About Laura Gassner Otting

Laura Gassner Otting inspires people to push past the doubt and indecision that keep great ideas in limbo because her presentations make listeners think bigger and accept greater challenges that reach beyond their limited scope of belief. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective generated by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, as well as philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to find their voice, and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges. She leads them to seek new ways of leading, managing and mentoring others.

Memorial Day

“We should get an American flag for our house,” I woke up yesterday morning and turned to my husband and said. “Why? Why now all of a sudden?” he replied. I had a hard time putting it into words, but I am feeling rather patriotic these days. I’m not feeling proud of our country, or

2020-05-25T12:30:30-04:00By |Blog|

One Percent Better

During a visit to NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration space center in 1962, President John F. Kennedy noticed a janitor carrying a broom. He interrupted his tour, walked over to the man, and said, "Hi, I'm Jack Kennedy. What are you doing?" "Well, Mr. President," the janitor responded, "I'm helping put a

2020-05-20T09:53:25-04:00By |Podcasts|

Give The World Your Message

The world needs your message. It's been eight weeks of quarantine, eight weeks of completely re-branding and re-inventing myself professionally, eight weeks of being smacked in the face on a daily basis with my complete and utter incompetence. Every day a new lesson. Every day a new discovery. Every day a new failure. Every day

2020-05-13T11:45:09-04:00By |Blog|

Does Your Inner Circle Hold You Back?

Jim Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you keep closest to you.”  I believe that to be true.  And, it’s not just me; studies have shown that people with overweight friends are 57% more likely to become overweight.   And, in fact, proximity doesn’t make a difference here.  The way

2020-05-13T11:44:57-04:00By |Blog|