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.

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. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Why? Because it’s not just about not getting it wrong. We have to make sure we are getting it right. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ He was

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. “What, LGO, that’s crazy! How did I not even know you were doing this? I’d think you’d be posting about training and preparation and such...”

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 moment when some young whippersnapper tells me about his hopes and dreams, and I come perilously close to having a heart attack whilst going into

Let Go of What You Can’t Control

When I was pregnant with my first son, I had a birth plan. It was a beautiful birth plan. And, I was a fool. No, I wasn’t a fool for having a plan, for envisioning what would feel consonant to me, or for imagining that moment when I pushed out

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 #2 on the Washington Post Bestseller list right behind Michelle Obama’s Becoming — I had a crushing realization: I wrote a self-help book.   I

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 Lean In wasn't the enormous amounts of privilege that Sheryl Sandberg used to achieve success. Hell, I did the same thing, albeit with a few

The Biggest Question I Get Asked

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: “When you get on stage and tell all of my people to go live their best lives, won’t they all quit?”   Well, the answer

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 single-focused, blindered, unwavering won’t get you far.  Or, at least it won’t keep you there when it does.   As a serial entrepreneur and life-long