Praise for Laura
Andy Simpson, Design and Development Expert
Laura helped me identify my personal strengths and passions, which has helped me clarify my goals, understand where I need help, and avoid some pitfalls I had been constantly stumbling into. After working with Laura, I have a deeper understanding of why I feel strongly about certain things and how that affects the way I think and how I lead. I am able to tune my leadership to what I do best.
I like the way she questions what I say and asks probing questions that bring out potential problems in my thinking. She points out how my personality and past could be clouding my judgment, and she holds me accountable to making progress on things we discuss, whether it is a personal struggle or a goal I have in mind. Laura quickly sees the issues that I grapple with and offers insight that is useful and clear. She provides actionable steps to move forward, and helps me understand why I do what I do and how that could help me get where I want to go.
Laura got me moving on creating my own future, and not waiting for it to fall into my lap.
Anna Marie Eddy, Innovative Process Strategist
I hired Laura because I was interested in learning more about my unique talent and myself. I tend to underestimate my value, skills and talents. I initially anticipated direction on my unique talents and how they applied to RTS. However, by the end of our first call we were taking off into unexpected directions working off of a “rant” about my dreams and aspirations that I imagined to be too extravagant to attain. I now have a business plan, clear direction and am ready to start selling the concept on an idea that I thought wasn’t possible and that I could not clearly articulate.
Discovering my Zone of Genius® has allowed me to believe in me. Understanding that I don’t think and work in the same way as the majority of the population was important for me to understand. Tying my past life experiences to my current role and passions was a unique perspective that I had never explored. I can now articulate my ZOG in an easy to understand language that others can understand.
I am also more likely to say “no” to work outside of my ZOG. I not only understand working within my ZOG is what I love but where I can add the most value to my peers, clients and self. I am seeing the world differently.
The most valuable take-away(s) for me were to personally stop the negative mental chatter, commit and work on ZOG consciously and in a dedicated way, my opinion and perspective matters and is unique. I have also dedicated a tremendous amount of time working on my life goals and ideal job. It has been invigorating, and now feels attainable when in the past it has only felt like a dream. Laura has helped me in so many ways. I love that she is direct and gives me feedback that is in my best interest. She pushes, holds accountable and encourages all while helping me to reach my dreams and be the best that I can be. I have learned how to be a more effective communicator through observing her behavior and I can’t begin to share how much I have learned through her guidance and expertise. The experience has been life changing.
I would recommend this work to someone who is serious about learning about themselves and their ZOG. If you are dedicated to the self-work through this process, Laura’s talent will be leveraged and the potential is unleashed. She is amazing at listening, and reading to understand your real talent and skill. The collaboration will give you insight and direction to living your ZOG not just understanding what it is. With Laura’s support I have conquered a few items in life that I felt were roadblocks – the direction for me to practice doing things that are a little scary but if my first instinct was excitement before the fear and self-doubt took over than I should “go for it”. I have “gone for it” and won more than I have lost. Thank you!
Fred LeFranc, CEO/Founder of Results Thru Strategy
I hired Laura because I wanted to better understand how I view the world, what I bring and how I can be more present and authentic. I was interested in experiencing an outsiders perspective.
The value of getting clarity on my core talent and strength has enabled me to say no to anything that distracts or impedes me from being the best of me I can be at any given time.
In addition I now have a string tie to my inner guide so that I can achieve more with greater certainty, clarity, conviction and resonance with my life’s purpose. Also the process of getting feedback from friends and colleagues helped me understand how I show up to people, what are my best qualities and behaviors I should continue. I would describe the experiences as: Insightful, profound, life-changing.
If someone is interested in stripping away false impressions, connecting with your inner self and manifesting the best one can be, then work with Laura.
Raj Sisodia, Co-founder of Conscious Capitalism Inc, Professor of Global Business at Babson College
The process has given me a greater degree of confidence in the things I can do well and truly excel at. Previously, I felt guilty about not being able to do everything equally well. I now recognize that I am far better served building on my strengths rather than trying to become adequate at things that I will never excel at.
In addition I have a clearer understanding of my unique worldview and strengths, and how I can best leverage them to have a greater positive impact in my life and to effect the kinds of changes I would like to see in the world.
Some of the key takeaways have been a statement of vision, and some powerful ideas for future books. Laura is extremely insightful and thorough; she is able to see patterns and connect dots that were not evident to me.
This has been a very structured but deeply probing journey of introspection. It was challenging, and even a little painful at times, but the overwhelming sense is one of validation and clarity. Laura has the gift of being able to discern the larger picture hiding in all details of an eventful and seemingly random life.
I would urge leaders to do this sooner rather than later so that they can enhance their level of significance and life satisfaction. It is a powerful process that yields immediate and actionable insights, as well as having a transformative long term impact on the trajectory and quality of one’s life.
Raj Sisodia, Founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Raj Sisodia is a FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College. He is also co-founder and co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc.
Paul Conroy, CEO, Dyrdek Enterprises
I hired Laura because I expected to have more consistency when it came to operating at peak performance. I also hoped to redefine the heights of my peak performance.
Working with Laura has made me realize that my ability to make an impact was much more powerful then I expected it to be. Furthermore, it has instilled in me that I need to surround myself with the right high-level of support and have the right processes in place in order to make sure I can operate at peak performance on a more consistent basis without diluting my abilities on tasks that other members of my organization were capable of handling. This in-turn will enable me to make a more powerful and consistent impact.
The most valuable take-away from this process is that I have the ability to effectuate enormous change (for the good) in people and organizations and that should always be the goal. It’s important to not get “sucked in” to the day to day grind of business such that it deters my ability to operate at peak performance”. Regardless of how busy things get, I need to consistently find time to be strategic and focus on pushing for aggressive levels of success.
I would describe the experience with Laura as a total recalibration of how you apply your brain (and your gut) to your business. Laura has the ability to identify and magnify your most powerful talents. Ultimately the process of magnifying these talents will reveal that your talent goes beyond your own perception of what it may be. She then has the ability to reframe your approach to business so you are applying this newly discovered talent in a consistent manner. This ultimately leads to more productivity and a heightened sense of enjoyment from your business. Generally speaking, I am someone who has always strived to love their work. In short, my time spent with Laura has redefined what it means to “love” your work. I don’t think I ever truly understood what that meant until my time spent with Laura.
It was a life-altering experience. I literally see business and life in general differently then I was a prior to working with Laura. No goals in business seems too ambitious for me.
Paul Conroy, CEO Dyrdek Enterprises
Jagannath S Rajagopal, CEO and Founder of NewCo
Laura has an innate ability to suss out what you are about. With me, she was able to latch on to my innate talent and my greatest passion quite easily. Her Zone of Genius® is indeed the ability to see a person’s Zone of Genius®.
I knew I was a big picture person, but prior to talking to Laura, I didnt realize this was my strength and that it would help me succeed. Now that I know this, I can use this in my personal pitches as well as be more proactive in using my ability to build the systems in my company.
In addition to my Zone of Genius®, Laura also helped me with the branding and mission around the same. These are good starting points and have given me the framework for my business strategy that matches my core strength and purpose.
Jagannath S Rajagopal, CEO of NewCo
Beth St. Paul, Sr. Executive in Technology
Not only did Laura successfully define my zone of genius® she helped me understand it and apply it in my career. Like many business professionals, I felt I had a good grasp of my strengths and weaknesses. However after I began working with Laura, I realized there was a large gap in my understanding of those areas of personal ability which allow me to enjoy work, be successful and ultimately enjoy my career more. With Laura’s help I gained a much deeper understanding of these abilities. Having this knowledge I feel will provide me with a foundation to build upon in successfully moving my career forward to a more personally rewarding experiences which aligns with my truest abilities.
The knowledge of my zone of genius® has already impacted my career perspective. By knowing the activities, interactions and environments which I can best perform, I have been able to clearly identify the career path for the 2nd ½ of my career. Previous to my work with Laura, I had experience in 2 distinct career paths. As a result, I was trying to discover which path I should pursue next. By understanding my zone of genius® I am able to connect my key abilities and strengths to the correct path. My work with Laura has allowed me to focus, clarify and identify the correct career path for me to move forward on. It’s been invaluable.
The process of working with Laura is amazing. It’s personal, focused, detailed, thorough and unique. No matter how many personality tests you have taken, Laura’s approach will allow you to clarify and focus on the most important career success factor: “Identifying what you enjoy doing.
Beth St. Paul, Senior Executive
Janice Tanedo Powis, Audiologist
Absolutely Laura identified my Zone of Genius®. After working with Laura, I have so much more CLARITY and confidence. And that is HUGE. Now that I’ve identified my Zone of Genius®, I feel more prepared than ever to share that with the world. To really and truly make an impact, using my core talent and passion.
The process was amazing. The feeling I felt after each session is exactly how I want my patients to feel after a consultation or appointment with me. Laura really listened and she is so perceptive. I am just so blown away by her insight.
The result of having my thought leadership developed has given me a new vision for my impact. I can help change the world of audiology in positive way. Change the way people view hearing loss and hearing aids. Change how we as hearing healthcare professionals motivate the patients we serve. To teach others that hearing loss and hearing aids are nothing to be ashamed of.
Janice Tanedo Powis, Audiologist,
Nina Forrest, Designer
Yes, I feel Laura was able to identify my Zone of Genius®. Laura zeroed in on the creative areas that I am both passionate about and good at. She took different parts of my life story and was able to present back to me a consicive and thorough explanation of what I am best at and what creates endless fulfillment for me. In addition how I could use who I am to market myself more effectively. She also pulled together a story of why I do what I do that was totally me but that I had not thought of before.
I know this will help me be more successful because people resonate to a personal story, especially from an artist. I need to be able to articulate how I got to where I am and why I do what I do instead of just saying “I design jewelry.” And say it convincingly and w/ passion. I know I can do this now.
This process is a wonderful way to analyze the road a person has taken and to discover whether they are really in their Zone of Genius® or need to go in another direction. For me, it was a confirmation that I am doing exactly what I should be doing.
Nina Forrest, Designer
Sunny Grosso, Culture and Brand Executive, Delivering Happiness
I found the Basic Zone of Genius® session insightful, clarifying and empowering. It accesses information not readily apparent, info buried under experiences, thinking, and society’s input. I knew they were nuggets when Laura pulled them out of my story, but never would have found them in the swirl of ideas in my mind. She had an easy style on our calls that felt much like reconnecting with an old friend. Indeed I was reconnecting with myself, and some old dreams.
Really important to me was the end clarity and followup. How to talk about and apply these new insights in the workplace. To use them to empower myself from good, to great. In the weeks since my sessions I’ve been more focused, calm, and productive at work. I learned I was chasing too many distractions and I have realized that in order to positively impact my team and career that I needed to hone in on my innate talent and use that to excel at work.
Sunny Grosso, Culture and Brand Boss
Rochelle Herring, Vision Strategist
Laura is a genius!
For years, people have said to me things like, You’re all over the place – You need to stick with one thing or I have no idea what you do. I was taking a similar approach to my work all the time but others could not see it. My work felt all tangled up. It was frustrating! When I heard Laura speak at an event, I knew that she was the one who could help me figure this all out.
Her questions were like magic! The questions affirmed some things I knew but un-covered much more that I didn’t know about how my clients perceived the impact of my work. Laura pegged it – I’m a Vision Strategist. I help people bring their vision to life no matter what they are trying to do. Since learning this I have been able to create a signature coaching program, InVision, book speaking engagements and host lots of inspiration parties for women in search of their vision as well as better communicate to potential clients. What Laura does works!
Rochelle Herring, Vision Strategist