Laura brings over 20 years of business and consulting experience to her role as a senior consultant at the telos institute. Her experience enables her to quickly understand and empathize with the inherently complex leadership and organizational challenges leaders face. She has focused her multi-faceted career on addressing the human factors that affect an organization’s ability to reach its business goals and combines her in-depth knowledge of psychology with her practical business experience. Her expertise centers on conducting powerful one-on-one coaching, aligning executive leadership teams, designing practical yet impactful leader development programs, and superb facilitation.
Laura lends credibility to her coaching role by drawing on her own global executive experiences leading international and domestic teams in the high tech industry and her countless coaching engagements with leaders spanning roles from the C-suite, company founders, HR executives, functional leaders to high potential individuals in the gaming, entertainment, high tech, financial services, medical and retail space.
Laura is passionate about helping leaders and teams thrive even in the most stressful and chaotic environments. She invests deeply in each client to help them lead in a way that brings out the best in themselves and in others. She is most appreciated for her ability to challenge, ask tough questions, listen nonjudgmentally, and provide well-balanced feedback and targeted coaching. She has a unique ability to look through the lenses of both business and people to help leaders optimize their impact.
Laura has a Master of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University where she also developed and taught the I/O Psychology undergraduate curriculum. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Biological Sciences emphasis from University of California at Davis.
She holds several industry recognized certifications including, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI); the FIRO-B; Personnel Decisions Inc. 360 Feedback Process, Development Dimensions International Targeted Selection and Facilitation Skills; Employment Learning Innovations Civil Treatment series; Blessing White, Inc. Master Facilitator for MPG: The Success Connection, Helping Others Succeed, Peer Coaching, Leading Technical Professionals, Influencing Across the Matrix, Leading Out Loud, and Why Should Anyone be Led by You.
Laura is a California native currently living in Southern California with her husband, two boys, two dogs and one fat cat. When she is not helping others, she is playing tennis, reading, and enjoying her family and friends.