and caring spirit. It was a pleasure working with her; I would recommend her to anyone seeking to hone their leadership skills or solve organizational issues. She is masterful!
— Don Wilcox, TV/SVOD/OTT Leadership, MultiPlatform Marketing, Creative Strategy, Content Programming | Experience includes Microsoft, Sony, NBC, ABC, FOX, PBS
Laura’s approach to team building, organizational development, senior management coaching, and leadership development was extremely effective and very well received by my management team. Her sessions invoked out-of-box thinking and helped my team members create an IS business plan that will be the backbone of our department’s activities for the foreseeable future.
— Nasser Farshchian, former SVP and CIO McJunkin Red Man Corporation Global
Laura worked with our team at The Walt Disney Company during a strategic transition. The great work that came out of her facilitation continued to benefit the team far beyond our time together.
— Sonya Shelton, MCEC, Executive Coach, Leadership & Organization Development Consultant, Professional Speaker & Author
Our team left energized and amazed after the workshop – in one day we made a decision about a business issue we had struggled with for over a year. We quickly learned a model for team innovation and decision-making, and applied it to a perplexing business issue.
— Director Nestlé U.S.A.
I never knew that executive coaching could be so helpful...I'll never be the same again. I now see myself as a leader with compassion who accepts and sees [the] growth of others as a key measurement of success.
— Manager AT&T Wireless
Laura performs flawlessly and personally! She can develop a team, give accurate feedback and help people develop their own capacity.
— Dr. Ann Feyerherm, Professor of Organizational Theory and Management, Associate Dean of Executive Programs Pepperdine University | Graziadio Business School
Laura[’s] change management and management development programs prepared our employees for critical changes as we were about to be divested to Standard Chartered Bank.
— Kathryn McKee, former SVP Human Resources First Interstate Bank Ltd
When asked to lead team-building efforts for our Organization and Leadership Development team at Prudential Healthcare, Laura immediately gained the respect of this very discerning group of professionals and led us through a team-building process to gain deep clarity on our mission, vision, and approach to our work. I highly recommend her.
— Cris Hagen, former Director, Organization Capability Prudential Healthcare
Laura is a trustworthy, highly intelligent, sensitive and authentic communicator who is also a confident and proficient business-minded strategist.
— Dr. Julie Benesh, former Director of Organizational Development Rush University Medical Center
Laura coaches with a natural focus on support and understanding of the nuances of the coaching relationship. I have observed her as a coach and am encouraged to know she is advancing the role of ‘coach’ in the organization to the level it deserves for [the] effective development of future leaders.
— Dr. Leslie Knowlton, former Senior Leadership Coach Right Management
[While] helping Varco develop the SMART (Supervisory, Management and Resource Training) culture change program, [Lauara] quickly transformed from a consultant to a full-fledged member of the team. [She] became a leader within the team, encouraging [members] to go for the best and to realize their full potential. [Her] drive and determination got us through the toughest spots, kept us on track, and allowed us to deliver a first-class program ahead of schedule.
— Michael W. Sutherlin, former Vice President NOV (formerly Varco International Inc.)