Laura delivers well-honed wisdom and catalytic perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic landscapes. She does this with humorous and spirited honesty shaped from her viewpoint as an entrepreneur, motivator, instigator, and provocateur.

You Decide What Happens Next

While you are so busy trying to meet everyone else's expectations of you and how you should live your life, do you ever stop to

Oprah Winfrey and My Dream-mare

Today I had a rude awakening morning. You’ve had these mornings, too. They are the ones where you are thrashing about in one of those

Women, Stop Being So Nice

Ladies, I beg of you, stop being so nice. (Not a political post, just a political setting.) At the end of the Democratic debate last

A Mike Drop Moment

I dedicated my book, Limitless, to one of my mentors, Arnie Miller, who taught me to bring everything I am to everything I do. ⁣⁣

Climb Your Everest

This past weekend I climbed Mt. Stratton 17 times to get to a total of 29,029 feet of accumulated elevation, the height of Mt. Everest.

Falling Down Doesn’t Matter

It’s not the falling down that shows you who you are; it’s the getting up. This morning I woke to a Facebook memory that six

Stop Crushing It

The largest looming threat to the prickly relationship between my advancing dotage and my tenuous hold on good health happens almost daily.  It is the

Help! I Wrote a Self-Help Book

About a month after my book, Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life came out — debuting at

Why I Hated “Lean In”

In 2013, I read Lean In. I wanted to love it. I knew I was supposed to love it. But I didn't. My issue with

The Biggest Question

I speak for a living.  And the biggest question I get when corporations want to bring me in to speak to their audiences is this:

Entrepreneurship isn’t for the Weak

Hustle porn tells us that “Entrepreneurship isn’t for the weak!”  And, it’s true: it’s not.   But it’s also not for the strong either.  Being

Fire the Thief of Joy

“You are strong, for a girl.” “You did well in that class, for someone not so good at math.” “You look nice in that dress,

The Mondayest of all Mondays

The Mondayest of all Mondays is the Monday after vacation. I woke up this morning to that very Monday. But I love Mondays. Really, I

I Love to Fly

I love to fly. Like, I really, really love it. Now, if you’re reading this and you have a serious fear of flying, I’m not

Be The Hero Of Your Story

If you aren’t the hero of your story, it’s just not the right story. I’ve always believed this. But, note that I didn’t say hero

Embrace Your Inner Unicorn

Fun fact: I’m actually a unicorn. Look, you can see it here, revealed in my shadow. What makes me a unicorn? I give a shit.

When I Was Held Back

When I was held back, I didn't know it. It's not abundantly apparent to those of us who believe we are pursuing the right path.