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 think that you get to decide what happens next? When the millennium turned, my husband Jon and I were at a party in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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 nightmares that hides as a dream, and then suddenly -- bam! -- you bolt upright in your bed, blinking away the sleep, trying to piece

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 night, Judy Woodruff asked the candidates if there was a candidate on the stage to whom they'd give a gift, or from whom they'd ask

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