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.

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 going to waste your time with tips and tricks, diminish the exquisite immediacy your phobia, or try to negotiate with you about why you are

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 of “the” story.  I said hero of “your” story. You see, I think too often we let someone else’s story play out as our own,

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. And, I don’t just give a shit. I give a metric fuck ton of shit. I’ve always been an all-in kind of girl. I don’t

When You’re “Not Good Enough”

Last week I was told that I’m not good enough.  Twice.   One of those people looked me in the eye and told me that she knew I had work to do, saw my future, believed in me, and sat with me to help me map out how to get there.

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. Let me explain. I'm out in Denver at a conference for people like me who speak for a living. I was at this same conference

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Years ago, I was at a posh little restaurant on the fancy isle of Nantucket.   “You’ve got to get their Big Mac!  It’s the best thing ever! You won’t believe how much it’s just like a real Big Mac!” implored my friend and island host. And it was.  If

How to Deal with Naysayers

In my new bestselling book, Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Life Your Best Life, I implore readers to stop giving votes to those people in their lives who shouldn’t even have voices.  In fact, I believe in this so strongly that it’s literally the very first

The Power of Quiet – Overcoming a Fear of Public Speaking

I'm often asked in the book signing line after I get off stage how I got so comfortable speaking in front of thousands of people, especially when the fear of public speaking surpasses a fear of dying for many. "Speaking in public terrifies me," they'll admit. I would argue that

Consonance Matters at All Ages and Life Stages

It was first obvious during the 2018 Super Bowl when viewers saw something surprising aside from the Eagles beating the Patriots, the ads were different.  Normally funny (and even raunchy) bits made to promote products like beers and cars, the ads in 2018 featured a significant shift to storytelling arcs