Laurie, the Director of Executive Coaching, was destined to become a speech coach. In fact, her high school yearbook foretold that she would be a “future speech expert.” Laurie has a passion for applying her talents to coaching individuals and teams to achieve communication success in the business world. Laurie feels that who she is and her role as a coach are inseparable.
Laurie understands that there’s a real – and proven – association between communication excellence and career success. She has a nationwide reputation as a trainer and coach, with a focus in presentation skills, one-on-one executive coaching, leadership training, conference coaching, and facilitation skills.
What sets Laurie apart? Her ability to recognize and prioritize a client’s needs allows her to develop and implement a customized, results-driven plan to achieve her client’s goals.
Laurie is the author of Smart Speaking, He and She Talk, Speech Gems and a frequent guest on radio and television, and has appeared on Oprah and The Today Show, as well as contributing to magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, Ladies Home Journal, and Women’s Health. Laurie serves on the board of National Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) and her children’s book, Twenty Twinkling Stars, is a fundraiser for them.
She’s also a popular and well-known speaker, giving a humorous , interactive delivery for conventions and organizations, ranging from Women in Financial Services to The Healthcare Business Women’s Association.
Prior to becoming a Senior Coaching Partner at The Speech Improvement Company, Laurie was a clinical instructor at Northeastern University. She was responsible for training students to become speech and language pathologists at the graduate level.
Laurie also founded the Fear of Speaking Association in 1989 and co-founded electionspeakers.com in 2008.
Laurie earned her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology from Rutgers University in New Jersey and her graduate degree from Columbia University in New York. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member of the Speech Communication Association.
YEARS on the coaching team at TSIC
TV SHOWS, including Oprah and the Today Show, to talk about her book, Smart Speaking
BOOKS published – Smart Speaking, He and She Talk, and Speech Gems, and a children’s book called Twenty Twinkling Starts