Laurie went above & beyond to help with our 2020 West High senior online event/webpage by creating a video personalized for our students. We used her contribution as our highlighted top video! She was in constant contact & so helpful, inspirational, and accommodating despite our lack of funding. We will definitely be communicating with her in the future & have already sent recommendations to others for possible endeavors! Thanks so much, Laurie!
As a speaker, Laurie is funny, pragmatic, engaging, and instantly connects with your audience. Audience members walk away with practical tools that they can use immediately back in the workplace, and in life. And meeting planners and conference producers love the ease of working with her. Laurie does her homework on your audience and your event and customizes her message to them.
Here's a little more about Laurie's background:
Laurie is CEO of Aligned at Work® in Scottsdale, AZ. Having spent 35+ years developing people in corporate environments, Laurie discovered ways to engage team members, build trust quickly, and align them with goals to create happy and high performing workplaces.
Laurie is the creator of the Aligned at Work® Model, which combines the Elements of Vocation, Relationships, Finances, Wellbeing, and Spirit into an integrated work/life model that brings humanity into the workplace. She identified these elements in the thousands of leaders and team members with whom she worked as a leadership and organization development expert across industries. Her book “Aligned Workplaces: Integrating Life and Work – A Practical Guide for Leaders and Teams” walks team members through the model, then provides helpful Team Leader Guides for running meetings about the 5 Elements.
Her Aligned at Work® Model for Leaders and Companies takes the work further, so leaders can understand how their own actions create either positive or toxic workplaces. The Model's Guiding Principles include Honor People, Create a Healthy and Safe Environment, Align Positions and People, and demonstrate Do as I Do Leadership, all surrounded by Serving a Greater Purpose. Leaders find that her prompts for doing the work day by day are practical and fit into their busy lives.
Audiences rate Laurie an average of 4.75 out of 5, and here's what others say about her:
“Many of your ideas reinforced my thoughts about workplace culture and mentoring. Thanks for being a thought leader and giving voice to a more human workplace."
- Sr Leader, Investment Banking
"When Laurie speaks, she connects with any size and level of audience, pulling them in with stories, statistics, and stage presence. A thought leader on all things leadership and workplace, she walks the talk."
- Brenda Allen, CTA, Senior Partner & Meeting Planner at All Points Meetings and Incentives, LLC
"In both the large and smaller interactive group settings, Laurie's expertise in workplace and leadership topics, ability to engage an audience, and train other facilitators was very evident and really resonated with our audience of leaders."
- Wes Ehrecke, President & CEO, Iowa Gaming Association
“I worked with Laurie for years and one of the things I know about her is that she has a way of building trust in a room and when she does that it really helps to facilitate conversation, all the participants always feel that they can speak authentically.
- Jonathan Kenger, Vice President, Fortune 50 Bank
“She pulls people out, she brings them in, she makes them comfortable and I think that's critical to learning.”
- Michelle Dietrich, Vice President, Fortune 50 Bank