About

Laurel copyThis blog is dedicated to wondering about leadership. What makes someone a good leader? What transforms in them to make their leadership not just good, but exquisite? What barriers hold them back, and what supports them in moving past those barriers?

One of my greatest joys has been exploring my best self and trusting her to lead my life. The path has been rich and rewarding; there have also been moments of doubt and frustration.

I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Working with leaders gives me the opportunity to make a difference with people who can create the kind of powerful, positive change that will help secure a vibrant, sustainable planet. I am kind, gentle and relentless in my advocacy for the fullest possible expression of each client’s best self.

My coaching journey began over 20 years ago when I realized the only thing I liked about my job in investment banking was the paycheck. Since then, I’ve trained in and worked with a wide variety of behavioral change methodologies and tools. In addition to coaching, my work has included group facilitation, organizational consulting, corporate recruiting and training, merger integration, personal development training, and experiential learning design. I’m a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, and sit on the faculty of an ICF accredited coach training program. I’m a Certified NLP Coach and an NLP Master Practitioner. For many years I taught the Hoffman Quadrinity Process. I have a BA in history and an MBA in finance and organization behavior.

Most of my clients work as technology leaders in Silicon Valley. I live in northern New Mexico with an inspiring and beloved family, including my husband Tim and several four-legged friends. They’re all part of the wondering, and will play meaningful roles in this blog.

 

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