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.
We want our lives to matter. We want our love to matter. And, we want our work to matter. But, how can we feel confident that it does? It starts by first figuring out your consonance. So, what is consonance? It’s best explained by one of my favorite stories. Sing
I have a freak flag. And I’m damned proud of it. That wasn’t always the case. I worked hard to fit in, to be like everyone else, to wear the right clothes, get the right jobs, say the right things. And, I was good at it, and it sucked.
I think what makes me different as a speaker is that I have this attitude, this fearless attitude. I know that everybody who's sitting in the audience is just as afraid of screwing up as I am. Everyone that's in the audience listening has the same fears the
Seven years ago, Katherine E. Jacobs and I ate slices of the best dive NYC pizza. Immediately after, we proudly marched ourselves into the chief executive suites at the ACLU to announce it would be a capital idea to put our little search-firm-that-could on retainer. You see, we knew the demographics of
No one said parenting was easy. No one said having a career was either. Being both a parent and a professional creates a constant battle between your head and heart leaving your emotions as the unintended victim. I recently read a friend's Facebook confession of how they were feeling