Life and Leadership Coach
Laura helps career-driven women who dare to have it all set the stage for a powerful next transition.
Whether it’s birth, a new job, new parenthood, successful reintegration into a career, a bold life, or relationship pivot, it can be done without all the set-backs and the trade-offs we fear.
Laura lives in Rochester, New York where it is an honor to lead from the rule book of life written by my 6 yr old daughter, Eloise, to dance endlessly with my 4 yr old son, Emory, and pave the way for their futures partnering with my nature-loving, pro disc golf player of a husband, Jeremy.
I can be found singing at the top of my lungs, braiding hair, moving furniture around (with your consent), pointing out hawks I see flying above, or the first fallen leaf of autumn. I’m an artist with words and movement and I love language and dance. I adore the messiness and creativity of humanity, and wondering about it all!
I am a Synesthete! Synesthesia is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. The way it occurs for me is called Color Grapheme Syneasthesia, which means that ever since I can remember, all alphabet letters, numbers, days of the week, and months have a color assigned to them. It’s become something I regard as a creative gift, and something most people never learn about me!
On my bucket list:
See the Northern lights while sailing the Norwegian fjords and taking a romantic dog sled ride under the Scandinavian star-filled sky!
There is no excel sheet or time management tool for Motherhood. Without clarity, courage, and community we can live for years trading our energy, presence and joy in one area for overwhelm, distraction, or absence in another.
Motherhood will feel like it’s all about trade-offs without the right infusion of three foundational practices that you must intentionally engage with: Flow, Surrender, and Support, each of which I explore in my Motherhood & Leadership Workbook.
- 10+ years in global training environments, including corporate for profit companies and international non-profits
- Mentor Coach and Leader at Accomplishment Coaching
- Co-facilitator UNBOUNDED Mastermind
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation
- Accomplishment Coaching Certified Coach
- Certified Holistic Postpartum & Birth Doula, The Matrona Foundation
- Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
- Leadership: Business & Career Development, Relationship & Team-building, Intercultural Impact Awareness
- Motherhood as a pathway for personal / spiritual growth: For aspiring mothers, new mothers, and women reclaiming their lives in service of powerful motherhood
- Menstrual Cycle Awareness
- Curriculum & Program Design
Accreditations / Degrees
- MA in International Education
- Curriculum Design & Assessment
Laura not only helped me navigate an incredibly difficult and vulnerable moment in my life, she showed me how to conceive of a future full of possibility, and then handed me the tools and taught me the skills to create it for myself. She showed me how to find the courage to confront things that make me uncomfortable, to trust myself to find my own way, and how to discover my own limiting beliefs – and then turn them on their head to open my life to new possibilities. I use all these skills every single day. Our work fundamentally changed the way I approach my life, and relate to the world. - Allyson L., New York
I worked with Laura for a year, and she was life changing in every capacity. Because I was so angry at the world, my anger often turned on Laura, and she never flinched. She held space for the most untransformed parts of me, and helped me to see how that was just my way of doing life, and it didn't matter if it was her or someone else showing up, I was going to respond to them with anger. Once Laura helped me see that, the world was my oyster. With her support, I released myself of such deep anger and hurt, and in doing so, I learned how to feel like I've never felt before. My ability to love grew exponentially. My ability to listen, to express compassion, to understand others...all of it grew, and then it all deepened. I'm endlessly appreciative to Laura for the gifts she gave me. - Tiffany Turner, California
Laura is so amazing to work with! She streamlines about 3 months of my own work in a one hour collaborative session with her. I came to her confused and curious, questioning my goals. Laura asks the right questions and is gentle and so easy to work with. I love her style. I now have goals and have found my path to follow through on them by working with Laura because we were able to openly discuss things that I thought would take me longer to achieve. But she knows what to ask from the get go and is not only so much fun to work with, but brings a very powerful energy! Thank you! - Jessica K., Connecticut